October 26, 2014
The Songwriter Series with host Steven McClintock is a new series of live shows featuring interviews and music from known and unknown songwriters. Get into the minds of the songwriters and explore their process and inspirations and see them perform live. The first show which debut on November 14, 2013 met with rave reviews and was seen around the world on the live stream. The event is streamed live on irocke.com so you can watch from anywhere in the world. See map & other info on the events page.
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Scheduled Artist for this event are (click name to read full bio):
[su_spoiler title=”Ken Stacey” open=”no”]
On his musical journey, Ken has had the amazing fortune to perform and record with some of the greatest icons music has ever known. Ken’s voice appears on countless records, commercials and sound tracks…Ken has stood on the world stage and performed for literally billions of people! Along his path, Ken not only learned how to sing and perform to his fullest potential, but also how to share this powerful and invaluable knowledge with others! As well, Ken has gained a unique insight into what the industry is now looking for in aspiring artists. Major labels, world class producers and industry icons such as The Voice, X-Factor, American Idol, Nickelodeon and Disney have all reached out to Ken to help them find, vet and prepare exceptional talent!
Today, Ken continues to be a highly sought after vocalist and performer, as well as a vocal mentor and talent evaluator/consultant. As well, Ken balances his professional career with being a Father to the light and center of his life…his Son!
56th Annual Grammy Awards – Staples Center (January 26th, 2014) Vocalist/Choir During this, his 5th Grammy appearance, Ken lends his voice to the choir backing Grammy Winners Macklemore and Ryan Lewis with Mary Lambert, Madonna & Queen Latifah as they perform “Same Love” while in a history making moment, Minister Latifah marries 33 couples of all gender and race live! Many now consider this to be one of the highest and most elegent moments in Grammy history!
Vocaleague (2013) Co-founder Ken co-creates Vocaleague with Sean Holt (www.vocaleague.com), an organization committed to creating a culture in which aspiring young talent and their parents/advocates can gain all the tools and knowledge necessary to be competitive in today’s music and entertainment industry while identifying and maintaining a connection to their values and purpose. As well, Vocaleague helps their clients by creating and implementing a plan designed with the purpose of putting real numbers on the board so these aspiring artists gain leverage in the market place and identify and build their own brand!
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Show (2013) Vocalist Ken sings backing vocals along with the Paul Shaffer Band to help induct Donna Summer, Randy Newman, Quincy Jones, Heart and Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Randy Jackson (2013) Talent Evaluator/Consultant Ken assists Randy as a Talent Consultant to help find and vet talent for a new reality music competition show for MTV.
Nickelodeon (2013) Talent Consultant Ken was retained as a Talent Consultant to vet and deliver young for a new property being developed. One of Ken’s talent submissions was considered for a Principle role.
“Bridegroom” (2013) Vocalist Ken sings Garth Brooks’ “The Dance” for the opening of this highly acclaimed and award wining independent documentary, Produced and Directed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason.
Rock of Ages, The Movie (2012) Vocalist Ken provides vocals on multiple songs for the sound track of this all-star cast, mega hit movie and multi-platinum sound track!
American Idol (2010/2011 Season 10 & 11) Vocal Coach/Vocal Producer&Arranger/First Line Judge
Ken wears multiple hats on this world-wide phenomenon as a vocal & performance coach, vocal producer & arranger, talent scout and first line judge! Ken not only puts through the season 10 winner, Scotty McCreary on the first round of auditions, but also mentors him during the first 3 episodes!
Ken was honored when requested to perform at the Michael Jackson Memorial held at the Staples Center, on July 7, 2009 before an estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide!
Ken’s voice appears on recordings for artists as diverse as Michael Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Whitney Houston, 3 Doors Down, Jackie Evancho, Charise, Michael Buble, Elton John, Jim Brickman, Neil Young, Bette Midler and Julio Iglesias and has worked for iconic producers such as David Foster, Robbie Buchanan, Phil Ramone, Howard Benson, Humberto Gatica and Kenny Ortega.
[su_spoiler title=”Kevin Fisher”]Kevin Fisher is a songwriter…..solid and successful. He took his skills he learned from singing and writing for the SoCal band Naked to the World, voted Acoustic Band of the Year by the National Academy of Songwriters, and put it into a Gold and Platinum record with country singer Sara Evans, a Gold and Platinum record with the amazing Rascal Flatts, excellent cuts by Uncle Kracker, Tim Rushlow(Diamond Rio), Little Big Town, Paul Anka and more. He has been a staff writer for some of the most creative publishing companies around…like Hayes Street Music, Pitchfork Music, Courtyard Music, and Warner Chappell. He is also out there on TV and film with such shows as Brotherhood, Pretty Little Liars, True Blood, Frozen Ground(Nicolas Cage), and soon to be released the Angriest Man in Brooklyn(Robin Williams, Mila Kunis). Last but not least, Kevin Fisher is the co-author for the musical “Unbeatable: A Musical Journey” which opened in New York in 2009.
[su_spoiler title=”Fertitta & McClintock”]David Fertitta and Steven McClintock met in high school in Beaumont Texas and shared a love for acoustic music and singing and created a unique acoustic vocal sound. After high school they moved to Houston and worked the clubs for a bit before heading for Los Angeles to try and ‘make it’ in the music business. In 1977, their first day in LA, John Braheny and Len Chandler offered them a live set at the now famous LASS Showcase where they were spotted by Ron Anton and Neal Anderson from BMI. They were taken under the performing rights society’s wing and sent to all of the best publishers in town. The pair quickly signed a publishing deal with Island Music out of the UK(Lionel Conway) and subsequently a record deal with the legendary hit man Clive Davis and his newly formed label Arista Records produced by Canadian producers Fred Mollin and Matthew McCauley.
The fairytale did not continue however. Music changed, the duo changed, the record was never finished and they broke up. Not speaking for about 25 years!! It wasn’t until 2006 they were united again when asked to play for their friend Keith Taylor’s(James Taylor’s cousin)wedding. The spark and sound was still there and they decided to just finish the damn record! Fate reconnected them with Fred Mollin, their original producer and After All This Time was completed. 14 songs recorded with some of the finest musicians alive today cutting songs from the past and present. Strong melodies, lyrics to match and interesting vocal arrangements. They sold out their first three shows in Los Angeles and basically continued where they left off. Still pissing each other off and making great music!
[su_spoiler title=”Tessa Delee”]Tessa started songwriting when she wrote her first song “You Better Watch My Brother or He’s Gonna Eat the Cat Food”…no, it was never a hit, but it gave her a taste of things to come. At 8 years old she sang solo on her mom’s bluegrass record, at 9 she had her first song on Itunes, at 10 she sang back up for White Apple Tree on their first CD and Christian rocker Stephen Petree. About the same time, Tessa started putting songs on You Tube and that is where producer and vocal coach wiz, Ken Stacey(American Idol), heard her sing. He quickly signed her to a production and songwriting deal and she began her career as a songwriter. Tessa’s love for pop punk music and desire to be the best at what she does has spawned dozens of songs all over the internet. She is currently recording her first EP, building a band for live shows, and is producing her father, Steven McClintock, on his newest CD of pop punk covers. https://soundcloud.com/tessadelee
[su_spoiler title=”Paul Bernadou”]
[su_spoiler title=”Eric Auckerman”]
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