There’s always glitz and glamour at Cannes, France, during its annual film festival, and it’s no different this year. But there’s still a heavy infusion of gold to come this week at Thursday’s amfAR gala, which will treat its celebrity guests to 40 of the world’s top models in “The Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show,” curated by Carine Roitfeld.
It’s the 20th edition of the gala, which raises money for AIDS research, and the “ultimate” show builds on a smaller one that launched last year. This time, Karlie Kloss, Karolina Kurkova, Angela Lindvall and Alessandra Ambrosio will be dripping in gold jewelry and wearing gleaming gowns by Giorgio Armani, Alexander Wang, Marchesa and Louis Vuitton, among others…
…She’ll be mingling with Sharon Stone, Heidi Klum, Jessica Chastain and Harvey Weinstein, among others, and scheduled performers include Duran Duran, Shirley Bassey, Ellie Goulding and Hot Chelle Rae. The event will stream live at the Lovegold.com website. – Source
Hot Chelle Rae are in Cannes, France to perform at its amfAR gala.
Ian posted this photo:
A beautiful wonderful day here in Cannes! …yes, I jumped in.
The gala and fashion show will be live streamed online here.
*We are not sure if Hot Chelle Rae’s performance will be streamed though.
On Friday, May 17th, 101.3 KDWB held their annual Star Party at MYTH in St. Paul, MN. The lineup included: Nelly, Jason Derulo, Olly Murs, Hot Chelle Rae, Cher Lloyd, MKTO, and Ariana Grande
Highlights from the show included:
-Nelly performing unreleased music from his upcoming album & bringing surprise guests Murphy Lee and the St. Lunatics
-Ariana Grande gave a rare performance of her new single ‘The Way’
-Jason Derulo returned to the stage in just his second performance since fracturing his neck last year and is back better than ever!
-Ryan and Nash from Hot Chelle Rae stuck around to watch Nelly from the front row
-Cher Lloyd surprised everyone with a new look
Dave Ryan interviews Hot Chelle Rae live at 101.3 KDWB’s Star Party 2013:
Hot Chelle Rae performing “Whatever:”
Hot Chelle Rae performed at the Amp Your Campus concert on April 30, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Click here to watch the interview
Hosts T.J. Taormina and Loren Raye with Hot Chelle Rae at the Music Choice & Xfinity TV “Amp Your Campus” Social Media Challenge Event at Boston House of Blues on April 30, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Hot Chelle Rae played at IPFW’s Rhinehart Music Center Saturday night, drawing an audience from across the midwest.
Several fans arrived for the show as early as 10 a.m., though the doors didn’t open until 6:30 p.m. Being this devoted had its perks, however, when those fans that had waited all day to be the first into Auer Performance Hall were given backstage passes to meet the band before the show.
Tori Smith, 14, traveling with her mom, Brandi, was one of those lucky girls who got to meet the band before the show, although it was not the first time she has done so. A native of Knoxsville, Tenn., Smith has traveled to four concerts, including the IPFW show, in the past several months, and plans to see Hot Chelle Rae play in Pennsylvania this coming Saturday.
Smith later found herself onstage, after members of the band encouraged the audience to climb up and join them. According to guitarist Nash Overstreet, the band likes to get the audience up into the show whenever possible.
“It depends on the venue and security, but when we’re allowed to, we do it whenever we can,” he said, pointing out that the worst a venue can do is tell the band to leave the stage, which holds little weight when they bring the audience onstage during the last song of their set.
Chicago fan Kirstin Krieger, 19, who got the chance to meet up with Hot Chelle Rae and take part in a film they were doing in Chicago earlier in the week, said she loves the atmosphere of their shows.
“All of their shows are really personal,” Krieger said, counting the number of their concert’s in which she had personally been on stage—IPFW making her fourth.
The band met with IPFW student government officials, some of their early-arriving fans and volunteer stage help from the university before their performance. They also stuck around for an impromptu meet and greet with fans after the show, where band members gave hugs, autographs and the occasional participation in piggy-back rides, proving to their fans that traveling to IPFW’s small performance was worth the mileage.
Hot Chelle Rae will be playing with Carly Rae Jepsen and Jason Derulo in New Jersey at the end of May, and are not slated to play the midwest area again until the Ohio State Fair on July 31.
By Dave Richards, Erie Times-News
It’s no longer odd to see sons or daughters of famous rockers carve out music careers: Jacob Dylan, Ziggy Marley, Rufus Wainwright, Hank Williams Jr., Roseanne Cash, Norah Jones.
It is unusual, though, to see them all in one band like Hot Chelle Rae, the Nashville-based pop group that broke through in 2011 with “Tonight Tonight” and “I Like It Like That.”
Guitarist Nash Overstreet is the son of country singer-songwriter Paul Overstreet. Ryan and Jamie Follesé are the sons of Keith Follesé, who’s written hits for Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Lonestar, Faith Hill and more.
Then there’s bassist Ian Keaggy, whose father Phil is a recording star in the Christian music world and started out decades ago in Glass Harp — a Youngstown, Ohio, band that developed an avid regional following.
“It’s been great having parents in the music business,” Ian Keaggy said. “Not only do they support us in our decision to pursue music as a career, but while growing up, they inspired us. They uplifted us and gave us encouragement.
“Really, it’s getting into this industry that is the difficult thing,” he added. “Being a songwriter is difficult; there’s so much competition. We get to go to our parents — ‘I have this idea’ — and play it and they’ll critique it and give us advice. It’s wonderful having that. To this day, they’re right on board with us.”
Keaggy remembers the best advice his dad ever gave him.
“He said, ‘Never compare yourself.’ That’s simple, but it’s so effective. In this world, what we do is art and it’s creative. You just have to just really love what you do personally in order for others to love it, too. You don’t want ever to be like, ‘I have this song, but is it as good as this song that some other guy did?’”
They knew “Tonight Tonight” was special after recording it for “Whatever.” The song cracked the Top 10 on Billboard and helped them land opening dates with The Script, We the Kings and, later on, Taylor Swift, who sang it with them at one of her shows.
“When we started writing for ‘Whatever,’ we were naturally moving into a more pop direction,” Keaggy said. “Once we wrote ‘Tonight Tonight’ and finished it, we were like, ‘Wow. This song is actually really good.’ You always hope for your song or your single to do what that did. You can’t know for sure. But it blew up all over the world and was so exciting for us.”
Hot Chelle Rae’s follow-up to “Whatever” should be out during the summer; the breezy lead single, “Hung Up,” is already on the radio. Any pressure to duplicate their previous success?
“I suppose there is. We’re not super worried about it,” Keaggy said. “I think we feel very confident with the music we’re writing right now; we’re all stoked about it. The people close to us have heard it and they all really love it. So, I don’t think there’s any negative pressure. We’re excited to get new material out.”
After a short college tour that includes Saturday’s concert in Edinboro, Hot Chelle Rae will tour with Carly Rae Jepsen. It’s the Rae-Rae tour! Keaggy laughed.
“It is! That is funny,” he said. “(We) should brand it.”
Hot Chelle Rae performed at the Peabody Rooftop Party on April 18, 2013 in Memphis, TN:
The Peabody’s rooftop parties have been a staple of Memphis’ spring and summer social life since 1939. They’re hugely popular – the rooftop can hold hundreds of people, and it’s one of the best places to see the sunset over the Mississippi River.
April 18: DJ Mark Anderson’s MATV and the Kaleidophonix with special guest Hot Chelle Rae ($15 cover)
Photos by The Q / See more photos here