“KRUSH” – Florida’s Rockin Pre-teen Boy Band

Krush Pirate Fest-62 LiveMeet KRUSH!

It all began in December of 2013 when the parents of young guitar prodigy Nicholas Rothschild became frustrated with trying to find better musicians to play with their exceptionally talented son Nicky. Handpicking each member of the band now called KRUSH, Brad Rothschild and his wife Laurie brought together this group of young preteen boys developing them into what can only be described as a young Rock Band destined for greatness!

Rehearsing weekly at DC Rehearsal Studios these child musical prodigies continue to grow as professional musicians and performers. Each performance only gets better and the KRUSH fan base is quickly expanding from pre-teen admirers to industry professionals. They are capturing the attention of both local and major media and quickly making a name for themselves as the next generation of rock.

KRUSH with Tony Bongiovi and Ron Alexenburg
KRUSH with Tony Bongiovi and Rob Roy

Currently the boys are working on a weekly Saturday morning show that is slated for network television with producer Tony Bongiovi creator of legendary PowerStation Studios and former VP of Epic Records, Ron Alexenburg known for his work with Michael Jackson.  The band will be the characters, voice overs and the touring band on this project once it airs.  Krush just won 2015 ALS JAM FOR THE CURE: Battle of the Bands and their lead singer is the winner of 2014 Boca’s Got Talent. In addition they were just named the Judges Choice Winners in The Deerfield Beach Founding Father’s Day Parade. Since their first gig in June 2014 they have opened for some bigger names including Melissa Etheridge, Montgomery Gentry, Smash Mouth, and Heffron Drive and are playing the festival circuit as well. Ranging in ages 10-12 the boys have gained an unbelievable amount of attention in a very short time (8 months). 

The Boys in the Band:

“Music is my Passion. If you have a dream, follow it and your dream will come true just like mine.”  Ben Meller

Ben Meller
Ben Meller

Ben Meller  is the 10 year old lead singer for the band Krush and is from Boynton Beach, Florida. Ben has a smooth yet powerful voice that is rich and distinctive. Ben has a sweet soul and an incredible feel for music, as young as 3 years old Ben would hear a song and begin to emote the feelings that song would bring. Ben has music in his blood. 

Ben is an honor roll student at Unity School. He is in the elementary chorus, plays the alto sax in school band and is also JoJo in the Unity Production of Suessical Jr.

Ben started vocal coaching in April 2014 with Mike Soper Music in Wellington and has recently become a featured MSM Artist. He entered his first ever talent contest in June of 2014 and took first place in Boca’s Got Talent 2014. He was also one of ten vocalists chosen as the 2014 AT&T Young Stars of South Florida.  

A few of his favorite bands are Guns N Roses, Queen, Zeppelin, ACDC, American Authors and My Chemical Romance.

Ben’s dream is to continue with the band, tour the world, and to one day star in a Broadway musical. A boy this talented is sure to keep making waves. 

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“I like playing because I get to inspire people in the crowd.” Nicky Rothschild

Nicholas Rothschild
Nicholas Rothschild

 

Nicholas Rothschild is the 10 year old lead guitarist for the band Krush and is from Boca Raton, FL. Nicky has been called a prodigy when it comes to playing the guitar and to watch him leaves you spellbound. 

From the tender age of 6, this rocker has been honing his skills for the world stage. Emulating his favorite rockers, Eddie Van Halen, Jason Becker and Yngwie Malmsteen, Nicky does not just admire them, he strives, hours per day, to become them.

When you speak with Nicky for the first time, you are drawn in by his angelic face and sweet brown eyes, never knowing the secret he keeps.  When you see Nick play his guitar for the first time, you will be left in shock at his gutsy maneuvering and uncanny talent that many adults cannot boast.

Nicky began performing at the age of 7 with the School of Rock under Yazmani Velasquez, who has helped him become the performer he is today. This is where Nicky met the rest of his Krush bandmates and was just named to the School of Rock house band, the youngest performer ever to earn that honor.

He dreams of attending the Berklee School of Music, and making it big with his friends. When you ask Nicky, “Why do you love playing guitar so much?” he kindly responds,

“I love to make people happy,”   

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“All I ever want to do in my life is to have fun with my friends, play music with my friends and most importantly, have fun!”  Sam North

Samuel North
Samuel North

 

Samuel North is the 12 year old bass player and back ground vocalist for the band Krush and is from West Palm Beach, Florida. Swaying to a rhythm all his own, Sam has the uncanny ability to lay down the beat and help keep his team on time. 

When Sam was 3 years old he begged for a violin for Christmas but he ended up strumming it more than bowing it. At the age of 7 he began singing and playing the ukulele as his instrument of choice. He walked in to Havana Hideout to play an open mic, alone, at 9 years old.  He parents knew he needed more.

Sam began at the School of Rock in 2012 where he met his band mate Nicky. They became fast friends and have been playing together ever since. In 2014 Sam began vocal coaching with Mike Soper Music in Wellington, Florida, and is also under the tutelage of Mike Waknine, bassist of “County Line Road.”

