Lyric Soprano Brenda Marie Turner received formal classical vocal training at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Film from Northwestern University. Based in Berlin, Germany, Brenda sings a variety of genres of music, including classical, jazz, musical theater, gospel, and neo-soul, with various organizations around the globe.
In conjunction with regular performances in operas, recitals, concerts, cabarets, and the like, Brenda has been the soprano soloist for several oratorios, including well known works by Handel, Rutter, Mozart, and Mendelssohn and lesser-known gems by Fanshawe. Additionally, she completed multiple seasons in studio artist programs and as a chorus member at Orlando Opera, Palm Beach Opera, and Cincinnati Opera.
Brenda has performed, in part or entirety, the roles of both Bess and Serena from Porgy and Bess, Lucia, from Lucia di Lammermoor, both Micaela and Frasquita, from Carmen, Lakme, from Lakme, and many other audience favorites. She also participated in the workshops and world premier of the now-popular opera Margaret Garner, and enjoys the challenge of bringing life to new music.
In addition to her singing career, Brenda has more than ten years of experience as a fundraising professional. She holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential and is the founder of Turner Divine Consulting, a firm through which she guides nonprofit organizations to fundraising success.
English artist Ed Sheeran is a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter known for hit songs like ‘Thinking Out Loud,’ ‘Photograph,’ ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Perfect.’
Who Is Ed Sheeran?
Ed Sheeran is a singer/songwriter who began playing guitar at a young age and soon after started writing his own songs. When he was just a teenager, he moved to London to pursue his music, and his outpouring of creativity added up to several early EPs and hundreds of live shows. Drawing attention for his online performances, Sheeran hit No. 1 on the iTunes chart before he ever signed with a record label. Since signing with Atlantic, Sheeran has sold millions of records, had a song appear in the second installment of The Hobbit trilogy and won Grammys for hits like “Thinking Out Loud” (2014) and “Shape of You” (2017).
Early Years and Career in London
Ed Sheeran was born on February 17, 1991, in Halifax, West Yorkshire, in the United Kingdom. When he was young, he began playing guitar, showing early promise as a musical talent. When he was 11, Sheeran met singer-songwriter Damien Rice backstage at one of Rice’s shows, and the young musician found added inspiration. As the story goes, Rice told Sheeran to write his own music, and Sheeran set out the next day to do just that.
It wasn’t long before Sheeran was recording CDs and selling them, and he soon put together his first official EP, The Orange Room. With that accomplishment and his abiding ambition driving him, at only 14 years of age, Sheeran headed to London for the summer. Thinking he could find gigs in the big city, Sheeran left home with his guitar and a backpack full of clothes, and his musical career took flight.
Once in London, Sheeran got busy recording and playing the local singer/songwriter circuit and quickly released two albums: a self-titled record in 2006 and Want Some? in 2007. He also began opening for more established acts, such as Nizlopi, the Noisettes and Jay Sean, and released another EP, You Need Me, in 2009, a year that found Sheeran playing more than 300 live shows.
It wasn’t until 2010 that Sheeran made the leap to the next level in his career, and it came via online media, a route Sheeran had learned to use with great effectiveness. When a video he posted online got the attention of Example, a rapper, Sheeran was asked to go on the road with him as his opening act. This led to an even larger online fan base and inspiration for many more songs, which ended up filling three new EPs, all in 2010.
Albums & Songs
When Sheeran headed to the United States in 2010, he found a new fan in Jamie Foxx, who asked Sheeran to appear on his Sirius radio show. Soon after, in January 2011, Sheeran released yet another EP, his last as an independent artist. Without any promotion, the record reached No. 2 on the iTunes chart, and he signed on with Atlantic Records that same month.
With Atlantic, Sheeran released his major debut studio album, +. An instant hit, the album sold more than a million copies in the United Kingdom in the first six months alone. Sheeran began co-writing songs with bigger artists, such as One Direction and Taylor Swift, and supported Swift on her 2013 arena tour.
