Featured Actors & Artists
MALINA MOYESinger/Songwriter/Guitarist/ Actor
Twitter: @MalinaMoye Facebook: @Malina-Moye-Music
Flipping a Fender Stratocaster upside-down, acclaimed singer/songwriter/lefty guitarist Malina Moye fills a void in the entertainment industry. Lauded as a musical pioneer and one of the world’s top guitarists by Guitar World Magazine, Moye has carved out her own lane in today’s music scene as one of the few artists in history able to straddle both Rock and Soul genres, and has become one of the world’s premier guitarists of this generation. Her brand of music, fashion and philanthropy has made Malina one of the most visible artists in the world.Her most recent album “Bad As I Wanna Be” was released in March 2018 and hit no. 1 on Billboard for two consecutive weeks. Her sophomore record Rock & Roll Baby was released in late 2014 and set social media on fire with the funk-rock anthem Kyotic, which debuted at the top of the Billboard Twitter 140 chart at number 5. In 2016, Malina’s hit single Are You The One landed at no. 32 on the Billboard National R&B Airplay chart and was the second most added song in the country thanks to Sirius XM radio. In 2011, Moye’s critically acclaimed LP Diamonds & Guitars reached number 35 on Amazon.com and iTunes respectively, showcasing an eclectic pallet of music while preserving its mainstream appeal. The album spawned two Billboard-charting songs Girlfriend (no. 48) which also appeared in an episode of MTV “The Hills” and Alone, which landed on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at no. 93 and stayed on the chart for over six weeks. Alone then remained in the top 10 for over 15 weeks on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop chart. In 2012, Malina was the first female guitarist to join the Experience Hendrix Tour and appeared in the documentary “Stratmaster: The Greatest Guitar Story Ever Told.” Abroad and stateside, Moye’s Diamond & Guitars tour served her as an opening act with Robin Thicke and legendary rock group Journey. Moye’s musical narrative boasts an impressive and unique resume that includes making history as the first African-American woman to play the National Anthem on guitar at a professional sporting event, all the way to performing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame tribute concert for music pioneer Chuck Berry. And recently, Malina honored the Queen of England by playing “God Save the Queen” at the Goodwood Festival of Speed for the Queen’s sixty-year jubilee. Malina’s fashion sense, stage presence and unorthodox style of guitar voicing has garnered praises from legends to newcomers alike. As an influential artist, Moye continues to redefine music and mainstream pop culture through women empowerment campaigns such as Fender’s “Girl Rock Nation,” Victoria Secret’s “Love Rocks” and Steve Madden’s “Music.” With accolades from publications such as Billboard, Guitar World, and Vogue and having graced the stages on some of music’s biggest stages—SXSW, Bospop, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Malina Moye brings a unique brand, charisma, and emotion to music unlike any artist in the world today. Malina made her big screen acting debut in the much buzzed about film The Samuel Project release in theaters and on Amazon Worldwide in 2019. Malina’s humanitarian efforts include serving as cofounder of DriveHope.org a non profit organization that’s dedicated to helping individuals elevate themselves and their communities.
From Long Island, New York. Weighing in at ahundred and blah blah blah………. Valentine is well known for his nine seasons as “Cousin Danny” on the hit CBS sitcom, “The King of Queens”. Currently he makes regular appearances as a round table comedian on the popular E! Network late-night tale show “Chelsea Lately” and can be seen in the FX show “Fargo,” which premieres April 2014.
Elsewhere on the small screen, Valentine notably appeared on the television show “Men of a Certain Age”, which was written and directed by Ray Romano, and met with critical acclaim. Prior to his run on the series, he starred in his own half hour special on Comedy Central along with hosting “The X Show” on FX.
Valentine got his start in show business on the stand up comedy stage. After an appearance at the Montreal Comedy Festival, he left his native New York for heavier traffic in Los Angeles. There, Valentine quickly landed spots on various talk shows including, “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, and the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, among others. He’s been headlining comedy clubs and theaters ever since.
On the big screen, Valentine’s most recent project, “Paul Bart: Mall Cop 2,” will be released in 2015. In 2012 he starred in the film “Here Comes the Boom” alongside Salma Hayek, Kevin James, and Henry Winkler. Gary has worked alongside such Hollywood heavyweights as Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear (“Stuck on You”), and Adam Sandler (“I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry”). In addition to a number of specials for the Comedy Central Network, as well as a cameo in Jerry Seinfeld’s lauded documentary, “Comedian”, he can be seen in such films as “Paul Blart: Mall Cop”, “Zookeeper”, and “Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury”, along with the independent short film “Alive ‘n’ Kickin.“
Valentine is convinced that Adam Sandler said, “GV will be one of People magazines 100 sexiest stars……soon.
Promo Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrY1fOzVjSE
Twitter: https://twitter.com/steveazarFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/steveazarlive
Steve Azar was born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi at the entrance to the Mississippi Delta. He was encouraged to head to Nashville and pursue his dream of writing and producing his own recordings.
On his first day in Music City, Steve received multiple songwriter and publishing offers. In 1996 he released his debut album “Heartbreak Town.” Steve’s second studio album “Waitin’ on Joe” came smashing on to the charts in 2002. The Biography album, released by Universal Music Group Nashville’s Mercury Records, charted to #29 on the Top Country Albums chart. It’s lead-off single, “I Don’t Have to Be Me ‘Til Monday”, was his biggest hit at #2 nationally on the country radio charts. “I Don’t Have To Be Me Til’ Monday” is one of the Top 5 most played songs of the last decade on country radio.
His next single was the title track from the record, “Waitin’ on Joe”. “Waitin’ on Joe”, became a Top 10 radio hit and reached #1 on the CMT video charts. The “Waitin’ on Joe” video featured Academy Award Winning Actor, Morgan Freeman.
In 2007, Azar was called personally by Bob Seger to perform 46 shows on what was rated the #1 Tour in America by Pollstar Magazine. Azar’s next album, “Indianola”, exposed his bluesy roots. One of the hit songs from the album, “You Don’t Know a Thing” featured golf professional John Daly.
In 2009, Steve released his fourth album “Slide On Over Here”. Off of the album, the single “Sunshine” won not only critical praise, but set a record for highest charting song from a true independent label on the Billboard Activator chart. “Sunshine” also got the endorsement of country star Taylor Swift when she named the song the “Song She Loved in 2010” in People Magazine. “Sunshine” was also featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things list for Christmas in 2011 and was the most requested wedding song of the year. “Sunshine” was again featured in US Weekly Magazine in June 2012 as popular celebrity wedding song.
On Memorial Day 2011, Steve released “Soldier Song” a tribute to our soldiers and their families. “Soldier Song” was chosen by Fox News Channel and used as the theme music behind their Memorial Day special on “Special Report with Bret Baier”. Steve’s album “Delta Soul: Volume I” was released in November 2011. In 2012, Steve released a track entitled “American Farmer,” which was met by rave reviews in the farming community. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the song is being donated to local chapters of the FFA.
In October 2012, moviegoers across the country heard Steve’s single “Doin’ It Right” as the title credit track for the film “Here Comes the Boom” starring Kevin James and Salma Hayek, distributed by Sony Pictures.