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Former Real World Star Davis Mallory Dance with Me Video

Davis Mallory Music video Dance with Me

Davis Mallory Releases Retro-Inspired Music Video for Electropop Banger “Dance With Me”

Nashville Singer-Songwriter and MTV’s Real World and Challenge alumnus Davis Mallory released a music video for his latest single, “Dance With Me,” on April 4, 2018.

The music video was shot with a vintage look in mind and references a retro-70s era pop style in wardrobe. The goal was to create something that feels old yet new.

“I worked with Micah Atkinson, film student graduate of the Watkins Film School and director of the music video for my song ‘Not That Far Away,’” said Mallory. “Micah dreamt up the different scenes for the video.”

A rose motif was used throughout the video and manifests itself throughout many scenes. A wall with projections of falling rose petals and blooming roses, Mallory holding a rose as his silhouette displays on a screen, and roses dispersed around his body as he’s talking to someone through a rotary dial telephone are just a few instances.

Several aesthetic features inadvertently made their way into the video the day of the shoot.

Davis1 Former Real World Star Davis Mallory Dance with Me Video“I did not intend to have a mustache; however, shaved one on the day of the shoot and liked the way it looked so kept it for the video,” Mallory said. “My friend and publicist (David Garcia) wore a cool jacket with fringe. He was modeling behind the curtain, and we saw how cool it looked, and I wound up wearing his jacket.”

“Dance With Me” was officially released on March 7. It is an electropop track co-written by Mallory and produced by French DJ Loic Penillo. It was released under French record label Sidekick Music. The song is about the potential for love that exists when you first ask someone to dance with you.

Mallory wrote “Dance With Me” as a topline over an instrumental sent by Penillo. Both artists met before attending Amsterdam Dance Event.

“I wrote ‘Dance With Me’ in September 2017 at a time in my life when I’d been single for a while and, admittedly, felt lonely as evidenced in the lyrics,” Mallory said. “’I’m lost in the lonely, but it’s too hard to show it’ – ‘My head gets caught in the moment, but my heart doesn’t know it’ references my tendency to fall in love quickly with a cute guy but realizing I need to slow things down and be ready for the right person.”

“In the bridge, I referenced one of my favorite songs off Britney Spears’ album Glory, “Hard to Forget Ya”  – ‘You’re on my mind, I just can’t forget ya’ ([Spears’ lyrics] are: ‘there’s something about you, I just can’t forget ya’)”

Davis2 Former Real World Star Davis Mallory Dance with Me Video“Dance With Me” is Mallory’s first release in 2018 and follows his many successes the year prior. Mallory signed singles to record labels for the first time in 2017. Landis’ “Loud (feat Davis Mallory)” dropped on Grammy-nominated French producer Cedric Gervais’ Delecta label and earned him a Spotlight Artist feature on the label’s website. This was followed by a collaboration with Swedish producer John Dahlback (Lady Gaga, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii) on a release titled “Anyone Would Know,” a cornerstone of Dahlback’s Color In My Heart EP on Armada Records. His debut EP, LOUD, was released on July 7, 2017, and spawned music videos for the title track, “Be Without You”, and “Because of Love”, which nabbed a feature on EDM powerhouse blog YourEDM. He toured the US after the EP’s release – kicking off at Milwaukee Pride (alongside Betty Who & Todrick Hall) and performing in Nashville, LA & NYC. Mallory’s hard work and touring in conjunction with the publicity his album garnered set off a snowball effect – his social media channels began seeing a spike in traffic, leading to “Loud” and “Somebody’s Watching”, a release separate of his EP, surpassing 100,000 listens on Spotify and still rising.


About Davis: 

Davis Mallory is a singer-songwriter, DJ and former reality TV-star appearing on MTV’s The Real World: Denver and three seasons of the MTV game show The Challenge. He is represented by Vocal Kitchen: a Dutch agency that pairs singers with the world’s top producers and DJs. Mallory is actively focused on touring for his debut EP, LOUD, which he independently released in 2017. His international tour to promote LOUD kicked off at Milwaukee Pride – where he performed with the likes of Todrick Hall and Betty Who – and continued into LA, NYC, Nashville and Europe. Mallory’s high-energy live shows include choreographed dancers, a video wall with custom visuals, and a live band playing alongside original EDM tracks.

