Congrats to the July 2014 Make A Star winners.
Music Video: The Fallen “Mislead”
The Fallen are a raucous mix of rap metal and rock from Appleton, Wisconsin. Calling themselves just a “group of hard working guys who want to play our music in front of large groups of people”, vocalist brothers Jesse and Cody Rush connected with friends John Harley, Jack D. Marshall and Justin Ward to complete the pieces of this hearty musical brew.
Best Song: Mario Pompetti “X-files Reopened”
Canadian composer Mario Pompetti is an artist with 15 albums released, and is well known as a heavyweight in film scoring and music production for film and TV. His music is a blend of genres, delving into elements of electronic dance, jazz and hip hop.
Stand Up Comic Playoff: Don Barnhart
Don Barnhart has been performing full time since 1987 and averages 250 days a year on the road. Getting his start at the world-famous Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, he forged friendships with legends such as Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld and Drew Carey. It was Leno himself who stressed the importance of touring nationally as a key to finding success in the comedy business. We’re honored the Las Vegas based comic has included MakeAStar.com on his busy itinerary and congratulate him on his Stand Up Playoff win!
Rap Battle Playoff: Finno and Lil G.B.
This Dublin, Ireland duo throw down some Celtic-flavored rhymes and claim the $100 Rap Battle playoff cash prize!
Sing in 30 Seconds Playoff: LauraH
Laura Hritcu is from Dijon, France and wins the a cappella Sing in 30 Seconds $100 playoff by stepping up to the mic and singing Imagine Dragons “Radioactive”.
Duo or Band: Exit Black “Where Did The Time Go?”
Exit Black are a four piece British rock band. Featuring Tony Bignell on vocals, Joe Devine on guitar, Henry Green on bass and Jamile Byrne on drums, their debut EP “The Sound” released earlier this year and is available on iTunes and Google play. Churning out raw rock and roll with a polished sense of song craft, Exit Black have appeared on BBC radio and are building a solid fan base throughout the UK. This four piece group look set to break it big.
Male Solo Artist: Taylor Sheridan “Don’t Know Why”
Taylor Sheridan is an Australian singer/songwriter who uses his soulful voice in songs finely crafted with a mix of funk and rock. His passion for performing began when he was 12 years old, leading to a performance at Melbourne’s famous Rod Laver Arena at the age of 16. Taylor successfully launched his debut six-track CD in 2012 to a packed crowd of 400 people in his hometown of Kyneton. The EP, which was recorded at VCA studios in Melbourne, is now available digitally worldwide. Taylor is currently touring his unique brand of soulful pop across the state of Victoria, while reaching out to new fans across the world with his ever expanding online presence.
Rap Battle: Nimbus Cloud
Nimbus Cloud is a rapper from Galveston, Texas and currently based in Erie, Pennsylvania. In need of a studio and recognition to realize his dream of making it big, he’s gained some of the recognition by claiming his first Make A Star win.
Sing in 30 Seconds: Robert Reese
Robert Reese is a college student and singer from Chicago. Singing Sammie’s smooth R&B song “I Like It”, he shows some great vocal chops with recording artist potential. We look forward to hearing more from him.