Annual Musician Mash-up 2018 to be Held September 1 at the Grafton House of Blues Starting at 3 pm

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For Immediate Release (Grafton, WI)

Media Inquiries:  Contact angie@ozaukeetalent.com

Annual Musician Mash-up 2018

Mission:  A musician networking event that raises awareness about the unique challenges musicians face with the goal of creating more opportunities in Ozaukee County for musicians to be featured,  paid adequately and to improve their quality of life.

Founded by Angie Mack Reilly of Ozaukee Talent.  Organized by William Baxter of The Science Project and Ramatik Records and Angie Mack Reilly (also an internationally known Paramount Records/Music historian).  See Angie and Paramount Records 

Why:  There are not enough income earning opportunities for musicians and singers in Ozaukee County.   There is not enough funding for musicians and arts organizations, particularly in Grafton, WI.   And there should be, considering Grafton’s music history.  Many musicians in Ozaukee County are living in or near poverty, do not have adequate health, dental or mental healthcare.  The goal is to unite, inspire and empower local musicians to raise awareness and to convince businesses and organizations to financially support a music scene in Grafton, WI.

When:  To be held in conjunction with the Paramount Music Festival at the Grafton House of Blues. .  Open Jam Session begins at 3pm on Saturday September 1st.  Address is 1701  11th Ave.  RSVP would be appreciated:  angie@ozaukeetalent.com

Where:  Located 2 blocks northwest of the Mississippi Blues Trail Historical Marker, former 78 record pressing plant and recording studio where blues legends such as Son House, Charlie Patton and Skip James recorded.  Angie Mack Reilly was the person who successfully pitched the concept of an annual blues festival (aka the Paramount Blues Festival), the first “Blues in the Schools” program in Grafton featuring Michael “Hawkeye” Herman, the music-themed downtown development in the heart of Grafton and the filming of a Paramount Records segment on PBS History Detectives to name a few.

ANGIE AND PARAMOUNT RECORDS

What:  An informal weekend of musician jams, mixed genres, improvisation, songwriting, jam bands, free verse and anything else that moves about creatively, freely and fluidly.  Some of the best music and collaborative ideas come in an informal and improvisational setting.  Unfortunately, those times are rare and often unrecorded.  That is why we are hoping to create a comfortable and safe environment that encourages and inspires innovative thought.

Who:  All levels of musicianship are welcome. Ideas are welcome. Free admission for musicians and their significant others.  This is a kid-free event.  Musicians, bring your gear and whatever you like to drink.  Bring your merch if you have it!  Must be 18 or older.  Underage drinking is not allowed and musicians will be asked to show their driver’s license as ID.  Musicians coming may pitch a tent in the yard on Saturday night.

Marketing Hashtags: #keepitunderground #paramountrecords #musicianmashup and #kiu (keep it underground) #williambaxter #thescienceproject #franklinandfriends

Coming Soon!   #KIU product line to help fund events that financially benefit musicians

Donations:  People who care about the well-being of musicians and the cultural offerings in Ozaukee County are encouraged to donate.  Ozaukee Talent is a fiscal receiver through Arts Wisconsin.  Suggested amount:  $10/mo. or $50.

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One lesson. One song. One event at a time. Ozaukee Talent is a training and networking facility for people of all ages wanting to advance in the arts. Ozaukee Talent was founded by longtime arts leader Angie Mack in 2016. Ozaukee Talent provides private music and acting lessons, contracted event marketing, contracted arts project management, consulting, arts public speaking and performing, hosts musical events, workshops and classes in the arts. Contact: Ozaukee Talent 1701 11th Ave. Grafton WI 53024 angie@ozaukeetalent.com 262.309.4112 Follow @ozaukeetalent on Instagram and Facebook. Tax deductible donations for Ozaukee Talent through Create Wisconsin, Inc. Venmo: @ozaukeetalent PayPal: angie@ozaukeetalent.com
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10-10-10 Open Mic: Round #2

