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An interview with Pittsburgh’s own pop sensation TINO COURY!

1 Jun

Below is my interview with Pittsburgh’s own up-and-coming singing sensation Tino Coury. His single, “Diary” is now available on iTunes and it also already has an official music video. At 21 years old, Tino is already a singer-songwriter and producer with a successful career and a nice following, who has made the move from living in the South Hills of Pittsburgh to now living in Los Angeles, California. Join me as I learn more about him, now:

Tell Glitzburgh readers the basics, Tino – what part of Pittsburgh are you from/what area? How old are you?
I am 21 years old. I lived in the South Hills area in Collier township.

When did you first discover your love for music?

I would definitely say when I got my first guitar in 7th grade. I started teaching myself how to play and loved it more and more!

Have you played any local venues and where?

Yeah I have! I performed at Club Diesel, Barroom, Matrix (even though I heard its not there anymore), at Consol Energy Park, and a few more. I look forward to doing a few shows this summer locally too!

Who inspires you – any Pittsburgh people or aritsts?

My family and friends!

What do you bring to your music that makes you stand out?

I bring a great beat you can dance too attached with a story. Most uptempo dance tracks don’t really have story lines to them. Thats the unique combination I brought to “Diary”and bring to the rest of my music!

In which direction do you see yourself headed with your career?

I really want to become a successful artist and be able to really tour/ perform around the country. Also another direction I want to take since I am producer/writer is work with a lot of different artists as well as developing new acts. Thats something that I definitely wanna do!

Which musical artists do you dream of someday working with?

I really wanna work with Ryan Tedder from One Republic. I think he is an amazing producer/writer and think that me and him could write a smash together!

How’s life in L.A.? What are the biggest differences between LA Life & life in Da Burgh?

I love it out here in LA. I think its the perfect place to be for what I’m doing but its definitely a lot different from Pittsburgh. Let’s start with the weather – I think everyone knows that! I don’t see a lot of families/kids in the LA area like I do in Pittsburgh. Driving is a mess out here. Every time you leave to go somewhere you have to be ready to sit in traffic for a couple hours – and that’s no lie!

What’s been your proudest moment so far?

Hearing “Diary” on the radio for the first time!

Single or taken? Any celebrity crushes?

Right now I am single. I have a couple celeb crushes but my biggest is Nicole Scherzinger.

What’s been the hardest part about your journey in ‘the industry’ thus far?

I think the traveling would have to be the hardest on me. Your constantly on the move and it never stops. But I love what I do and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

Readers, be sure to check out Tino at:

www.facebook.com/tinocoury
www.twitter.com/tinocoury
www.tinocoury.com
www.myspace.com/tinocoury
www.youtube.com/tinocoury

Also check the video out for “Diary” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S83xZjjgu4c

Thanks for sharing, Tino! Best of luck from Glitzburgh … and surely, from all of Pittsburgh, too!

Follow-up and Photos from GLITZBURGH: Glamour Meets Giving ~ A Black and Gold Affair

1 Jun

The May 23rd “Glitzburgh Glamour Meets Giving” event held at FATE Lounge in the Strip District was not only a fun and fashionable affair – but also a success, raising almost $14,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

The music was great, the drinks were flowing, and the fashions were fantastic. The crowd was the perfect mix of young and old, and the vibe was friendly, giving, and generous.

Everything was local – from the makeup worn by models (Pittsburgh-based “Obsessed” minerals –www.obsessedminerals.com) to the music (Danielle Barbe, Anthony Jardine) to the fashions on the runway (Sew Addicted, Shop 412, Decade Pittsburgh) and even the models (including Pittsburgh Steeler James Harrisonand Miss Pennsylvania Gina Cerilli.)

I was “live-tweeting” from the event, giving you the most current updates — and, yes, afterwards, I made sure to head home and watch the series finale of LOST, which was, naturally, DVRed and waiting for me that very evening!

See below for some fab photos from this awesome occasion!

En Route to Glitzburgh Glamour Meets Giving

Er, thanks for the Press Pass, but it's glitzburgh.WORDPRESS.com 😉

Danielle Barbe Performing

Glitzburgh at Glitzburgh 😉

Me again

My date/boyfriend and I at Glitzburgh: Glamour Meets Giving 2010

Singer Anthony Jardine Performing at Glitzburgh GMG