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Coco Bean advances to the Quarter Finals for the Hollywood Bowl Concert

Coco Bean defeats his opponents and is set to win!

VOTE FOR COCO BEAN: https://openingact.radio.com/2021/coco-bean

Coco Bean, the alter-ego of award-winning singer, songwriter, actor, producer and filmmaker, Phil Elam, has skyrocketed above the other contestants and jumped to the quarter-finals for the chance to be the opening act at the Audacy’s annual Hollywood Bowl concert.

A thrilling lineup has been announced and Coco Bean is more determined than ever to have the chance to work with the incredible artists set to perform such as; Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Shawn Mendes and Doja Cat on October 23, 2021, at The Hollywood Bowl.

Coco Bean told us “Sharing the concert stage with such amazing acts is an opportunity that I won’t squander. Each one of these artists brings a unique voice to the international musical landscape.”

Coco Bean also brings his voice of uncompromising resilience, strength, compassion and an exceptional talent to the stage. He succeeded to first place in his group against an incredible number of other artists. He told us: “As I have always said and will always continue to say, I’m incredibly blessed by the voice and votes of all of you who are voting for me.”

In anticipation of being the victor, Coco Bean already has a spectacular performance planned. His outrageous stage presence promises to deliver a thrilling show, which will embody the spirit of Elton John in dazzling costumes and captivating piano performance. We asked Coco Bean how many costume changes can we expect. “At least 3 or 4” Coco Bean says, with a huge smile.

Coco Bean has a message for all of you reading this: “I am sending all my love for all of you, all over the world. I hope and pray to see you at The Hollywood Bowl in October.”

VOTE FOR COCO BEAN: https://openingact.radio.com/2021/coco-bean

EVERY VOTE COUNTS!

Listen to Coco Bean right here…

“The More You Know” by Jane Leo – Electrifying & Hypnotic Performance

Jane Leo returns with another impressive single:

Indie-rock band Jane Leo is back with their follow up single “The More You Know”. After an impressive debut release; “Tell Me (I’m on Your Mind), we have been eagerly waiting to see what this dynamic duo will create next.

Jane Leo was formed by Daniel Leopold and Jane Ellen Bryant a few years ago after both artists came to a crossroads in their personal careers. Jane Leo told us: “Everything felt revitalized through this new path. All projects started to flow authentically as soon as that happened. These songs capture our artistic and personal transformations.”

The band have received an enthusiastic response from old and new fans. After their first live performance this month, the excitement from both the fans and band was overwhelming and kept the band buzzing all night long.

Their newest release, “The More You Know”, poured out of Jane Leo at a particularly creative high point at the beginning of last year, just before the whole world changed. They told us: “It feels happy. Who knew we needed that?”

“The More You Know”

This emotive indie-rock ballad carries a mysterious and enticingly dreamy atmosphere. Jane’s expressive and seductive performance hypnotises listeners, while Daniel’s impressive guitar riffs electrify our senses.

The powerful musical composition evokes potent emotions within the listener. The contrast between the dynamic instrumental delivery and the hushed vocal performance cleverly complements the contrasting lyrical story.

An intriguing music video accompanies “The More You Know”, which incorporates engaging visual effects, sword fights and of course, Jane Leos signature finale, Daniel’s violent demise.

Watch the music video here:

“The More You Know” is an addictively fresh track with an unforgettably unique sound. Make sure to add “The More You Know” to your indie-rock music playlist. If you enjoy music from artists such as Lana Del Ray and Arctic Monkeys, then you will love Jane Leo.

What’s next for Jane Leo?

This talented band have many more musical treats in their vault. Make sure to follow them to keep up with their new releases and possible tour dates soon.

In the meantime, Jane Leo wants to say: “Thanks for being along for the ride.”

Follow and support this band here:

http://www.janeleo.com/

http://www.instagram.com/janeleo

https://www.facebook.com/janeleomusic

Coco Bean Set To Deliver A Spectacular Performance for the Hollywood Bowl Concert

Coco Bean Fights for First Place!

