Julia Jade Teen Indie Artist Dreams Of Playing at the Greek Theatre

Julia Jade 

Julia Jade is a young singer/songwriter with a bright future! She graduated the Berklee College of Music at the age of 19 in May of 2019, and her unique songs are bound to get stuck in your head! Here’s a little more about the talented musician!

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Julia Jade Teen Indie Artist Dreams Of Playing at the Greek Theatre

MADDIE/MT: How did you first get into music and/or decide you wanted to pursue it? 

JULIA: My parents are both musicians and started me on piano lessons when I was 3.5 years old so it wasn’t super surprising. When I was around 6, I told my sister that we should both go to our rooms and not come out until we both had written a song, so I think it was always a little bit inside of me. I grew up doing children’s theatre and found a passion for acting for a while, and ended up attending the LA County High School for the Arts, where I switched from theatre to music during my freshman year. At that time, I applied to the Berklee College of Music on a whim and it was the first school I was accepted to. That’s when I really started thinking, hmm.. maybe I could really do this. 


MT: What instruments do you play and/or which would you like to learn most?

JULIA: I play and write on piano and ukulele. However, I studied music education in college and because of that dabbled in many instruments, learning the basics just enough to teach them—so I can noodle around on some unexpected instruments. However, I’ve always wanted to play cello, but when I was in elementary school my parents thought it was too big for me to carry around, so I settled on flute. But the dream is still alive and well and maybe one day I could pick it up !


MT: You have a brand new release called “Speed Dating”, what can you tell us about the inspiration behind this song? 

JULIA:The song was honestly inspired by my partner and how right before we got together  I had given up on the prospect of dating for a while because I was about to graduate college early. I thought it would be fun to paint the concept of an apathetic speed dating attendee who spots that special someone in the room and gets swept of their feet. When I produced it, I decided I wanted it to sound like what the inside of my head sounds like when my partner is around. When submitting it to blogs, a few of them said it was a little bit bright sounding for their taste, and I liked that feedback because that means it’s an authentic depiction of how I feel when I’m with her. 


MT: What is your favourite lyric from the song and why?

JULIA:This is a toughy because I have a few I enjoy, but I think my favorite would have to be: “she speaks in works of art.” I think sometimes I overthink when I write my music, wondering if a lyric is clever enough or will resonate with my audience, but this one felt so simple because it was so true & authentic to the person I was writing about. 


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MT: Who are your major influences? Musically and also who you look up to as performers in general? 

JULIA: I think those are one in the same for me. I absolutely worship David Bowie and think he’s probably the reason I’m such an outer space case. I’ve always loved how he has painted mystery as such an exciting thing. I also grew up listening to a lot of Elton John and Billy Joel and feel that they have absolutely influenced my theatrical and eccentric use of the piano. In terms of my contemporary influences, I am heavily influenced by Tegan and Sara, Regina Spektor, Kate Nash, and Dodie—and I pepper in some old Taylor Swift to stay true to my roots. 


MT: If you could write a song with one of these people, who would you choose, and what do you think you’d write about? 

JULIA: I’d die to write with Dodie and think we could write a killer song about bi/pan erasure because we both think representation is important. 


MT: What has been your favourite venue that you’ve played at and/or what is your dream venue? 

JULIA: It’s hard to pick a favorite so I’ll pick the place I played my first ever gig. It’s called Genghis Cohen and it’s a combination chinese food and music venue and it was the first time I had performed a set of originals, and at the end of the night they handed me a stack of cash and I couldn’t believe someone would pay me to have so much fun ! They have a really nice set up and it’s always a really nice place to be. In terms of my dream venue, I’ve always dreamed of playing at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. It’s an outdoor venue that’s a really nice size and I’ve seen some of my favorite artists play there. Whenever I’m there, I always catch myself daydreaming about what I would say if I got to be on that stage, how I would want to tell the people in the nosebleed section that I see them and I’m really glad they came, and other things like that. 


MT: Is there a song that you wish you wrote because you feel so connected to it? 

