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Showing posts with label performer. Show all posts
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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Spotlight on Μαє ℜ'Łуєђ Aηatίηє (averymae.amore) Live Singer and Flutist- SLE Reporting…

 





Always Unique, Totally Intelligent, and Sometimes Mysterious Mae is an autistic live performer with a passion for playing her flute. She has been performing as a flutist for over 20 years along with 8 years of experience in a marching band and two years of private lessons. Mae started with music when she was very young with her first instrument being her voice at around 18 months but an official instrument around the age of 3. Mae lost many people in her life and went into a severe depression.  music was her family's last resort in helping her through those hard times. At age 11, Mae was enrolled in a band and her talent took off like lightning she ended up being the first person to have two stars for flute tryouts, the first person to put her flute together, and the first person to learn all 12 scales and the minor scales. To this day, Mae has learned over 13 instruments and absolutely loves them all. In Second Life, not only does she perform but she is also involved in many charities. The SL Enquirer met up with Mae to learn more about her and what she does.






Interview with  Μαє ℜ'Łуєђ Aηatίηє (averymae.amore)



SLE: Hi Mae, it is a pleasure to meet you. Congratulations on winning the raffle at Freedom Rock’s Wild Wild West Event! Where are you from and how did you discover Second Life?


Mae: Hi Lanai, it's a pleasure to meet you as well. I am from South Georgia in the United States. I was actually in college when I found Second Life back in 2009 originally. I was honestly surfing the internet looking for something to do with my free time and found Second Life. I immediately fell in love and I have logged in every day since 2009.


SLE: A lot of people found Second life, like that, we are sure glad you did. So tell us it is rare to meet a flutist these days. Can you give our readers a little background about you, your music background, and your experience? 


Mae: I suppose it is a rare thing here in Second Life, far as I know I am probably the only one in Second Life who does live flute music. I have been playing flute for now twenty years and it honestly was a good thing that my parents put me in the band to learn to play because I had a very rough childhood, so music was something that saved me from self-destruction. However, I have been singing since I was a baby around eighteen months to my lullaby, if I wasn't asleep I would start humming it, so they knew music would play a big role in my life and they didn't realize how much it would until later. With flute, we had to try out at school and no stars meant a different instrument, one star meant you were okay but possibly another instrument would be better, and two stars meant you were perfect for the instrument and my tryout was two stars, so I was told to buy a flute. I was the first person to put my flute together, take my plugs out, and learn all twelve scales and all minor scales. I was labeled as a prodigy essentially. My first flute was a student flute which I played through high school, my current flute is a professional-level jazz flute that I got in college and played through college which is also the flute I play here in Second Life.




SLE: Glad that playing music was helpful to you as a child and further helped you develop into the talented person you are. Also, didn’t know there were different kinds of flutes, but I guess it makes sense now. How would you describe your range and style of music?


Mae: I honestly don't know. I would probably have to say eclectic. I love to play with things that speak to me. My song list ranges from classical to jazz to oldies, to today's hits. So, honestly, I'm very versatile with my music.


SLE: Well your love for music is all over the place. That is great showing love for many different genres, it gives you the openness to play many different songs. For many people, music is more than entertainment. It speaks to our souls differently. It is not only something to do for fun but it is also a therapy. It can trigger memories, evoke emotions and help us through difficult times in our lives. How has music impacted your life?


Mae: When I was first growing up, I had many life events happen. There were a few big ones that had sent me into a spiral. One of them was my grandpa dying in front of my eyes because of a massive heart attack at the tender age of six. He was not the only death we had that year. We had five others which were all two weeks apart. I went into a severe depression, I was voided from life. I didn't respond to people around me, I wouldn't talk to anyone except my teacher in school, my mom, and my speech therapist. As time progressed, I still stayed quiet and more things happened to me. I was being bullied in school because I was "different", we hadn't known of my autism at this time. I was out of control by the time I got introduced to the band in sixth grade which did a three-sixty on my life.



SLE: So sorry for your loss especially multiple ones like that. But it is always nice to see a silver lining from a tragedy like that, you found your place in the music life that you were meant to be in. So tell our readers, we found out that you are not only are you an SL performer but you are very involved in charities, can share your accolades with our readers about some of the charities you are involved in?


