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”.
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.
Throughout time, various people have come along and made an imprint in human culture, for instance J.K. Rowling, Ron Howard, and Paul McCartney. What has set these people apart from many others is, they are visionary’s. People like J.K., Ron and Paul are dreamers who look beyond the obvious, and creates something that impacts people. Sam is one of these people who has the ability to see things differently, and create something that those who listen, can find themselves being part of his story.
Sam’s ability to create began showing itself at an early age. At just two years old, Sam would play a toy guitar and make up songs. When he turned eight years old he began performing for others. It was his guitar teacher who invited him to his first performance, which was a songwriters circle.
Big dreamers often demand big audiences, well Sam got just that. He got to perform a song at a NY Knicks halftime show at Madison Square Garden. Of course this was a favorite of his. “I had never played to an audience anywhere that size and it was very exciting” says Sam. Another performance that has become one of his favorite shows was at a gala for Stuttering Association for the Young. For this gala, Sam was asked to write a song just for it. “This was the first time I had to write a song on demand. I remember the songwriting process leading up to this gig well; getting ideas, scrapping them, forming melodies, until finally coming up with a song I thought was good” says Sam. For this performance, he was accompanied by a professional band, which he really enjoyed.
The creativity Sam has as a songwriter has started to catch the attention of various people in the industry. He was an American Songwriting Magazine Daily Discovery and an American Songwriting Awards nominee for his song, Without a Rhyme. Also a weekly independent chart in the UK called, Fabchart has picked up several of his songs.
Unlike most new artists, Sam doesn’t generally perform many cover songs, but he does like to learn them, mostly the instrumentals. However his favorite artist is Wilco. “I like them because of how memorable and unique each of their songs are” says Sam. Another favorite band of his is, Avett Brothers. He says their songs are very catchy and musically interesting, especially their album I and Love and You.
Getting out and performing to showcase the songs he has written, is something he loves. Sam says he likes to see the feedback his songs get. “It is also fun to play numerous songs as a set, bringing together different projects that I’ve been working on” says Sam. He also says, it is interesting seeing what the environment and location of each performance is, and who is attending.
Sam’s dream is to always do something involved in storytelling and fiction. It doesn’t matter if it is through writing songs, writing stories or film-making. “I am fascinated by fiction; how one thought can create a whole universe, how one sentence that anyone can write can create characters and settings. I always want to be involved with stories” Sam says. He wants to harness his creative energy and always study , create, and experience fiction.
To master the art of songwriting a person needs creativity and imagination to bring the story that is in a lyrics alive. These skills along with many others can be found in the songs Sam writes. He officially started writing songs at the age of six, he is now fourteen with sixteen songs complete. One of the songs he loves is, Without a Rhyme. He remembers the writing process and creation of the video very well. “I wrote it while I was at a creative writing camp and the process and place I was in, was very special” says Sam. The music video for this was his first and has gotten the most attention. In four of his songs he adds harmonica and this gives a great flavor to them. His latest song, Everlasting Oak, he has combined the guitar and harmonica which brings back to life an old era from Neil Young and Bob Dylan. Sam felt this was the perfect song to add the harmonica. The guitar he used can be seen by another icon who used one like it, his name, Buck Owens. “The guitar I play in that song was a gift I received that came from the collection of my favorite musician Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. It’s a 1969 Buck Owens American guitar and using the harmonica just felt perfect with this song and guitar” says Sam.
Creativity and imagination is not only needed in writing a song, but also, to inspire ideas. When he was younger, he said he would just pick up the guitar and start singing, and that would be the song. As he got older, his ideas came from books he was reading or more often, a theme he is interested in. “For Everlasting Oak, I thought trees and forests had a lot of great imagery and potential for thoughtful lyrics” Sam says. He also says, he likes to write his lyrics as poetry, and strive to make the audience think. “I don’t just say the theme straight out, or tell the story in a very literal way” says Sam. He likes to weave a more complex tale that will leave the listener making his or her own interpretations for it. It is songs written like this, that stick with him.
