JOHN-ROBERT – Virginian Vocalist Extraordinaire”>

Twelve year old John-Robert Lee Rimel is a rising singer/performer from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He currently attends Middle School and is in the 7th Grade. John-Robert sings in the school chorus where he was selected for the All District Middle School Choir and was also selected through a …

Dalton Cyr Seriously Skillful Songwriter/Performer”>

“A Prodigy in the truest sense of the word…” – Rick Stevenson, Director of Prodigy Camp Following in the footsteps of artists like John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Dalton Cyr is “self-made.” Lennon and McCartney would sit in their bedroom and write songs and believed in getting as many hours …

Sam Santiago Featured on Maury’s Future Stars 2013”>

“You can sing kid!” – “Maury Povich”     Ten year old Singing Sensation, Sam Santiago  from Irvine California, was awarded with a series of claps, applauds, and jubilees throughout his rendition of Bruno Mars’ number one hit single, “When I Was Your Man”, on the popular Maury Povich Show last …

Lyric Dubee Canada’s Next Big Rock/Pop Artist”>

Lyric Dubee was first introduced here last year in July! Since then he has been busy with concerts, live appearances and showcasing his talents at a variety of venues in Toronto and throughout Canada! Lyric has already attained some monumental pinnacles in his career.  This young Indi artist is not …

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Lyric Dubee Young and Restless and enjoying Success!

Lyric-logo-Lyric Coming SoonOne of the greatest advantages of being the founder of Rivenmaster’s Place is that I have been privileged to watch so many young artists begin their careers. A number of them had not yet produced their first music video or even had a photo shoot prior to my first contact with their parent or manager.

A few on the other hand were well on their way to success even at the tender age of just 12. Such is the case of Canadian Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Lyric Dubee. In fact, he was working on his second album at the time, on an unfinished song called Perfection!  

We are proud to have that EXCLUSIVE VIDEO which was posted on that introductory article!

While I was provided the opportunity to meet with Lyric in person in Hollywood CA this past summer, I was also privileged to attend his latest CD release party which was held on September 19th in his home town of Barrie, Canada. Although it meant driving more than 6 hours, it proved to be more than a worthwhile trip.






In case you haven’t been following Lyric or his music, Lyric just released 2 full length CDs. His 3rd album had a planned release for 2014 but was put on hold after the 1st single “Black Ice” (Watch Music Video) dropped and caught the attention of Legendary Rock & Roll Photographer Robert M Knight of Nevada.

Robert signed Lyric in September of 2014 and put Lyric in the studio with Grammy Award Winning Producer “Warren Huart” (Aerosmith, The Fray, James Blunt).

Black Ice was of course one of the songs that I could not wait to hear live at Lyric’s concert and I have to tell you, “The song sounded even better live than it did on the studio recording.”

For those who may not know, Lyric did all the instrumentation on his studio recordings which even further proves just what an amazing musician he is!





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Lyric Live at CD Release Party 9/19/15

The entire evening of music and socializing with Lyric’s fans was a great experience! Anticipation continued to grow as the sold out crowd waiting for Lyric and his new band members to take the stage. Something that I noticed right away was the diversity of the crowd that gathered. Lyric has fans from all age groups and backgrounds. Both young school age kids, teens his own age, Mom’s and Dad’s with small children and the older set as well, all made their way into the concert hall. Lyric’s merchandise table, displaying his CD’s, T-shirts, Photos and miscellaneous items was being met with a flurry of young people trying to get their share of the fan merchandise

Even though Lyric’s new band members had only been together less than a month for practice these guys sounded like a band that had been together for years. They opened the concert with the band’s new Music Video for Lyric’s new hit single “Young and Restless” following it up with another Lyric original bringing the audience to their feet with cheers and applause!

Lyric Dubee Young and Restless

Watch new hit single by Lyric Dubee “Young and Restless”

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Among his latest accomplishments, Lyric took home the MOST PROMISING YOUTH award at the Barrie Arts Awards in Nov 2014. He was also inducted into the Brotherhood of the Guitar in August of 2014. Since being in the brotherhood Lyric has met Slash, Andy McKee, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Carlos Santana, Eddie Money, Neal Schon of Journey and many more.

In the spring of 2015 Lyric was invited to walk the red carpet and attend Les Paul’s 100th Anniversary with guitar greats such as Steve Vai, Joe Bonamassa, Johnny A., Warren Haynes, G.E. Smith, Steve Miller, & Joe Satriani. The after party was held at the famous NYC Iridium where Lyric was invited up to play some classic rock with the Count’s 77 then invited back up a second time to guest in with Lou Pallo and the Les Paul Trio to play some Jazz. He attended NAMM in California as a YAMAHA artist and was invited to a private show with Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper & Joe Walsh.

Lyric started recording his 3rd album in February 2014 and recorded all 10 songs between Nashville and Toronto.





Lyric Dubee 2015

Lyric Dubee

In 2015 Lyric won PlaYr Award best Music Video for Black Ice PlaYr York Region Film Festival and his Song Feature “Black Ice” featured on Discover Hit Music – a Licensed to Play site.