Mae: My biggest charity that I have been involved in is Relay for Life, which I have been with them since 2009. I have been on tech support, castle builder, top DJ competition, and captain of my own team. Currently, I still serve as the Survivor and Caregiver Honor Lap Coordinator since 2019, working with Camping for a Cure, for now, two years, I am their Host Manager, Cooking for a Cure featuring DFS, and a blogger for them. I am also the blogger manager for Out Shop Cancer which falls in October. I've also done Christmas Expo as a designer. Besides Relay, I have done Pride Festival as a blogger, One Billion Rising as a shirt creator for this past year, Toys for Tots as a creator, Rare Disease Day as a supporter, Homes for Our Troops as a supporter, and recently, Feed a Smile where I raised 40 meals while playing my flute.


SLE: Well you do have a few hidden talents, from music, to building, to designing. That is great to know that you are able to help in so many ways. Being a flutist do you find that you have a certain kind of fan base or do you find that by introducing yourself to the SL residents you are gaining more because your instrument is not the “norm” played in SL?



Mae: Honestly, I've just started recently sharing my talent the past month with Second Life. I honestly have found that there are many people who are interested because my instrument is not normal but also it does appeal to certain fan bases as well.


SLE: Well I am glad we met so early in your career here in Second Life, hopefully, this interview will bring more eyes and ears to your talents. Aside from the flute what other instruments do you like to use while performing in Second Life?


Mae: Currently, I only perform with the flute but I also have my glass flute, Chinese flute, pan flute, and recorder that I can use but I haven't introduced those quite yet. However, I am trying to build up enough courage to sing.


SLE:  You mentioned you have autism, often time it can be hard to make connections with others due to difficulties in communication, How has performing in Second Life helped you? Explaining Autism from your perspective will be very insightful for our readers and allow them to see this disorder through your eyes.


Mae: Explaining this to someone who doesn't understand Autism is quite challenging because if you meet one person with Autism, you've only met one person because the spectrum is so wide-ranged. A good way to explain this is a friend with positive and negative benefits. The negative is having anxiety about approaching a venue owner to play at their venue or just talking to someone about managing me because of my lack of understanding of the fact I take so long to process things or I don't correct someone just because they said something to me that was wrong because I fear of the lash back or being anxious about being accepted. The positive is I get to do what I enjoy, I get to meet new people which I yearn to do even as an Autistic person, and I get to share with others that Autism doesn't limit people on what they can and can't do.


SLE: Thank you for helping me and many others to understand just a little bit about how Autism affects you and others. Second Life does a lot of charities for many different reasons. Autism for one, have you included yourself in any of the charity events, or is that something you keep personal?


Mae: Far as an Autism charity, I have not found one that I would like to participate, in yet. I don't quite know which ones are still on the grid for them but far as Relay, I'm heavily involved in them. Also, Feed a Smile, One Billion Rise, Out Shop Cancer, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (Strides), the Christmas Expo, and Toys for Tots.


SLE: So nice to hear your involvement in charities, it does say a lot for you as a person. Do you have a calendar listing your performances? If so, what is the link?


Mae: Yes! This is the link: Live Performances (google.com)


SLE: How can venues book you?


Mae: I'm currently looking for a management, however, that is a very slow process for me. So, currently, they can contact me directly, AveryMae Amore, OR my sister, Yvanna Schuster.




SLE: Thank you for sharing your story, and talent with us as well as your charitable service in the Second Life community.  Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?


Mae: Thank you so much for this opportunity. I am excited to hear people's feedback on my story and what I have done here in Second Life.



Additional Information


SLURL (My Profile): secondlife:///app/agent/a09dbc7e-e73b-4fc8-a274-f42a121f5393/about

Group: secondlife:///app/group/ae59dcf2-bc9f-4050-8615-150865b05320/about

Calendar: Live Performances (google.com)

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MysteriouslyMae/ OR Mae Anatine | Facebook

 

Instagram: Mae Anatine (@averymaeamore) • Instagram photos and videos

 

Listen Here: https://audius.co/maeanatine


Booking Contact: AveryMae Amore OR Yvanna Schuster

 

~May Anatine~

⚜  Live Performer

⚜ RFL 2019-2022 - Survivor Lap Coordinator


Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The Red Pug Pub presents Live Singer Icecremn Merlin - Rock / Blues -Wednesdays 4-5 pm SLT

 


Come see our newest attraction - LIVE SINGER MUSICIAN Icecremn Merlin... he will entertain you with his awesome talent! Every Wednesday from 4-5pm SLT

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Second Life's Loved Performer - Stephanniyah Sinatra

 


As one of Second Life's best loved performers, Stephanniyah's performances take it to the next level. Her controlled, powerful voice and unique vocal stylings transform each song! She performs re-imagined R&B, Pop, Indie, and Jazz songs.

