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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: The Iconic Lance Bass Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess At Lisa Vanderpump’s Dog Foundation Gala!

30 Nov
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Actor, producer, author, host, philanthropist, and the list goes on and on, is there anything that the stupendous Lance Bass can’t do?! Lance Bass is truly one word: an icon. He has made such an extraordinary, everlasting mark in the entertainment world and he is truly a genius who continues to bring out masterpieces after masterpieces for all of his fans to enjoy. Of course, we remember (and constantly have nostalgic memories) over Lance Bass’s NSYNC days, and since then, Lance Bass continues to build such a stellar empire and make a terrific impact in this world. Lance Bass has an endless amount of successes and excellent projects he is working on including all of his accomplishments in the music world, many film projects he has worked on and movies that he produced, and of course, we saw his magnificent dancing skills in the highly-acclaimed ballroom dancing competition show, “Dancing With The Stars.” Lance Bass continues to leave everyone mesmerized with his brilliance and awe-inspiring talent.

Now, Lance Bass is also the host of the hit Logo show, “Finding Prince Charming” and is even in the works with Kris Jenner and Robin Antin on a music competition show. (BRB, totally freaking out over this!) Needless to say, we’re all obsessed with anything and everything that Lance Bass works on and he is truly an asset to the entertainment world. In addition to all of his magnificent projects, Lance Bass also does a lot of philanthropic work where he uses his platform to make a difference in the world and inspire others to do the same. Lance Bass is absolutely extraordinary and continues to be such an influential figure in this world.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the greatest honor of covering Lisa Vanderpump’s spectacular Vanderpump Dogs Foundation Gala and had the honor of interviewing the remarkable Lance Bass and Michael Turchin at the event. Lance Bass dished exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess all about the exciting and marvelous, upcoming projects he has in store that fans can look forward to, what are some of his most memorable moments he has had with his pets, and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview. Lance Bass even gives out some amazing advice to all of his fans on how they can help make a positive impact in this world – hear what he had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below. Thanks for the wonderful interview, Lance Bass!

Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with the sensational Lance Bass and Michael Turchin at Lisa Vanderpump’s Dog Foundation Gala below!

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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Hope Leigh Exclusively Premieres Her Music Video For “Meant To Be” On Alexisjoyvipaccess! Watch It First Here!

19 Jun
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“… And I’ll take your hand, ’cause I do believe, we’re exactly where we were meant to be…” – Hope Leigh.

Just one lyric from the song and already every listener is fascinated, but wait until you hear the full song – you will be mesmerized. The magnificently talented, musically inclined, Hope Leigh is known for creating some of the most breathtaking music. From her touching, soulful music to her heart-warming, inspiring lyrics – Hope Leigh’s music touches the hearts of everyone and there is no wonder as to why this wonderful musician’s music is adored by fans worldwide. Hope Leigh is back again leaving everyone speechless with another stupendous and brilliant music video, this time for her song “Meant To Be” which is the second single off of Hope Leigh’s upcoming solo EP, “STRAIGHT UP SHUT DOWNS”. The “Meant To Be” music video is one word – perfection. The music video makes you feel the magical feeling you get when you find yourself in love with someone and makes you appreciate love and knowing when you found the person who you feel you are meant to be with. The touching and emotionally rewarding music video brings everyone the feeling of being in love – the happiness, the butterflies in your stomach, and the big ‘ol smile on your face. The phenomenal music video, combined with Hope Leigh and Ryan Amador’s outstanding and harmonious vocals and the spectacular lyrics make the “Meant To Be” music video beyond remarkable!

The dazzling and marvelous Hope Leigh is excited to share her all new music video with all of her fans and does so by exclusively premiering it right here on Alexisjoyvipaccess.com! Alexisjoyvipaccess.com was the first one to premiere Hope Leigh’s “Save For Now” music video and NOW, Alexisjoyvipaccess.com is exclusively premiering Hope Leigh’s terrific “Meant To Be” music video – you can watch it first only on Alexisjoyvipaccess.com!

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess am very honored to exclusively premiere Hope Leigh’s “Meant To Be” music video! Take a look at the sensational, official music video for “Meant To Be” below and also have a look at my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with Hope Leigh regarding the premiere of her “Meant To Be” music video on Alexisjoyvipaccess.com! Don’t forget to share Hope Leigh’s “Meant To Be” music video to all your friends and family on all your social media networks!

Alexisjoyvipaccess: You’re premiering your music video exclusively right here on Alexisjoyvipaccess.com – can you tell us the creative process behind making the music video? 

