Live interview with Shell Marie. Good conversation and music.
No one can forget the brilliant performance by fifteen-year-old Aliyah Moulden at the blind audition on The Voice singing, Hound Dog. That performance earned her a three chair turn and becoming part of Team Blake. She held on throughout The Voice journey going up against many amazing artists. Her dedication, drive and stunning voice sent her to the very end. Unfortunately Aliyah didn’t win, but she did learn a great deal from the experience adding to her success after the show.
During her time on The Voice she learned a lot. “I learned to believe that I could keep going in a challenging situation”, says Aliyah. She also learned she could make it to the final and believe in herself.
One of the toughest parts to being on a national competition like that, was not knowing if the performance she was doing would be the last. She says it was a lot of pressure. However, Aliyah did enjoy the experience so much, she did not, want it to stop. Being part of the show did help her to improve as an artist. “I kept pushing myself to do better each week to stay in the competition. Because of my pushing, I became a better vocalist”, says Aliyah. She also says, the show would be great for other artists like her, the experience is so amazing.
One of the biggest advantages there are from being on a show like The Voice outside of winning, is the exposure. The exposure for Aliyah has made a big difference in her life and she has achieved celebrity status. One of the first things that came from it was being recognized by the La Habra City. She has received many awards, and was invited to be the Grand Marshal for one of the city’s main events, The Corn Festival. She was also recognized by the La Habra Boys and Girls Club. The show also opened the door for her opportunity to be in two movies.
So far Aliyah has not signed to any recording deals yet, but not from the lack of being approached, she just has not found a good fit for herself. However she continues to stay booked with singing, acting, performances, and public appearances.
Aliyah has been busy writing some of her own songs, she says, she writes at least one per day. The songs have been about her personal experiences and feelings. “Sometimes I write about growing up, love, friendship, and family”, says Aliyah. Her life is very busy and when she gets some quite time at home that is when she writes. She has also been working in the studio and at the end of February she will be recording her new single. The single should be ready by March or April.
There’s a lot of exciting things coming up for Aliyah. She completed a movie this past October and it will be coming out in the summer of 2018. She is in the process of filming a second movie and it will be premiering in the spring of 2018. She is also in negotiations about getting her own web series.
For all of her fans out there Aliyah has something to say. “Thank you so much to all who supported me during my The Voice experience. I Love You. Kisses”, says Aliyah.
There are a lot of good things that can come from being on a show like The Voice. Whether you win or not, it can be a life changing experience and launch careers. Some people don’t do anything once they leave The Voice. But if a person works hard taking advantage of the exposure, good things could happened just as it has for Aliyah. What’s going on in Aliyah’s life now, is only the beginning.
Tegan Marie, is a singer who like many began putting up singing videos performing covers of her favorite songs. It didn’t take but a couple of videos for Tegan’s charm and voice to captured the attention of many music lovers. She was an instant sensation on the net.
As Tegan continued adding more videos, she also kept adding fans. They loved her voice and who she was as a person. Anyone who has known Tegan from the beginning, knows her dreams were to be a country star one day, and she loved doing things to help other kids. Her dreams are now coming true. They are coming true to an amazingly sweet and talented young lady.
Maybe a year or two after she began adding videos to the internet, Sweety High caught wind of her and things started changing in a big way. Soon after, Tegan was finding herself on Disney Radio and collaborating with some of the biggest country music stars out there. Couple of these stars include Craig Campbell and Kelsea Ballerini. She has also performed on many stages across the country, including an amazing performance at CMA Fest in downtown Nashville. People went crazy for her at this show, Entertainer Of The Year is in her future. She also made her debut performance on the Grand Ole Opry stage.
With Tegan’s dream of being a country music star coming true, one of her other dreams is as well. When Tegan was ten years old, she said she wanted to help as many unfortunate children as possible. It was her dream for people to remember her as the young girl with a great voice who helped them their treatment or who gave them warm clothes. Tegan is now using her new fame to do just that. When her single, Lucky Me came out, she had all the proceeds go to the children’s hospital in Flint, Michigan to help kids that were affected by the water. Tegan is a person of her word.
