December 5, 2013

Star of Wonder--Christmas Album Giveaway!!

There is this girl I know…

Actually, she is one of three sisters that I claim (whether they like it or not) and boy oh boy is she a talented gal!

I knew she could sing.  I knew she could sing really well…but when I heard her latest Christmas album, I actually got CHILLS.  

So, I wanted to share the love and the spirit of this season by doing a GIVEAWAY!  Yes, you, my dear reader can WIN your very own copy of this album!

First, I'd like to introduce you to the soloist…my amazing and talented sister/friend, Denice:
All Photography courtesy of Deanna Rose Photography

Denice, thanks for agreeing to this interview!  I am so excited for you and PROUD!  

SWRB: What's your favorite style of music?
DL: I have a few favorite styles: I love gospel, jazz, and classical. I like a few other styles, but those would be my favorites.

SWRB: Who was/is your biggest musical influence?
DL: I don't have one in particular. I try to learn techniques from many, many different artists. Female artists inspire me vocally, male artists usually inspire me musically.

SWRB: How long have you been singing?
DL: Pretty much my entire life, since I was probably about 4 or 5 years old as far as I can remember. Any earlier than that would have to be verified by my parents. 

SWRB: What musical instruments do you play?
DL: Just the piano. And the recorder. I'm awesome on the recorder. I'd LOVE to learn how to play violin and flute.

SWRB: Is there an instrument you would love to learn how to play?
DL: Yes! Violin and flute. ;) Cello would be pretty cool, too. And guitar, acoustic and electric. And bass. Lofty goals, I know...

SWRB: Have you always dreamed of recording?
DL: Yes, probably since I was a teenager. Don't know why I didn't try to make it happen sooner, but timing is everything -- guess it just finally got to be the right time!

SWRB: What's your favorite part of recording this album?
DL: The actual recording of it -- studio time is so much fun! I also LOVED hearing how the music turned out before we started recording vocals. I have an amazing producer at Flyway Records who is exceptionally musically talented. Justin Hogue is crazy brilliant at arranging songs. Hearing what he did with these very old carols was so inspiring!

SWRB: Is there a funny or interesting story you can share about the recording of this album?
DL: Interesting factoid 1: The first and only bathroom selfie I took (and ever will take) was with my sisters styling me for the photo shoot for the cover artwork. 
Interesting factoid 2: It's hard to blow glitter out of your hands and smile at the same time.
All Photography courtesy of Deanna Rose Photography

SWRB: Do you have future projects planned we can look forward to?
DL: Yes! Please check on my Facebook page for details about an upcoming project involving a full-length album that is not holiday-related. Well, there may be something in there about Arbor Day or something. ;)

SWRB: Do you have any advice for hopeful recording artists?
DL: JUST DO IT. Can't, never could until you tried. 

SWRB: Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
DL: I adore your blog. I adore you. You are amazing. But that's not sharing, because everyone already knows that. 
I would like to share that I have a few social media outlets through which I share my thoughts and project details -- all my handles are @DeniceLanides for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I'd also like to share that I am quite fond of chocolate, dark or milk. 

Last thing I  would like to share: if your sisters know how to style and photograph and blog about you, they are some of your best resources ever. Not only do you get to look good, but you get to have a ton of fun taking pictures and spreading the word about your work!

 SWRB: Denice, I know your real sisters are as crazy about you as I am and they did a great job with styling and photography for your album!  You can follow her older sister Deanna on her photography blog: Deanna Rose Photography.  And you can follow her younger sister (the stylist!) on her style blog: Pretty is This.
All Photography courtesy of Deanna Rose Photography

Now, here's your chance to WIN a copy of this album!  All you have to do is comment below!! I will randomly draw a winner on Friday, December 13th!

Would you like to hear a little sample of what you will win?  If you just can't wait to win it--you can BUY IT NOW!




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37 comments:

Jennifer Smith said...

