Fifteen year old identical twins Adrian Chirtea and Julian Woodrow, better known as (Blackberry Jam), wereintroduced here last April. Since then the boys have been exceedingly busy and it was only last week that I finally caught up with them.
The boys spend all their time making music honing their harmonies for their music videos along with taking part in competitions and showcasing their talents at various venues.
They live in Vermont, in an area where there are more cows than people. Rather than getting bored, they pick up a few instruments and start making music.
Their very first audition was X-Factor; Season One, and at age 14 without any experience (outside of singing in school plays) they made it all the way to Hollywood boot camp!
According to Julian, “Getting eliminated made us realize that we really needed to work at singing.” They returned to Vermont started practicing and working on music videos in September of 2011. Within a month their first video attempt, “Best Love Song” was climbing in views. Within 30 days it earned 10,000 views on YouTube, and now just one year later Blackberry Jam’s channel has over 1.3 million views.
If you are a Thilo Berndt fan you have seen and heard Thilo’s improvement on his latest videos, however you may have asked yourself what Thilo has been up to over the past couple of months. Well we are happy to say we have finally caught up to him and found out that he has been very busy since our last update!
Thilo’s musical career was catapulted in 2008 with The Kiddy Contest and continued in 2009 and 2010 with his winning performance in Teenage Rockstars.
Thilo was then featured here in a full feature article on November 15th, 2010 where we told his amazing story about his rise to fame featuring two videos that captured his appearances in both contests. His music has been playing on a rotation basis on The Skykid.com Radio ever since and his latest videos have been featured in the sidebars on this site on a regular basis! In addition Thilo stayed quite busy during 2011 participating in two TV-Productions.
While it seems that things have been quiet surrounding Thilo as of late, that is not entirely true.
Thilo has continued to be fully engaged in his musical career pursuit and has even declined several offers from diverse casting shows in order to save time for improving his vocal skills and musical talents. He currently is in the process of writing his own songs, harmonics, and lyrics and works daily on his singing technique and improving his skills on the guitar and piano.
We are also delighted to report that Thilo has been awarded one of the eight scholarships for this year’s “Prodigy Camp.