December 22, 2014 – Chris Apostle, who’s experience in the music industry is quite extensive, and I had an opportunity to chat before the Christmas Palooza music event held at The Bitter End in NYC. We chatted about the future of the Palooza events, about providing a forum for young musical talent, and lots more… (see video below).
Christmas Palooza brought to us by Chris, Mario Sebastian, and Cristian Camilo Castro provided all types of musical genres, POP, Hip-Hop, Rock, R&B, Spanish Ballads, BeatBox, even a bit of Country Rock. We also had laughter due to comedian Liz Faublas, who for some reason wanted to do unspeakable things with the drummer’s hair... she was so funny 🙂
Performers included: Mario Sebastian, Cristian Camilo Castro, Ayanna Irish, Bobby Syvarth, Mind State, Lauren Davidson, JJ Restrepo, Heather Lucas, Luisa Bastidas (violinist), Amit Bhowmick (Amit Beatbox), Ascending From The Ashes, Lyrics, comedian Liz Faublas, Will Frazier (drummer), and Dan Patrick Leal (guitarist). (see videos and pictures of some of the performances below).
Chris Apostle started his music career as a musician and has had one o the most interesting careers in the music industry. Chris in addition to the continued development of the Palooza events is currently working in association with Emilio Estefan on other musical projects. Chris has held several previous important positions within the music industry, he was the one time partner of Hoffman Entertainment, Inc, in charge of their producer management division, he was Vice President of Special Recording Projects for Casablanca/Universal Records, and before that considered the right hand of one time Sony Music Entertainment CEO, Tommy Mattola.
Chris has held important responsibilities in just about every aspect of the music industry such as co-producing, the coordination of recording projects, A&R, and TV show productions. He has handled post release follow-up including promo appearances, tour management, and other responsibilities where he was part of the final decision making.
Chris has been a very instrumental part of some of the most notable musical performers of the last several decades such as Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Jessica Simpson, Ricky Martin, Rolling Stones, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Maxwell, Kelly Osbourne, Thalia, Gloria Estefan, Diddy, Lindsay Lohan, and many others.
Thank you Chris Apostle for chatting with me and providing some insight into your work history in the music business. We appreciate you, Mario, and Cristian for all you guys do for us fans in bringing us talented performers that transport us into a state of happiness. We are looking forward to the expansion of the Palooza events and whatever other surprises you all may have in stored for us fans.
The best compliment I can give all involved is that “we want more” I left the Bitter End wanting more…. 🙂
Happy New Year 2015! #fanlove #letthemiraclesbegin #livingmydreams #wendytfanlove