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19 Sep

We are happy to announce a new addition to our management roster – siblings Hunter Alexes & Mason Parker!

The young actors are from Scottsdale, Arizona. Mason is known for his lead supporting role in Anomaly and supporting role of “Young Austin”, in the film Fathers, winning numerous awards in film festivals, directed by Jamie Rivera. Mason Is a diverse actor with the abilities to play any character in such genres in film and television; such as dramas, thrillers, comedies, Scifi, and action. Hunter Alexes has done a variety of work such as; Film, T.V. Commercials, Print Modeling, Promotional Videos, Concept videos, Industry Videos, Music Videos(as a dancer and actor), such as Latin Artist, Remy Valenzuela in Mi Princessa.

Learn more about Mason

Learn more about Hunter

07 Aug

August 7, 2017 – Electra Star Management signs an up-and-coming actor Walker Barnes to a management deal.

Since moving to Los Angeles, Walker has had success in both acting and modeling. This past December, he was selected to represent the United States in a world-wide modeling competition held in Poland, which was watched by over 15 million people across the globe. More recently, he has found success in playing the lead in several short films and commercials, ranging from dramatic to purely comedic. Currently, Walker continues to hone his craft at The Anthony Meindl Studio twice a week. He has been trained in various film techniques, including on-camera, cold reading, commercial and improvisational. When Walker is not writing or acting, he enjoys hobbies that test his physical abilities such as hiking, rock climbing, weight lifting and swimming. He looks forward to being a series regular opposite his favorite actor, Will Smith, in the next Emmy Award winning show.

Learn more about Walker Barnes

17 Jul

July 17, 2017 – Electra Star Management signs Peggy Sulahian to a management deal.

Peggy Sulahian is the newest Wife to join the cast of the world famous original Housewives Of Orange County franchise, and officially the 100th Real Housewife. Born in Kuwait to Armenian parents, Peggy Sulahian moved to the U.S. when she was one years old. She now lives a life of luxury in the exclusive Crystal Cove community with her custom wheel mogul husband Diko, and their three children – daughters Giovanna, 19, Gianelle, 17 and son Koko, 9.

14 Jul

July 14, 2017 – Electra Star Management signs Lori Harder to the management roster.

Lori Harder is a leading expert in the field of fitness, transformational work, mindfulness, and self-love. As a self-made millionaire, successful entrepreneur, network marketing professional, author, cover model, and three-time fitness world champion, she offers a carefully curated set of practical tools to promote sustainable health, spiritual well-being, and financial freedom. Through her books, unique coaching methods, and programs, she has helped countless people connect with their soul, transform their bodies, empower their minds, gain financial independence, and fall in love with themselves and their lives.

23 Jun

June 23, 2017 – Electra Star Management signs a new client, Jina Song to a management deal!

Actress Jina Song was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is the third out of four children, who were born to two first generation South Korean parents who immigrated to America to provide a juncture for their family to flourish in the land of opportunities, also known to them as America. Her parents worked hard and expected to give her (and all four of their children) the hope and freedom to become any of what they thought would be the most respected profession. These professions in their minds were such jobs as a doctor, lawyer, engineer, etc…but Jina had other ideas…

Her parents planned to open a road early into ivy league schools by putting her in extra curricular activities, so they stuck her in violin lessons, and there, a performer was born. She began playing the violin at the tender age of 3. As her talents as a violinist grew, her desire to perform on stage started to grow as well. She began doing plays at age 5 and fell in love with acting. She played the violin for 15 years in orchestras that toured Europe, and acted on stage anytime the chance allowed.

Three months after graduating, she moved to Los Angeles to follow her dreams to become an actress, against her parents dreams.

She has appeared in international and many national commercials, and has booked roles on such movies as Adam Sandler’s “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry”. Early on in her career, she was the fit model for the feature film “Memoirs of a Geisha”, directed by Rob Marshall. Being on set every day to work on that beautiful movie blessed her with the opportunity for Rob Marshall himself to approach her and to offer her a small role. That was a pleasant surprise she did not see coming! She has booked roles on three different projects all directed by Michael Mann. Some of her other favorite roles she has been fortunate enough to play recently has been on such shows as NBC’s “Superstore”, and NBC’s “Bad Guys” as a series regular (pilot presentation). Because the creator of “Bad Guys” was a fan, as he started writing on another show, he created a role for her in an episode on TV Land’s “The Soul Man”, opposite Cedric The Entertainer.

Jina has also been pretty heavily involved in the improv world as of late. She is currently attending Upright Citizen’s Brigade (UCB), and has attended the Groundlings, among other reputable schools. She also performs improv with a troupe on a regular basis, so you can see her often on stage doing what she loves doing best. Performing and making people laugh!

She paints and designs jewelry in her free time. Her jewelry has been described as classy, with an edge. She will soon be launching a website where her jewelry can be purchased, so please stay tuned for all of her upcoming creative endeavors both on and off stage!

24 Feb

February 24, 2017 – Electra Star Management signs Dahov, a Canadian celebrity drummer and percussionist, to a management deal.

DAHOV, famous for his prodigious talent and respected for his warm personality is one of Canada’s most sought after and energetic percussionist artist-performer.
His unique sense of showmanship and charisma has made him a star within the private event, corporate event, wedding and night club industries throughout North America. Born and raised in Dubai and currently living in Canada, DAHOV has over the years given powerful performances in a variety of settings. He has performed for, Air Canada, Porsche Canada and HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa as well as collaborated on projects with Mike Tyson, Damon Elliott (son of Dionne Warwick), Oksana Grigorieva, Jeremih Felton and Vinny Guadagnino. You can learn more about Dahov at www.dahov.com

18 Nov

Electra Star client Christine Saadé is *2 on Billboard Most Added Chart with her single “Get Together” featuring Twisted Dee. You can view the full chart here.

Christine makes movements through her music by influencing positive change and promoting global initiatives. Her fan base is growing daily and with fans in more than 25 countries, she does her best to communicate with each and every one of them in whatever language it may be.

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11 Nov

Electra Star client Christine Saadé debuted today on Billboard Dance Club Songs Breakout Chart at *4 with her single “Get Together” featuring Twisted Dee. You can view the chart here.

Christine makes movements through her music by influencing positive change and promoting global initiatives. Her fan base is growing daily and with fans in more than 25 countries, she does her best to communicate with each and every one of them in whatever language it may be.
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michael-grandinetti-tv-times-cover2We are happy to announce the signing of Michael Grandinetti to a management deal!

Michael Grandinetti is not your ordinary magician. With performances on national and international television, in stadiums, arenas, casinos, and theaters around the country, with Oscar-winning composers and symphony orchestras, for NFL and NBA halftime shows and major sporting events, in large-scale parades, for Fortune 500 companies, and even at The White House, Michael has made a name for himself around the world as a talented entertainer with a unique style, a compelling creative vision, and an engaging personality.

Over the past 20 years, Michael has been driven to make magic contemporary and to give it a wide, mainstream appeal. He has had starring roles NBC’s “The World’s Most Dangerous Magic II” television special, The CW’s “Masters of Illusion” series, and Pop TV’s “Don’t Blink” series, and his magic has been featured on the Emmy-nominated FOX series “Bones”, “The Today Show”, “Access Hollywood”, “Entertainment Tonight”, “The Hollywood Christmas Parade”, “The Bold and the Beautiful”, ESPN’s “SportsCenter”, “NBA on TNT”, “FOX & Friends”, and “The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon”. He has also appeared as a guest on national radio shows and in media including Parade Magazine, Starpulse, The Huffington Post, MAGIC Magazine, TV Media Insights, Young Hollywood, Pittsburgh Magazine, The Beverly Hills Times Magazine, Go! Magazine, Tucson Living, and The Marilu Henner Show.

Michael was recently featured on CNBC’s “Make It”, a series about people who have achieved success in challenging industries, as well as on the cover of TV Times magazine, released nationally in newspapers across the U.S. In addition, Entertainment Weekly named Michael as “a great magician who can truly communicate with a TV audience” and Hidden Remote called Michael a “fan favorite…with charisma and an easy rapport with an audience”.