He was a Semi-finalist: 2014 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) of Bridge To Nowhere and Won “Honorable Mention” with the song They Say on the 2014 Unsigned Only International Music Competition.

Lyric was recently featured in Guitar International Magazine and his photo is part of a rock n roll gallery at Delano Las Vegas along with Lorde, Slash, Carlos Santa and Jimi Hendrix

Lyric completed his 4th album at age 16 and his manager Robert Knight has put together a killer band to back Lyric from all across North America.   If all this isn’t exciting enough for you the band is now preparing to perform in Japan & China starting this November.


I could not let this article go without introducing you to the band members with whom I was able to meet personally at the concert they are as follows in no particular order:

Steve Costello


STEVE COSTELLO, Sudbury, ON. With classic guitar licks and heavy riffs Steve brings unity to Lyric’s new band. In the years since playing the Northern Ontario bar circuit at the age of 13, he has more than adequately proven his ability to rock with the best of them. Now 23, Steve has been doing what he loves best: entertaining!

“As well as being an outstanding musician, Steve is a very personal young man with whom I really enjoyed a short visit with after the concert.”


Hunter Craig


HUNTER CRAIG, Los Angeles, CA. A killer bass player who began learning bass in the 6th grade and attended music schools around the country. His family traveled a lot so he was exposed to and played music from LA to New York, Detroit to New Orleans and Memphis giving him the diversity of a man twice his age.

“I especially enjoyed watching Hunter’s animated performance as he never stood still during the entire concert.”

Bobby Rosson


BOBBY ROSSON, Portland, OR. He started playing drums at the age of 8 and has played with Portland’s School of Rock for five years and has toured with the prestigious All Star Program three years in a row. In 2013, Bobby won the store finals of Guitar Center’s Drum-Off.

“I was able to briefly talk with and complement this amazing young drummer who poured himself out on stage in every song! Simply AN OUTSTANDING PERFORMER”



Steven, Hunter, Lyric, & Bobby

Among other things in the past year Lyric is now endorsed by Yamaha Acoustic Guitars and Ernie Ball Music Man Electric Guitars and it was just announced that Lyric has been nominated for BEST YOUNG SONGWRITER at the Toronto Independent Music Awards.1 of 5 chosen for this honor!

It goes without saying that Rivenmaster is not just a supporter of Lyric and now the boys in the band, but also a fan! Rest assured that this group of guys will be going far both here at home and globally. For Lyric Dubee this is everything and more than I predicted he would become!

Congratulations Lyric we are exceptionally proud of your success and backing you all the way to the top!

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Tanner Massey – an adventure begins!

September 20, 2015 Tanner Massey, Young Male Artists Comments Off on Tanner Massey – an adventure begins!

“Don’t just wish on a star; be a star”   Tanner Massey

Tanner MasseyIt is always exciting to introduce new talent to Torchlight Talent and 11-year-old Tanner is both brand new and amazingly talented! Tanner is a natural performer with a tangible passion for his art.

The Texas-born Oklahoma boy lives to sing! Tanner tells us on his YouTube channel:

“I love just about everything about singing. There are very few things about singing that I dislike right now!”

Tanner’s father told me the story of how he realised his son had real talent. They first noticed his amazing voice while he was singing along to a computer game! Tanner would always be singing – any time any place – and eventually they decided it was time to invest in voice lessons. After much searching, they found a singing teacher who was able to push Tanner in the right direction and, to hear him sing now, it would be easy to think that Tanner had been singing competitively all his life. Knowing that it has only been a matter of months suggests to me that there is a very exciting future ahead for Tanner – both vocally and for his music career.tksing1

Tanner has been heavily influenced by the voice and music of Bruno Mars and shares some of that highly 
successful singer’s easy tone and charming personality. However, Tanner also has a powerful voice with incredible dynamic potential and he hinted to me that there might be some power-ballad performances on the horizon. Tanner loves to sing and his enthusiasm comes across clearly in his performing. Not all recording artists are also able to hold an audience but, as well as having a naturally expressive voice, Tanner has a talent for communicating with crowds and individuals in a way that is very rare for one so young. Watch him performing live – click here: 

Tanner sings 'Hallelujah'

It may be surprising to hear that Tanner has struggled considerably with nerves to the extent that they would choke him up and prevent him from singing to his full potential. In the beginning, he flat out refused to sing in public and it took two months to convince him that he had a talent not to be wasted. Gradually, Tanner has been working to overcome these nerves and to hear him perform now you would think he was born on the stage! Much of this progress has been due to the encouragement he receives from his fans. In his own words:

Tanner in kitchen“I love support! I love people that cheer other people on and I love every single person right now!”

For a young artist in Tanner’s position at such an early stage of his career, a little encouragement will go a very long way. If you want to support youth music and make an enthusiastic 11-year-old smile, make sure you follow Tanner on whatever social media you use and let him know that you are behind him in his musical adventure:

As usual, I asked Tanner what advice he would give to other young people trying to achieve their musical dreams. He gave me a fantastic quote:

tannerdaredevil“Don’t just wish on a star; be a star!”

