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Multi talented actress Therés Amee garners rave reviews from the directors for her leading roles in ‘Red Runway’ & ‘Owen and Drew’

Therés has been cast as the lead in the feature film ‘The Heather Project’ that will go to camera on July 3rd in Vancouver

Multi talented actress Therés Amee is receiving rave reviews for her leading roles in the feature film thriller Red Runway and web series Owen and Drew. Yared Gabrekidan, director, writer and producer of Red Runway states, “I sought out Therés and her remarkable acting ability based on her outstanding reputation and achievements in her field. In her leading role as Lucy in the film, Therés portrayed an experienced and tough to please adjudicator. She gave life to her character with a highly convincing performance that impressed everyone involved in the project. Her past achievements in the fashion and modeling world enhanced her representation of her character, as the film encompasses the raw brutality of the industry.”

Red Runway is a racy suspense thriller that takes the audience on a journey through the world of fashion, where murder, money, manipulation, sex, drugs, and unbridled jealousy are all steps to ensure success. Red Runway is being distributed through Legacy Film Works. Featured in Shine on Hollywood Magazine as one of the “Top Black Industry Professionals” in 2013, Yared Gebrekidan is a filmmaker is also known for his work on the films Behind the Killer Line, the upcoming film War for the Planet of the Apes, and Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb, which grossed over $363 million worldwide.

Therés also plays the leading titular role of Drew in the web series Owen & Drew. The series follows two housemates who have to figure out a way to get out of debt or else they face eviction. Their only hope is an ex boyfriend who became YouTube famous overnight. Therés’ character Drew experiences a downfall in her career, being forced to put her creative musical aspirations aside to pay the bills through corporate gigs. Her situation does not help after dumping ex boyfriend, ‘Puke Fighter Paul,’ who ironically becomes Youtube famous after ‘puke fighting’ with a bar goer while he drinks his feelings away over Drew.

Director Erick Boychuk and Creator James Challis both agree, “Therés contributed incredible comedic, dry yet vulnerable acting that made the series as enticing and successful as it was. It’s even more impressive that Therés was such an amazing comedic actor, as she has always leaned to more dramatic roles, and her look is very bold with intensity on camera; but she nailed it to a tee, completely stealing the show with her performance. The production turned out to be a great commercial and critical success, garnering great exposure on YouTube and other platforms. Therés was most definitely leading to this film and I cannot commend her enough for delivering such a stellar performance.”

Just announced! Therés has been cast to play the lead role of Heather, a young woman who goes along with an assumed suicide after a devastating break up in The Heather Project which goes to camera on July 3rd and will be filming throughout July in and around Vancouver, B.C.  Heather returns to her dysfunctional family for her ‘perfect’ younger sister’s wedding. Creator, writer, director, Gina Davies (A Series of Unfortunate Events) has an extensive film background and has been writing this project for years, basing the storyline and character arcs to her own family experiences. Gina’s goal is to bring awareness to mental health and the individuals affected. 

Therés has combined her business background with her art and is now heavily involving herself on the production and development side of film. Therés has trained immensely over the years studying all mediums and techniques of the business. She has trained in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Los Angeles. She has studied acting at McIlroy & Associates and most recently Therés attended the summer session at world renowned acting conservatory, Esper Studio in New York.’

Originally from Victoria BC, Therés grew up knowing the arts were her path. Therés attended every drama class, acting workshop, or theatre group she could make time for. After graduation, she attended post secondary on the opposite scale of business and sciences. After training full-time at Vancouver Acting School, Therés involved herself in modeling, hosting live fashion events and galas, to getting her firearms license, training in stunts and combat, to theatre/film production and direction.

She wrapped her work on Public Schooled, directed by Kyle Rideout, starring Judy Greer, Grace Dove, Russell Peters, and on the history of comic books series, Heroes and Villains. Therés attended the Tribeca Film Festival in New York for the screening of Sweet Virginia, the gritty thriller in which she appears with Christopher Abbott. The film also features Jon Bernthal, Imogen Poots and Rosemarie Dewitt. She recently attended the Cannes International Film Festival for film projects that she is developing and marketing.

Therés Amee is available for interviews and photos upon request.