As of right now, he doesn’t have any up coming gigs to attend, however he is starting high school this fall. During the summers is when he works on all of his passions that he doesn’t have time for during the school year. “I was lucky that I got to attend amazing programs this summer for film-making, creative writing and music” says Sam. He also self published his first book in a fantasy series that he has been writing for two years. He hopes to publish the second this fall.
Somewhere inside of Sam lies sort of a lake of creativeness that is growing deeper by the day. It is being fed by many tributaries of imagination, wonder, fiction and reality. It is felt in what he creates, that this is not just what he does, but who he “is”. He is the modern day Bob Dylan, much of who Bob was, can be felt in Sam’s music as well. Sam is not just an artist, he is a visionary. He looks at things at different angles, not just straight ahead like most. The stories that he tells are not empty, they are full of substance. The music he creates is what music was meant to be. This is only the beginning. Where will his name be in the future? Beside Ron, J.K., Bob, and Neil, could very well be!
Erin Reese, a multi-talent who is quickly gaining popularity through her many talents. Erin has been involved in acting and modeling for quite sometime. Some of her print and commercial work include, Disney and Party City. However most people will recognize Erin as the school girl in Dolly Parton’s movie, Coat Of Many Colors and then again in, Christmas Of Many Colors; Circle Of Love playing, the school girl and Shepard. Now, Erin is making her own way in music with her newly released recording and video of Kelsea Ballrini’s Peter Pan. It can be easily heard where her true roots lie, “country”. Without doubt she will own the airwaves very soon.
Erin first got hooked on performing when she was just six years old. When she was six, she was cast in a children’s theater production as a Hoo in Suesical. This, is what started it all.
Up until this past year, performing live was mostly done as a dancer and in theater. Now that she has added singing to her resume, she can be found at open mics entertaining the audiences. She loves singing, and being on stage. “I think what I like most is just being on stage you’re nervous, but excited at the same time” Erin says. Entertaining people when on stage is what it is all about, but she does like the attention too. “Not going to lie I do like the spotlight, its fun expressing myself to audiences” says Erin. Being a multi-talented entertainer, Erin will capture people from all corners.
Erin is a huge country music fan, and gravitates to that genre of music when performing herself. She is a huge fan of Carrie Underwood, and has lately become obsessed with Raelynn’s new album, Whitehorse. Country music is what Erin sees herself pursuing. Her sound and storytelling abilities will take her a long way in country.
Her dream is to inspire people. “I want my music to tell a story that audiences relate to and enjoy” Erin says. She also goes on to say, “that’s what I love about music I listen to”.
Currently she has been out performing cover songs, but that is soon about to change. Erin has co-written her first original called, Right Where I Belong with Xander James. It is a song that tells her story. It’s about her journey so far and being grateful. She says, her heart and soul goes to her one year old niece Makenna. Erin says she will probably write a song about her in the near future. It is easy to see, that Erin’s heart is in the right place.
Erin has some great things coming up to keep an eye on. She is working on some new covers for local events, but she is most excited about getting in the studio for her original song. She will also be joining the Orange County Fair on July 15, be sure and catch her there.
In general, Erin is a down home country girl. She loves to spend time with her family, it makes her happy. When it comes to the outdoors she is all in, fishing, boating, hunting and the beach. Very well rounded, down to earth girl with a big career. Her personality is going to win the hearts of millions. It will not be long before her extreme talents land her on a sitcom or major film soon. This girl is one to watch out for.
The world recently feel in love with a young man from the UK with a grand voice when Little Big Shots aired Reuben de Maid. Reuben became an instant star on the Little Big Shots stage singing Jenifer Hudson’s song, You’re Gonna Love Me. He belted the song out with a voice that filled the room. When the song ended the entire audience was on their feet screaming in delight and amazement. The passion and emotion that comes through a song when he sings, he gives every word meaning. What Reuben does with music is, touch people. On Little Big Shots he did just that, he touched the TV audience as well as those at home. After the performance, his interview with Steve Harvey showed he didn’t have just a grand voice, but a grand personality as well. Everyone simply feel in love him as a person and singer.