Tanner would like to thank Ray Sams and family (including his daughter, vocal artist Taylor Renee), Kevin and Laura Tatum (Heartland Opry) and ‘the many, many wonderful people on Twitter’ who have supported him in his journey. Tanner would especially like to thank his dad for driving to his gigs and always having his back.

“Thank you all (including Torchlight Talent) for being wonderful by getting Tanner’s name out to people.  We appreciate all you do.”  Tanner’s management

Alex Shumaker Nine Year Old Demonstrative Drummer

July 24, 2015 Alex Shumaker, Drummers, Featured Comments Off on Alex Shumaker Nine Year Old Demonstrative Drummer

Alex Shumaker on stage

I love playing drums more than anything in the world  Alex Shumaker


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Nine Year old Alex Shumaker heralds from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, USA and has had an interest in Classic Rock bands such as Journey, Foreigner, Reo Speed Wagon and Styx since age 4. When Alex was 5 his parents took him to his first live concert to see Journey, Foreigner and Night Ranger and he was mesmerized! 

Alex MakeShif Drum

Alex Self Made Drum

Following that concert experience, while most 5 year olds were headed to the Toy section at Walmart Alex would always ask to go to the Electronic Department to look at CD’s. On February 10, 2012 while browsing the CD’s Alex found a DVD of the band Journey with their new lead singer Arnel. Alex became fixated with drummer Deen Castronovo. Alex would get out an exercise ball, put it in front of the TV, and grabbing some kitchen utensils would proceed to play his make-shift drum set. He would watch the video over and over again and ultimately broke every kitchen utensil his parents had. To remedy that problem his dad created a pair of drumsticks out of plastic coat hangers for him to use. 

One evening while Alex was playing his homemade drum kit his Mom captured the moment on her phone and posted it to Facebook with the heading…… 

“You Gotta do what you Gotta do when your parents wont buy you a drum set!” 

The phone soon rang and it was Alex’s Nana wanting to speak with him. His parents weren’t all that thrilled when he started screaming; 

Nana and Papa are buying me a real drum set”.  

Alex received that little drum set and played it for hours on end, at least 3-4 hours a day watching the Journey DVD over and over trying to copy Deen’s every move. 

Every time Alex went to Walmart he got a CD. A few months later another DVD appeared, this time it was the band Foreigner with then drummer Brian Tichy. Alex became obsessed with Tichy’s theatrics of stick throwing and bouncing. 

Alex New Drum Set

Alex with his first Drum Set from his Grandparents



After a few months of playing, Alex’s parents enrolled him in weekly drum lessons with teacher Brian Rowan with whom he is still receiving instruction. 

Alex progressed and kept his passion for drumming. His tastes in music evolved and he started playing a wide variety of genres of music. His parents and grandparents realized at this point this wasn’t just going to be a childhood phase and decided to purchase an adult size full drum set for his 7th birthday. Instead of asking for toys for birthdays and holidays, Alex would ask for musical equipment. Thus, his drum set has become quite massive over the past two years. 

Alex rocken with Deen

Alex rocken with Jeff from Foreigner


Alex’s parents began taking him to more concerts and numerous local shows. Alex has had the chance to meet many musicians and has become friends with a number of them, some even inviting him on stage during their performances. 


His biggest moment was getting to meet his hero Deen at a Journey concert along with Ross Valory and Jonathan Cain before the show. Deen was simply amazing to Alex. Deen even called out Alex’s name in front of 30,000 people while on stage and is still in contact with Alex today. 

That concert also opened Alex up to Country Music. He instantly fell in love with Rascal Flatts who were touring with Journey at the time. 

One of Alex’s first times being on a big stage was with the band Foreigner in 2013. It was an experience he will never forget. Alex has met Foreigner several times since. One particular occasion was when Alex used tickets to their show awarded to him by winning a Tonight Show inspired Lip Sync ontest the band put on. 


Alex on stage with Jefferson Starship 2014

While attending a Jefferson Starship concert in Pittsburgh in 2014 Alex was taken on stage for the final song with the band. The band members had no idea he was a miniature musician but singer Cathy Richardson said she kept getting this vibe about this little 7 year old boy sitting in the front row she had to invite him up!  

Alex and his parents traveled to New Jersey to attend a show called the “Bonzo Bash” produced by his hero Brian Tichy. Brian puts on this show on the both the West Coast and the East Coasts to honor the late John Bonham of Led Zeppelin. Brian brings in top drummers from many bands to each perform 2 songs by Led Zeppelin. Alex got to attend the rehearsals for this show at the Gibson Guitar Show Room in NYC the day before the show. At the end of rehearsals Alex was given the chance to play while Brian Tichy (who is mostly known as a drummer) played guitar, Michael Devin of Whitesnake played bass and Chas West of Jake E. Lee/Tango Down performed the vocals.

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Ky Baldwin – Character and Charisma!

July 17, 2015 Featured, Ky Baldwin, Uncategorized, Young Male Artists A-L Comments Off on Ky Baldwin – Character and Charisma!

“Character first – talent second.”   Ky Baldwin

ky-baldwinSinger, songwriter, musician and dancer with a charismatic personality and a big heart: it is our honour and a delight to feature Sydney, Australia’s Ky Baldwin!