Hope Leigh: Making the song was a blast working with my producers ( Will Noon and Nathan Harold of FUN.) and duetting with Ryan Amador – so coming out of the studio, everything was so positive and I wanted to start thinking of video concepts. With most of my music videos in the past ( Wherever You GoSave For Now, Home To Me) I would have an idea and try to cast the perfect people to bring it to life as it was playing in my mind, with “Meant To Be”, I hadn’t had an idea that really stuck yet. I stumbled upon a 15 second instagram video from my friend Jordan De Leon. (@JordanLacity ) of her and her boyfriend in Big Sur, and although it was just a casual date for them that they caught snippets on film, to me their young love just looked like a movie. I realized I could capture something so real if I had a real couple in my video as opposed to casting strangers. I called her and was just like ” OH MY GOD! You and your boyfriend are the greatest can we put it to my music?” Luckily she didn’t think I was crazy and they were both stoked to be involved! Luckily, Ryan is a genius with a camera and was able to also shoot my singing to splice in.

Alexisjoyvipaccess: If you could describe your music video in just one word – what word would it be?

Hope Leigh: PUPPYLOVE ( Is that one word?)

Alexisjoyvipaccess: What are you looking forward to the most for fans to see in your music video? 

Hope Leigh: This year has been really exciting for me coming out of by band Me & Mr. Cassidy as a solo artist, and it’s been so exciting to show my fans such a playful side of me, through songs that are coming straight from my heart. When I wrote this song, I wanted to capture that young reckless feeling when you first fall in love and just want to run away and do everything together. I didn’t even have a chorus because I just wanted it to reflect that 0-60 feeling you get in your heart, I am so excited to have a video that shows that with a REAL couple REALLY running away for  the weekend just to adventure in love. Their relationship is so genuine, I am excited to have my song behind it.

Alexisjoyvipaccess: What was the atmosphere like on set of your music video?  

Hope Leigh: That majority of the shots ( of Ryan and Jordan) were shot by them on their trip together, so while I don’t know exactly what it was like, from what we can all see it was clearly a lot of fun, playful, romantic, and careless. I think it was so real – as opposed to shots I’ve gotten in the past where a couple is acting and there are directors in the room and camera men, and a half a dozen crew members, this was just them being in love, nothing is perfect, but it feels like you are just in their room with them. The shots with me and Ryan were filmed in Pasadena and Echo Park, and Ryan is such a blast to work with it was so much fun! He does a lot of parkour competitions, so he shot a lot of this while riding past me on a skateboard, or hanging off walls- its really impressive! ( fun fact, the shot that looks like a drone flying over a cliff was actually him RUNNING down a cliff with a camera over his head shooting slow mo- he is really a daredevil!) Some of the shots were slow motion with me singing, so we speed the song up to 2.5 times as fast and then I sing it CRAZY fast which is always a funny process. A few passers by probably thought I was crazy. It was the most laid back easy video to shoot – coming off my last video Home To me that had like 40 girls lip singing in my apartment and 300+ global submissions- it was so relaxing to shoot such an intimate video.

Fun Facts about the music video: 

Video Shot & Edited: Ryan Houchin
Starring Ryan Houchin & Jordan De Leon
Music by: Hope Leigh
Lyrics by: Hope Leigh & Scott Cassidy
“Meant To Be” Produced by Will Noon ( FUN./ Nate Reuss Band)  & Nathan Harold ( FUN./ Nate Reuss Band)
Mixed by Nathan Harold ( FUN./ Nate Reuss Band)
Guitar/Uke: Mike Garzon ( Hello Goodbye)
Violin: Luisa Lee ( Michael Buble)
Female Vocals: Hope Leigh
Male Vocals: Ryan Amador
BGV: Robert Natale
Special Thanks to Teton Guitars.

Stay connected with Hope Leigh on all her social media networks:

Twitter: @hopeleighmusic / Instagram: @hopeleigh / Facebook.com/officialhopeleigh

Visit: http://www.hopeleighmusic.com

VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Me & Mr. Cassidy Exclusive Premiere Of Their “Save For Now” Music Video! Watch It First Here!

20 Jan
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With a feeling as if you are watching a romance movie, vocals that touch the soul and a song that words can’t even begin to describe how wonderful it truly is – there is one word to describe Me & Mr. Cassidy’s music video for their single, “Save For Now” – BRILLIANT. Within the first few seconds of watching the music video, you will instantly be mesmerized with how touching it truly is. Me & Mr. Cassidy’s remarkable music video, “Save For Now” stars the excellence of singer / actress, Tatyana Ali (Fresh Prince of Bel Air) and actor Michael Turchin (E! Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding Special). This spectacular music video is directed by Tony Woo Joun and produced by Noah Baron and Ross Willet of Just Another Production Productions. “Save For Now” is a song that I picture as a perfect song that should be added onto a romance movie’s soundtrack. The “Save For Now” music video will leave you absolutely speechless! From the crew, to the actors, to of course the one and only Me & Mr. Cassidy band – everyone’s immense talent and passion to their work truly shows in this one of a kind music video.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess have the great honor of exclusively premiering Me & Mr. Cassidy’s “Save For Now” music video on my site today, January 20, 2015! Hope Leigh of Me & Mr. Cassidy band talks exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess and exclusively tells Alexisjoyvipaccess all about what it was like working on set of the music video and so much more. Take a look at our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview regarding the “Save For Now” music video premiere on Alexisjoyvipaccess.com below:

1. Can you tell us what the atmosphere was like working on set of the music video for your song, “Save For Now” which stars Michael Turchin and Tatyana Ali? 
 