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One lesson. One song. One event at a time. Ozaukee Talent is a training and networking facility for people of all ages wanting to advance in the arts. Ozaukee Talent was founded by longtime arts leader Angie Mack in 2016. Ozaukee Talent provides private music and acting lessons, contracted event marketing, contracted arts project management, consulting, arts public speaking and performing, hosts musical events, workshops and classes in the arts. Contact: Ozaukee Talent 1701 11th Ave. Grafton WI 53024 angie@ozaukeetalent.com 262.309.4112 Follow @ozaukeetalent on Instagram and Facebook. Tax deductible donations for Ozaukee Talent through Create Wisconsin, Inc. Venmo: @ozaukeetalent PayPal: angie@ozaukeetalent.com
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Demetra in a pink and white sweatshirt and backwards white hat

Best of Blueburg 2017 and People’s Choice Award Winner to Perform During Cedarburg’s Winter Fest

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CEDARBURG, WI

by Angie Mack Reilly

Demetra.  Franklin.  Lizzy.  Redemption Pear. 

These are just some of the acts that will be performing inside the Cedar Creek Settlement (kiddie corner from Maxwell’s and about 1/2 block north of Tomasos) during Cedarburg’s Winter Fest.

“Demetra” won Cedarburg’s “Best of Blueburg 2017” as well as the “People’s Choice Award”.  She is an up and coming singer/songwriter with authentic lyrics, a passionate singing voice and superb guitar skills.   Demetra will be performing from noon to one on Sunday February 18th.   Her performance is free and open to the public.  The performance will be held inside the main lobby of the Cedar Creek Settlement.

Demetra will be one of several acts performing on behalf of Ozaukee Talent over the weekend .

Come in from the cold at the Shops of Cedar Creek Settlement during Cedarburg’s 44th Annual Winter Festival, February 17 & 18 in Historic Cedarburg.  This year’s theme is Super Heroes, giving costumed bed race teams and creative ice carver’s lots of heroic characters who fight crime, protect the public and battle super villains to portray.  Inside the Settlement buildings there will be live music and free food sampling in several shops.   The Settlement is also a good place to shop while thawing out after cheering on the Verlo Bed Races (1:30 Sat.) following the Winter Festival Parade at 1:00.

The Settlement will feature the songs and musical skills of several members of Ozaukee Talent, both days.  The various singers and musicians are guaranteed to bring a smile and great entertainment on the Settlement’s main floor from 1:30-4:30 Saturday and 12:00-3:00 Sunday.  

 

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One lesson. One song. One event at a time. Ozaukee Talent is a training and networking facility for people of all ages wanting to advance in the arts. Ozaukee Talent was founded by longtime arts leader Angie Mack in 2016. Ozaukee Talent provides private music and acting lessons, contracted event marketing, contracted arts project management, consulting, arts public speaking and performing, hosts musical events, workshops and classes in the arts. Contact: Ozaukee Talent 1701 11th Ave. Grafton WI 53024 angie@ozaukeetalent.com 262.309.4112 Follow @ozaukeetalent on Instagram and Facebook. Tax deductible donations for Ozaukee Talent through Create Wisconsin, Inc. Venmo: @ozaukeetalent PayPal: angie@ozaukeetalent.com
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That Makes TWO 1st Place Winners of The Annual “Best of Blueburg Cafe” Music Competition in Cedarburg!

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Ozaukee Talent is pleased to announce that a SECOND private music student of Angie Mack Reilly has won the Annual Blueburg Cafe Music Competition at the Cedarburg Cultural Center.

Elizabeth Kashinn, age 14, performed Ed Sheeran’s song, “Tenerife Sea” on guitar for her first number.  Twelve finalists were selected from a large pool of performers who participated in the monthly open mics.   Of those twelve, Elizabeth won FIRST PLACE. Last year, Elizabeth won the “People’s Choice Award”.

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Another long-time private music student of Mack Reilly , Stephanie Erin Brill, won the prestigious “First Place” and “People’s Choice Award” in January of 2015.

Brill has also been “Master of Ceremonies” for the event for the past few years.  Here she is performing her original song, “Little Bird” at Summerfest.

