Spotlight

Smule User Spotlight: @sekarkiranah

thursdasy_user

Smule Spotlight: @sekarkiranah

 

My name is Sekar, but people just simply call me “Skay” because it’s different, unique, and recognizable. I am from Bontang in East Borneo, Indonesia: a small city which even lot of Indonesian people don’t know about (LOL). As unique as the town itself, my love for vanilla and tosca knows no bounds. It might border on obsession… but singing is my passion.

Right now I am a psychology practitioner who works for special needs children at a local hospital in my town. The work is rewarding. The children are sweet and they deserve as much love and learning as any child does, because every children was born perfect. That’s the point that i’ll always keep on my mind.

One day, a friend of mine introduced me to ‘Sing!’. Just so you know, we don’t have many karaoke bars around, so this little app is amazing to me. An example of a great night to me would be singing karaoke at the table with a tray of delicious sushi. Not everybody’s idea of a great night but it is a blast.

What do you love the most about Sing!?

When I sing I just feel different. I am no longer me if that makes sense. The music becomes my blood and the rhythm becomes my soul. I love every part of the singing process very much while making it: from producing and arranging to recording and editing. Rock and Reggae music does this the most. I almost cannot contain myself when good tracks plays around me. Sing! helps me to do all of that too. The amazing software and tools they offer really help me as an artist.

 

If you could sing one song on American Idol, what would it be?

A Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin. I am really obsessed to sing that song on a big stage. This song brings great energies, expressions, and goosebumps, so it will be great if i could sing that song on stage.

Who influences you the most?

It is not easy to pick who my biggest personal influence is. As the years went by, that role as biggest influence changed from person to person. To give it to just one does not work for me. I think in music’s term, it will be Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. They just gave me this “style” WOOHOO!

Share a fun experience

What most people do not know is how fun driving is for me. I really love to drive from one city to another, by myself. I became very good thanks to long commutes to my job. Maybe I was a taxi driver in a different life… Hahaha xD

Can you share one quote or saying you love, that keeps you going in life?

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss

Favorite food?

SUSHI! Of course. Why? I don’t know why, but sushi is the only food that I never get bored with. I love sushi so much that i’ve considered marrying it.. LOL xD

50

Smule Group Spotlight: XCLUSIVE

screen-shot-2016-12-27-at-8-27-52-pm

Smule Group Spotlight: XCLUSIVE

We are an XCLUSIVE group of Smulers who enjoy our love for Smuling by sharing our various talents together via collaborations. Smule provides us this wonderful platform that brings together people from all over the world. It is through Smule that our XCLUSIVE collaborations from all across the globe are made possible.

What is your favorite style to sing as a group?

Acoustic

If you could get together in real life for 3 days, what would you do?

Do a group VOC together!

Please share any favorite memories as a group

Every group collaboration has its own sweet memories and we made plenty!

Who is your group leader(s) (Smule ID) for community to ask questions?

_ZalZack_X (Founder) and _aiRynRsz_X (Co Founder)

Name 5 qualities that you try to highlight in your group

Teamwork, Respect, Understanding, Sharing, Creativity

 

27

Group Spotlight: WanderingChild

screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-3-00-44-pm

Wandering Child’s (@WanderingChild) “Phantom Of The Opera” is a project directed by Harry Amyson (@HarryAmyson on Smule), which includes collaborations by 15 very talented Smulers who share a passion for the legendary “Phantom Of The Opera” musical. Each track has been customized/produced in accordance to a revised script from the original Broadway production. We have currently completed Act 1, and is scheduled to start recording Act after the year end holidays!
What is your favorite style to sing as a group?
Mostly musical theatre and showtunes, but we do sing other genres as well when we are not working on Phantom Of The Opera!
Name 5 qualities that you try to highlight in your group
1) Passionate – Each Phan in this group are dedicated to making this show a success!
2) Talented – Our Phans are incredibly skilled. Each Phan possesses a unique voice, and are able to act out their scenes impeccably.
3) Committed – Every single Phan in our group has put in their best efforts to get practice/final tracks recorded according to our strict timeline.
4) Supportive – We don’t use this platform simply to sing and record tracks, we have created amazing friendships across the world, and ever single one of us are there for emotional support.
5) Diverse – Our Phans come from America, Scotland, Malaysia, and Singapore!
If you could get together in real life for 3 days, what would you do?
We have always thought about having a get together over in America, where we would rent a holiday house together, eat good food, visit the beaches, and go to Universal Studios to enjoy Harry Potter, and not forgetting taking this time to sing and meet each others’ family and friends!
Please share any favorite memories as a group(if you have any)

1) Our collabs of other musicals!

– Les Mis, One Day More,

https://www.smule.com/recording/les-miserables-one-day-more/166486674_608783002 –
– Rent, Will I, https://www.smule.com/recording/rent-will-i/146862391_600115233

2) 20 rapid fire questions!

https://www.smule.com/recording/20-questions-time/166486674_584351785/ensembles

3) Singing Happy Birthday (and accidentally inviting THE birthday boy to sing HIS own song!) https://www.smule.com/recording/traditional-happy-birthday-to-you/166486674_604466131

4) Our Piangi (@nightowl1973)’s pictures of himself in hats!

5) Rejoicing at every completed track!

Who is your group leader(s) (Smule ID) for community to ask questions?

@HarryAmyson, @WanderingChild

Follow us at:

Smule

Facebook

 Youtube

31

Smule Spotlight: _Keithx

keith

My name is Keith. Im from the Philippines, but I live in Nebraska. I love art a lot. I draw, I paint, I take pictures, I sing, play instruments and anything thats related to art.. I love Sing! so much, it became a training ground for me when it comes to singing, I learned a lot of vocal techniques with singers around the world, showed me a lot of things I never thought I could do. Then eventually it became a part of my lifestyle, and now I couldn’t live without it :)

What makes you excited to Sing?