Ky began his career as a dancer and it wasn’t until he reached 10-years-old that he started his first singing lessons. His teacher had him singing Michael Jackson who quickly became his biggest influence.

I asked Ky to describe his music:

“My music is pop – Tweeny pop if I were to be honest. But my latest song Lara is heading more towards radio Pop and would attract an older teenage audience. I do love all kinds of music though but I’m very Top 40 influenced in terms of my melodies. I write all my own music. I have 6 originals. I’d love to collaborate with others in the future.”

In 2011, Ky was a semi finalist on Australia’s Got Talent with his tap dancing abilities and he participated on The Voice Kids in 2014. Ky has performed in several musicals, such as “Love Never Dies”, “Under Milk Wood” and “Mary Poppins”, and has done TV commercials and films.

In October of last year Ky released his first EP  “The Beginning” with 4 original songs and 3 cover songs and he has since been producing a steady stream of songs and music videos. His latest original is a quirky, catchy collaboration with some other young stars Jamie Cumberlidge, Fletcher Pilon and Balin Rowley.



Ky has an infectious energy and enthusiasm and, as a result, his music and videos are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. One of his music videos is chasing 12 million views! Check them all out on his

YouTube Channel

opera-houseKy remains irrepressibly positive in his outlook though he is only too aware of the struggles and challenges of trying to make a career in the creative arts. I always make a point of emphasising how difficult it can be for young people starting out, especially boys, and I feel it is important to tell the whole truth – it’s not all fun and games! The internet has brought untold opportunities for good but also much potential for harm.

I asked Ky if he had ever had a major struggle or barrier to his career. I want to include a good amount of his response here. I do hope a time will come in the future when I stop hearing these stories, but until that day comes I believe it is so very important to keep raising awareness:

“I am physically very small with a high voice so get a bit of negativity about that and sometimes it is hard to be taken very seriously but it doesn’t bother me at all. I think it’s kind of silly that people judge a person on that and I actually quite like it.

I have had girls as young as 8 tell me they hate me when of course they don’t know me. I have been told I’m gay because my voice hasn’t dropped yet. It’s water off a ducks back to me, it actually just highlights their character, but I can’t help but think that this bullying online is becoming so common place that it has to leak out into the real world. I have girls all the time contact me that they are bullied and it’s so sad. I’d love us all to stop and think – is that really the person you want to be.”

Ky describes his guitar as his ‘best friend’ and it is where he turns to come up with his original melodies. Like most creatives, says that composing music gives him a real ‘buzz’. Sometimes the most creative minds are very introverted and find it hard to express how much their art means to them. Artists like Ky are a refreshing contrast: their delight in what they do is very evident when they perform!

benWith a rising star like Ky, there is huge potential to make a positive influence on other young people. It fills me with hope and excitement for the future when I see youngsters as talented as Ky adopting such a mature and compassionate nature. I asked Ky for his advice to other young people hoping to achieve their dreams and I would endorse his conclusions 100%! If only everyone in the music industry followed these guidelines, the music would all be phenomenal and the industry would be a much more positive environment:

 – My first advice is what my mum instills in myself and my sister often. Character first – talent second.
 – The second is no good to the world if the first is not achieved. The second thing is work hard and be confident and enjoy the journey.
 – The third thing which is equally as important is to get the right people to teach you and to be around you and never stop learning.

It must be acknowledged that, for a young artist, the parents and family around them are incredibly important. So many parents I know sacrifice so much to see their children fulfil their potential. Many choose to homeschool, use most of their income and savings, and sacrifice their own hopes and dreams for the sake of their children. Ky’s family is clearly one of these and it is wonderful that, even at a young age, he is very aware of this and chooses to acknowledge it:

“My family is my greatest strength, no doubt. They are my team and you are only as good as the team you have with you.”

Starlight Children's Foundation Annual Star Ball Charity Fund Raiser. Masquerade Ball

Starlight Children’s Foundation Annual Star Ball Charity Fund Raiser. Masquerade Ball

Ky’s dream is to be a touring artist. His first goal is to get one of his songs on the radio. He would like to write with Max Martin and to play with Taylor Swift. Taylor is another big influence on Ky and he emphasises that it is not only her song writing but her character that inspires him. If he is successful in his first goal, Ky would like to use that success to help the fight against homelessness and against bullying.

I asked Ky how we can best help and support him:

“I guess the best way that your readers can help me is to take a look at what I have. If you like it, share it, comment on it, buy it.”

Here are the links to his social media:

Starlight Children's Foundation Annual Star Ball Charity Fund Raiser. Masquerade Ball

Starlight Children’s Foundation Annual Star Ball Charity Fund Raiser. Masquerade Ball


And finally, Ky would like to thank some people!

“There are so many people I need to thank and the list keeps growing. Aside from the obvious, my mum, I always come back to Dein Perry and the Tap Pups for instilling the love of dance, Marianne Howard for planting the seed for performing and Robert RAab Stevenson who taught me how to sing. When I came to him 3½ years ago I couldn’t sing at all but wanted to. He could see I was willing to work hard and took me on as one of his students and his teaching is phenomenal. I now have lessons with his business partner, Mindy Pack who can solve any singing problem immediately. These two teachers I owe everything to. And most importantly – they always make it fun and it’s my favourite hour of the week.”

