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A few months back I interviewed and reviewed Benny Marchant’s EP “Conversations Missed” and today (January 28, 2011) it was officially announced that his full-length album “Cold Weather” will be released on Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Part of my review made it into the press release! Thank You Benny Marchant and team for including me! I am completely honored and humbled by this!

 

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“Adaumbelle’s Quest” 2nd Anniversary

Photo by Ben Strothmann

I am so honored to be celebrating my 2nd Anniversary here at “Adaumbelle’s Quest.” It has been very exciting to have the continued opportunity to bring my love of entertainment and interviewing to so many people. I’m very humbled by the growth of “Adaumbelle’s Quest” in this second year and hope that this expansion continues.

I may be the face of this site, but “Adaumbelle’s Quest” would not be without each and everyone of you:

Every performer and artist I have had the opportunity to interview. The fact that you took time out of your lives to answer my questions is truly a dream come true for me.

Every press agent who has taken the time to help me get so many of my participants. I would not have been able to interview them without your assistance!

Each and every person who takes the time to read “Adaumbelle’s Quest,” whether it’s on a daily, weekly, monthly, or a whenever I can basis. I’m thrilled to have your support and the reality that I have fans is another dream come true for me.

My many friends who provide me with guidance and support, allow me to talk their ear off about ideas, always there to answer my infinite amount of computer questions, and those who help me with my logos, business cards, and buttons. How would I manage this all on my own? I’m so lucky to have you in my life!

ITBA for your support and giving me a place to meet other theater bloggers.

My family for their constant love and support.

    Photo by Ben Strothmann

So once again, thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart for all of the time, support, and love you give to me and this site. I’m amazed by these two years, not only of the growth of this site, but how this site has affected my personal growth. I’m so fortunate to have it and I don’t take anyone who has ever had an interaction with this site for granted. Thank you for sticking by me and I hope you all continue to do so!

    1. How do you decide who you want to interview? Initially it was artists and performers I have been a long time fan of, but it quickly became an outlet to also promote new talent I’m introduced to.

    2. Who has been your best and worst interview? You’ll have to wait for the book on this one! (hahahaha)…Seriously though, I just feel fortunate I’ve gotten to interview everyone I have because it’s been a dream of mine to be part of the entertainment community and I finally feel like I’m starting to move in.

    3. What are some of the most popular answers? That’s really tough because everyone is so individualized in their answers, but if I had to choose, many people answer Meryl Streep when I ask “Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to?”

    It’s pretty divided between Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts or they don’t like corporate coffee places when I ask “Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts?” It’s also pretty divided between “Superman” or “Wonder Woman,” though every now and then someone gets upset I only give choices for DC Comics. The reasoning behind that is growing up I wasn’t a big comic book fan, so when I watched superhero cartoons on TV, I didn’t know one was DC and one was Marvel. To me it was just a superhero. Plus, when I was thinking of these questions, I thought if two superheros were to have it out, it would be “Superman” and “Wonder Woman.”

    For “Boxers or Briefs”…most people answer boxer briefs, but briefs do seem to win out more over boxes, unless they go commando.

    4. Favorite place to write? My apartment and sometimes on vacation, but anywhere that can just allow me to be with my thoughts and little distraction.

    5. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? “The impossible is something that hasn’t been tried”–Ernst Bulova. “You can’t get a yes without asking the question.”–Bob Trautman.

    6. What’s your proudest moment? The moment I realized I am finally living the life I always dreamed for myself, just in a completely different way than I imagined.

    7. Favorite way to spend your day off? Sleeping in, going to the gym, catching up on TV shows, hanging with friends, taking a nap, going for a walk, or drinking a vanilla chai tea latte.

    8. Favorite skin care product? Origins…Perfect World Toner, Perfect World for Eyes, Matte Scientist (which they recently discontinued…please bring it back!), Never A Dull Moment, Skin Diver, Checks and Balances, and Firefighter. I also used to love Susan Lucci’s hair care products and her Youthful Essence Microdermabrasion.

    9. Favorite TV Show? I’m sure there are many more, but this is what I could remember. Now: “90210,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “Modern Family,” “Glee,” “Cougar Town,” “Mike and Molly,” “Hot in Cleveland,” and “Raising Hope.” Then: “The Golden Girls,” “Family Ties,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Saved By The Bell,” “California Dreams,” “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Melrose Place,” “Donna Reed,” “Bewitched,” “Punky Brewster,” “Mr. Belvedere,” “Diff’rent Strokes,” “Silver Spoons,” “He-Man,” “She-Ra,” “GI Joe,” “Superfriends,” “Wonder Woman,” “Ellen” (TV sitcom), “The Class,” “Gobots,” “Jem and the Holograms,” “Bette,” “Sordid Lives: The Series,” “It’s All Relative,” “Strong Medicine,” “Any Day Now,” and “The Practice.”