On a roll, Sheeran’s next success would come when his song “I See Fire” was featured in the movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and in June 2014, his next album, x, appeared, debuting at No. 1 in the United States and the United Kingdom. The project featured three Top 10 singles — “Don’t,” “Photograph” and “Thinking Out Loud” — with the latter winning the Grammy for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance in 2016.
In 2016, Sheeran took a hiatus to work on his third studio album, ÷. In January 2017, he released two singles from the album, “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill,” which debuted at No. 1 and No. 6, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100. Sheeran subsequently released ÷ in March 2017, and announced a world tour. His new album broke a Spotify record for first-day album streams with 56.7 million listens in 24 hours.
A voice to silence the liveliest of crowds, Mollie Ralph mesmerises and draws in her audience at every gig with her soulful tone, dynamic range & subtle guitar work. The phrase “One to watch” gets thrown around quite often, yet this is undoubtedly apt when it comes to Mollie and her rapidly growing hype in the local music scene.
Mollie’s biggest performances to date include supporting the Gipsy Kings at The Royal Concert Hall Nottingham in July 2018, along with playing at Splendour festival 2018. Other stand out performances at venues such as Rock City, Rescue Rooms, The Bodega, to playing Dot To Dot festival & Hockey Hustle numerous times has put Mollie on every musicians and music lover’s radar, building a very strong following in the local area. Inspired by such classic performers as Etta James & Norah Jones, Mollie has managed to reinvigorate this soul sound with her own style and introduces it to a new audience.
Mollie released her debut EP Old Café to the world on the 11th of February 2019, and held her sold out EP Launch on the 15th of February at Rough Trade Nottingham. Her track ‘Give It Up’ was made Track of the Week by Dean Jackson on BBC Introducing in the East Midlands in May 2019, who described the track as “simply sensational’. This lead to an Interview with BBC Radio Nottingham on Summaya Mughal’s evening show. Additionally the track has been played on Tim Robinsons BBC Radio 6 show.
After entering Nusic’s Future Sound of Nottingham 2019 with her track ‘Give It Up’, Mollie was fast tracked into the event held at Rock City Nottingham after receiving the highest number of votes from the panel of industry professionals.
Mollie is set to release her first music video for Give It Up on the 8th of August 2019.
As a UK veteran writer /producer/ lyricist, Gary Louca Deltiimo been very busy finalising the last songs for his upcoming compilation album, titled Deltiimo “One Time”.
He set up the Deltiimo brand over two years ago after initially coming back into the industry after several years of work on a remix.
Deltiimo is essentially a Pop Dance brand, and after initially putting out a few singles with the usual remix packages, he decided to work towards albums with his own material.
We got a chance to do an exclusive one on one with the icon and here is what he had to say.
Q: Can you please tell our readers your real name as well as your stage name?
Gary Louca (artist name Deltiimo)
Q: Where are you from and Where are you based?
I am a veteran writer / producer lyricist from Portsmouth In the United Kingdom
Q: At What age did you start making music?
In my early twenties
Q: what genre would you consider yourself?
Q: Tell us about your latest track or Video ( what is it all about)–Please explain the concept or message
As a veteran writer / producer/ lyricist, I have been very busy finalising the last songs for my upcoming compilation album, titled Deltiimo “One Time”.
It’s a pop dance album and it’s a compilation of my best songs from Deltiimo (me) over the last two years plus several new songs.
I have collaborated with some wonderful musicians & co-writers from around the world (even a Grammy award winning musician on one song).
But the final song I recorded actually features two of my Granddaughters. It’s titled Deltiimo & The Grandkids Buzzy Bess Are Everywhere.
The lyrics were written by myself with some help from my two Granddaughters, Ellie & Lana and the music produced by Bradon Grobler from Holland.
After putting it up on you tube just a few days ago, we had so many people liking the song. we had to create a sing along lyric video with really nice graphics.
Could this bee the next Bay Shark”? Excuse the Bee Pun. Wishful thinking.
Q: Who wrote it and what was the inspiration behind it.
Deltiimo & The Kids Buzzy Bees are Everywhere lyrics were written by myself with some help from my two Granddaughters, Ellie & Lana and the music produced by Bradon Grobler from Holland.