Tegan’s legacy has now begun. At the age of thirteen, Tegan was signed to Warner Music Nashville, making her the one of the youngest females to sign to a record deal. There’s a small few who have started a country music career at such an early age. Being signed at that age, she now falls in line with other female legends, who began early in life. Dolly Parton had her first single, Puppy Love out at age thirteen through a label in Louisiana. Tanya Tucker was thirteen when Delta Dawn came out in 1972, then LeAnn Rimes at age thirteen as well, with her release of Bill Mack’s song Blue in 1992. Tegan, just beat out Taylor Swift who signed at age fourteen.
Now at age fourteen, Tegan began making more headlines with her brand new song that she co-wrote, Keep It Lit. This song has taken off in a huge way, people love it. The song is basically about starting a relationship and keeping that spark lit which anyone of any age can relate. On January 31, 2018 Tegan became the first artist to perform on the brand new Opry City Stage in New York City. On this stage she performed her new song Keep It Lit to a packed house.
While a small spark can turn into a flame in a relationship, it can also do the same for dreams. Tegan had a dream that she kept lit. Sweety High came along, threw a little gas on that spark of hers and turned it into a flame. When Taylor Swift came on the scene, she set fire to the country and pop charts with no end insight. Now there’s a new fire burning in country music, that fire is Tegan Marie. Now watch Tegan, burn a trail right past Taylor leaving her in a cloud of smoke.
Spain’s new hit pop artist Charlotte Summer has been mesmerizing people from Spain to American with her magnificent voice. At just twelve years old Charlotte already has a smash hit out called, Unicorn. This song was originally written for a Eurovision entry for Malta by Greek singer/songwriter Gorgi and Swedish composers Ylva and Linda, but was not chosen for the entry. The song was then adapted for Charlotte for a festival in Italy. She has won best original song and best singer in her category. It is now out as her first single.
Unicorn is a fitting song for Charlotte. The song itself is beautiful, but “Unicorn” has always meant much more. A Unicorn is a beautiful, wondrous and magical animal, it has been known to light a girl’s heart and imagination. This also describes Charlotte. Her voice has the beauty that is needed for a song like Unicorn. She has captured the essence of the song perfectly igniting the imagination of those who listen and magically takes the listener into the story. No other person could have delivered this song the way she has done. The song may not have originally been for her, but destiny knew who needed to sing it. This song does mean a great deal to her. “It is very special to me as it is a beautiful song and a lot of people really like it” says Charlotte.
A stunning video was made for Unicorn which not only shows her beauty, but the beauty in the location. It was filmed in Marbella Spain by the sea. Charlotte says, it’s where the Unicorns live. The location is shown as a magical place, all one needs to do is believe and you can see the Unicorn. I believe, she “is” the Unicorn. The beauty, the magic, it is her, she opens a person’s imagination.
Most of the world didn’t know anything of Charlotte until a video went viral. In the video she was getting her hair done and started singing her song Unicorn. The majority of us didn’t realize that it was her own song at the time. She belted out the song so perfectly that everyone instantly loved her. She then became a worldwide favorite, leaving everyone asking, “who is that girl”? It turns out that her hairdresser asked her to sing, video taped it and put it on their Instagram. Once people began learning who she was, they flocked to her music loving everything she sang.
For many, it was the viral video that introduced them to Charlotte, but this was not the beginning. She first started singing at about six or seven years of age. She began performing at her primary school, St. George in San Pedro de Alcantara. At school they would often do shows for their parents. The boys and girls in the class would go on stage and sing, act and dance. From this she has moved on to other great things. Charlotte was in Les Miserables in Malaga, Spain. Then she appeared on La Voz Kids then went on to win a talent contest in Malaga, Spain. After all of this she was on a program called, Fenomeno Fan, this show was shown in Spain and South America. She will be on TV in North America soon. “That was really cool to go and record in LA” says Charlotte.
