Join the Team: http://tinyurl.com/NatLeeSearch
Nat’Lee is currently looking for a guitarist, a producer, and a DJ to work on her current and future projects. Nat’Lee wants to work with like-minded individuals who have a passion for music and a drive to succeed in the industry. Nat’Lee’s genre is a unique blend of acoustic pop, hip-hop, and soul. Collaborators will help to fine tune Nat’Lee’s current music and help shape the sound of her future endeavors (take a listen to some of Nat’Lee’s current music below). Candidates must be primarily based in Florida, and be willing to travel between Miami and Orlando on a regular basis. Candidates must also be able to work well with others, no divas! Bi-lingual candidates are a plus, as Nat’Lee’s music transitions between Spanish and English, but it is not required. Candidates will gain invaluable experience and connections. If you have been to a Nat’Lee show, then you know that her energy is off the charts and she is not afraid to be vulnerable. She takes her projects very seriously, and that is why we are only looking for serious inquiries. To apply, visit the link below and fill out the questionnaire. 3300 and Nat’Lee will review all applications and contact potential candidates with more information. So, what are you waiting for? Click the link!
Join the Team: http://tinyurl.com/NatLeeSearch
By Holly Walny
During Father’s Day weekend, Nat’Lee and her guitarist Skarz took over Orlando for another fun-filled acoustic performance. On Sunday, June 19th, Nat’Lee and Skarz performed at Venue 578 in Downtown Orlando, during their “Sunday Jam” event. This event took place on the patio of Venue 578, and was filled with multiple musical guests from the Orlando and surrounding areas. Oh, and did we mention there were bottomless mimosas?
This time around, Nat’Lee and Skarz’s set started a little bit differently. We are used to seeing the duo always together, but Skarz treated us to a unique performance, as he opened the event by performing solo. After a few songs, Nat’Lee joined him on stage, and for an hour and a half they performed original songs from her latest EP, I Fu*king Love You. They even performed their signature mash-ups, including the newly released cover of Drake and Future’s, “Scholorships X Jumpman.” Not only were there bottomless mimosas, great music, and a great crowd, but also the event was full of great vibes that seem to always follow Nat’Lee wherever she goes.
“After all that Orlando has been through this past week since the attack at Pulse Nightclub, I have to say that I feel so blessed and happy be here again. Orlando is like my second home, so I am glad that I have the chance to perform again this weekend and share love with everyone,” proclaimed Nat’Lee during her set.
After the show, Nat’Lee went up to all in attendance at Venue 578 and spoke with everyone personally. We see this at every Nat’Lee show. She has a vibrant spirit and such a personable personality. The ability to connect on such a deep level with complete strangers is what makes Nat’Lee the artist she is. Her ability to put herself into a vulnerable place is the reason why so many people are remembering her name.
“This girl Nat’Lee was truly amazing. She has a beautiful voice, and what a way to control the stage. I had an unexpectedly great time for a Sunday afternoon, and I am happy that I got to see a performance from Nat’Lee, who could possibly become one of my favorite artists.” - Ruder Singh (concertgoer at Venue 578)
We at 3300 have had so much fun learning and growing on this journey with Nat’Lee, and it’s just the beginning. Nat’Lee and Skarz will be back in Orlando for Fierce Entertainment Network’s Social (FEN social), on June 30th at Aloft Orlando. This event will host a mixer for artist, entertainers, and entrepreneurs, along with musical performances.
Written by Maria Camacho
Edited by Holly Walny
We at 3300 have been super busy working with and promoting our latest artist Nat’Lee. By now you should all know who she is, but if you haven’t checked her out yet, what are you waiting for? Nat’Lee and her guitarist Skarz have been slowly taking over Orlando, and we had another packed weekend with the duo focusing on a BalconyTV performance, and their show Friday night at Backbooth, in Downtown Orlando.
Friday afternoon, Nat’lee and Skarz performed an exclusive performance for online television site, BalconyTV. BalconyTV brings viewers exclusive segments from artists in the industry in a unique way. All segments are filmed on various balconies around the world. We were lucky enough to have Nat’Lee and Skarz featured from the balcony of World of Beer in Downtown Orlando. During the set, Nat’Lee performed songs from her latest EP, I Fu*king Love You, and the performance will be up on BalconyTV’s site soon. So keep an eye out for that!
Later that night, the show at Backbooth featured performances not only by Nat’lee, but also by 3300+Climbing past finalist, Lévie, and Orlando artists, Alyssa Harrison, and Julia McDonald. This was one of the first times that Nat”lee performed on a venue stage in Orlando, but she didn’t miss a beat. Being the season veteran she is, she worked the crowd in typical Nat’Lee fashion, and effortlessly connected with the full house at Backbooth. She wore her heart on her sleeve per usual and had the crowd eating out of the palm of her hand. While speaking to the crowd, in between songs, Nat’Lee proclaimed, “These next few songs coming up are going to get emotional. So don’t be afraid to take a sip, you might even find yourself calling your ex.” She of course was talking about her emotional ballad, “Fu*k The Sh*t.” Contrary to the name, the song is an emotional song about receiving the love you give back.