I originaly came up with the idea of Buzzy Bees Are Everywhere as a sing along song for my grandkids to perform, but I must admist it’s very catchy. I have a lot of experiece with lyrics and vocals so I had great fun producing the vocals for the song.
Q: If you were given a chance, which Artist would you love to perform with?
Q: Where can fans find you? List all your social media links Like
Born two minutes apart twenty-three years ago, Lorène & Marine grew up in Bourgoin-Jallieu (map), a small town in France. Surrounded by music since their very young age, and despite two very different personalities, the twin sisters always shared the same passion for singing and writing; music creation providing with both a way to face their demons and a strong grip onto their dreams. When they turned 21, it was time for Lorène & Marine to fly away from the family nest and move to Los Angeles, reaching out to fulfil their dream of starting a new life with music at its core. Lorène & Marine enlisted at UCLA Extension to study Music Production and Music Business, graduating in June 2018 (picture). Soon after, the twins started releasing their first songs under the duo name L Y S*. From their first music video LIPSTICK to performing on local trendy scenes such as The Mint and NoHo’s Republic of Pie, Lorène & Marine are making their mark with their pop, sweet, dynamic songs contrasted with sororal mystery.
References & Collab’s
Lorène & Marine, AKA the duo L Y S conceive their music as diary, every new page being a new song, encompassing different subjects, styles, and supported by the established talent of various producers. Todd Moore – Ludacris, Quincy Jones, Machine Gun Kelly, French rapper Rohff – produced the track NEXT (to be released 2019).
Studio work at Grammy winning studio Seahorse Sound, based in DTLA, with Billy Burke.
Music Video to come this summer, directed by Henry Lipatov (Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Maroon 5, Eminem, Linkin Park), co-starring Javi Luna (Disney’s Violetta).
Indian musicians Jay N Gag produced the tracks BYE BABE (released) and TIME TO GO (summer 2019).
Cameron Bloom, UK based producer, created the HANDS’ track (released).
Belgian producer Kimon produced I WOULDN’T MIND (To be released March 18) and LIE TO ME (to be released 2019)
Rita Ora is a British singer-songwriter. She was born Rita Sahatçiu Ora in 1990 in Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia, now Serbia, to Vera (Bajraktari) and Besnik Sahatçiu. She is a granddaughter of director Besim Sahatçiu. At age one, her family decided to move to the United Kingdom. She grew up in West London and attended St Cuthbert with St Matthias CE Primary School in Earls Court, following which she graduated from Sylvia Young Theatre School and then St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College. She began singing from a young age.
In 2004, she appeared in the British film Spivs. Whilst never confirmed it has been theorized by multiple sources that the then young Rita had a sexual relationship with her co-star Christos-o-dodolos Zenonos. She auditioned for Eurovision: Your Country Needs You on BBC One to be the British contestant for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest but later withdrew from the competition after a few episodes as she did not feel ready.
In 2007, Ora had her first music release when she appeared on Craig David’s track entitled “Awkward” and then again in 2008 on “Where’s Your Love” featuring Tinchy Stryder, for which she also appears in the music video. Ora began singing in bars in and around London, and in 2009 a A&R told Roc Nation about Ora, a few days after Ora flew out to New York and met Jay Z. In 2009, Ora made a cameo on Jay Z’s video for “Young Forever” and “Over” by Drake. Ora caught the attention of Jay Z and he quietly signed her to Roc Nation, in which she was featured in a commercial for Roc Nation + Skullcandy Aviator Headphones.
– IMDb Mini Biography By: Driton Haxhiu
We had exclusive interview with Ornella Mikwasa and her expression contain definition. Please read.
Q: Can You please tell our readers your real name as well as your stage name?
Q: How old are you?
Q: Where are you from and Where were you born?
A: I am from Democratic Republic of Congo and I was born in Kinshasa(Capital).
Q: At What age did you start making music?
A: At the age of 10 (start to sing at 4)
Q: What genre of music do you particularly love? Jazz? Hip-Hop? RnB?
