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23

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CHRISTA MCVOY

Afresh: What is your name, and name your group/band/act?

Christa McVoy

Afresh: What (who) does your act/art consist of?

Solo act

Afresh: How would you describe your music/art/entertainment for the public audience if they have never seen you before?

I would have to say it’s very energetic & I try to get the audience involved as much as possible.

Afresh: Give me some details about the group/act/art?

19 years old. Born & raised in the Washington D.C. area. Started Karate at the age of 4.

Afresh: How long have you been performing live or making art?

Since I was a baby.

Afresh:  What do you feel distinguishes “an artist” from just a musician?

To me, a musician is someone who plays an instrument & an artist is someone who brings something new to the table.

Afresh: What has been the biggest challenge for you or the group?

Making the right connections to able to pursue my career.

Afresh: You’ve heard of the term “starving artists” before, how do you cope with major obstacles?

I try to work my other jobs as much as possible but put my music first.

Afresh:  Do you feel the economic crunch has hurt the industry, or do you have some other promotional tips to help support your music?
The economic crunch has hurt every industry therefore; the music industry is not an exception.

Afresh: Art & Music has an impact on both young and old.  Everyone loves a celebrity, so what advice do you have for the youth of today?

Pursue your dream & go for the gold!

Afresh: What does your family think of your performance and do they support you?

Yes, they’ve been supportive since the beginning. I don’t think I’d be where I am now without them.

Afresh: Thinking back, did your family carry on the same musical/artistic interests?

Yes, when my sister was younger she wanted to pursue a career in journalism. Both my grandmothers were both singers.

Afresh: Do you have your own favorite type of music and is it any different from what you play now?

Rock would have to be one of my tops favs but I also love southern rock. No, I actually have started working on some rock material for my next few singles.

Afresh: Do you have other interests or talents you would like to share with us?

I’ve been taking Karate since I was 4 so I’m very involved in the “work out” field. I would love to get certified as a personal trainer.

Afresh: What has been your strong influence to continue performing?

The fans of course. Also, my sister & my niece Jenna. Vaguely I remember my sister saying to not give up. It’s always nice to hear positive feedback which is why I love logging into my myspace.

Afresh: Does anyone in particular influence your artistic/musical talent?

There’s a few but it’s a big mix whether it comes from the lyrics or the beats.  To throw one out there John Mayer.

Afresh: Who does most of the song writing/art/literature?

For awhile when I first started out I was singing originals but now I’m learning a little bit more about writing everyday so right this moment me 🙂

Afresh:  Where would you like to see yourself within the next five years as an artist?

Successful of course. Making a living of what I love to do!

Afresh: Have you ever had any strange or stalker type fans that you are aware of?

Ha ha, you know, they actually used to be my friends.  Two of them have stalked me during my gigs.

Afresh: While getting ready to perform have you ever been interrupted by fans who snuck in to the dressing room/rehearsal?

No

Afresh: What has been the worst nightmare for the group?  How did you get through it all?

It wasn’t quite a nightmare but I was singing at the fashion show I was modeling at as well & the dj who was playing the tracks kept playing the wrong songs I was supposed to sing too!

Afresh: What are your up-to-date performance plans?  New releases?  Tours? News?

Right now, I am working on a few tracks most of my own & hope to have them out by the end of the year. I have also been modeling right now.

Afresh: If you could perform with anyone in the world, either dead or alive who would it be? Why? (Name up to three)

John Mayer- He is such a talented & extraordinary man. I went to see him live & was shocked at how amazing he was.

Incubus – There songs always carry a message that are food for thought. They have a neat way of drawing you in.

Red – They also like incubus have a hidden message. The lead singer has a great voice & is powerful about his messages about God.

Afresh: What is the furthest show from your home that you have done?

Wyoming

Afresh:  How do you feel about file swapping?

I feel that that is part of our crash in the industry.

Afresh: Have you been involved in any benefit performances?  What was it and how did you become involved?

Yes, if you look at the list of places I’ve sang on my website (www.christamcvoy.com) most of them are for benefits. When I was very young I had massive pneumonia & was at Children’s Hospital. I’ve always felt I’ve wanted to give back.

Afresh:  How do you think you would like to be remembered by everyone?

As someone who strived for their goals & achieved it.

Afresh:  As an artist, is there anything special you hope to be able to accomplish?

Becoming a better writer as well as learning guitar.

Afresh:  When things seem to go negatively at times, how do you turn things into something positive?
I definitely go read my myspace email/comments. Those are a God sent!

Afresh:  What do you attribute to your “drive as an artist”?

God

Afresh:  If you had to think of a slogan that could leave a positive impact for everyone what would your slogan be?

