Hey Everyone! Welcome to the second article of One On One. This time I got the chance to interview the amazingly talented Bria Kelly. Bria was born in Smithfield, Virgina and was discovered off of Youtube. She's a 16 year old who's dream is to become a singer. She was one of the top 10, voted by people off Youtube, to represent America on America's Got Talent. She made it through a few rounds, but sadly didn't make it to the end. She was a semi-finalist on America's Got Talent, making it no further. She's an amazing person, and she's a reminder that dreams, are always possible. Here's how the interview went down:
Moritz: When did you first realize music is what you wanted to do with your life?
Bria: I started singing the national anthem when I was 11 and I noticed people
really liked my voice. They said it gave them chills and goosebumps when
they heard me sing.
Moritz: What was the first step you made to acheiving your dream?
Bria: I joined a dancing/singing group after that, but the emphasis was all on the dancing and not on the singing so I left. I formed my first band "The Bria Kelly Band", and we played our state fair and some
other gigs. After that, I formed another band called CoastLand - but the
other band members pretty much wanted to play classic rock, and I wanted to
do a much wider variety of music, so I am with my third band now - "Bria
Kelly and Friends" - we play everything from Ray Charles to Bonnie Raitt to
John Mayer to Maroon 5. It's great and all the musicians are superb and we
all think alike in our musical goals and tastes.
Moritz: What is your ultimate goal with your career? (music)
Bria: I would like to be someone who makes a comfortable living with music, but
not so much that I am always on the road or that I can't walk down the
street without being mobbed.
Moritz: Lastly, what people of advice would you give to other aspiring musicians?
Bria: My advice to other musicians is to use EVERY avenue to get and keep your
music "out there" for people to see and hear. Rejection is everywhere - get used to it - but someday, somewhere, a door will open if you keep at it and don't give up.
There you go, the article with Bria. Hope you liked it, and let me know what you thought of it. Here's the link to her page in case you were wondering. http://briakelly.com/briakelly.com/Home.html