VOTE for COCO BEAN: https://openingact.radio.com/2021/coco-bean

The excitement is building as the final votes are being cast for the Audacy’s annual Hollywood Bowl concert in Los Angeles. We have been following Coco Bean, the stage alter-ego of Phil Elam, on his journey throughout the competition.

We managed to catch up with Phil as he was just getting off the film set for an upcoming Lifetime Movie. Even though he can’t say anything about the movie or his involvement, he says to make sure you have a warm snuggly blanket to curl up with when it’s released.

We asked Phil about his preparations for the opening act. If he wins this competition we know he will deliver an incredible performance. Phil told us: “It’s all about seeing it in detail, pulling elements from favourite concert performances and bringing them all together into a cohesive vision. That is the primary focus.”

He added: “If honoured to be the Hollywood Bowl concert opener, expect an imaginative and extravagant visual introduction that will dazzle and thrill the audience. This will be an experience that will set the tone for the rest of the night. Everyone will know that It’s-gonna-be-a-PARRTTTAAEEEEE!”

SURPRISE:

Not only is Phil a highly skilled and talented singer, songwriter and producer. But he also studied classical piano as a young child. Phil told us: “When people learn this the response is always like, “WWWHATTTTT!!??? My last live show was at Detroit’s intimate Marlene Bolls Theatre, in January 2020, right before Ms Corona showed up.” He added, “The show ended with the first original song I ever wrote on an upright piano. It was sooooo humbling to see everyone on their feet at the end.”

You can watch the YouTube video of this finale act from Coco Beans sold-out show, and get a taster of the powerful performance that Coco Bean will deliver to the audience should he win this competition.

The fact that Coco Bean will deliver a breathtaking performance is not the only reason to vote for him. He is also an artist at the forefront of charitable giving and has contributed many royalties to support different charities. He has told us: “Forgotten Harvest is a charity that I have worked with before. I will work with them again if I am honoured to win.”

So, VOTE for COCO BEAN! An incredible artist with a heart of gold who promises to deliver a spectacular performance!

Place your daily free vote through this link: https://openingact.radio.com/2021/coco-bean

“Cream Soda” by Deladap and Wolfgang Lohr – Ecstatic Swing Beats Deliver a Thrilling Track

The Dream Team are back with another showstopping track!

Vienna-based electronic dance music group, Deladap, headed by Stanislav Vana and renowned Berlin-based producer, Wolfgang Lohr from Electro Swing Thing have returned with their impressive new single, “Cream Soda”, a guaranteed club banger.

The dream team wouldn’t be complete without the captivating vocals of Hungarian singer, Melinda Stoika, who started her music career singing in her father’s band and with crooner Louie Austen in Viennas most prestigious jazz clubs and hotel bars. It wasn’t long before she became a household name and got to know Stanislav.

Deladap, headed by Stanislav, is an ever-evolving band that perceives itself as an electronic pop band that always has the same theme running through their music; life is beautiful. Music is beautiful. Dancing is beautiful.

Wolfgang is a prominent producer who has solidified his position in the electronic music scene since 2011. Before this, he spent 15 years as a singer, songwriter and trumpeter for the ska band “DaSKArtell”. Wolfgang explained to us: “the motto, ‘now more than ever,’ says it all. Electro Swing is what I’m all about right now, and this is the moment that everything is happening in that space. So, it’s just as much as I can do all the time, release after release, project after project.”

“Cream Soda”

“Cream Soda” opens with a foot-tapping, body shimmying, cheerful and upbeat melody. It immediately inspires listeners to head to the dance floor to revel in the liberating electro-swing beats.

Melinda’s delightfully seductive vocals deliver a sexy yet cute performance that bewitches listeners to sing a long with the anthemic chorus: “please put a cherry on the top, please put a cherry on the top. Put a cherry on the top”.

