Palaye Royale Series No.3

By CA Marshall In terms of being one of THE most EPIC Indie Bands in the Music Industry who are consistently bringing their iconic presence and achievements to the foreground in bold strides, Canadian Born, Los Angeles Based Fashion Art Rock Band Palaye Royale remain congruent by recently announcing many ‘long awaited’ surprises for their fans globally: On March 22nd, 2016, they announced a 38 date trek across the USA with Van’s Summer Warped Tour beginning June 24th where they will perform in front of 800,000+ fans. This announcement was made while already on a National tour: Light In The Cave/I See Stars). On June 11th, they will host a Warped Tour Takeover Day in social media, and have recently begun touring with High School Nation (HSN) with Drake Bell on March 28th performing at 25 schools for the spring for over 100,000 fans with full-on meet and greets, concerts, and Q & A full school assemblies that will wrap up April 29th. In addition to their day performances during the HSN tour, you can catch the band in the evenings at ALOFT hotels who will be hosting Live at Aloft acoustic performances. Most of the acoustic performances will be live streamed via YOUNOW. So, if you missed them on tour you can stream these acoustic performances by tuning in via any apple or android phone for the intimate view of the band before, during, and after the live acoustic show (click here to subscribe) The band will have over 150 […]

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The Fontaines Series No.1

By CA Marshall Photos courtesy of: Hank Fontaine This feature has been strategically a long time in the making. California based (referred to as ‘New-Wop’ band – but we shall get into that later….) ‘The Fontaines’ have been on the Starlight Music Chronicles (SMC) radar since being introduced to their music genius in our December 2015 Artist of the Month competition and I felt that there was no better time than the present to showcase the Brother and Sister duo (Hank and Charlotte) than the present: Spring. Here’s why: The first song I ever listened to by the band that had me at hello was ‘Paul Newman’, which automatically had me envisioning a retro soda shop with couples doing the swing by the jukebox. It was fresh, hip, happening and extremely addictive: everything ‘Spring Fever’ represents. For a lover of fifties/sixties retro tunes this was right up my alley and to be completely honest, there are only two other bands that I have spent more than two consecutive days researching and they are Palaye Royale and New Mayans and here I found myself completely immersed in everything ‘The Fontaines’ for the two day minimum. After listening and observing, I had a sneaking hunch that I was just scratching the surface of ‘The Fontaines’ and it wasn’t until after my interview with Hank that I discovered that this band is on an even deeper level than I had first been impressed upon. Much to my excitement (and original instinct), I am […]

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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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Palaye Royale Series No .2

By CA Marshall Editor | Starlight Music Chronicles When it comes to Canadian Born, Las Vegas based Fashion Art Rock Band Palaye Royale, it’s perfectly fine to name drop. And we’re not talking just the band as an entity, we are talking all of the Fashion and Entertainment Industry Professionals sitting up and taking a serious look at history being made here and wanting to be a part of it. Prominent Profiles such as Kellin Quinn (Frontman for the band Sleeping with Sirens) have begun talks of collaborations on music with the band as of late, The Agency Groups’ Ralph James (see note worthy below) has signed the band following their candid performance at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, Ontario, Canada earlier this spring, and Fashion Moniker John Varvatos has also demonstrated his support via fashion ensembles which have become the bands insignia: Fashion Art Rock Band. To be perfectly frank, their trail has cultivated from a ‘dwarf- sized’ star (haven’t they always been stars?) to a blazing comet across the universe and this is no short-term comet either, this one is for the history books.   But how can we be so confident in making this claim though? Proof is in the documented and historical timeline leading up to present day. I have personally written several articles on different Website platforms for Palaye Royale (now based out of Los Angeles, California) and have followed their journey quite closely since February of 2014 when they messaged me via Twitter to […]

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