Upon completing his stints on MTV’s Real World and Challenges, Mallory’s passion for music drove him into some of the nation’s leading entertainment cities. He found his calling creating music and moved to New York City to actively pursue this dream. While in the Big Apple, Mallory studied music at Dubspot School of Electronic Music and performed as a DJ throughout the club-scene before migrating to the songwriting capital of the world: Nashville, TN.

Moving to Nashville proved most fruitful to Mallory’s singer-songwriter career. To date, he has written over 300 songs. “Beautiful Girls (Diem’s Song)”, a tribute to MTV co-star Diem Brown who lost her battle to cancer, was released in 2014 and was Mallory’s first original song released on iTunes and Spotify. The song garnered attention by media giants such as People MagazineUS Weekly, E! News and MTV. 2017 was a year of groundbreaking achievements and collaborations. Mallory signed singles to record labels for the first time. Landis’ “Loud (feat Davis Mallory)” released on Grammy-nominated, DJ/producer Cedric Gervais’ label Delecta. This was followed by a collaboration with Swedish producer John Dahlback (Lady Gaga, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii) on a release titled “Anyone Would Know” – a cornerstone of Dahlback’s Color In My Heart EP released under Armada Records. “Not That Far Away” received in-store play in Walgreens around the USA, “Help” & “Loud (BPT Remix)” received retail radio play throughout France, and “Loud (BPT Remix)” was selected by Universal Music Group’s FameHouse division, placing it in Spotify’s Dance/Workout Playlists.  Mallory’s single with 17-year-old producer LUURK, “Somebody’s Watching”, accumulated over 250,000 Spotify plays organically.

Most recently, Mallory teamed up with French producer Loic Penillo on the electropop track “Dance With Me”, which is signed to French record label Sidekick Music. It is the first of many singles Mallory has lined up for release in 2018.


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Alisha Mae Gets “Bold” For Debut Single Release

Alisha Mae debut single

With Over Twenty-Three Million Views Social Media Sensation Alisha Mae To Release Debut Single “Bold” On April 20th

(NASHVILLE)– Social media singing sensation Alisha Mae is set to release her highly anticipated new single “BOLD” on April 20th. The powerful, upbeat rhythm paired with Mae’s wide vocal range highlighting Alisha’s edgy spin and modern country flare. The debut single delivers an anthem of positivity and strength of the ages.

Excitement among Mae fans is building on social media as they eagerly await the release of Mae’s debut single “Bold.” Mae found success after recording the moving ballad “Dancing In The Sky.” A song that Mae found comforting after the sudden loss of a family member. The recording became an instant viral hit on social media, racking up over twenty-three million views on Facebook alone. A journey that was filled with emotions.

As the 2018 calendar is filling up for new country releases, the social media sensation is giving her fans a taste of something ‘wild’ and ‘bold.’

“Bold” will be Mae’s first studio release that has an irresistible beat and risky flare, the lyrics dare you to live life to the fullest. “You know I don’t like to take things slow, let’s be wild, let’s be bold.” Those words have never been truer for Alisha Mae, and her fans will surely agree.

The 26-year old Virginia native won over fans in every territory with her incredible rendition of ‘Dancing In The Sky’, by Danny & Lizzy. The song was originally released on the musical app Smule™ propelling her into the country music spotlight. Mae has been creating a viral world that interacts with her followers and displays her outstanding vocal ability with hard-hitting and empowering words.

“Bold” was produced by Nashville legend Kent Wells. Wells is long-time musical director and producer for Dolly Parton. Wells has worked with artists like Reba McEntire, Travis Tritt, Linda Davis and Curtis Braly. Written by Corey Lee Barker, Mark Barnowski, and Allie L Shermetaro.

“Bold” will be available for pre-order April 9th and will be released across all streaming platforms April 20th.

Re-Imagined ‘How Do I Live’ By LeAnn Rimes Available Now

LeAnn Rimes Strips Down ‘How Do I Live’ for Re-Imagined Version as Thank You to Fans

Re-Imagine ‘How Do I Live’ By LeAnn Rimes Available Now

(NASHVILLE)  – It has been twenty-one years since LeAnn Rimes released possibly the greatest love song ever. Today, Rimes releases Re-Imagine, a beautiful rendition where she bares her soul, breaking down How Do I Live”.

According to Billboard “How Do I Live” reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1997, reaching chart milestones left and right. The song eventually spent a then-record 69 weeks on the chart, nearly half of that in the top 10 alone — a record only recently broken by Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” last year. And if you look at Billboard’s All-Time Top 100 songs ranking, you’ll see Rimes’ name sitting pretty at No. 4 for “Live.”