It was so incredibly playful. One of the Producers, Noah, has been a friend of mine since College and our interaction is very sibling-like as you can see in the Behind The Scenes Video! (http://youtu.be/FOVirflxdJ8). Our Hair stylist is one of my best friends, and the MUA I had just worked with on a Brow Gal photoshoot so the glam-squad felt very tight-nit! Usually, as the only girl in the band, our studio time is very masculine – so it was fun to be girly and primped. It was fun for Michael and Tatyana to work together because Michaels husband Lance Bass, was obviously in NSYNC and Tatyana actually used to open for them on tour back in the day – it was so full circle. Lance surprised Michael on set, and came to say hey to Tatyana, and it blended to well with the entire day- it just felt like everyone had been friends forever. Tatyana and Michael play a couple in the video so it was good they felt close so quick, their love is really believable on film. In the more serious moments on set, everyone was so professional. The director Tony IS SO EFFICIANT and fast, thank god for him – because the rest of us took every chance we could get to laugh.
 
2. What was the creative process like for you and your band, Me & Mr. Cassidy when making your song, “Save For Now”?  Where did you get your inspiration for the song? 
Some of our songs start from Scott, and some me – this one started with Scott and when he brought it to me (Hope) I was instantly in love. I felt connected to it as if it had come from my own experiences. It has been fun to see that we each interpret what it means separately.
We started to record it with Celebrity Producer Michael Smidi Smith. He has worked with everyone from Sia to Miley to Haim, and it felt so incredible to be in his space – it really felt like the big times. We tracked the initial guitar as his home studio in Los Angeles, and finished the project with our main producer Ellis Tucker and had a handful of other Engineers come on board. ( Daniel Krieger and  mastering from Alex Johns) We pulled a lot of inspiration tracks to help place what instrumentation we wanted to add since the song was initially just guitar and vocals. We knew we wanted it to be bigger for the video.
We brought on Bassist Conor Gaffney  ( The Makepeace Brothers) and drummer Mike Garzon ( HELLOGOODBYE) for the final mix and we could not be happier. I get spoiled by the talent around me and all of these boys are brothers to me.
 
3. If you could describe the “Save For Now” music video in 1 word – what word would that be?
 
Time. ( Though it isn’t a descriptive work, the entire video played with time – it is shot entirely in slow motion, and each scenes shows a version in the present as well as in the past.
Join Me & Mr. Cassidy and celebrate at the release party in Los Angeles. The event is 21 and up and will include special appearances from Michael Turchin, Tatyana Ali, Lance Bass and more.
Watch Me & Mr. Cassidy’s phenomenal, awe-inspiring and absolutely extraordinary music video to their song, “Save For Now” with its exclusive debut premiere here on Alexisjoyvipaccess.com! Be sure to share the music video around to all your friends and family on all your social media networks! Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, what do YOU think of the “Save For Now” music video?
Follow Me & Mr. Cassidy on all their social media networks:
Twitter: @meandmrcassidy       (@hopemakesmusic @mrscottcassidy)
Instagram: @meandmrcassidy ( @hopeleigh @mrscottcassidy
And: Twitter/Instagram: @Tatyanaali , @michaelturchinart
Also, watch a “Behind The Scenes” video to the making of the “Save For Now” music video below:
Photo Credits: Kim Genivieve 

VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Hope Leigh Exclusive Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess PLUS Photos From Lance Bass’s Pre-Wedding!

7 Jan
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2015 – new year, new music; and if you’re looking for new, magnificent music to add to your playlists, musician: Hope Leigh is the artist whose music you will have playing on constant repeat! Say hello to the phenomenal and magnificently talented, Hope Leigh! With her unique folk / pop music and her mesmerizing and stellar voice, Hope Leigh truly stands out as one stupendous musician who is taking the music world by storm. Music has always been apart of the lovely Hope Leigh’s life. At the ripe age of three, Hope entered into the musical world and started to learn how to play the violin; and year after year since then, Hope Leigh has grown into the remarkable musician she is today. In addition to all her awe-inspiring, upcoming projects including an upcoming EP and European tour, Hope Leigh also left everyone speechless as she performed at her good friend, Lance Bass’s wedding. With so many exciting things going on for the marvelous Hope Leigh, 2015 is truly destined to be an exceptional year for this extraordinary singer who is taking over the entertainment world!