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FIRST VINE SERIES “WHITE NINJA” PREMIERES DECEMBER 5TH AT THE WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL

paul019-eWhite Ninja”, the first narrative series developed for the Vine platform, will premiere at the Whistler Film Festival December 5th and on the “White Ninja” Vine channel (vine.co/WhiteNinja). The launch will coincide with a panel on digital distribution that features “White Ninja” producers Tyler Funk, David Kaye, and Jameson Parker. The panel is part of the Content Connections program “Stream Big” at the Whistler Summit on Saturday, December 5th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. http://www.whistlerfilmfestival.com/industry/summit-schedule

Paul Scheer stars and voices the titular Ninja in the series based on the hugely popular web comic “White Ninja” that ran exclusive strips on Cracked.com. The intellectually restricted and, apparently, pain impervious eponymous character was created by Scott Bevan and Kent Earle. The strip has over 1300 comics boasting a fan base that spreads across the globe.

Scheer is known for his role as Andre Nowzick on FX’s The League as well as stints on 30 Rock, The Kroll Show and Fresh Off The Boat, Hulu’s Hotwives of Las Vegas and the recent comedy special CrashTest, Scheer is joined by Kathleen Barr (Ed, Edd n’ Eddy, ReBoot.), Brian Drummond (Inspector Gadget, DragonBallZ), Shannon Chan Kent (Littlest Pet Shop, My Little Pony), and David A. Kaye (Make Way for Noddy, X-Men Evolution) who will lend their voices to a wide world of characters.

WN CatThe series boasts and impressive roster of Vine stars among their team of directors. Brandon Bowen, Jon Paul Piques (Piques), Gabe Erwin, Esa Fung (Esa Fungtastic), Gregor Reynolds (GregorR), and Stewart Reynolds (Brittlestar) will be joined by directors Michelle Ouellet (Afterparty, Hooked on Speedman), Matthew Clarke (Convos With My Two Year Old), Jameson Parker (College Humor’s The Price is Precise) and showrunner Tyler Funk (FTW, Friend Request) who have all come on board to direct a block of episodes for the series.

After the initial launch on December 5th the show will roll out three episodes a week on the White Ninja Vine channel – www.vine.co/WhiteNinja.

“Our goal has always been to reinvent the Sunday Comic Strip and we are excited to share this newest iteration of White Ninja with the world” said Funk, “we think that the Whistler Film Festival is the best place to introduce this series to the world”.

North of Now Films and Whiskaye Films, two Vancouver-based production companies, have teamed up to resurrect the hugely popular web comic. Tyler Funk of North of Now Films is heading up the project as the digital creator and showrunner working with Jameson Parker and David Kaye of Whiskaye Films who are on board as Executive Producers.

Multiple award-winning animator Erick Grigorovski is attached to the project as its lead animator, tasked with transporting this minimalistic and quirky world to this new and exciting format.

ABOUT NORTH OF NOW FILMS
North of Now is a creative production agency based out of Vancouver, BC specializing in digital content. Producing visually inspiring and engaging advertisements we strive to push the envelope, creating new and exciting branded content and capturing the imagination of audiences worldwide.

ABOUT WHISKAYE FILMS
Whiskaye Films is a Vancouver-based film and television production company founded by David Kaye and Jameson Parker. Whiskaye Films strives to develop and produce internationally recognized content that both entertains and matters.

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Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

Whiskaye Films Contacts:
Jameson Parker     778-903-3964     jameson@whiskayefilms.com
Tyler Funk                 778-988-3498         everythingfunk@gmail.com

For interviews with Paul Scheer:
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Instagram: @WhiteNinjaSeries
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PAUL SCHEER BOARDS VINE SERIES “WHITE NINJA”

photo-59 copyThe first narrative series developed for the Vine platform has found its star. Paul Scheer has signed on, lending his talents to bring new life to the legendary and hilarious White Ninja.

The series is based on the hugely popular web comic of the same name that ran exclusive strips on Cracked.com before going on an “official hiatus” on August 14, 2013. Created by Scott Bevan and Kent Earle, the strip has over 1300 comics in it’s archive, boasting a fan base spread across the globe.

