*The winner of the CBS reality show “Rock Star: Supernova,” Lukas Rossi, to speak on the Industry Panel at the Saturday, November 7, 2020 21st annual Los Angeles “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference from 1-3pmPT via Zoom video conferencing.
The conference offers a panel “Q and A Session,” a “professional talent showcase” and a “national talent competition” of singers, songwriters, dancers and actors. One winner from each category will be selected to receive the 2020 ‘ULMII Best Artist” Award and over $15,000 valued in prizes.
Rock star Lukas Rossi is currently promoting his new “Summertime” album which has an amazing 82 cameo appearances that include Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (RunDMC); his neighbor Jim Kelly; Storm Large and Dilana of Supernova; Joey Fatone (NSYNC), models Crissy, Willow and Kacy; Jared Blake (“The Voice”); actor Paul Schulz (“24”); Barb Sedun at EMI Publishing – credit for discovering him, and Delious Kennedy (All4One).
His Rock vocals, songwriting, production and lead guitar playing skills raised above all the contestants to garner a win at the CBS’ “Rock Star: Supernova” competition. Rossi went on to join a Rock band of the same name as the lead vocalist along with Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) on drums; Jason Newsted (Metallica) on bass, and Gilby Clarke (Guns N’Roses) on lead guitar. They toured together and released four albums thus far. Rossi will be a featured vocalist on Tommy Lee’s upcoming solo album “Andro.” He recently joined the band Stereo Satellite, which released their debut album in 2018.
Lukas started as a vocalist and lead guitarist in 1995 in Toronto, Ontario in a band with his brothers Jon and Bill called Cleavage. They won the “Best Canadian Unsigned Band Award” and immediately signed a label deal with EMI Music. After Lukas won the CBS reality show and became a household name, and member of Supernova they released “It’s All Love, Be Yourself” (2006); “Five Other Clichés” in 2006; “Headspin” in 2007, and “Can’t Bring Myself to Light This Fuse” in 2007. In 2008 he was a featured vocalist on a Stars Down project; debuted his solo “Hollywood” album in 2010; was a featured artist on the band Switch Blade Glory’s debut album in 2011; collaborated with The Halo Method in 2012, and was a featured vocalist on the single “Neurotic” of Duo King City in 2016.
Through the years talent who performed at ULMII has credited that appearance for helping to launch their careers in the entertainment business. Los Angeles “ULMII” competitor Miguel was signed by one of the “ULMII” panelists and today he is a Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter. Baltimore “ULMII” competitor Naturi Naughton was scouted by Broadway at the event. From Broadway she joined the R&B group 3LW and from there Naturi landed a starring role on the STARZ series “Power”. Los Angeles “ULMII” competitor RoShon Fegan’s manager said what he learned from the panelist helped him take RoShon to “the next level.” That next level led to a co-starring role on Disney’s “Shake It Up”, then a starring role on Disney’s “Camp Rock”, which led to him starring on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”. In Baltimore the Featherstone Brothers said in an interview with the City Paper that it was their performance at “ULMII” that resulted in their success. The song they performed at “ULMII” was heard by SisQo (Dru Hill) there to support “ULMII” panelist Jazz and he placed it on the third Dru Hill album as “I Should Be (Your Boyfriend).” The song was released as the first single on the album with accompanying music video – it went platinum. The Featherstone brothers went on to write and produce songs for such heavy-hitters as Chris Brown.
Panelists have been many, which have included Grammy winning Brenda Russell (“Piano in the Dark”); Hip-Hop legend MCLyte; Jazz and Woody of Dru Hill; comedian/actor Kel Mitchell (The GoodBurger), and actress/singer KeKe Palmer (“True Jackson, VP”).
Log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com for more information about Zoom video conferencing access.
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