Will B Whitesell, Actor, Singer, Musician, Rising Star!

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“With hard work and believing you can live your dream.”    Will B Whitesell 


Will B Whitesell

Will B Whitesell

Twelve year old William Brandon Whitesell or better known as “Will B” was born August 18, 2002 in Las Vegas, NV.   He goes by Will B, his middle name; because he says the “B” is for BELIEVE! 

Will is one of 5 children in the family but the only one who is into the music world. “He has been since he was 2”, says his Mother Tammy. “We noticed Will would sing songs all day long and change the words to what it sounded like. Everywhere we would go Will would attract attention.” 

When Will was 12 months old he was entered into a baby pageant and won almost every category. His family didn’t take it too seriously, because to them he was special no matter what, but it seemed others could see it from the moment they met him. Will just seems to have a special charm that brings out the best in others, generating smiles and laughter, making this one of his greatest attributes. 

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Will B Whitesell

His parents shared, that when Will was 8 they enrolled him in a few acting lessons because he was so funny and loved to entertain. The instructors asked if Will could sing and they said a little, like any other 8 year old. So he sang for them and they thought it was cute. A little over a year later they asked him to sing in front of a showcase. Will said ok and told them he wanted to sing Adelle. They said no, that he couldn’t do that, but he insisted. Little did they know he had been listening to Adelle all day every day and had been studying her. “Will came out and sang and everyone was blown away, especially us”, said his Mom. “We didn’t know he had taught himself to sing! It was amazing.”

Will despises Bullying! Because of that, he started anti-bullying events in schools and local radio stations. “Will wants a world of peace and love”, says is Mom. “He is known to be a hugging machine, hugging everyone he meets! He is a very lovable young man.” 


At 10 years old Will was called on to audition for a Musical. His parents were a bit reluctant because Will hadn’t had much experience in musical stage performance, but decided to go anyway. To their delight the audition was a complete success with them loving Will! While they still had auditions to do in LA and NY they told Will’s parents that they would let them know. A short time later they officially awarded Will a placement in the cast for an 11 month tour of the United States. Knowing what a great adventure it would be they accepted the appointment and with great anticipation got ready for the tour. 

“It was a big decision for us”, said his parents, “Will loved school and was an A – B honor roll student all through school, and this would mean being away from school and his friends and family. But in spite of that, Will wanted to do it. A private teacher was assigned to travel with them helping Will to keep his grades up. Will worked 6 days a week usually traveling on the 7th day, and did school 4 days a week for 11 months. “He loved it and never complained”, said Mom. 

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When Will completed the tour he did 2 movies, both bully movies, one where he played the part of a bully and the other where he gets bullied. I’m told they should be out late 2015. 

Will has done two commercials and a web series. He takes his craft very seriously taking acting classes and vocal lessons. In addition he is also now enrolled in dance lessons. He is currently home schooled through Connections Academy and doing extremely well. He’s been very busy touring with JoJo Siwa from dance moms and with Kidz Bop. 


Will is currently recording his own EP which will have 5 new songs, 4 covers, and 1 original that he helped write, “I Will B Yours”.


Will sings all day long, it’s in his heart. He’s learning Guitar and Ukulele and also enjoys playing the keyboard and piano. If that’s not enough, he wants to add drums to his many musical talents. 

When it comes to acting, Will is amazing! He writes his own scripts often in class. His class mates are so impressed they ask him to write some for them too. Like all preteens Will can’t wait till August when he turns 13!  A legit Teenager! 

Will is great when it comes to social skills. The younger ones look up to him and the older ones enjoy hanging out with him. Will has a very positive outlook on life and brings that same energy everywhere he goes, providing encouragement and showing love and support to everyone. Will simply loves everyone and somehow always finds the good in everything and everyone. His Mom told him that he was a combination of Bob Hope, Jim Carrey, and Sam Smith! (The heart and brain of Bob Hope, the comedy of Jim Carrey and the voice of Sam Smith!) 


Will B Whitesell 2015

Will B Whitesell

Will spends most of the day on something related to his dream. He writes short screenplays and creates short films cutting and editing them on his Apple Computer at home. Will loves Apple products.

While most kids are playing video games, not Will, he is in his room creating something to do with either music or movies!  

On a personal side, Will is a vegetarian. He loves animals and hates the thought of what happens to them. He is very conscientious about what he eats. A very healthy, smart kid who is into Chia, Flax, Almond milk, all kinds of healthy choices and in addition loves to cook his own creations.

Will’s hobbies usually have something to do with his Dream. He makes music, creates movies, attends shows or movies and is constantly learning from others. Outside of his career pursuits Will enjoys swimming, hiking, and spending time with his best friend and Buddy his dog! He is happy just hanging out with all his friends. 

His mentors in life are Billy Hufsey, his acting coach and Steven Ventic his music producer. 