Scheer, known for his role as Andre Nowzick on FX’s The League as well as stints on 30 Rock, The Kroll Show, Fresh Off The Boat, Hulu’s Hotwives of Las Vegas and the recently released comedy special CrashTest, will voice White Ninja; the intellectually restricted and, apparently, pain impervious eponymous character. Scheer is joined by Kathleen Barr (Ed, Edd n’ Eddy, ReBoot.), Brian Drummond (Inspector Gadget, DragonBallZ), Shannon Chan Kent (Littlest Pet Shop, My Little Pony), and David A. Kaye (Make Way for Noddy, X-Men Evolution) who will lend their voices to a wide world of characters.

Scheduled to premiere its first five episodes on December 5th, 2015, the series has also added six of Vine’s biggest stars to it’s roster of directors. Brandon Bowen, Jon Paul Piques (Piques), Gabe Erwin, Esa Fung (Esa Fungtastic), Gregor Reynolds (GregorR), and Stewart Reynolds (Brittlestar) have all come on board to direct a block of episodes for the series. After the initial launch the show will roll out three episodes a week on the White Ninja vine channel – vine.co/WhiteNinja.

North of Now Films and Whiskaye Films, two Vancouver-based production companies, have teamed up to resurrect the hugely popular web comic. Tyler Funk of North of Now Films is heading up the project as the creator and showrunner working with Jameson Parker and David Kaye of Whiskaye Films who are on board as Executive Producers.

Poke A Fish“We are very excited to have Paul joining an already incredible team of creatives” said Parker, “the White Ninja name has attracted an amazing selection of writers and directors for the show including some of the biggest influencers in sketch comedy, stand-up, and the YouTube and Vine world. Paul is a huge comedic talent and the perfect choice to bring White Ninja to life”.

A teaser trailer was released to excite fans of the comic ahead of the scheduled summer production commencement. Multiple award-winning animator Erick Grigorovski is attached to the project as its lead animator, tasked with transporting this minimalistic and quirky world to this new and exciting format.

ABOUT NORTH OF NOW FILMS
North of Now is a creative production agency based out of Vancouver, BC specializing in digital content. Producing visually inspiring and engaging advertisements we strive to push the envelope, creating new and exciting branded content and capturing the imagination of audiences worldwide.

ABOUT WHISKAYE FILMS
Whiskaye Films is a Vancouver-based film and television production company founded by David Kaye and Jameson Parker. Whiskaye Films strives to develop and produce internationally recognized content that both entertains and matters.

MEDIA CONTACT
Jameson Parker     778-903-3964     jameson@whiskayefilms.com
Tyler Funk                 778-988-3498         everythingfunk@gmail.com

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Vine: vine.co/WhiteNinja
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VOICE ACTOR DAVE PETTITT SOARS TO NEW HEIGHTS AS THE VOICE OF DISCOVERY CANADA’S ‘AIRSHOW’, ‘HIGHWAY THRU HELL’ AND TOURISM ECUADOR’S HISTORIC SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL

davepettittDave Pettitt is a male voice actor with more than just a deep, clear voice. He brings a natural instinct and sound to every read. Finalist at the 2014 Voice Arts Awards, Dave was nominated for the campaign for Tourism Ecuador in the Outstanding National TV Commercial category. Tourism Ecuador made history at this years Super Bowl as the first country to advertise during Super Bowl 2015, Dave was chosen to do the voiceover for this beautiful and inviting commercial. http://youtu.be/toZaCpIzDqg. Canada’s Super Bowl broadcast also heard Dave’s voice with the well known Suncor commercial.

Discovery Canada’s exciting new television series ‘Airshow’ premiered January 26th. http://www.discovery.ca/Shows/Airshow with Dave at the narration helm. ‘Highway thru Hell’ continues to break audience records every season! And you guessed it, Dave Pettitt narrates the series that airs on Discovery Canada and in over 178 countries worldwide.

The 42nd Annual Annie Awards were recently held in Los Angeles on January 31st. The Annie Awards are the highest honor given for excellence in animation. Trophies are awarded for the year’s best feature film, video and television programs. Dave narrated “Best Animated Video Game” winner Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Ubisoft. http://annieawards.org/ http://youtu.be/Khl02WOSfXQ

Dave Pettitt has been a voice talent since 1992. His career began by lending his personality and vocal chops to morning radio in Calgary and on Vancouver Island. During that time, Dave was also being sought after by studios across North America to provide voice over for many well-known international clients. Voice over plays an enormous role in shaping the overall tone and quality of the production as a whole.

