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Friday, February 17, 2012

It's All About YOU!

It's All About You with Crissy Collins - When We Speak TV

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Randevyn Interview Coming Soon!

Don't Forget to look out for new interviews on When We Speak TV.  My latest interview is with Singer/ Songwriter Randevyn Pierre.
Randevyn Pierre first discovered his talents in Pirmasens, Germany, as the lead vocalist of his father's gospel choir at the age of 10. After moving back to the United States at 13, he began playing piano and organ for his local church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As a high school student, Pierre recorded Christian music with Verity Records' Stellar Award-winning, Colorado Mass Choir as well as EMI's Denver-based, Heritage Christian Center Choir. Years later, Randevyn impulsively packed his bags and headed south to expand and further his music career. Shortly after his relocation to Atlanta, Georgia, Randevyn's talent was brought to the attention of several Atlanta musicians including rapper Chris Ludacris Bridges and platinum-selling R&B group, Jagged Edge's 581 Entertainment. Playing piano for himself, Randevyn was invited to audition for Jagged Edge's small label and their mother, Linda Casey, who was impressed with Pierre's talents. Because of the label's full roster and other issues, the business relationship was never consummated. Later, after an unsuccessful audition with Fox's American Idol (season 3), Randevyn decided to merge a collection of soul songs he had written and recorded. Randevyn's musical visibility began in October 2005 when he teamed up with Sincere Johnson, CEO of Atlanta-based, Sin. J Entertainment, surfacing as the company's flagship artist.

Randevyn's 2005 compilation of songs entitled, SolTrain was nationally released by Sin. J Entetainment as a full-length, independent album on November 8th. Though released by a small company, SolTrain was nominated for several independent music awards, being played on radio in the United States, Europe and Asia on Radio One[citation needed] and XM Radio. Randevyn's first album also made its mark, entering Billboard's Radio & Records in September, 2005. In March 2006, BET featured Randevyn's SolTrain album on its official website. In June 2006, he appeared at the BET Awards in Los Angeles, California, as a result of SolTrain's media attention.

In early 2007, Randevyn partnered two-time Grammy Award-winning producer, David "Mr. DJ" Sheats (Outkast, Goodie Mobb, the Dungeon Family) to begin working on a second album. In June 2007, Randevyn took a short break from recording, touring in a support role with Universal's Grammy Award-winning, India.Arie. During this tour, Randevyn appeared at New York City's Carnegie Hall for the first time. At the end of this tour, Randevyn was urged by India.Arie (whom he credits as his musical mentor) to began producing his own material as a pianist and singer-songwriter. By September 2007, Randevyn had taken another approach to his music, heeding Arie's advice about producing skeletons for his own songs. The decision to create music from his original piano arrangements triggered a major change in Randevyn's sound as he began creating more fingerprinted compositions that would mirror his musicianship. He later partnered Mike Phillips of the Drummerboyz Club to complete the full musical production of The Randevyn Project.

Randevyn's second studio album was titled, The Randevyn Project, and released by Earthtone Music in February, 2009. In a 2008 Myspace blog, Randevyn expressed his new view on his brand of music, acting as co-producer on his second album. When snippets from the album were released on Randevyn's official Myspace page in March 2008, it was clear to many that his musical angle had been re-invented. The new cross-genre album was originally scheduled for release on Tuesday, September 30, 2008, but was not released until the following year. According to his Myspace blog, this release was projected to emerge as an incredible, ground-breaking, urban alternative album. Though the release did not claim the national visibility of SolTrain, Randevyn was regarded by many as an activist-songwriter who created his own, remarkable stamp of pop music with the release of The Randevyn Project.





Life Support by Randevyn
 



Legend by Randevyn
  

Monday, February 13, 2012

Interview with the Soulful Singer Julie Dexter COMING SOON!

It was such and honor to finally sit down and talk with singer Julie Dexter.  I was made aware of Julie's music about three or four years ago when a friend bought me tickets to her concert.  Since then, I have admired her as an artist....and finally I've had the chance to not only meet her, but interview her.  In our interview we talked about lots of things from the music industry, to parenthood, to artist development.  I think this will definitlely be a great interview for you to check out.  Especially if you are an independent artist!

So, hold on to your mouse because Julie Dexter on When We Speak will be up soon!


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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Crissy Collins performing

It goes without saying that I'm a Crissy Collins supporter, check out the video below and see why!
Crissy's performances are always good and full of energy

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Become a Star Today!

As a child I always dreamed of being a "STAR" ….if that didn't happen, I always wanted to meet the people that I considered a “STAR”.
The definition of “star” in reference to the planets is: a natural luminous body visible in the sky especially at night. My definition of a “star” is similar when I think about people. My personal definition of a “star” is a person that illuminates through the darkest hours of night.


What that means is…. there are many people that are stars in my book that others may/may not consider a “star”. Often times these people have shined light into my life either through a song or a word spoken. This is one of the reasons why I enjoy holding the interviews on When We Speak because hopefully one day I’ll get a chance to meet each one of them and thank them for the “LIFE” that they have imparted into me. Some of my “stars” have encouraged me since I was a child and some after adulthood (some I personally know and some I don't) but they are still my personal “stars”.

I’ve been blessed to run across a few of my “stars” from my childhood since I’ve been in Atlanta but I still have more to meet and more to interview! (smile) I know that one day I will get that opportunity…
Back to why I wrote this blog……..

I want to encourage everyone to not only push for the stars but push to be a star. Push to be someone who’s light shines even in the darkest hour, whether it is your personality, your life, your music, your voice, the words you speak, or in the work that you do.
Often I think about the little boy in me that wanted to be a “star” and I say that I let him down but then I have to remind myself that my success is not based on views, sales, or worldly goods, but on my character. Therefore, from today forward I challenge you and myself to exhibit the star inside of us so that in the darkest hour of someone’s life, our light will shine through…..
…..just a little thought….I intended to write about something else but I hope this encourages your heart today!
God Bless

Jermaine Sain
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