Seeing a set of twins will never not be something we instinctively think is amazing. It’s people who look alike, hello…amazing! For twins though, it’s just their everyday life. Some play into the whole twin thing matching every aspect of their existence, others though like Leila and Omnia Hegazy felt it was necessary to explore life as individuals instead of as well, one another.
While they both found themselves wanting to do music, each went about it their own way. Call it fate, call it a reaction to circumstances but they started working together in 2016 and became HEGAZY. We talked about how they managed to sew their independent styles into one distinct sound, facing the world post-9/11 as an Arab-American and channeling that through music, and so much more.
A handful of great talent comes from the streets of LA, especially at the Third Street Promenade. Walking from the side that houses my beloved frozen yogurt to the end with Barnes & Noble, you’d hear and see random acts of talent lining the path. One of them being Chelsea Williams.
With a sound that captures the brisk feeling of a Southern California day, but also a night out in a country bar Chelsea Williams was able to make passersby fall in love with her skills time and time again. So much so that she sold over 100,000 albums to tourists and locals alike.
Chelsea notes of her second home at the Promenade, “I have met SO many friends (and several boyfriends) over the years on that little three-block stretch. I have met and played for doctors, physicists, celebrities, and veterans. I have received tips from the homeless and the wealthy alike,” adding, “It has been such a huge part of my life the last decade that I can’t even imagine not playing there for an extended period of time.”
After several years there, a record deal made it’s way to her and that’s one of the many things we chatted about. That, busking advice, her multi-genre style and much more.
On the go. That seems to be a running theme when it comes to Alexa Dark. A vagrant of sorts, the rock troubadour is currently in New York City but could very well be in London tomorrow. Her home is wherever the music takes her. Be it Germany or Spain or even Paris – her travels have inspired her latest EP, Empty Drinks/Empty Hearts. She opened up about the sobering thoughts on the record, being chill, and what’s up next.