Hope you guys are going to be looking out and enjoying Tune in Tuesdays as much as I am! I am going to try to keep bringing content every Tuesday. This week Instagram got it first! Last week the Seth Balestrieri facebook page got it first! It'll be like a little game of wheres Waldo if you want to be able to get the first listen or comment in...not that its a race or anything! Regardless, the whole purpose is so we can all engage in the music together! So I hope you guys will be tuning in, leaving comments, and sharing with your friends. Here is what I posted yesterday:
So stay TUNED! More to come for sure every Tuesday. And requests aren't out of question....at least most of them!
If you haven't seen it yet my 91.5 WUML Radio Show live performance of "Our Song" is up!
This is one of the most meaningful songs I've written, drawing on pain from the Boston marathon, different class shootings, and other tragedies. I feel like its the kind of song that can really follow the idea that "music heals". I thank everyone who has listened and shared this song on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Within two days, I couldn't help my excitement to see that 47 people had shared the song with their friends. All of your support allows this song to live out its intention of spreading the idea of peace and good feelings in hard times. I'm not sure a song has the power to prevent future tragedy in the world, but it won't stop me from trying.
I also want to thank everyone who submitted ideas, and concepts, or support to the "Our Song" project. Your initiative and interest is what gave me the fuel to make this song as powerful as I believe it to be.
One more thing!
I performed 8 songs in all on 91.5 WUML last week. I will be starting what I like to call "Tune in Tuesday". Every Tuesday I will be posting another video starting next week. I am going to begin with more from the WUML performance!
- Seth Balestrieri
This Year has brought many first time experiences for me. However, playing on the radio is definitely one of the coolest experiences. I hope you got to tune in to my half hour set and interview lest night on 91.5 WUML,
This was my set list:
Stars Not Scars
Light to my Haven
Trust in Me
Tell Me its Me
Hit Me Baby One More Time (Britney Spears Cover)
Loved getting all the feedback and comments after the show. Got a lot of support for "Our Song" and because of that I am on a mission to get the song fully produced and sent out to you guys ASAP.
Jimmy Keeley was an amazing sound guy. He set everything up real nice, and even offered to record some video as a kicker.
Meeting all the DJs on Left of The Dial for the interview was fun, and I'd love to be put in that setting again. The questions were surprising, ranging from pancakes to Quentin Tarantino to ninjas and pirates and musical influences.
If you guys were able to listen, Would love to hear your favorite moments or songs from last night!
Hope to get some video soon!
I would love to get another opportunity like this. If you know anyone in radio, tell them about Seth Balestrieri! :-)
The Daily and Nightly Grind Pays Off
My music career has only moved forward in the past years. With my fan base and accomplishments both growing simultaneously, I've been looking for that way to "breakout" to the next level, to showcase my music on an even larger scale. Thats why I was so happy to be chosen out of thousands of submissions for the Break Out Artist 2014 Music Competition. Besides the prestigious judges that have been involved in previous years of the competition, such as Adele, and Rob Thomas, the title of the management group really resonated with me. I knew this could be my chance to prove the time and money I've put into my passion of music could actually pay off, and I could take that next step.
The live showcase of the competition was in early September in Worcester on a Monday night and 21 plus. Most have my shows had been on weekends, and I notice I have a fan base that is all ages as well. So I was worried that I may not get enough of a crowd to the event. However, to my surprise almost 30 of my fans made the 45 minute drive on a Monday night rushing out of work to come support me. That is the most amazing feeling to see people who genuinely care about me and my passion come out to support. The positive feelings didn't stop there. In meeting the other acts I got a feel for everyone's passions, commitment, and struggles. I also had a good time jamming out in the parking lot with one of the acts, "YellowYuth" and was able to make some good friendships all around with the other acts. It didn't stop there. I had been greeted with the most respect, and comfort from the Breakout Artist community upon meeting Matthew Janis and the returning champions from last year "All About A Bubble". I was surprised to find that they were all just such cool regular people that I probably would have been friends with in high school, but had also been able to carry themselves to such a professional standard in the music industry. The acts all performed great sets, and all brought something unique to the table. When I performed I was a little nervous at first, because of my lack of equipment comparatively to other acts. Literally it was just me, my acoustic guitar, and the venue's microphone. Other Acts had full band set ups that really filled the room. However, I knew that this was still my shot, so I went for it, and gave it my all. I got some great feedback from my long time fans, some brand new fans, and the other acts, as well as a really nice one on one consultation with Matt. It was really eye opening the positive remarks he had mentioned to me, and rewarding that he even showed me areas that I could work on. That advice is hard to come by these days as an artist. After the whole experience at the show, I was already a winner in the sense that I gained more insight to the industry,and I had been able to reach out and network with more fans and other great musicians in a way I wasn't able to before. Yesterday, I was even more grateful of the whole experience when I was announced as a finalist in the competition. Here is the Email I received:
I can't wait to January. I keep imagining myself with a national tour, and the wonders that it would do for my music. Then I would really be able to take my musical goals to the next level. Regardless of what happens, I have only gained more confidence and drive to pursue my passion. Thank You to all who have supported me over the years in this journey, and to Breakout Artist Management for the opportunity.
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