JULIA: The Shell by Lucy Dacus. That song is a work of art and is a beautiful representation of meeting people where they’re at. 

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MT: What are you currently working on? What can fans look forward to in the next few months? 

JULIA: I’m recording two new singles, and one of them is a Christmas song! So everyone can expect to be hearing from me around the holidays, and otherwise I’m working on a few more self-produced projects as well. I’m excited to be gigging a bit in Nashville and will be in a couple of other cities as well including Los Angeles and Chicago for a little bit. 


MT: If you could give one piece on advice to your younger self, what would you say? 

JULIA:Nothing is as scary as you’re making it out to be and everything is going to be okay. 


MT: And just off the topic of music, if you were able to go tomorrow, what place would you travel to? 

 JULIA: Can I bring my friends and family? If so, I’d like to go to London and see the sights and experience great live music and shows. If I can’t bring them, I’d like to go to Boston, because I haven’t seen my friends in a bit and a bunch of them are over there and I miss them.  


MT: Where can we find out more about you? Links/social media’s etc! 

JULIA: Find me on instagram at: julia_jaded. That’s where I’m the most active. Otherwise, I have a Facebook page under Julia Jade, a website at the URL juliajade.net, and an inactive twitter with over 100 incoherent tweets about The Beatles. 


Julia Jade Teen Indie Artist Dreams Of Playing at the Greek Theatre


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Captivating Blend of Country Rock And Soul From Isobel Holly

Isobel Holly 

Hailing from Bath, Isobel Holly is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter, whose exciting blend of country, rock and soul makes for a truly captivating live performance. Influences such as Fleetwood Mac and Aretha Franklin are reflected in her heartfelt song-writing and powerful vocals. This November, see her play live alongside her incredible band, all of whom study at the Royal Northern College of Music. You’ll have a taste of her debut upcoming album, which is set for release in February next year. Expect intense guitar solo sections combined with delicate lyricism. 


Captivating Blend of Country Rock and Soul  From Isobel Holly

Maddie/MT: How did you first get into music and/or decide you wanted to pursue it? 

Isobel: My sister and I used to write songs together; she definitely inspired me to get into it. I realised I had to pursue it when I couldn’t imagine my life without being involved in the industry. 


MT:  What instruments do you play and/or which would you like to learn most?

Isobel: I’m a singer and I play guitar but I’d love to improve my lead guitar skills so I can play the solos I imagine in my head myself! I’d also love to learn how to play the harp. It’s such a beautiful instrument. It would be really fun to sing while accompanying myself on the harp. 


MT:     Can you tell us a little bit about your most recent release “Atticus”? What was the inspiration behind the song, and what was the writing process there? 

Isobel: I’ve been a fan of the Instagram-famous poet, Atticus, for a couple of years now. He wrote the line ‘thinking of you is a poison I drink often’ and gave me permission to use it. I was immediately struck by the power behind the words and also how they resonated with me. I think a lot of people have been in toxic relationships and that it was a theme with which a lot of people could relate. Once I had that first line, the rest of the lyrics came to me very easily. I wanted a big chorus. A long note held over full instrumental accompaniment for impact and emotive effect- Almost like crying. As I usually do, I wrote the chords on my guitar first and the rest of the riffs came after, with the help of my producer, Corben, who played all the other instruments on the recording. 


SingerMT:  What is your favourite lyric from the song and why?

Isobel: Of course, it would have to be ‘thinking of you is a poison I drink often’, but that’s the one I didn’t write! Some of the lyrics in the chorus are ‘I can’t decide what’s hurting me the most; your ghost, or that I have come too far to turn back now’. By this, I mean to say that she can’t work out what’s causing more pain- the memory of him, or the way she can’t undo what’s happened to create that memory in the first place. 


MT:  Who are your major influences? Musically and also who you look up to as performers in general. 

Isobel: Missy Higgins and Carole King have been huge musical influences for me; they’re fantastic songwriters and I love that they write with so much heart and soul. Kacey Musgraves is a wonderful artist. The way she presents herself and performs inspires me every day! 


MT:   If you could ask one of those influences one question, what would it be? 