SOCIAL MEDIA / WEBSITE:





BOOKING INQUIRIES: 

To book Stephanniyah, please contact her directly by notecard or reach out to a member of her management team:

Dane Voxel
Aurora (aurora9099)

Monday, June 14, 2021

Spotlight on Rogue Galaxy - It's all about the Music! Lanai Jarrico Reporting…





"Where words fail, music speaks."- Hans Christian Andersen


Originally from Canada, Rogue Galaxy resides in upstate New York. She is a seasoned musician/vocalist with a timbre and tone of her voice unique to the Blues, but she also performs Rock, Jazz, Rockabilly, Pop, and more. In Second Life,  Rogue makes you feel every word she sings at her performances.  Her distinct voice and musical style will charm the hearts of all.


Her talent goes beyond Second Life. As a  2020 People's Choice Sammy Award Nominee (Syr. NY), Rogue Galaxy is a seasoned musician/vocalist. Her vocals are described as sultry, bluesy, and smoky and she performs a variety of music for dinner parties, restaurants, galleries, cafes, wineries, breweries, festivals, concerts, and private engagements. Rogue was heavily involved in her local music scene and ran various groups both online and off until the pandemic hit.  



Interview with Rogue Galaxy


SLE: Hi Rogue, thank you for taking the time to sit with me for this interview. You have over 20 years of experience in the music industry. Can you tell us a little about your music background and how you discovered Second Life?


Rogue: Hello Lanai, you’re welcome, and thank you for asking me to do this interview! To be honest I grew up around music. My father always played in bands and had jam sessions and parties at our house. There was never a dull moment! Lol... I grew up singing with him and in school and church choirs etc. I discovered SL back in 2006, a friend asked me to join, I created my avatar Artemis Vandeverre, and was soon on the way to discovering a whole new world. I sang as Artemis from 2007 – 2009, then stopped singing, as I bought a sim and created this avatar Rogue became a businesswoman rented out land and shops, and created female shapes called Rogue Shapes. Lol WOW.. that seems like a lifetime ago! but that lasted about 2 years and then I ended up renting out the sim for 10 years.. and last year came back in-world to enjoy it and sing again.




SLE: Wow you are a Jane of all SL trades! I’m glad to hear you returned back to SL to share your talent. With your real-life music career taking a hit during the Pandemic, do you see things getting back to normalcy?


Rogue: Things are starting to happen here, they are slowly getting back to normal, although, even though I am vaccinated, I can still carry the germs.. and as a singer, I personally take precautions as I don’t want to make anyone sick, so I have decided that for me personally, I will perform at outside only venues and will have a sneeze screen barrier in front of me, so I don’t project directly to my audience. I would never want to be responsible for making anyone sick or worse. SO yeah... it’s a lot to think about and wrap your head around.



SLE: The pandemic has affected so many real-life venues, it is great that you have a plan for you returning with only outside venues for now. At least you are getting back into it. So, trying to juggle a real-life music career with  Mohawk Valley Open Mic and a variety of local open mics in your area. Do you find your time divided equally?


Rogue: I’ve always attended live shows in SL from the time I started here. If I'm not busy performing... I'm promoting, attending other music events, etc.



SLE: You’re always busy, that is good. So tell the readers since you have a wide range of vocal talents. Do you personally have a favorite that you use as your “go-to” when you feel the need to pump up the crowd, or even get yourself in better energy for a crowd?


Rogue: I’m a blues gal at heart, but I love all genres of music.. If I need to boost people's spirits. Everyone seems to like CCR and I’ve done CCR tributes here, they were very well received and people have a lot of fun!


SLE: Since you have been performing in Second Life, have you ever dual streamed with any other artist, or is there an artist you would like to dual-stream with?


Rogue: No, I’ve never dual streamed, but I’m talking dual streaming with UglyBill, he’s a wonderful performer! I think dual streaming would be great fun! I can’t wait to try it!


SLE: We would love to hear that! Second Life is a great platform for artists of all kinds. Have you personally brought anyone into Second Life to either perform or just show them what the virtual worlds have to offer?


Rogue: Oh yes, I brought many friends in to hang out and explore over the years! Some who lived in a different country, so we could talk and hang out.. the virtual worlds are great for connecting. However, I haven’t brought any musicians in, but members of my acoustic trio are up for it.. so I may host an acoustic concert in the future! 