Shoot for your dreams!

Afresh: Do you currently have an agent, endorsement, record label, sponsor, etc.?

As of this moment, no.

Afresh: Is this your first interview or do you have some other articles/stories about you posted somewhere for public viewing?

No. My first was a Maryland newspaper but I don’t know where to find it online.

Afresh: Do you have any video links where people can see you?

Not yet. Getting my webcam fixed soon. I will definitely post a lot (:

Afresh: Do you have a website of any type?  (Name all options)

www.myspace.com/christamcvoycm

www.christamcvoy.com

www.twitter.com/christachris

On FB search “Christa McVoy”

Afresh:  Thanks for the awesome interview.  You are one talented lady and we look forward to hearing more from you in the future!  Thanks for the dedication and devotion to the music industry.  We love ya!

Support live music in your area—get out and see a band perform live!

Thanks for “Keeping it fresh, live, real & rockin’”….to all great things

Best regards….The staff of AFRESH ENTERTAINMENT ONLINE MAGAZINE & TV

More about Christa McVoy

Christa McVoy

1009 Oak Hall Drive  Mount Juliet, TN 37122

Home: 615-773-5757  Cell:  615-870-8115

E-mail:  christa@christamcvoy.com                   Website:  www.christamcvoy.com

Christa McVoy, at only 19 years old, is a very dynamic entertainer who enjoys singing all genres of music.  Winner of numerous awards, she has astonished audiences with her extraordinary talent and style. Christa especially likes to get everyone involved when she performs. Besides being an assistant karate instructor, she is active with civic, religious and charitable projects.

In 2001, at the age of 10, she established an ongoing program to donate books to the Children’s National Medical Center Hospital Family Library in Washington, D.C.  She initiated and organized annual toy collection drives for patients at Children’s Hospital from 2001 to the present.  She has also been a volunteer for a peer group study at the University of Maryland since 2001.

PERFORMANCES

National Night Out – Mount Juliet, TN – August 3, 2007

Mount Juliet Star Finals, (Guest Performer) Mount Juliet, TN – July 28, 2007

Mount Juliet Star Semi-Finals, (Guest Performer) Mount Juliet, TN – July 21, 2007

Salute to Our Armed Forces, Lebanon, TN – July 7, 2007

July 4th Celebration, Mount Juliet, TN – July 4, 2007

Cedars of Lebanon Park, Lebanon, TN – June 30, 2007

Providence Marketplace Family Fun Day, Mt. Juliet, TN – June 23, 2007

Nashville Onstage, Nashville, TN – March 17, 2007

C. J. Fox Model & Talent Agency Grand Opening, Mt. Juliet, TN – March 15, 2007

Christmas in the Park, Mt. Juliet, TN – December 9, 2006

Halloween in the Park, Mt. Juliet, TN – October 14, 2006

Mount Juliet Star Competition (judge), Mt. Juliet, TN – September 23, 2006

Tennessee State Fair, Nashville, TN – September 15, 2006

Wilson County Fair, Lebanon, TN – August 19, 2006

Providence Marketplace Grand Opening Celebration, Mt. Juliet, TN – August 5, 2006

6th Annual New Artist Radio Awards Show, Nashville, TN – August 4, 2006

Private Party – Cedar Bluff, AL – July 29, 2006

I-59 Marketplace, Hammondville, AL – June 17, 2006

CMA Fan Fest, Hall Of Fame Lounge on Music Row, Nashville, TN – June 9, 2006

College Park International Festival, University of MD, College Park, MD – November, 2005

Howard County Fair, West Friendship, Maryland – August, 2005

National Night Out, Beltsville, Maryland – August, 2005

Kent County Fair, Tolchester, Maryland – July, 2005

Independence Day Celebration, Laurel, Maryland – July 2005

Flag Day Celebration, White Marsh Mall, Baltimore, Maryland – June, 2005

Beltsville Day, Beltsville Community Center – May, 2005

Montpelier Festival, Laurel, Maryland – May, 2005

Children’s Hospital, Washington, D.C. – February, 2005

Westfield Shoppingtown, Montgomery Mall, Bethesda, Maryland – December, 2004

Westfield Shoppingtown, Wheaton, Maryland – December, 2004

Studio of Korean Karate Open House, College Park, Maryland – October, 2004

St. Joseph’s Church Religious Education Assembly, Beltsville, Maryland – October, 2004

My Way Restaurant, Laurel, Maryland – October, 2004

Raise Your Voice Contest, HOT 99.5FM, Laurel Mall – September, 2004

HOT 99.5 Back To School Karaoke, Lakeforest Mall, Montgomery Village, Maryland – September, 2004