Isobel: I would ask their opinion of my music- how I could make it better. 


MT:  What has been your favourite venue that you’ve played at, and what is your dream venue? 

Isobel: My favourite venue would be Komedia Bath, UK, but my favourite gig would definitely be the Bath Festival Finale Weekend I played with my wonderful band this summer. Hometown gigs are always special. 



 MT: You have an EP! What is “The Right Way Up” inspired by? Do you have a favourite track from it? 

Isobel: Tricky question! I wrote these songs when I was rather young. The title track and Yours Was the One were inspired by my experiences as a young teenager, but the other two weren’t based on anything too personal. More stories I amplified and wrote there and then. 

MT: What are you currently working on? What can fans look forward to in the next few months? 

Isobel: I’ve got a couple more singles in the pipeline- one being released at the end of October, which is super exciting. I am also creating an album I hope to release in February! Just a few more tracks to record. I’ve got some gigs around the UK coming up too. 


MT:  If you could give one piece on advice to your younger self, what would you say? 

Isobel: Don’t let one bad comment override all the good ones. But this is a hard one to remember even now I know it! 

Links To Isobel

Website: https://www.isobelholly.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/isobelhollymusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/isobelholly

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/isobelhollymusic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCRUPdQNv3ctmzdzwc0FzuA

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7xULtBABTiR4G539YC8PdC


Captivating Blend of Country Rock and Soul  From Isobel Holly


The 17 Year Old Songstress With an Old-Rock’n’Roll Soul

sambea cochrane

Sambea Cochrane (pronounced Sam-bee-a) is a young artist from Toronto, Canada. Her undeniable talent has landed her all around the world, and has pushed her closer and closer to her dreams. 


The 17 year old songstress started her musical journey at the age of 4 when both her and her parents realized her love for singing. She would learn just about every Disney song imaginable and constantly be reciting the lyrics. This brought her into vocal lessons, and after a performance of John Denver’s “Leaving on a Jetplane” at a Florida Crab Bar, there was no turning back. 

Her love for music brought her to Canada’s Major Children’s Choir at the age of 12. She had the chance to not only sing with plenty of other kids her age, but learn all about the history and theory of music as well. Among other things, the choir eventually brought Sambea along on their Eastern Europe tour where she got to perform and visit some of the most beautiful venues the young artist has seen. Understandably, some of her favourite venues were the oldest churches in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland. While she cherishes her time in those grand buildings, her dream venue comes from her old-rock’n’roll-soul that hopes to one day play at the great Wembley Stadium in London, England. 

While her main instruments are piano and guitar, Sambea has a knack for picking up just about any instrument she can get her hands on, including the ukulele, saxophone, and flute! 

Her urge to learn more about her musicianship is an obvious attribute in how she goes about writing her songs. It also shows her old-school taste in music. Cochrane’s influences stem from the classic rock era, and translate into her own music heavily as she’s constantly experimenting and wanting to try new things. Some of her favourites are Queen, The Beatles, The Eagles, Billy Joel, Tom Waits and plenty more of the classics. However, the influences don’t stop there! Growing up in an Irish household brought her to many classic musicians from Ireland, and as a young girl, Taylor Swift really sprung Sambea into deciding that music was her passion. 

Cochrane’s music is influenced a lot by her life, especially in the writing of her first album, “Radio Road”. Her description states that it’s “a compilation of songs that demonstrate and represent the range of emotions that I experienced during that period of my life and was, in a sense, my own diary put to a tune”. 

A personal favourite of hers on the album is “Cigarette Smoke”, due to the sincerity of the lyrics. She found that some of the words perfectly encompassed the idea of her album. It was her young self realizing that life wasn’t completely logical, and her coming to terms with that. The second song on the album explained that feeling with the lyrics: “I tried numbers, all I knew, my God above. Every formula, equation, ever devised, I tried codes, machines, and realised that science wouldn’t show me how to love”. 

