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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anoNYMous Raven

By CA Marshall   SMC – Hello James! We are so excited to have you as our newest Starlight Music Chronicles Spotlight Artist! For the purpose of this interview and for our readers, can you please give us your (Artist) Name, where you are based out of and exactly what Instruments you do play? Nym – I do pretty much all artistic activity under the name The Lady anoNYMous. Well, performance-related activity. I guess you can call it a stage name. I’m a native of the Pacific Northwest United States, having lived in California, Oregon, Washinton, and Alaska. But the past four year I’ve been living in a surburb of Kansas City, Missouri. I play pretty much any instrument I can get my hands on! But I’ve trained as a pianist and a proficient guitarist. For the purposes of composing, I use mainly electronic equipment. SMC – We are happy to see that you are proudly proclaiming your support for activism in the (genderqueer?) community. As you know, we work closely with Morgan’s Mission (www.morgansmission.ca) which is an organization built by the Dunbar Family who lost their child/twin sister to Suicide in June of 2014. Morgan’s mission also speaks out about other societal issues such as: cyber bullying, depression, mental health issues, AND PTSD. Do you feel that what you stand for is relatable to any of these subjects? Nym – Absolutely. A lot of my past work has been about transgender visibility and raising awareness about gender issues and […]

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Arkavello

by CA Marshall It was not too long ago when we first began our Starlight Music Chronicles Artist of the Month competitions and Arkavello came in very close behind the August 2015 winner Olivia Rose with a whopping 481 votes and a very close victory. Since, the band has launched their new album ‘Songs From The Future’ and we have the scoop below! ________________ Alex Webster – Vocals and Bass John Hutchinson – Vocals and Guitar Riley Frank – Vocals and Drums SMC – Hello Arkavello! Wow! What a year for you all! We have listened (many times, we admit) to your first EP `Songs from the Future` and would love to know right off the bat the story behind each song – could you tell us a little about each one? Alex – The first song “Caught in a Fantasy” is an older song John and I wrote in October of 2013 before Arkavello became a full band; it was a turning point in our writing, as well as our own view on the world. It is about becoming aware that your reality isn’t what you have been told. John – “Here We Are” is about humanity coming to a cross roads, either we can choose the path of greed and power which will undoubtedly lead to oblivion or choose the path of peace and love. John – “Vanilla” is plea to a higher power to cleanse the world of all evil.   SMC – We were so happy to have […]

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