Although rock is the genre of choice for Krush, Sam loves all types of music. From Bon Jovi to Jason Mraz, Metallica to Michael Jackson, Daft Punk and Skrillex, he will sing it, guitar it, bass it, and ukulele it to his heart’s content.  He has even begun composing music for video games.

Sam dreams of becoming famous with this band, making music, having fun, and buying his mom and dad a home in Hawaii.

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“My Dad took me to a Motley Crüe concert and I saw Tommy Lee playing and it inspired me.” Tristan Yeager

Tristan Yeager
Tristan Yeager

 

Tristan Yeager is the 11 year old drummer for the band Krush and is from Greenacres, Florida. This hard hitting talent will leave you mesmerized and delighted as you watch him lead his band to rock history. 

There is no doubt that Tommy Lee is Tristan’s idol, and he works hard to emulate Tommy’s style with his drum coach and mentor Alex Mandel from the School of Rock. But drumming isn’t the only thing up his sleeve.

Tristan also enjoys singing, plays bass, and writes music all the while keeping his grades up in school and being in his school band. Smart as a whip, this multi-talented kid with the big personality will leave you cheering for more.

Tristan hopes to follow in his big sister, Gianna Mascaro’s footsteps, and attend Dreyfoos School of the Arts. As well as, eventually, attend the Berklee School of Music like his band coach and “big brother”, Dylan Fernandez. 

Most recently, Tristan was named to the School of Rock house band with his Krush bandmate, Nicky. 

His favorite bands are Motley Crüe, Primus, Emerson lake and Palmer and Yes.

 

 

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These amazing kids play classic rock at a high level and are serious musicians who study music daily. The band is referenced as having the “Holy Crap Factor”. People hear their songs come around the corner and then see kids killing Van Halen, Zeppelin, AC/DC among other greats note for note. To see more photos and videos of their past performances be sure you check out all their social media links at the end of this article.

CBS 12 KRUSHWatch KRUSH on TV 12 News

After their first show in June of 2014, the four young musicians were featured on a CBS special called “Extraordinary People”. 

These boys are more than just musical prodigies with amazing musical and performance talent. They are also very involved with charity work having done a number of fund raising events over the last several months. The boys feel it is important to give back to their community whenever possible.   This started over the summer when KRUSH played their first benefit show for the Boca YMCA.  KRUSH held a benefit concert in conjunction with Feeding South Florida on November 1st to raise money, canned goods and awareness.

 

KRUSH 2015
KRUSH Left to Right
Samuel North, Ben Meller, Nicholas Rothschild, & Tristan Yeager

 

On December 13th the boys played another charity concert for shooting victim Lyndsey Cooper, raising money for her facial reconstruction surgery.  Also in December KRUSH and County Line Road started their first annual Chords of Hope Charity Toy Drive and concert.  Collecting toys, gift cards and money that were donated to children undergoing treatment at St. Mary’s Hospital and the Quantum House.  The boys spent Christmas Eve day delivering gifts to the children at The Quantum House, talking with them, decorating cookies and making holiday crafts.

 

Communication Break Down KRUSHWatch KRUSH perform “Led Zeppelin’s”
“Communication Breakdown”

In addition, the boys decided to enter the Jam for the Cure, Battle of the Bands for ALS.  Since famed guitarist Jason Becker is fighting this terrible illness and he is one of Nicky’s idols…the boys wanted to enter to help bring more awareness to the disease.  In the end, KRUSH took home the big win of $1000.00 along with their very own show at Jazziz in Boca.

Breaking the law of averages for young bands making it big in the industry, KRUSH continues to gain momentum KRUSHING IT at every live performance adding to their growing number of fans and supporters. This is one group that is destined to become a household name so get on their fan-base bus now and get ready for the ride of your life.

 

To learn more about KRUSH visit:

Happy 2015 from Rivenmaster!

 2015 NewYear

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Every year I like to take this time to thank everyone for their faithfulness and support not only to this website but to the young artists who are represented here.  Like last year many new artists were introduced here for the first time which now brings this site close to 150 young artists who have been featured here at one time or another since September 2009. While many continue to come back year after year some have moved on to even bigger and better things and have already outgrown this website. Some have been signed to producers and new management and working on new CD projects in amazing recording studios with professional backing and support. For those who have moved on to the next step in their musical career we salute you and offer our greatest wish for good success in the coming year.

For those who continue on as an Indi Artist or are still progressing and polishing your talent, we praise you for your effort and sacrifice and offer you our continued support and encouragement.

That being said, we thought it might be fun to bring you just a few interesting things about the site that we only share at this time of the year.

RIVENMASTER’S MOST POPULAR PUBLICATIONS 2014

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. Rivenmaster’s Place had over 70,000 visitors in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it. The busiest day of the year was January 17th with 671 views. The most popular post that day was Alec in WILDerland – Trust Your Wild SideThis year readers came from 174 different countries with the most visitors comign from The United States, with Germany & U.K. not far behind. 

Here are the Top 5 Most Popular Posts last year. (This may surprise you because some were published in previous years but are still holding much interest)

While every article and new young artist that is introduced here has merit I think we need to pay our respect to these young artists who have captured the largest number of fan visits, reads, and shares in 2014.