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Re-Imagine is a slowed-down version of ‘How Do I Live.” The production is less smoke and mirrors and highlights what we have known all along, Rime’s vocals can still melt your heart, and cut deep, really deep. Re-Imagine takes you on a spiritual journey allowing you to experience “How Do I Live” like the very first time.

The new song, produced by powerhouse Darrell Brown serves as a personal thank you from Rimes to her fans. Re-Imagine is available at iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon.

Make Room for the Queens

Estella Blow Blackberri Room Bar Gayme Night

There’s no place like The Room

(SPRING, TX) — When it comes to drag queens, there are no two quite like Blackberri and Estella Blow. The duo that works together at various shows across the city (including C U Next Tuesday at Michael’s Outpost and Mary’s Comedy House at Hamburger Mary’s) have an undeniable chemistry as rare in drag as it can be in day-to-day interpersonal relationships. But this dynamic duo doesn’t restrict their talent to Montrose. As a matter of fact, both queens take their talent on the road (by Houston standards, at least) up I-45 to Spring, Texas, where they host their lively “gayme” night every Wednesday at The Room Bar.

About The Room

18582502_1174399439372751_3916616945686667170_n Make Room for the QueensWhile The Room isn’t the only gay bar in North Houston, it is only one of two. For queer people in Spring, Humble, The Woodlands, Klein, and Tomball, the options for a neighborhood LGBTQIA bar north of the loop are, well … limited. True, Humble was previously home to the gay bar Whispers, but the north side of 610 (and even the Beltway), leaves only two gay bars, without traveling so far as Huntsville. These are Ranch Hill (located at exit 73 in the Woodlands) and (host to Blackberri and Estella) the Room Bar and Lounge (affectionately referred to as ‘The Room’).

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Natalie Brackin

The Room, for those who live north of Houston, is a local staple of it’s LGBTQIA community. For the past ten years, the Room has served as a safe haven for LGBTQ locals from Spring and the surrounding area. At the risk of editorializing, it was the very first gay bar that I ever frequented after coming out, where the regular patrons and staff welcomed me with open arms. And for the last eight years, the bar has been managed by Natalie Brackin, who serves not only drinks, but as a favorite to regulars as she makes drinks with that extra ingredient: smiles.

The staff, which alternates daily, also consists of Michael Booth, Erich Barber-Horn, and co-manager Chris Vega. And with each person that keeps this bar running comes an individual personality that keeps customers coming back. From Michael (whose one-on-one interaction with customers resonates with regulars and newcomers alike), to Erich (whose jokes and charismatic perception leave no patron left behind), to Chris (whose style, flair, and sweetness resound throughout the bar even when he isn’t there), to Natalie (whom patrons new and old affectionately refer to as ‘Mama’, even after meeting her only once).

The bar is host to not just Gayme Night, but also to the monthly Roomers Show, hosted by About favorite Tatiana Mala-Nina. It’s ability to draw out Houston’s favorite drag queens has been long-standing. For years, the Roomers cast, has included the likes of Veronica Strutts, Cyn City, Akira Skye, Chloe T Crawford, and various others.

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Chris Vega, Michael Booth, and Eric Barber-Horn

Without sacrificing its comfy, hospitable feel, the Room maintains the ability to provide a relaxed, low-pressure environment while still playing host to entertainment that packs out its house. This can only be credited to its staff, though especially so to bar manager, Natalie Brackin. The woman behind the magic of The Room is known for her ability to listen to her customers, provide them with sage advice, and quip them with jokes that often result in not only laughter, but long-lasting friendship.  Even when confronted with drunk (not to mention slightly belligerent) patrons, Ms. Brackin is capable of not only maintaining composure, but also defusing the tension to a mild simmer. And why? Because, in her own words, “Everything’s perfect.” But it’s that sort of comfortability that keeps patrons coming back. The way that Brackin interacts with those at the bar—engaging in their stories, listening to their troubles, appeasing their needs for drinks and solace—is the sole driver in that force that has kept this bar running in the time that she’s been with them—increasing its population ever since. With that said, taking a trip up I-45 to the Room is a bit like following the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City—Ms. Brackin, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. You know, if the Wizard had really been a wizard and not a man behind the curtain from Kansas.