Multiple layers of instrumental and synthesised arrangements create an intensely impressive soundscape with differing levels which thrill and excite us into a state of ecstasy.

An entertaining music video accompanies “Cream Soda” that showcases impressive contortionist dancers who captivate viewers with their funky movements and fabulous style.

Watch the music video here…

This is the perfect new song to add to your electro-swing playlist. If you enjoy artists such as Caravan Palace and Parov Stelar, then you will love Deladap and Wolfgang Lohr.

Follow and support these artists here:

Deladap:

http://www.deladap.com

https://www.fb.com/deladap.official

https://www.instagram.com/deladapofficial

http://bit.ly/2NtUrbK

Wolfgang Lohr:

https://www.instagram.com/wolfganglohr

https://www.youtube.com/wolfganglohr

https://www.fb.com/wolfganglohr

Melinda Stoika:

https://www.melindastoika.com

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“Chipolte” by JusClide – A Captivating and Hypnotic New Release

Meet JusClide:

LA-based singer, songwriter and producer, JusClide has released his newest single of the year, “Chipolte”, an intense and captivating trip-hop track.

JusClide moved to LA in 2017 to pursue a career in music production. Along his way, he learned from some of the best, including Louis Bell who has represented some of the biggest names in the industry.

His newest release, “Chipolte”, is partially self biographical and is an impressive composition that showcases an exciting display of talent.

Chipolte:

“Chipolte” instantly lures listeners into a thick textured soundscape with dreamy electronic beats and deep subwoofers. The downtempo vibe of this track is both chilled and agitated, evoking an array of deep emotions within the listener.

JusClide’s intimate wordplay offers a poetic insight into an unknown world of his creation. His rhythmic verses deliver an impressive and unique style that is both inspiring and enthralling.

An impactful and sombre music video accompanies this song, incorporating trippy visual effects to complement the auditory stimulation. JusClide’s performance, both vocally and theatrically, is deeply moving and leaves a lasting impression.

With a beautiful balance between raw expression and refined musical artistry, “Chipolte” is the perfect new addition to your trip-hop playlist. If you enjoy music from artists such as; Jack Harlow and G-Eazy, then you will love JusClide.

Watch the music video for “Chipolte” here…

What’s next for JusClide:

JusClide will continue to refine his own music as well as engineering music for others. Make sure to follow him on social media to keep an eye on what this impressive artist will do next.

In the meantime, JusClide has a message for all his listeners: “Never give up hope and keep chasing your dreams. Come and join me as I follow mine.”

Follow and support this artist here: 

https://www.instagram.com/jusclide/

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=JusClide

“About Me” by BFM Cooley is set to release September 9th featuring EST Gee

New Release “About Me” dropping September 9th:

Florida rising rap artist, BFM Cooley is making noise in his local scene of Palm Beach. His highly anticipated, headbanging track titled “About Me” is dropping on September 9th. The release also features rap artist, “EST Gee”. With over 230K YouTube subscribers and a climbing 6 million views on his most recent video, fans are raving about the collaboration. There is an overall buzz about this release, claiming it’s a “certified club banger”.

Cooley and EST Gee are projected to do numbers across the board. Due to their marketable image and social media influence, this release is expected to skyrocket. On BFM Cooley’s side of the spectrum, his song “Ice” featuring Meek Mill artist “Tafia” strengthened the artist’s musical palette. Beyond the digital streaming platforms, his overall catalogue includes nothing but heavy hitters fit for everyone’s playlist.

While steadily beating out the competition, there appears to be an overall consensus that this track will further solidify Cooley’s presence in the rap industry. The young rap mogul recently performed in Miami. He was later seen with the popular music group “MouyeGang Music Inc” shutting down the scene. Sources say his stage presence alone kept the crowd engaged so much that the DJ was compelled to put his song on repeat afterwards.

