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Breakaway Daily Interview with Cedar Boulevard

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Cedar Boulevard is a punk, rock, post hardcore band. They have a sound along the lines of Black Veil Brides crossed with Avenged Sevenfold, mixed with Fall Out Boy and Pierce The Veil. Based between Los Angeles and Toronto, they have just released their self titled EP. Check out my exclusive interview with the guys below and get to know this great up and coming band I am sure you are going to be hearing a lot about.   Can you give me a brief history on your band; how and when you formed and how you decided on the band name Cedar Boulevard? The band was originally started in Australia by Kris & myself (Luke). We decided to move to Toronto, Canada where we found our drummer David. There was then a fairly lengthy process of trying to find a singer as dedicated as the rest of us. After a long search we eventually found our singer Julian in Los Angeles, and from there everything just really clicked and before we knew it we were in the studio recording our self titled EP. The name Cedar Boulevard has a long story behind it, which will slowly come out over time, but…

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Interview with Award-winning Singer/Songwriter Jiggley Jones

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Under the professional direction of MTS Management Group, Michael Stover says, “Jiggley has that one-of-a-kind sound that I look for in an artist. His songs will touch you and move you with their beautiful lyrics and melodic strength.” I got to seak with Jiggley about working with Grammy nominees, his love for Dave Mathews, and what it was like to work for MTV. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your music? Sure, I’m a singer/songwriter from southeastern Pennsylvania and have two EPs that have been released to the public over the last few years. My music isn’t very genre specific which means I just let it out and it falls wherever it does, sometimes towards the Country side of things and sometimes towards the Rock side. You just released your new EPon Lamon Records Nashville that was produced by Grammy nominee, Dave Moody.  What can listeners expect from it? This one is called “A Mountain, A Struggle, A Tunnel, A Light” released on the Lamon Records Nashville label and produced by Grammy nominated producer Dave Moody. There are 6 songs on the record and like my first release the music is acoustic guitar driven. The other instruments involved were banjo, mandolin, piano, dobro, acoustic bass (and…

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Breakaway Daily Interviews Canadian Country Artist Marshall Dane

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Southern Ontario native Marshall Dane has opened for Alan Jackson, Emerson Drive, played at the 2011 CCMA Awards and toured on his own.  His latest chart topping album “One Of These Days” puts life back in to the swing of things, driven by a swirling blast of fabulous melodies that gives you a country rush right from the get-go. The album went to #1 on the Roots Music Report Pop Country chart, and has earned Marshall CMAO Award Nominations, Independent Country Music Association Award Nominations, and International Music and Entertainment Association Award nominations. 2014 has proven to be a great year for you. With it soon coming to an end, what has been the highlight for you? This has been a year of firsts! Our first US radio tour, our first Canadian VIA Rail Tour, an amazing summer of shows outnumbering previous years, a tour through Greenland, Labrador and Newfoundland, along with an amazing writing trip to Nashville, TN. Can you describe your album One Of These Days?  It’s a positive, uplifting record that talks about some of the deeper emotions we feel…and how to find the light at the end of the tunnel:) What was the recording process like? Fun. Long…

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Interview with Author Beth Durkee

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Beth Durkee is the author of two Christian romances, a relationship self-help and the new fantasy e-series, The Legend of Lord Randall Castle. She is a Reader’s Favorite Award-Winner, a former U. S. Army wife and a graduate of Carroll University in Wisconsin. On October 7, Engaging Enchantment, the first book in The Legend of Lord Randall Castle e-series hit number 26 on Amazon.com’s list of Top 100 SF/Fantasy downloads. Its sequel, Spellbound Souvenir, is presently available for pre-order and scheduled to release on November 23.  Who are your primary writing influences? My very first adult series was The Narnia Chronicles, so I would have to say that C.S. Lewis has always been a major influence for me. Also, Lloyd Alexander and Alan Dean Foster are tremendously talented authors that I aspire to imitate. What inspired you begin writing books and e-books? It’s funny because, even though I used to write tons of letters and e-mails to my husband, I never really thought about writing professionally until I was going through a hard time and a friend paid me the compliment that I was a very good writer. Within short order after he said that, two other people agreed with…

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Copperhead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Info

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The Copperhead original motion picture soundtrack, composed and conducted by Laurent Eyquem, is now available on iTunes.  Laurent Eyquem’s beautiful music, like the film, takes you to another place. The pain of the characters is reflected in the notes you hear coming from the melancholy score. -Breakaway Daily “In conceiving the musical canvas for the film, Ron Maxwell and I decided to build the score around three core ideas – emotion, melody and subtlety. The objective was for the music to trace and illustrate the emotional trajectory of the characters and to bring the audience into the experience with them.” Laurent Eyquem, Read more.

