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Interview: Wé McDonald from NBC's The Voice is Sweet and Powerful in Many Ways 
If you don't already know this Jersey girl, meet Wé McDonald (pronounced Way) from Season 11 of NBC's The Voice. She was a semifinalist, taking third place that season. During that season this young girl partnered up with such legends as John Legend and Alicia Keys, and her voice went down in history. 
https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2019/06/interview-we-mcdonald-from-nbcs-voice.html    





VH1 Reality Star and Billboard Artist Jackie Madden Back with a New Song called "I Don't Need You." Read: https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2019/03/vh-reality-star-and-billboard-artist.html


New York Filmmaker and Musician David Patrick Wilson Releases Country Song Pickup Truck 
Read: https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2019/01/new-york-david-with-kirk-yanofilmmaker.html

Interview with Big Brother's Jessie Godderz aka "Mr. PecTacular" on His New Music Video with 98 Degrees Superstar Jeff Timmons; Who Gets the Girl in "The Girl is With Me?'  https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2018/10/interview-with-big-brothers-jessie.html


Meet the Bands of the 2017 Ridgewood Music Fest - Declan Power, Blue Plate Special, Eugene Thomas and No Big Deal, Stillettos, Trouble, No Money Down and Country Joe Trio Read: http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2017/09/event-meet-bands-of-ridgewood-music.html


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. Read: 
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 American Idol. 
Read:   http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2016/01/so-who-is-caroline-byrne-hear-about-her.html




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.  Read: 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.” 
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