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Best Of 2013

This is my best of list for 2013 as you can see a lot on here, so if you wanna know more, comment and ask I’ll get back to you.

Albums, eps are in no particular order. Any images used here are copyright the respected holders.

Jillette Johnson – Water In A Whale – What can I say but Jillette album is a fantastic debut album for an artist who writes all her own songs that are so beautiful to the ears.  She is an amazing american aritst you’ve just gotta listen to.  A lot of her songs are around the piano and I love that and she does it so well.  Cameron is a good example of that.

Jonas & The Masssive Attraction – Live Out Loud – This Canadian rock band has delivered to me a first rate modern rock out this year.  Solid songwriting and musicianship, vocals and mixes up the heavy and the soft songs in a nice way.

Alpha Rev – Bloom – When I came across their single Sing Loud, I knew this was going to be something special.  Amazing vocals, incredible songwriting and musicianship that delivers.  They have been described as heartland rockers and once you hear what they do you will be hooked.

Courtney Jaye – Love And Forgiviness – Courtney Jaye new album is an awesome release.  The songs are very much influenced from the 70’s and has that 70’s rock sound going.  She is a fantastic singer songwriter and this is a first rate album, solid songs and songwriting.

Sons Of Rico – In Rico Glaciers – Sons Of Rico new album is a great indie pop release, the songs are well written, sung and performed.  It just gets you from the word go.

The Vaudeville Smash – Dancing For The Girl – The debut album for The Vaudeville Smash is such a good release 70’s funk mixed with some 80’s sounds to release a catchy well written and performed release that will get you dancing and in a good mood

Alexa Borden – Flares – real discovery here, she contacted me, loved what I heard and got sent the album, and mind was blown, fantastic indie pop music.

Joshua James – From The Top of Willamette Mountain – I love Joshua James, he is an incredible songwriter, he is indie folk and his songs are incredible, this album is no exception.

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These releases below are also amazing but I only could select ten but are also very much worth you listening and putting some cash behind

Samantha Fish – Black Wind Howling – Solid blues album that deserves to be cranked loud.

Kelsey Lewis – Beautiful View – This is a solid pop release for a singer songwriter who got the talent to go very far.

Massive – Full Throttle – Good old fashioned rock’n’roll done right by Melbourne band Massive.  Get it and crank it loud.

While you have done with that, King Of The North – Sound The Underground – just a solid rock’n’roll album by this talented Melbourne two piece.

Then get The Deep End – Cop This, another awesome Melbourne band doing rock’n’roll right.

Parachute – Overnight – I love this album, it’s just a solid easy listening catchy pop/rock album

Imagine Dragons – Radioactive – The biggest band of the year put this album that got everyone talking.

Buchanan – Human Spring – incredible music from this Melbourne artist. Worth your time.

Catherine Traicos & The Starry Night – The Earth, the Sea, the Moon, the Sky – Its Catherine new album and it’s worth your time listening to.

EP’s

De̊ǰa  – Make Light Ep – fantastic release for a Melbourne electronica duo who are going so far.

The Solicitors – Made To Measure – catchy power pop ep from this great melbourne band.

Emily Kinney – Expired Love – fantastic singer songwriter from America who released this solid EP.  Worth checking out.

Big Shout out To Popboomerang Records and everyone on my new compilation CD when it comes out.  Thanks for being on my disc and thanks Popboomerang for putting out such amazing music. Plus all the rad people who send stuff my way, thanks very much it means a lot for a guy who runs this on his own.

Here are some bands you need to check out from Melbourne, they are all doing good things and need to be seen now.

Massive

King Of The North

The Deep End

Empra

Voodoocain

The Solicitors

If you have not checked out Kate Boy or Courtney Bartnett, you need to do so now.

Favorite solo artists

Samantha Schultz – rising singer songwriter with a bright future ahead of her.

Heather Longstaffe – talented country pop artist doing all the right things.

Jasmine Nelson – What a singer songwriter this aussie artist is.  She is something special.

Courtney Jaye – What a talent she is and why her album is on my best of list.

Hanna Grace – this talented singer songwriter from New Zealand is extremely talented as she is gorgeous.

Steph Hannah – I adore what Steph does as an artist, she is an incredible singer songwriter.  She has so much talented and is worthy of your time to discover she is going to go far.

Kate Martin – Incredible Melbourne singer songwriter who doing some good stuff

Iluka – A rising Sydney singer songwriter who doing amazing stuff that you need to check her out.

Samara – Fantastic Melbourne singer songwriter with an incredible voice and a EP to match that.

Bec Laughton – This girl got the voice and talent to go very far.

Amanda McCarthy – A rising country singer songwriter from America.

Georgia Potter – This talented Brisbane singer songwriter is gonna be a star to me, she got the look and talent to go very far.

My Artists Of The Year

Client Liasion – What a talented Melbourne duo these guys are, creating awesome 80’s inspired music.  When I first heard End Of The Earth I knew they were something special and when they released Feeling it sealed the deal.  You need to check these guys out now.