Coming to LA and being part of Little Big Shots was a huge adventure for Reuben. He loved the experience of being on the show and talking with Steve Harvey. “Steve Harvey is so funny I love him” says Reuben. He also says that it was the best experience of his life. “I’m also in love with LA and if I could live there I would” says Reuben. It was evident listening to Reuben talk, he was having the time of his life. Also during the interview it became clear. he and his family are close, as well as having much humor.
According to the interview Reuben had with Steve Harvey, it all started when he was given a karaoke machine. He apparently sang so much that his sister locked the door because she was tired of hearing him. She may have gotten tired of listening to him, but his determination and love of singing, is what has brought him to the attention of the world. This beginning didn’t only land him on Little Big Shots, but also the Ellen show, Good Morning Britain and many more.
Reuben has appeared on many television shows, but it was Wales and the communities near by who experienced him first. He was nine years old when he started performing at competitions and charity events in Swansea. His very first performance was his favorite because he had tried to perform, but always backed out because of nerves. “When I did it for the first time, I had the most amazing feeling that it was where I was meant to be” says Reuben. Two years ago he won a singing competition in Wales called, Welsh Factor. “It was a brilliant experience” Reuben says. With a well tuned and controlled voice that Reuben has, there will be many awards to come his way throughout his career.
Performing is what he has come to love. The feeling he gets when performing is amazing. “I love making people happy, seeing the audience smile, cry and laugh is the best feeling in the world” says Reuben. Performing is a way for him to express himself. He loves it so much, that his ultimate goal is to become a recording artist and have his own makeup brand.
A creative singer such as Reuben, his music becomes art and Reuben feels the same when it comes to makeup. For him makeup is not just painting your face or hiding something, it is art. Looking through his pictures online what he does with makeup is, perfection.
Reuben has some great things coming up, he will be appearing on Little Big Shots in Britain which he is excited about. He is also starting his own online makeup tutorials as well as many things planned for his singing and charity work.
After asking Reuben what he would like people to know about him, here is what he had to say. “I think I would like people most to know that I am sassy and kind, makeup obsessed professional singer artist with a very mischievous streak”.
His sister may have locked the door to keep from hearing him, but you can bet she really loves him just like everyone else. The television shows he has been on is part of his journey to stardom. At just twelve years old and able to control his voice with such precision is remarkable. When someone gets on stage to perform, and that person is able to touch the audience in the heart, that performer becomes an artist. That is what Reuben is, an artist. He puts so much character, emotion and passion into what he does, that he moves people. He has the power in his voice to control the emotions and feeling of his audience. There’s no denying the love he has for his craft and there’s no denying the love people have for him.
Social media has played a role in launching musical careers worldwide for years. And now, it has helped bring the world’s attention to another great musical entity. This entity is Clarice Cute, she is Indonesia’s rising star. It has only been approximately two years since Clarice launched her first singing video on YouTube singing, See You Again from Charlie Puth. People immediately began falling in love with her leading her to gain huge numbers of fans and viewers. Clarice is a remarkable singer, but without doubt it is her vibrant personality that shines through drawing people in. No matter what she sings or talks about she radiates a warmth that brings happiness to people. It is like when she begins to sing, the clouds in the sky break, allowing the sun to shine making the day brighter. Clarice is a ray of sunshine, and a brilliant singer.
Ten year old Clarice is quickly becoming known the world over. Some of the views she is receiving are in the millions. To think, it all started with an upload to YouTube two years ago. After the first was launched, she opened a Instagram account and added a couple more singing videos. These videos soon gained a large number of viewers with a great response from the public. Within a short period of time, she became a trending topic in a couple of the social media outlets. From this everything began.
It was these videos that supplied her with an offer to sing publicly for the first time, it was for an insurance company. The insurance company was promoting a new product for children’s insurance. The performance took place at a large stadium called, GBK Senayan. This was the first public performance for Clarice, but not the last. She now performs at many different locations. As long as she sings somewhere, she is happy.