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Dave is best known for his array of television narration for shows including Great Pacific Media’s ‘Airshow’ and ‘Highway thru Hell’, as well as History Channel’s ‘American Daredevils’ and ‘Draft Year’ on Sportsnet.

With credits in animation, including Lego’s Legends of Chima (2013), and countless National radio and television commercial clients, Dave has provided VO for Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) and Frozen (2013) Blu ray extras, Panasonic, Animal Planet Puppy Bowl and Nickelodeon.

It is his down to earth style and an everyman voice that makes him a great match for today’s documentary and real life drama series as well as international brands worldwide.

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A talk with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, David Sancious

The Promotion People DavidSanciousphotobyMichael BloomDavid Sancious just wrapped up a year that would have been enviable to even the biggest names in the music world. As a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, David not only received the “Award for Musical Excellence,” but he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Peter Gabriel was inducted in 2014, as well, and David joined him on stage, too. Last year, Sancious also spent a good portion of his time traveling the world with Sting, Paul Simon, and Peter Gabriel. He came home for the holidays, had a brief break, and then hopped on a plane and went to New Zealand, Australia, and Europe with Sting and Paul Simon for the next leg of their “On Stage Together” tour, which started yesterday (Friday, January 30).

AXS talked with David shortly before he left for New Zealand. Hoping to hear how the musical juggernaut had enjoyed his brief time off, AXS was saddened to learn how the artist had actually spent his precious downtime.

“I had knee surgery,” Sancious related. “I had a real problem with my leg on the Peter Gabriel tour last summer, so I went through six months of physical therapy, which didn’t really help. I started out okay, but the longer the tour went on, the more painful it got, so I scheduled the surgery for January 6 and I’m just about finished recovering. It was important to get the surgery done before this next project with Sting and Paul Simon started up. Luckily, it fit in great! I’m just about fully healed, and I’m certainly ready to start the tour.”

A life on the road isn’t something that everyone can handle. The constant travel, irregular sleep, and not always the best food options are all very hard on the body. It takes a special person to thrive under these often adverse conditions. How does David manage?

“Every night is enjoyable!” he expressed. “That’s one of the things I love most about playing music. When I was little, my parents told me, ‘If you make your life’s work what you love to do, then it won’t really be such hard work, at all.’ Truth be told, this is incredibly hard work! But because I’m so in love with it and I find such enjoyment from the most simple things to the most complex things, my life has just been one long series of degrees of enjoyment.”

When David said his life, he meant his entire life. The artist knew by age seven that music was what he wanted to do.

“There are only two other things that I’ve ever lost myself in like I can lose myself in music — where hours go by and I don’t even realize it because I’m so enthralled. The first is painting. Abstract painting because I’m not a skilled or schooled painter, at all. Just doing oil on a canvas for my own pleasure, that same kind of world comes up where I just totally fall away. That time-based person who has concerns and all of that, it just melts away and I’m left with only the sensation of what I’m doing.

“The other activity that I have lost myself in is gardening,” David informed. “But music definitely trumps everything.”

Sancious went on to state that doing music is at once soothing and fascinating. He compared it to being on a river in that creativity has a pull and a force all it’s own, and you sort of just ride along, excited to see where it’s going to take you.

“I really do think that music and art have an energy that has its own life,” David elaborated. “It sort of comes through us and we become the instrument. It is just like when we use a musical instrument in our own hands, we become the physical, three dimensional instrument for that music to come into the world. It is such a fascinating process, you’ll be sitting there and you’ll be thinking, ‘I’m thirsty, I’d love to get up and get some water.’ But you won’t! That will wait for 20 minutes or more because you are too immersed in what you’re doing. You can even put off going to the bathroom,” he laughed, “because you just have to see where this moment is going to take you!”

David thought for a moment, then decided, “You know, they should teach this in schools. It ought to be something that goes along with career counseling. And it is something that should be done early on to get people in touch with whatever it is in life that their particular personality resonates with. What their interest is. Where their energy is. Find that thing that you get lost in and don’t ever lose touch with it!”

