Andrea Nixon Series No.1
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By CA Marshall Spotlight Interview | Andrea Nixon August 25th 2016 ‘Diary Of A Housewife’ Photography by: Candice Anne Graphics & Photography *Note: Full photo spread will appear when the Artists’ album is released in November 2016   SMC – Hello Andrea! We feel blessed to have been a part of your musical journey with your upcoming Album, ‘Diary Of A Housewife’. Can you first familiarize our readers with you: tell us a little about your background in music, where you’re from, and how your upcoming album relates to all of this…. Andrea – Hi Candice. So glad to have you on the team! I began singing as a child as a way to connect my love of words to my love of music. Even as a young girl, I had a heart for country music, singing songs like “ The Greatest Man I Never Knew” by Reba McEntire as a ten year old and loving the depth of it and the insight it offered into the human experience. I also began to write poems at age 8 and continued to do so into my adult years. Nine years ago, after the birth of my daughter I began singing in public with my husband encouragement. Singing for a living was a dream I tucked away at the tender age of 11, after my father’s passing. He was my biggest cheerleader and doing it without it seemed impossible. While dabbling in live performance at the Second Cup open stage, I began […]

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Luke Potter Series No. 1
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Interview by CA Marshall Artist: Luke Potter  SMC – Luke it’s always an honor to do an interview with you! How have things been? Catch us up to speed… Luke – Well it’s been lots of writing and recording. There are so many songs ready to go and I’m pretty psyched about them. I did get a holiday in Tenerife too, which was amazing! SMC – Let’s get right into it: your new single ‘All The Same‘ sounds like something new for you. It has a really upbeat hip hop sound – what were your influences when you wrote it? Luke – I wrote it with Marcus and Hjalmar, my great friends from Stockholm who I’d already worked with on ‘Storms’ and ‘Ready Or Not’. We composed and produced ‘All The Same’ in my little home studio in Weston-Super-Mare. It originally started off as just as a groove influenced a bit by Twenty One Pilots. We all thought it was awesome and started crafting the melody and the lyrics. I think the song is about living your life and breaking out of the everyday rules that society gives you. It’s a bit tongue in cheek too and, I hope it’ll make people smile and want to dance as there’s so much serious stuff going on in the world at the moment. We went on to write and record 3 songs during their visit and my next single, ‘Something More’ which will be out early September, is one of them. Oh […]

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Olivia Penalva Series No.1
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OFFICIAL Starlight Music Chronicles 2016 TEEN Artist of the Year: Olivia Penalva CA Marshall When the lilting and effervescent voice of British Columbia, Canadian, Olivia Penalva first reached my ears was win the fall of 2015 when Starlight Music Chronicles (SMC) sponsored a ReverbNation competition with Bongo Boy TV. I was one of the judges and out of thousands of entries, Olivia’s stood out at the top of my ‘YES’ list. Everything she presented in her submission for her single ‘Ferris Wheel’ was light, fun, audibly and visually magic to the senses: She simply had to be one of the winners. She did win, and was aired on Bongo Boy TV across 33+ cable network stations across the USA. In November of last year, Olivia entered the SMC Artist of the Month competition and after losing to The Roxy Suicide, she decided to take another stab at the January 2016 Artist of the Month competition and won! Soon after, she began launching new singles off her new EP ‘Weightless’ which launched recently and which has been receiving RAVE reviews globally. The songs are an ethereal digest of empathy, romance, and life with a storytelling that only Olivia could be capable of carrying out: her vocals are an elixir of all that is beautiful in this world to the ears with a touch of magic behind it. Seriously. One only has to listen to her debut single ‘Outshine the Stars’ to hear the lovely in this young Artists make-up. Olivia Penalva […]

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(IAM)WARFACE Series No.1
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OFFICIAL Starlight Music Chronicles 2016 Artists of the Year: (IAM)WARFACE By CA Marshall (IAM)WARFACE is a British Based band who has literally stormed the Starlight Music Chronicles (SMC) scene in the last 12 months: first as our September 2015 Artist of the Month winners, and then once again winning the title as SMC’s 2016 Artist of the Year in the Adult category. What an amazing ride it has been also! Here, for the first time, we are launching their debut among many other prestigious industry peers on the Spotlight. Make no mistake, this is a band who has been truly making themselves known though their astounding visual presence (The classic ‘Warface’ make-up that lead vocalist, Matt Warneford wears for photo shoots and live shows), Exquisite vocals and instrumentation that is ‘Depeche Mode’ worthy with just a touch of Punk Rock finesse (They refer to their genre as Dirty, Avant-Garde Electro Rock), and a social media connection with their fans that is almost unheard of these days: they refuse to have anyone run their social media – fan connection is very important to them. This is where we originally connected, and it was their song and video ‘You Don’t Love Me’ which tipped the scales: they NEEDED to be in my Artist of the Month competition. I had a good feeling they would sin too! I was right, and in September 2015 they were crowned September 2015 Starlight Music Chronicles Official Artists of the Month. We collaborated on quite a few […]

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