SLE: Well you will have to let us know when you do, we would love to promote it for you. How do you prefer to get booking requests? Also, do you have a group that fans can join for your performance notifications?


Rogue: If people are interested in booking me, they can just drop me a notecard. I always put out an info board at my sets but I just made a HUD I can hand out to people at my shows. They attach it and can click on it for all of my info, like my song list, booking info, websites, Facebook, etc. it’s a great lil gadget... I love being creative in SL!


SLE: I like that idea of a hud to give out all your information. So tell us, when you aren’t performing, what do you like to do In SL?


Rogue: Well, when I’m not performing, I co-host Open Mic for musicians and vocalists at my UglyBills BawdyHaus bi-weekly on Mondays, I like to go listen to other musicians! Katia Portugal, Mavenn, UglyBill, Cammy Carter 😊  to name a few, I like to visit some of my favorite venues to see what's going on, and I like to explore various regions from around the world


SLE: So Rogue in closing is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?


Rogue: nothing to add here.. 😊




Additional Information

URL: http://www.roguegalaxymusic.com  

URL: https://www.cathietimian.com  

GROUP: Rogue Galaxy - The Mojo Mama  

CALENDAR: https://tinyurl.com/rogues-cal  

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/RogueGalaxy 

PREFERRED CONTACT: Note Card

BOOKINGS: Send notecard directly to Rogue Galaxy


Thursday, September 17, 2020

Roxanne Ysabel – A Rising Star in the Music World-Brooke Blackburn Reporting




                                                 
 Music influences so much of our everyday lives we take it for granted. From turning on the radio in our car to slipping on a pair of earbuds to go for a jog, we all need music to entertain us. This year has been one for the history books and incredibly hard on the vast majority of people in the world. It is at this time we need music to lift us up and invoke the emotions needed to get us through these difficult times. Music has been a great passion of mine, and to get a chance to experience some of the world’s great singers is a dream of mine. I was at Coachella in 2006, I was at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary in 2009, and I was at the Fleetwood Mac “On with the show” tour in 2014 to name a few. But with real life venues canceling concerts and social distancing concerns, finding an outlet for great live music has been a challenge. So many of us need to have music to provide us with the entertainment and hope for a better future. But more than that we need it from great singers that can convey that with the heart and soul that touch us emotionally. 


One way to get that live music fix is to attend the myriad of music stages Second Life has to offer. Almost 24 hours a day you can be entertained with exceptional talent from around the world. One of those rising stars is Roxanne Ysabel. She has a vocal range few can match and although she prefers to sing Jazz and Blues, has a wide variety of songs on her list she has mastered. 


I was able to catch up with Roxanne one summer evening and with the vast number of talent Second Life has to offer, this is one performer you will want to go out of your way to hear. Her rendition of the song River Deep, Mountain High could give Celine Dion a run for her money! 


Roxanne Ysabel arrived in Second Life November 20, 2009, and quickly took to the music scene, starting to perform with a voice that is destined for greatness. Her lyrical style is more comfortable with Aretha Franklin and Frank Sinatra but can venture out to artists like Michael Bublé, Rihanna, and Beyoncé. 


Her set that night consisted of:

  • Fire – Pointer Sister

  • I wanna dance with somebody – Whitney Houston

  • Give it to me right – Melanie Fiona

  • Turn me on – Norah Jones

  • River Deep, Mountain High – Tina Turner

  • Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin




Interview with Roxanne Ysabel (Roxy):

Brooke Blackburn (BB): At What age did you first start singing?

Roxy: Probably since I was about 6 months old lol. My mother said I would hum entire songs from the radio and commercials. But my first performance was of course when I was about 9 in church.

BB: So, you were encouraged by your family to sing?

Roxy: Yes, my father’s family all sang or played instruments in southern Baptist church. When they found out you could sing or play they would stick you right in front of the church and say “Go for it!!”

BB: How long have you been singing in Second Life?

Roxy: Since 2011, singing was the first thing I ever did in Second Life. The first word I typed in search was “Karaoke”.

BB: How much of your life has been dedicated to music?

Roxy: Most of it. I would say I was always in some type of chorus or choir, then went on to do my first year of high school in a performing arts repertory company. As a young adult, I also was in a theater group in my city and we did musical dramatic performances.

BB: Do you sing and perform in Real Life now?