    10. Favorite Comedian? Ellen DeGeneres, Wendy Liebman, Sandra Bernhard, Jessica Kirson, Leslie Jordan, Chelsea Handler, and Julie Halston.

    BONUS QUESTIONS:

    11. Favorite kind of sundae? Cookies & Cream ice cream with rainbow sprinkles.

    12. Peanut Butter: Crunchy or Smooth? Smooth, so it spreads perfectly when I make my yummy peanut butter and cheese sandwiches!

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Benny Marchant’s EP release “Conversations Missed”, which is leading up to the release of his full-length album “Cold Weather” in 2011 is a true dream come true! Benny’s musical journey stared while he was still playing lacrosse in high school when he found his late grandfather’s Gibson acoustic guitar in his parent’s attic. Benny taught himself chords from a book and started playing songs on the radio, eventually recording his own compositions. His lacrosse skills landed Benny his first European gigs, playing in matches while attending college in Maryland, majoring in music. In college he formed a band called NRG, who popularity led to gigs around DC. After college NRG broke-up and Benny produced his own album “Teller” in a studio he set-up in his parents garage. Despite it’s limited distribution, “Teller” developed a cult following, and now one of those songs “Alone” is featured on a British TV show. With the local success of “Teller,” Benny packed his bags and headed West towards Los Angeles, but first stopping in Nashville, where a song he recorded “My Next Ex-Girlfriend” became a hit single with local radio. That success reminded Benny of his bigger dream and he completed his journey to Hollywood where he formed the band The Kings Royal. The Kings Royal took up residency at the Viper Room as well has playing gigs at the Whisky. They released their debut album “Beginning” and toured extensively with alt-rock band Candlebox. Even though The Kings Royal were short-lived, breaking up after just a year, this freedom allowed Benny to pursue his true musical dream. That dream is the “Conversations Missed” EP (click here for my review) with the full-length album “Cold Weather” coming in 2011. You can catch Benny performing songs off “Conversations Missed” this Saturday, October 23 at 8:30pm at Googie’s Lounge in NYC (154 Ludlow Street) as part of the CMJ Music Marathon. For much more on Benny Marchant, be sure to visit http://www.bennymarchant.com.

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? My Mom, she would always take me to music stores when I was younger and also got me involved in the elementary school band playing viola and sax.

2. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? I would love to work with Tom Petty.

3. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Be yourself.

4. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that nobody knows about? I’m damn good at video games! Especially World of Warcraft and Madden.

5. Favorite way to stay in shape? 18 holes of golf at least 4 days a week.

6. Boxers or Briefs? It depends on the situation.

7. Favorite website? www.worldofwarcraft.com

8. Superman or Wonder Woman? Neither…Spiderwoman! Real name: Jessica Drew.

BONUS QUESTION:

9. Favorite place to write songs? My home studio.

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Thank you @BennyMarchant for putting a link to my review of “Conversations Missed” on your twitter & FB pages! I really appreciate it!

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Benny Marchant just released his debut EP “Conversations Missed.” His folk-rock style is reminiscent of many musicians before him, but Benny’s style is clearly all his own.

His songs are heartfelt, emotional, and delightfully enjoyable to listen to. When you are looking for that song to help you through life, Benny Marchant’s music is going to be there to help you!

“Conversations Missed” is about the ending of a relationship, looking back on what went wrong, the unexpected moments we think of that past relationship and dreaming about the conversations never had, all the while learning how to find a way to move on.

“Cold Weather” tells the tale about the last night of a relationship and the good feelings of not being alone, when in the morning the “Cold Weather” reality will sink in.

“Been To Long” brings to life the struggles and hardships of a relationship and how sometimes people stay in the relationship longer than they should have and the moment they realize it’s time to go their separate ways.

“A Better Way” is a song of hope. It’s a song about getting over the heartache of losing love, maybe hoping to get back together, but eventually knowing that one day you will find “a better way to live.”

If you are looking for a new artist, who should be around for a while with songs to identify with then I suggest picking up Benny Marchant’s debut EP “Conversations Missed” and catching him on tour!

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