Friday, August 17, 2012

Jenna Andrews - Tumblin' Down

Story and interview by Chris Koppers. Image courtesy of Jenna Andrews

Jenna is a shining personality with a thight schedule. Starting from zero, she climbed to the steep spot where she is right now, but that is just the beginning.
She is a go-getter with a certain charm and she owns a portfolio which is fully loaded with smashing lyrics and melodies.
Some may know her music which appeared in one episode of Grey's Anatomy.
I really appreciate her attitude and I am more than grateful she had some time for a short interview.

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What are you doing right now?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Crossplane - Rollin'

Story by Chris Koppers

Crankbox-music featured the "helluva" band in May 2012.
This German Rock / Punk'n'Roll / Metal band is a hot ticket and you should not miss its latest news:

Alexandra Kelly - It's Complicated

Interview by Chris Koppers

Alexandra is a wondrous musician with a lovely voice. Moreover, she supports, a fundraising campaign.

In this interview, Alexandra talks about her projects, how all started from the beginning, her sweetest moments, and more.

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What are you working on right now?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tina Malia - Serendipity

Story and interview by Chris Koppers

Another gem for you, crankbox-music readers.
Tina is a dedicated lady, a multi-instrumentalist and she can cause tension in the air as soon as she starts singing. So amazing - that voice takes your shoes off. No wonder I had no choice to ask her for an interview.

Her music video "the lost frontier" shows her full spectrum. Classy and unconventional.  I cannot help myself, but her sound catapults my humble person to another galaxy (I bet you face the same destination).
Please note: There are, of course, more music videos of her, but it should be your pleasure to discover them.

Conclusion: Tina shows pure devotion.

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What is your current project?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Alexandra Legouix and the Sunflowers - smooth

Story and interview by Chris Koppers. Images courtesy of Alexandra Legouix

Alexandra and her band are fully loaded with unleashed vigor. May I introduce these exceptional artists to you?

Alexandra Legouix (lead vox/writer), Nero (guitar/writer), Lizzie Sambrook (sax), Tracey Ayer (bass), James Argyle (guitar) - shaken and not stirred - they provide a fusion of Latin, Jazz, Soul, Reggae and Pop influences.

The music is joyful and pleasant. There is no other way, you have to go to their gigs. For all my non-British readers, you should book a flight to London right away, because Alexandra and her crew are on tour thoughout England.

The hyper-talented Alexandra had some moments for crankbox-music.

How does it feels like being the front lady of Alexandra Legouix& The Sunflowers?

Monday, August 13, 2012

Larissa Ness - break the mold
Story and interview by Chris Koppers. Images courtesy of Larissa Ness
Larissa was highly trained for getting on top. She is a pianist, flutist and vocalist - and the combines several genres with her refreshing style. Larissa can be called a veteran, because she has been tapping the piano since the age of 3. Please check her videos on youtube and you certainly have the impression that the keys of her piano move as if by ghost's hands (because of her uncanny skills) - or for Larissa's case she plays the piano with her toes! Be the eyewitness and enjoy her exhilarant music video named "Thoughts of you".

Larissa is flying around the globe right now, but she got some moments for crankbox-music.

How is it being a successful electro pop/dance artist like you? Is it harder to get your career started, because you are a lady?

Liz Primo - the creative force
Story and interview bt Chris Koppers. Images courtesy of Liz Primo

Liz illuminates the dance floor.
Leaving home at the age of 17, Liz knew how to make things happen and commenced her music career.

"My first single State of Amazing was played on MTV Mexico, and my second single Wind Me Up is on MTV Latin America right now."

In other words: her message is around the world.

Breathtaking Liz had some moments for crankbox-music.

What is your current project?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Courtney Randall - The one

Story and interview by Chris Koppers, photograph courtesy of Courtney Randall

She appeared on my radar with her song "the one" which can be seen on youtube  - it is Courtney's winning performance at UCLA's Spring Sing 2011. 

Her thrilling voice and the vibrant melody of her guitar are the perceptive combination for making "the one" a buoyant music experience.

Courtney had some moments to talk about her upcoming debut EP, her plans, and how Chris Brown might come into play.

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What is your current project?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Gabby Covay presents: ChildHood Dream
Special announcement by Gabby Covay

Our single “Childhood Dream” is here, guys! It’s a vanilla-sweet R&B/Pop track with Asian pop influences about a guy who’s fallen haaaaard for his childhood friend.