21 Sep

Electra Star Management is happy to announce signing of JP Sears to our client roster!

JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, international teacher, speaker at events, world traveler, and curious student of life. His work empowers people to live more meaningful lives. JP speaks and performs at numerous events, conferences, festivals, and retreats around the world. He is very active on his YouTube channel, AwakenWithJP, where he encourages healing and growth through his entertainingly informative, humorous, and inspiring videos including his hit Ultra Spiritual comedy series. You can learn more about JP and his work at www.AwakenWithJP.com and www.YouTube.com/AwakenWithJP.

 

12 Apr

Today Electra Star Management client Ashley J releases her new single “Dare Ya”.

“”Dare Ya” is such a special song for me.” Ashley says.

I tend to write all of my music based off of current or past experiences in my life, and this song really tackled some feelings.

“Lyrically, I wrote the song based off of a compilation of text messages and letters I have received that really hit home for me, and motivated me to be the person that I am and want to be. So putting these feelings and words of wisdom into this song really gives homage to those I have it dedicated to. It has that “pick me-up edge” that makes you want to move and feel free. It’s a song that can be relatable or inspire anyone.”

Ashley J made the definitive switch from country to pop, after a trip with her parents to Los Angeles, where she met with President of Electra Star Group, Michael Blakey. Falling in love instantly with her music, Michael decided to bring her on board. As she says, she “landed in the best hands the music business has to offer” and signed her first recording contract. The song was written by Ashley J and produced by Michael Blakey.

The music video to “Dare Ya” is also expected soon.

Check AshleyJ.net for more details.

Ron-White-Honorary-SheriffIt was a very special day yesterday for our client Ron White as he was inducted into San Diego Honorary Sheriff’s Department by San Diego County Sheriff William D. Gore. The ceremony took place in San Diego Sheriff’s Department. Congrats, Ron!

NEW YORK, NY — (Marketwired) — 12/14/15 — The winter holidays are “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” for Americans, and the trove of beloved ASCAP holiday songs have traditionally been the soundtrack of the season. Of course, traditions need a little sprucing up every now and then to stay relevant to our times. As we unbox the 2015 holiday season, ASCAP songwriters are shaking the snow from the trees with a new crop of original songs, warming up the radio charts alongside the classics of yesteryear.
Here are this year’s 10 most-performed new, original ASCAP holiday songs, across terrestrial and satellite radio. All were first released in 2013 and 2014. Like a snowflake, every one is diff355908_ASCAP_newLogo_Horizontal_wTagline_Compact_Black MW_Logo_RGB_0erent — but they’re all on their way to becoming future holiday classics. Don’t be surprised if you end up humming a few of these on your next holiday shopping trip or family get-together. 
 
TOP 10 NEW ASCAP HOLIDAY SONG FAVORITES OF 2015*
“Song Title” – Recording Artist (ASCAP Songwriters
 
1. “Underneath the Tree” – Kelly Clarkson (Kelly Clarkson / Greg Kurstin) 
2. “I’ll Be Home” – Meghan Trainor (Meghan Trainor) 
3. “Wrapped in Red” – Kelly Clarkson (Kelly Clarkson / Ashley Arrison / Aben Eubanks / Shane McAnally) 
4. “This Holiday Night” – Margo Rey (Margo Rey Barrett Yeretsian) 
5. “Santa Tell Me” – Ariana Grande (Ariana Grande / Ilya (STIM) / Savan Kotecha) 
6. “Christmas in Blue Chair Bay” – Kenny Chesney (Brett James / David Lee Murphy / Kenny Chesney) 
7. “Text Me Merry Christmas” – Straight No Chaser & Kristen Bell (David Javerbaum / Adam Schlesinger) 
8. “What God Wants for Christmas” – Darius Rucker (Frank Rogers / Darius Rucker / Monty Criswell) 
9. “Fa La La” – Elizabeth Chan (Elizabeth Chan) 
10. “Blame It on the Mistletoe” – Kendall Schmidt (Joshua Kissiah Cumbee / Kendall Schmidt / Afshin Salmani)
There’s no denying the great ASCAP seasonal songs of the past, which continue to dominate terrestrial and satellite radio playlists no matter what the year. Here’s a list of the Top 20 most-performed evergreen recordings in 2015 so far, including the newest entry in the list, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” co-written by ASCAP writer-producer Walter Afanasieff with Mariah Carey.
TOP 20 ASCAP HOLIDAY SONG CLASSICS OF 2015**
“Song Title” (ASCAP songwriters)
1. “Sleigh Ride” (Leroy Anderson / Mitchell Parish
2. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” (Meredith Willson
3. “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” (Fred Coots / Haven Gillespie
4. “Winter Wonderland” (Felix Bernard / Richard B. Smith
5. “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” (Sammy Cahn / Jule Styne
6. “Jingle Bell Rock” (Joseph Carleton Beal / James Ross Boothe
7. “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” (Johnny Marks
8. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (Johnny Marks) 
9. “Do You Hear What I Hear” (Gloria Shayne Baker (SACEM) / Noel Regney (SACEM)
10. “Frosty the Snowman” (Steve Nelson / Walter E. Rollins
11. “The Christmas Song” (Mel Tormé / Robert Wells
12. “Last Christmas” (George Michael
13. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (Walter N. Afanasieff / Mariah Carey) 
14. “White Christmas” (Irving Berlin
15. “Little Drummer Boy” (Katherine Davis Henry Onorati Harry Simeone
16. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (Ralph Blane / Hugh Martin
17. “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas” (Johnny Marks
18. “Carol of the Bells” (Mykola Leontovych / Peter Wilhousky
19. “Home for the Holidays” (Robert Allen / Al Stillman) 
20. “Feliz Navidad” (José Feliciano)
*According to Mediabase’s “Recurrents” holiday songs chart, tracking new recordings from 2014 and prior on terrestrial & satellite radio, as of 12/6/15
**Data compiled by rolling up multiple recordings on Mediabase’s “Gold” holiday songs chart, tracking all Gold-selling recordings on terrestrial & satellite radio, as of 12/6/15
About ASCAP 
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world’s best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With 555,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. www.ascap.com

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The youngest Electra Star Management client 11 year old Julia Rose Gruenberg will star on “Baskets” – an american television comedy series that is scheduled to premier on FX in 2016! The series was co-created by Louis C.K., Zach Galiffianakis and Jonathan Krises who is also the show runner.

 

Julia Rose half-Japanese half-American actress, dancer, classical pianist, rapper (a.k.a. Little J), street performer and stand up comedienne. Some people call her “the piano-playing robot” for her skills, energy and ability to engage the audience.

It’s been only two weeks since Electra Star artist Ashley J released “Cali” EP – her new collaboration with Ralphi Rosario, a founding member of the influential Chicago DJ group Hot Mix 5.

Today, “Cali” has reached *1 on Billboard’s Breakout Chart! Congrats, Ashley!

Stay tuned for more news from this brilliant duo!

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Never2Late-FINALElectra Star Management client Margo Rey’s new single “Never 2 Late” Moves 39*-36* on Mediabase AC Chart this week! The song was also added to Music Choice AC and to over 8,000 in-store playlists by Retail Radio. Today you can also hear her on WHUD, WTFM, WJKK, WRSA, WINK, WATD, WYJB, WLDB, WRMM, WDEF, WAHR and more!

“Never 2 Late” came at just the right time for me and friend John Oates because it expresses a timely sentiment that we both wanted to share with the world”. Margo Rey

The single is now available on iTunes

 

Congrats to our client Margo Rey for debuting at 39* on Mediabase Adult Contemporary Chart with her new single “Never 2 Late”!

The song was co-written with John Oates from “Hall and Oatest” and is now available on iTunes!