Ozaukee Talent is located on the 3rd floor of the North Shore Academy of the Arts building, 1111 Broad Street in Grafton.  She can be contacted at angie@ozaukeetalent.com or 262.309.4112

Music Producer, Director, Performer, Coach Angie Mack Reilly

Blues Educator and Ozaukee Talent founder, Angie Mack Reilly

Angie Mack Reilly, founder of Ozaukee Talent, has been teaching, performing and directing in Ozaukee County for over 18 years.  Former students have gone on to be leads at The Milwaukee Rep, First Stage Children’s Theater, Schauer Center, North Shore Academy of the Arts and The Fireside theaters.  Others have gone on to some of the best music and theater schools in the country such as Pace University and NYU Steinhardt. She has coached several performers into the Kids from Wisconsin traveling music group and vocal winners into former “Ozaukee Idol” competitions.  She is the producer and musical director for the North Shore Academy of the Art’s DISNEY’S THE LION KING which will be performed at the Cedarburg Performing Arts Center.  More info….. 

 

 

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One lesson. One song. One event at a time. Ozaukee Talent is a training and networking facility for people of all ages wanting to advance in the arts. Ozaukee Talent was founded by longtime arts leader Angie Mack in 2016. Ozaukee Talent provides private music and acting lessons, contracted event marketing, contracted arts project management, consulting, arts public speaking and performing, hosts musical events, workshops and classes in the arts. Contact: Ozaukee Talent 1701 11th Ave. Grafton WI 53024 angie@ozaukeetalent.com 262.309.4112 Follow @ozaukeetalent on Instagram and Facebook. Tax deductible donations for Ozaukee Talent through Create Wisconsin, Inc. Venmo: @ozaukeetalent PayPal: angie@ozaukeetalent.com
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Hip Hop Songwriting Dad from Grafton

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OZAUKEE TALENT REVIEW

September 20, 2016

by Angie Mack Reilly 

I was pleasantly surprised by the level of talent that came out to the Ozaukee Talent 10-10-10 Open Mic on September 18th.  One of those pleasant surprises was a “daddy-daughter duo” that captured the hearts of the audience members.  The event was streamed live on Facebook for the first time as people from all over the world watched.

Going by the stage name “Robert Alan” or “Karmatic”, Robert is your average family guy who works at a machining company in Saukville and manages a busy household with his fiance in Grafton.  Robert is a producer and songwriter who graduated from Port Washington High School.  He is self-taught.

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When Robert has a few moments to himself, he works in his home recording studio intended for his creative projects.  One of those creative projects is his newest album, KARMATIC, which is a series of eleven hip-hop (or pop) songs that deal with the theme of family.

Robert and his daughter performed his original, “As I Watch You Grow” which is an endearing song about watching his children grow up.   In all honesty, it was one of the most precious performances that I have ever seen.   His daughter got all dressed up for the event and his fiance came out with young children in a stroller to support him.  Robert thanks his fiance “Lisa” for the “countless hours, days, weeks, months and eventually years” it took for him to produce the album.

The song, “As I Watch You Grow” begins with young children crying behind a synthesized drum beat.  The lyrics begin,

As I watch you grow

you’re everything that I’ve dreamed of 

You look at me like I am so strong

So I’ll do all that I can….

The lyrics are authentically honest.  For example, he admits:

Discipline is a must, though

so I’m sorry if I yell

Just trying to do what is best for you

so you can excel

but sometimes all the stress gets the best of us all

I try to keep it together but then I fly off the wall

Robert’s lyrical style reminds me a little bit of Eminem.  Although I doubt that he will ever be as big as Eminem, I especially appreciate the lyrics, family-oriented themes and vocal melodies of his music.  This is his hobby.

Take a moment to LIKE HIS FACEBOOK PAGE

To obtain his CD or to book him for a birthday party (which is what I recommend), contact Karmaticmusic@yahoo.com

Purchase a CD.  Help a hard-working, hip-hop songwriting dad out.  Hopefully he will perform again for the next Open Mic!

