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Reeve Carney – Youth is Wasted

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Reeve Carney’s Debut Studio Album ~ Cover Design and Photo by Timothy Garrett

Today I bring an introduction, live show experience, and music review of a multi-talented artist whose musical stylings I find lush, fresh and authentic.

I personally discovered the wonders of Reeve Carney when I finally gave way to my fears and took a peek at the widely successful Showtime television series Penny Dreadful.  I found Reeve’s portrayal of the immortal hedonist Dorian Gray extremely spot on, which is saying a lot considering my affinity for the character (check out my much earlier article, The Confessions of Dorian Gray – This World Our Hell.)  Read more…


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Will Bowes and Gold Complex

Will Bowes

Photo Courtesy of Will Bowes

In 2013 I published a Feature titled Striking Gold with Will Bowes.  Will is an actor I became acquainted with following his appearance in a TV series I was interested in.  When he agreed to do the original Feature, I found that there was much more to this guy than being an actor.  Multi-talented, Will is involved in many aspects connected to television and film besides acting, and he is also a gifted musician who currently is the front man for a band titled Gold Complex.  Funny how the previous Feature’s title seems to have been a prediction of GOLD things to come for Will… FATE, as he put it.  Read more


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“Can’t Help Falling in Love” with Luis

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Photo Credit to Alvaro Serrano Slerra ~ Photo Courtesy of Luis Maesso

The great thing about doing my own blog is that I am able to select Feature content that really appeals to me, and in turn, what I think  others will enjoy as well.  I like to focus on people who may be getting a foothold in their career or are involved in a specific part of an industry that I’d like to discover more about.  When the magic happens and all of that comes together, I am fortunate to share with you talented people like today’s Feature on Luis Maesso.

Awhile back I ran across Luis on Twitter after he had recently stared in a very successful television commercial for Extra Gum.  In the commercial titled Extra Gum:  The Story of Sarah and Juan, Luis plays the role of Juan… Read More…


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Major Sounds with Minor Soul

Minor Soul ~ Max and Jack Wagner
Photo Courtesy of Minor Soul

What’s better than a song writing, instrument playing, vocalist musician?  How about two song writing, instrument playing, vocalist musicians!  Such is the double treat we receive from brothers Jack and Max Wagner, the duo of Minor Soul.  With lush harmonies and heartfelt lyrical melodies, I was taken back to a time of Simon and Garfunkel, but with a fresh new vibe.

I ran across Jack (21) and Max (19) through the usual Social Media connections.  I was taken with their music right away and scurried to find out more.  Discovering an amazing back story for these talented guys, I was eager to share their musical journey, and they were happy to chat.  From their start in London, time spent in Hong Kong, their amazing encounter with Dave Stewart, and connection to Milla JovovichMinor Soul is making their way!  Read More


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Chooka Parker – A Jewel From Down Under

Photo Courtesy of Chooka Parker

You know how it is when you hear a saying or a catch phrase.  The next thing you know, you are using it and melding it into your own vocabulary.  Having lovely Twitter friends who are Australian and theatrically inclined, I picked up the phrase Chookas from them.  The Urban Dictionary defines Chookas as Theatrical slang used mainly in Australia to wish performer good luck. Synonymous to:  break a leg.  One day after using the phrase on Twitter, a friend asked me what it meant.  Soon after my reply I received a tweet that simply said It’s also my name!  This was my personal introduction to an amazing young man named Chooka Parker.  Read More…

 


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Drew Bauml – All in the Family

Drew Bauml
Photo Courtesy of Maria Bercher

While looking for inspiration for Features in At a Glance, I realized that sometimes I need to look no further than my own family.  One of the good things about Facebook is that it gives us a link with some of our family members, particularly those who do not live close by, that maybe we wouldn’t have had before.  So, when I began to see recent posts and photos of my cousin’s son and realized just how musically talented he had become, I knew just who I wanted to interview as one of my Features on Introductions to New and Promising Talent…something I had in mind to focus on when creating this blog.

Drew Bauml is 18 years old and just starting his Senior Year at MacArthur High School in San Antonio, Texas.  With a penchant for funky socks, bow ties, and a first place win of his high school’s talent contest, Mac Idol, people are beginning to take note of Drew’s talent and his charming quirkiness.  Read More