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the great pleasure to interview the wonderful Hope Leigh! Hope Leigh dishes exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess all about what it is like for her performing live in front of all her fans, what it was like for her to perform at Lance Bass’s wedding, and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview! The incredible Hope Leigh also shares some VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE photos! Enter in Hope Leigh’s terrific, musical world through her excellent photos she shared exclusively with Alexisjoyvipaccess and check out our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below! Thanks for the fabulous interview and pictures, Hope!

Photos And Caption Credits: Hope Leigh

Alexisjoyvipaccess.com Interview With Hope Leigh:

1. What inspired you to focus your life around music?

Hope Leigh: When I was 3 my parents enrolled me in a Suzuki school and I started taking violin, since then I’ve only ever done music. It’s something I consider fun but also lucky to build a career out of.

 
2. Who are some of your musical influences?

Hope Leigh: BEYONCE. My music may not sound like hers …. but I love her. I look up writing wise a lot to Adele, Sam Smith, Ingrid Michaelson, Gladys Knight – really anything Motown – but if you’re in my car…… We’re probably bumping BEYONCE.

 
3. How would you describe your music?

Hope Leigh: Sassy – folk – pop . Very literal and honest, pop melodies, and corky instruments. If someone makes my heart or breaks my heart I’ll write a song about it. Recently I was running out of material though- so I wrote about my friend who is 12 struggling with algebra.

 
4. You just recently performed at Lance Bass’s wedding, what was that experience like for you?
Hope Leigh: I NEVER get nervous to perform, but I was shaking. It was a last minute song change so I had just learned it on uke that day. I kept trying to make sure I had enough champagne to calm my nerves but not too many that I couldn’t play. I looked out right before I took the stage and despite seeing dozens of my idols – I told myself – they are just people. Just people at a wedding. Do this for Lance and Michael. I closed my eyes the whole song to make sure I didn’t cry. Though I had met most of them before – I also can’t say enough how incredibly sweet all of the NSYNC members were to me and hilarious guys – especially on the dance floor!
 
5. If you could describe the feeling you get when you perform in just one word, what word would that be?

Hope Leigh: Natural. It just feels like – this is what I do. Like any person who goes to work.

 
6. If you could collaborate with any other musician, alive or not, who would it be?

Hope Leigh: BEYONCE. Did I say her already? I’m never a fan girl but when I saw her on her last tour I just stood and cried. But also, on a real note Etta James.

 
7. 2015 will definitely be a big and exciting year for you! What other upcoming projects are you working on that your fans can look forward to?

Hope Leigh: My band, Me & Mr. Cassidy shot a music video this past year starring Michael Turchin ( Lance’s husband) and Tatyana Ali (Fresh Prince of Bel Air) for our song “Save for Now” it will be out mid January and it’s really a beautiful shot. Also, my first solo EP in 6 years produced by Will Noon (drummer – FUN.) and even a European Tour in March! There is so much to look forward to – I can’t wipe the smile off my face.

8. Lastly, if you could bring out one message to all your fans and supporters – what message would that be?

Hope Leigh: Recently, at Lance’s bachelor party I was dancing with SNL alumn Cheri Oteri- we posed for a photo and both took a specific pose and I joked it was to “make my arm look thinner”. She took me by the hand and very firmly said “NO! Don’t do that. You are young and beautiful and you don’t need to fall into that. You are funny and warm – just go forward as that”. It blew my mind. I’ve spent 5 years in HOLLYWOOD and a part of this industry is to look the part. After that, I immediately focused on the work and not my appearance. I am striving to pass that forward to all of my fans. Don’t try to fit the mold, just come as you are with an open heart.

Hope  Leigh
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This is me and Lance and Michael at his on air bachelor party 3 days before the wedding which I also sang at (audio recording on the Dirty Pop Sirius XM app).

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This is me Michael (groom) and Justin Martindale (comedian) at the joint surprise bachelor party filmed for The E! Special “Lance Loves Michael” ( Lance and Joey in the background). 

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Me and comedian and SNL alumn Cheri Oteri at Lance and Michael’s bachelor party.

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This is a blonde me hahaha with Tatyana and Michael on set of our music video when Lance came by to say hello. April 2014.

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Me nervous dressed up for the wedding. 

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This is me in Suzuki school hahaha.

Visit: www.meandmrcassidy.com / www.hopeleigh.com / Follow Hope Leigh on Instagram: @hopeleigh and on Twitter: @hopemakesmusic