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Zoochie Band Announces Fall 2017 Lineup, Opening for Drake Bell Band of Drake and Josh at Stanhope House, On The Border, Mexicali Live and More. Rock/Jam/Groove Band Zoochie out of New Brunswick, NJ  has announced their lineup for the fall. This emerging band. lead by vocalist Libby Kallins, has  a wordly sound with its use of different genres. Read: http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2017/08/zoochie-band-announces-fall-2017-lineup.html



New Music: Meet Libby Kallins of Zoochie and Mellow Out with Her Original Song Aphrodite  There's more music out there to find and enjoy then ever before.  I had the opportunity to interview Libby Kallins of Zoochie, a student at Rutgers University. Libby's got some tunes out on her own, and is now concentrating on being the lead vocalist of Zoochie. Libby writes many of her songs and collaborates on the music. This talented Gen Z has  a soulful sound with looks reminiscent of Stevie Nicks. Click to read: http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2017/04/new-music-meet-libby-kallins-of-zoochie.html


                                                                                                                                
Music App Review: SPEAZIE- Easy to Use, Innovative and Free By Shane Curry

The app is called SPEAZIE (speaker + easy?). 

This new app is conducive to collaboration between artists and there is a great built in audio player. It is a great platform for collaboration between hip hop producers and rappers. Producers can post their beats, and if the rapper stumbles upon it and like the beat they can record a rap over the beat right from their phone, and this can be done with any beat that is posted whether it be acoustic, hip hop, electronic etc. 

Recording is a breeze with the app, it even has a nice user interface with a graphic of a microphone and a background of a vocal booth/studio. The app is very easy to use and took me about 10 minutes to get the hang of. It is similar to other social networks in that you can follow an artist, and like or comment on specific tracks. Click for full article: 
http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2015/09/music-app-review-speazie-easy-to-use.html














Jersey Girl Caroline Byrne Talks About Being on American Idol Jersey Girl Caroline Byrne is lighting up the stage of American Idol and ready to take on the world. Appearing on American Idol is just the start for this talented singer, as she’s working on some new songs, planning to wow the Big Apple with some appearances and is determined to make her passion come alive.
Caroline shares with us how she started, where she’s going and talks about being on the much-anticipated "Farewell Season" of #AmericanIdol.
Q: Tell me about when you decided you liked to sing and wanted to pursue it.




Young Talent: NJ's YouTube Fave Josh Pirog Takes a Rollercoaster Ride up to New Heights with New Ballad: Thinkin' Bout You

It's always exciting to hear new talent. Sometimes, it's someone you know. You watch that person grow up and then you just get amazed by what you hear. Josh is a bit of a Youtube sensation, A senior at  Mahwah High School in NJ, he's got  almost 30,000 views on an original song he made when he was 15. Now that he's 18, he's got a new ballad out, a poppy, yet soulful song that could rival anything you hear from Ed Sheeran, who just happens to be one of Josh's faves. I just love this new song, Thinkin' Bout You. Josh first caught my eye when he was just a young lad with his original song RollercoaSTer now with tens of thousands of hits.  For full article click: http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2015/05/young-talent-njs-youtube-fave-josh.html


The Ultimate David Cassidy Concert Review: You Made Us Happy

Teen Idol David Cassidy Still Draws Crowds       Photo Suzanne Ordas Curry
By Suzee

I can still remember what the poster - posters - adorning my room of David Cassidy looked like. He seemed so far away back then, just a vision of loveliness on a tiny black and white TV, unreachable. All the way out in California land with his TV family.

It wasn't like today when you could get on the Internet, tweet your favorite star, read their tweets to see if they are in the bathroom or not or what random thought was on their mind. Even as a regular Tiger Beat reader, you really didn't know what those pop idols that were featured in there were really like. And now I know, they had nothing to do with those articles. Maybe David's favorite food really was not french fries. And he was not attracted to girls with a sense of humor. And his favorite color wasn't yellow. But that was our Bible.
For the Complete Review and more photos click here:
http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2015/02/the-ultimate-david-cassidy-concert.html

VH1 Reality Star Releases New Song "Taste"