Roxy: Not anymore, for a while when I turned 30, I gave birth to a special needs child and I felt my time was best spent at home with him and so Second Life is my main outlet for performing. 

BB: And Second Life allows you the time to look after you child and sing?

Roxy: Yes, it does, and I’m very grateful for this platform. 






BB: Is Jazz your favorite style of music or do you prefer something else?

Roxy: Jazz and Blues are like my forte, but I always believed in reaching. You can never better yourself if you don’t push your limits… River Deep is a really fun song. It’s my newest addition to the “Roxanne pushes herself secret song list”.

BB: What artists have influenced you or who are your favorite singers?

Roxy: Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin….


(BB) Do you write songs? Have you written anything original?

Roxy: There is actually an old song on my YouTube channel written by me. It needs to be revamped, maybe it’s what I’ll start with…

BB: Do you sing any original songs in your Second Life sets?

Roxy: Oh, that would be great but it’s scary too.

BB: Well you like to push yourself, and we are always the most critical about ourselves. 

Roxy: Yes I do and it’s something I will be considering over the next year. Believe it or not I’m very shy, so something like that has the fear of god in me and yes even after all these years I still get butterflies.

BB: For booking who can fans contact?

Roxy: I have a manager, her name is Sol Mercury, and she can handle all inquiries about me from bookings to my song list.

BB: What is your fee?

Roxy: I ask the venue for L$3000 per show.


 




Roxanne Ysabel is an act few can follow. Check her out at one of the many venues around Second Life and one of her goals is to perform at the main stage at Second Life Birthday (SLB18). I for one can’t wait to see that happen!!  


"Music is food for the soul." – Roxanne Ysabel


Additional Information:

Join my group in Second Life!

Group Code: 32aae73f-8265-5aeb-0532-55653ea58df7


YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ItachiOkasan
Calendar: https://www.roxannerox.com/roxanne-s-calendar
Website: https://www.roxannerox.com/
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/188526654@N02/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roxanne.ysabel
Bookings Contact: Sol Mercury

Saturday, February 6, 2016

SL Musicians: Meet David Csiszer- Talented Alternative, Acoustic Rock and Indy Performer




David (formerly known as Charles Coleman) is a seasoned  Songwriter/Singer/Multi-Instrumentalist SL performer and has been playing in RL for over 20 years.  His music has so many facets.  David is bold in his music. He lays it out there for you to embrace. He has energy, humor and he delivers a unique array of original songs as well as classic cover tunes ranging from alternative & acoustic rock to blues & jazz.  Follow the journey with David as he performs some favorites from various groups such as Coldplay, Zepplin, Chilli Peppers, STP, Stone Sour, Imagine Dragons, U2, and Daft Punk to his audience. 



David delivers his cornucopia of great music with deep passion, high humor, incredible voice and amazing skill on his guitars, loop pedal and drums.


DAVID'S FEES 
When you hire David your event/venue also receives OutWorld promotion currently on FaceBook and Google+. Also 42  Music groups in SL. This is done for all shows except private shows


  • 4K  One Time or Monthly
  • 6k  Private party.. This means it is not opened to the general public and his group is not invited to come, NO advertising is done to promote the  show.
  • 3.5K  Bi-weekly

MANAGEMENT/BOOKING: NYNA SLATE

GROUP: DAVID CSISZER LIVE

􀀂For performance dates visit David's Calendar

https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=dcsiszer%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles 

Additional Information:

Artist Website: http://www.davidcsiszer.com

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109166928258067791959/posts

https://plus.google.com/u/0/114211246160255668025/posts

FaceBook  https://www.facebook.com/david.csiszer?fref=ts
                 https://www.facebook.com/groups/305215037599/
                 
RL Video    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6nHZJ0JsfeQ8iNuyUxHlyA 

Video by QVV in SL 
                Empty World Original song by David
                 http://youtu.be/0Ckml-h4Hy0 

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dcsiszer

Reverbnation:  http://www.reverbnation.com/davidcsiszer

CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/DavidCsiszer
                 
TO PURCHASE DAVID'S CD - TIME
 CD- http://kunaki.com/Sales.asp?PID=PX00OHDYP5 
 Download - http://www.cdbaby.com/m/cd/davidcsiszerhttp://www.davidcsiszer.com/#!buy/c5u8

http://www.davidcsiszer.com/#!buy/c5u8



Nyna Slate, Manager for David Csiszer
CEO Nyna Slate Managment and Promotions,LLC

 
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