In this episode, Nicole and Michael speak with their awesome neighbor Shelagh who is a talented vocalist and the worship pastor at The River in Kalamazoo, MI.
Everyone who can speak can learn to use a singing voice. “The quality of the voice is dependent on many factors; however, barring a physical vocal disability, everyone can learn to sing well enough to sing basic songs. While some factors are genetic, growing up in a musical environment strongly influences whether someone sings well and confidently. The primary factors are growing up in an environment where parents, other adults, siblings, and other children are singing and interacting with a child musically.
It was discovered that 0.2 percent of artists are “mega” stars, 0.9 percent are mainstream, 1.4 percent are mid-sized, 6.8 percent are “developing” and the whopping 90.7 percent are wholly undiscovered.
Up With People- Fun Fact – Up with People was the first non-marching band to do a halftime football show for the super bowl.
Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus–Teach Me The Blues
Western Michigan University Music Theater Performance
The River, 517 Walbridge Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
Josh Gracin/Shelagh Brown – Redemption ‘Only When It Rains’
Shelagh and Robbie – Ace of Base ‘All That She Wants’
I Thank God – Featuring Maverick City Music and Upperroom
Easy on Hold -Fun fact: Hold music was born in the early 1960s, a few years after the first transatlantic phone cable was laid, between Newfoundland and Scotland. An industry legend is Alfred Levy, a factory owner, who discovered the potential of hold music accidentally when an exposed wire in his telephone system was picking up the broadcast of a radio next door. Levy submitted a patent in 1966 for a “Telephone Hold Program System,” which described the psychological frustrations of being on hold in prim detail.
Nicole’s Absolute Favorite Hold Music (Clappy Hold Music) It’s called Opus Number 1 and was recorded in 1989 by the “musician”, Tim Carleton, an IT guy, and he recorded the song on a four-track in his garage when he was 16 years old.