Like most millennial podcast hosts, we met at work. We often got in trouble for talking to each other so we did the next logical thing and decided to channel that energy into some productive talking and start a podcast. But what do we talk about?
Our original concept went through many revisions, but none of them felt completely right. Either it already existed, it would become dated too fast or it just didn’t feel like us. Then one night, we asked a friend of ours if she wanted to go see a Fleetwood Mac cover band when they came through town. And she didn’t know who Fleetwood Mac was. And we were shocked, because we both had grown up listening to classic rock bands. So, we knew what our podcast topic would be.
Since then, we have told the story of a new artist or band in each episode. We weren’t alive during the glory days of most of these artists, but we hope to give a fresh perspective from fans who genuinely love rock music.
The goal of She Will Rock You has always been to educate our listeners. Whether that is about a classic rock artist or a new and emerging artist. We want to help promote new rock artists, especially those who are women or minorities. Rock and roll is not dead, and we aim to do everything that we can to spread the love.
Bethanne Tarpley is a former emo/scene connoisseur hailing from New York. Growing up right between New York City and Bethel Woods, home of the original Woodstock Music Festival, she had the opportunity to be part of both the emerging hardcore scene as well as build an appreciation for 60’s and 70’s rock pioneers such as Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Elton John, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jimi Hendrix, etc.
Bethanne handles all audio production and design for the podcast. She also is a musician/songwriter herself and draws inspiration from an eclectic group of rock heroes. In her spare time, you can find her visiting local breweries with her husband, Josh, and friends (pre-covid), taking unnecessary photos of her dogs, Mia and Rhodey for instagram, and crocheting mismatched blankets while watching Ru Paul’s Drag Race.
Leah Jones lived her first life as a theatre kid growing up in Lynchburg, Virginia and was raised by two children of the 80s. Because of this, she loves everything glitter, spandex and hairspray. This means her influences hail from the 70s and 80s and include Slade, Queen, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, David Bowie and the like. She probably mentions The Struts on the podcast to the point of annoyance, but it’s fine.
Leah handles all front-end relations and social media for the podcast, and is probably the one you hear from if you email us. When she’s not podcasting, she can be found either off running in the woods (don’t ask) or snuggling on the couch with an assortment of her 5 pets and possibly her husband, Zach.