Viardo Artists, a Beverly Hills-based entertainment company in partnership with the Emmy Award-winning production company Natural 9 Entertainment, have announced today that they have teamed up with Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/producer Eric Benét, to co-produce a new reality music competition show titled “Sub Stars.” The new show, hosted by Benét, will pit the best “underground” musicians, discovered in the subway systems of major cities across the US, against one another in a contest to win a record label deal and cash prizes. It’s not just a competition based on musical talent, but also about the travel and exploration into the underground world of each city and their culture.
Touted as a show “for the people and by the people,” the producers of “Sub Stars” have opted to engage the fans in every aspect of production, from step one, to then later help scout for talent and even vote for the winners using an original Sub Stars Smartphone App. To help support the production of the First Season of the show, they have launched a major crowd-funding campaign through the use of a popular website Kickstarter, live today. PLEDGE HERE: http://smarturl.it/SubstarsTV
“I am very excited about being a part of this new TV project,” said Eric Benét, host and Executive Producer of “Sub Stars.” “It gives truly unique characters with a different and innovative sound, a platform to showcase their musical individualism and real talent. Plus at the same time, explore our country’s busiest cities, but in an underground light.”
Phil Viardo, the Creator and Executive Producer of “Sub Stars” had this to add, “Eric is the absolute perfect person to front this project. His versatile talent as an artist and producer, his commanding presence and respect in the industry made him a no brainer choice to partner with. We are truly trying to make history together and deliver a fan experience like never before.”
The “Sub Stars” Kickstarter Campaign will continue through December 20, 2013 in hopes to reach and exceed a $399K Goal. For more information, please visit www.SubStarsTV.com
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Eric Benét has been announced as a guest on Real Husbands of Hollywood. Checkout the trailer here and don’t forget to tune in to the show on October 29, 2013 at 10:00pm.]]>
Alright True EBs! Here’s the low down on what went down at the show down featuring the MAN – Mr. Eric Benet! I arrived on the scene about 15 minutes before show time and the ladies (Sharon, Reola, Jamie, Reola’s cousin Patricia, Stephanie, and Emi) were waiting for me in the lobby. Also in the building were True EBs Peggy and Patrice. Emi was sweet enough to bring us gifts as well as gifts for Eric and Jonathan.
We chatted for a while in the lobby then made a Bee-Line to our seats because the show was scheduled to start at 8:00 pm. We sat with anticipation and started getting a little antsy around 8:15. Finally, around 8:45, the announcer introduces Eric and he starts making his way to the stage flanked by half a dozen or more security guys. We couldn’t really see him but we could hear him. As he made his way to the edge of the stage, the guards set up posts around the stage and his Royal Hotness was in full view and the crowd went wild! Screaming at the top of our lungs, hands in the air, throwing our heads from side to side – we were ready to receive and EB was ready to give it to ME… ahem, pardon me, give it to US! LOL
Our guy Jonathan was backing EB up on the keyboards and vocals – looking cool as a fan as he did his thang!
EB had on his usual dressy casual attire: Signature shades, jacket, vest, long sleeve shirt, tie, jeans and comfy shoes. But with each song, he started peeling off clothes, loosening his tie and opening his shirt. Caramelicious HOTNESS!!!
He started things off with the up-tempo “Harriett Jones” then went smoothly into “Chocolate Legs”. For the next song, he gave us a little background story of his ulterior motive for choosing the female soloist to partner with him on this particular endeavor – “Spend My Life with You”. He had the hots for Tamia but his hopes were dashed when she showed up with GRANT HILL! LOL Since he didn’t have a female counterpart, you guessed it – EB handled it all by himself!
Then came the pièce de résistance – “Sometimes I Cry”. The high notes this man attained during this selection always send chills up and down my spine! You would’ve thought we were in church with all those waving hands and screaming affirmations of “YES!!!”
I was riding the wave of that high on the rest of the songs: “News For You”, “Runnin’” and “You’re the Only One”. He didn’t disappoint with the show closer that always gets the house on their feet and rocking – “Georgy Porgy”.
After he left the stage, Sharon said let’s roll and we made our way to the backstage area. We bumped into the road manager and Sharon stop to chat with him letting him know the True EBs were in the building and if it was possible, would like to say hello to Eric.
So we set up post in front of the backstage entrance and were finally granted access. As always, EB was very gracious and engaged us in “catch up” conversation. Emi presented her gifts and Eric grabbed a piece of candy to munch that was meant for Jonathan but who was going to stop him! lol
We took individual pictures then a group picture, said our good-byes and headed for the house. It was another wonderful EB experience! Until next time, STAY TRUE!
Written by TrueEB Leatha]]>