By Miss Marcella
The lights were set and the
cameras were ready, working two
angles in preparation for the Fast
Track to Fame Showcase at
Nickelby's on June 23rd. The
sound, selection and singers were
ready to wail.
To warm up the mic for the
showcase was Jose Perez, the
video photographer and more.
Jose Perez has been a subcontrac-
tor with Fast Track to Fame for
two years as well as a mobile D.J.
(JP Entertainment) since 1997,
traveling as far as Arizona and
Oregon. He also owns Nextwave
Karaoke in Ellensburg.
First up at entry leyel 2 was
Eric Turnbow of E.T.'s Cosmic
Karaoke, who also provided sound
and selection at this event. His
first song was, "Chasing Rainbows
With You" and the second, "Radio
Man", he dedicated to Steve Slaton
of KZOK. E.T. wrote both songs,
and provided his own accompani-
ment with his acoustic guitar.
Next up was Siovhan "Sissy"
Odem, Nickelby's hostess Tues-
day-Saturday, at entry-level 1,
singing the Ace Of Base version
of "Cruel Summer". Level 1 en-
trant, Jennifer Dunn from
Chehalis, sang last performing
"Silver Spring" by Fleetwood Mac.
All entries did a fine job and
after the showcase, regular sing-
ers at Nickelby's were able to buy
videos of themselves singing for
$15 per song, which made it ex-
tra special for average singers
who may want gifts for family.
The next showcase will be
held August 7th at Mehfil's in
Lacey, hosted by Miss Marcella
Jose Perez, photographer and so much more.
ET, singer, songwriter & host.
Siovhan "Sissy" Odem
and ET's Cosmic Karaoke. For info
on entry levels, here's the run-
Level 1: $50 Perform one
song and receive a professional,
broadcast-quality videotape of
your performance, placement on
the Fast Track to Fame.TV
webcast and audition for Sonic
Records via the videotape.
Level 2: $100 — Perform two
songs in the showcase and receive
all features from level 1. Level 3
$200 — Video-On-Demand Pack:
age, 3 songs, a 1 page website
where your fans can click and see
your very own Video-On-De-
mand, plus Level 1 features. Ad-
ditional songs can be added to
your web page for $50 each. Con-
tact (336) 760-1380.
Level 4: $300 — Guaranteed
WB Appearance, 4 songs, all Level
3 features plus a guaranteed ap-
pearance on the Fast Track to
Fame infotainment show called
TheCDStore.US on the WB Net-
You will be featured in ‘The
TalentSearch" portion of that
Level 5: $500 — CD Release
Package, 5 songs, all features plus
a CD single release to iRadioLA
and placement for re-sale on
TheCDStore.US. Includes origi-
naf song search, recording your
vocals and 25 percent royalty for
Level 6: $800 — CD Release!
WB Package, all level features plus
your original music video in the
Featured Recording Artists section
of ThG CDStore.US National Tele-