The next 10-10-10 Open Mic is Sunday November 6th from 4 to 6 pm.  Email angie@ozaukeetalent.com if you would like to perform a 10 minute set.  We will be Live Streaming again on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

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One lesson. One song. One event at a time. Ozaukee Talent is a training and networking facility for people of all ages wanting to advance in the arts. Ozaukee Talent was founded by longtime arts leader Angie Mack in 2016. Ozaukee Talent provides private music and acting lessons, contracted event marketing, contracted arts project management, consulting, arts public speaking and performing, hosts musical events, workshops and classes in the arts. Contact: Ozaukee Talent 1701 11th Ave. Grafton WI 53024 angie@ozaukeetalent.com 262.309.4112 Follow @ozaukeetalent on Instagram and Facebook. Tax deductible donations for Ozaukee Talent through Create Wisconsin, Inc. Venmo: @ozaukeetalent PayPal: angie@ozaukeetalent.com
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UPCOMING EVENTS @ozaukeetalent

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UPCOMING EVENTS

8/21 VOCAL WORKSHOP  $20  50% off for giving a rating and/or writing a review on my OZAUKEE TALENT FACEBOOK page or on Google.  Ratings, reviews, testimonials, etc…really help my business!  🙂  So thank you!

8/22  North Shore Academy of the Arts Jr. Stagekids Present “Disney’s Jungle Book” at 5pm.  Donations accepted at the door for admission!  1111 Broad Street in Grafton.

8/29  NSAA Jr. Stagekids Willy Wonka Auditions 4pm.  Must register through the NSAA website in advance.  (For ages 6 to 11 and directed by Angie Mack Reilly of Ozaukee Talent) 1111 Broad Street in Grafton.

9/1 Fall Semester for Private Lessons begins and September payment is due

9/7 FALL OPEN MUSIC LAB begins Wednesdays 10:30 to 11:30 for Pre-K and Kindergarten

9/9 Ozaukee Talent Youth Choir begins 4:30 to 5:30 Fridays (ages 9 through high school)

9/18 “10-10-10” Open Mic starting at 4pm  PROMO VIDEO FOR EVENT 

SCHOOL’S OUT!  ACT OUT!   Sign up for “off days” in your school district

10/23 GUITAR WORKSHOP with Alex Wilson (strongly recommended for all of my guitar students).  Alex has been awarded multiple times by the WISCONSIN  AREA MUSIC INDUSTRY as one of the top guitarists in the state.  Only $20!

11/6 “10-10-10” Open Mic

12/11 “Caroling In the Community” 4pm FREE

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One lesson. One song. One event at a time. Ozaukee Talent is a training and networking facility for people of all ages wanting to advance in the arts. Ozaukee Talent was founded by longtime arts leader Angie Mack in 2016. Ozaukee Talent provides private music and acting lessons, contracted event marketing, contracted arts project management, consulting, arts public speaking and performing, hosts musical events, workshops and classes in the arts. Contact: Ozaukee Talent 1701 11th Ave. Grafton WI 53024 angie@ozaukeetalent.com 262.309.4112 Follow @ozaukeetalent on Instagram and Facebook. Tax deductible donations for Ozaukee Talent through Create Wisconsin, Inc. Venmo: @ozaukeetalent PayPal: angie@ozaukeetalent.com
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Musicians Wanted

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One lesson. One song. One event at a time. Ozaukee Talent is a training and networking facility for people of all ages wanting to advance in the arts. Ozaukee Talent was founded by longtime arts leader Angie Mack in 2016. Ozaukee Talent provides private music and acting lessons, contracted event marketing, contracted arts project management, consulting, arts public speaking and performing, hosts musical events, workshops and classes in the arts. Contact: Ozaukee Talent 1701 11th Ave. Grafton WI 53024 angie@ozaukeetalent.com 262.309.4112 Follow @ozaukeetalent on Instagram and Facebook. Tax deductible donations for Ozaukee Talent through Create Wisconsin, Inc. Venmo: @ozaukeetalent PayPal: angie@ozaukeetalent.com
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Fresh Musical Talent Featured at 10-10-10 Open Mic

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June 14, 2016

by Ozaukee Talent founder, Angie Mack Reilly angie@ozaukeetalent.com

On Sunday June 26 at 4pm, Ozaukee Talent will be hosting its first “10-10-10 Open Mic” at 1111 Broad Street in Grafton.  Ten acts will perform for ten minute each; giving the audience a sneak peak at fresh new local talent including “Hey Captain Knight” from this YouTube video.

Event coordinator, Angie Mack Reilly, is an internationally known Paramount Records educator who thinks that Grafton, WI needs to have a strong music scene.  “Many people don’t realize that the music recorded in Grafton, WI in the 1920s and 30s  just won a 2016 Grammy Award.  Jack White’s music preservation project, ‘The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records Volume 2’ competed against compilation projects by the Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones.”