After the release of her album at the age of 15, Cochrane has realized that she has changed a lot since then. Her most recent single “Geneva” was written and influenced with the idea of having a strong storyline. With the ideas from Billy Joel’s “Scenes of an Italian Restaurant”, and the Eagles song “The Last Resort” the young songwriter was on her way! She claims that the song was very experimental, and was a success at the same time in her eyes. And there is no doubt that others will agree with that statement. 

As she is currently finishing up high school, Sambea hopes to pursue music as a full time career when she is finally able to. The artist hopes to have a long and rewarding career, just like all of us dream, and we’re dreaming that hers in in the music industry, where she belongs! 

Maddie: How did you first get into music?Singer Singing

Sambea: That’s a pretty hard question to answer because, for as long as I can reasonably remember, music has always been a very large part of my life. It was never something I was forced into doing in any way, it was just something I always did and always wanted to do more of. When I was probably around 4 or 5, however, I began starting to really love it and began seeking it out on my own volition. It was when I learned almost every song from every Disney movie and many of the classic musicals and constantly sang them around the house that my parents thought it would be a good idea to get me a vocal coach, and it was after a successful performance of John Denver’s “Leaving on a Jetplane” in a Florida crab bar that I decided to audition for the part of Gretl in Toronto’s production of The Sound of Music. After 7 months of callbacks, though, I was denied the part for being too tall! I began to create my own music when I was in grade six, while starstruck and inspired by the woman who would go on to become my childhood idol, Taylor Swift. From the moment I wrote my first song up until now, the part of my mind that comes up with these ideas is always somewhat active in the background of everything else, so much so, that writing songs has simply become the way that this manifests.

Maddie: Do you play any instruments? Which is your favourite/which would you like to learn the most? 

Sambea: I do! I’m almost completely self taught on piano and Guitar (which are the ones that are by far and away most applicable to the type of music that I currently write) and I used to play some saxophone, ukulele, and flute, but I try play whatever I can get my hands on. I’ve been wanting to learn drums, the mandolin,and violin for awhile now, mainly so that I can gain an more in-depth understanding and feel of various aspects of music, and an even wider range of sounds on which to base my creative processes.

Maddie: What has been your favourite venue to play at, as you have traveled all over the place performing? 

Sambea: There are many incredible venues but (this is a strange one!), my favourites that I’ve performed in would have to be some of the oldest churches in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, and Russia. When I was around 12 I joined one of Canada’s major children’s choirs, where we not only sang choral music, but learned about it, as well as the theory and history that brought it to fruition. After a few years of ‘making my way up the ranks’ in this particular choir, the group went on a 3 week tour to Eastern Europe, where we were able to perform in some of these fascinating churches, so, by sheer opulence, these would have to be some of the most beautiful venues that I’ve encountered.

Maddie: What would your dream venue be? 

Sambea: Hard question! There are so many classics, but Wembley stadium in London, England would have to be up there. Not only does it hold an enormous audience, it was the stage that my all time favourite band, Queen, performed at in 1984 during the Live aid concert series, which has been widely noted as the most significant concert in rock history. Obviously this is ambitious, but I’ve got to start somewhere! First, I’ll try and make it to Toronto’s famous Massey Hall.

Maddie: Tell us about your first album, and how it came to be? What was the inspiration behind it?

My first full length album (Radio Road) is pretty much a compilation of songs that demonstrate and represent the range of emotions that I experienced during that period of my life and was, in a sense, my own diary put to a tune. I was only around 15 at the time of its release (meaning that most of the songs were written when I was around 13), but despite being young, in retrospect, I think I had a lot to say! Be it the songs I wrote about my experiences with being in middle school, my own conceptual ideas, first time romances, or simply having fun with friends, each song describes its own realm of emotions, which, to me, are important to encapsulate and express. Each song, although not always inspired by positive emotions, acts, once written, as somewhat of a placeholder for that time frame. I find that writing a song about something that I am uneasy, happy, bothered, upset, angry, or even generally apathetic about, allows to basically say: “Yes, I experienced that, and this song signifies that I no longer need to think about it. Let’s move on!”.

Maddie: What is your favourite track on Radio Road and why? Do you have a favourite lyric?