De̊ǰa – This talented Melbourne DUO delivered the eletronica goods with their EP and their incredible live show.  These cats are going extremely far.  Worth checking them out, you will be hooked.

Actor Of The Year

Michelle Page

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What can I say about her that I have not already said on this website but this talented lady is a star to me, with an amazing performance as Young Myrtle on American Horror Story.  This talented beautiful lady to me is the next big thing in Hollywood and she should be.

Beauty Of The Year

Tori Tate

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Photo by Jeffrey Haas

This gorgeous girl is a broadcasting journalism student, she is incredibly switched on, smart and beautiful.  She has talented to go far in what she wants to do and that I have chosen her.

Runner Up

Melissa Johnston

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Photo by Andrew Arnold

This talented American actress is extremely gorgeous, she lights up the screen with her flawless natural beauty.  She is also switched on is a name to watch out for.

My Person To Watch Out For In 2014

Michelle Page

I give it to her every year because I believe in what she does as an actor.  She is kind, caring and just an inspiring person all round.  With her amazing performance as Young Myrtle in American Horror Story, it’s easy to see why she gets the roles she does because of her incredible acting talented.  She will also be on the cover of my limited edition magazine.  She is a star to me.

Runner Up

Melissa Johnston

An actor to watch out for whom is hard working as well as being an all round nice person.  Watch out for her.

People to watch out for.

Silver Cities – awesome rock/pop band from Sydney with some catchy tunes your ears need to hear.

Girl Pilot – an amazing singer songwriter Sahara Smith with her new project. Will be worth checking out.

Avaberée– talented Brisbane group who has some amazing songs that deserve your ears

Heather Longstaffe – Talented country pop artist doing good things in America.  She is a star and is going to be huge.

Destiny White – talented singer songwriter with some pretty inspiring that are a joy to the ears.

De̊ǰa – This talented duo is going places and will the talk of the town real soon.

Jessika Alaura – this lady is working her way to making a name for herself.  She is an actor and a model.

Kate Boy – I’ve known Kate Akhurst for years because of this site and her new band Kate Boy have taken the world by storm with their incredible music.  They are doing everything right.

Katie Cole – Talented singer songwriter from Aussie who made the move to America a few years back and has not looked back since.

Kaitlin Thomas – American actor/model doing good and will be name to watch out for me

Denise Christine – American actor/model working hard to make a name for herself.

Jen Nikolaisen – Hard working American Actor doing everything right.

Olivia May – Actor/musician doing good things.

Elise Jackson – Incredibly talented actor doing good things.

Ella Cannon – Talented Aussie actor who is going so far

Gemma Kaye – An Aussie actor doing things right.

Favorite TV Shows

The Blacklist

NCIS LA

Hawaii 5-0

Castle

Favorite Movies

Mystery Road

Nathalie Facundo

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Photo by Brody Murakami

Nathalie Facundo is an actor/model and singer. She is from New York, I came across her stuff online and liked what I saw and read thought an interview was must you can listen to the interview here

http://www.modelmayhem.com/3007298

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Jill Evyn

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Photo by Christopher Pratt

Jill Evyn is an actor/model from America, I came across her work online, liked what I read and here we are with an interview. You can have a listen to see what she has to say.

http://www.jillevyn.com

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Kaitlin Thomas

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Photo by Photomezzo

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Photos by Michael Marion Kluch Photography

Kaitlin Thomas is my beauty of the week, I think she is incredibly gorgeous, an actor/model who is going to go places. If you read the interview, she gives a good indication of that. I think is going to do good things in the future. I for one will be supporting her in what she does next.  To find out more visit her site here. http://kaitlinrthomas.wix.com/kaitlinrthomas

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Photos by Dylan Patrick Photography

Kaitlin Thomas

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Photo by Dylan Patrick Photography

Kaitlin Thomas is a talented American actor and model and also extremely attractive. I liked what she was doing, so I knew I had to have an interview with her on the site.  Expect to see more of her

http://kaitlinrthomas.wix.com/kaitlinrthomas#!home/mainPage

1. How did you get into acting and modeling?

My first on-screen experience was at age twelve when I was featured in the Adam Sandler comedy, “Mr. Deeds.” The movie was partially shot in my hometown and I eagerly lined up with thousands of other men, women and children to fight for one of the few featured extra spots available in the film. I was chosen and I was ecstatic! It was a very exciting experience. Soon thereafter, I began attending castings in New York City and started booking guest starring television roles and commercial spots. I signed with an agent and manager while attending college at Fordham University and also fell into print modeling at that time.

2.  What has been the highlight so far?

I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to be involved in so many great projects including spots for Teen Nickelodeon, Spike TV, MTV, the SYFY Channel and the Travel Channel, but one of my most memorable experiences was actually for a commercial shoot. I accompanied a small crew from Tokyo on a tour through the southwest states and filmed in some of the most beautiful places I had ever seen – including the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Bryce Point, Utah. Traveling, meeting new people and experiencing new cities are some of my favorite facets of this industry.