Television is where many of her performances take place. Mostly she has been a guest on a music show or talk show. Clarice has also been performing at national events. She has sang for the wife of Indonesia’s vice president on Mother’s Day and Indonesia’s National Chinese New Year in 2016.
Performing is a way for Clarice to express herself. She dreams to perform throughout her life, becoming and international artist. “I would like to be known as a proper singer with a decent voice” says Clarice. When it comes to her voice, she is gifted. She has a wonderful tone as well as being a very technical singer. Everything she sings is clear and clean.
Clarice’s music talents were inherited through her dad who is a music producer. He produces many artists and through time, Clarice has met and heard a lot of these people. All of this lit the flame for her wanting to be a professional singer. “At first my dad had doubts about my singing talent, but after seeing the good response from many people, he asked if I was serious about being a professional singer. When I said yes, then my dad started teaching me singing techniques” says Clarice. Her dad then explained to her that being a professional singer has consequences. He set up her first task, to see if she really was serious. She was to be a guest star on a TV morning show. Clarice had to get up at 3am to go to the TV station, once there she had rehearsal with the house band, then makeup and hair, and performing at 6am. After this her dad believed in her and began producing her first EP.
Clarice’s EP has been produced with five original songs, but it has not stopped there. Now Clarice is with Sony Music and has released a single called, Masa Kecilku (My Childhood). This song is about a kid who looks back on her childhood, where she was very happy and full of unforgettable moments. Clarice is now working on her second single with Sony and they are hoping for its release in May or June.
Singing is a huge part of Clarice’s life, but there’s much more to her than only singing. Modeling is part of her as well. She has been a photo model for the past two years. Most of her modeling projects have been for Rococo which is a distributor of Michael Kors, Oscar De La Renta, Stuart Weitzman and Milly Minis for Indonesia. “I think modeling and photo model is fun” says Clarice. She is perfect for modeling. She is very poised, her skin and hair are perfect. Clarice is much like Taylor Swift, there’s nothing out of place well composed. A beautiful and stunning girl.
On Clarice’s social media fans can find several types of videos, not only singing. According to Istagram her fans range from 13 to 34 year old largely female. She adds different videos to hopefully appeal to her fans. For kids like herself, she has videos about Squishy. Sometimes she will have vlogs when she visits another city for a performance, or going on holiday. Clarice appreciates her fans and does her best to communicate to them.
The fans of Clarice will get to see her on the big screen very soon. Clarice is getting ready to be in her first movie with MNC group, which is one of the largest corporations in Indonesia. The movie is, Cooking Camp. In this movie she plays one of the contestants. Acting is something that is completely new to her, but she does find it to be fun. She will be a kid chef in the movie, and because of that, for the past month she has been training with professional chefs to cook different dishes.
So many things are happening for Clarice, being multi talented does have its advantages and rewards. At just tens years old she is just discovering a small part of what she is capable of. Add another tens years to Clarice, she will be sot after worldwide. Everyone will know her name, Clarice Cutie. By the way, it was her dad who gave Clarice her stage name. He says it was because everywhere they would go, people would look at her, smile at her and say “oh you are so cute”. And so, her stage name was born.
Canada has been a hot bed for singers for decades and it’s still cranking them out. Tyler Lorette, is one of Canada’s new sensations. Tyler is hitting the world of music with heart, soul and a winning personality. He has it all to leave the girls screaming and crying for more. Tyler wears a magnetic smile, a cool style, and dreamy eyes, all is needed next, is for him to begin to sing. Once he starts to sing, his voice is captivating and beautifully toned, the girls will melt right where they stand. Tyler is the kind of artist that radio and TV were made for.