He loves them both and is blessed to have them in his life. 

Will works very hard on fulfilling his dream to become a professional singer and actor and along the way wants to inspire other kids to follow their dreams.

After Fox 5 News saw Will perform live at the Silverton Casino, they featured him on their program saying, “Watch this kid! He’s going to be a singing sensation.”


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A look Back


October 23rd


Anthony Gargiula

Teen pop music recording artist Anthony Gargiula from Albany, NY will soon have a new update here on Rivenmaster's Place! Anthony has appeared here numerous times since his debut article back in 2010. Anthony signed on with Cheiron Records on January 1, 2015, and has been doing some amazing things with them over the past 9 months. You can see his ad above for his new single release "So I Don't Drown"!

Be sure stay tuned for the big update which will fill in all the details about his many accomplishments since his last appearance here!


Sam Santiago

November 28th
Concert in Irvine, CA


Sam Santiago has been a busy young artist this past year spending time in the studio recording a new single, producing a new professional music video, and performing at a number of concerts. Two previous concerts were completely sold out with people asking when the next one would be scheduled!

Well here you go!

Sam just announced his next concert well be held the day after Thanksgiving in Irvine CA. Sam will headline with famous Filipino singer Geneva Cruz, and will also share stage time with home town crooner Manny Evaldez and the lovely Sara Mislang. DON'T MISS THIS CONCERT IT MAY BE THE LAST ONE THIS YEAR!





Gavin on Ellen

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We are so delighted that a recently featured artist, Gavin Morales, has wowed Ellen and her audience in his recent appearance on The Ellen Show. Gavin is a world class dancer and works incredibly hard to achieve his dreams. We want to add our congratulations for this thoroughly well deserved success. 


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Here they are with their brand new single "Stupid Love Song"! For those of you who follow this site you will recognize one of the members as "Alexandru".

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Sci-fi Musical from the Highlands of Scotland!

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Slaves on Planet Bablia!

Planet Bablia is a Sci-Fi musical based on the story of Daniel and the fiery furnace.

During the February holidays, 'Out of the Box' ran a Creative Arts week called AMP'D (Acting, Music, Puppets and Dance) in collaboration with Philip Todd (film-maker), Matthew Todd (composer), Kirsten Todd (choreographer) and Nathan Todd (camera). Everything you see and hear in this movie was filmed and recorded during the five days at AMP'D.

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Some young artists capture your attention immediately upon hearing for the first time and others grow on you as they develop. Griffin Tucker does both! From the first video I saw of Griffin I knew that he was going to be a musical force to keep my eye on! His creativity and talent excels with his brand new original single "Gotta Get The Girl"! Please support Griffin by listening to his new masterpiece below, then click the photo above to purchase it for your own collection!



John Robert on Ellen

John Robert Rimel
appeared on Ellen
Monday, March 31st
Watch The Performance Below

Great opportunities are opening up for 13 year old John-Robert Rimel of the Beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. John-Robert is a Member of the All County District Choir, All State Virginia Middle School Choir, High School Concert Choir and Middle School Select Concert Choir. He is a Cast Member of the Shenandoah Jamboree Show starring Ben Cooter Jones of the "Dukes of Hazzard Show". John-Robert has recently made a visit to LA to perform on the very popular Ellen DeGeneres Show.

John Robert on Ellen

Watch John-Robert Perform "Broken Road"

Also, made a trip to Nashville to meet with Producers who are interested in working with this youngster. Dreams really do come true when you are born with a God Given Talent. Stay tuned, More to come! In the mean time Check out his

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Over the years Rivenmaster's Place has been given permission to use excerpts and full songs from many of the young artists who have graced this site. Since the closing of The SkyKid Radio I have missed hearing many of the early songs from some of these now advanced, well known, and accomplished young artists.

Below is just short selection of some of these songs.

If you are one of these artists and have a song you would like to see added to this list just contact me and submit it for the play list. I will be happy to include it.


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Tae Brooks Debut EP
'On My Own'

Tae Brooks On My Own EP

On September 9, 2014 the debut EP On My Own by teen artist Tae Brooks was released on iTunes for pre-order leading up to the official release date of September 30, 2014. During pre-order this EP of 5 original songs will be available for $3.99 and will include instant downloads of the previously released single, It’s Always Been You, and the highly anticipated pop power ballad, Lois Lane.

Besides the two songs included in the pre-order instant downloads, this EP also presents the smooth groove of Gotta Be, the gritty call-to-action of The Fire featuring Juke on the rap, and the evocative lament of On Your Own. In addition a bonus digital booklet will accompany the EP including exclusive photos, lyrics, liner notes, and personal thoughts. In his reflections Tae speaks of the challenges of being an independent artist as well as the opportunities that have opened to him through his artistry.

Here are all the links:

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Watch Nic Neufeld's latest Video from his VEVO Youtube Channel. Nic continues to grow as an amazing young rising vocal artist and pop star! His fan base continues to increase and he as been busy in both studio and on stage with his live performances. Nic was first introduced on this site and almost immediately after his feature article was published he was invited to LA to work with both a film and record producer. Since then he has been traveling back and forth to LA working closely with his team and continuing to grow as an artist. Congratulations Nic on all your amazing success.... Your hard work is paying off!


