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Ashley Statfeld

Ashley Statfeld

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Interview With Ashley Statfeld By Chris 10/9/06

Ashley Statfeld is an up and coming singer songwriter in
America
She is a singer songewriter who will no doubt be signed any
time soon.
So I figured she was worth giving publicity for
Her music is really good and so worth a listen.
You will be seeing and hearing more about her Mark My
Words
.

Ashley
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1.How did you get into music?

My father is a musician and brought the family to live jazz
concerts held outside on open lawns. Plus, my folks
introduced piano lessons to me at age 6.

2. Who were your idols growing up?

I never fell in love with big voices like Barbara Streisand
and Celine Dion, though I do appreciate the talent. My
folks knew very little about folk music like Bob Dylan,
Johnny Cash and Joni Mitchell, so it took a while until I
stumbled upon the genre myself.

3. Who were your influences?

In high school, I was very much inspired by Jack Johnson
and Guster. They were the first to introduce that organic
sound not showcased on pop radio stations.

4. Are you happy with the responses from the
album?

Responses have been very encouraging. Hearing others
confess to playing my music when in need of a smile is the
most rewarding byproduct of songwriting.

5. What have responses been like to your music on the
web?

Having fans from across the world, let alone America, be
excited about my music is very cool.

6. Has the Internet helped with your music?

The Internet is a tremendous media tool in terms of
spreading the word to strangers. However, television and
radio are still the most powerful.

7. Do you think tools like MySpace are useful?

Yes but only to an extent. Many musicians use MySpace to
share their music with fans, but it’s difficult to
“compete” and maintain the interest of the fan
when they are overloaded with requests.

8. Who you would most like to tour with?

My dream is to share the stage with Jack Johnson and/or Ben
Harper. I would like to open for Matt Costa, Mason Jennings
and/or Ray LaMontagne.

9. If you could work with any one who would it
be?

The folks listed above for sure!

10. How did you get involved with the V05 Red Hot Rising
Stars Competition?

I brought together other School of Music students to
arrange my music with the intent of putting together an EP.
I had positive responses to my song Walk on By. I submitted
it to the V05 contest, considering the winner records a
demo to present to a record executive. To my surprise, I
received a phone call informing me that I was among the Top
5.

11. Have you had much response from radio?

I have been contacted by several surf radio stations but am
waiting for professional recordings before putting my music
out there.

12. What has been your favorite gig to date?

I performed in front of 1000 students and residents of Ann
Arbor at Relay For Life. The charity event was held
outside, where I enjoy playing most.

13. What’s it like being a singer/songwriter in
America?

I grew up in South Florida, where feel-good music was very
popular. My sound would be very different had I not been
exposed to the genre as a kid.

14. Have you had much response from labels since the
release of the album?

I was contacted by Foundations/Universal Records and was
given the opportunity to record with Dispatch producer Jack
Gauthier. I have yet to receive further interest from Major
labels until I can build a following.

15. What is on your stereo at the moment?

Songs We Sing by Matt Costa, Curious George by Jack Johnson
and Friends and Both Sides Of The Gun by Ben Harper.

16. What are some of your favorite musical
artists/bands?

Listed above.

17. Any plans to tour the country?

Yes but after I graduate.

18  Who have you has helped you out the
most?

No one in particular, but the support from family helps
lighten the load of doing all the dreaming yourself.

19. What inspires you when writing music?

People inspire me.

20. How did the recording process go for the
album?

Studio sessions are great because everyone is concerned
only with the music. I can write, arrange and record music
all day every day.

Thanks for your time any last words

Thank you for your interest and support in my music!

Michelle Page

Michelle Page

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Interview With Michelle Page By Chris 5/9/06

Michelle Page is an up and coming actress in America
She discovered Parx-e and found my Myspace Page.
So I figured she was worth giving publicity for
After reading and seeing what she been in.
You will be seeing and hearing more about her Mark My
Words
.
She is a new favourite of mine and I was impressed so
that’s why the interview

Michelle IMDB
Page

1. What made you want to get into acting?

I saw my first play “Miracle on 34th Street” when I was
four years old at one of the top theaters in Ft. Worth,
where I’m from. I sat in the first row and told my mom
that’s what I wanted to do. Four years later, I was
cast as the lead girl, Susan Walker in “Miracle on 34th
Street” at the same theater. I performed to over 30,000
people in 22 performances.

2. Who were your idols growing up?

The people I’ve always looked up to are Meryl Streep,
Patricia Clarkson, Cate Blanchett and Benicio del Toro.
They’re all strong actors who I really respect. At 11, I
was cast as the lead in a play in Ft. Worth. The role was a
Polish girl, and I told the theater manager that I wouldn’t
take on the role unless I could do a Polish accent. Meryl
Streep became my idol. I watched her over and over again in
“Sophie’s Choice,” perfecting my Polish accent.

3. What was it like working on Kush?

I loved working on this film, because it’s loosely
based on the true story of Jesse James Hollywood, and it
really shows the consequences of using and selling drugs. I
played Kat, a sexy high schooler, who seduced the boy who
was held against his will. I don’t want to reveal more or
I’ll spoil it for you. It’s an awesome cast! Mike Erwin
stars, who was in the TV series, “Everwood.”