Along with Nat’Lee’s original songs, she performed her signature mash-ups, including Kanye West, Nelly Furtado, and TLC hits. Speaking of her mash-ups, Nat’Lee and Skarz just recorded a mash-up of Drake and Future’s “Scholarships” and “Jumpman” (check it out below on Souncloud). The show was nothing less of what we would expect from the charismatic Nat’Lee. And in true Nat’Lee fashion, after the show, she went up to everyone in attendance and spoke with them personally. It was another show full of laughter, hugs, and good vibes. We have been only working with her for a short period of time, but it is easy to see that history is being made with Nat’Lee.
Nat’Lee's first weekend in Orlando was quite successful. As Holly mentioned previously, her first show was accompanied by her trusty right hand guitarist Skarz and was opened up by Conflicting Motive. The entire event was packed out at Sleeping Moon Café. The popular café was beyond helpful with putting together the event and we can’t wait to work more with them in the future.
But that wasn’t the only event that 3300+Climbing had planned for Nat’Lee that weekend. The following day, Nat’Lee ran back and forth between studio C and the HD studio all day long, working with photographer and 3300+Climbing coordinator Herb Gonzalez and the talented HD film crew to create new marketing materials for the Nat’Lee campaign. We are excited to announce that we now have a healthy handful of different themes to choose from when updating Nat’Lee’s marketing materials as well as a new video consisting of an in depth interview with Nat’Lee and Skarz as well as an in studio performance in the amazing HD studio. It was a long day but 3300+Climbing interns were able to get first hand knowledge of the amount of work (and paperwork) it takes to plan a full day of photoshoots, HD interviews, and all the little business meetings in between.
Specifically, interns Taylor Dempsey and Thera Harisch were present the entire day of the shoot. Taylor was Nat’Lee and Skarz’s makeup artist as well as their right hand Snap Chat lady to document all the little behind the scenes moments. And Thera was also one of the photographers for the shoot, adding a little variety to the entire production. Both interns have amazing talents beyond music production and recording arts and we’re glad to have both of them and their skills at 3300+Climbing.
In a few weeks, Nat’Lee and Skarz will be back for another full weekend in Orlando. On June 3rd, the duo will perform for the first time ever at Backbooth in downtown Orlando as well as on Orlando’s own upcoming Balcony TV on June 4th!
By Holly Walny
By Holly Walny
Full Sail students have spoken! Our Top 3 Finalists for 3300+Climbing’s third round of the artist development initiative have been revealed to be Spanish-English singer-songwriter Nat’Lee, alternative singer-songwriter Lévie, and Americana indie-rock band Beemo. Over the next month, the Artist Development course on campus will work with these three artists, and pitch them to the Music Business and Entertainment Business student body. Then votes will be tallied for the final winner. But before then, lets get to know the final top 3 a little better.
Nat’Lee is a Spanish-English singer songwriter from Miami. She started out at a very young age as a dancer, and was a background dancer for other artists before she decided to focus on music herself. Nat’Lee found her sound just two years ago, however her talent is beyond her years. She debuted on the Telemundo-produced talent show “Yo Soy El Artista,” where she wound up making it to the semi-finals. Although she has kept in contact with a few key players from the show, Nat’Lee admits that not much came from her time on the show. So, she has taken her career into her own hands. Currently, she is promoting her latest EP, and playing regular Thursday gigs at Club Havana in Miami. If chosen, Nat’Lee plans to use the resources from 3300+Climbing to work on all aspects of her career.
Lévie is an Orlando based alternative singer-songwriter. The Brazilian-born Full Sail grad has a unique alt-rock sound, which he has been perfecting well before his time at Full Sail. Lévie is no stranger to the live music scene having played live shows all over the Orlando Florida area. From the Full Sail Live Venue, to Backbooth downtown, and even an Orlando City Soccer Pregame Tailgate later in May, Lévie is not afraid to show the world what he’s got. Currently, he is working on releasing a new EP, and making music videos. If chosen, Lévie plans to use the 3300+Climbing services to boost his career in many ways. Specifically, he would like to gain more media publicity and regional radio exposure.
Beemo is an indie-rock group that draws from Americana and bluegrass influences. Beemo is no stranger to the music scene, having been a band for almost 12 years. Their latest lineup has been together for about 2 years, but they have been making waves in the Orlando music scene. Their unique sound has gained them much local attention. From pubs, to festivals, to arts & cultural fairs, the band has had a steady flow of shows come their way. Beemo has also gotten radio play here in Orlando on WPRK Rollins, and even out of state at WMHU Pennsylvania. Currently, the band is hard at work promoting their latest EP, Wide Awake, and staying busy booking shows around town. If chosen, Beemo would like to use the 3300+Climbing resources to work on publishing and distribution.
