I have been working at my music and performing professionally since I was 10 or so (Im 16 now!) and I really started to get busy after my appearance on “America’s Got Talent” season 7 when I was 12.
Tell us about your music
That’s a hard one because creatively try not to put myself in any particular genre….but if I had to put it into words I would say my music has an old school R&B mixed in with todays pop sounds…I’ve called it Blues/Pop Fusion in the past. When I perform I’m usually in an acoustic setting with my guitar and some keyboard, but I also performed with a full band at larger shows. Overall I go where my music takes me, whether it has a poppy , rock or old school feel to it as long as I can convey a feeling and give people something they enjoy listening to I’m happy!
What do you like most about your profession?
I have been working at my music and performing professionally since I was 10 or so (Im 16 now!) and I really started to get busy after my appearance on “America’s Got Talent” season 7 when I was 12 ….. have to say that one of my favorite parts so far has been all the people I’ve gotten to meet along the way. I especially get a great feeling when someone tells me I have inspired them to pursue their dreams, whether it be in the entertainment word or some other profession all together.
What’s your favorite album from another artist?
19 by Adele. This first album by Adele struck me from the first time I heard it. It just has a raw, true sound to it and you can actually feel her emotion coming out of the speakers. It was something truly different from everything else out there and still inspires me every time I listen to it.
What song of yours are you most proud of?
I have MANY songs that have not been heard yet & Im extremely proud of all of them, but I have to say of my new song that I just released “Pure Gold” is definitely my favorite….The process of working with my producer & co-riter Pj Bianco from start to finish on the song was amazing. He is a crazy talent and I’m very proud & lucky to be working with him….Just watching and learning his process to make an idea for a song turn into a completed work was amazing, it’s no surprise he has worked with some of the biggest names in music like Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato…He actually co-wrote the new single on Nick Jonas’s new album ‘Champagne Problems”. We have written and begun recording many more songs due for release this year and I can’t wait for everyone to hear them.
What is the formula for success in the music industry?
Never give up…tenacity truly is the key. People will see that you are totally serious and driven to be a success and it becomes infectious and they WANT to be a part of it. I look at every setback as fuel to move forward and try even harder. I know it is truly rare for a person to know why they are put on this earth from such a young age, but I’ve known my whole life I was meant to make music……I think if you truly believe you can be a success in the music industry you will NEVER give up and you will make it. To put it simply, I saw a quote from Will Smith on Akon’s Facebook page today and it struck me as total truth.. ‘ If you want something, go get it. Period.”
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