Catching Up With Superstar Sherry Nelson

Sherry Nelson is becoming a household name in the world of entertainment. An amazingly accomplished woman who is as stunningly beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. Placing in the Maxim Magazine model search before the pandemic has opened a ton of opportunities for this incredibly talented soul. We caught up with Sherry Nelson between projects, and here is what she had to say…

 

A lot has been going on for you the last few months…fill us in?

Yes! I am very happy to still be busy with various projects, especially continuing to be one of the co-host’s on Brian Sebastian’s “Movie Reviews and More”, which has grown exponentially and can now be seen on many more platforms – iHeart Radio, Spotify, Comcast, Pandora, Apple TV, and Amazon Music. I have also co-hosted with Debbie Perkins on her very popular “Hollywood Red Carpet Radio Show”. I just recently co-hosted my very first live virtual event for FanRoom Live starring the great Leland Sklar! This innovative show was created by the amazing Cedric The Entertainer, Jeff Krauss, Mitch Faulkner, Jae Benjamin, and Stacey Toy.

 

I continue as a contributing writer at Michael Neely’s XS10 Magazine, and I was just named Spokesmodel for Gubba Rum!  All of these unique opportunities have connected me with some of the greatest minds in entertainment, and I am honored to be affiliated with each of them.

What are your plans for 2021?

Toney Richards of Wikkid Starr has asked me to appear in an upcoming music video which makes me happy because I love their music!  As well, I will be collaborating on an International campaign with Cindy D’Adamo as spokesmodel for her various signed artists, the first being The Lucas Brothers Band.

I will also be appearing with the amazing Stephen Chang in his movie “Warrior of Eight Flags” which will be filming in Vancouver, Hong Kong, and Finland.  I am now also attached to writer Doug Shiloh’s “Dead Exit”, which has a wild dystopian premise that will be a 2-hour audio drama and a comic book.

 

What is your recipe for success?

My recipe for success requires these fundamental ingredients: a goal, hard work, focus, and connections.

Knowing what you want is often the most difficult ingredient to acquire, but once you know what that is, then your journey or recipe will begin to take shape.  Add hard work into the mix by learning as much as you can and finding various avenues to get you where you need to be.  Then improve upon your rolodex by making connections with people you admire and who are successful.  Learning from successful people I believe is one of the greatest learning tools, then emulate that with your own unique qualities.

Every day is a great day to learn something new and to set new goals and ambitions for yourself, everyone is gifted in their own way, so never settle, there are many great things to see, do, achieve, and experience.

Do you believe in following a dream or not letting your dreams get in the way of your actions?

I believe in following a dream because dreams make us happy, they give us something to hope for. Sometimes being spontaneous and taking a chance can open you up to a whole new world, and I can definitely attest to that!

Remember, you cannot have memories unless you make them, so I hope everyone dreams big and continues to make memories.

Do you have any regrets?

I do not have any regrets. Sometimes we need a negative from time to time so we can really appreciate the positives that come our way. If I am unsuccessful at anything, I learn why, and try to improve.

 

 

It’s no secret that you idolize your dad….what qualities of his have you inherited 

I have learned from my father to be a genuine and caring person. Through his actions I have seen his compassion for animals, the environment, and for those around him.  My father is a pillar of all that is good and admired in life; patient, loving, gentle, and striving to do what he can for everyone before himself.  He is my greatest Blessing in life and I am honored every day to be able to call him my father.

 

 What song never fails to make you emotional?

I guess that changes from time to time based on what is going on in my life.  I am very thankful to be as busy as I am right now, that listening to Canadian Robbie Robertson helps relax me, his music videos are pretty fantastic too.

 

Follow Sherry Nelson on the web:

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/xoxosherryxo/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sherry.nelson.5076

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Guerin: R&B’s Shining New Star

“Irreplaceable”, is the title of singer, songwriter, and producer’s Ian Guerin’s triumphant new album, however it also describes his irreplaceable velvet and passionate voice and the titanic talent belonging to its creator. Already celebrating several successful singles generated from the album including: “Cry”, UK Best R&B Soul Song of the year, UK #1 single “Roll the Dice”, and “Free Time”, four time award winning U.K. #1 single, which has just been released in the US.

Like a raging tsunami Ian Guerin vibrantly and authentically writes songs from the heart…or should I say the heartbreak. Carefully choosing his lyrics, Ian sings from his soul. His R&B romantic touch defines his style and celebrates his destiny. His candid honesty goes beyond all smoke and mirrors. He tells the truth no matter how much it hurts.

 Bring us up to date on what is presently going on in your career?

 I’m still promoting my album “Irreplaceable”. It’s the singles tree that keeps on giving; I feel like Luis Fonsi with ‘Despacito’ or Lil Nas X with ‘Old Town Road’ when they tried to release albums, but their singles just kept on giving.

It’s the same for ‘Irreplaceable’, I’ve recorded over 5 collaborations & was starting to develop a sound for my next album — complete with a new anthem — & back we go because ‘Feature in Your Life’ has quietly become a playlists  favorite & then everybody’s favorite & that at the same time has pushed the popularity of my U.S. single ‘Free Time’ — so it gets more exposure & attention too.

