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TV Listings by Lawrence Bender

Born Lawrence Kirk Bender on October 17, 1957, he is an American producer. He is of Romanian ancestry. Lawrence graduated with Civil Engineering in 1979 from the University of Maine. This is a passion said to have been adopted by his grandfather. Bender once was a ballet dancer before setting foot in the film industry. His first production was in 1989 with the movie Intruder.

Lawrence Bender’s fame has made a significant way by even having his productions appearing in different TV Shows and listings. In these TV programmes, it wouldn’t be a wonder to find two of his works in a single day or maybe thrice a week. His work has also made way into the most significant channels in the United States as well as DirecTV and dish networks offering comedy, action, and drama. Most notably his films are in MOMAX, STZEN, and WGNA.

In his filmography, Lawrence Bender has four titles under his projects in development umbrella. These include Fonzo, Kill Bill: Vol.3, and Rocketman where he is the producer. Also, Lawrence Bender has a TV Movie: Rosewell where he is the executive producer. He has two films in production entitled: A Civilized Life and The Widow both of which he is the producer. Bender has a count of 52 past movies and videos which include 2017’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth of Power. There is a count of 16 titles of his previous television shows including ten episodes 2018 TV Series: Seven Seconds.

Despite being a producer, Lawrence Bender has 23 titles of what is named as self. These are ones that he has been featured himself. They include among many 2012’s Quentin Tarantino: 20 years of Filmmaking, famous TV Series: Real Time with Bill Maher and The L Word where he has featured in one episode. To date, most of his films and shows are available on the internet where people stream and watch online. According to a study on the TVGuide website, many people are streaming his all-time movies, and the number is still escalating. In a website Reelgood which is a Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO and 50+ others all in one app, a list of all his films which has directed, written, acted in and produced – all under one roof. It offers a wide range of choices where you can sort them by category, popularity, and release date. They also are available in alphabetical order or by their IMDB ranking in order.

The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers are a band that has been in existence two years, first bursting onto the pop scene with the single “Roses.” The band is run by a duo consisting of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, who took up singing when they became pop stars. Songs that made it: “Paris,” “Something Just Like This,” a song about not having to be a mythical hero to find love, with Coldplay, and the 12-week No. 1 record “Closer, ” with their singer, Halsey. Other songs include the Grammy-winning dance hit “Don’t Let Me Down.” Their music is mixed genre with EDM (Electronic Dance Music) and Top 40 pop music. Both artists have released a new single called “Sick Boy.”

They have performed at a Hilton and American Express Card member special event where it was heard that they haven’t put out a new song in 9 months, which is a long time to not put together new music. Their music is about their generation and how to relate to people as a part of that generation. “Sick Boy” sounds darker than other song, which happens to be that way because Taggart is expressing his frustration with people who he doesn’t know saying things about him.

Pall explains “Sick Boy, ” as being a song that gets into the 24-hour fame lifestyle that comes at a cost to people who live it. Paul and Taggart share songwriting with their keyboardist, Tony Ann, and their songwriting with Emily Warren who has worked with Sean Paul, Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes, as well as DJ, singer, songwriter, Shaun Frank. Their first live performance was opening for Timeflies at Terminal 5 and their music is based on social media such as Instagram and how people are watching their Instagram all the time. Their music also comes from things that haunt them in their personal life. Music to them, is about having something to say in your lyrics about anything. Their partnership demands that they push each other artistically. Rich people have problems too, by the virtue of them not signing up to be a paparazzi magnet.
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Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart and the Chainsmokers

Before the chainsmokers hit it off big, Alex Pall was just a regular guy with a hobby he loved. He worked a typical job but had a love for DJing. Djing didn’t feel like a job to him, so it was scary for him to think of it as a job. One day, in an art gallery, Alex Pall decided that he wanted to pursue DJing and give it a real shot. His manager at the time, who is his former manager, introduced him to Andrew. They started working immediately.

