Sunday, 15 June 2014

Band Name/Artist Name: Victoria Celestine

Band Name/Artist Name: Victoria Celestine
Album Name: Back Home in San Antone
Music Style: Country-Americana
Influences: Norah Jones 

Victoria Celestine picked up the guitar at age 13 with Bobby Flores, at his Bulverde Academy of Music, and began writing songs the following summer (2010). Gordon Raphael, (producer - Regina Spektor, the Strokes) caught her singing during the next Christmas holidays , and invited her to record her first 7 songs acoustically. The following April, she recorded her debut album at age 14, "From the Outside", with Jacob Sciba, at Pedernales Studios, in Austin, TX. She received "Best Female Teen Artist of the Year", from Indie Music Channel at the House of Blues in Hollywood, and then received 2nd place (teen category) from the International Songwriting Competition for the song "In The World".

In April 2012, at age 15, Victoria co-wrote and recorded 3 singles with Jeff Blue (Linkin Park, Macy Gray) in Hollywood ("The Story of Us", "Mother", and "It Only Gets Better") which have been released as an EP. Her first music video (of the song "In the World"), has been distributed by Pulse Records to 8000 retailers, (including Sam's Club). The same song caught the attention of Video Star, who featured it on their popular app for iphone/ipad in January 2013 which propped her to #42 on USA iTunes Music chart. She received again the 2nd place Prize from the ISC with the song Drift Away.

At age 16, Victoria completed a new full length album "Back home in San Antone" which is to be released in March 2014; besides performing regularly at local venues, and finishing up high school, she has been involved in several projects as a studio vocalist and has begun her own recording and engineering.

Victoria's musical accomplishments at age 17:

#42 on USA ITunes music chart

-2nd place winner of the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards (AAA-Alternative category)

-2nd place winner in  2012 and 2013 on the International Songwriting Competition (teen category)

- Best Female Teen Artist Award (2012) from the Indie Music Channel

- One of San Antonio Current Magazine's "Editor Picks" of Favorite Sounds of 2011.

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