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LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 04: (L-R) Comedian Shane Torres and manager Michael Blakey and comedians Ron White, Kathleen Madigan, Gene Pompa, Rocky LaPorte and Armed Forces Foundation President Patricia Driscoll, singer Margo Rey and comedians Carrot Top and Geechy Guy appear in the green room before the ‘Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops 2015’ at the Mirage Hotel & Casino on March 4, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for CMT)
Credit: Bryan Steffy / stringer

white-comedysaluteESM is pleased to announce that the 2015 “Ron White’s Comedy Salute To The Troops” is now in pre-production! The taping of the show will take place at the Terry Fator Theatre in the Mirage Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV on March 4th, with proceeds benefiting the Armed Forces Foundation.

The list of comedians and special guests that will join him on stage will be announced next week.

As always, the special will be recorded in front of a live audience and will air on Country Music Television (CMT) at a later date. If you would like to enjoy an evening of laughter, good times and giving back, you can buy tickets HERE! The show starts at 7:30 pm.

Two Margo Rey’s hit Christmas singles are now in Top 20 Holiday Chart!

Currently, “This Holiday Night” is #6 and “Silent Night” is #20 on the Mediabase Holiday Music Chart!

“This Holiday Night” and “Silent Night” are songs from “This Holiday Night” EP  originally released in 2011 is also the #1 Most Played Indie Label Song!

This year, Margo Rey surprised her fans with a new Spanish version of “This Holiday Night” – “Es Navidad” now available on iTunes.

 

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Margo Rey’s hit Christmas single “This Holiday Night” is currently #7 on the Holiday Music Chart!

“This Holiday Night” is one of the songs on “This Holiday Night” EP together with “Toyland” and “Silent Night”  originally released in 2011 is also the #1 Most Played Indie Label Song!

This year, Margo Rey surprised her fans with a new Spanish version of “This Holiday Night” – “Es Navidad” now available on iTunes.

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Interview with Michael Blakey

By Jeff Timmons

I had the honor of meeting Michael Blakey at his offices on Sunset and Doheny in Hollywood recently. Michael is an extraordinary success in the entertainment business, having started out as a musician and record producer, and eventually transitioned into a television and movie producer, and has now become an entertainment mogul. I caught up with Michael who was kind enough to give me a few minutes of his time to answer a few questions.

Jeff Timmons for TheCelebrityCafe.com:
Hey Michael!

Thanks for giving us a few minutes. We’ll jump right into it because I know your time is valuable.

Tell us how you got started in the music business, first as a musician, and then as a producer.

BgCn1oeCAAMk86M.jpg-largeMichael Blakey: It all started when I was about six years old, all I wanted to do was to play drums. My parents at that time refused to buy me a drum set, but eventually gave in after hearing me make horrible noises on my home made drums which were comprised of metal cookie cans and a garbage can. You can only imagine how bad that sounded! For my eighth birthday, my parents bought me a junior drum kit and that was the start of my musical career.

TCC: Your discography is mind-boggling. It spans 42 years, and features many genres, including comedy. I know there are many, but if you could pick one studio experience that had the most impact on you, which would it be?

MB: It’s frightening to hear 42 years in the industry, but please let me emphasize I was just a very, very young child when I got my first break which was basically more luck than skill. I have many interesting studio experiences but one of my best is, I was recording at A&M studios in LA and was listening back to a mix of one of the songs I had recorded earlier that day when the assistant engineer told me there was a person who wanted to come and take a listen to what has been going on in the studio that day. That person was none other than the legendary Paul McCartney.

TCC: What was your experience like touring with musical legends?

MB: I’ve been lucky enough to tour with numerous very successful and well-known artists. Each tour is completely different, you never know what’s going to happen on any given day. The most amazing thing about any tour is the insanely loud roar when the band walks out on stage. Being a musician that is asked to go on tour with any major band is an huge honor.

TCC: You were a record executive for awhile. What was that experience like?

MB: Very different to being a musician. Having been a artist, and later becoming a music industry executive, gave me a very unique perspective from both sides. Often times the artists demands are impossible to fulfill, but from the artist’s point of view would be very easy. I must say, I have really enjoyed being an executive, being able to be involved in both the recording company and artists careers is the best of both worlds.

TCC: When did you know it was time to branch out and explore TV and movie production?

MB: That’s a really good question. In mid 2000’s the music industry started to suffer. There was a tremendous amount of piracy, the evolvement of the digital platform and streaming technology damaged the sales on a massive scale. At the same time unscripted television started to take off, so I decided to look into alternate ways of utilizing my knowledge in the entertainment industry. After much trial and error, I was able to get into the production of television, which I enjoy very much.

TCC: Were there any projects that seemed like they would never pan out, but turned out to be a surprise?

MB: There have been a few projects that I have worked on where I wasn’t convinced were going to be hugely successful. Some of those turned into blockbusters! That quickly taught me to never stop pushing on a project because you never know how explosive it could turn out to be.

TCC: You are also a manager, and have started a model agency as well. Management is a tough, time consuming job. What made you decide to get into that?

MB: I enjoy being a manager more than anything. The fact that clients trust you with their careers makes for a huge responsibility and one that cannot be taken lightly. In order for me to take on client, I have to believe in their career in exactly the same manner as they do. I have been lucky enough to meet many people in powerful positions within the entertainment industry and therefor have been able to utilize my contacts to the benefit of my clients. I enjoy having the responsibility and it is very rewarding fighting for something on a clients behalf and then obtaining the deal!

The modeling agency is indeed a new in venture, it’s one I actually I don’t own myself, but is housed within our offices. I certainly lend a helping hand and hopefully am able to cross some of the talent into my own productions. It’s fun and exciting.

TCC: I know the modeling agency is fairly new. What has been the highlight of that division so far?

MB: As I said, I don’t actually operate it, but I do get to hear when one of their clients lands a big job. One of the models was just hired for a Pepsi commercial. I think that is as big as it gets!

TCC: I follow you on Instagram, and see you are an exotic car enthusiast. Do you ever feel like you’re living a dream?

MB: I most certainly feel blessed and yes, sometimes I do feel that I’m living the dream. But what you should know, is, I do work hard and put in many long hours. I have always believed that you get out of life what you put in; and it seems that I put in a lot!

TCC: Lastly, I know you have a million projects going on. I don’t know how you find the time or energy to do them all. What’s right around the corner for Michael Blakey, and where can we go to learn more about what you’re doing?

TCC: I do seem to have millions of projects going on all at once, however my concentration and priority is always my management company. Taking care of my clients careers comes first and my TV productions come second. My website http://www.electrastarmgmt.com is the best place to catch latest news and developments as well as see the roster of clients we have on board.

TCC:Thanks so much for taking the time!

TCC: Thank you.

See original article 

Ashley-1&1-artOnly last week Ashley J’s single “One and One” debuted at *50 on Billboard Dance Chart. It only took a few days to move up to position 38!

Debuted on Kings of Spins’ Top 20 Chart at #1, Ashley J brings a fascinatingly diverse background, artistically, musically and otherwise, to her emergence as an EDM dance artist.

Mixes from DJ Yannis, Sted E & hybrid Heights plus Reid Stefan are now available on iTunes.

Jeff-Timmons_277x300Electra Star Management is proud to announce the signing of a new client, Jeff Timmons from the Grammy-nominated, internationally-acclaimed, multi-platinum-selling vocal group 98 Degrees, to a management deal.

Jeff Timmons is the founding member of the group, which has sold over 15 million albums, with four Top 5 radio singles.

The group has produced such mega hits as “The Hardest Thing”, “I Do”, “Because of You”, and the No. 1 hit single “Thank God I Found You,” which is a collaboration with Mariah Carey.

After his stellar success with 98 Degrees, Jeff has ventured out as a soloist, and single-handedly wrote and produced his first solo album which was released as a joint venture with Rising Phoenix and SLG Music. The album’s first single produced a top 20 hit on both the Billboard adult contemporary and R&B charts with the song “Whisper That Way.”