Being a singer is about bringing happiness to others as well as yourself. Charlotte is this person, the happiness and passion can be heard in each of her songs. Like most singers, she too has favorites she likes to sing. Aside from Unicorn, she likes, It’s A Man’s World and One Night Only. She likes It’s A Man’s World because, “I feel the song is so true and beautiful” says Charlotte. And One Night Only she says, “It is a very soulful, and it has lots of places where I can let out powerful notes”.
Charlotte is beginning to take her music to the next level with her new single, Lifting Me Up. She co-wrote the song with a composer from England named Alex. When it comes to songwriting, she doesn’t really know where the ideas come from, she says things just come to her. “I play piano so I create melodies and from that the lyrics” says Charlotte.
There’s much love for music in Charlotte’s life, but she enjoys many of the other things too. She loves gymnastics and animals. Charlotte also enjoys movies, hanging out with friends and dancing all the normal stuff anyone her age would enjoy doing. To do what Charlotte loves takes a lot of support, and she gets tons of it from her parents and sister, Renee.
Anyone can search through Charlotte’s music and listen to her progression, she started off good, now she is “brilliant”. Charlotte has been granted a gift, and she uses that gift to delight others in the songs she sings. The power and precision that she uses is exceptional, no one can help but be drawn into the story she is telling. She is truly magical, just like the Unicorn.
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”.
Exceptional things happen, to exceptional people, this happens to be a true fact, when talking about Jadyn. Already at her young age, she has an understanding of songs, that many people unfortunately never get. You wouldn’t think someone of her age would have the delivery, and perception of songs, that is found and understood in her performances, but they are. The way she sings, is that of a much older and seasoned artist, but yet here she is stunning people with every song at just eleven years old. Jadyn, and the way she performs a song, has become an infection on the internet. She has gained internet stardom.
Jadyn’s fame, and audience grows larger by the day, with her videos reaching into the millions. One of these songs that has gotten a great deal of attention is, The Sound of Silence. This video has soared to well over four million in just barely three months. Her delivery of the song has a dark and haunting vibe to her voice, and people has gone crazy over it. Jadyn really liked this song. “The song was so deep and loud, it was fun trying to learn it” says Jadyn. Jadyn has been doing projects with Sina, and it was Sina’s dad Mike Wilbury and Rick Benbow who chose the song, The Sound of Silence. They felt people would love it, and they did in a big way.
Jadyn and Sina make a good team. Jadyn says she’s glad they found each other. “She is helpful with ideas and her drumming in our songs” says Jadyn. Currently they have three recordings together, The Sound of Silence, Nothing Else Matters, and Go Your Own Way. Plans to work on more videos together, is in the works. Jadyn hopes they will start working on something soon.
In June, Jadyn packed up and headed out to Nashville to write and record her very own songs. In Nashville she worked with legendary writer and guitarist Curt Ryle of Big Matador Records. While there they wrote three songs, and she loved the experience. “The experience was amazing because I have never had the chance to work with anyone who helped me write songs before, and I can’t believe we wrote three” Jadyn says.
Her newest release is one of the songs written and recorded in Nashville called, Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover. This is an anti-bullying song, and it was important to her to write. “I wanted to write a song that touched people and a song that kids could look up to, especially if they had been bullied before” says Jadyn. She has been bullied herself, but not as bad as some of her friends. She wanted to let her friends and everyone to see that bullying wasn’t alright and shouldn’t be allow. “We are all human and supposed to be equal and no one deserves to be hurt like that” says Jadyn. She hopes to do more songs like that in the future. The song has a lot of meaning that sends out a good message, and her delivery of it is unbelievable. Brilliant!