Besides his non-stop touring schedule, this year David promised AXS he would finally complete his ninth studio album, The Treehouse Sessions. “That’s my first priority,” he stated. “Everything else takes second priority to that. My touring will probably take me to the summer of this year. Then, I’ll have a little break before going back out with just Sting — I think we’ll be in Europe for about six weeks in late June… so my apologies for the delay on the record, but it will certainly come. Just like the sunrise, on one fine day, it will be there,” he laughed.

And on that day, AXS will be there to tell you all about it. For more information, visit David’s website and follow him on Twitter.

Article by Allen Foster
AXS Contributor
http://www.axs.com/a-talk-with-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-inductee-david-sancious-38898

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Steve Nash Fitness Club Celebrates New Victoria Location

The Promotion People - Steve NashGrand Opening Event launches State of the Art Fitness Facility in the NBA All Star’s hometown

Steve Nash Fitness Clubs is proud to announce the grand opening of their highly anticipated new club at the Uptown Shopping Centre in Victoria, B.C. The celebration kicks off with a Nash style launch party on Saturday January 24th, 2015 from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm., with a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:00 noon. Local celebrities and dignitaries will be on hand to kick off the festivities and tour the new club, and the community is invited to come and receive their own personal “Passport to Fitness.”

The relocation of the Islands foremost fitness facility has been in the works for well over a year. As part of the Nash Clubs commitment to providing members with the best possible experience to get fit and improve their health, the new location provides state of the art equipment, extensive group fitness classes, along with personal training and nutrition experts, all delivered in an inspiring environment.

“Our mission in creating a world class fitness facility is to provide high value to the Victoria community along with outstanding customer service”, says Chris Smith, COO of Steve Nash Fitness Clubs. “The roots of our brand are in BC and we are excited to have this beautiful new facility in Steve’s hometown. We are looking forward to further expanding our brand on the Island in the near future.”

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The Club will be kicking of the “Passport to Fitness” Tours at 11 am and guests are invited to come in their workout gear to experience group personal training drills, group fitness classes such as LaBlast and Cardio Chaos, a nutrition station and much more. Local sponsors providing gifts for the swag bags and raffle prizes include Good Earth Café, Sports Rent, Rogers Chocolates, AdrenaLINE Ziplines, Salon Felice, Niche Magazine and David’s Tea. Guests will enjoy healthy appetizers courtesy of Little Piggy Catering and delicious beverages from David’s Tea. The Zone 91.3 FM will be broadcasting LIVE from the Main Square at Uptown while DJ Naomi Nice from Girl on Wax will be spinning tunes on the Plaza.

DETAILS:
WHAT: Steve Nash Sports Club Uptown Grand Opening Celebration
WHERE: Uptown Shopping Centre, Level 4 Plaza
(Parking for the event is on Level 1)
B101-3561 Blanshard Street, Victoria BC
DATE: Saturday, January 24, 2015
TIME: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Ribbon Cutting with Dignitaries at 12:00 noon

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Twitter: @SNSC@kirkgroup
Facebook: facebook.com/stevenashfitnessclubs
YouTube: youtube.com/user/stevenashfitness

Contact The Kirk Group

Colleen Kirk – Principal, The Kirk Group
colleen@thekirkgroup.net
604-992-0838

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yWorld a New Vancouver Based Tech Company Launches Innovative Digital Conferencing Platform

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Vancouver-based yWorld is pleased to announce that they have developed an advanced state-of-the-art video conferencing platform, offering companies a seamless way to connect, collaborate and communicate.

yWorld is free and offers more than just your average video conferencing application. Features include six-way HD video conferencing, cloud storage with yCloud, shared document editing with yEdit, and a virtual whiteboard.

“This platform has the ability to meet all conferencing needs by eliminating unnecessary physical meetings and allowing users to share, create, collaborate and chat simultaneously with their contacts.” – Bayan Knight

Seeing the value and the future potential of yWorld’s technology, the company turned down an acquisition offer from another high profile company while in their alpha stage, and instead secured significant private funding to complete their first phase of development.

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The yWorld team is comprised of individuals dedicated to pushing the limits of social networking. The team is an eclectic group of professionals from every corner of the world, from South Africa to Canada. They’ve come together to build a community that connects professionals and spreads ideas anywhere in the world. The company is rapidly expanding with 28 employees and many new job openings in the horizon.