Reed Deming New EP

Reed Deming Satellites EP

Reed Deming's New EP "Satellites" was released last fall, and is available now on iTunes

Reed gave many tiring hours in the studio to produce these songs just for you and very much deserves all of our support! You can also order his new T-Shirt design from HIS WEBSITE.

Congratulations Reed! Rivenmaster's Place is excited for you and proud to continue to support your musical career!


Spencer Kane

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Spencer's New CD is now ready for purchase from iTunes. Don't miss getting your copy today!


Do you want to be on this playlist?
Contact Rivenmaster and provide your SoundCloud link!

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Christmas Benifit Album

Nathan and Matthew Todd from Glasgow just launched a fund raising album to benefit an international children’s charity.

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Enlisting a group of young artists between the ages of 10-13, a 14-track album called “International Christmas Child” was produced through their social enterprise company, Lux Ventus.

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Watch Operation Christmas Child

Thirteen artists from Brazil, France, Norway, Texas, Illinois, Canada, Australia, Romania, Germany, England and Scotland contributed to the album. While the majority of the artists sing in English, Portuguese, French, Spanish and Romanian is also featured.


You can also download the digital version on these sites:

Purchase it on ITUNES, AMAZON, GOOGLE PLAY, SPOTIFY (more live links available soon)

Who Do you want to read about?




Anthony Gargiula So I Don't Drown CD Cover

Anthony Gargiula was first introduced on this website back in July of 2010 which seems like a lifetime ago. At the time of that writing Anthony was debuting his first CD entitled "Finally Done" which has graced Rivenmaster's play list since it was first released.

We are excited to announce that Anthony is now back in the studio working on new original material with his producers at Cheiron Records. His new single "So I Don't Drown" was just released.

Be sure you get your copy today!

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Ricky Susie
"I'll Be There"

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Since the age of 5 Ricky Susie has been a Las Vegas staple performing at every major event over the past 8 years he is finally in the studio with "Just Look Up Music LLC" recording his first EP. Along with singing Ricky has indie films slated for release and most recently did an 18 show run of sold out performances as Young Tarzan to over 2000 people a night.

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Ricky will bring back memories of days gone by with a voice full of old soul along with a new fresh approach to todays new music.

To learn more about Ricky visit:


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You can continue to find the site using the current Domain address and we will let you know when you can start using the new domain name.

There is still much to do to be sure we don't loose any of the archived articles and all the multimedia files which most of you love to visit. The site will soon have a whole new look and new appeal to phone users and tablets as well as laptops and desktop computers. Outside to the aesthetic changes the site will remain to be what it has always been. Also it's not totally goodbye to Rivenmaster as Rod Johnson is staying on as an author for the site.



Tallan Noble Latz

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Tallan Noble Latz is most likely one of the best young blues artists of his generation and has become so well recognized among those who play the blues circuit that he is almost a household name. At only 16 years of age he has already met some of the greatest blues icons of the century including BB King who he so masterfully plays a tribute to in this video.

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What you haven't heard of this kid? Where have you been! Tallan was first introduced here way back in 2009!

Alec In WILDerland

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Due to the fact that Alec has become one of the most popular young talents on this website we have dedicated a corner just to him. Check back often to find Alec's latest adventures embedded right here. We are so proud of Alec who not only encourages young people to get out from behind their video games and computers to enjoy a healthy life in the outdoors, but brings an exciting adventure and education to both the young and the old in each segment. Thank you Alec for being such an amazing teen and we are honored to know you and to support your endeavors.

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Teen Sensation
Sam Santiago


Sam Santiago will be releasing his brand new original song "One Star At A Time" written and produced by Nathaniel Levingston (I Manage Stars), and Gemini Musiq. Sam is very excited about his new song and can't wait to share it with you.

You can ORDER your copy right now on iTunes!

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Congratulations Sam and Best of Success!

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Sawyer Fredericks
Wins The Voice

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Sawyer Fredericks can finally relax a little now that he has captured the Season 8 title of NBC's "The Voice" under the tutelage of Pharrel Williams.

Here at Rivenmaster's Place we have never doubted Sawyer's ability to take this all the way to the end and are even more elated that he has now captured the WIN! Since our first article about Sawyer back on March 29th, 2013, we have followed Sawyer's career with great excitement. When we discovered that Sawyer was going to be on Season 8 of The Voice we were very excited for him. While he was surely up against some amazing vocal artists, Sawyer held his own throughout the entire series.

The voiceSawyer is special to say the least. but he is also just an everyday 16 year old who we were privileged to write about when he was just 13. A hard working farm boy with a passion for music. While he began with an extremely shy and timid personality, he has blossomed into a confidant and mature performing artist in just a few short years. While his experience on "The Voice" helped him expand his fan base, gain valuable experience performing on Television, allowed him to glean from some of the very best in the entertainment business, and even provided him with a new single.... Sawyer never changed who he was and will continue to be as a recording artist.

