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SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
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"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Float Upstream Against the Current - Meet YouTube Stars Chrissy, Connie, Megan Nicole, Skylar, Megan & Liz!


Welcome back to part 2 of my

12-part series saluting the

rising female stars of pop,

pop-rock and pop-rap.


AGAINST THE CURRENT

Formed in 2011, Against the Current (aka ATC)
is a pop rock band from Poughkeepsie, New York.
Members include Daniel Gow on vocals and lead
guitar, Will Ferri on vocals and drums, and the
band's talented lead singer Chrissy Costanza.


Chrissy, who lists artists John Mayer
and Katy Perry as influences, is part of
a new breed of up-and-coming young
female singing stars who love to multitask.


She has her own thriving YouTube channel
and vlog and doubles as a beauty consultant.
Isn't her sensational singing enough? Heck,
I'm still learning to tie my shoes!


Against the Current spent half of 2014 and all
of 2015 on the Gravity World Tour in support
of their debut single and EP. For the last two
months ATC has been touring Europe and
Japan and next month they begin a tour
of the U.S. to coincide with the release
of their first album, In Our Bones.
Meet the bold the the beautiful -
the polished and the professional -
The Pride of Poughkeepsie -
Against The Current!

"Gravity" - Against The Current
(February 2015 single from
June 2015 EP Gravity)





MEGAN NICOLE


Now meet Megan Nicole (Flores). Since 2009
this talented Texan has been making her mark
as a singer, songwriter, actress and model.


In September 2015, Megan had a starring role
in the teen musical film Summer Forever
which featured Daphne Zuniga of 
Melrose Place fame in the role
of the mom.


It's time for you to experience the joy of a
Megan Nicole performance. With more than
3-and-a-half million YouTube subscribers
and hundreds of millions of video views,
this young lady is the real deal!

"Fever" - Megan Nicole
(2015 non-album single)




CONNIE TALBOT


English child singing star Connie Talbot
became famous at the age of 6 as a finalist
on Britain's Got Talent. Connie landed a
record deal and in the years since has
released five albums and an EP, two
video album DVDs and seven singles.




Connie has toured in many
parts of the world and is
especially popular with
Asian audiences. Listen
now to the beauty and
clarity of Connie's voice
as she sings "Let It Go,"
a song from her 2014
EP Gravity.






"Let It Go" - Connie Talbot
(from Nov. 2014 EP Gravity)





MEGAN & LIZ


The recording duo of Megan & Liz consists of
fraternal twins Megan and Liz Mace. Over the past
decade the Indiana-born, Michigan-raised singing
and songwriting siblings have become sensations
on YouTube and iTunes. To date the sisters have
released 6 EPs, nearly two dozen cover singles
and an equal number of original songs.


Most Megan & Liz recordings fall into the teen pop
category, but their newer material reveals a
change of direction toward country. In 2012,
Megan & Liz sparkled performing a delectable
cover of "Lights," the international hit single
by English singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding.

"Lights" (Ellie Goulding cover) - Megan & Liz
(iTunes single released June 2012)





SKYLAR STECKER


Born right here in Tampa, Skylar Stecker is
the daughter of former Tampa Bay Buccaneer
running back Aaron Stecker. Skylar moved to
Wisconsin and then on to California to pursue
her career as a singer and actress. At the age
of 11, Skylar began uploading her videos on
You/Tube and attracted more than a million
followers within the first few months. Her
acting credits include the TV series Austin
& Ally and Super Fun Night and the
2015 movie Bad Hair Day.


As a pop and R&B singer, Skylar covers
popular recordings of other artists and also
performs original songs including this one,
"Rascal," a Latin spiced number that's
just the ticket for a roller skate date!

"Rascal" - Skylar Stecker 
(August 2015 single)





CHRISSY COSTANZA

AGAINST THE CURRENT


Let's finish the set with another great song by
Chrissy Costanza and Against the Current.
"Outsiders," a single released last fall,
is my Pick To Click!

"Outsiders" - Against the Current
(single released October 2015)




I hope you enjoyed volume 2.
Stay tuned for more exciting
performances by up-and-coming
pop, pop-rap and pop-rock
female artists coming soon
in Part 3. See you then!

Have a Shady day!