Philadelphia - Jackie Madden, Billboard Top 40 Recording artist and star of VH1’s reality series “You’re Cut Off” announces the release of hew newest single,"Taste", as of July 16th on Beatport and Itunes worldwide via 418 Music/INgrooves Fontana. Taste mixes a dance techno beat with sultry and melodic vocals. Written by Jackie Madden and Aaron Scott, it was produced by award-winning Stephen “Mr. Mig’ Migliori, a mutliplatinum producer who has worked with such tops artists as Taylor Swift, Beyonce and John Legend. Jackie previous release, Fallinglanded her the title of  #2  Billboard Breakout Artist on the Dance Chart and the song climbed into the Billboard Top 40 Dance Club/Play Chart (April 2011), proving there is life after a reality series. This is her fourth song released.

Jackie is a talented singer, songwriter, actress and dancer, who started performing when she was only 3 years old. She is a trained dancer. “The reality show was a great foundation for my career,” she said, “I acquired many dedicated fans, but now I’m really living out my dream - writing songs, singing and performing.” Jackie has over 30,000 followers on Twitter. 

During her Falling tour she performed at venues throughout the East Coast, including New York (Beatstock), Connnecticut (Mohegan Sun), Atlantic City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Florida. She also made numerous celebrity appearances as a reality star including events in New York City and Las Vegas.

VH1's show was about beautiful young women used to living the good life that got to experience life without amenities. A success for the network, it is frequently rerun on the network. Jackie was on for the entire season. 

Jackie has also appeared in the independent film “An Affirmative Act”. She is currently working on new songs and some exciting projects (can we say TV?). For more information visit her website at www.jaquelinemadden.com and follow her on Twitter @ TheJackieMadden.




Point Me In the Direction of Atlantic City - David Cassidy Comes to Atlantic City's Tropicana

You may not find a brightly-colored Mondrianesqe bus parked outside the Tropicana but inside you'll still find hundreds of screaming fans that know he's there.


Ladies that is. Ladies for a GNO or ladies who dragged their significant others. Ladies pretty much who are middle-aged. Ladies who most likely had his poster hung in their bedroom and who were fixated in front of the TV on Friday night or positioned in front of a transistor radio tuned to WABC AM radio to hear one of his songs.  Ladies who put his singles on their turntables, after carefully placing the little doo-dad in the middle. Ladies who carried their lunches to school in a Partridge Family lunchbox. Ladies who "played" Partridge Family with their friends. And you'll see he's picked up some younger fans as well with his dashing debonair, way cool hair and light FM music. Read more: http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2015/01/point-me-in-direction-of-atlantic-city.html

INTERVIEW: Brazilian Beauty & PopStar Natalia Damini - Exclusive First American Interview for First Album "Beautiful" 







"Gracias! Gracias!” exclaimed the young Natalia Damini as she ran out of her local video store, clutching her very own copy of  Dirty Dancing. “No one else but you rents it, and you’ve rented it so often, you can just have it,” the store owner said. "That movie was my inspiration,” stated Natalia. “I love the dancing and the music. I would practice the choreography, and of course, I wanted to marry Patrick Swayze.”  Flash forward a decade or so and Natalia is doing her own dirty dancing, up on stage to her own songs, performing over 80 concerts a year.  She is about to release her first album, Beautiful in January 2014. A recognized music artist in Brazil  she’s teamed up for a single on the album with one of America’ hottest artists,  #Nicki Manaj entitled Hot Fire. Other collaborations include those with Gucci Mane and Shop Boys. It’s also got a song on it, Letter on a Bullet Train, dedicated to actor #Paul Walker (video below). Her latest EP release from the album, Bad Girl, debuted at #32 on the Itunes Pop Music Chart.  Beautiful is a 17 track compilation of previously released and new songs.  Natalia’s first single was Feeling the Love in 2010. In April 2011 came Your Lies, then in August came It’s Over. After that Can’t Be Without U was released. This was her most universal project and her first entry into the pop market. Her songs range multiple genres from , EDM, pop, Latin, rap to R and B.

I asked Natalie about her new album, growing up in Brazil, and what she hopes the future has in store for her.

Suzee: Why did you name the album Beautiful?