Music was in his heart at a young age. He picked up the guitar and started singing at the age of four. When he was eight, he auditioned for a role in, “Cats” at his school landing the role of, Mr. Mistofoles. He has also participated in talent contests. “I entered a few talent contests when I was nine and ten and realized more and more that I really loved to perform for people and make them happy” says Tyler. Music is who Tyler is, he loves it and it shows in all he does. He is thirteen now, and is this last year alone he has played over fifty gigs, recorded four professional covers and shot four music videos that were featured on Cover Nation’s YouTube channel. “I also live stream two times per week on a music app called KRUE so people can always find me on there performing on Mondays and Thursdays” Tyler says.
Fundraisers are events that have a special place in his heart, and loves to participate in them all he can. “I perform at fundraisers so that I can help contribute to whatever the cause is” says Tyler. Outside of the fundraisers he performs wherever he can and invited to. For the past two years Tyler has been a guest performer for, Next Country Star. This is a huge event in Ontario and the winner of the event will get to perform on their own stage at the Havelock Jamboree which is a massive four day country music festival with celebrity bands and musicians. “I also performed for a local venue a few months ago where I met and performed live in front of Country band The Stella’s and Lennon & Maisy from the show Nashville” says Tyler.
As anyone would expect with a voice such as Tyler carries, he has done well in singing contests. In 2013 at a local Spring Sing contest he won 1st place with the hit song, Say Something by A Great Big World. In 2014 he placed 2nd in a 21 and under contest called, Star of the Shore. In 2015 in the same contest he placed 1st performing the hit song Creep by Radiohead. The Star of the Shore was hosted by Farley Flex the judge from Canadian Idol.
Tyler likes mashing up songs, putting his own spin on them. Keeping things fresh and unique is what it is about for Tyler. He has many artists he likes to cover such as, Pink Floyd, Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran and the list goes on.
Making people happy, sharing good feelings and positive messages is what music and performing is all about for Tyler. “I believe when you have a musical gift you should share it with everyone” says Tyler. Tyler is a great performer who can appeal to anyone’s taste. He can play many instruments, guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, drums and piano. this year he has also loaded his music to iTunes and Spotify. “It’s been so cool to have friends at school streaming my music” says Tyler. His hopes and dreams are to release an EP of his own songs and fill the Air Canada Center in Toronto so everyone can hear them. “I also want to meet and collaborate with John Mayer, Justin Bieber, and Ed Sheeran one day and find out where they get their inspiration from when they write their hit songs cause they are amazing artists” says Tyler.
Making dreams come true takes a great deal of work and the drive to keep going, and that is found in Tyler. Part of his dream is to have his own original songs and he is well on his way to having them. As of now he has written five songs. The first song he wrote was when he was nine as a tribute to his cousin who became an angel after a car accident in December 2012. This song is called, Beautiful Soul. “Since then I wrote a song called, Believe, as the title says it is about believing in yourself and never giving up on your dreams” says Tyler. He says he usually starts creating the music and melody and then the words start coming about what he is feeling or dealing with at the time. The songwriter bug is in him, anywhere anytime stuff pops in his head, he finds himself searching for pen and paper. The sign of a true writer.
Fans is what makes any artist. Tyler appreciates all of the support that comes from his fans, family, friends and people all across the internet. He loves them all. It is the love from all of these people that keeps him going. It excites him to see people sharing and commenting on his music. This all inspires him to keep practicing and to become better. Tyler wants to give special thanks to a few people in his musical life. “I give thanks to my mentors Roberta Quilico who is my vocal coach, Larry Chown my guitar coach, Troy Williams and George Craig for their mentorship as musicians and always inviting me out to play gigs, John Owens my drum coach, Linda Lopez for her guidance on my future in music, and of coarse my parents for investing their time, money and support so I can do what I love” Tyler says.
Tyler has a lot of great things coming up that no one should miss out on. He is currently writing three new songs to be recorded in Nashville. He just completed his 4th professionally recorded cover and music video to be launched in the next few weeks, be sure not to miss that. He also has many guest performances lined up this year across Canada and the US. Find time to catch his performance if it comes anywhere near where you live.
All of the great things happening with Tyler now is just the beginning. Tyler has the whole package to become the next great pop artist who’s music is covered around the world. He is honest and sincere, and these traits can be found in him when watching and listening. These traits are what finds there way to people’s ears and to their soul to make them love a song and a artist. The music is in him, and people are loving it.
