Aubrey & Russell Burchell from American Idol. This live interview brings insight into this great father daughter duo. Plenty of great information and music from them. Check it out!
Aubrey & Russell Burchell from American Idol. This live interview brings insight into this great father daughter duo. Plenty of great information and music from them. Check it out!
California girl Analise, is a true triple threat. She is gifted in all areas of entertainment, excelling in acting and singing. Acting, Analise can hold her own with the best of them on stage or on the big screen. When it comes to singing, she has the power to take on even the biggest songs, with control of a seasoned veteran twice her age. The sky is the limit for Analise.
It was in the age range of three to seven that Analise and her parents began to see her talents come to light. She would sing along with musicals like Phantom of the Opera, Orphan Annie, The Sound of Music, and Disney’s – Princess sing alongs. This is when her mom noticed she had a great voice. At age seven Analise’s mom put her in a performing arts school (LAMusART). “I auditioned for one of their musicals and got the role of Chip in Beauty and the Beast and that’s how I started acting too” says Analise. And she says, she’s had many great people who have helped to inspire her journey. “My biggest idol is Mariah Carey because to me her voice is the best and I like her acting too” says Analise. Other singers and actors include, Demi Lovato, Zendaya, and Selena Gomez.
Over a short period, Analise’s acting resume has grown very well, continuing to add to it on a regular basis . She has landed a role in a couple of short films, The Return where she payed the daughter of a family and Tie The Knot where she was a naughty school kid. Some other projects include, Food Network Stars, The Westbrooks and Blackish. When it comes to theater Analise is no stranger to lead roles. Some of these include, Rumpelstiltskin as Laura, Shakespeare’s Hamlet as Ofelia, and A Christmas Toy Story as Holly.
One of Analise’s more recent accomplishments was landing a role in Disney’s fantasy film, A Wrinkle In Time. A Wrinkle In Time is about a shy girl named Meg who losses her father in one of his time machine experiments. Meg goes through a fantasy adventure to the universe to find him. “For me being in this movie was one of the best experiences ever” says Analise. She played the role of Veronica’s friend which was one of the bullies to Meg. Analise said, “Playing a bully was something I never imagined I could do, but I kept telling myself it’s all just acting”. In this movie she was able to work with some talented stars, Rowan Blanchard and Storm Reid. This project also gave her a spot in People Magazine.
When it comes to singing, Analise has landed on many major networks. “I’ve done many solo performances for Univision 34, Estrella TV, Telemundo, Asteca TV, HBO, ABC7, and CBS2/KCAL9. Since I was 8 years old, I’ve been receiving many invitations to perform at special events and Fundraiser Benefits” says Analise. She has performed over 250 solo performances on stage. She has found herself in many venues as well, The Joint, The Mint, The Cap, The Avalon, The Catalina Bar, The Gaslamp, Los Angeles Convention Center and so many more. She is also the official National Anthem sing for the National Arthritis Walk held every year at the Angels Stadium.
In February 2016, Analise auditioned for the Princess Project which is a five girl pop group where they sing, act and dance. With no surprise Analise made it into the group in June 2016. This is where she met her mentor Mandy Rain. She says, Mandy has taught her a lot since they began working together.
A triple threat she may be, but she has now gone beyond. Stand Up comedy can now be added to that growing resume. Analise actually got started in stand-up by accident. She was performing at Leimert Park with ABC7 when a lady named Collette Craan of Standing Tall Kids approached. She thought Analise would make a great comedian. Analise got some training, and she was able to do her stand-up at the Ice House in Pasadena and also, at The Hollywood Improv. “This is just something I did to challenge myself and I loved it” says Analise.
There are kids all around the world who dream of being on Disney and how cool that would be. A young lady living in LA is one of these kids. Kylie Cantrall is a clever and quirky twelve-year-old whose whole existence is primarily based around Disney . Those who follow her on social media knows how true this is. Many people may recognize her on social media as, “Hello Kylie”. If you are one of these people, then you know her obsession. The Disney life is what she was born to live.
Kylie is one of those people who seems to be literally born talented, it all flows through her naturally. She is ridiculously funny, quick witted and extremely smart. Kylie is also a sensational vocalist, certainly one of the best in her age group. This appears to be natural as well. In the interview she said, “I guess you can say I never really started singing, it was just always there. I started recording as early as two years old”. How crazy is that, recording at two! That’s awesome. With her dad being a music producer, singing was in her blood.
