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EG -- -- found Courtney Friel.
And thanks so much for joining us on the strategy room it is Friday we've got a special fifteen minute.
Addition for you and on the show today.
We have up and coming singer songwriter.
Matt -- key here -- a lot of fans know you on MySpace.
And you're also.
You know pretty.
Good swimmer slash surfer.
And adorable as well so we went missing in Milan in have you seen it compress them a little bit but tell us that -- -- -- -- Okay.
Come on from New Jersey originally an island Rhode Island now.
I -- swim.
In college said universe you Rhode Island and I sort of playing music.
My software collagen.
And it just kind of took often.
So that's where and I.
And I love how you went into a psychic store.
And the woman said to -- you're going to be famous than she knew that your musician coming up.
-- are playing music just for fun and I was communications major college and I went back home to injures it for college and -- -- -- for jobs in fields like communications.
And being in and nothing was.
Nothing felt right and so I was at the diner my local -- my hometown as a psychic placements and so -- went through it -- and so she knows when -- frames within two years.
Fit and you took that -- kind of motivations and make it happened -- yet it wasn't that that she said but when she said that something clicked in me like this is supposed to do.
So I'm gonna want to go to Rhode Island after that after that summer.
And and -- -- -- gonna do office started.
And you know how to do you start building your fan -- and ends you know we worked with a lot of.
Artists and open up for her from famous people though coming up.
What the time -- really have much money so there isn't any.
A ton of avenues except MySpace is getting kind of big and so we're really took a lot of time to find friends on MySpace and -- It's -- that's really what what what got me.
Started in in in getting your presence and then with that I was able to get venues to see me in among the -- of the effects you.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You had done -- show somewhere they heard about you.
There was some of the booking agent Rhode Island found out about me.
And Q what was a command colonel Bryan that day but he's the train mostly.
And so they had an opening slot and he called me and that reminds me.
I love and expect from carry -- from.
So who are some of the you know if you're from your inspirations with people police found little bit like cold plan that you're right yeah.
-- It ranges from -- Coldplay tow yard to old school hip hop.
You know -- surf the whole -- community of music.
And you know back in the day in the in the ninety's alternative music.
Before that -- hand cannon and James Taylor.
And on that stuff.
I like -- they were -- New Year's show.
And actually stick around on Monday here in New York they're doing this -- he.
Drive I guess they do a lot of of charity work and it's -- hard rock cafe.
Having some special concert get thinner than the press release has extended -- -- this strategy here and -- thank you come home that's period.
And then you've also worked with -- some.
Pretty successful music producers -- someone who worked with Jessica Simpson.
Yeah this summer I recorded -- EP which is heart songs.
It's four tracks and I recorded it with Michael blue and Andrew Williamson.
They did not comically album and he also worked with one Republican.
Five for Fighting in it and you -- -- just -- -- So the pay you records that he -- -- -- amount and then like you get a publicist.
You know do you get a record label you promote on mind.
I don't and -- it isn't one wins.
To go back you know you do -- you can to get the best people behind you and and you wanna get the right team which feels right and you know at first I mean there's millions of musicians out there trying so.
A lot of -- I think he's -- preparation.
You know so for me it was much on the right managers first and then everything else -- -- started to come with a line.
How to put an end of this packaging and my manager.
They they let me do -- a lot of like the musician.
In Newton in the the fun stuff.
-- -- think of our studio -- -- He hit Clinton not you know little laid back and my within and you know people -- -- updating our inner fear of fixing the microphone.
So when -- performing in front of lots of your fans and stuff you get nervous Fletcher favorite experience so -- on the renewed those things.
Not really -- mean usually.
At first it did a little bit but.
As a swimmer like having to compete all the time and learn had just deal with it and I just touching you I -- the attitude from the beginning like my whole styles that -- care.
So actually did did you love shows from which was my biggest show the time -- was like 1500 people there and I knew that the lighting on this and so.
People there for about an hour waiting in those first acting so I went on -- -- -- I was there -- -- was -- because -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- introduction.
And a -- and -- guitar and it wasn't plugged in.
In some people -- completed tolerance and and I can't so then I'm gonna ever know I went on a microphone -- did you guys wanted to plug my guitar and then researcher and it's turned it around.
