Sadly I’ve been neglecting my blogging duties this week, but HAPPILY the reason being is that this week I’ve been tour managing an upcoming Canadian/Italian artist Melissa Molinaro, who made her on-screen debuts on Making The Band 3 and Pussycat Dolls: The Search For the Next Doll. The LA singer/dancer/actress has been in the UK this week promoting her new single Dance Floor, and her co-starring role in the new dance movie Honey 2…which is out now!
This has been a hectic, yet a wonderful week for myself and most importantly Melissa, with a crazy amount of interviews including Bang Radio, Choice FM, and BBC Radio, her trip to MRK1’s studio in Manchester to lay down some hot new tracks, and ending off her busy week with an incredibly sassy performance at Bar Music Hall last night (10th June)!
While Melissa is quite rightfully chilling out today, I’ve finally found time to resume my blogging and upload a video I recorded of her rehearsal, the official video for her latest single ‘Dance Floor’ plus the Honey 2 movie trailor – so check them out below and be sure to go see the movie! 🙂
Melissa’s latest performance was at her Single Launch Party at Whisky Mist last night (14th June) …it was a fantastic night and here’s a few snippets from the night’s photo album below…
Rickstar – an emerging artist I spoke of not too long ago performed at The Cockpit theatre last month along with his remarkable Rickettes, and it most definitely was an impressive performance! I knew the audience would be in for a treat as soon as he planned to grace that stage. He proves to be a natural performer with his brilliant stage presence, confidently owning the floor like a true star. I’m sensing big things in the near future for the singer – he’s surely on the right track to a blossoming musical career! 🙂
Check out the video of his performance and his official video below…plus, click here to read a previous post which includes all info on new artist…Rickstar.
For all those who didn’t know, I love me some fresh new quality talent! So here I am introducing you all to an amazing new singer, songwriter and dancer who goes by the name of Rickell Brown, a.k.a. Rickstar…
Having been particularly exposed to the sounds of the legendary Detroit label ‘Motown’ in his younger years, the 21 year old’s major influences derive from this classic genre as he is musically inspired by such artists including Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Diana Ross and The Supremes, and many other significant Motown artists. The singer who describes his sound as “Motown/Pop” also says “I’m a big fan of new school artists like Brandy, Outkast, Ceelo Green, Adele and Jonell Monae… And like most of them I feel a connection to the music that people were making in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s“.
Rickstar’s music surely reflects the excellence and of course the ‘supreme’ sound that inspires his material, which is clearly apparent in his funky, yet melodious and soulful single ‘Beat Of My Heart’ that you can take a listen to below, which follows his previous equally brilliant tracks including ‘Fantasy Girl’ and ‘Lead The Way’.
Rickstar – ‘Beat Of My Heart’
If you would love to learn more about the incredibly gifted new artist to hit the music scene then check out a continuation of his bio below, along with strikingly handsome shots of himself and a video of one of his recent performances!
“Being of Jamaican, Panamanian heritage and growing up in America and London, singer, song writer and dancer, ‘Rickell Brown a.k.a Rickstar; has had the opportunity to experience the fusion of many culture’s, which will surely shine through his music. Brown comes from a talented family his mother, father, and godmother all being singers. He is also related to reggae recording artists Leroy Sibles and Mr Vegas. His musical influence comes from the likes of Janelle Monae, Outkast, Brandy, Musiq Soulchild, The Temptations, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Martha And The Vandellas and many more. “I like to describe my sound as Motown/Pop”.”
“Its the year 1964, Entertainer Rickstar aged 21 lives in the city of flash town an island where the atmosphere is made up of black and white, until one day the soul star breathes “vocal fire” out of his mouth, setting the whole island on fire. From that day the city would no longer be colourless. The colour was so powerful that it wrapped him up in a time travelling hurricane, he landed into the city of London in the year 2011, being a total stranger in this city, Rickstar tries to lay low yet becomes the highlight of this new scenery, the colour of his voice and image constantly keep him on front line, the saga continues………”
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To all those who love to hear about great new artists, I would like to introduce you to the Nigerian-born singer/songwriter Obehi who currently resides in Scotland, moving there from Nigeria at the age of 8. Obehi has always had a huge enthusiasm for music, and this enormous passion and her wonderful talent has previously been highlighted in her remarkable debut EP.
Obehi is now set to release her brand new EP entitled ‘Bittersweet’ on 21st February 2011, which is a sparkling demonstration of her brilliant songwriting ability and her fantastic vocal talent, together creating an EP with beautifully delivered, heartfelt material. “The raw honesty, deep-seeded love and vulnerable emotions of a young woman are ever present and lies at the centre of this EP, bringing together a great piece of work”.
The gifted vocalist is heavily influenced by Pop, R’n’B and Soul, and is inspired by her childhood idols and contemporary stars including Rihanna, Beyonce, and India Arie. She is now looking to build her own potential career in music, and aims to continue pleasing audiences around the country with her honest and inspiring lyrics, gripping melodies, and her charismatic nature. Take a listen to one of the tracks from her latest EP entitled ‘Fool’ below.
Plus if you would like to be in with a chance to receive a signed copy of Obehi’s EP ‘Bittersweet’ then just answer the following question correctly and then fill in your details below! All entries must be received by Friday4th March 2011!