Sambea: Hard question! I’d have to lean towards ‘Cigarette Smoke’ as a personal favourite. I remember I really put my heart and soul into those lyrics in (hopefully!) a clear and succinct way, and devised an interesting little piano ‘riff’ to set the tone. My favourite lyric, not just from ‘Cigarette Smoke’ but from the whole album would have to be: 

“I tried numbers, all I knew, my God above. Every formula, equation, ever devised, I tried codes, machines, and realised that science wouldn’t show me how to love.”

like this lyric because it acts as a metaphor for my tendency to attempt to apply some degree of logical consistency throughout all areas of my life, and I think the subtle, underlying theme of the whole album is really just my young self realizing that life isn’t always logical, and that there are many areas of life that do not benefit from being internalised by way of a logical framework. How is it that all our lives we’re told to be logical, but somehow the most important things in life are illogical!? It’s all of the questions like these that keep the song ideas coming to my mind.

EP CoverMaddie: Tell us about your most recent release, Geneva! How do you feel it differs from others you’ve put out?

Sambea:  Geneva is one that I’m very excited about! This song is actually the first ‘story song’ I’ve ever attempted. I had been listening to a lot of the older classics like “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” by Billy Joel, and “The Last Resort” by The Eagles, so I figured that, like them, I could use the second person narrative voice to write a song not just about my own reality, but the reality of many, and could in turn, use the song and its lyrics to talk about more universal themes that exist within society, and thus, hopefully, relate to an even broader audience.  ‘Geneva’ was very experimental for me in that respect, but all said and done, I think it was a successful experiment, and I hope that others who hear it will agree with me.

Maddie: Who are some of your biggest influences (living or passes), and which would you like to work with the most if you had a chance?

Sambea: So many, almost too many to count! Queen, The Beatles, The Eagles, Billy Joel, Elton John, Tom Waits, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Simon & Garfunkel, and Meatloaf are the kinds of things that were often played through the speakers of my house, so with the help of my parents, I fell in love and became deeply inspired by many of the greats who came before me. As well, there’s Taylor Swift, Panic! at the Disco, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry (since I can’t be a musician of today without knowing anything about ‘today’ music!), but one of my most unique influences would have to be from a lot of Celtic music, the genre of music that, personally, I hold in the highest regard of all. Having grown up in an Irish household, I have grown up hearing the fantastic music of The Irish Rovers, The Chieftains, Sinead O’Connor, The Dubliners, The High Kings, and so many more. Obviously the music that I write can’t be clearly described as Celtic (or as any other clear-cut genre, for that matter!), I don’t think for one second that my music lacks this Celtic influence

Maddie: What are you next plans for your career, and where would you like to see yourself in the next few years?

Sambea: At this point, were I to carry on with music on a full time basis (which I very much hope to do), I’d definitely like to see some increased traction with regards to my work. I’m yet to lay out a detailed, structured plan of measurable and attainable goals, but I would hope to land myself a record deal, and see some progress in a few of the other projects that I’ve been participating in. Down the line, however, like every other 17 year old on the planet, I want to make it big time, and to have a long, rewarding career doing something that I love

Maddie: Where can we find you on social media’s, and where can we find your music?

Sambea:  My Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are all @sambeacochrane,but I’m also on Spotify, Youtube, Google Play, iTunes, and all of the other major music streaming/purchasing platforms, so be sure to check out my stuff!

Links to Sambea Cochrane

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/sambeacochrane/

Facebook: https://facebook.com/SambeaCochrane/

Facebook for mobile: https://m.facebook.com/SambeaCochrane/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/sambeacochrane

Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Lha3pLBpdpS9q6YI3wi5P?si=qRfj7C8rQ8iZ4tcFkFqP4w

iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/ie/artist/sambea-cochrane/791331606

Google Play:  https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/Sambea_Cochrane?id=Ac3qjpung4brxg5vcpghkkmg7oe

# The 17 Year Old Songstress With an Old-Rock’n’Roll Soul


The Future’s Looking Bright For Rising Star

toni clare

 Toni Clare is 17 year old singer/songwriter from Virginia and has been involved with music since the tender age of 10. 

