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Will Champlin is back and on top form - Fresh Beats 365

When an act comes to the public eye through a TV talent show, releases an EP shortly after the series finishes and then disappears for over a year, it doesn’t usually bode well for the future. But when the artist returns with guest slots on some of 2017’s hottest tracks, it’s safe to say that the individual’s own comeback will be equally worthwhile.

Of course, it’s Will Champlin, former The Voice contestant and previous collaborator in Polarcodes‘ latest single. Now the pop artist is back with Indigo, a powerful groove-laden pop track that oozes passion and confidence. Champlin’s naturally sensual vocals prove playful bedfellows with seductive guitar riffs, infectious drums and a perfect chorus melody.

Feeling a little bit like Ed Sheeran meets Imagine Dragons, the track strikes a good balance between being a mainstream radio pop mainstay and something that offers a sense of individuality for Champlin. It’s a well worn view that TV music talent shows favour forgettable, dime-a-dozen artists, so it’s warming to see that Champlin is already showing he has more to offer.

Story courtesty Fresh Beats 365:  https://freshbeats365.com/2017/08/06/listen-will-champlin-indigo/

https://open.spotify.com/album/06rNkjn3oD8OjX2PLeEnmQ

Check out the full video below.

Houla Entertainment APCA Hershey Spotlight Artist ~ Jesse Labelle

Houla Entertainment APCA Hershey Showcasing Spotlight Artist ~ Jesse Labelle

Jesse Labelle is a Canadian born country/pop/rock singer-songwriter. In June 2008, Labelle signed to Canadian label Wax Records and began working on his debut album, Perfect Accident, which would be released April 27, 2010. His second album, Two, was released August 7, 2013. He is best known for his singles "Easier", "Heartbreak Coverup", and "One Last Night". In 2013, citing creative differences between himself and the record label, Jesse was released form his recording contract with Wax Records and relocated to Nashville, Tennessee where he teamed up with Public Artz Artist Development (Tim Hicks, Three Days Grace). In the summer of 2014 Jesse was chosen to open for Keith Urban on the "Raise 'Em Up Tour", notably at the Calgary Stampede. Audiences have embraced Jesse and his unique brand of Country/Pop/Rock Music. 

Jesse will be showcasing at APCA Hershey on Saturday, March 18 at the Lunch showcase.

Houla Entertainment APCA Hershey Spotlight Artist ~ Nick Barilla

Houla Entertainment APCA Hershey Showcasing Spotlight Artist ~ Nick Barilla

 Blending a soulful sound with bright pop-piano stylings, Nick Barilla brings an inspiring and uplifting experience to every stage he performs on. His passion shines through his outgoing personality, and his genuine likeability connects with audiences of all ages. Barilla sings about love, life, and heartbreak, often stemming from personal experiences, and aims to stay true to himself. Uniquely marketable and relatable, Nick Barilla seeks to influence the future of live music one song at a time

Nick is showcasing at APCA Hershey on Friday, March 17 at 9:00 pm.

Nick Barilla was the consummate professional. He arrived early, talked with students and staff, and gave an incredible performance. We were touched by his warmth, energy, but most of all by the fact that he stayed to hear other performers. Our monthly coffee house features an open mic portion, and he listened to each young performer and then applauded them publically when it was his turn to sing. It meant the world to our university and community! We will definitely have him back!
— Kate Aguilar - Indiana University - Kokomo
Nick is a hardworking, talented, skilled, and down to earth performer. His passion for music shines through in his lyrics and voice. Nick took the time to captivate the audience. Nick allowed a student to come on stage and sing with him. This has inspired her to continue to follow her passion for music.
— De’Anna Hopkinson - Mohawk Valley Community College
“Nick was a fantastic performer, that really tried to connect with the students. He put on a fun and interactive set, that had everyone wanting more.”
— Alisha Fregoe - SUNY Cobleskill

Houla Entertainment APCA National/Hershey Spotlight Artist ~ Jennifer Hall

Houla Entertainment APCA National and Hershey Showcasing Spotlight Artist ~ Jennifer Hall

Developing musical roots from Chicago, IL…Jennifer Hall has created a genre-defying performance with an unmatched passion and vulnerability in her music. Often drawing comparisons to the likes of St. Vincent, Janis Joplin, and Florence + The Machine, Jennifer identifies as a vocal powerhouse, while integrating her soulful tenderness with a mix of experimental production.

Since the release of Jennifer’s previous project, Jennifer Hall EP, she has created her own artistic avenue that pushes the boundaries of the indie, alternative, and rock genres to fuse as one. Poised for an exciting year, Jennifer Hall is working on new music for 2017 that is expected to revolutionize her musical movement, which has only just begun.

Jennifer is showcasing at APCA National on Thursday, March 9 at 3:30 pm and APCA Hershey on Saturday at the Dinner showcase.

Houla Entertainment APCA National/Hershey Spotlight Artist ~ Daphne Willis

Houla Entertainment APCA National and Hershey Showcasing Spotlight Artist ~ Daphne Willis

Collaborating across multiple genres ranging from Soul-Rock and Pop to Hip Hop and Electronic Dance Music, classifying Daphne Willis in musical terms is no easy task. With infectious melodies delivered with lyrical precision and honesty, the songs and performances of Daphne Willis are sincere, compelling and relevant. 

Raised in Chicago and relocated now to Nashville, Willis cites influences as varied as Elvis Costello and Michael Jackson, but her musical output cleverly incorporates such inspirations into a style that is refreshing and contemporary in a way that suits her songs best. Daphne is currently a Pop writer at Sony/ATV and continues to release music and tour as an Indie Artist. 

Daphne is showcasing at APCA National on Friday, March 10 at 9:30 pm and at APCA Hershey on Friday, March 18 at the Lunch showcase.