“SPOTLIGHT” On Bernice Reveles

Today we have a “SPOTLIGHT” on an up and coming musician that is ready to blow up the music charts with her passion and beautiful voice.
I was so impressed by her and how this interview turned out. Atthe end you will find out how you can get a FREE download of her latest song. So check out the “SPOTLIGHT” and let us know what you think!!!!!!!
RIALTO NOW – When and why did you start playing?
BERNICE – I started playing guitar when I was 14 years old. I had been playing piano here and there, but guitar had always intrigued me. Just being able to put a couple of chords together and adding some lyrics is just amazing to me… AND it’s way more convenient than a piano!
RIALTO NOW – Is there a moment that you can remember that drove you to sing?
BERNICE – When did it click that you liked singing? – My Aunt Lorena. She use to sing around the LA area for years when she was young. I remember at one New Years Eve family party, when I was 5, she was singing with a trio that plays Spanish music and I just stood there in complete AWE. I saw how everyone was so focused on her and how confident she was. Since then, I knew I wanted to be a singer.
RIALTO NOW – Tell us a little about yourself.
BERNICE – I’m 18 years old. Recent graduate from A.B. Miller High and currently attending Mt. SAC. I’m a singer-songwriter from Fontana, CA. I’ve lived around the country…literally. I lived in Texas, South Carolina but born and raised in Southern California and I’m a complete optimist about life.

Check out her single “BABY I LIKE YOU” will be releasing on 9/4/12 as a free download at http://www.Soundcloud.com/bernicereveles

RIALTO NOW – What role does FAMILY play in your music?
BERNICE – They play a HUGE role in my music! Without their love, support and wisdom I’d be totally lost. They’re my soul and I’m never without them.
RIALTO NOW – Which instruments do you play?
BERNICE – I play guitar and piano. My guitar is always with me on stage. I plan on learning drums next…if my brother is willing to teach me haha!
RIALTO NOW – What other producers, songwriters and/or artists do you see as your primary inspirations?
BERNICE – Definitely Alanis Morissette and Taylor Swift. I just love how they don’t care what people say or think of them. They just do their thing with confidence and I idolize them for that fact.
RIALTO NOW – What was it like to be signed with Moe Tan Records?
BERNICE – It was scary, exciting and amazing all at the same time! They’re just genuinely good people. Their positive vibes and happiness just make me feel like I’m family. I’m just so excited to see what is to come for all of us in the future!
RIALTO NOW – What was your favorite performance so far? What made it so special?
BERNICE – It was the Thai Festival on Hollywood Blvd in April 2011. All my closest friends and family were there to cheer me on. They all wore my “Baby, I Like You” T-shirts and promoted me. The crowd was wild and just awesome. It was overall an amazing day, filled with amazing memories.
RIALTO NOW – If someone told you right now to pick one venue and artist to sing/play with what would that be?
BERNICE – Hands down the Sala Apolo in Barcelona, Spain with Taylor Swift!
RIALTO NOW – What is the first song ever sung? Do you have secret craving? fave food?
BERNICE – I was 3 or 4 and I sang Selena’s Bidi Bidi Bom Bom to my family. – Forever will be craving Hot Cheetohs and raspberry iced tea. – PIZZA and SUSHI!
RIALTO NOW – What is your favorite movie?
BERNICE – I have a couple. It’s too hard to choose! But top tree are; The Notebook, (500) Days Of Summer and Pretty In Pink.
RIALTO NOW – Do you have any pets? Dog person or cat?
BERNICE – I’m a dog person. My grandma has a dog, that I like to call mine as well. His name’s Yogi and he’s a North American husky.
RIALTO NOW – What was your first job?
BERNICE – Well, I’m currently experiencing my first job. I volunteer at my mom’s job that is a non-profit organization that service, support and advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
RIALTO NOW – Do you have any loves, other then music?
BERNICE – I have a love for traveling and photography. One day I want to be able to travel to different parts of the world, try different things and take risks!
RIALTO NOW – What do you like to do for fun outside of working on music?
BERNICE – Spending time with my family and friends, hit Huntington Beach, go to concerts/shows  and just cruise and travel around Southern California.
RIALTO NOW – How do you describe your music to people?
BERNICE – To make it easier for people to understand I like to say it’s like if Taylor Swift and Katy Perry had a baby! haha! I guess it would be considered “pop” music but with my own little twist into it. I am always open for new things!
RIALTO NOW – How often and for how long do you practice?
BERNICE – I practice everyday. You’ll usually catch me playing guitar or writing a song.
RIALTO NOW – Do you have an charities or causes that are close to your heart?
BERNICE – I have two that are close to my heart. One is, To Write Love On Her Arms. They are a cause that spreads awareness for depression, self-harm and suicide. My grandpa took his life away in 2009 and we’ve been following them ever since. They’re very inspirational & have helped us to cope with his lost. The second is the Tourettes Syndrome Association. My little brother Jay was diagnosed with Tourettes 2 years ago and it’s been hard on everyone…but for him, I can only imagine. He’s such an inspiration and a strong kid. He lives everyday normally and doesn’t let it stop him. I love that kid!
You can find bernice at the following links below, plus lets all go to her Facebook and tell her what you liked most about her “SPOTLIGHT”. Plus don’t forget  her single “BABY I LIKE YOU” will be releasing on 9/4/12 as a free download at www.Soundcloud.com/bernicereveles
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