Another song they wrote is called, Virtual Reality. The song is fun and bouncy and makes you want to dance. It also mentions Arianna Grande and Jadyn hopes one day Arianna will hear it. The song is about being a kid and enjoying life. Everyone will love this song. For now her third song will remain under wraps, but I can tell you, it’s going to blow your mind.
Writing with Curt was amazing, she says. “He helped me write the lyrics, and then recorded his guitar for all of the songs. It was so much fun” says Jadyn. While in Nashville writing with Curt they stayed at his home, and something clicked with the two of them that created a good bond. Curt was amazed at the things she was able to do in the studio, and one of the things was how high she could sing. He teasingly nicknamed her, Little Freak. “The funniest part about recording in Nashville was when we would get ready to record we would first have breakfast and then go down to the studio, every morning Curt would say “Well good morning little freak” it was so funny” Jadyn says. She can’t wait to go back. On all of her recordings, she sang all of the harmonies, and Curt said he had never met anyone who could do harmonies as well as Jadyn.
Music means the world to her and loves every aspect of it. Jadyn has met and worked with a lot of amazing people, Curt, Mike, Rick, Sina, and Andre she loves them all. She loves her singing coach as well, Sarah Hyde. “Sarah has taught me so much and has always told me that I can do this and I do it well” says Jadyn. Her coach is correct, she can do and does it well.
Jadyn is an exceptional person in the way she grasps lyrics, and creativity she puts in her songs. She has become well known, but not just who she is, but the way she sings a song. The people that follow her music are loyal listeners and can’t wait for a new song. With all she has accomplished in just a short time, it is obvious she will become larger than life. The world audience loves her.
Chloe Jane’s single Superstar is a “hit”. People are cranking up the song over and over. The title Superstar is perfectly fitting for Chloe, she is a Superstar. Everything about this song is fun, exciting and well written. This could all be in part by the fact that Meghan Trainor a Superstar herself, wrote it. Chloe was thrilled to receive this song. “I was so excited and honored. Superstar is a song I can relate to as can my friends” says Chloe. She had met Meghan and her producers, who got along well with her. Meghan and her producers told Chloe they had a song for her to record, so Superstar became her’s. It appears Meghan sees the Superstar in Chloe just like everyone else.
Chloe says Superstar is a song her and her friends can relate to, but according to the high numbers the video is getting, so can thousands of other young people. The video was filmed all around New York with Chloe and many of her friends having a blast just like Superstars. The upbeat catchy song and video has caught the eye and ear of tweens worldwide.
The road to success for Chloe started a few years back when she began playing the piano. It all progressed from piano, to singing to songwriting. She decided since she loved to perform, that the best thing for her to do, was to be an artist. Great decision, the artistry and creativity for entertainment, exudes from her. Chloe has been singing for four years now and has performed in Ibiza Spain, St. Barths in the Caribbean, and New York.
While Chloe does excel as a singer, she is also becoming a legend as a DJ. Being a DJ is something she dearly loves. “I love DJing because I get to play and sing my songs as well as all the other great music I love and I get to see the audience have fun and enjoy themselves” says Chloe. She has been DJing for two years now. Chloe has a residency at Amnesia, which is the most legendary club in Ibiza Spain. She has her own glow party for teenagers at this venue. She also DJ’s in St. Barths in the Caribbean at places like Shell Beach and Le Ti. Chloe can also be found at various places around New York.
There’s a lot of exciting things coming to Chloe’s fans this year. She has a new video coming out for her song, Backseat. She says this may be her next single after Superstar. Chloe has another song which she has written called, My Life which will also be out this year. Be on the look out for some performances around New York this fall, that will be something you wouldn’t want to miss. You can keep up with her on her YouTube channel, Chloe Jane’s World. Chloe is also signed with Awesomeness TV and producing content for their YouTube channel.
The entertainment field is a huge place, but Chloe is carving out a big slice for herself. Her dream is to create a worldwide tour, combining singing, dancing and DJing. She loves what she does and puts all her time and efforts into her career. Being successful takes hard work and she wants to entertain for many years to come.
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.