Outside of Kylie’s music videos, she performs live as well. She has performed a great deal live, and she says opening up for Post Malone was one of her favorites. “I was only ten, and he was playing a sold out event in Orange County, 5 thousand people! And at first they were like, What’s this little kid doing on stage”, says Kylie. Needless to say, everyone at the sold out show loved her.
Songwriting is another skill she has been showing off, and can be heard in the lyrics in her song, “Shake”. This song was co-written by her along with Dwight Watson and Jeff Hoeppner. This song flows very well and it will get stuck in your head. She said this is a cut loose and have a good time song. Part of the reason she wrote the song, was because of her addiction to chocolate milkshakes. (who isn’t right)
The video for “Shake” is a blast to watch, the choreography is brilliant. The idea for the video came from Kylie along with the director Nayip Ramos. It was all filmed in a warehouse in North Hollywood. She says they went that morning and bought all the plants Home Depot had, shot the video and then returned them. (That’s funny, but clever). Whoever hasn’t seen this video yet needs to check it out, it carries a good Disney vibe. Kids will love it.
Currently, Kylie has four songs recorded and published. She says, she is always working on new material and is in the process of signing her first label deal. For now she cannot say what her new single will be that’s coming out, but she says, “It’s gonna be Hot”! Also she has some pop songs, trap music, and will even be singing in Spanish, a little something for everyone.
Kylie is a huge Disney fan and has been lucky to spend a great deal of her time there. “It feels like a second home” says Kylie. Her Disney dreaming is paying off. Soon there’s an episode of Bizaardvark that will air Kylie will be in. In this episode, Kylie will be playing Tessa, Bernie Shots assistant. “I have some great funny moments joking” says Kylie. Keep an eye out for this episode, you don’t want to miss it.
Being a huge Disney fan she does have some favorites, one of them is, Raven’s Home. One of the reasons Kylie likes this show so much is, one of her friends is on it, Sky Katz. (Sky co-stars on Raven’s Home and prior to that on America’s Got Talent rapping, awesome rapper) Kylie says Sky is one of the coolest people she knows.
TV has already been a big part of her life with her first TV show being at seven years old. Her mom works for a station called, Estrella TV. Her mom helped her to get on one of the dance shows. Since then, she has been on a couple other shows and commercials. “I really love the TV side of entertainment” says Kylie.
Along with music videos, she has also been producing a series called, Hello Kylie. She now has twelve episodes and they are all hilarious. In these episodes she talks about things or people she likes. They are mostly music related and will usually find her singing and dancing to some of her favorite songs. One of her favorites to produce was episode 12, Pentatonix. “I got to cast a bunch of kids my age to play the “Kid Version” of the Pentatonix. We shot that whole Episode in our living room” says Kylie. It was a family production, her and her dad came up with the outline and her mom did the hair and make-up. This episode is a blast to watch.
Even when Kylie is not making videos, she is always doing something that is fun and entertaining. When Kylie was asked what other fun things she likes do, here is what she said: “I have three main passions right now: Watching scary movies, playing “Fortnight” and developing my skills as a “Baby Goat Whisperer”. LOL
People often ask me what its like being a “Goat Whisperer”? I say “it not BahahahahaD. Its’ obvious she is just a blast all the time.
Kylie is well gifted in many areas of entertainment, along with a huge personality. Her creativity and vision is well beyond her years. Watching her videos, her delivery does not appear to be scripted, just all ad-lib. She has the likability factor that will take her a long way in entertainment. However, her natural ability with comedy, dance and singing will launch her career further than Zendaya. Any network could easily create a show around Kylie, it would be a household hit. Keep watching for more great things from Kylie.
Wow! What a great new artist coming up the ranks, Spencer. If you have never seen or heard Spencer, you are truly missing out. He is making a lot of noise and the noise has gotten louder with the release of his new music video, “Whatever”. Spotify unveiled his new single on the Billboard in Times square.
“Whatever”, is a love song about a girl that’s really special. This song has great meaning to Spencer. “There may be other girls you may have occasionally messed around with on and off, but they don’t really matter because you always come back to the perfect girl”, says Spencer. This song would be a great one to dedicate to that special someone letting them know they are truly the perfect person.