While I have to admit that Sawyer's vocals have only gotten better over the years I think I will cherish his first CD "Out My Window" even more now, if for no other reason that it has forever captured the beginning of a Super Star's career.

If you missed purchasing any of his performance tracks on iTunes VISIT THERE NOW!

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Sawyer Fredericks Winner of The Voice 2015


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Sawyer Fredericks Voice Collection

This will be the link to the ever increasing set of singles for Sawyer Frederick's performances on this years competition of THE VOICE. You can see the list of songs below as they are recorded and released from the show. Please purchase his first album which can also be found by following this link.

SUPPORT SAWYER FREDERICKS and let's cheer him on all the way to the finals!


  1. I’m a Man of Constant Sorrow
  2. Have You Ever Seen The Rain
  3. Voice Performance "Collide" Single
  4. Voice Performance "Trouble" Single
  5. Voice Performance "Imagine" Single
  6. Voice Performance "Iris" Single
  7. Voice Performance "Simple Man" Single
  8. Voice Performance "Take Me To The River" Single
  9. Voice Performance "Shine" Single
  10. Voice Performance "A Thousand Years" Single
  11. Voice Performance "For What It's Worth" Single
  12. Voice Performance "Old Man" Single
  13. Voice Performance "Summer Breeze" Single
  14. Voice Performance Original "Please" Single

The Complete Season 8 Collection

Nic Neufeld New Single Announced!

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Since Nic Neufeld first appeared on Rivenmaster's Place he has grown tremendously! His experience as a performer, spokesperson, personality, and recording artist has taken him to new heights in his career as a young pop teen idol. Nic has an ever expanding fan base with over 30K faithful followers and over 150K music video views! His latest Single "Oh My You're Beautiful" was just released on
iTunes and CDbaby!

Don't miss getting your copy today!

CONGRATULATIONS NIC with all your success! We at Rivenmaster's Place are very proud of you!


Spencer Kain receives NEXT BIG THING AWARD

Spencer Kain receives

Spencer Kane was honored at the Rock & Worship Roadshow with the prestigious award of "THE NEXT BIG THING" in Christian Music.

Spencer has been part of this website since the very beginning of his musical pursuits and we are so proud to continue to support and promote his amazing vocal talent. Of course those of you who know Spencer realize that he is more than just a Christian artist but is an outstanding crossover artist who can sing just about any genre of music.

Spencer is also a very kind individual with a courageous and generous giving personality. Spencer's efforts to help teens in crisis has demonstrated not only his compassionate spirit, but of his desire to have his life and music make a difference in the lives of others. We are truly proud to share this space to tell Spencer Kane just how proud we are of this amazing achievement!

Dalton Cyr A New Day

It's a NEW DAY and Dalton just announced that his new CD will be available just in time for Christmas! If you want to get one under your tree you can.


Dalton is an amazing young creative artist who writes his own music, helps in the production process, and has become a real teen idol performing all around the US. This is Dalton's second CD project with one previous gem already available on iTunes along with his EP and singles.

Dalton Cyr is Cyriously one of the fastest growing, upcoming young artists currently making waves in the entertainment industry.

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Matty B has always impressed since his first appearance on the web! He had a very early article published to which I read with great interest. While I visit the Atlanta area often, I have not been able to chase him down for an article. In spite of that, he he has been featured here numerous times in the Video of the Week column. Today Matty B released his brand new original single "I Just Wanna Love You" where he teamed up with my good friend John-Robert Rimel who has been featured here and whom I was privileged to meet in person this past summer.

Be sure to support both the boys in their recent single project by:

Purchasing It On iTunes

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After over 2 years of working on their collection of upbeat originals and crooning love ballads, singer-songwriter duo Adrian Chirtea and Julian Woodrow announce the release of the autographed copy of their debut album

End of the Night

Blackberry Jam, NOW CALLED " TAKE 2" made their name change just prior to their last article here.

Rivenmaster is especially proud to recommend and promote Take2's music and you can rest assured Adrain & Julian will continue to be included on this site in updates and in special feature articles.

This long awaited collection of originals will be a true collectors item especially in the Autographed copy version. However if you want the digital version:

Order Today from iTunes!

Cameron Molloy Debut EP

Cameron Molloy EP

Rising Young Recording Artist Cameron Molloy just released his debut EP with 5 amazing hit singles. Rivenmaster's Place was delighted to feature Cameron here this past January and now only a few months later his first ever EP hits the online store shelves just for you.

Without hesitation, I immediately downloaded his new EP knowing that I was going to be in for a real treat. Of course I had already heard some of his songs, but this new 5 song collection was one I just had to have. Get your own copy by visiting iTunes or CD Baby

You can also purchase physical CD's on the CD Baby Site so be sure to check that out before you make your final decision.

As a third option you can listen to the full song on ReverbNation below and then show him your support by paying for the downloaded versions using one of these links.

FHR Radio

FHR Radio is an independent licensed online radio station playing today's best country and pop music from National and International Artists. Both major and independent. They are a huge supporter of this site and the artist who are featured here! If you would like your music played on rotation there please contact this site for more information.

CLICK HERE to vote for your favorite young artist!