I couldn’t be more excited about holding our first ever dancer open call auditions here in NYC! If you or anyone you know wants to go on tour with me and has what it takes, come on down and show off your stuff! James Harkness is choreographing and he couldn’t be a more amazing person or more talented! His work is in every one of my music videos and you can get a bit more personal with him in “I’m Not Crazy – Behind The Scenes” on my video page.
Hope to see you there!
Here is the official casting notice:
BRIAN KENT NATIONAL TOUR
Solid Sound Records is seeking dancers for Billboard recording artist Brian Kent’s national tour. James Harkness, choreo. Rehearsals begin approx. June 1; tours June 12 & 13 in Boston, MA, June 28 in NYC, and July 31-Aug. 2 in Chicago, IL. There may be additional performances.
Seeking—Male Dancers: 25+, any ethnicity, no taller than 5’9”, well versed in hip-hop/street jazz dance (acrobatics a plus) for stage tour performances, must be physically fit and comfortable dancing with no shirt, good-looking.
Auditions will be held May 29 at 2 p.m. at Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Ave. (btwn. 36th & 37th sts.), 16th fl., NYC. Bring dance shoes and be prepared to move. Pay, plus travel and lodging provided. Possible long-term positions available.
Celebrating the success of new single and video “Whatcha Doin’ To Me,” Brian Kent appears tonight, Wednesday April 29th on LOGO as the host of video show New Now Next PopLab airing at 12 midnight EST. The new single just jumped to #35 on the Billboard Club Charts and is gaining momentum on countless charts around the country including GBRP, Ricketts and NorthEast record pools as well as PerfectBeat.com. Keep an look out for Brian being featured in the June/July issue of Out In Jersey Magazine and being interviewed on Rainbow World Radio, Artists Exposed on TalkRadioX.com and more.
Brian hits the road this summer for Pride 2009:
Saturday, June 13th 2009 – Boston, MA
Boston Pride Festival
City Hall Plaza
Saturday, June 20th 2009 – Cincinnati, OH
4601 Kellogg Avenue
Benefit for Marriage Equality Kentucky
Sunday, June 21st 2009 – Olympia, WA
Capital City Pride
Saturday, August 1st 2009 – Chicago, IL
Northalsted Market Days Festival
Saturday, August 15th 2009 – New Hope, PA
The Nevermore Hotel
6426 Lower York Road
It is a rare and difficult feat for anyone to make his dream a reality, but BRIAN KENT is living proof that talent, ambition and belief will take you to amazing places. With years in entertainment, touring as part of a company or backing up vocalists like Kristine W., BRIAN KENT decided to focus on his love of songwriting and performing and has brought his own solo talent to life in his full length debut “Breathe Life.” This collection of songs is a high-energy, emotional voyage in music expressed in radio-ready and club-friendly tracks. These are songs that literally pulsate with Brian Kent’s signature charisma, passion and emotionality. Released in 2008, the content of “Breathe Life” continues to grab listeners instantly by speaking to the truth of life’s relationships and narrates the journey of awareness, discovery and recovery of one’s authentic self. With the newest single “Whatcha’ Doin To Me” already hitting the Billboard Club Charts and his second making it to #1 on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Hot 20 Charts, Recording Artist BRIAN KENT is making his mark on the music industry, proving that dancing is the very best medicine for all of life’s challenges. In a relatively short period of time, Brian has developed a major fan base independently. Distributed by Centaur Entertainment to retail nationwide and digitally worldwide, the result is simply infectious.
Brian has succeeded in creating a major buzz across the nation this past couple of years to build up to the present. His videos for “Breathe Life” directed by Loic Maes (Infernal) and “I’m Not Crazy”, directed by Jorg Fockele (Queer Eye For The Straight Guy) spread quickly to dance clubs, video bars and lounges across the country through Promo Only, Rock America and Screenplay by Import Sound & Vision. These videos spent weeks on the Top 10 countdown show The Click List on LOGO causing Brian to be voted one of the Top Artists of The Year on their end of the year special. The videos were also seen on HBO Zone, VH1.com and here! TV Networks. Brian’s music was also licensed to Tori Spelling’s film Kiss the Bride , Project Runway – Season 5’s finale and his track “Drive” hit #1 on Sirius Radio’s Hot 20 Charts. This allowed Brian to make a name for himself nationally and tour the country, hitting many Pride Festivals and opening for such artists as Crystal Waters, Kristine W. and Martha Wash.
Brian released his own dance version of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ in 2005 which created the word of mouth that marked his debut single. With this release, Brian scored the praise of such spinners as Twisted Dee, Julian Marsh, Randy Bettis, Warren Gluck and Brett Henrichsen (Masterbeat Records).