The video for “Whatever” brings the story in the song to life, with many special moments throughout. The video was shot all throughout LA wandering about the city. In the making of the video a few scenes they had a large crew involved, but for other shots he ditched the crew. For them to just take off and leave the crew, Spencer felt more of the authenticity that he wanted would be captured. He was correct, the realism is there.
When preparing to shoot the video, Spencer wanted something different that made a statement, he got it. It was decided it would be shot with a cell phone. This was a brilliant idea. This is how these special moments would have been captured by anyone out on the town having fun. It gave it more life. Spencer says, the director GAB3 was the genius behind the video. He also says, he and his manager J, GAB3 collaborated on the original concept, but made up a few scenes as they went along.
Spencer is back in the studio working on more songs. Be on the lookout for more to be released. He also has several live shows coming up and more videos. His fans can follow him on Twitter and Instagram
Inspiring people to be themselves and bring out their true personalities is something he hopes to accomplish. Spencer says, “Life is too short to cover up the real you”.
One of the best things about TV shows and films are the comedians that play in many of them. There’s nothing better than a good laugh. Ciara Wilson is one of these comedians that can spawn one of those laughs. She is gifted in comedy, she can create a laugh from people through movements, facial expressions and verbally.
Ciara started her career at eight years of age in Portland Oregon. Her first roles were voice-overs for Fred Mayer/Kroger grocery stores. She ended up being involved with several commercials in Portland before heading to LA. Once Ciara arrived in LA, her first project would be a co-starring role on, Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger. After this she would go on to be a guest-star on Disney’s Bizaardvark as Vicki “Hot Head” Fuego. Also on Dreamworks TV series “OMG” Ciara is recurring appearing in thirty sketches so far.
The Disney episode of Bizaardvark vs. Hot Head is extremely funny. This show is fun for the audience and fun for Ciara. “Playing Vicki Fuego was one of the most fun and interesting experiences I’ve ever had” said Ciara. Surprisingly, playing the role of a fighter came easily for her. As it turns out, she has had a little training in the martial art style of Taekwondo. “But it was my professional Hip Hop dance career and athleticism that really helped me land the role” said Ciara. This episode is a blast to watch. Some of the faces Ciara makes in her scenes are “classic”, you cannot help but laugh. One of the cool things for Ciara, was the role of a tough and aggressive girl which is totally opposite of who she really is.
In this episode there were a stretch of scenes with “Vicki” breaking several props. There was a cinder block which she punched to pieces and then chopped three wooden shelves in half. One of the funniest scenes was of Vicki pulling a stuffed bunny apart. She started pulling it apart by hand, then pulls its ear off with her teeth, and the look on her face was priceless. Pulling it apart with her teeth was not in the scripted. “On the last take, I decided to take a risk and pull the last ear off with my teeth! Everyone in the room was laughing, and the director decided to keep it in the show” said Ciara.
Dreamworks TV is a bit like home for Ciara with her recurring on “OMG”. She says this has been fun filming and has met many lifelong friends through it. “Sketch comedy is one of my favorite things to do and the OMG sketches were so funny and over the top” said Ciara. Cheerleaders were one of her favorite episodes to film. In this episode Ciara got to play alongside one of her best friends. They played cheerleaders who cheered for people in the worst situations. Some of these situations include, during a science fair, on a first date, babysitting, plus many more.
Her talent as an actress has not been going unnoticed. In the spring of 2017 she won the Young Entertainer Award for Best Guest Starring Actress in a TV series for her role on Bizaardvark. She was also nominated for a Young Entertainer Award for her Dreamworks TV sketches as well as two Young Entertainer Awards for the same roles.
Ciara may have played a mean tough girl on TV, but in real life she has a heart of gold. She is part of, The Children’s Outreach. This organization donates clothes, shoes and toys to kids. When volunteering you get assigned a child to pick out a package for specifically. “We always wonder where exactly our donations are going, so I love how personal the Children’s Outreach is” says Ciara. Her favorite time to volunteer is during Christmas because many of the children come from financial backgrounds that do not allow them to have presents at all. “It’s heartwarming reading about their favorite toys and wish lists and imagining their faces when they receive their packages” said Ciara. She is happy to be able to can make a difference in their lives.
For her fans, she says never be afraid to reach out. “I love love to talk to my supporters about their dreams, passions and favorite things to do” says Ciara. She also says, she responds to comments and direct messages often and its the best way to keep in touch with her. Ciara loves to inspire others.