This song reached No. 1 in many major markets out-performing Usher’s “Burn”, and Alicia Keys “If I Ain’t Got You.” The album also produced three additional chart-topping singles worldwide. In 2010, a single entitled “Emotional High” leaked to the radio international and went No. 1 in 14 countries.

Jeff is hard at work writing his first book, recording a new album, building out his new Las Vegas show “Men of the Strip,” as well as pursuing film and television opportunities.

Read more about Jeff Timmons

BIG EDM-ELECTRO HOUSE-PROGRESSIVE HOUSE MIXES – Ashley J is all set to electrify dance floors across the globe with her infectious debut single “One and One” that debuted on Kings of Spins’ Top 20 Chart at #1!

Ashley J brings a fascinatingly diverse background, artistically, musically and otherwise, to her emergence as an EDM dance artist.
Mixes from DJ Yannis, Sted E & hybrid Heights plus Reid Stefan. Produced by Michael Blakey.

Visit www.KingsOfSpins.com for more info.

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Perti ByrdWe are happy to announce our signing of Petri Byrd to a management deal in conjunction with CMA Entertainment!

Petri Hawkins Byrd is the Bailiff on JUDGE JUDY, which has been the #1 show in daytime for the last two seasons. Additionally, JUDGE JUDY, was the #1 show in first-run syndication for the 2010-11 season. The syndicated program returns for its 16th season on Monday, September 12, 2011.

In addition to his work on JUDGE JUDY, Byrd has appeared numerous times on stage as a stand-up comedian and actor. He has also acted in films, television and commercials, as well as provided voiceover work for radio, television and video games. Byrd’s success has also made him a sought-after motivational speaker. In his spare time, he sings and writes music and poetry.

Read more about Petri Byrd

On February 19, 2014, once again we were honored to be able to produce  the 4th Annual Ron White’s Special “Ron White’s Comedy Salute To The Troops”, raising money for wonderful troops that support our nation. The show was joined by special guests and famous comedians, including Josh Blue, Roy Wood Jr., Kathleen Madigan, Gabriel Iglesias, and Geechy Guy.

The show has raised nearly $1,000,000 in funds for the Armed Forces Foundation. This year, Ron White and the folks at Country Music Television decided to kick things up a notch and take the show on the road to The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The show was rated the #1 program on CMT for 2013, the second year in a row being #1!

We are looking forward to airing the 2014 “Salute To The Troops” by Country Music Television on March 23rd. Don’t forget to tune in!

Ron White hosting his 2014 Salute To The Troops


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id_Butler_01.jpgElectra Star Management is now representing Brett Butler, an American actress. America caught a glimpse of the deep-voiced, sharp-talking Southerner Brett Butler when she made her first appearance on The Tonight Show in 1987. Brett’s acting career really took off when TV producers saw her act and cast her as the lead in a new sitcom, Grace Under Fire. The show premiered in 1993 and was one of the most successful shows on television until it ended in 1998. 
Brett has  made numerous television appearances, guesting on My Name Is Earl in 2006 and having a supporting role in the action thriller Vampire Bats (2005). Brett is currently starring  on the hit TV show Anger Management.

ES-Models-Logo-white-lettersElectra Star Models – a new agency founded by the entertainment veteran Michael Blakey – will now be representing models from all over the world in all fields of fashion, media and the entertainment industry. Specializing in crossing models into the world of acting in both Television and Motion Pictures, Electra Star Models has offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Saint Petersburg (Russia).

From its very first day the agency keeps doors open to new faces and talent – any aspiring male or female model over 18 years old has an opportunity to submit his or her portfolio for consideration directly on the company website – http://electrastarmodels.com/submissions.

 

Electra Star Management congratulates its client Ron White with his third Grammy nomination for White’s 2013 comedy special “A Little Unprofessional” in the category “Best Comedy Album”. Produced by Michael Blakey, the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Comedy Albums Chart in June 2013 and received RIAA Platinum certification.

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Major announcement!

Last Friday, November 15, the President of Electra Star Management Michael Blakey was honored with membership in the Producers Guild of America.

Producers Guild of America (PGA) is a trade organization representing the finest film, television, and new media producers in the United States. The PGA’s membership includes producers from all over the world.

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singer_microphone_webAfter successful Segment 1 casting in Ukraine, Electra Star Productions announced the audition dates for the Segment 2 of the show – this time in Los Angeles, CA. The finalists of the video casting will participate in a televised audition on January 25, 2014. The candidate has to be a talented female singer of Slavic decent residing in the United States.

Exhilarating and electrifying, the audience will watch as a Supernova is created, and the most talented female singers of Eastern European origin will become a new world recognized singing star mentored and driven by the Electra Star Team.

View the rules and requirements HERE

Supernova-Star-Search-contestantsMichael Blakey and Electra Star Productions crew returned back from Kiev, Ukraine, where the filming of the final audition for Supernova Star Search took place. Thirty contestants from different parts of Eastern Europe were competing to win a fully paid trip to Hollywood, CA and a recording contract with the record producer Michael Blakey.

The auditions were hosted by Adamo Palladino and Veronica LaVery at one of the most popular live venues in Kiev – “Tolstoy” club. The contest boasted a superstar panel of judges, including famous Russian television producer Sergey Kalvarskiy, Hollywood film and television director Leslie Small, and multi-time Grammy-nominated record producer, musician, and talent manager Michael Blakey.

According to Michael, all of the contestants demonstrated outstanding performance skills and had fantastic voices, which has made the judges’ job in selecting winners very difficult.

Although, after reviewing the footage from the performances the judges finally made their decision and announced the winners on Friday, November 1, 2013.

You can view the list of the winners HERE

Supernova-Star-Search-contestantsMichael Blakey and Electra Star Productions crew have just returned back from Kiev, Ukraine, where the filming of the final audition for Supernova Star Search took place. Thirty contestants from different parts of Eastern Europe were competing to win a fully paid trip to Hollywood, CA and a recording contract with the record producer Michael Blakey.

The auditions were hosted by Adamo Palladino and Veronica LaVery at one of the most popular live venues in Kiev – “Tolstoy” club. The contest boasted a superstar panel of judges, including famous Russian television producer Sergey Kalvarskiy, Hollywood film and television director Leslie Small, and multi-time Grammy-nominated record producer, musician, and talent manager Michael Blakey.

According to Michael, all of the contestants demonstrated outstanding performance skills and had fantastic voices, which has made the judges’ job in selecting winners very difficult.

In the meantime, the judges are reviewing the footage from the performances in order to select the lucky few.  Winners will be announced in the very near future.

View photos from the contest

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Electra Star Productions is proud to announce that Michael Blakey has once again been officially appointed the executive producer of Ron White’s Comedy Salute To The Troops 2014. Now in its 4th year, Ron White’s Comedy Salute To The Troops is one of the most successful shows on Country Music Television. Ron White will once again host this spectacular show together with his hand picked personal selection of comedians.

Last year, the show was filmed live at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and White was joined onstage by comedians Josh Blue, John Caparulo, Kathleen Madigan, Ralphie May and Brian Regan for the third anniversary of the show dedicated to those who serve in the military.

Read more on CMT.com

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sergey-kalvarskiyWe are proud to announce that Sergey Kalvarskiy, a highly successful award winning Russian television producer, is now a part of the “Supernova Star Search” television show.

Sergey Kalvarskiy, originally from St. Petersburg, has produced and directed many famous shows on Russian television, including “50×50″, “Hot Ten”, Russian version of the annual Grammy ceremonies “Song of the Year”, “Morning Mail”, “Sound Track”, Russian version of the “American Idol” “STS Selects A Superstar”, and many more.

Together with Michael Blakey, Sergey Kalvarskiy will be judging the contestants and co-producing the show.

