MusicDish's Eric de Fontenay sat down with MarilynMusic founders Michael Gaines and Casey Conrad to discuss the story behind their latest song "IMA B A Celebrity." Taking a page from the expression coined by the Black Eyed Peas, they describe as poignant, satirical, and fun, but also a really great pop tune featuring vocalist Wallace Gary.
Casey & Michael met Wallace at the Sugar Bar, a venue owned by the legendary singer/songwriter team Ashford & Simpson one Thursday night while searching to replace a singer for the song. Casey notes "we needed someone with more chops and more power." Wallace, who has sung backup for Ashford & Simpson, Chaka Khan, and others, was performing that night... the rest was musical history.
"IMA B A CELEBRITY" is available for purchase at iTunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ima-b-a-celebrity-feat-wallace/id429255018 and at Amazon.com at: http://www.amazon.com/Ima-Celebrity-feat-Wallace-Gary/dp/B004UCMAJS/ The video can be viewed on the MusicDishTV YouTube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqLL9O4PRYk