“Living in a childhood dream, picture-perfect like a movie scene”

Silver Swans - omnipresent on youtube

Interview by Chris Koppers
In 2007, Silver Swans, the dreamy electro pop project, was founded by two highly talented individuals Jon Walters and Ann Yu. Based in San Francisco, they both prospered their project into a shape of an amazing record.   
Ann had some minutes for cranbox-music:
You both composed the the project "Silver Swan" in San Francisco. How did you meet? Who had the idea to combine our talents?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Brittany fox - pursuing a dream
Interview by Chris Koppers, photogrraphs courtesy of Brittany Fox
Performing music means sharing love with others - that is Brittany's principle and she follows her dream.

Brittany gives a profound view behind her music:

What is your current project?  
My current project is really just to try to get myself into anything I can, getting my name out there and branching out into different audiences in different areas. In the last few years I've been able to sing at a few national events that have been able to expand my "fan" base somewhat. It's always nice to sing somewhere and then to get a Facebook post the next day from someone who is from hours away telling you they enjoyed hearing you. It definitely feels good.
How do you get your name out there? Does social networking help?

Amanda Silvera - the supreme commander for music and TV

Story and interview by Chris Koppers, photographs courtesy of Amanda Silvera

Amanda does not run out of energy. It is not that easy to follow her high velocity trace. Blame her attitude - hard working, creative mind. Amanda is a lady with a heart on the right spot. Dedicated to her music and her filming.

Crankbox-music is thrilled to publish an interview with her. She talks about her recent projects, the Macklin Show, success, collaborations, and inspirations.

--- Interview ---
What is your current project?

Currently, I'm working on a few things.. kind of hopped back on the acting horse and couldn't be more excited.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Layla Milou - Reborn

Story and interview by Chris Koppers, photograph courtesy of Layla Milou

Self confident, but not complacent - Layla activates the amplifier and she follows her path named fun, leaving some footprints to pursuit.
'Acces denied' is one of her recent releases and they can be watched on youtube.

Layla shares her thoughts, introduces her new album called Reborn, and talks about  her music-related feelings on crankbox-music.

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You have been performing for a while now. How would you describe yourself? Are you still the same Layla when you commenced playing music at the age of 14?

Courtney Pierce - Raw, bold, and intense.

Story and interview by Chris Koppers, photograph courtesy of Courtney Pierce

Courtney is an original from a dreamy, little town in South Alabama. Being a musician is her passion. Courtney recently moved to Nashville, TN and immediately has started to work on her first resounding album.

Despite of busy as heck, Courtney had a few moments to talk about her current situation.

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What is your recent project?

Rachel E. Merton - the love about Classical Contemorary music

Photograph by Nicole Turner
Story and interview by Chris Koppers, photograph courtesy of Rachel E. Merton

Every now and then, music lovers are stunned by a single music artist who will leave an everlasting impression.
Rachel's music has been aired on several big radio channels in Australia. That is just one reason to contact Rachel and her unlimited creativity. I hade the pleasure to share some moments for an interview with her.

Starting at a very young age and participating to numerous competitions and commissions, Rachel has been crafting her own style with tremendous success.

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How did you get into being a composer?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Jessica Frech - the LOL manufacturer 

Story and interview by Chris Koppers, photographs courtesy of Jessica Frech

I followed a trace of laughter. Millions of folks gathered around the screen just for one reason. Eyeballing Jessica Frech in action!

She gave her tribute to all out-of-the-norm dressed people of Walmart, but moreover, she gave us a chance to learn more about her.

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People of Walmart. Your videos of youtube got tremendous success. Can you tell us more about the Walmart video? Was it you who came up with the idea? Have you ever expected almost 7 million-views (still counting) for People of Walmart 1?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bunny West - Ebullient sounds for your ears!

Story and interview by Chris Koppers, photo courtesy of Bunny West

You may have heard her before - her captivating and outstandig voice conveyed Iron Maiden's 'Run to the Hills' song to the next higher level.  

Bunny is a lady who comes along with the stuff you need to succeed.
She cultivates inimitable lyrics with highly skilled band members.

Artful Bunny West talks about her debut album, her band, female singers, and more.

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How did you get into being a musician?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Caroline Savoie - over 60 original songs will captivate you

Story and interview by Chris Koppers, photographs courtesy of Caroline Savoie

Starting at the young age of 12, Caroline gratefully received her first guitar and this instrument immediately emerged her willingness to perform music the professional, the impassionate way.
Caroline shared some of her precious moments with crankbox-music and talked about her music, her visions and her joy of composing music.

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What is your current project?