Luke Potter Series No. 1

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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Dan Davidson Series No.2

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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The Whiskey Darlings

Interview by CA Marshall Editor| Starlight Music Chronicles SMC – Hello The Whiskey Darlings! Welcome to Starlight Music Chronicles Spotlight! We first met via the December 2015 SMC Artist of the Month competition and are pretty impressed about you holding the top spot for the first part of the competition. What did you think of this competition? TWD – Hey Candice!  I think that is a great way to get people engaged in the process of picking the artist.  Because of it you have people excited for and wanting to read the reviews of the band, and listening to their music during and after the competition. SMC – What positive do you think you walked away with from the competition? TWD – We are a fairly new act, so it was nice to see some of our new fans rally behind us in that competition. SMC – For the sake of introducing you to our fan base, can you tell us all of your names and which instruments you play? TWD – The Whiskey Darlings consist of Michele Van Kleef singing and playing guitar, and Rob Rainwater singing and playing guitar, mandolin and harmonica. SMC – Can you please tell us about the band itself and how you all came to be The Whiskey Darlings? TWD – We started the project based on a love of Folk-Rock of the 60s and 70s. We were both booked at the same venue on the same night by mistake, so the person who […]

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Ryan Inglis

by CA Marshall Ryan Inglis is no stranger to the plight of humanity. In fact, this Recording Artist hailing from Weston-super-Mare, England has emerged himself over the last ten years to a non profit organization called The Charlie Derrick Music Foundation, named after and honoring a young man who lost his life at only 21 years old due to a tragic car accident. ‘He was a fantastic guitar player, and he was very well known in the community,” said Inglis. It is clear that this musical connection and loss inspired the musician to spend considerable time (8 years with the foundation to be precise) raising money with the family (up to 40,000 pounds over the years!) in various fundraisers. “There are a couple of things we have done such as an organized sky dive and this year we walked 200 miles across Spain and raised 10,000 pounds which I took to Nepal to help build shelters to those who lost their homes during the earthquake and to bring music to five schools on their curriculum and building a music department which includes 20 acoustic guitars, a few keyboards, some speakers…anything that the kids need to get started in music,” said Inglis. It’s no secret that anyone who knows Starlight Music Chronicles knows that we are all about charity foundations such as Morgan’s Mission (www.morgansmission.ca), Project Cuddle (www.projectcuddle.org ), and Live 4 Tay (www.live4tay.org ) so seeing Artists we connect with supporting their local charities in the same manner truly earns our […]

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The Barbarellatones

by CA Marshall December 2015 will go down in the history books to wrap up yet another fabulous year for Starlight Music Chronicles (SMC). This included the launch of our new website as well as online Magazine. This also included the inception of the Artist of the Month (AOM) competition in July. Little did we know that this would lead to not only a winning Artist/Band monthly, but also new industry contacts, and friends to what we call: our Music Family at SMC. Part of this *New Music Family* is Robbie Quinn, vocalist for the band and we recently chatted with him about this unique band, their experience in the music industry as well as the AOM competition. Here’s the scoop: SMC -Hello Robbie! Let’s begin with a Musical timeline of events for the band so as to give our readers an idea of where the band has come from Robbie – The Barbarellatones are plain and simple a Glam Rock band. Trashy, sleaze-o-riffic…my big influences are Bowie, The Cramps and The Velvet Underground. My previous Glam/Gothabilly band was ‘Sex With Lurch’ and we had 3 drag queen go-go dancers/backup singers and it was very fun and also very dramatic! I am from Hollywood originally but now I live in Hawaii, partly for work. I fly to LA sometimes to play shows and I Record at a crappy little studio on the other side of the island but it’s a lot of fun for me…gotta keep the creative juices a-flowin’! […]

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