Whenever I make OCs I’m always so excited to listen to people who joined me, because thats how I usually discover talented people. Then I follow them and join their OCs 😻 So basically, stalking singers at Sing! excites me lol 🙈

Who influences you the most?

Here on Sing, the people who inspires me a lot are @AlneVillegas @pinoytonality @_Sarahx and @geliklardi
But the person who inspires me the most is Nicki Minaj. I know y’all think of her as this rapper who cusses and twerks a lot. But I see her differently, she is so much more than that. Ive been a fan since 09′ (shotout to the Barbz) and she always tells her fans to never give up and keep dreaming. that’s something i’ve been holding onto. And not all musicians are like that.

Share a personal fact no one would ever guess about you.

I laugh easily and for very little !! hihi

Can you share one quote or saying you love, that keeps you going in life?

In the instinct is the only truth

 

If you could have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Of course Corsican dishes

25

Smule Group Spotlight: MicDrop

Smule Spotlight: MicDrop

Our goal, in MicDrop, is just to be able to sing and have fun with no judgment or criticism. We are a group of diverse individuals, who share the same love, MUSIC. Our goal is for everyone no matter who you are or what you do, to be able to be a karaoke star with friends.

What is your favorite style to sing as a group?

Since we try to be as diverse as possible, our group favors every style of music.

If you could get together in real life for 3 days, what would you do?

If we could get together in real life, we would want to throw the biggest karaoke get-together the world has ever seen.

Who is your group leader(s) (Smule ID) for community to ask questions?

Our group leaders are _MD_VIP3R – Founder and _MD_Matt – Co-Founder.

@_MD_VIP3R or @_MD_Matt – abq_sings_31/Line for any questions, requests, or info on joining.

Name 5 qualities that you try to highlight in your group

Fun, diversity, open-mindedness, creativeness, and Fun

14

Smule User Spotlight: LewisStark

lewisstark

Smule User Spotlight: LewisStark

Lewis, Lew, Lewy……are all names that I go by. Born in Heber Springs, Arkansas, USA and grew up in a military family. We moved frequently and lived in Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota by the time I reached the age of 6. From there, we were fortunate to spend 4 years in Bitburg, Germany before being transferred to Panama City, Florida. Spending my adolescent years in a beach town put the sand and surf in my blood. I love anything water related! Boating, snorkeling, fishing, swimming, paddling, if it is at the beach or on the water; I am happy. If I still lived there I would be kite boarding at this moment. I moved to Nashville, TN in 1995 & have been here since. I joined Smule Sing! in August of 2015 after watching Jason Derulo & Luke Bryan’s duet via facebook. I hadn’t even realized that I had the app on my iPad a year before that, which I apparently downloaded the same time as the Smule Piano app.

What makes you excited to Sing?

My first experience with public singing was at the age of 6. I was at a concert and the group was giving away merchandise. They ask who wanted it & of course, I raised my hand high with excitement. They called me up and told me that I could have free stuff, if I would sing a song. I chose ‘Jesus Loves Me’ & sang into the microphone. When I finished, the applause that followed was invigorating and instantly addictive. I knew then that I wanted to be on stage my whole life. I would spend hours practicing in my room with background tracks on cassette. As a teenager, I sang in church, as part of a promotional/modeling board for a department store chain, & for local talent shows. I came to Nashville as a senior in high school to record a cd project that I don’t really like listening to now. My voice was not seasoned and the songs had no meaning to me. I sidelined my aspirations for a career in music for a “normal” family life after moving to Nashville and getting married in 1997. During that time I continued to sing in church and for weddings. I did a little bit of studio work lending my vocals to projects produced by, my friend, Robby Turner ( former steal guitarist for Waylon Jennings and currently playing for Chris Stapleton). My singing was ended abruptly when I went through a divorce in 2011. I needed an outlet to get my voice back in shape & Smule Sing! provided that, as well as, the ability to share my talent with friends and family all over the world. I am excited by the ability music and singing has to connect so many people. It is truly a universal language!

If you could sing one song on American Idol, what would it be?

I auditioned for American Idol Season 4. I choose ‘Unchained Melody’ as my audition piece. I was told, “You have a great voice. Unfortunately, we can’t use you this season.” Of course, you and the rest of the world, got Carrie Underwood that year, so, I can’t be too upset with the outcome. I auditioned for The Voice in 2012 as well. Another great audition but, not exactly what they were looking for on the show that season. My song choice then was ‘Feeling Good’ & the room stopped to listen. I thought it was going to be my shot. Alas, it wasn’t…but, I tried at least.

Who influences you the most?

If we are talking about musical influences, mine are widely varied. I truly enjoy and appreciate all music. I have respect for artists that excell in their vocal performance! The greats like Sinatra, Nat King Cole, & Ella Fitzgerald to name a few. Those continue with Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Adele, Michael Buble’, Josh Groban, Marc Broussard, Chris Stapleton, & the list could go on indefinitely.

Share a personal fact no one would ever guess about you.

I could be considered a renaissance man. My interest, knowledge, and skills are widely varied. Additionally, many people ask about my vocal training & would never guess that I haven’t had any training whatsoever.

Can you share one quote or saying you love, that keeps you going in life?

If it has been done by someone else, I can do it too.

Also….

“Just keep swimming, just keep swimming” 🐠 😂

If you could have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

This is difficult…I love food. Seafood is one of my favorite things to eat. I think as an everyday meal for the rest of my life…. I would choose Mexican food.

14