SuperNova-PosterWhat is the best kept secret in the TV business? The show that will become Supernova! Just what is a supernova – by definition, a star that increases greatly in brightness and brilliance due to a sensational introduction of an element. Translation, Electra Star Management’s daughter company Electra Star Productions is producing an exciting television show that will seek out and create a “World Pop Star”!
Supernova skillfully blends the charm and allure of talented Eastern European women with the savvy and skill of a western world’s singing competition to create a synergistic blend of a reality show, the likes of which have never been seen before. Exhilarating and electrifying, the audience will watch as a Supernova is created!

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Electra Star Management has signed Traci Bingham to a personal management deal. Traci is an American actress, model and television personality, best known for playing Jordan Tate on the television series Baywatch between 1996 and 1998. Read more about Traci Bingham here.

Electra Star Management has signed a new client – actor and TV host Adamo Palladino –  to a management deal.

Adamo PalladinoAdamo Palladino was born in Manchester, England to an English Mother and Italian Father. Adamo who is an only child, spent most of his youth on the move and by the age of fourteen he had attended six different schools in England and the U.S.
Finally settling in Los Angeles, Adamo developed his interest in acting while in High School. He also began doing extensive theater with the National Youth Theater of Great Britain. He has always been an athlete; playing soccer and practicing martial arts, which have helped in the various action roles he particularly enjoys playing.
Adamo’s earliest credited roles were in television, beginning with the daytime soap opera “The Young and the Restless.” He has also appeared on the shows “Friends” and “Frasier” and most recently, “Two and a Half Men.” In addition to his roles on television, Adamo has had several starring and supporting roles in various independent feature films.

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If you are close to St. Petersburg, FL on October 31, come see Margo Rey, Ron White, and Alex Reymundo performing and celebrate your Halloween at Nova 535 supporting a great cause – Brides Against Breast Cancer charity.

The evening program will include:

6:45 pm – performance by Alex Reymundo

7:00 pm – Ron White Comedy Show & Charity Auction

8:15 pm – Margo Rey Live Concert

9:30 pm – Novaween 7

For more information and tickets visit www.bridesabc.org/diadelosmuertos

Jimmy-Connors-Maria-Sharapova-2006_2972479Electra Star Management client Jimmy Connors will train world No. 2 Maria Sharapova.

“I am happy to announce that Jimmy Connors will be my new coach. I’ve known Jimmy for many years, and we briefly worked together in 2008 just before Australian Open. I am really excited about our new partnership and looking forward to the upcoming tournaments,” – Maria comments.

 

Today, Margo Rey’s new hit single “Tempted”, the cover of the 80s band Squeeze, has broken into the Billboard’s Top 20 AC Chart.

Every single that Margo Rey released since 2011 made it on the Billboard’s top 20, and this one will be the fourth in a row.

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8-281x211ESM client, Dave Thomas joins the voice-over cast for CMT’s first ever animated series “Bounty Hunters.”  Bounty Hunters stars the voices of Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy as they track down fugitives for their two-bit bounty hunting business.  The guys will have to deal with friends and family like Jeff’s sassy ex-wife Stacy and her smarmy new husband Nathan, voiced by Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, as well as local rednecks like Jesco (who just so happens to be Jeff’s dad) voiced by Dave Thomas. Guest stars include Kellie Pickler as mystery woman, Daisy; Blake Shelton as rival bounty hunter Buck Masters; and Kix Brooks as a demolition derby expert.

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Brides Against Breast Cancer™ (BABC) announced today that noted singer and songwriter Margo Rey has been named volunteer ambassador for the national  non-profit organization. Her hit, “Let the Rain,” a top 20 Billboard charting song, will become the theme song for a new BABC nationwide campaign.

“From my perspective as a breast cancer warrior now undergoing chemotherapy, I believe that education and personal support are just as critical as prompt medical treatment,” said Margo Rey. “It is my pleasure to join Brides Against Breast Cancer to raise awareness and help ensure that no one ever has to face cancer alone.”

In her role as ambassador, Margo Rey will visit select cities where Brides Against Breast Cancer www.bridesabc.org holds its “Original Nationwide Tour of Gowns” bridal shows, which raise money for education, information and outreach services to cancer patients and their families.  She is also looking forward to becoming a bride herself, planning a fall wedding to her partner for the last five years, famous comedian and actor Ron “Tater Salad” White.

“Margo Rey’s cancer journey will offer inspiration to so many people,” said Carl Ritter, chief executive officer for the Sarasota-based nonprofit. “She will spread hope and courage to thousands of families affected by cancer in her role as Ambassador.”

Rey’s alternative pop songs have captured a worldwide audience with their unforgettable melodies, groove oriented arrangements and enduring, socially conscious lyrics. Her biggest hit, “Let the Rain” – co-written with the legendary John Oates – remained on the charts for 21 weeks.  Rey’s newest single, “Tempted,” is presently in the Top 40 charts and currently being played on dozens of radio stations across the United States.

In keeping with Rey’s volunteer leadership, BABC is kicking off a new campaign this summer called simply, “I Do!”  As Amy Paulishak, vice president, said, “Those two words from all our future brides describe the response we hope to hear when we ask people to support our program, from donating funds, to performing self-breast exams and helping family members and friends facing this disease.”

This year, Brides Against Breast Cancer will host more than 120 bridal shows nationwide, and will contribute 2 million dollars to support free programs and services to help people impacted by cancer.  In addition, the nonprofit will distribute thousands of breast self-examination cards.

Brides Against Breast Cancer sells all brands of new designer and gently worn wedding gowns, with an average offering of nearly 1,000 dresses at each show. Gowns are available in sizes from 0 to 24, and layaway is available.  Gown prices start at $99 and range upwards to new name brand and couture gowns valued at $3,900 or more.

“Our organization makes it possible for future brides around the country to purchase wedding gowns at dramatic savings, as well as donate their own gowns,” said Paulishak.  “If you have already said, ‘I do,’ and want to donate your gown, a charitable tax deduction is available.”

For more information on Brides Against Breast Cancer, visit  www.bridesabc.org
or call 1-877-721-HOPE

Ron White’s CD “A Little Unprofessional” is at *1 on the Billboard Comedy Albums Chart.

Just in March 2013, Ron White’s new comedy special “A Little Unprofessional” achieved platinum status certification.

All of White’s past comedy albums have charted #1 on Billboard. He has sold over 10 million albums, has been nominated for two Grammys and for the past 7 years has been one of the top grossing solo stand-up comedians on tour.

View the chart online on Billboard.com

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June 4, 2013Electra Star Management announced a signing of the world renowned drummer Carmine Appice to a management deal. One of the premier showmen in rock, Appice became known worldwide for his astonishing live performances, in addition to becoming a highly sought-after session drummer, recording with countless artists throughout his career. In ’76, he joined Rod Stewart’s band, touring, recording and writing two of Stewart’s biggest hits, “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Young Turks.” He left Stewart to record his first solo album “Rockers” and tour Japan and North America with an allstar band. In the early ‘80s, he toured with OZZY Osborne, Ted Nugent. In the mid ‘80s, he formed King Kobra for two Capitol albums and international touring and in the late 80s, Carmine played on a Pink Floyd record “Momentary Lapse of Reason” and formed Blue Murder with Whitesnake’s John Sykes and The Firm’s Tony Franklin. In the early ‘90s, he pounded away soul-style for The Edgar Winter Group.

For more info visit www.carmineappice.net

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Margo-Rey-Tempted Margo Rey is no stranger to chart success; from her last album release, ‘Habit’ (2012) which we reviewed here, the singles “Let the Rain” and “Between Us” charted in the top 20 in the Billboard AC. A caring Fish Pond family member, she stands out in my mind as a huge advocate of heart-led and natural music, and an inspiration to our global family. She has even gone to the trouble of creating her own genre, Organica, and the Organica Music Group, to make the point; that she recognizes the beauty of an art form that requires hard work, dedication, and a commitment to remain true to the music and to the self.