Written By Holly Walny
Yesterday 3300+Climbing coordinators and interns held auditions for the final top 7 in our newest venture to find our next artist. These auditions got us one step closer to locking in the third overall artist 3300+Climbing will be working to develop over the next 6 months. We have held auditions to narrow down to our top 3 in the past, but this audition process was a little different and full of many surprises.
Our final top 7 consisted of rock group The Rights Offs, hip-hop group L.I.T, English-Spanish singer Nat’Lee, hip-hop artist J Lite, soul hip-hop artist Life’s Poet, alt rock singer-songwriter Lévie, and americana rock group Beemo. We had a full room of Entertainment and Music business students of various classes including, Artist Management, Music Merchandising, and Copyright & Publishing in attendance. These students got to talk up close and personal with all of the potential artists, and really got into the audition process. In the past, we narrowed our top 3 down from a top 10, however this time around we decided to only have a top 7. We felt this gave students a chance to really focus on getting to know everything about these artists in a short period of time. Students were ready with many questions and eagerly looking to get to know the artists more. We got to know the aspirations and goals of the artists in our final top 7, and where they plan to take their careers in the immediate future.
Each artist’s session began with a previously recorded live performance provided by each artist so students were able to see the style, genre, and stage presence of each artist. After the video of the live performance was presented, students were able to speak face to face with each artist over a FaceTime or Skype Q&A session. However, there were some unexpected surprises, such as during Q&A with potential artist Nat’Lee, we received an impromptu live, via FaceTime, song from her and her guitarist. Hip-hop artist J Lite, gave us a live, via FaceTime, freestyle from one of his tracks. Also, Orlando based band, Beemo, provided their audition and Q&A session live right in the classroom with students.
Aside from a few minor technical difficulties, due to FaceTime connections, we had a successful audition process. We got to dive deep into the minds of each artist, and get to know what they would like to get out of an artist development deal with 3300+Climbing. We are looking forward to see whom the student body has chosen for our final top 3.
By Holly Walny
It was a little after six in the morning that past Saturday when a pink fade began to creep across the sky. At this time, depending on the class, most Full Sail students were either still asleep or just beginning to fall asleep after a long night of working on a project. But thirty minutes away beyond the Orlando city limits, and tucked away on a private piece of country land, Full Sail film students (both current and graduated) were already hard at work, preparing the set of Stephanie Berlanga’s “Band Aid” music video.
It was an extremely impressive scene. 3300+Climbing has always been student ran. But this...this I admit, took the idea of student ran to a completely different level. Taylor Hayes, an alumna of the graduate film program, was the director, and current New Media Journalism graduate student/alumnus of the Bachelor’s film program Nestor Vera was producer. And between the two of them and Director of Photography Michael Fallon, Full Sail film students worked diligently to create an amazing music video for Stephanie. Instructors were not around to keep a watchful eye on these students as if they were in class. And in fact, students weren’t even doing this for a class. This project was completely put together by students on their own free time.
Yes, 3300+Climbing was there of course. In fact, one of our faculty advisors, Israel, got to play a cool part in the video (but we’ll keep the details on the down low until the video is released). Interns and coordinators also got to stand in as extras. Being that we are music and entertainment business students, it was slightly different hanging out on the set of a music video. But it was extremely fun, eye opening, and informative nonetheless. And a huge shout out goes to 3300+Climbing intern Jason Gordon, who went above and beyond to help the film crew with setting up (the night before and the day of). As a coordinator, I observe our interns a lot during meetings. Jason has always been quiet, possibly observing others just as much as I do. But this past weekend when I walked on set, Jason was all about production in the most natural and helpful way possible. He was definitely an important asset to the film crew that day as well as is an important asset to our artist development initiative. Kudos to Jason!
Fast forward to mid-morning. Most crew begins to show up. 3300+Climbing interns begin to trickle in as extras and as extra hands. Stephanie arrives, excited and fresh faced, ready for a long day of work. The rest of the main cast are not too far behind her.
It was a relatively smooth shoot I believe. No one got hurt. No one broke equipment. We weren't too far behind on time. And it only rained for about twenty minutes (thanks, Florida, for reminding us that we are indeed in Florida). The skies cleared up just in time however for a crucial scene outside and by six in the evening, it was a wrap.
I was just an extra and I was completely exhausted. Imagine how tired Nestor, Taylor, and Michael were though. They dedicated all of their time and talents to putting together a music video for our artist and 3300+Climbing is forever grateful. Their talents may be have developed over the years of training but the entire crew had a natural flair of hard work and drive that cannot be taught (even at the famed Full Sail University).
Stick around for Stephanie’s music video coming out soon. It’s definitely something that you don’t want to miss. But in the mean time, if you need a music video, Nestor, Taylor, and their crew are a group of people that will definitely deliver.
Written by: Claire Contevita
This is a blog following the students' work at 3300+ Climbing.