-- you know.
You have groupies.
And are doing.
Now he -- and I wouldn't like a MySpace sometimes.
But there something attractive about a man playing an instrument on stage and having all his other.
You people cheering for him I think that -- -- the -- it's attractive to.
It track that.
-- Friday a brain is Brad attractiveness.
Do -- -- do you yeah do you have -- Easier.
You -- officer for the you have Lincoln and sources he'll pray yes this jacket.
On the -- -- ocean Pacific.
In here in new music and like endorsements and things like -- enough to -- make a living.
Yeah means getting me dying of you know so it's picking -- more you know a lot more now.
First I mean I've -- I haven't worked a regular job and in two years but.
But a lot of times -- just -- by the scan my -- so.
But it gets better.
I have jobs on the brink of that this went -- the monster.com.
Job thing today.
And there were like thousands of people literally you know in line -- -- presence and I was thinking I mean he hasn't happened to.
And have to go on the channel -- and talk about that.
Which is why we don't have that.
Why don't you play a little -- for a party -- -- -- thing.
This is the song called this way.
You know it's on some -- day.
-- so away.
You know mom on her seeing you -- doing this to me you know there are of wounds he can straight.
-- in the this -- okay.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Do you know.
So I think you know it's.
And you know.
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-- You're saying you know -- It's.
I'm used found microphones used found a lot like Ben Harper community -- He's the love listening to that -- during college.
Deafening -- from Johnson.
On the build build the main -- I don't I don't know.
The -- he's come out with BS this first run around -- probably come out with them.
-- that I've stopped buying CD it's one thing very helpful on the line.
And he is -- unavailable late tonight millions.
The songs on iTunes and I have album -- released before -- this is.
Before track EP it's and I can see him go grab it.
And -- -- any music India's.
Not like legit music videos.
So this is slices and this just came out on October 22 so how do you make.
Modeling shoot for it.
-- I did photo shoots again we're not for the -- had some it is fair to put on the screen well we have that little picture.
Get your hands -- are a few years ago.
And I had that we can keep.
So look at what found your favorite part of this whole ride you've been on.
The excitement of like different things known in -- express yourself and your hard.
How many you know different cities do you go to like -- the -- -- under -- it's -- just picking up this past year.
And now it's kind of it's really an -- a heightened level but.
You know it's going south by southwest and Bryan Texas I was in Chicago.
Then in New York up -- Boston.
There's like -- And -- so get -- swim laps for practice I don't like Selena Morris you can I discern who gave it up the end for the salt water.
And released there in Rhode Island and I can.
Who am I never opens her silent it's so close to here right.
Admits that through our job done today and turn them that's okay.
And well OAR is going to be on strategy -- on Monday at one hand.
Because remember -- intelligent I got the pitch for their charity thing I said why don't hit send this to.
Defensive strategy room and sure enough that -- on and I -- -- -- -- thanking my goodness sorry.
This stresses like winds hitting some cleavage.
Both I did not made six of myself.
Andy it's okay again if it it's -- ahead.
-- I mean your music video and are we don't do it -- -- -- -- -- you -- -- not yet not yet.
-- I got a show coming up on the seventeenth.
In New York City at the living rooms to showcase show.
It's for industry people but it's open to the public as well so it's at the living room.
November 17 -- and.
-- I didn't everyone can go here -- -- might get -- username let's say great yet.
Onto myspace.com slash about -- but you don't have met her -- -- com I do you have -- argue that -- but the what's the subject.
-- -- -- I -- I do you actually have to go.
There's lot of breaking news today so I might.
Not even be on the channel.
And then turn on Fox News Channel in the background folks -- and cover my -- but it.
I appreciate you all watch seeing strategy room there was that a little condensed version of the -- -- -- We didn't we didn't get as crazy as as usual.
-- Me and I think.
I I I end up revealing myself some way -- another with it which tends to be the usual on Israel for all.
-- I wish you the best of luck thank you very talented and I loved the song I'm sorry can't stick -- doable thing.
And -- hope you had fun stuff to come back in and join one of our panel when we talk about lots of things cool.
-- and I'd love to come to your show.
Some of 1717.
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The American people.
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