Gianluca John Attanasio
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By CA Marshall Exclusive Starlight Music Chronicles Spotlight Interview – May 15th, 2016 SMC  – Hello Gianluca! Welcome to the Spotlight on Starlight Music Chronicles! We often showcase many high profile industry (Music, Film, and Fashion) profiles on this platform and look forward to adding you to this elite roster. How did you first hear about Starlight Music Chronicles (SMC)? GJA – It’s all because of my press office who informed me about Starlight Music Chronicles later I’ve read several sections of that and I’ve immediately fell in love with the magazine. SMC – So let’s first delve into a little bit of your history….tell us a little bit about how you came to be ‘Gianluca John Attanasio’ GJA – I’ve been playing acoustic piano since I was 8 and started writing my early songs at the age of 13; Later I attended -and often won- several musical contests in Italy and France. At the end I was lucky enough to sign my first contract with an Italian label. Subsequently I’ve collaborated with American people, writing music for dance, theatre and independent cinema. SMC – That SOUND! I have always been an avid listener of anything to do with the Doors and that languid, dark, unmistakable sound coming from Jim Morrison. How did you first discover this was a sound you could easily replicate? GJA – I consider The Doors an unrepeatable and incomparable band. If few of my songs have some similarities to theirs, it’s because I’ve always appreciated the […]

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Ari Herstand
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By CA Marshall Editor | Starlight Music Chronicles Recent Interview previously posted on Indie Music Bus Q – Hello Ari! Thank you for taking the time for this interview for the Indie Music Bus and Starlight Music Chronicles Spotlight platforms. Let’s start at the beginning with your music career. I had a glimpse into your ‘style’ and I have to say it is really unique with the combo of looping, trumpet, keyboard….you are very multi faceted. For first time readers finding out about you via this interview will want to know how you came about with your musical journey….. Ari – My very first shows around the University of Minnesota campus were with my dorm roommate at the time who was a cellist, my floor RA, who was a beat boxer and the girl down the hall who was a singer. This was my initial “band.” We performed a bunch of shows around town like this, but they moved away or moved on and when I performed solo I missed the bigger sound we created. I had seen looping done by someone at an open mic where he looped a 12 bar blues or something and soloed on top of it, so I knew the technology existed. I went to the music store one day and asked if they had something like that. They showed me the Boss RC 20XL loop station (this was 2005). I locked myself in my room for a month and learned it. I remember my […]

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Meghan Patrick
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By CA Marshall I am not quite sure where the ‘Meghan Patrick train’ came from but to say ‘out of nowhere’ would be a lie….this young Canadian Country Recording Artist, signed with Warner Music Canada (record label), has been on my radar since she rose to the challenge earlier this year with her version of the Children’s song by Televisions’ ‘Sharon, Lois, and Bram’ titled ‘Skinnamarink’.  I know, I know…..perhaps it should have been the very recent release of her album ‘Grace & Grit’ that would have caught my attention as a music Journalist, (and make no mistake, it did!) however, it was a little more personal of a connection being that Patrick is also friends with Country recording artist Dan Davidson (See our previous Spotlight features I & II on our Spotlight numbered series). Davidson has been a much admired industry peer who has not only made an impact in the Country music community as of late, but also with this brilliant young Artist who has made a significant enough impression even on the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) with an honorable consideration for Album of the Year, Songwriter(s) of the year (Meghan & Chad Kroeger), Video of the Year (Bow Chicka Wow Wow), and Video Director of the Year (Emma Higgins – Bow Chicka Wow Wow) for fall of 2016. Considering Patrick only signed with Warner in the summer of 2015, this is a huge accomplishment! All of this, among her Warner peers Aaron Goodvin, Brett Kissel, and […]

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The Standstills
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By CA Marshall One of the newest bands on our Radar are Toronto, Ontario based The Standstills, a band that has been definitely making a mark on the Canadian Indie Music Scene with their recent recognition as the 2016 Canada’s Best New Radio Charted Rock Group- Winners. In addition to this accomplishment, they have been blacking a trail across the country with the release of their song ‘Orleans’ last fall which lead them straight into the top 10 spot for a 10 week period on the Canadian Radio Scene. May 11th, 2016 the band announced the much anticipated ‘Rise Of The Fall’ video off ‘The Devils Porch’ album will be ‘coming soon’ causing a flurry of shares on social media and sending radio stations into high gear spinning the song non-stop. Recently, we had an interview with the band to talk about their climb to success, summer festival ‘Grizfest’ in Tumbler Ridge, BC later this summer, and all things related to ‘The Devils Porch ‘album. -Interview May 2, 2016- SMC – Hello and welcome to Starlight Music Chronicles! Renee – Thank you for having us! SMC – We found out about you via the Grizfest Music Festival in Tumbler Ridge, BC. We hear you are going to be performing there. Renee – Yeah, Cool! SMC – So let’s just start out with a little bit about your new album ‘The Devils Porch’ and the reception you have gotten from media. I do see that there are quite a few radio […]

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Dan Davidson Series No.2
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By CA Marshall It has been almost a year since our last Spotlight on Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Country Recording Artist Dan Davidson (See Series No.1 here) and in that time he has been making significant strides in the industry with the release of his recent single ‘Found’. Radio stations across the country have been clamoring to get a copy of the song to spin on their stations and it is not hard to figure out why: the song is completely addicting (see below & have a listen).  You hear it once and you need to hear it again. It has lead the Musician to the Calgary Stampede Stage performing live with industry peers Matt Blais Band, Jordan McIntosh, Matt Masters, Aaron Pollock, and George Canyon. However, this is definitely not this very well rounded and talented Musicians’ first ‘Rodeo’: he was asked to perform at Big Valley Jamboree last summer (2015) literally moments after his launch as a Solo Artist. In addition to his growing status on the Country Music scene, Davidson continues to work with his band  Tupelo Honey as well as Local Recording Artists such as Bryan Finlay, Lexi Strate, Rachel Woznow, Janay Thomas, and now ‘one to watch’, Kayla Patrick. We connected with Davidson earlier this month for an Exclusive Interview where we talked about his progress since July of last year and this is how it all went down: *Exclusive Interview* SMC – It’s been some time since we have had a one on one Dan! Last […]

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