Mack Reilly has met tourists from Russia, France, Japan, The United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, New York City and more who have come to Grafton to check out the music scene.  “Grafton needs a music scene.  Period.  The world is watching.  I am hoping to drag the talented musicians that I know are in this area out of the woodwork.  It has been my experience with 18 years in the music industry that musicians can often struggle with things like confidence and promoting themselves.  As a long-time music director and teacher, it is my passion to help draw some of these musicians out.  I am expecting quite an eclectic mix of musical genres at this first open mic.  I believe that the audience is in for a big surprise.”

This open mic is the first in a series of many  coming to Grafton.  Tickets cost $10 each and can be purchased online through the Ozaukee Talent website.  The next “10-10-10 Open Mic” is scheduled for 4pm on July 24th.  The event will also coincide with a free Open Drum Circle for anyone to partake in.  Other upcoming events hosted by Ozaukee Talent include a guitar workshop with Alex Wilson and a vocal workshop with Rhonda Zolecki.  People interested in performing at the next open mic should contact Ozaukee Talent at 262.309.4112.

 

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One lesson. One song. One event at a time. Ozaukee Talent is a training and networking facility for people of all ages wanting to advance in the arts. Ozaukee Talent was founded by longtime arts leader Angie Mack in 2016. Ozaukee Talent provides private music and acting lessons, contracted event marketing, contracted arts project management, consulting, arts public speaking and performing, hosts musical events, workshops and classes in the arts. Contact: Ozaukee Talent 1701 11th Ave. Grafton WI 53024 angie@ozaukeetalent.com 262.309.4112 Follow @ozaukeetalent on Instagram and Facebook. Tax deductible donations for Ozaukee Talent through Create Wisconsin, Inc. Venmo: @ozaukeetalent PayPal: angie@ozaukeetalent.com
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Introducing “10-10-10” OPEN MIC in #GraftonWI

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10-10-10

by Angie Mack Reilly

Introducing a new OPEN MIC VENUE in #ozaukeecounty ……

It’s called “10-10-10” Open Mic.

10 Acts.

10 Minutes Each.

$10 Tickets. 

Three dates to choose from:  June 26th, July 24th and September 18th.  Performances begin at 4pm.

Musical acts wanting to participate must email angie@ozaukeetalent.com to reserve.  With Ozaukee Talent also being a musical promotion agency, the events will be well-marketed, giving fresh exposure and opportunities to up and coming musical talent.

Music enthusiasts around the world know about Grafton, WI.

Why?  Because of the music recorded here between 1929 and 1932 in a makeshift studio along the Milwaukee River on the corner of Falls and 12th Avenue.  Not only was there music recorded in Grafton that recently won a 2016 Grammy Award, but the record factory attached to the recording studio mass produced 25% of the nation’s “race records”.  These records went into American homes and helped shape American culture across a variety of disciplines.

So I have personally met with visitors from Japan, France, Germany, Russia, New York, Kansas, England, Washington, The Netherlands and more.  They come to Grafton looking for a museum, a music scene, or that long lost 78 recording.   Authors such as Amanda Petrusich, Alex van der Tuuk, Akira Kikuchi and my Russian author friend have come to Grafton to gather information for their books.

It’s only fitting to have an Open Mic in Grafton, right across the street from where the Interurban Train dropped off musicians (now the tennis courts).

The venue location is 1111 Broad Street, Grafton WI.

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One lesson. One song. One event at a time. Ozaukee Talent is a training and networking facility for people of all ages wanting to advance in the arts. Ozaukee Talent was founded by longtime arts leader Angie Mack in 2016. Ozaukee Talent provides private music and acting lessons, contracted event marketing, contracted arts project management, consulting, arts public speaking and performing, hosts musical events, workshops and classes in the arts. Contact: Ozaukee Talent 1701 11th Ave. Grafton WI 53024 angie@ozaukeetalent.com 262.309.4112 Follow @ozaukeetalent on Instagram and Facebook. Tax deductible donations for Ozaukee Talent through Create Wisconsin, Inc. Venmo: @ozaukeetalent PayPal: angie@ozaukeetalent.com
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