 

In what turns out to be a super choice of song, Margo releases her own twist on the classic 80′s Squeeze number, ‘Tempted’. Covers can be risky; with such a popular number (which I grew up with, and so I took the trouble to re-acquaint myself with it a couple of times before listening to Margo’s newest single), I was looking for a really excellent take on the original, which was so 80′s, so smooth, and so laid back.  I needed something with a punch, something ‘Margo’…and I got it. She has the voice and the ‘organica’ approach down to a tee, producing an upbeat and beautifully executed version, totally for our times, and funky as hell. Have a listen with me.

It’s a beautiful sunny day, lovely for music listening, and perfect for music reviewing; when it’s Margo, you can be pretty sure it’s going to be a pleasure. Straight in with that voice, it takes me right back to my first listen to ‘Habit’, a diverse album, with each song telling a story instrumentally and lyrically. The keyboard, the accented husky vocal, the runs, and the funky drumming; all a wonderful build up to what is to come. Let the groove commence.

“I said to my reflection

let’s get out of this place,

Past the church and the steeple

The laundry on the hill

The billboards and the buildings

Memories of it still”

It’s reminiscent of the more upbeat tracks on ‘Habit’; a bit ‘Get Back’, and a bit ’10 Reasons’, and clear that she owns the song from the very first verse.  Lyrically, it’s taking me right back to the 80′s and the original, but vocally and instrumentally, this version is an original, a swinging toe-tapper and shoulder shaker, with no doubt. The verse is nicely understated, something of a 3 a.m. listen at Ronnie Scott’s in Soho, London.  It makes that build into the chorus so welcome when it comes.

“Tempted by the fruit of another

Tempted but the truth is discovered

What’s been going on,

Now that you have gone,

There’s no other”

It has me genuinely, and broadly, smiling at this point, sitting in a Northern Virginia library and nodding my head, tapping my fingers on the MacBook (I think that’s what the empty space next to the trackpad is for). You can hear the hard work that’s gone into production to keep me listening and satisfied, the little harmonies and attention to detail in the mix of every track. It’s my compliment to Margo, honestly, that I started hearing the very faintest reflections of the seminal ‘Tom’s Diner’ by Suzanne Vega. I love it when a song has hints like that, and can spin you off into memories of other classic works.  It’s bringing on musical immersion  .

Another verse, another chorus, just as punchy, and it’s noteworthy to me that, as on ‘Habit’, the musicians and the band as an entity are so superbly tight, you don’t notice individual instruments unless you really listen out for them; it works as a piece of music, supporting the main feature, Margo’s vocal.

At just the right time, the song comes down to the bare bones again, highlighting the brilliant lyric of Al Turney:

“I bought a novel, some perfume

A fortune all for you

But it’s not my conscience

Hating to be untrue

I asked of my reflection

What is there to do?”

That lovely keyboard is back again, bringing the song to a swinging and jammin’ climax, soaring harmony vocals complementing; and another signature ‘Margo’ touch, with the briefest of warning notes, the song closes. It’s a super snappy ending to a track that had me wanting to dance along to it all the way.

From my perspective, this deserves all the credit it is currently getting. Margo is not a one-hit sensation; she is a proven phenomenon, musically well-educated, hard working, a principled artist, no stranger to adversity, and a believer in the quality of real music. This is a lovely memory of my childhood, it pays homage to the original, and at the same time it is a fresh new work of art and an excellent follow up to the epic (13 songs worth) ‘Habit’ in 2012. I look forward to seeing where sales go from here.  I expect to be looking up to follow its path.

I suppose the general public agrees. Debuting at number 28 on the Billboard AC, Margo has once again put her unique stamp on a track which I’m sure is set to run and run. Margo, your Fish Pond family are proud of you, and with you all the way to the top.

David Mark Smith

Founder and CEO, The Fish Pond

www.globalmusiciansfishpond.com

You can buy the single on iTunes here.

You can read more about Margo on her Fish Pond profile here.

margo-rey-tempted-featuredMargo Rey’s “Tempted”, the cover of Squeeze’s 80’s track, has now debuted at *28 on Billboard’s AC Chart.

After several male renditions of the British rock band’s piece, Margo decided to turn the tables with an updated pop/R&B female version of the classic tune.

For the last couple of years Margo Rey had 5 singles that charted with “Let The Rain” being in the top 20 on Pop/Adult/Rock Adult Contemporary Chart on Billboard.

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In the last two years, Margo Rey, has developed into a Core Artist for AC Radio. “Let The Rain” and “Between Us” were Top 20 Charting singles and “This Holiday Night” became a Top 5 Most Played track this past holiday season.

Margo wanted something special for the AC format and has delivered her take on the classic “Tempted” by Squeeze that has debuted at #38 on Media Base AC Chart today, May 23, 2013.

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Jimmy Connors talks Chris Evert, OCD struggles

Tennis legend Jimmy Connors had no shortage of accomplishments on the court, but his life off the court has attracted just as much attention. He talks about his candid new memoir, “The Outsider.”

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Tennis legend Jimmy Connors discusses his book “The Outsider,” and his decision to discuss an alleged abortion by then-girlfriend Chris Evert without her consent, saying “It was a part of my life.”

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Released on December 18th, 2012, Ron White’s new comedy special “A Little Unprofessional” achieved platinum status certification.

All of White’s past comedy albums have charted #1 on Billboard. He has sold over 10 million albums, has been nominated for two Grammys and for the past 7 years has been one of the top grossing solo stand-up comedians on tour.

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World famous tennis champion Jimmy Connors dominated his sport throughout the 70s and 80s. His game mirrored his temperament: fiery, dramatic, and competitive. Connors won eight Grand Slam singles titles and two Grand Slam doubles titles and an unprecedented 109 ATP tournaments, he was also the first male player to rank #1 for more than five years in total. He has served as a commentator and analyst for major tennis tournaments, including Wimbledon and the French Open.

His autobiography, “The Outsider: A Memoir”, is going back and reliving so much of Jimmy’s past, is now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes&Nobles. “Going back and reliving so much of my past was a bit difficult and painful, but worth it”, – Jimmy comments.

 

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Steve-Wayda-smJanuary 25, 2013 – Electra Star Management announced a signing of the renowned celebrity photographer Stephen Wayda to a management deal. For over three decades he has been on contract to Playboy Magazine. Hugh Hefner said “…from an inauspicious start, he has become the most published photographer in the history of Playboy. His iconic images have helped change the way the world looks at women, and the way women look at the world.” He has been published in more general interest, fashion, lifestyle and men’s magazine throughout the world that than he can count.

Electra Star Management just launched Jimmy Connors’ new website, www.jimmyconnors.net. The website will be the ultimate source of Jimmy’s photos, videos, as well as the most recent news and prominent events. Check it out and leave your feedback!

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Ron White’s new Comedy Salute To The Troops 2013 will be taping on February 6 in Las Vegas, NV, at Mirage’s Terry Fator Theater. You can join the show and see Ron live – the tickets are from $79.99. The evening of star spangled banter will start at 7:30 pm, all proceeds will benefit the Armed Forces Foundation. Josh Blue, Ralphie May, John Caparulo, Brian Regan, and Kathleen Madigan are also participating in the concert that is scheduled to air in April on CMT.

Actor Kevin Nichols has signed with Electra star Management.

Nichols is a graduate of University of Southern California’s prestigious Theatre program. His professional experience includes major television and film productions such as “The Blindside” (20th Century Fox) and “Vampire Diaries” (WB).

November 5, 2012 – Beverly Hills-based entertainment management company Electra Star Management (ESM) has added tennis legend Jimmy Connors as a client.

Connors was the dominant figure in men’s tennis for two professional decades. An international star, he was as famous for his fiery demeanor as his relentless playing. He set many records throughout his career, including an astonishing 233 Grand Slam match victories.

Organica Music Group artist Margo Rey will perform at THE Blvd Restaurant in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012. Proceeds from featured cocktails will benefit cancer research and prevention through The Noreen Fraser Foundation.