Andrew Taggart was also just a regular guy before hitting it big with the chainsmokers. He was just another college student with a love for electronic music and an interest in DJing. He started watching DJs from New York hit it off big and it inspired him. He got into creating music and production, and he finally produced a couple of songs. He put his songs on SoundCloud and he played in a couple of shows. Even though he only played in a couple of songs it inspired him to keep going. He planned on moving to Los Angeles, California after college to pursue DJing. But one day someone that worked for his now Band members manager, told him that a duo called the Chainsmokers that played in many shows was looking for another member. Alex hopped on a bus and headed for New York.

The chainsmokers now have some very successful hits called “Roses” and “Don’t let me down.” But one of their biggest hits yet is their hit named “Closer” in which they paired up with the incredible, Halsey. In creating their new music, they wanted to expand their audience, and “Closer” ended up being one of their most popular hits yet.

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The Chainsmokers- DJ Duo on the Rise

If you have not heard of The Chainsmokers by now, it’s time to leave the rock you have been under. Though, it is a bit more understandable considering they’ve really only been on the top charts in the past two years, with breakout hits like Roses and Paris. But you can’t tell me you haven’t had “Closer”, their song with Halsey stuck in your head before.  So baby pull me closer in the backseat of your Rover….  

Starting off 2018 with a bang, the duo dropped their new single  Sick Boy  on January 17. This track is vastly darker and more complicated than their previous hits, though that’s not to say their audience did not love it.

“Make no mistake, I live in a prison That I build myself, it is my religion”

While most pop hits these days talk about fame as a treasure they happened upon, or the burden they are faced to bare, The Chainsmokers acknowledges their fame (and the downsides to it) was carefully crafted and is solely their responsibility. Along with the song, the artists dropped the  Sick Boy  music video.

The Chainsmokers is a DJ duo created by Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Their first breakthrough was with the song  #Selfie  (you know…  Let me take a selfie… ) in 2014 which was easily a top twenty track in multiple countries.  Don’t Let Me Down  was their first top 5 single from the album Bouquet (2015), which also won the pair a Grammy Award. Their most recent album is Memories…Do Not Open (which features  Sick Boy ). The duo has only just begun their music career in top 40, and has already blown everyone away. Their songs feature a great mix of pop, dance, and edm. It’s refreshing to see something so serious as Sick Boy  but still be able to dance to and enjoy it. If you are looking for a music group to watch this year, I would highly recommend The Chainsmokers, as this duo has so far to go still.

 

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Success On The Road with Clayton Hutson

The year is 2018 and for the better part of the last two decades, Clayton Hutson has established himself as a music industry staple. He is known as an innovator who takes control of a tour and ensures it’s success. Clay has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry and has consistently given them a quality tour experience.

Through the years Clay has become something of a virtuoso in the sound world. He has worked with various companies to get first run equipment tailored to his needs; many of these have now become the industry standard. Aside from bringing cutting edge technology to his productions, he is a man who tends to wear various hats on the tours he works. He has filled the role of sound engineer, production designer, production manager, and tour manager.(Sometimes all at once!) On shows he produces, he keeps his always watchful eye on the safety of the rigging and all the crew, while also striving to maintain the artistic quality of the show.

Working in the industry has given Clay the opportunity to work with the likes of Aaron Lewis, Marylin Manson, Pink, Maxwell and many more. He has worked in various venues, from small casino lounges to larger 50,000 seat arenas. One thing for which Clay can be counted on, is that he will give the same 100% to all his shows. Big or small, he gives each production his best effort no matter the venue. With Clayton Hutson at the helm as tour manager, you can be rest assured that you’re in some of the best hands in the industry.

In this world of ever evolving music, technology, and internet influence, there seems to be a never ending supply of people trying to establish themselves in the music business. This has created an over saturated market of amateurs and seasoned professionals, making it hard for one to standout above the rest. Clay has paid his dues to be sure, and learned some tricks along the way. Without a doubt, Clayton Hutson has managed to carve out his spot in this super competitive world by bringing a successful tour experience to all the people he works with in the music industry. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Clay/Hutson