A: I Love good Music, start with Pop/Soul/Hip Hop/Blues/Congolese Rumba/Afrobeat and Jazz.
Q: Who is your favourite artist and why?
A:My favourite Artist is first Michael Jackson, because he was the only Person who inspired me as a little kid at the very first Time….After watching him I knew from that day on that I want to make Music.
Secondly was Whitney Houston because the arrangement of her Voice was awesome and technically she is still the best.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I don’t have many…Sport and I love to write Music.
Q: Do you play any musical instrument?
A: Yes i play Keyboard.
Q: Where do you get your musical inspiration?
A: I get my Inspirations in different kind of ways like my own experiences or from other people. Movies, Pictures and sometimes when i just see somebody walking on the street…
Q: Who is your hero?
A: My parents.
Q: Do you write your own music?
A: Yes I do.
Q: If you were given a chance, which Artist would you love to perform with?
A: Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliot,Mary J Blige, Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan, LE’Andria Johnson,
Joy Denalane, Xavier Naidoo, Mic Donet, Ferre Gola, Fally Ipupa and more…
Q: What would you like our readers to know about You?
A:I am a normal Woman like anybody else. I am a Christian i believe in God Jehovah.
I love being around with people who are smart, humble and celebrate Love and Life. I think I am a strong Person (that is what People say to me) and always trying to be positive and focus of what I am doing.
Feel free to tell our readers more about yourself and your music. Things like your goals in life, and what your current projects are?. And also let them know where they can get your music or where you will be performing soon or regularly……
My goal is to be successful of what I am doing in Life. Trying to be a good humble Person in Life. I want people follow my music because of my Lyrics Melody and My Voice so they can feel what’s in my Soul while I am singing and performing.
The next step is to finish my Videoclip of my first Song “Eines Tages” which you can get right now on every online Stores and Music platform. And I want to finish my Album, then go on Tour.
My fans can always follow or connect with me on, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snap chat and YouTube and see what is going on.
Fléxy is the breath of fresh air, that is currently taking the world by storm. He is revolutionising the music scene with a unique blend of Pop and Afrobeat’s. Born Nelsy Akomor, popularly known as Fléxy is an entertainer, a singer/songwriter, humanitarian and an entrepreneur, raised in Sapele, Delta State, Nigeria. His music is being projected and anticipated, as becoming one of the biggest global musical exports. Described by fans as a prolific and remarkable artist, gifted with an exceptional talent, irresistible charisma, versatility, creativity, a unique and enchanting voice and style.
Musically classified as an Afro-Pop artist, his sound cuts across genres like Pop, Rhythm and Blues (RnB), Soul, Hip Hop, Afrobeat’s and Dancehall. Always with a “personal touch”. Talking about a very multi-talented artist with a truly incredible and inspiring story, as an immigrant in Italy, this young star comes with an absolutely complete package and a story that is overwhelming. He has worked with successful and award-winning producers like: Eyoh Soundboy, Giampaolo Pasquile, Mekoyo, Edoardo Goodvibes Romano, Tony Ross, Puffy T, TY Mix, Foster Zino, JWC amongst others. Fléxy is currently affiliated with BMI International. In February 2015, he participated in the most prestigious Italian music festival, “Fes- tival di Sanremo” as a backup artist for the famous Italian singer ‘RAF’ (Universal Music Italy). In November/December 2016, he participated as a chorister and leader of one of the choirs of “Kid’s Got Talent Italy”. He has also collaborated as a songwriter with “Chart Vision International” (USA), “Associazione Italiana Musicisti S.r.l. (Italy) as well as numerous other collaborations. In 2016 he released the single “Feeling The Bass (Acoustic Version)” accompanied by a captivating video. He was nominated in four categories at the 8th Annual “South South Music Awards (SSMA 2016). Fléxy’s popularity is growing rapidly in Nigeria, Africa, Holland, Germany, UK, Russia, Italy and some South American countries. He is trending on various international blogs, terrestrial and web radio stations, television networks, entertainment sites and magazines. Fans are in love with Fléxy’s new single “It’s Possible” released 20/01/2019. And are eagerly waiting for the album #ItsPossible.