The Video Vault with Mike Annuzzi
Mike Annuzzi is a WCS member, TV host at the WCS Palo Alto chapter at Mid-Pen Media Center and is introducing The WCS Video Vault series. Mike's experience ranges from songwriter to performer, talent buyer to music promoter, producer to studio musician and the list goes on. Mike has performed on stages with artists ranging from Luis Fonsi, Los Lonely Boys, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Edwin McCain, Love and Theft and many more. Mike brings a dynamic background and a variety of special topics and guests to our new online chapter.
Interview with Dakota Green
Dakota Green is a Country Music Recording Artist and Songwriter from the Gulf Coast of Alabama. He got his start in music at an early age by doing national competitions and before long he was playing concerts all over the United States. He was the first artist to ever play at The Hangout in Gulf Shores, AL which is now home to one of the biggest music festivals in the country. He hosted open mic nights there every week while also playing at other popular coastal venues including the legendary Flora- Bama and the Soul Kitchen in Mobile, AL. He’s appeared alongside some of today’s hottest acts at music festivals such as Hills Alive (20,000+ in attendance) in South Dakota, Ichthus Festival (20,000+ in attendance) in Kentucky and has opened for artists like Elley Duhe, Anthem Lights and many others. In 2018, Green packed his bags and left his hometown area with his eyes set on Nashville. Listen to his song Moving On and you’ll hear his story of growing up, letting go of what you can’t change and of course, moving on. He began working on his debut EP Hold on to This Moment with Josh Bright (Producer for Uncle Kracker, T-Pain and others) and he slowly but surely started to find himself as an artist for the first time. The new music quickly got attention before it was even released. Green got a call from Myriad Productions in Nashville, TN and began working with their publishing division in late 2019. With a catalog of over 100 original songs and an impressive vocal range, Dakota Green is determined to show the world what he’s made of with his full album set to release later this year as the debut launch from Myriad Records. Moving On and Hold on to This Moment are both available on all streaming platforms
Interview with Payton Ali
Payton Ali is a 25 year-old singer/songwriter born and raised in North Texas. She made the move from Texas to Nashville in August of 2019 to fully pursue her career in the music industry. Her first single "Baby" was released in February of 2020 with two more following in March and April of 2020. Payton has her own soulful yet modern sound within the Pop genre. Some of her creative influences include; Amy Winehouse, Hayley Williams, Taylor Swift, Halsey, Julia Michaels, Due Lipa, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Adele, and many others from different genres.