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Copperhead Red Carpet Movie Premiere Coverage: Director Ron Maxwell & Cast Interviews in New Brunswick

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Ron Maxwell, director of Gettysburg and Gods And Generals, returns to the Civil War for his latest film, Copperhead. Inspired by the Harold Frederic book, The Copperhead, the film stars Billy Campbell, Peter Fonda, Angus MacFayden, Francois Arnaud, and Augustus Prew. Ron Maxwell’s Civil War Film “Copperhead” Is A Must See! Copperhead is an extraordinary story of family and community torn apart during the Civil War. Inspired by the Harold Frederic book, The Copperhead, the film stars Billy Campbell, Angus Macfadyen, Peter Fonda, Augustus Prew, Lucy Boynton, and Francois Arnaud. Copperhead is an important historical film with unforgettable performances that focuses on the relationships that can get ripped apart by war. Copperhead is a film dear to my heart as it was shot on location at the Kings Landing Historical Settlement (a world-renowned Living History Museum) near Fredericton, New Brunswick in Canada last June. Being from The Maritimes it is wonderful that film makers have taken notice of the raw beauty that surrounds us here in the East Coast. I was blessed to be able to attend the very special Maritime screening and Canadian premiere of the film in Fredericton in June, where I got to chat with Director Ron Maxwell, some of the cast, and watch the…

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Breakaway Daily Exclusive Interview with Canadian Powerhouse Elise Estrada!

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Elise Estrada is an award winning Canadian singer/songwriter/performer who has reached an audience in excess of 635 million people worldwide! She has toured with the likes of The Backstreet Boys, Rihanna, Nelly, 50 Cent and Lady Gaga. Elise brings out a new set of claws on her sophomore album Here Kitty Kittee that is an upbeat, energetic, dance album. Her first single You’re So Hollywood nabbed the coveted “most added” song at Canadian Top 40 radio across the country. Elise’s first co-write Lipstick is a captivating, power ballad that takes audiences on the journey of mending a broken heart. With all this success, Elise is a down to earth gal that always takes time for her fans. She was an absolute sweetheart during my interview where we chatted about her album, makeup, songwriting, her trip to London, her film debut and more!

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Breakaway Daily Exclusive Interview with Blake McGrath

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I had the opportunity to catch Blake McGrath while he was in my neck of the woods on his way to the first stop of the So You Think You Can Dance Canada auditions. On the show Blake serves as a judge, choreographer, and mentor. Blake was nice enough to take some time away from his busy busy schedule to talk to me about his debut album Time to Move where he co-wrote almost every song and enjoyed the creative process of putting it together. The Night, a song that tells the listener to be free of his/her inhibitions was the albums first single, and has since been followed by equally catchy club pounding dance anthems, as well as sweet ballads. Known as one of the worlds best dancers, the multi talented Blake McGrath has shared the stage with legendary artists including Madonna, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Mariah Carey and more! From center stage to the silver screen, his cinematic credits range from the Academy Award-winning film Chicago to the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning adaptation of the musical Rent. Blake’s star appeal has cast him in the commercial spotlight where he has appeared in ads for…

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Music Inspires Graffiti: Kim-Lan Interview with Breakaway Daily

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Kim-Lan is an outstanding artist from France who has done some awesome work including Jared Leto (30 Seconds to Mars), Tom & Bill Kaulitz (Tokio Hotel), Tupac, Avril Lavigne, Obama, and original artwork. She has also been featured on Tom Kaulitz’s very own blog as well as written about in international magazines. She also has recently gotten into fashion design and posters using her designs. I had the opportunity to interview her and ask her some of your questions! Here is what she had to say. BREAKAWAY DAILY: When did you start graffiti? KIM-LAN: Drawing has always been my passion but I only started to make graffitis since 4 years. I’ve always been fascinated by urban art and hip hop culture. In High School I had some friends older than me who went with me in order to make graffitis, I remember that I made a big character a half woman tiger. All my friends were proud of me and till that day we make sometimes some graffitis. BREAKAWAY DAILY: What inspires you? KIM-LAM: I’m inspired by portraits. I can’t explain why, I always loved that, faces with thin lines in particular. BREAKAWAY DAILY: Did you study any kind of…

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