Transforming the time users spend online, yWorld is a productive and indispensable career-booster. We are very excited about this new initiative, with rapid company growth and many new job openings” yWorld founder Kehar Gill said in a statement.

About yWorld
Founded by Kehar Gill in 2011, yWorld is an online conferencing platform that focuses on collaboration. Being one of few WebRTC based platforms in Vancouver, offers free cloud storage, HD video chat capabilities and real-time document editing, allowing groups of people to work together efficiently. The Canadian company is based out of Vancouver and Surrey, B.C.

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Twitter: @yWorld
Facebook: facebook.com/YWorld
YouTube: youtube.com/user/yWorldMedia

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David Sancious reunites with the original members of the E Street Band to receive the Award for Musical Excellence at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony April 10th, 2014

World Renowned Keyboardist and Musician David  will be touring with Peter Gabriel on “Back to Front” Tour after recently touring with Sting and Paul Simon “On Stage Together”

David along with other members of the E Street Band will receive the Award for Musical Excellence at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, April 10, 2014 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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David Sancious, long-time solo keyboardist, guitarist and composer, is having an exceptionally busy year in 2014 touring with three of the most sought after musicians of our time.  He just completed touring with Sting and Paul Simon “On Stage Together” then is back out touring with Peter Gabriel throughout Europe in April and May. Peter Gabriel is also being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.

David joins Sting and Paul Simon, two of music’s most renowned and enduring artists who are performing “On Stage Together” throughout North America. For more information on the tour and tickets please visit sting.com.

David will then join the other original members of Peter Gabriel’s band again to tour throughout Europe on Peter Gabriel’s  “Back to Front” tour.  The tour begins in Frankfurt on April 14th and finishes in Berlin on May 14th. For more information and tickets please visit petergabriel.com.

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Capturing the attention of Bruce Springsteen in the seventies at a jam session in New Jersey, David’s career as a musician kicked off at the young age of seventeen. An original member of Bruce Springsteens’ beloved E Street Band David was invited to join a new band Bruce was forming. The group recorded three albums together and toured the country before David was offered a recording contract and left the band to form his own group Tone, where he would showcase his abilities as not only a sensational musician, but as an equally talented composer, producer and synthesist. David recorded multiple albums with Tone and the accomplishments of these albums led him to become one of the most talented and sought-after keyboardists in the industry.

David re-united with Bruce Springsteen and joined other musicians including Billy Joel, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Rufus Wainwright and Will.I.Am  at Sting’s sixtieth birthday to perform some of Stings most recognizable songs at New York’s Beacon Theatre.

The notable artist has since worked with many musicians including Eric Clapton, Seal, Aretha Franklin, Santana, Jeff Beck and many others. David has performed on more than fifty albums since his 1973 debut album “Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.” with Bruce Sprinstein and the E Street Band. The versatility of his sensational career has made it difficult to categorize his music.  David, however, considers his art a mixture of harmony and melody from the jazz and classical traditions combined with rhythms from the rock and R&B traditions. David is well respected by his peers, considered by many as a “musician’s musician”.

It can often be difficult to center oneself when surrounded by the stress and chaos of being an artist. Yet, somehow, David always manages to find his center and inner peace. At a mere ten years of age, he began his journey into the world of spirituality. David practices meditation and yoga.

David is touring with Sting and Paul Simon “On Stage Together” throughout North America until mid March then out again with Peter Gabriel’s tour “Back to Front” in April and May 2014 throughout Europe. 

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Website:  davidsancious.com
Twitter: @DavidSancious@officialsting@itspetergabriel@paulsimonmusic
YouTube: Behind the Scenes with David Sancious for Yamaha

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INTERVIEW WITH ELLIE HARVIE WHO PLAYS CANDACE / MRS. BUBKES ON YTV’S NEW SERIES ‘SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED’

Some Assembly Required is comprised of great characters, funny dialogue, hilarious situations, big physical comedy, and relationship-based stories with heart. The multi-camera show is shot in front of a live studio audience and premiered on YTV Monday, January 6.

Ellie Harvie is an award-winning Canadian actor and comedian. Her talent, wit and charisma, both on and off camera, have made her a favourite among fans. On Some Assembly Required, Ellie plays Candace Wheeler – a high-powered, ruthless executive, who doesn’t care who she runs over on the road to success. She also doesn’t care who she runs over on the road to Starbucks.