Canadian superstar Jadyn Rylee strikes again with another smash hit, “Only You”. Only You, is a song that people fell in love with the second it was released. Her new song is one that listeners of all ages can relate to. The story of the song is one of a great friendship telling each other how they feel. The song is touching people in their hearts. Anyone who has a hard time letting a friend, spouse or sibling know how they feel, this is the perfect song to share and express one’s true feelings for the other. The tenderness of the song, the lyrics, leaves no doubt the meaning. Whoever you share this song with, that person will understand fully how you feel about them. It’s in the title, Only You. You cannot listen to “Only You” and not be touched.
Jadyn’s fans have known her as a girl of rock, and fearless. But with the release of her three original songs, everyone has been able to see, there’s more to Jadyn than meets the eye. This is especially true when it comes to, “Only You”. This song allowed Jadyn to showcase her tender side and add a little emotion. According to her fans posts, they love it. To be a great artist and rise to stardom it”s necessary to be versatile, and Jadyn is good at it. Another important aspect of an artist, is to be able to connect with the audience, and Jadyn has proven herself able to do this time and again.
“Only You” features Jadyn’s friend Brayden Ryle. Brayden was also seen in Jadyn’s video Beaches of Tofino, but it”s not his first time in front of a camera or mic. When your dad is multi gold record Curt Ryle, music is going to find it’s way into your system And it did just that with Brayden. Brayden has his own song out called, “Eye On You” and has been received well. It’s a catchy upbeat song with fun lyrics. This song shows off Brayden’s artistry and skill. Now singing together, they are a perfect match.
They both have a strong bond with each other, this is where the sincerity in the song comes from. This bond began right away. About a year ago, Jadyn was introduced to Curt Ryle, which of course led her to meet Brayden. The bond of friendship was instant and has grown unbreakable. As wittiness, they are like a modern day, Bonnie and Clyde with the exception, they are not stealing people’s money, they are stealing their hearts.
During the creation of “Only You”, it was Brayden that had the idea to add the rap. What a genius concept, it went together brilliantly. Jadyn sings with a soothing voice and then in comes Brayden with his rap. It was meant to be, like peanut butter and jelly. Once you listen to the song, you can’t stop listening, you want more. Their individual parts draws you in, and then when they combine, it’s wow! it gives you chills. Excellent song and production, two outstanding artists. Just can’t get any better than that. It would not be surprising to see Brayden and Jadyn together in more upcoming videos.
Jadyn is rising to fame fast. She can be found on countless media outlets, radios, as well as hometown papers. Jadyn’s delivery of songs has captivated people right from the start. Her fan base has grown in a big way. Now it is getting ready to grow even larger. It was recently announced Jadyn has been accepted into the Mini Pop Kids. Mini Pop Kids have concerts all around Toronto. People have grown to love her from around the world through the internet, now they will get to see and meet her in person. Her fans will love her even more, her live performances are incredible.
One of the things that seems to intrigue people when it comes to Jadyn is; when they think they have seen all she can do, she surprises them with something different. With each new video the viewers get to see a whole new and different side to Jadyn. Day after day people tune into her music and cannot get enough. There’s been brilliant artists come out of Canada, like Justin Bieber and Shania Twain. Jadyn however, has the capabilities and the heart to rise above them in the future. What people are witnessing now, is only the beginning.
“Only You” was written by John Castleberry and Jadyn Rylee. It was produced by Curt Ryle of Big Matador Records. Video by Lance Goodman.
Caroline Grace has debuted her new single, “Show Me”, and stealing people’s hearts. Show Me, is a song where she throws her vulnerability out on the table. If her soothing voice doesn’t capture you, her puppy dog eyes in the video will certainly do the trick. She is a true artist to be able to project how vulnerable she can be vocally and then bring it to life on camera. This song could be interpreted in different ways, but anyone looking for a love song for their significant other, this is it. Who could, resist!
This past July, Caroline and Poo Bear (Jason Boyd) got together to record a few singles, and Show Me is one of those singles. She said, Poo Bear had the initial idea, and they built the song from there. This song means a lot to Caroline. “There have been times in my life I have found myself deviating from my own path. Show Me is sort of intro prospective plea to remind myself of who I am and what I stand for, ” she said. She was also saying, “being such a beautiful song, it can be applied to various other circumstances”. Her thoughts are, it can be listened to as a love song between two people, a song about loving oneself, or even a worship song. “That’s the goal in all of my music, to utilize my own vulnerability to relate to other people in any way that I can and let them know that they aren’t alone,” she said.