Both EST Gee and Cooley have the potential to take over the Florida music scene and beyond with this single. On September 9th the world will be able to access “About Me”; tuning their ears to real authentic trap. If you enjoy artists such as Gucci Mane or Kodak Black, then BFM Cooley will fit perfectly on your rap playlist.

Follow and support this artist here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8TA46Q7fBEoLlB-WZurXRA

Coco Bean for Audacy’s annual Hollywood Bowl Concert Opening Act.

Coco Bean is for the People!

The annual Audacy’s concert at the Hollywood Bowl is gearing up for another showstopping spectacular and the votes are being cast for the opening act. Coco Bean, the spunky alter-ego of award-winning singer, songwriter, actor, filmmaker and producer Phil Elam is already down to the last 10 contestants, and we are excitedly anticipating his success for the opening act.

VOTE FOR COCO BEAN!

Cast your vote for Coco Bean by clicking here for your free daily vote: https://theopenact.com/2021/coco-bean

Here’s a taster of what Coco Bean will be offering on stage…

We sat down with Coco Bean aka Phil Elam to talk about this exciting opportunity and why he is the perfect choice.

Q: How do feel about qualifying in the Top 10 contestants for the annual Audacy’s Hollywood Bowl concert opening act?

CB: I’m here only because of the people who voted. On the last day of the Top-10 finals, I was out of the running at unlucky #13 — Yikes! I knew I couldn’t pull it out alone so I reached out and asked for help. At the cut off THE PEOPLE moved me all the way from #13 up to Lucky #7! (#7 is my favourite number, btw). So, how do I feel? I feel like hugging EVERRRRYBODDDYY! I am so thankful and blessed.

Q: Have you always wanted to perform at the Hollywood Bowl?

CB: In a word……YAZZZZZZZ!!!! Like so many things, you dream about stuff like that. Performing at The Hollywood Bowl is right up there with having dinner at Buckingham Palace and getting to pick the menu. But then again, isn’t that what life should always be about; daring to dream a dream and dreaming that it will one day come true.

Q: What kind of performance should the audience expect to see from Coco Bean if you win?

CB: I am a huge fan of legendary performers like Elton John, Bob Seger and Prince for their musicianship. Also, I can’t get enough of the theatrical production of performers like David Bowie & Lady Gaga. But what is most important is making sure that everyone walks away feeling like they had an incredible time. As Dr Maya Angelou said: “people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Q: What makes you the best choice for the Hollywood Bows opening act?

CB: I am the best choice for this honour because no one else will dedicate the results of this opportunity to the service of others like I will! Because no one else will give the audience a better show than I will and I will be the only one who will thank EVERYONE who voted for me by listing their name on a video screen on stage!

Q: The winner will receive $10,000. What would you do with this money?

CB: I would definitely give a chunk of it to charity. Particularly to those people who are still suffering devastation from the Corona Virus pandemic. So many people are still struggling to eat, find housing, etc. I HAVE TO GIVE BACK if honoured to receive $10,000.

Q: What do you have to say to the voters?

CB: First of all, thank you so much to everyone who has voted for me so far. We are almost home. But we have a little more road to travel together before we get there. I am already grateful to you and I will continue to be forever grateful if you walk with me a little longer. I dedicate my art and my heart to being of service. I pray that what I create and share will find a safe space with you. Because I always hold a safe space for you in my heart.

Click this link to vote for Coco Bean: https://theopenact.com/2021/coco-bean

FUN! by KING BABY – An Electrifying Pop Punk Banger!

Meet KING BABY:

Singer, songwriter and musician KING BABY has just released his debut single “FUN!”. We are already huge fans of this new up and coming pop-punk artist, who is ready to take the music industry by storm.

Growing up in the San Francisco bay area KING BABY was heavily influenced by pop-punk and hip-hop. He picked up the drums at an early age and played alongside his brother and father in his father’s church.