Toni’s talent has taken her to heights beyond what most 17 year old teens could dream of.


In March, Clare released her debut album, ‘Country Home’, which is already making waves throughout the industry; with notable names  involved with in the making of ‘Country Home’ such as Larry Fridie, Robinson (Justin Bieber/Usher), Peggy Johnson, a member of The Board of Governor’s at The Grammy’s and Tanner Hendon of Atlanta Madison Records. 

Toni designed the album in such a way so teenagers have a place they can feel safe and can come to escape and submerge themselves within the catchy and fun melodies in which ‘Country Home’ offers.

Madison Mueller interviewed Toni about her music, inspirations, up coming shows and her album, ‘Country Home’

Maddie: How has the decision to record an album designed as a safe place for teens to be, change the way in which you recorded in the studio?

Toni: I wrote my album, Country Home, with a theme of high school experiences, young love, etc. I am a senior in high school, and it has been a crazy journey that has included hardships but also has opened so many doors. I really dedicate this album to my friends; we all helped each other get through high school together, and we have all supported one another no matter what happened. They have always been very supportive of my music, even though it brings out a unique lifestyle that most teens don’t go through. Now that we all are graduating in May, it has been very emotional, and this album is for them. I hope teenagers, and really everyone, can relate to this album. It will always hold a special place in my heart, and I hope people feel the lyrical connection in the songs.  

Toni Clare Album CoverMaddie: What was it like to record a debut album with some of the biggest names in the music industry?

Toni: Working with Tanner Hendon and Wyatt Oates was amazing, especially for my first experience in a recording studio. They were so easy going, and they made me feel very comfortable. They have worked with some of the most successful, widely-known artists, and they had so much knowledge and experience to share with me; I really enjoyed learning from them. I will also never forget how much we all laughed and had a great time during every recording session!

Maddie: Do you write your own music?

Toni: I have been writing my own music as long as I can remember, and I wrote all the songs for “Country Home”, my first album, which is available on all digital platforms including Apple Music and Spotify. I can’t wait to continue with my musical journey and to share so many other songs I have in store!

Maddie: What is your writing process?

Toni: My writing process varies everyday. The songs I write can take months, days, or even just one hour. I am very old school; I have writing journals where I jot down all my thoughts. But I also use my phone to write down notes from people, places, or things that inspire me. My friends and family will often find me humming a random tune that comes in my head on my voice memos. I enjoy adventures and traveling, for example: I like spending time at a river that’s 5 minutes away from my house (that’s where I wrote Country Home and others). I also take my journal whenever we go to the beach or on a long car or plane trip.

Maddie: Were you involved in music at school?

Toni: I am involved with music at my high school. I have been the secretary for the TRI-M music society, I sing and play bass for the jazz band, and I am apart of the choir group. I love playing at school functions for fundraisers, music nights, competitions, etc. and getting to see all my friends and family in the audience.

Singer with GuitarMaddie: You are doing some shows soon, do you have your own band?

Toni: I have played with many different types of bands, and I used to be the lead vocalist for a couple of bands in the past, but I currently enjoy jamming with other musicians and being featured in bands. Other than being mostly a soloist, I play a great deal with my younger sister who plays a mean fiddle and sings gorgeous harmony.

Maddie: What’s it like rehearsing with professional musicians? Do you have a lot of fun?

Toni: Ever since I started learning guitar at the age of eight, I’ve gotten to rehearse and perform with people that I never would have imagined. Music has opened so many doors, and I’ve gotten to meet, learn from, and play music with the most incredible artists. I have been so blessed to have musicians around me that truly desire to help me reach my goals. Events like songwriters nights in Nashville, Artist Development sessions in Atlanta, festivals, concerts, and more have given me the opportunity to meet incredible people and be truly inspired by them.

Maddie: How did you know that you wanted to be a country singer?

Toni: Even though I am open to and have been apart of performing so many different genres like rock, classical, pop, jazz, theatrical, gospel, and bluegrass music, Country Music will always be home for me. I grew up visiting Nashville’s music festivals and having so many popular bluegrass/country festivals in my area, so it is definitely my comfort zone, and I will never give up writing Country Music.