Throughout the process of writing and producing, “Show Me” she had the great pleasure of working with Poo Bear. Poo Bear (Jason Boyd) recently wrote and produced on Justin Bieber’s entire, Purpose, album. Caroline says working with him was incredible. “When you walk into a room to work with a guy like that, you can’t help but be intimidated. However, his kind, goofy and humble persona quickly snapped that away, and I felt like I was in the studio with my best friend,” she said. She says, his work ethic is so inspiring, you can tell how deep is passion for music goes. She hopes to continue to work with him throughout her career.
Show Me, is a powerful single which she debuted. The song showcases different aspects of her vocals, character, realization, emotion, depth, and of course vulnerability. This gives an insight into what to expect when her first EP is released. Yes that’s right, an EP is being worked on. There will be a variety of songs ranging from acoustic to, very radio pop. She says, the consistency of the EP will be in the lyrics. “The project is a body of work that will very much relate to the place in life I am currently in and experiences I am having,” she said. There will be some great collaborations on the EP, but for now who they are, must remain under wraps. It will be exciting. She says, she wants all of her music to invoke emotion by pouring her heart into every song she records. “I truly believe that if I pour everything I have into my music, the listener will feel something too,” she said.
Caroline had a desire for music since she was a little kid and knew that is what she wanted to do. However, when she started at USC is when she decided to immerse herself into her career wholeheartedly. What a great decision she made, it would have been a shame for the music world to miss out on a great creative talent such as Caroline. Now that the decision was made, and her music being realized, her music will touch millions.
People from all around have been entertained by the antics of Jeffy and Gavin on YouTube. For those who may not know, Jeffy and Gavin are puppets. Gavin Magnus is the creator and mastermind behind the skits that Jeffy and Gavin are seen. Gavin has an unlimited imagination sending these puppets on hilarious adventures. Gavin’s puppets have grown a huge audience and has become well known for his works. His idea for the puppets came from watching SML and Jeff Dunham on YouTube. “It inspired me to create my own puppet, “Gavin puppet” has it’s own unique style and personality, and is obsessed with his hair and clothing” says Gavin. He has a vision of seeing his puppets on TV or the big screen inspiring other children.
One of the aspects of being a great entertainer is having an imagination. Gavin’s imagination began showing itself at the age of three. “I have been an entertainer since about three. Singing, dancing and driving my mother crazy” says Gavin. He would turn on Justin Beiber, put on his mom’s gold necklace and dance on the kitchen table. It is at this time, his creativity for skits came to light. “I have always liked to create my own skits and shows” says Gavin. He is now ten, and working hard for his dream.
Gavin’s ambition to be an entertainer has earned him many projects. He is a series regular on Reckless Juliets where he plays the role of Parker Bennett. Parker is a ten year old who likes to drive his older sister crazy, and a clever smart alec. He also has a diverse sense of humor and full of comedy. “I like playing Parker because I am that way with my older brother Jake” says Gavin.
Another project Gavin has been working on, which the first episode has just aired is called, When Sports Collide. This is a fun show to watch, it’s funny and creative, truly a must see show. There’s been six episodes made so far. It is based on taking two or more sports, combining them to make a new creative sport. You can watch the shows on DreamWorks TV.
Coming out this month will be a Bravo series, Minor Renovations on HGTV. Gavin will be playing alongside Eric Stromer, where he plays a young designer.
His dream is to be a great entertainer, to be on stage, sing and be a versatile actor. “I like drama and comedy. I want to share my talent with the world” says Gavin. Some of his inspiration for acting comes from watch Kevin Hart. Gavin watches his movies over and over, his favorite is Central Intelligence.
Outside of having fun with all of his many projects, he also finds time to have fun at home. Gavin is a gymnast, he has a trampoline which he practices flips. He trains two to three hours a day. He also helps his mom rescue animals, mostly Weimaraners. “We drive sometimes hours away when we get a call from the rescue team. We foster, then give them a home” says Gavin. Just a few things you will find at Gavin’s home would be, 8 snakes, 4 dogs, a gecko and 2 brothers. It would not be a boring visit at his house.
Be sure and catch Gavin in all of his adventures. All of the projects that are currently out, shows how incredible he is. He’s funny, creative and a wonderful entertainer.