Sounds great! I would love to win a copy. :)

Lana said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Marlana Buck said...

Great interview!!!!!

Martha Lewis said...

It sounds beautiful and I would love to have it. Love you and your lovely family bunches. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I love her she is amazing! Even if I don't win I'm getting a copy.

MelisaaOdessa said...

I love and miss Denise :) amazing inspiration

MelisaaOdessa said...

Sorry I clicked enter and realized after I spelt your name like my mom spells hers...sorry

Jessica Dernier said...

Sounds amazing!!!

Jeff Forzaglia said...

I grew up with this girl...she was great back then and even better now. I'm so happy for you Denice. You have a beautiful voice and I'm glad everyone gets to hear it. All the best to you and yours. To everyone else, even if you don't win the free copy, I strongly recommend you purchase the album...you won't regret it. - Jeff Forzaglia.

Monica French said...

Love the sound!!! I would love to win a copy also! :-)

Monica French said...

LOVE THE SOUND! Would LOVE a copy! My birthday is just days away! ;-)

Unknown said...

Love her voice!

mary munson said...

Christmas isn't Christmas without the right music!

Yafah nesichah said...

Awe�� the interview was awesome! Ive never won anything so lets see....eek! Hahaha

MIRIAM GEORGIANA ADKINS said...

What a wonderful singer in an inspiration to work great women of God can do I would love to get her CD that way I can listen to it more um god bless you and thanks for sharing.

MIRIAM GEORGIANA ADKINS said...

What a wonderful singer in an inspiration to work great women of God can do I would love to get her CD that way I can listen to it more um god bless you and thanks for sharing.

MIRIAM GEORGIANA ADKINS said...

What a wonderful singer in an inspiration to work great women of God can do I would love to get her CD that way I can listen to it more um god bless you and thanks for sharing.

MIRIAM GEORGIANA ADKINS said...

What a wonderful singer in an inspiration to work great women of God can do I would love to get her CD that way I can listen to it more um god bless you and thanks for sharing.

MIRIAM GEORGIANA ADKINS said...

What a wonderful singer in an inspiration to work great women of God can do I would love to get her CD that way I can listen to it more um god bless you and thanks for sharing.

MIRIAM GEORGIANA ADKINS said...

What a wonderful singer in an inspiration to work great women of God can do I would love to get her CD that way I can listen to it more um god bless you and thanks for sharing.

Jim Greer said...

Such a beautiful and natural voice.

Vickie Marks said...

I would love to hear the whole album!!

Delores VanDyke Miller said...

Hope you plan on sending that to Brunswick... Or you could just deliver it... :) Would love to see you all.... this sounds Great....


Norms said...

Great album! If I win I will pay it forward... (Nina Hernandez)

Norms said...

Great album! If I win I will pay it forward... (Nina Hernandez)

Donna Ryan said...

I love her voice and would love to win the cd.

Nina Hernandez said...

I would love to win!! :)

Donna Ryan said...

Love tho win this album

Donna Ryan said...

I love red boots to it reminds me of the miracle where I was raised from the dead and started singing "THANK GOD FOR BLOOD".
Red stands for the blood that JESUS shed for me.

Donna Ryan said...

I love red boots to it reminds me of the miracle where I was raised from the dead and started singing "THANK GOD FOR BLOOD".
Red stands for the blood that JESUS shed for me.

Anonymous said...

Would love to win!
@we2tredways@yahoo.com

Jolene Harris Mendoza said...

Beautiful voice!!!!

Lflores82 said...

I've previewed the songs on this album. It's wonderfully done. I'd love to have this Christmas album. Great interview too.

Brittany Jones said...

Maybe I cold send her some of my work and she could sing them too! :) Or better yet, me and my crew could jut record them ourselves! Thanks for the encouragement Denice!

Sabine guild said...

I really would love to win. Thanks

Anonymous said...

What an uplifting voice she has! Lovely.

Anonymous said...

What an uplifting voice she has! Lovely.
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