Maddie: Who are some of your biggest influences?

Toni: Some of my biggest influences include Maren Morris, the Dixie Chicks, and Chris Stapleton.

Maddie: If you could ask them a few questions, who would you ask, and what would you ask?

Toni: If I could ask them anything, I would ask them to co write a song with me. Some of their songs are on the list of my top favourites, and it would mean so much to me if we could collaborate. I love Chris Stapleton’s heartfelt lyrics, the Dixie Chick’s sound and harmony, and Maren Morris’s fresh new take on country.

Maddie: What do you do when you are not singing, or writing music?

Toni: Other than music, I thoroughly enjoy playing sports especially soccer, track, basketball, and swimming. I love anything outdoors including horseback riding, hiking, and fishing.

Singer Singing With GuitarMaddie: Do you have a favourite song on the album and why is it your favourite?

Toni: I can’t say I have a favourite song because they all relate to my life stories in different ways, but it’s interesting when people tell me how different songs from my EP impacted them, and it makes me feel so satisfied that all my listeners can connect to the pieces.

Maddie: What were you doing in music and singing before the album?

Toni: Before the album, I was playing mostly in Virginia and along the east coast at various venues like theatres, festivals, weddings, restaurants, and more, I was writing nonstop, and I was playing with bands. 

Maddie: What instruments do you play?

Toni: My main instrument is acoustic and electric guitar, but I also play bass, mandolin, ukulele, and piano.

Maddie: What is your dream venue to play? What has been your favourite venue so far?

Toni: I would love to play at the Grand Ole Opry stage as the best, legendary artists in country music have performed there. One of my favourite, intimate venues was playing at the Bluebird Café in Nashville. I also liked playing on the bigger stages including the Wharf Main Stage for the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC, the Lafayette Music Room in Memphis, state competitions, and sold out shows at state theatres.

Maddie: What advice do you have for other young artists with similar dreams?

Toni: I want to tell other upcoming artists to always have the people around you that support and love you. It’s important to not get in your head about the people that don’t want you to succeed. Be confident in your abilities, and stay true to who you are. And remember that it’s ok to be different.

Maddie: Is there anything else you would like to mention?

Toni: Please subscribe to my Youtube channel: toniclaremusic, check out my website: toniclaremusic.com, and follow my socials media pages: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

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Links to Toni Clare

Website:  https://www.toniclaremusic.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/toniclaremusic/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/toniclaremusic

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/toniclaremusic

The Future’s Looking Bright For Rising Star



Emily Lockett

SingerThrough the words she writes, the strings she plucks, and the notes she sings, Emily Lockett will have you wanting more in just one listen.

This 16 year old Singer/Songwriter from the UK has been playing guitar since the age of 5, showing off her talent at local concerts and talent shows. At the age of 12 she began to write her own music, which manages to capture the hearts of all that listen.

Her first EP was released in December of 2016, which includes beautiful songs that were written between the ages of 12 and 15.

The teen has been getting regular air play on plenty of radio stations and continues to wow everyone who gets to hear her music.

The song “Reflection of Me” includes the lines: “Wish I could dream bigger than reality, I wanna know what the world can offer me.” These lines seem to predict how Emily is currently living her life, completely dedicating herself to her music.

The young talent is studying music at a college in Manchester by day, while rehearsing and performing by night.

This year, Emily is said to be extremely busy with several shows and recording new music over the next few months.

She plans to release her next EP this year which will include the songs “Nice Eyes”; “Feel Love”; and “Where We Left Off”.

All of her music is on her website: https://www.emilylockett.co.uk/about-me

You can also find her music on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube and more!

WEBSITE: https://www.emilylockett.co.uk

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

SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/emilylockettmusic

YOUTUBE:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCorryRKHhl1dpPStW2Nk6Hw

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5jTBTukmcJaAfea5tj1I8x

REVERBNATION: http://www.reverbnation.com/emilylockett

feel love – emily lockett