Throughout the years there’s been voices that no matter what genre a person likes, these voices will astound the listener. They will make the listener go “wow!”. People who have owned such voices are Etta James, Christina Aguilera, and Beyonce. These people have made their mark in history by how they deliver a song with so much power and passion. Many new artists often try to handle songs from Etta, Christina and Beyonce, but cannot, lacking the power or passion. On occasion there will be someone to come forward, but not expecting it, and blow your mind. Living in Pennsylvania is one of the few that will “wow” the listener, just like the superstars did. This person is, nine year old Ashley Yankello.
Listening to Ashley, it boggles the mind the vocal acrobatics that she inserts into the songs she sings. When she sings, Something’s Got A Hold On Me and Listen with all the dimensions and animations it is very difficult to believe she is only nine years old. With what she has achieved so far vocally, it is very possible, Ashley could one day surpass those who have come before her.
Ashley’s entertaining journey all started way back when she was just two years old. Apparently Lady Gaga had made a fan out of Ashley, and when her song Poker Face came on, Ashley would dance all across the floor throughout the song. At the age of three Ashley’s mom would have her dance and sing in front of their television to different hit songs. This is when her mom bought Ashley her first microphone. To make a great entertainer the person doing the entertaining cannot be shy, and Ashley is definitely not. She was four years old when she attended her aunt and uncles wedding. At the reception the DJ began playing Baby by Justin Bieber. Ashley didn’t hesitate, she grabbed the mic, hit the center of the floor, sang the whole song and was awarded her first standing ovation. Ashley made her first real performance when she was five at her school’s talent show. In the show she sang, Barbie Girl. It wasn’t until she was eight that she began to take singing seriously.
Since Ashley started singing, she has astonished crowds from New York to Nashville and everywhere in between. A couple of her favorite places she has performed are, Talent America National Finals in New York. “I liked the stage in New York because the sound system was really good” says Ashley. And at a Pittsburgh area Fourth of July Festival where she was the guest performer for Gold Record group, The Jaggerz. She has also performed at the 21st Annual Stars Of Tomorrow show in New Castle, Pa. and at Opry Mills Nashville, Tn.
A voice like Ashley doesn’t go without notice or reward. She is already stacking up the awards for singing with her first from the Washington County Cinderella Pageant. At this competition she chose singing for her talent and was crowned champion of the pageant. She has also won multiple awards at the Talent America National Finals in New York and was the overall winner of TalentWatch’s Dream Night in Toledo, Ohio.
Ashley has had the honor of singing the National Anthem at the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game. “It was really exciting because it was a Friday night capacity crowd game at beautiful PNC Park” says Ashley.
Performing is something she loves to do. “I like to entertain and inspire people through my performances. People have told me that I display a lot of emotion when I sing” Ashley says. When she is out entertaining, some of the artists she loves to cover are, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson. Ashley dreams of being a worldwide entertainer just like the artist she covers.
Ashley already has many places booked this year some include, the Central Ohio Singing Competition Winners Recital at Capital University on March 5th and Jesters’ Guild Variety Show on March 25th in Pittsburgh. She is also scheduled to participate in the Access Broadway competition April 7-9th and in the summer she will be in Nashville and New York. Be sure and keep an eye out to attend a performance near you.
At just nine years old Ashley can do some outstanding things vocally and enjoys it very much. As much as she enjoys singing she is still a kid and loves being a kid too. She loves animals and has a few of her own, a guinea pig, a tank full of fish and two cats. Ashley also likes games like Minecraft and Animal Jam.
It is obvious that music flows through Ashley’s very soul. The theatrics and attitude that she brings with each performance is something that comes from within her. When she is on stage she owns the audience, this is something a true performer must do and Ashley does it with ease. The vocal acrobats she does can’t be taught and most artists can only dream of having. With the abilities Ashley has, she will be entertaining audiences for many years to come.