The Promotion People - Some Assembly Required Tell us about your characters on “Some Assembly Required”. 
I am the evil adult.

How long does it take for you to be transformed into Mrs. Bubkes? 
We have it down to 2.5 hours, although it started at 6!!!

Is it difficult to play two characters on this show?
It is actually really fun. While it appears I play 2 characters, I actually only play one character who is evil and sneaky enough to disguise herself as another person.

Do you have a favorite moment in your career thus far? 
Having John Aston kiss my arm as Morticia was pretty surreal!!

How is the experience of being the adult with the cast of young actors?
I love it. They keep me up on technology and social media….and sneakers.

What is the best advice that you could give a young actor wanting to get into the business? 
Start in theatre and focus on the work, not the fame.

What are you working on next? 
I have a couple of irons in the fire but have to wait and see if we are going again for a second season.

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You are often asked to host or be an MC of Award Shows, how do you prepare for these shows?
I am a pretty experienced stand up comic and improviser, that kind of transitions into MC. I am asked a lot to MC events and shows. I really like it. It is kind of my day job.

When did you know that you wanted to be an actor? 
I knew since as far back as I can remember. I loved great old comedies like Abbott and Costello and Ma and Pa Kettle, Francis the talking Mule, Get Smart, Petticoast Junction, Green Acres, Gilligans Island, Beverly Hillbillies and of course The Addams Family. I knew then I wanted to do what they were doing.

Do you find that you get a lot of support from the acting committee in Canada?
The acting community in Canada is very supportive and close. Any time I get a good job I get all kinds of cyber high fives from my friends across the country.

What are your hobbies? 
I am pretty handy. I am the tool person in the family. If something needs fixing or renovating – that my fun time. I also like to garden. Having a 6 year old only child so I am also into trampoline, baseball and camping and playing with lego.

 

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INTERVIEW WITH TRAVIS TURNER WHO PLAYS ASTER ON YTV’S NEW SERIES ‘SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED’

Some Assembly Required is comprised of great characters, funny dialogue, hilarious situations, big physical comedy, and relationship-based stories with heart. The multi-camera show is shot in front of a live studio audience and will be premiering on YTV Monday, January 6 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Travis Turner is regularly featured in television and films, most recently gathering a role as Aster Vanderberg on Some Assembly Required. His character Aster is creative, confident, and completely comfortable with who he is. He enjoys the finer things in life, and doesn’t understand why anyone would ever want anything less than the best.

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Tell us about your character.
Aster is the King of Swag. He is super into fashion and is in charger of the design of the toys. He likes people who look good and he likes to look good. He is fastidious and quick witted. He can be be quick to dish out some pretty funny liners. At times a bit sarcastic, but underneath his exterior he is a pretty nice guy, but don’t tell anyone.

What inspires your ambition?
I am inspired by life. My family, friends, and fans continue to inspire me daily. Movies and music of course too.

Favourite current hiphop artist?
Good question! Hard to say just one. Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and ASAP Rocky.

Your character gets to dress in some very creative outfits on “Some Assembly Required”, are you interested in fashion? Do you have any favorite designers or celebrity whose fashion you admire?
I really had to do my research on this character. I have never been really passionate about fashion. I related it to music though. If I hear something bad, its like nails on a chalkboard. I have to ask to change or leave the room. Aster is very much like that. If he doesn’t like your outfit he will let you know.

Since playing this role I have actually ganied a stronger love for fashion. He has influenced me to want to dress better. One celebrity comes to mind would be Justin Timberlake.

What is the most fun about being part of an ensemble cast?
I just love the positive energy. Everyone is unique and so talented. It is infectious.

Do you and your character Aster have anything in common?
Aster and I are both very blunt at times. We Make good first impression. We like looking good and people who look good. We have a sense of humor and have swag. We also are good at advice and a little wiser then we look.

Top 5 albums of all time?
Well way to many good albums I love! What comes to mind though is:

Eminem – Marshal Matters LP
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Californiacation
2pac – All Eyes On Me
The Beatles – The White Album
Radiohead – OK Computer

What do you enjoy most about acting?
I love performing it is so fun just being a character and living as if something is new every time.

Who would you most like to have the experience of acting with in the future?
Jim Carrey would be awesome.

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