About Blackberri and Estella Blow

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Blackberri performing at Gayme Night

It’s been no secret that Blackberri had a nice rise to drag queen fame in 2017, bleeding into various hosting gigs in 2018. Still, Darius Vallier, the man behind the bearded-genius that is Blackberri, was the FACE Awardwinner of Drag Illusionist of the Year and the Gayest and Greatest Award-winner for Best Host and Emcee in 2017. But that rise to fame didn’t come without work. Vallier spent time working in comedy clubs to hone his craft, as well as studying design in order to perfect his drag abilities. Now, in 2018, Blackberri’s busy schedule includes shows at Hamburger Mary’s, Michael’s Outpost, and a judging gig at Rich’s Dessie’s Drag Race.

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Estella Blow performing at Gayme Night

As for Estella Blow, whom I first saw right here at The Room a couple years back, she’s no amateur to drag. AJ Speckhard’s (the man behind the lovely Ms. Blow) credits include C U Next Tuesday at Michael’s, the Roomers Show at the Room Bar, and Mary’s Comedy House at Hamburger Mary’s. In addition to her regular shows, she’s also been a competitor in Dessie’s Drag Race at Rich’s Houston (where she now serves as a competitor mentor) every Monday night. Estella, whose comedy chops are as well timed as her drag numbers, is a Room Bar staple that’s made a mark not only on the North Houston audience, but as well as on that of Montrose.

About Gayme Night

For quite a while, the Room hosted its Wednesday Drag Bingo show, where winners won not only drinks, bar tabs, but sometimes cash. The night included not only bingo, but also performances by then-host, Akira Skye, Cyn City, Estella Blow, and various guests from week-to-week. However, after a tiny hiccup with the Texas Lottery Commission in the summer of 2017, the Room transitioned bingo into Gayme Night, where Blackberri and Estella took over following Akira’s retirement from drag.

29511166_2128730720744087_3399457407488589760_n Make Room for the QueensWhile bingo was always a night that drew in a crowd, Gayme Night has proven to be something not only different in vibe, but also in audience participation. Gone are the days of a quiet bar that listened intently while one queen or another called out ‘O-69’ or ‘B-9’ (“you ain’t got the cancer”). Replacing it is an intimate evening of two of Houston’s finest and most personable drag queens engaging an audience not distracted by their own conversations or troubles. And while the games are fun and participatory (from seeing whose inflated balloon can fly the furthest, to blowing up condoms until they pop with an air pump, to drag suicide), it’s neither the games nor the free drinks (which one is gifted if they win) that keep the audience coming back. In fact, it’s the personalities that both AJ and Darius bring to life with Estella and Blackberri. At no point do they allow the audience to drift from their consciousness. Whether that involves Blackberri asking to see the nudes in the phones of those their to see them, or Estella asking how many viewers attend Lone Star Community College like she does, only to insult her own intelligence. Their chemistry, their performances, their ‘sickening’ costumes, and their interaction with the crowd that comes and goes in waves throughout the night all contribute to the success of not only The Room, but the followings of both queens. Both Estella and Blackberri find hilarity in the audience members—”You look like my dog when she had heartworms,” Blackberri told one guest as they dragged themselves across the floor during a game—in each other—”Who’s ready for some bearded beauty?” Estella asked the bar patrons before quipping of Blackberri’s performance “Me neither.”—and in themselves—”I’m gonna head to the back and wipe the sweat from under my titties,” Blackberri teased between numbers.

But of course, neither would be able to pull off this sort of event every seven days past without the other. Each brings their own energy to the bar, each complementing the other in a way that might not quite work with other queens. Their chemistry and interaction is truly something to be admired, something that makes the audience desire more. And while each drag show throughout the Greater Houston Area is special in its own right, as is each and every drag performer, there’s no denying that this weekly show (due in part to the bar staff) is a supernova in and of itself—even if that supernova exists just a little bit outside of the Montrose galaxy.


You can catch Gayme Night every Wednesday at The Room Bar & Lounge (4915 FM 2920 Spring, TX 77388).

You can find both Estella and Blackberri in C U Next Tuesday at Michael’s Outpost every … well … Tuesday and in Mary’s Comedy House Fridays at Hamburger Mary’s. You can also find Estella in the Roomers Show on the second Saturday of each month at the Room Bar, and Blackberri hosting Eye Cons each Saturday, as well as judging Dessie’s Drag Race Monday’s at Rich’s, and as a rotating co-host for Drags to Rich’s at Rich’s beginning Sunday, March 25th.