Ron White is offering a never seen before, revolutionary Fan Experience opportunity. The packages start with a pre-sale price of $4.20 (420 is code for marijuana), regular release price is $5.00, and a chance to ride with Ron on his jet. Additional packages include the “Salute the Troops” comedy digital download featuring Rascal Flatts, Lewis Black and more (benefitting the Armed Forces Foundation); 1 and 3 year memberships into the “Rontourage” fan club; recorded music by Billboard-charting singer/songwriter Margo Rey; 100 VIP meet-and-greet ticket packages; Ron White branded steel and leather liquor flasks; as well as the original acrylic artwork of the comedy special cover, hand-painted by Ron’s favorite artist Joey Waldon, signed by both Ron and Joey.

White’s VIP meet-and-greet is the highest grossing in the comedy business. The package offer fans an opportunity to spend time with Ron after the show, receive an autographed VIP souvenir laminate and get a photo with Ron. The “Rontourage” fan club offers member access to pre-sale VIP and show tickets, weekly videos of Ron’s real-life adventures, and many chances through fun contests to hang out with Ron. Contest prizes include winning a ride with him on his jet, a weekend in Vegas, or even a fully paid spa weekend trip to the destination of Ron’s next filming of “Salute the Troops.”

 

Electra Star Management signs Daniel Curtis Lee, also known as Saint Maurice – Actor, rapper
Daniel Curtis Lee has been acting since the ripe old age of 12. He’s become a household name with thousands of fans across the globe. He first appeared in Ice Cube’s “Friday After Next.” Daniel secured his first lead role in a television series when he was cast as ‘Cookie’ in “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide” on Nickelodeon. His success on that show led him to his next major series on Disney XD. In “Zeke and Luther”, Lee plays bad boy skater ‘Kojo’ who serves as the antagonist and comic relief on the program. Since exposing his lyrical chops in his role of ‘Kojo’ on Disney XD’s “Zeke and Luther,” Daniel’s fans have been patiently waiting for the kid with the infectious smile to make his official debut as one of Hip Hop’s newest emcees.
With the December 27th release of Saint Maurice’s first single “Laughin” the 21 year-old superstar is ready to fully embrace his dream of becoming a prolific rapper by taking his music mainstream. “Laughin” was produced by super producer Andrew Lane of Drew Right Records.

Margo Rey’s “Between Us” is #20 on the National Mediabase Mainstream Adult Contemporary Chart!

Her previous single, “Let The Rain”, co-written by Ms. Rey and the legendary John Oates, remained on the charts for an astonishing 21 weeks, making it a “Hot Shot Debut” on Billboard Mainstream AC Charts as well as earning her kudos in “Billboard” magazine’s “Bubble Under” column.

On July 10th Margo Rey’s new album “Habit” was released by Organica Music. You can buy it here

ESM’s artist Margo Rey has just released her highly anticipated CD, “Habit”. The album features Margo’s new smash single, “Between Us” as well as her chart-topping hit, “Let the Rain.” The latter, co-written by Ms. Rey and the legendary John Oates, remained on the charts for an astonishing 21 weeks, making it a “Hot Shot Debut” on Billboard Mainstream AC Charts as well as earning her kudos in “Billboard” magazine’s “Bubble Under” column. The duo also teamed up on the stunning cut, “Saturn Returns.” Oates sings on both tracks and he provides an ideal complement to Rey’s powerful yet nuanced vocals. Listeners closest to it claim that “Habit” is its own brand of sonic luxury and Rey emerges as a force of nature — in heels no less.

Margo has a diverse and loyal fan base and, given her track record, her following is understandable. In less than a two-year span she has delivered five hits in diverse genres that include Adult Contemporary as well as Dance and Pop. She also charted two #1 Dance hits and, if that’s not enough, Rey also generated an original Christmas hit.

Reflecting on the direction of “Habit,” Margo explains: “I wanted something ‘lo-fi’ as opposed to the cloned sounds of today’s pop culture environment. I needed my music to sound like me rather than the equipment it was recorded on. Plus, I feel a huge affinity — love affair even — for the singer/songwriter era of the seventies and eighties.” Ms. Rey employed a technique as simple as it is novel in today’s recording environment. She gathered extraordinary musicians in a room and they recorded (equally extraordinary) music together. If that doesn’t sound radical, it should — and “Habit” underscores the point. It’s a CD that never leaves the human vibe behind. It revels in it and, if anything, deepens it.

Margo has produced a collection of songs that reverberates with a gamut of emotions. Greed, love, lust, doubt, remorse, obsession and crazed vulnerability are all present — in abundance. “I hope listeners respond to the penetrating pulse in each of these songs. They’re an exploration of my contradictory feelings over the past two years. Roll all of those emotional tangents into a set list and you have, well, something that I hope will become a “Habit.”

The album unleashes thirteen songs, all of which are original. One exception is a gorgeous cover of The Zombie’s hit, “She’s Not There.” If you think you’ve heard the song before, think again. This version has more down-under burn than most people can handle. But it gets better. Ms. Rey will be on tour. So hang on. Or, better yet, let yourself go. www.MargoRey.com

“Habit” was recorded and mixed at Rusk LA by Elton Ahi, mastered by Yossi Shaked, produced and arranged by Margo Rey in collaboration with Elton Ahi and Chris Wabich. Ron White and Michael Blakey are Executive Producers of the album and partners in OMG.

Preview all of her songs on the album here:

 

On Friday night the 2012 Young Hollywood Awards was held at the very decked-out Hollywood Athletic Club. The 14th annual show celebrated significant rising talent from movies, television, music, and beyond — and all very much on the rise in their careers.

Electra Star client Dani Thorne walked the red carpet along with other celebrity guests who attended the event.

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ESM client Margo Rey announced she will tour with virtuoso saxophonist and composer Dave Koz, one of the most prominent figures in contemporary music.
“Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2012,” a cherished holiday tradition marking its 15th anniversary, is an uplifting, high-energy show the whole family will love. Get into the holiday spirit as some of music’s biggest and brightest names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites, led by multi-GRAMMY nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz.
Joining Dave this year together with Margo Rey will be GRAMMY-nominated pianist/composer David Benoit, Javier Colon, winner of the inaugural season of NBC’s hit television show “The Voice,” and the inimitable drummer/percussionist/vocalist Sheila E., who has toured with artists such as Prince, Cyndi Lauper and Ringo Starr.
Koz’s latest record, the GRAMMY-nominated “Hello Tomorrow,” features the chart-topping hits “Put The Top Down” and “Anything’s Possible.” He has also released four classic holiday albums.

The “Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2012” will run Thanksgiving to Christmas 2012.

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We are proud to announce our affiliation with Pamela Anderson, famed actress, model, producer, activist, and designer.

Known as the only woman in Playboy history to grace its cover 5 times, Pamela’s TV and film credits compose an endless list, including “Baywatch”, “Home Improvement”, “Come Die With Me: A Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer Mystery”, “V.I.P.”, and “Stripperella”, just to name a few. Pamela is also an advocate for animal rights, and an active member of animal protection organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), as well as a spokesperson for FrogAds and MAC Cosmetic’s MAC AIDS Fund.

Amongst other projects, Electra Star Management will be working with Pamela on designing and launching her amazing line of synthetic, eco-friendly and completely “green” boots.

More exciting news to follow soon!

May 31, 2012 – Los Angeles, Electra Star Management announces signing Cinthya Bornacelli to their client roster.

Cinthya Bornacelli started her career as a child actress in her native Venezuela, starring in several Novellas including the number one rated show on Venevision (Venezuela’s largest network), LAS RIENDAS SOBRE EL AMOR. After emigrating to Miami she continued to work in Spanish Language Television on NBC Universal’s TELEMUNDO, guest starring in shows such as MAS SABE EL DIABLO and PERRO AMOR with Carlos Ponce, and GABRIEL with Chayanne.

Dancing from the age of six, Cinthya is classically trained in many styles from Ballet to Hip-Hop and Jazz to competitive ballroom. In 2010 at only 18 years of age, she was cast as the head dancer and choreographer for the Emmy nominated show EL VACILON.

