Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Boston Singer Wins The Super Bowl of Music!


Submitted by BMCiRepoter: Patricia Duffey President of Music On & Up  

Eleven Grand Finale Finalists performed at the Music On & Up—19 and Under Showcase at the Boston Hard Rock Café on February 5, 2011. The Finalists were all MVPs from the 2011 Music On & Up Showcase series which attracted hundreds of applicants in a variety of genres from the New England region and beyond.

Dennis Taylor, a 16-year-old soul-singing sensation from Charlestown, MA with a penchant for classic oldies and a soft spot for Elvis, was the overall winner and scholarship recipient of the Grand Finale. Dennis commanded the sold-out crowd’s attention with a flawless performance of “Me & Mrs. Jones.” In addition to a cash prize/scholarship and professional photo shoot by Andrew Swain, Dennis will be featured in Enterteenment Magazine, Limelight Magazine, Boston Music Coalition website, and on NEBG1’s website and performer showcase. Keep an eye out for him in 2012, as he will also be performing at Greenfest this year on the main stage.

Dennis stepped up on stage ready and from his first note to his last, the Motown crooner had the audience and Hard Rock staff fully connected and moving to the music. As one music professional said, “he needs to keep doing exactly what he is doing and not change one thing”. Off stage, Dennis beams with excitement about performing and loves to chat about his music videos he self produces. His performances are effortless and he hits everyone’s soul as he brings great oldies back to life.

Music On & Up wants young talented performers to succeed in music and gain new confidence with each and every performance! There is so much musical talent out there so they are always finding young talented performers that don’t know what step to take next as they begin their journey in their music career. Music On & Up was formed to bring young performers (under the age of 19) together, provide them resources which will enhance their careers and branding, be a contact for booking organizations, and provide them opportunities for online and talent showcase events. Their mission is to be a selected talent resource for talent placement organizations and music industry professionals for shows, concerts, festivals, charity events and other venues. Young aspiring musicians will benefit from obtaining performance experience, building a resume, and will learn how best to present their music talents. They are committed to keeping music education at the forefront of our communities and support charities that focus on promoting music education programs for young performers.

Music On & Up created the Young Performers Club as a networking forum to learn about performance opportunities, young performer news, and industry advice and direction. Hearing about what other young performers are doing will help motivate and guide aspiring musicians in establishing future goals for their music careers.

The Young Performers Club Facebook Fan page is a portal for communicating performance opportunities throughout the country. The mission is to have the fans benefit from all this knowledge and have it make a difference in their music careers.

This was Music On & Up’s thirteenth Showcase event. Unline Marketing Manager and talent scout, Debbie Scaduto and I, Patricia Duffey, President of Music On & Up, continue to be stunned by the depth of young talent in this region and beyond. Music On & Up is also the producer/founder of Teens Rock America, an all-day teen concert and touring event, which takes place in the summer, and is the Director of the Green Rocker Program.

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