Then there’s these award shows coming up where I’ll hopefully perform & they help get the word out on ‘Irreplaceable’ so I’m just thinking on recording more songs for a Deluxe Edition, because it’s clear to me there’s more to this album.

 What is the best advice that your parents have ever given you? 

 My mom — who is a Human Resources retiree — always tells me to never get mad at my team for getting things done wrong, because it happens in every company so I should see everyday work problems, not as a burden, but as what has to get done & overcome. She tells me I’m a company like everyone else’s, & I’m the CEO, so I have an obligation to be the best team player.

She also tells me my wish is my command so, if I’m brave enough to see it in my mind, I can hold it in my hands.

My dad told me from a young age (9) — when I came back from recording my first demo — that singers are cool, but songwriters are “the real deal.” He told me it was awesome that I wanted to sing, but that I do it singing my own stuff, because that way I could always be the ringleader of my show. I took it really badly for years — because I thought he was discouraging my singing — but I now know it’s true. You write your songs, you own your career, you don’t & someone else does. I can write for others & myself & then make it on both sides of the court. I thank him for that.

You are a glass of water, are you half empty or half full and why?

 I’m both. My glass is always half full of achievements, satisfaction & gratefulness, & half empty because there are new dreams & goals to attain.

You are standing in front of Macy’s naked and holding up a sign, what does the sign say?

“I’ll take the clothes large & the sponsorship check big & fat.” Smile with shades emoji.

If you could be anyone in history for one day who would it be and why?

I think it would have to be Fred Astaire cause I’m obsessed with real showmen. Those artists that needed nothing but a spotlight, their charm & their sharply rehearsed yet born-with talent. Those whose sole presence brought the house down anywhere they performed. Gene Kelly said “the history of dance in films begins with Astaire & he’s the only one who’ll be remembered.”

I’m captivated by his energy & by the era he lived in, when music & entertainment were real, & production did not run the show. I’d love to feel what those times were like through his eyes; because in truth I feel like an old soul that should’ve been alive & performing back then.

If you could perform anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

The O2 Arena. All my contemporary idols have done it, & to me, if you play the O2, you’ve made it. It’s the epitome of class in the capital of music. Michael did not get to do it or he would — to this day — hold the record for most shows. So O2 it is.

Do you believe that music can change the world?

 I think it can. It sure has the power to unite & that’s what we need, less greed, less hate, less ego, more love, more understanding, more empathy, common sense & care. It seems like we insist on using our privileged rationale to benefit us humans only, instead of all living beings.

Here we are the most intelligent beings in the planet acting so primal & positioning ourselves as the only animal on earth that does not contribute to its environment.

If we make music with substance — that’s not only fun but persuasive — then it’s repetition would definitely have an impact on people’s mindset.

To me there are songs so powerful that I feel like they’re a wonder of the world, yet I go out into it & few to none seem to understand that sentiment. I’d say the fans get it cause they’re equally as invested as I am, yet regular people — at least the vast majority of the ones I’ve come across — don’t seem to notice the moving power music.

Music can change your view & your vibe & it serves a purpose like everything else in life; it’s just a matter of wanting to see it & putting it to use. House pets have now discovered the relaxing power of classical music, so they’re now exploiting its purpose, yet here we humans are being humans thinking it’s only meaningless entertainment.

Do you have a hero or an idol, and if so who is it?

My heroes are my mom, my dad & sister, for putting me through the hard times, yet my idol is Michael Jackson.

The things that man had to endure in his life mentally & realistically speak volumes of the natural ability we have to overcome obstacles in our life. A lot of his loving fans follow me because of him & we all agree in the fact that he had a thick skin, because many of us wouldn’t have made it in his situation. He was completely forced to be different, first by his father, then by the public.

I think there is a merit to that level of achievement, regardless of the impossibilities, the insecurity & the trauma. He was a victim of physical abuse at an early age yet again he understood early that in life you dust yourself off & pick yourself up or you’re over.

That victim masquerade was just that. He was weird & spoiled & stubborn & made wrong choices, but don’t we all? He was unable — as many of us — to acknowledge his mistakes & blamed his lack of judgement on others. However, he was also a man who helped without bragging. The things he did choose to publicize were the ones that led people to paint the wrong picture.

He was never given enough credit & was judged my many when the saying goes: “the cleaner the closet door, the dirtier the skeletons within” & boy do we see some clean doors in many of those runny mouth’s households.

The court of public opinion is tough, even though he did put himself in vulnerable situations & made poor choices. I see the good & the bad in everything & Michael is no different.

Any new projects?

There are many. However, people need to follow me on social media to find out on a need-to-know basis, because I don’t want to jinx them.

What’s coming is big & we are in it together because, per usual, without the people that support me everything is just a dream. See all of you @iamianguerin on Instagram!

Watch the “Free Time” music video by Ian Guerin here:

Listen to  Ian Guerin on the web:

Ian Guerin Album “Irreplaceable” Streaming https://songwhip.com/album/ian-guerin/irreplaceable