3. How is acting different to you compared to modeling?

Preparation. The evening before a big modeling shoot I may get in bed early and flip through a fashion magazine for inspiration, but extensive preparation is not crucial to my performance. I find that I can step onto a modeling set and just “work it.” My acting preparation, however, is more comprehensive. Analyzing the script, building a character bio, discovering character intentions and applying substitutions and personalization are all imperative components of my acting method.

4. How does the internet help you with your career?

The internet has been a vital part of my career since day one. Both in LA and NYC, the majority of my castings come from internet sites including Casting Networks and Actors Access. Additionally, the internet allows agencies, casting directors and bookers to view my portfolio, resume and reel with just a click of a button. Social media has also played a pivotal role in my career, as it has allowed me to stay in connection with industry professionals and has been a great self-promoting tool.

5, What kind of role would you most like to play?

I am often cast in comedic roles and toning my comedy skills has been such a thrill the past few years. Ideally, however, I would love to be cast in a role that requires a darker character reality with a deeper sense of emotional vulnerability. I love a good challenge.

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Photo by Anthony Moore Photography

6.  Who has been your biggest help and support of your career?

My parents have been my biggest fans since day one. Before I was old enough to drive, I was actively performing with a professional theatre company located an hour from my small town home in western Connecticut. My mother would cart me to and from rehearsals every day, spend many sleepless nights with me during tech rehearsals and attend every one of my performances. My mother is my rock. My father is also a huge emotional support. He is the half-time coach bursting with inspiration and equipped with motivational words. I wouldn’t be where I am today without my parent’s unending support.

7.  Is there anything you wouldn’t do for a role or a modeling job?

Is there anything I wouldn’t do? Of course! I would never “play dirty” or violate my moral or professional demeanor to land a role or a modeling job. I am in this industry because I love it. I have fun. I see no reason to step on anyone’s toes or compromise my ethics in order to reach my career goals.

8.  How do you keep yourself looking so amazing always?

Hydration and an active lifestyle are my recipes for looking my best every day.  I try to live a very healthy lifestyle which includes eating clean foods, working out and drinking plenty of water. These are my secrets to a fit body, glowing skin and positive energy.

9. How do you prepare for a role?

Some of the things I do to prepare for a role include: a comprehensive analysis of the script, writing a character bio and stream of consciousness, applying substitutions and personalization to the circumstances and other characters as per related to myself and the character and establishing character intentions and desires.

10. How do you memorize lines?

Repetition. The most effective way for me to memorize lines is to say the words aloud. I begin with the first sentence and speak the line verbally in a fast, monotonous tone. I then add the second sentence, third, fourth, etc. I find that avoiding the application of a particular tone or attitude allows for easier memorization. Intentions and vocal range can be applied later in the process.

11. What have you seen recently that you have enjoyed?

I recently saw “Cinema Paradiso” for the first time and was so taken by the story and characters. I am a sucker for old movies and anything that tears at my heartstrings.  A must watch for all movie lovers!

12.  What is next for you?

I have recently re-located from Los Angeles to New York City and I am currently performing Off-Broadway. I am looking forward to working with a new agency on the east coast and continuing to tone my craft. Fingers crossed that a big campaign, recurring gig on a major network or leading role in an upcoming feature are in my near future!

13. What does 2013 mean to you?

Opportunity.

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Photo by Dylan Patrick Photography

Goldy Cass

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I’ve decided to make Goldy Cass my beauty of the week as I think she is a gorgeous smart women with with a smoking hot body. She has an Animal Dairy Science degree and now waiting to get into Veterinary Science.  I can see her doing  very well in what she does.  These reasons alone, why she is my second beauty of the week and why I’ve made her one again.

Photos taken by Anthony Inman

Molly Shaw

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This gorgeous model is our beauty of the week again as I think she beautiful, flawless and going places. Her natural beauty blew me away when I first came across her a while back. So here she is again for that reason. It won’t be long until everybody knows who she is.

 

Elizabeth Foust

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Photos by Catherine Constantine Portrait

I’ve given Elizabeth a lot of love on this site because I think she is an incredibly beautiful women, smart and flawless. Plus she is done a bunch of stuff for me in various projects.  So that is why she is my beauty of the week again.  Just look at her and see why I think she is one of the most beautiful girls ever.

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Jayme Knightly

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Jayme Knightly is our second beauty of the week oft the week again because she is an incredibly beautiful all natural women, with a bright future ahead of her. She has a BS in Exercise Science and pursuing a career in health. We think this lady will do amazing things. I love the way she looks, she is a classic beauty. She is one of the nicest people I’ve interviewed on the site. She is beautiful as well as being smart, she is friendly approachable and she has such beautiful flawless skin. So I wanted to give this gorgeous girl again another spot as another beauty of the week on the site.

Katy Lozano

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All photos by Andre Rowe

Katy Lozano is the perfect women to me, She is a person that is switched on. Has an a degree in events, she has been in video clips and even on a tv show or two. She got a great personalty, switched on and will have a bright future ahead of her. She is extremely attractive,  has a killer figure, incredible body, flawless skin. Just look at her isn’t she beautiful. This why she is my beauty of the week again and the second one for this week.  I will keep supporting her in all that she does.

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