Our clients - students who are learning the ropes or pro's who are just sculpting their craft - all reach the next level of success with us. There's nothing more exciting than to watch someone grow, whether it's winning a school audition, getting on the Billboard charts, or performing for thousands of people at a live concert. Here are just a few of our stars:
Ashley Jana is an American songwriter, producer, & recording artist based in New York City. She is part of a full service production team called The Killionaires and has been collaborating with Rodney "Dark Child" Jerkins (Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry) for the past 2 years.
Ashley is active in the South Korean music industry, working with DJ Koo, Kyle Kim, B Shoo, Chang Hwang Kim, Ferry Ha and Xavi & Gi.
She made her musical debut in the summer of 2011 when her songs "Party Party Party" and "Electricity" were showcased in Lifetime TV’s cult phenomenon, Dance Moms. Since then, Ashley has had 15 songs on the show, sold over 100,000 mp3s and has garnered over 10,000,000 views on Youtube.
Because of the long strides Ashley made with Chris she has grown to become a busy, well paid vocalist, producer, artist and writer, working in the top echelon of the music business.
MAIRA LABANCA AKA LABANCA, BRAZILIAN POP RECORDING ARTIST AND SONGWRITER. "With J Chris at The Pop Vocal Artists, I've learned one of the most important things a singer needs to know: that other than having a great voice, we need to be good story tellers. And I think I became a pretty good storyteller, because now people are paying attention to the stories I've been telling through my music. I've now got hundreds of thousands of followers and views on all of my songs and videos!
Labanca began her career in jazz and recently has been expanding into to other genres like pop and rock. Revealed in a new talent competition, Labanca is in the studio preparing debut album, with influences of pop and folk, directed by PJota (Sony Music/Jota Quest) and Chris Simões. Labanca is also a gifted songwriter and is writing most of the songs for the record. Watch out for her newest single: a cover of The Killers's 'Somebody Told Me'.
Victoria DENNIS began her career at age 5, appearing in print ads for Nikon, Toys R Us, continuing with ads for USPS and Under Armour.
Victoria began her studies with Chris when she was just 10 years old, focusing on development and maturity for a lasting music career.
In 2012 Victoria began singing and performing publicly, consistently winning weekly and monthly Amateur Night At The Apollo contests, making it through to the year-end final competition where she landed the prize for First-Runner-Up. In 2014 she appeared on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and the hit Broadway show “Little Miss Sunshine.” Her new album is currently in development.
Elia Esparza is a Mexican American recording artist who was most recently on this season of NBC's 'The Voice'. After attending The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in Manhattan, Esparza began writing and demo singing for studios, performing local venues across NYC, and curating her pop sound with influences of her culture along with modern twists. Her recent performances include Don Haskins Center, headlining the Sunbowl and releasing her newest single, 'Fool's Gold' (available on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud) live during the halftime show. She now continues to work on her new pop/soul record with Beacon Hill Recording Studios.
Huynh Minh Thuy is a global fashion model, actor and singing celebrity based in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Thuy “Top” began piano lessons at age 6 and began singing and modeling shortly after. Known for several roles, Thuy Top is the most sought-after celebrity in Vietnam with 38 million searches on Google. She is featured in numerous television programs, films and ad campaigns.
Top took a sabbatical to finish her university studies in New York. Here she met and studied under Chris for over a year, increasing her vocal power and hit-making abilities. By the end of 2014, Thuy Top was primed for a spectacular comeback in her home country. MTV showcased her return and subsequent album release (“MEO” - produced by Chris) and she was hired as the Editor In Chief of FashionTV Vietnam.
Top is repeatedly featured in numerous TV shows, and she is also one of the bright faces in advertising, working for big names like Pepsi, Samsung and the popular Vietnamese video game Tian Long Ba Bu.
Raquel Castro's path in the world of entertainment was nurtured and encouraged from an early age. By age four, she was regularly appearing on Sesame Street and Nick Jr. By age ten, Raquel became a break-out star playing a lead role in the feature film “Jersey Girl” alongside mega-stars Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck.
Raquel began studying with Chris regularly at age 12 continuing until her move to Los Angeles at age 18. Chris produced and mixed her first major single “Diary” in 2012.
In 2011 she appeared on NBC’s (then) new show “The Voice,” winning a spot on Christina Aguilera’s team. After that she appeared regularly on television shows including MTV’s “Awkward” and Disney’s “Liv and Maddie.” She is currently in a starring role on FOX Television’s hit show “Empire” as singer Marisol.
The Pop Vocal Artists
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Chris' unique and diverse skill sets as a producer, engineer, sound designer, vocal coach, and live performer position him as one of the most qualified and talented people a recording artist can hope to work with. Aside from his studio credits, Chris has been one of the lead sound designers for Propellerheads Reason and Record (software applications that have become standard fare in virtually every desktop producer's arsenal), designing hundreds of synth patches, creating custom ReFills, and writing demo songs. Aside from his work with Propellerheads, Chris also personally designed two soft-synth packages distributed by M-Audio: 'Premium Electric Pianos' and 'Premium Vintage Keyboards.'" #pva #audio #engineering #audioengineer #producer #production #vocalcoaching #voicelesson #voice #vocalist #ssl #recordingstudio #recording #protools #propellerhead
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