4. What was it like working on Sublime?

Such an incredible experience! First of all, Erik Jendresen
who wrote HBO’s “Band of Brothers” wrote an amazing script.
It’s a thriller that is so unique and frightening.
Nothing like this has been made. Tony Krantz who produced
“Mulholland Dr” and TV series, “24” directed, and Tom
Cavanagh from the TV series, “Ed” stars. His character is
admitted to Mt. Abaddon Hospital for a routine procedure,
but he discovers that his condition is much more serious
and complicated than originally expected; and as his own
fears begin to manifest around him, he learns that Mt.
Abaddon is not a place where people come to get better…
it is a place where people come to die. I played Ravyn, a
Gothic smart ass that Tom Cavanagh’s daughter is dating.
There’s a good lesbian make out scene.

5. If you could work with anybody, who would it
be?

Ah, there are so many amazing people in this industry that
I’d love to work with, but to name some…Patricia
Clarkson, Meryl Streep, or Steven Soderbergh.

6. What have been some of your favorite roles to
play?

Oh, I’ve loved every role I’ve played, but I love
playing Gothic roles. I was up for a feature film while
living in Dallas, and that’s when I first picked up the
Gothic look. It’s not my day-to-day look, but when I dress
Gothic, the way people react to me is crazy to see. People
are scared—they either avoid eye contact or try to be
overly nice. I actually love to portray a lot of different
roles. I’ve played Gothic chicks to a sorority sister to a
teenage prostitute. I really love the versatility that
every role brings.

7. What are some of your favorite movies?

Ooo…I have soo many from “American Beauty” to “The
Usual Suspects” to “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” to
“Trainspotting” to “Inventing the Abbots” to “Requiem for a
Dream” to “Being Julia”. I have a very eclectic
taste.

8. What movies have you seen lately you have really
enjoyed?

I just watched Elizabeth Taylor’s film “Butterfield 8” for
which she won her first Oscar. Great film, and Elizabeth
Taylor is just wonderful. I also just saw two AMAZING indie
films: “Half Nelson” and “Little Miss Sunshine.” Both are
just such beautiful films with great casts.

9. Have you had any bad experiences yet?

Haha. On my last film, “Together Again for the First Time,”
we shot in Utah for a month. The month became known as
“Christmas in July.” We’re all in layers of clothing,
depicting Christmas, trying to be freezing cold while
we’re sweating in 100-degree weather. It was quite
comical, actually. There were some days where we had ice
packs on our backs under our layers of Christmas
wear.

Michelle Page

10. What kinda role would you most like to
play?

I really love dramatic, challenging roles. I’m open to
different types of roles. As long as there is a great
script to back it, and I’m passionate about it, I’m
in.

11. What are your thoughts on studios remaking
movies?

Well, since I was in two sequels, Miss Congeniality 2 and
Single White Female 2, which was basically a remake of the
original, I can’t say it’s a bad thing. Haha. You just
never know…sometimes a remake can be absolutely
great.

12. What is you favorite genre of movies?

I’m into romantic comedies, dramas, indies, and
period films.

13. Who have you enjoyed working with the
most?

Seriously, I really have enjoyed working with everyone. I
just worked with David Ogden Stiers from “M*A*S*H”…he
played my dad in “Together Again for the First Time,” and I
just adore him. He is such an amazing guy…so sweet and
so, soooo funny! He’s a master of improv.

14. Would you like to do TV work or film work
more?

I mostly work in film. I love it. I want to do film after
film after film. I wouldn’t mind a dramatic role in a TV
series, too.

15. What’s your view on reality TV? Good or
bad?

Well, overall, I think it’s bad because it takes work from
actors, but I am guilty: I love Project Runway and
America’s Next Top Model. I can’t help it. Haha.

16. What have you got lined up next?

I begin filming a teen romantic comedy called “Just One
Look…” in January in New Orleans. I play Clementine, the
lead girl…the “perfect girl.” Drew Seeley from “High
School Musical” plays my boyfriend in the film. Also
starring is Randy Wayne. It’s gonna be really fun!

17. What’s in your stereo at the moment?

Imogen Heap! She is so talented! It’s her album “Speak for
Yourself.”

18. What are you some of your favorite music
artists/bands?

Like my favorite films, I have an eclectic taste. My
favorite band is Incubus, but I listen to the bands Postal
Service, Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie, Snow Patrol, and
Mutemath. I also enjoy Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Ella
Fitzgerald, Ray Lamontagne, Jason Mraz. I’ve been digging a
lot of female artists right now, too, such as: Sia, Corinne
Bailey Rae, KT Tunstall, Imogen Heap, and Regina
Spektor.

19. What do you enjoy doing when not acting?

I hang out with friends, read, go to the beach, dine,
travel, watch films, and visit art museums. I also love
horseback riding, gun range shooting, and bowling!

20. What was it like working with Larisa Oleynik and
Joseph Lawrence?

Oh, man, working on “Together Again for the First Time”
with them was so awesome! Larisa and Joey are just great
and soo funny! Larisa loved crossword puzzles…so, the
cast and I would always join in, and Joey! Joey would
always sing for us. He has such a beautiful voice. I had a
blast working with them!

Michelle Page

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