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Monday, October 4, 2010

MUSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Zerbie Magic's second chance in Second Life- Sandy Demina Reporting...


Staff Reporter
• Monday, October 04, 2010
Zerbie Magic was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She has been singing in real life for 13 years, and recently started performing in Second Life where she can realize her mission of "singing to the World."
Zerbie's passion is music and she is thrilled to be able to sing full time. She is doing what she loves to do and does soooo well. Fall in love as your soul is renewed by her music.... by a voice that is rich, smooth, powerful and sweet!

Zerbie sings covers of musicians such as Toni Braxton, Sarah McLachlan, and Savage Garden, with an original tune or two thrown in to the mix!! Her unique and varied style cross genres to include R&B, Pop, and Jazz.
Here below the text of our conversartion...



SANDY:Where are you from? ZERBIE:I was born Miami, Florida


SANDY:How long have you been playing music?
ZERBIE:For about 13 years



SANDY: How did you discover SL? what brought you inworld?ZERBIE:My friend saw an infomercial on tv about being able to make a living on second life. So called me and told me about it, so i created an avatar Zerbie(what my mom calls me). I then discovered that people can perform in Second Life but then my mission change. I now became interested in singing then anything else.



SANDY: Did you ever think to use your real name for what you usually do in Second Life?
ZERBIE:I do share my real name "Roserbie Theoc" with those who come to my show at times. I'm not only an sl singer but I also sing in rl as well. And i'd like to stay connected to my fans where ever I go.



SANDY:Can you describe your experience in SL:what did you like to do when you were not playing? Do you like to go to live music events or to art exhibits?
ZERBIE: I love meeting people, I definitely love shopping for anything and everything:it's just amazing to see what's created by all these talented people. Everything in sl is art to tell you the truth. But I do catch my friends performing as well like TB Andel, Maximillion Kleene, Maxx Sabertooth, PM Bookmite, and others.



SANDY:What  influenced you to get your to where you are today musically?ZERBIE:I remember the first time seeing Whitney Houston performing" I wanna dance with Somebody". I said I want to be just like her...and then my journey began.



SANDY:Do you think SL could be a valid showcase for your RL works?
ZERBIE: I definitely do, because I'm reaching people that would take a bit more work and funds to reach, I have fans all over the world. And when my album comes out it won't just be released in rl but also in sl:and these people are real no matter how you see it.

SANDY:How would you describe your style?ZERBIE:hmmm lol I'm a producers nightmare i'm a bit all over the place. I would say pop contemporary/world.


SANDY:What are the sources of your inspiration?
ZERBIE:Life experiences and just an imagination of maybe what i'd want to happen.

SANDY: Do you have a cd released yet?ZERBIE:Not yet I'm working on my first album now Titled "Second Life Second Chance" which was given to me by one of my Zer Bee fans. I plan on also releasing the first song on November 12. So look out for that!


SANDY:Do you use other kind of digital promotions?
ZERBIE: So far i've used reverbnation, myspace, ans facebook.
http://www.reverbanation.com/zerbie
http://www.zerbielive.com
http://www.myspace.com/zerbiemagic



SANDY:Where do you see yourself a year from now:will Second Life still exist?
ZERBIE:Life will definitely exist for me but i do see myself traveling the world singing my music. and doing great things I plan to be a household name.






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