Alec Fischer
Alec Fischer

 

Alec J Fischer continues to be one of the brightest and best young videographers and youngest film/TV show producers I have ever met.  His latest “Alec in WILDerland” full feature YouTube segments were both enlightening and educational and I can’t tell you how much I have learned from watching his shows.  I salute you Alec for not only taking the First Place Award, but for your endurance, strength, creativity, stamina, and courage to do something nobody your age has ever done before.  You are a true artist and champion!

Here are his Latest Two Segments entitled “Across America”:

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Uriah Shelton
Uriah Shelton

Uriah Shelton while never actually having his own personal feature article here was featured in a film review I did for his roll as Henry Matthews in the Feature Film entitled “Lifted”.  While this film actually dates his career back to 2010 when he was but 13 years of age his singing and personality was captured in such a way with this movie that fans will just not let it go! 

Uriah continues to prove his singing ability and has release a few music videos on YouTube and has been very active with his Television acting career.  He did 26 episodes  as “Jeff Cargill” in A&E’s “The Glades“, in addition to other television performances. He is currently playing the roll of Joshua Matthews on Disney’s “Girl Meets World” and as Josh on Wig’s “Blue” which will be moving from YouTube to Wigs own website and also be aired on Hulu and Fox.com.

Here are his two latest Original Hit music videos from his YouTube Channel.

Uriah Shelton Anything for You

Uriah Shelton I Wanna Live Like That

 

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Carson Lueders
Carson Lueders

Carson Lueders had only just begun his musical career when he first appeared here on Rivenmaster’s Place.  Since that time he has grown exponentially both physically and as a music pop idol.  This site is accustomed to having young aspiring actors and singers move on to bigger things, but Carson Lueders exploded onto the scene and now has Millions of fans from all over the world!  You could say he is one of, if not the hottest young YouTube artists to break out this past year. Carson has been walking red carpets, making appearances in Teen Magazines, and hanging with some of the most popular young singers currently in the business. 

In fact. this past year I have not even been able to pin him or his new management down for an article.  Regardless of that, over the past two years, Carson has brought more views and readers to this site than any other single young artist featured here.  CONGRATULATIONS CARSON!

Here are Carson’s Last Two Music Video Offerings:

Carson Lueders ft. Jordyn Jones

Carson Lueders Shake It Off

 

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Abraham Mateo
Abraham Mateo

Abraham Mateo first appeared here on Rivenmaster’s Place nearly 3 years ago but still continues to pull in a great following of readers and fans. Abraham now 16 years old is the hottest young artist on Sony Music Spain.  Abraham still holds the record for the number of visits for a debut article here which exceeded 900 views in one day. We have not enjoyed that kind of traffic since, although Daves Highway came in a close second with over 600.  Abraham’s looks and vocal talent has elevated him to a level of world stardom that is not enjoyed by everyone.  He is truly a special young man with an extraordinary talent, and you can be sure he will be around for years to come!

Abraham just released his new album titled “Who I Am” this past November. While I personally wish Abraham would create an album with more songs in English apparently Sony Spain is happy with the way things are.  Regardless, I especially enjoy the Spanish flare in his music which adds that special touch that no other form or genre of music can.  Congrats and Happy New Year Abraham!

Here are Abrahams latest Music Video for his song :

Abraham Mateo All the Girls (La La La)

 Abraham also has a brand new site dedicated to his new project “Who I Am The FILM”  CHECK IT OUT!

 

Sebastian Urdiales
Sebastian Urdiales

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Sebastian Urdiales is the newest little star featured here on Rivenmaster’s Place.  He had an explosive article here which brought in visitors from every corner of the globe. He not only is an outstanding vocalist but a great performer and dancer as well as actor.  Even though very young in his career, he is already starting to make big waves in the media with his new covers and duets getting shared by some major promotional players on the web.  While he has yet to have a professional Music Video created for him he has many videos on his YouTube Channel that demonstrates his amazing vocal and performing talent.

Congratulations Sebastian for all your recent success and for expanding your fan base this past year!  Best of Success in 2015.

Sebastian just shared his latest duet recorded with Sarah Silva entitled “Confieso”.

Sebastian Urdiales Confieso

 

 

2015

I’m not sure what the new year will bring by way of new talent but you can be sure this site will be on top of it offering all the help we can to promote and spread the word about them.

To all these amazingly beautiful and talented young performers I wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR and to all the great supporters of this site I offer my sincere thanks and cordial wishes for a prosperous and healthy 2015!

I also want to remind you that none of this could be possible without your continued support of this website.

During the months of January – March we again start up our campaign to raise funds to help with the continued free support, advise, advertisement, free publicity, and even some web creations for many of these youngsters.  This site continues to support through donations and the purchase of these struggling young musicians, dancers, vocalists, and actors CD’s and Film projects.  The only way we can do this is with your help!

We hope you will join again with us through your generous donations by either using the drive link on the top right of this website or:

 

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God bless all of you and once again HAPPY 2015!



 

 Rivenmaster