Author: karinpritzel

Leigh Alderson – Six Years On

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Its hard to believe that  six years have passed since Leigh Alderson produced the incredible ‘Stars of the Arts Gala’ which took place in the Marketplace theater in Armagh 2010 on the 19 June .

The photograph I shot of Leigh called ‘Flight of Freedom’  was auctioned at the

‘Stars Of The Arts’ Gala in aid of the Haiti Appeal and on that night the amazing people who bought the image, presented it back to Leigh on stage at the end of the show as a surprise, a gift to  him to show their adoration and appreciation for this talented and generous man, who has given his time, love and energy into encouraging other young dancers to follow their dreams. He knew nothing about the presentation and we were all very moved by the gesture.

In 2013, Alderson was offered a contract with the prestigious Les Grands Ballets in Montreal and continues to perform with them. Through his love of music production and Ballet he continues to fund raise for charities that are close to his heart.

I can’t express how lucky I feel to be able to call him a friend and follow his journey of success. I’m so proud of this wonderfully talented Irish man   Canada is lucky to have him!!

 

 

For more information on Leigh Alderson go to

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leigh_Alderson

 

and follow him on Facebook, twitter and Instagram  –

https://www.facebook.com/leighalderson/about

 

 

 

 

SHAZ releases her music video for her upcoming single – Everything To Me

SHAZ – ‘Everything to Me’ 

Many of you will know SHAZ from the girl band Wonderland,  but now she has stepped out as a solo artist in her own right, combining beautiful emotional lyrics with a pop melody which is complimented by a wonderful production by the very talented Billy Farrell, in her new single ‘Everything to Me’.

Her video ( which I had the pleasure of Shooting/ Directing/ Editing)  was published on YouTube on the 30th of July and has already hit over a thousand views.  The single ‘Everything to Me’ will be available to download in September 2015.

 Make – Up by the amazing Rachel O’Riordan from ‘Forever Fabulous’  http://www.foreverfabulous.ie/

I hope you enjoy it!

KENNETH GILES TAKES ON CANADA

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS KENNETH! 

IMAGE OF KENNETH IN THE HERALD AND INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS  BY KARIN PRITZEL

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IT READS –

“KILBARRACK man Kenneth Giles is set to sit on the judging panel of a real-life Glee competition for Canadian TV.

The 25-year-old performer has been selected to appear on Show Choir, a programme that has set out to find the best Glee-like choir in the US and Canada.

“Even when they first got in touch with me I never thought I’d actually land the job,” the delighted entertainer told the Herald.

The dance expert will be in good company as one member of the panel, Sean Cheesman, has worked with world-class performers such as Madonna and Michael Jackson.

“I’ve been watching his work since I was young, so to work alongside him now is just surreal,” Kenneth said.

The competition follows the lead of the hit show.

“It’s just like the way it’s portrayed on TV with the regionals, the sectionals and then the grand finals,” he explained.

Though the show could be likened to X-Factor or other tough reality shows, he said that the focus is on fun and inclusion so he won’t be bringing out his inner Simon Cowell.

“I’ll try to be as nice as possible with my comments,” he said.

Talented

Show Choirs, or Glee Clubs, are all about fun and bringing groups of children together that may never have mixed before, he explained.

It comes as no surprise that Kenneth has been chosen for such a high-profile gig, as he has long been Ireland’s answer to Mr Schuester, the famed mentor in the hit US show.

He worked as the key choreographer, and also appeared in The Glee Tour of Ireland in 2010.

Kenneth also founded the Show Choir National Championship which is entering its third year.

While he admits Glee may be losing its allure for Irish people, there is a huge gap in the market for a dance reality show.

“I’d snap up the chance [to work on such a show] straight away. So if anyone wants to make one they know where I am,” he laughed.

The finals of Show Choir will take place on April 11.”

(BY LAURA LARKIN – 06 APRIL 2015 03:00 AMhnews@herald.ie ) 

Keywest – on 2fm with Colm Hayes – Created by Karin Pritzel

‘One camera… lots of filming… lots of editing… two beautiful songs and a WHOLE lot of talent in one room…’

 

 

When I was asked if I would drop along to RTE  to film  one of Irelands most popular and most talented bands in studio with Colm Hayes on 2fm… the answer was YES!

Singer Kav (Andy Kavanagh),  Glove ( Andrew Glover ) who plays Keys and rhythm guitar, Sam Marder on bass, Jimi Lock on lead guitar and drummer H ( Harry Sullivan ) make up this fantastic ( and may I say very handsome and funny) 5 piece Irish/ English pop/rock band.

 

So here it is… one camera… lots of  filming… lots of editing…  two beautiful songs and a WHOLE lot of talent in one room.

 

 

 

 

The show also featured the Lovely Lottie Ryan, the Hilarious Geroid Farrelly, and the delectable Louise Lennox.

Audio supplied by the RTE  2 m podcast.

 

Special Thanks to Keywest band manager Mark Murray – http://www.keywestofficial.com

and to Mike Brough of Yobroe Music Management for setting up the arrangement and for his continuous and relentless support.

https://www.facebook.com/yobroe4?fref=ts