Phil Elam

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!

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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

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.

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The Major Buzz on Coco Bean and his Infectious new release: Pimp Stick

Meet Coco Bean:

Coco Bean is back with his second release “Pimp Stick”, from his sonic trilogy, which set to be another smash hit. Coco Bean is the alter ego of the award-winning, multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer and filmmaker, Phil Elam.

In March of this year, Coco Bean burst on the scenes with his debut single, “My Name is Coco Bean”. This song was a bold introduction to the fiercely independent spirit of Coco Bean. His unapologetic and triumphant attitude has connected with many new fans.

His message is clear and declares to the world that we must be proud of ourselves, no matter who we are, or where we are from. It’s no wonder his debut release has already reached over 100k streams on Spotify.

Now, his newest single, “Pimp Stick” is already gaining serious momentum and many playlists are debuting the track at #1! The music video is currently in pre-production and is expected to be an incredible visual experience.

This entertaining track calls for everyone to put up their Pimp Stick! Coco Bean told us: “everyone has a pimp stick, it’s that rod of strength which is buried deep within all of us. Your Pimp Stick is that courage you have that keeps you stepping forward when everything around you is trying to tell you to give up.”

So, the next time you are faced with adversity, prejudice, ignorance or any other type of discrimination, put up your pimp stick!

Pimp Stick:

“Pimp Stick” opens with a highly humorous narrative that creates a light-hearted atmosphere and a vivid image of Coco Bean with his 24-carat pimp stick.

In true Coco Bean style, this song has a tongue in cheek, comedic streak to it. This is emphasised by catchy, witty lyrics and amusing sound effects. It’s virtually impossible to resist the temptation to sing along with Coco Bean’s anthemic chorus when he sings: “put up your pimp stick!”

The blend of uber melodic old skool hip hop vibes and electronic dance music make this track completely infectious and unforgettable. It is the perfect summer jam to add to your party playlist. Not only does it thrill listeners but, more importantly, it encourages people to find their inner strength and stand up for what is right.

This track will easily fascinate and delight any listener. If you enjoy music from artists such as Eminem and Drake then Coco Bean will fit perfectly on your party playlist.

What’s next for Phil Elam & his alter ego Coco Bean?

It seems that there is no end to Phil’s talents and there are many other exciting projects to be revealed. Firstly, he will be co-hosting the 5th Annual, I See You Awards in August with the creator, Terri Lee, from CBS News Radio, WWJ.

The award ceremony returns to the landmark Emagine Theatre in Royal Oak, Michigan this year, to celebrate independent filmmakers. Phil has won 5 trophies with the multi-award-winning short film, Swing Low, directed by the highly talented Marvin Towns, Jr. Awards include Best Actor, Best Short Film and Best Director.

He is also currently filming a new web series pilot. This project is connected with the female director writing team of Robbie Barnes-Kyriakides and Nonie Shiverick. Phil has told us: “Robbie & Nonie are exciting visionaries. I can’t wait for you to see what they are doing.”

Finally, we have discovered that Phil has signed an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) for a feature film, which he would neither confirm nor deny… His lips were sealed tighter than a preacher’s wife girdle after a summer ice cream social. We cannot wait to see what this master of the arts will delight us with next.

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Escape into party bliss with Phil Elam’s “Rodeo Boys”!

Phil Elam is a multi-talented award-winning musician and filmmaker from Detroit, Michigan. Elam has had a love and passion for music and movies for as long as he can remember.

As a young boy growing up in Detroit he encountered numerous violent situations, where he got his “ass” handed to him. Thankfully Elam could always find comfort in his private world of music and movies.

What does Elam love about his art? The ability to forget your worries and troubles and momentarily escape into euphoric musical bliss.

Elam has a fantastic way of activating this escapism with his music and “Rodeo Boys” is all about joyous, carefree celebration, and the liberating feeling of unconditional love.

I enjoy the song’s intro of cowboy sound effects which amuses and intrigues the listener. As the song develops we discover multiple combined musical layers of big synthesizers and intense bass beats, which create a diverse soundscape.

This song is extremely entertaining and I appreciate the humorous lyrics such as; “If you want a Rodeo boy, rise up jump for joy, if you want this Rodeo Boy, tie me up I’ll be your toy!”

Elam also has another passion, and one of his main goals is to help society advance in a co-operative and positive manner through charitable giving. He is already turning this goal into reality by donating profit from two hit singles to charitable funds.

If you enjoy music from artists such as Drake and Justin Bieber, then Phil Elam will fit perfectly on your playlist.

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Phil’s Elam’s “The Electric Glide” is bursting with excitement!

When Phil Elam received the news that he had been offered a role in an upcoming feature film he was buzzing with uncontrolled exhilaration, who wouldn’t… right? Excitement bubbling out of him he wrote “The Electric Glide”.

As I listen to this song I can easily hear the excitement bursting out, it is filled with feel-good, carefree energy, and I am swept up by this contagious enthusiasm.

The song combines different styles of 80’s sounds, blended with more modern Hip-Hop, and splashes of EDM for that unique and impressive soundscape, which seems to be a key force in Elam’s music.

With high-energy and groovy vibes, listeners will be drawn to the dance floor to join in Elam’s joyous celebration! 

Music influences us in so many different ways and Elam is applying his art to create positive change within the society through his charitbale work.

After the success of two hit singles “Love is Louder” and “With You All the Way”, he kindly donated the songs profits to “The Tree of Life Synagogue” in Pittsburg, after a tragic shooting, and to “Forgotten Harvest” as food relief aid for those affected by COVID-19. 

This sort of generous action is much needed within our society, and it is Elam’s hope to help move our communities forward in a united, positive manner.

If you enjoy music from artists such as Drake and Justin Bieber then Phil Elam will fit perfectly on your playlist. 

Support this artist and follow him on social media at https://www.instagram.com/philelam/