I Found Love
'Just when I thought I knew exactly where the spiritual journey led, I found myself writing about the real world - regret, loss, honesty, faith, greed, hope, passion, love, hate and, of course, the heart. Now, I don't see the difference.' 'Most of my songs are inspired by my own personal experiences or those of friends (and sometimes strangers). When I first started writing years ago, I was very aware of what I thought people wanted to hear. Eventually, there were so many issues that I felt intensely about, I started addressing some of the current ethical, social, and personal challenges that face us. It's great to see others identify with my lyrics.' 'The songwriting process is a spiritual cleansing for me. To say something that might actually 'make a difference' and provoke thought (or reevaluation) is my ultimate goal. And maybe a song will heal and entertain at the same time. An idea strikes me and I usually know exactly where I want to go with it, but I'm not always sure how I'll execute it and get to the bottom line. Sometimes even the bottom line gets adjusted once everything is put together.' 'Performing is a rush for me. Finally, I get to give the song and complete the circle. I love the drama, energy, and passion that can happen on stage. I also enjoy an intimate setting where I have the freedom to move into the audience and be a part of the crowd.' Radio Airplay National radio airplay charted on New Music Weekly Radio Charts (STS Radio Charting): 'I Found Love' Current Standings as of October 28th, 2005: #38 on Hot 100 Chart (Top40 and AC/HotAC Formats) #6 on AC/Hot AC Main Chart #5 on AC/Hot AC Top 30 Indie Chart #7 on AC/Hot AC Top 20 Central U.S. Region Chart #13 on AC/Hot AC Top 20 Western U.S. Region Chart * National radio airplay on 38 Gavin radio stations -- 'Lover's Dream'. * #10 on Gavin Radio Up & Coming Chart -- 'Lover's Dream'. * FM 102.7 (Honolulu, HI). -- 'Who's Gonna buy?' placed into rotation. * FM 102.7 (Honolulu, HI). -- 'Live Alone' placed into rotation. * FM 97.5 ( Honolulu, HI). -- 'Who's Gonna Buy?' on 'The Local Edge'. * FM 88.9 (Chicago, IL). -- 'Who's Gonna Buy?' placed into rotation. Reviews and Awards *Independent Music Network (IMN) Show - 'I Found Love'/ Los Angeles, CA * Star-Bulletin (Honolulu,HI) review, -- John Berger states: -- 'music with potential' - 'commercial potential'. * Billboard Magazine Songwriting Contest, -- three time honorable mention winner. * Easy Music Songwriting Contest finalist. * FM 102.7 No Label contest winner. * Rodell records 'Sounds From the Underground' -- selected for national CD release. Performances The Perry & Price Radio Show (Hanohano Room),The Centaur Zone, Hawaii New Music Showcase, Campaign For the Earth, The Wave, Turtle Bay Hilton, Waialae Country Club, The Rock Cellar, Snappers, The Music Network, International Ultimate Frisbee Concert, Chaminade University, Easy Music Songwriting Contest, Beeman Center, Kemoo Farm, Bully Hayes, Kapiolani Bandstand, The Hurricane Club, Rim Pac Concerts, Make Music Festivals, Ala Moana Center Stage, Windward Mall, Restaurant Row-The Row Bar, The Women of Rock Concert (Kona), numerous private events. Recordings Studio City Sound Larry Weir, producer Tom Weir, chief engineer Sea -West Studio. -- Rick Keefer, producer. * Sea-West Studio. -- Rick Keefer, producer. * Audio Resources Studio. -- Milan, producer. * Fortunate Sun Studio. -- David Tuciorone, producer. * Fortunate Sun Studio. -- David Tuciorone, producer. * Two Oceans Studio. -- John Toalson, producer. * Trax Studio. -- David Strattford, producer. * Neos Productions. -- Rachel Victoria, producer. -- CD 'Summer Fever'. Studio City Sound -- Rachel Victoria & Larry Weir, producers. -- CD Single 'Lover's Dream'. Music Videos Two Oceans Studio/ John Toalson, producer 'Lovers Dream' Publishing Contracts: Jean Davoust Editeur, Paris, France 'I Found Love' October, 2005 Experience * Songwriter / arranger. * Recording studio owner. * Lead singer/keyboardist 'Zero to 60'. * Lead singer/keyboardist 'Firefox'. * Lead singer/keyboardist 'Rachel Victoria Band'. * Vocal training - Neva Rego. * Keyboard and guitar training. * President of Phantom Heart Records. * President of Heartscape Publishing (ASCAP).