Beamer Wigley has had some exciting things happen in his career since his last appearance on Rivenmaster’s Place on July of 2013. In addition to his regular performance schedule throughout his home province of British Colombia, Beamer won first place in the ‘Best Buy Demo Wars’ for single vocalist. Then last year in September just following his stage role performance in ‘Whistle Down the Wind’, he was cast as ‘Gavroche’ in the Soundstage production of the musical “Les Miserables” which opened last January.
Watch Beamer as Gavroche in “Les Miserables”
Since Beamer’s introduction on this website, Beamer has really found his place as a young actor. His performance in “Les Miserables” has given him not only greater confidence, but aided in capturing the attention of many professionals in the acting, film and media arena.
In fact last October, Beamer made his first ever trip to Nashville TN, where he attended a music workshop and then performed in some local venues, including the renowned “Two Old Hippies” where he got to meet a V.P. from Big Machine Records, a real thrill for him!
Then in December he gained a lot of respect from the audience while performing outside for a Christmas light-up event. Although the weather turned extremely cold, Beamer did his full half hour set, persevering even when his fingers became too numb to chord his guitar. He handled it just like a pro switching to singing acapella for some songs, while allowing his hands to warm up enough to play again. The crowd appreciated his gutsy effort!
My songs are inspired through my life experiences! It’s my desire for my music to inspire others to always reach for their dreams in spite of adversity! Kira Taylor
Today’s multi talented 14 year old singing/songwriter, actress and spokesperson, Kira Taylor comes to us with not only exceptional talent but with a story of overcoming strength, courage, passion and perseverance. I was first introduced to Kira’s talent through hearing her cover of “Ready Set Don’t Go” by Billy Ray and Miley Cirus on her Reverb Nation Site. I was not only captivated with her cover but immediately convinced that she was a young lady that I needed to learn more about.
What I found after a few letter exchanges with her parents was not only an amazing young lady with an exceptional recording voice, but also a person with compassion, courage, strength and endurance….. a true overcomer in every sense of the word.
In fact, her story was so inspiring I wanted to publish it exactly as I received it. I know that you too will be inspired by the positive effect her life has been and continues to be on others as well as enjoy the musical talent she so exuberantly exhibits.
“Our daughter, Kira Taylor, was born on December 6, 1999. She was a tiny little bundle of joy that smiled and giggled every time we spoke to her or walked by her. She has always tried to be in the spotlight but there were definitely some hiccups along the way. When she was 8 months old she had to have a shunt placed because her brain started swelling due to pressure from fluid building up.