ND: All of the songs have a beautiful message. It’s not about the beauty on the outside, it’s about how beautiful people are on the inside. There’s so much beauty in a person and the way they do things.
Suzee:  You do a collaboration with the amazing Nicki Manaj on this album. Did you record in studio with her?

ND:  No, I recorded here in Brazil. My manager, my team, made this dream happen for me. I’m living a dream. I'm so lucky.
Suzee: You did a tribute to recently deceased actor Paul Walker, from The Fast and Furious fame, who I loved the most as a young actor in She’s All That -  great 90’s flick. Tell me why.


ND: I admired him as an actor, but when I saw what he did to help people - people all over the world, with projects all over the world, it showed me how beautiful he was on the inside. The song I did for him on the album is the most beautiful - the most special – song on the album. It’s very emotional and melodic, and I dedicated it him.

Suzee: When do you recall you wanted to be a singer?
ND: As far back as I can remember I liked to sing. I would sing for my grandpa as a little girl. He was a musician and it made him so happy to hear me. But I would only sing for him and myself.  After he died (at age 8), I told my dad one day that, “I think I can sing.” I remember the first time I sang for him. I was trembling. He was so happy to hear me sing, because I was the only one in my family that was musical like my grandpa was. I told him, “Daddy, I want everyone to listen to my music.” At that point in time, we didn’t have a lot of money, but he paid for whatever lessons he could find for me. He told me “Someday, the right day will come”.

I took dancing and singing and acting lessons. I watched and listened to Britney Spears and Michael Jackson as a child.  I wanted to dance and sing like them and I copied their choreography.

Suzee: So when did things start to happen for you?
ND: I had a friend that knew a producer and DJ (Alahin Feitosa). He asked me if I can sing electronic music. They wrote me Feeling the Love and it got played all over the city and in clubs all over Brazil.

Suzee: What is the difference between music in Brazil and in America?
ND: The difference is huge. It’s like fire and water. In Brazil we have our own sounds and rhythms, Samba, Bossa Nova, and we don’t sing in English, we sing in Portuguese. It’s just the beginning of Pop in Brazil, we focus on our own sounds and rhythms.

Suzee: Your songs cover a lot of styles. What do you like best?
ND: I love all music. I love pop, I love rap. It depends on what I feel like listening to. If I want to dance I’ll put on dance music. I like to sing pop and hip hop.

Suzee: When did you learn English?
ND: I learned it by myself. When I was about 8 or 10 I wanted to know what Britney Spears was singing about! So I set out to learn it. If you want to learn a language the best thing is to hear it and practice it, it’s not about classes in school. I watched a lot of American movies. Dirty Dancing was my favorite.

Suzee: Who do you admire the most now?
ND: Michael Jackson, Selena, Beyonce and Lady Gaga are some of my favorites.

Suzee: What are your favorite American shows?
ND:  I like #Glee and The X Factor. Love Gillian Anderson (Readers: Watch Gillian in NBC’s new show after the Olympics, #Crisis.)

Suzee: Now tell me, what is beautiful in your life?
ND: Making my dream come true, fighting for my dream is beautiful. I had struggles starting out and had to leave where  my friends and family were to fight for the dream. But that is beautiful, fighting for it and seeing it come true.I love being on stage and performing.

Suzee: Thanks for the interview Natalia, it's been a pleasure. Can’t wait for your new album and  I’ve got Can’t Be Without U on my dance play list now. Let me know when you make it to the states!

Just the Facts 
Album Release: January 2014
Beautiful Tour Dates:
February/14 Guadalajara
February/15 and 16 Mexico city
February/19 and 20 CancĂșn
Awards: Nominated for Best National Single 2012, DJ Sound Awards (Latin America)
              Nominated for Best Pop Artist, DJ Sound Awards (Latin America)
              Winner, 2011 Omega Hitz Awards, Revelcaodo Ano
              Winner, 2012, Videoclip Nacional

To connect with Natalia follow her on Twitter @NataliaDamini or Facebook. Collaborations and music inquiries should be addressed to the management team CONCORE ENT.concoreuniversal@gmail.com.For media inquiries call Lashaun @ (951) 665-8365 or emailUrbanStarzMedia@gmail.com.


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