“Catch a Rising Star II” Langley Park Community Center – August, 2004

National Night Out, Beltsville, Maryland – August, 2004

NAVSEA Annual Picnic, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C – July, 2004

Jackson Hole Playhouse Theater, Jackson, Wyoming – July, 2004

“Pop, Rock and a Little Bit of Country”, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church, Alexandria, VA – July, 2004

“Catch a Rising Star Concert”, Paramount Kings Dominion Amusement Park, Doswell, VA – June, 2004

“Catch a Rising Star Concert”, Children’s Hospital, Washington, D. C. – May, 2004

Montpelier Festival, Laurel, Maryland – May, 2004

M-NCPPC Positive Teen Talent Contest – Tawes Theater, University of Maryland – May, 2004

Beltsville Day, Beltsville Community Center – May, 2004

Maryland Star Contest, University of Maryland – April, 2004

Radio Star Karaoke Contest, HOT 99.5 FM, Laurel Mall – February, 2004

Baltimore Beat Karaoke Contest, Grillewater, February, 2004 and Eastpoint Mall, Maryland – March 2004

“Catch a Rising Star Concert”, Langley Park Community Center – January 30, 2004

Berwyn Café, College Park – December, 2003 and January, 2004

Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department Open House – October, 2003

M-NCPPC Positive Teen Talent Show, Prince George’s County Fair – September, 2003

“Back Porch Country” Television Show, Shreveport, Louisiana – August, 2003

National Night Out, Beltsville, Maryland – August, 2003

Colours Performing Arts Musical Theater Camp, Hyattsville, Maryland – July, 2003

“The Wiz” and “The Rhythm is Going to Get You”, Jim Henson Theater, Hyattsville, Maryland – July, 2003

Kings Dominion, Doswell, Virginia – June, 2003

A Precious Find Shop, College Park, Maryland – June, 2003

Berwyn Café, College Park, Maryland – May, 2003

Best of Maryland Show at Six Flags of America Amusement Park, Largo, Maryland – May, 2003

Youth in Praise Choir Member, Hyattsville, Maryland – 2003

St. Joseph’s School Talent Show, Beltsville, Maryland – 2002

Greenbelt Labor Day Talent Show – 2001, 2002, and 2003

University of Maryland Performing Arts Theater Camp and Show – 2002

St. Joseph’s Contemporary Choir, Beltsville, Maryland – 2002

Berwyn Baptist Church XYZ Club, College Park, Maryland, 2001

HONORS AND AWARDS

Female Vocalist of the Year (Youth Division), TCMA Showcase, Nashville TN – March 2005

Prince George’s County Fair Talent Show, 2nd Place, Upper Marlboro, Maryland – September, 2004

M-NCPPC Positive Teen Talent Contest Finalist, Tawes Theater, University of Maryland – May, 2004

Rising Star Award (Youth Division), Tennessee Country Music Alliance, Nashville, Tennessee – April, 2004

Horizon Award, International Airplay King Eagle Awards Show, Nashville, Tennessee – 2003

Junior Miss Greenbelt Scholarship Pageant 4th Alternate – 2003

Most Spirited Award, Junior Miss Greenbelt Scholarship Pageant – 2003

Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year (Youth Division), TCMA Showcase, Nashville, TN – April, 2003

Certificate of Achievement, Tennessee Country Music Alliance, Nashville, Tennessee – April, 2003

M-NCPPC Positive Teen Talent Contest Finalist, Tawes Theater, University of Maryland – June, 2003

Student of the Month Award, Carstens Music Studio, College Park, Maryland – 2002

Junior Miss Greenbelt Scholarship Pageant 4th Alternate – September, 2002

ACADEMIC AWARDS

Buck Lodge School Honor Roll, 2005

Hyattsville Middle School Honor Roll, 2004 – 2005

Hollywood Elementary School Academic and Behavior Honor Rolls, 2002 – 2003 – 2004

Hollywood Elementary School Science Fair, 2nd Place – 2004

Star Student of the Month, Hollywood Elementary School – May, 2004

Reading Awards, Hollywood Elementary 2003 – 2004 (4 awards)

Hollywood Elementary Science Bowl Team Member – 2003

Music Maestro Award, Hollywood Elementary – September, 2003, March, 2004, and June, 2004

Hollywood Elementary School Science Fair, 3rd Place – 2003

Music Maestro Awards, Hollywood Elementary – 2002 – 2003 (3 awards)

Reading Awards, Hollywood Elementary 2002 – 2003 (4 awards)

St. Joseph’s School Science Fair, 1st Place – 2002 and 2000

Student of the Month, St. Joseph’s School – 2002 and 2000


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