He told us: “in my dad’s church when I was completely alone I would pretend I was performing to thousands of people. KING BABY is 100% that kid. I was and still am trying to live out his dreams and finally live up to my potential as an artist.”

His debut single “FUN!” is a thrilling first release that showcases a talented artist who is sure to impress and delight listeners.

FUN!

A fierce melody kicks in from the introduction and KING immediately grabs our undivided attention with fascinating wordplay spitting out like a fiery and unstoppable volcano.

The song gradually builds to an explosive and anthemic chorus that summons us to jump up and shout at the top of our lungs, “wasting away, looks like I haven’t slept in days. I’m always chasing a wave, hope I don’t get swept away.”

FUN! sends you back to the early day excitement of pop-punk. With its high energy and bouncy rhythm, it’s impossible to resist grabbing your friend’s hand and running to the dance floor to revel in the frenzy!

As the title states, this song is definitely FUN! If you enjoy music from artists such as; Machine Gun Kelly and KennyHoopla, then KING BABY will fit perfectly on your pop-punk playlist.

PLAT IT, LIKE IT, SHARE IT!

Follow and support this artist here:

https://www.instagram.com/theekingbaby/

https://twitter.com/theekingbaby

COCO BEAN – TOP15 FINALIST FOR Hollywood Bowl CONCERT OPENER

COCO BEAN for Hollywood Bowl Concert:

COCO BEAN, the intrepid alter ego of award-winning artist, Phil Elam, is in the Top-15 contenders, who are running for the esteemed opportunity, to be the concert opener at the famed Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. This contest is being presented by Audacy who was formerly known as Radio.com.

COCO BEAN would be joining an exciting cast list of other household names such as; Billie Ellish, Lizzo and Taylor Swift, just to name a few.

We spoke with Phil Elam, aka Coco Bean, about this opportunity. He told us: “To win the honour to open at such a historic venue would be incredible,” said Coco Bean. “But what drew me to this contest was Audacy working in conjunction with The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. There are so many people in our society who are working daily, to raise awareness and knowledge to bring suicide prevention policies in place, that will save lives. If there is an opportunity to get involved on some level that will help make a difference and possibly save someone, sign me up.”

Along with being an acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, actor and filmmaker, Phil Elam is also a formidable charity worker. He believes we all have a responsibility to our community and that we must help each other to improve our society as a whole.

Coco Beans musical triumphs:

COCO BEAN exploded onto the scene with his debut single, “My Name Is Coco Bean” in March of this year. This track hit the Top-10 on numerous Spotify Playlists with artists such as; Drake, Glass Animals, Justin Bieber, Billie Ellish, Dua Lipa and others.

His follow up single and latest release, “Pimp Stick”, debuted at #1 on no less than 12 Spotify playlists with other artists such as; The Weeknd, Doja Cat, 21 Pilots and more.

Elam (aka Coco Bean) is no stranger to the concert stage and has opened for national acts like Nelly and Village People….. yes the iconic Village People! He promises to deliver a thrilling and highly entertaining show that will leave the audience breathless and begging for more.

Vote for Coco Bean:

Cast your vote for this incredible artist by clicking the link below and vote for COCO BEAN!

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EVERY VOTE COUNTS!

“Die For It” The Newest Single & Music Video from Belly, The Weekend & Nas

Belly, The Weeknd and Nas collaborated on a new music video for the single “Die for It.” The track is showcased on Belly’s new album See You Next Wednesday, which is out now. The impressive music video was directed by James Lareese, make sure to check it out here…

The album See You Next Wednesday also features another collaboration with The Weekend in the track “Better Believe” along with hip-hop artist Young Thug. Other guests on the album include Gunna, Big Sean, and Lil Uzi Vert.

Meanwhile, The Weeknd recently told Billboard that his follow-up to After Hours is ready to drop. He released his newest track “Take My Breath” at the start of August, which, coincidentally was the same week Nas landed his newest album King’s Disease II.