Web Series PARTY GIRL PLUS ONE a New Dating Web Series

Dating. A Diary. A Web Series. Kiss & Tell has Never Been Funnier.

A TALENTED ENGLISH ARTIST

My FAVORITE part of doing Party Girl Plus One is connecting with all the people I meet on a daily basis.  And I’m not kidding.  Easily accomplished by sitting in my living room with the computer on my lap.

Clear across the Atlantic Ocean is where I met Justin Willis, an English Midlands based songwriter, musician and

Justin Willis

performer whose song “Time To Say Goodbye” off his second studio album “The Butterfly Zoo” (Revolver Records) opens up EP 8 Date 7: The Talented Mr. Somebody.  And a talented Mr. Somebody Justin is.

As 2010 would have it, we met on Twitter and took our appreciation for each other’s art to Myspace and finally to email.  Which says a lot about an artists who is connected to his fans.

Over the course of four months I learned Justin started his musical aspirations as the front man of indie trio Autumn Stone where the band achieved some success with headlining and supports at venues such as J.B’s, The Shed, The Little Civic along with the Varsity to name but a few.

The Butterfly Zoo

Performing radio sessions for BBC WM with Ben Turner and becoming Beacon Radios new band of the month,  the guys parted ways in 2005 to pursue their own individual paths.  Whilst writing and recording for local bands in his purpose built studio at his home, Justin started writing songs which were to later appear on his debut album “Silvermoon” these songs were given to Revolver Records who signed him to their label and in May 2008 they released his first album.

With his first single “Nothing Better“, which you can watch the video here , recorded and produced by Gavin Monaghan (The Editors, The Twangs) released in October 2009 and his second album “The Butterfly Zoo” released in March 2010.

Justin’s love of performing has led him to appear on radio up and down the country becoming a firm favorite on Beacon Radio with Andy Nash and through out the Midlands.  With his amazing band, Justin is now playing venues up and down the Midlands and headlining the Robin 2 in August and soon to be appearing on ITV’s Central news for the Midlands.”

With his melodic indie rock sound based on piano and guitars Justin’s live shows are enjoyed by everyone with a love of powerful, hard hitting songs and also those that love meaningful lyrics and intelligent ballads. Now if I only lived in England!

“Many times I have played a track or album I intend to review, and I need several hearings before I can form a rounded opinion, but this one grabbed me from the outset.  I have not been so moved by an original piece for a very long time and I knew immediately that I was experiencing something very special indeed.  It is a truly beautiful track.”

–Mel Flavell Ryans Gig Guide March 2010

For more information and songs visit: www.justinwillis.co.uk, myspace.com/justinwillismusic or facebook.com/jwillismusic.

Posted by Party Girl On August - 31 - 2010 Promote Your Gig Here

Jake Pavelka

Jen (Jennifer Dawson) parties with some friends at Bar Lubitsch where she meets Bryce Wharton Powell III “Three” (Jake Pavelka). After putting him through his paces, Jen discovers Three has more secrets than she anticipated, starting with a little T.M.I. he knows about her. Written and based on the diary by Jennifer Dawson. PART I

Jen played by Jennifer Dawson
Bryce Wharton Powell III “Three” played by Jake Pavelka
Director of Photography John Orphan
Episode Executive Producer Jennifer Dawson & Lyndon Chubbuck

Featuring music by Justin Willis, Kevin MacLeod & Pictures of Then.

Posted by Party Girl On August - 31 - 2010 Episodes

When you mention the word web series to people and they look at you cross-eyed, you might want to ask them where they have been the last 10+ years (at the very least).

Web series, short form content delivered to the viewer via the web (Party Girl Plus One is one of many examples), has been around since 1996 according to my pal Brett Love’s Webisode Clack: Grape Jam and the LA Webfest. In Brett’s article, he states  “According to a December ‘96 issue of Websight magazine…the article inside is titled “Honey, what’s on the web tonight?” Reading through it, it’s amazing how familiar it all sounds. It’s talking about the merger of the web and television, and what that means for how we will watch things in the future. Really, if you omit a couple of the obviously dated references (IRC!, Real Audio), much of the article is still very relevant today.”

And to take it one step further, the girl featured in the 1996 article is Brittney Powell, starring in Safety Geeks: SVI, a current web series created by another pal of mine Tom Konkle and his partner David Beeler.  Safety Geeks: SVI also received a Visual Effects Nomination at this years Streamy Awards.  Congrats Tom and David!

So web series have been around for almost 15 years and they are only growing by the number.  Where do we go from here?  Word around town is mobile devices.  Short form content delivered to your cell phone.  Well that’s nothing new, we get the news, movies and TV shows on our cell phones already.  I’m talking “Mobi-Sodes”.  Short form episodic shows created specifically for the cell phone with soft cell, uh I mean ‘sell’, product placement embedded in the content tied to your GPS, so advertisers can target your all mighty dollar at any time.

Pretty cool, pretty creepy, pretty 2010.

To check out Brett’s full article on cliqueclack.com, click here.

Posted by Party Girl On April - 8 - 2010 Promote Your Gig Here

Jen opts in for movie night with Richard, an art gallery owner she bummed $4 to cover her exhibit parking.  Turns out that $4 cost her a whole evening and well into the night as Jen realizes Richard is the guy that just wont leave.

Based on the dating diary by Jennifer Dawson. Guest Star Bill Ladd, Director of Photography John Orphan, Edited by Jason Pauley and featuring music by Tattooed Millionaires, Kevin MacLeod, Heartour and Svelt St. & IAMGUS.

Posted by Party Girl On April - 2 - 2010 Episodes

Tamara Tohill, Jennifer Dawson, Michelle Betts

If the guy you thought would pan out through the holidays didn’t make it, you basically don’t have enough time to rebound into a new relationship by Valentine’s Day and no one wants to feel the pressure of a first date on the big VD. But when Jen’s decision to “Strip Club Night It” with a Tamara, Liz and Jessica leads to girls night in, she faces the first-date pressure she was hoping to avoid all Valentine’s Day.

Based on the diary by Jennifer Dawson, Guest Stars Tamara Tohill, Michelle Betts, Bel Baca and Elise Salomon, Director of Photography John Orphan, Edited by Dave Swuz and featuring music by Four Minutes Til Midnight, The Gentle People, Soulatronix and Faifax.

Posted by Party Girl On April - 1 - 2010 Episodes

Michael Charles Vaccaro & Jennifer Dawson

Jen’s ready to give into the possibility of having a boyfriend, until Jerry’s fascination to destination VJJ is a trip she wasn’t prepared for.

Based on the dating diary by Jennifer Dawson. Guest Star Michael Charles Vaccaro, Director of Photography Daniel Doherty, Edited by Dave Swuz, Wardrobe provided by Talina Hermann and featuring music by Bullets for Breakfast, Marquee69 and “THREE”.

Posted by Party Girl On March - 13 - 2010 Episodes

 
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