Cinthya moved to Los Angeles in 2012 to concentrate on the English Language market; since her relocation she has continued her successful streak, landing a recurring role in the television series TRUE JUSTICE, starring Steven Seagal. Most recently, she was cast as a dancer in the performance troupe GIRL NEXT DOOR SHOW and is studying under the direction of Howard Fine, Yance Arias, Aaron Spieser and the Oscar nominated actress Adriana Barraza.

Singer-songwriter Margo Rey and ESM President Michael Blakey

On May 18, Electra Star Management held a supper club-style extraordinary event, the first event in the “After Dark” series, featuring celebrity guests, exquisite dinner, and live music hosted by The Blvd restaurant at the renowned Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Comedian Ron White welcomed the crowd and presented the critically-acclaimed recording artist Margo Rey to the stage for an intimate 60 minute performance. There Rey performed some of her new songs including “Let The Rain” (which Margo co-wrote with John Oates) and her new single “Between Us.” “Between Us” was recently released and is #1 New & Active on the Billboard AC Chart.

Epic Mazur from “Crazy Town” play a DJ set that night. Guests enjoyed a four-course dinner by Executive Chef Gilles Arzur and libations from sponsor The Black Grouse Scotch Whiskey. Among other guests, Jay McGraw and his family, Rick Dees, and Ron White attended the event.

On Sunday, May 6, 2012, Electra Star’s clients Margo Rey and Ron White visited Talladega for NASCAR sprint cup series.

Power Duo brought diverse talents to event – Margo Rey sang the national anthem, bringing the audience to their feet, and Ron White served as the Grand Marshall of Events.
Ron and Margo were there in support of the Armed Forces Foundation, a cause that Rey and White support, performing for the charity and donating funds for the past five years.

 

The Blvd at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel Introduces

“After Dark”

Featuring Organica Music Group Recording Artist

Margo Rey

Enjoy A Memorable Evening With An Intimate Performance And Special Dinner

On Friday, May 18, The Blvd at Beverly Wilshire will transform into a supper club-style atmosphere with the introduction of “After Dark.” Guests will arrive around 7:30pm and enjoy a four-course dinner by Executive Chef Gilles Arzur and libations from sponsor The Black Grouse Scotch Whiskey. Following dinner, Comedian Ron White will welcome the crowd and present critically-acclaimed recording artist Margo Rey to the stage for an intimate 60 minute performance.

Electra Star Management (ESM) has signed famed designer and entrepreneur Logan Riese.

Riese is best known for designing leather jackets, dresses and bags for elite celebrity clientele. Everyone from Jon Bon Jovi to Trace Adkins has worn his creations on tour. His designs are also in high demand for feature films, appearing in “Terminator Salvation”, “Jonah Hex” and “Starsky and Hutch” on A-list stars ranging from Christian Bale to Megan Fox.

ESM aims to expand Riese’s brand and explore opportunities in reality television as well as international markets.

Romanian actress Maria Dinulescu has inked a management deal with Beverly Hills-based Electra Star Management.

Dinulescu first came to international attention in 2003 when her role in the short “Traffic” helped propel the film to a Palme d’Or for Short Films win at Cannes. Her starring roles in the full-length features “California Dreamin” and “Hooked” also won her numerous awards and praise from critics.

Maria Starred in Depeche Mode's Video for "Peace"

Los Angeles, CA: Michael Blakey, President of Electra Star Management and the Organica Music Group today announced the signing of Recycled Percussion to a management agreement with the Los Angeles based entertainment company.

Recycled Percussion is a four member group that began in 1995 when founding member Justin Spencer was looking for a way to be unusually creative for his high school talent show.  He took the idea of playing buckets (which he discovered in the subways of NYC) and added more and more instruments to the original formation to create a unique sound. Soon, the band took off, appearing on the cover of USA Today, winning numerous awards and playing over 250 shows a year.

The group continued to tour for over ten years and until they made their national debut on the television show “America’s Got Talent.” It was there that Recycled Percussion became a household name, finishing second runner up in the competition and becoming the highest placed non singing act to ever compete in the program’s history. The group went on to develop a live version of their show with Jerry Springer and spent three months performing at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas before signing a deal with the MGM Grand to have their own show at the famed casino.

Today, Recycled Percussion (who are made up of members Justin Spencer, Ryan Vezina, Todd Griffin and Matt Bowman) have created the most interactive show in Las Vegas, presenting each audience member with a drumstick and unique instrument which they can use to play along with the band throughout the show which is now housed at The Tropicana Hotel’s Tiffany Theatre. The group has appeared on America’s Got Talent and China’s Got Talent as well as the 2010 Latin Grammy Awards, the World MMA Awards and numerous NBA and NFL halftime shows.

In making the announcement, Blakey states: “I am proud to welcome Recycled Percussion to the Electra Star Management family and believe that together, we will create another successful chapter for the group.”

Adds Justin Spencer, Recycled Percussion’s Founder and Creative Force: “Recycled Percussion is very focused on bringing our group in the right direction. With the addition of Electra Star Management and the experience they have, we feel our group and its brand that we have worked so hard on, is in great hands. We look forward to the relationship that has now been forged and believe it will continue to let us grow as artists, ultimately resulting in a better product onstage for our loyal fans.”

Electra Star Management is a boutique management company comprised of highly experienced and award-winning industry veterans. Their combined experience spans every realm of the entertainment industry, from comedy to acting to singing to producing and content development. Clients include superstar comedian Ron White, Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters, award winning singer/songwriter Margo Rey, tween star Ashley Greene and many more.

Contact: Deborah Radel at DRPR, deborah@drpr.us

Organica Music Group (OMG), headed by world famous producer Michael Blakey, has added American Idol’s Katrina Darrell to their roster. Darrell, a classically trained pop vocalist, is currently best known as the infamous “Bikini Girl” whose skimpy wardrobe choices drew ire from judge Kara DioGuardi.

Darrell is set to record her debut single at Hollywood’s celebrated Rusk Sound Studios.

Katrina Darrell Signs Her Recording Contract

Los Angeles, CA – Electra Star Management’s client, Singer/Songwriter Margo Rey will be the featured musical performer at Ron White’s 5th Annual “Comedy Salute To The Troops” show on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. The live event will take place at Nashville’s legendary Grand Ole Opry House and will be shown on CMT later on this year. Ron White’s 4th Annual “Comedy Salute To The Troops” aired on CMT last year and was the network’s #2 highest watched show in 2011.

All event ticket proceeds from Ron White’s 5th Annual “Comedy Salute To The Troops”  show will benefit the Armed Forces Foundation which supports injured military personnel.  Rey will join a stellar list of comedians at the event including Kathleen Madigan, John Pinette, Jake Johannsen and Mike Wilmot.

Rey’s single “Let The Rain” (co-written with John Oates) is currently #21 on the Billboard Mainstream AC chart and also earned the title of “Hot Shot Debut” last fall. This is the first single from Rey’s forthcoming album which will feature additional songs written by Rey and Oats. The album was produced by Margo Rey, Michael Blakey and Elton Ahi.

Margo Rey’s latest single “Let The Rain” has risen to #21 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart again!

Feb 18 2012 Billboard Chart

The single has also reached #25 on the Mediabase AC chart. “Let The Rain” was co-written by Margo Rey and John Oates. This is the first release from Rey’s forthcoming CD which will feature additional songs written by Rey and Oates. The album was produced by Margo Rey, Michael Blakey and Elton Ahi.

When describing the song, Margo comments: “‘Let The Rain’ is about finding solace in a time of adversity. I have very fond memories of my mother, my sister and I running outside, high heels and all and reveling in a vigorous summer rain shower. I always found it funny that even on a warm day, the slightest bit of precipitation would make people scatter and take cover as if they were going to rust or melt like the Wicked Witch in the Wizard Of Oz.”

Buy it here: “Let The Rain” is available on all digital outlets including iTunes and Amazon.com.

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