“Music has such an amazing ability to heal and bring people together. I want to be a part of that always.”Brendan Guy
Brendan Guy is not your typical 15 year old teenage boy. While most teenage boys are out hanging with friends, chasing girls or playing video games, Brendan is writing, recording, singing and performing music. And that’s the way he wants to keep it.
Brendan is a budding Pop-Star from Leduc, Alberta, Canada. He has been singing and performing since his mom can remember.
“I always said, if this kid isn’t performing on a stage somewhere someday, we did something wrong,” says his mom Cindy.
Since the age of five, when he received his first Karaoke machine for Christmas, Brendan has been entertaining family and friends. The coffee table became his stage as he would belt out “Let the Rain Fall Down”, a line in the the lyrics from Hilary Duff’s song “Come Clean”. In fact he sang it so much he wore out the cassette tape!
Seeing his potential, passion and natural ability to entertain, Cindy agreed to put him into classical voice lessons at the age of 7. Brendan progressed rapidly and was soon competing in provincial competitions. He soon became bored with the Classical Genre because he wanted to be a Pop Star!
Although Rivenmaster’s Place has published less frequently this summer, it’s not because we have not stayed busy! All of the outstanding young artist who are featured here have had an extremely busy summer. Some who were to debut here and others who had updates scheduled, had to push out their features due to tours, concerts, and special engagements with America’s Got Talent, X-Factor, and other contractual events.
This summer also has not been a blockbuster for young actors in film. While I have yet to write a review for “After Earth” staring Jaden Smith and his father Will, I thoroughly enjoyed it and will most likely get around to that after it has been released on DVD.
In addition to all this we recently heard from 2Boys in Norway ,who has not been featured here for some time. The boys are launching a brand new original single called “Scandinavian Girls” which once again demonstrates the creative talents of Marcus and Sondre. This is of course an update I’m really looking forward to publishing!
That being said, we are planning to have some great Features & Updates for you throughout the next few months.
I thought I might bring you a few of my own thoughts regarding this season’s contest at America’s Got Talent. Overall the show has been better this year and has featured more youngsters than in the past. While I have been somewhat critical of America’s Got Talent over the years, much of that criticism surrounds the fact that children compete in the same competition with adults. I have always felt that NBC needs an AGT Junior program that showcases only children and teens. This would not only be entertaining, it would help the judging panel make decisions without having to deal with an age factor. While it may not stop the tears that flow each year when a youngster does not advance in the competition, at least these talented kids would be loosing to peers their own age. Also judges comments like; your still young yet, not quite ready, only 15 (or some other youthful age) would be eliminated.