Brian co-wrote and collaborated with amazing talent to bring “Breathe Life” to life. The producers on the album include Jack D. Elliot (Reina, Kristine W) and Chico from Rizz-One Entertainment (Junior Vasquez, Katherine McPhee). Zhana Saunders, who has performed with such great artists as Taylor Dayne and Dee-Lite, co-wrote and performed on many of the tracks with Brian. The amazing Janice Robinson, known for her #1 hit Dreamer, also lends her writing skills to one of the tracks on the record (I Pray). The single and title track Breathe Life was written and produced by Jack D. Elliot for JDE Music who has also worked with such great artists as Nick Lachey, NSync and Britney Spears and Diane Warren.
Visit www.briankentmusic.com for more information and upcoming appearances.
Well, the performance schedule for the summer tour is filling up with several dates all over the country! I’m looking forward to touring and getting back out on the road. Keep an eye on the tour calendar for dates near you!
If you haven’t joined my Facebook Group, Fan Page or Twitter, check out the links to the left and please do! It’s another great way to keep up on everything going on and upcoming performance dates.
Whatcha Doin’ To Me has made it to #35 on the Billboard Dance Chart and is still heading up! Thanks to everyone who has been requesting the track on the radio and internet radio!!
I’m off to eat now~! Take care and speak soon!
Well, I know I’ve been so bad about posting, but it gets harder and harder to keep up with MySpace, Facebook, Websites, Blogs, etc. It’s a full time job!
Anyway, I’m looking forward to the music video release party for “Whatcha Doin’ To Me” at Splash this upcoming Friday!! If you’re in NYC and can pop by it would be great to see you!
Also, Tuesday, the 23rd is the official release of the remix single on iTunes followed by the nationwide release in stores on March 3rd!
Well, I just got home this morning from Oylmpia Pride yesterday! The weather turned out to be amazing and the people of Olympia…well, let’s just say they know how to have fun and throw a party!
Thanks to everyone who came out to see the show and danced with me in the front! You guys were awesome and I can’t thank you enough! To the amazing co-chairs, the staff, Matt who took care of me and everyone in Olympia, THANKS SO MUCH!
I can’t begin to tell you how much fun Nebraska Pride was!!
Friday night I went down to D.C.’s Saloon for a meet and greet! They were kind enough to sponsor me for the event so I popped in to meet some of the locals! The night was great and everyone was so nice! Those mid-westerners know how to treat a boy!
Saturday night, me and my boys rocked with Omaha and had a blast! Outside of a couple of what seemed to be tornado like storms, the weather upheld! Kristine W was amazing as always and the hilarious Christine O’Leary kept us doubled over the whole time! I even got to hang with the talented Guy B who performed a number right before my set!
Thanks to Johnnie, Chelle, and EVERYONE involved with Nebraska Pride for making my experience so amazing. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!
Off to Olympia Pride……..
Sorry it has been so long since my last post, things have been CRAZY and time just seems to slip away!
On the exciting news front, I signed a distribution with Centaur Entertainment! For those of you who don’t know what that means, let me explain. Basically a distributor will make sure that my albums get onto the shelves of retail chains and stores all over the country and Canada. This will allow my fans to easily purchase my album in their home towns without having to order it over the internet. So many people, myself included, still love to have the actual physical CD as opposed to just the files downloaded.
Now the job is to get to those albums ordered by stores to sell so tell your friends and family to check their local retail outlets for a copy!
I promise to keep up this BLOG a lot more with lots of exciting information, dish, behind the scenes, and perspectives!
Well, I have some exciting news!! The I’m Not Crazy Music Video was voted one of 2007′s Best Music Videos on MTV’s LOGO Click List. Beating out other videos by Janet Jackson, Madonna, and Justin Timberlake. Thanks to everyone that voted and remember to catch the countdown this Saturday night (Sunday morning actually) at 1:00am on the Click List’s Best Videos of 2007 episode!
Hey there and happy holidays!
This past Monday night I had the pleasure of performing at The View Bar here in NYC at Max Scott’s WOOF. It was the “School of Rock” night so we were bangin out all the old classics! What an amazing crowd! We weren’t sure at first with the season premier of “Heros”, the weather being cold, and it being the start of the Thanksgiving holiday week, but the people came and turned it out! Did I mention a few of the NY softball players came after their winning game so they were ready to have some fun.
After performing the “Don’t Stop Believin’ 2007 NYC Pride Mix” and premiering my new ballad, “All I Wanna Be”, I had the honor of being serenaded with a birthday song by the incredible Sylvia Touson and Max Scott! Thank you all for being so sweet and remembering me!
This weekend I am off to Ft. Lauderdale and Toronto for back to back shows and will keep you posted on those when I get back!
Have a great Thanksgiving!
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