#LIVEYOURDREAM: The Recap – Kali Rea’s Life-Changing Week in Los Angeles

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Dare to dream. Dreams DO come true.

LiveYourDream-old-withoutcashpileIn October, we invited music artists to submit Talenthouse portfolios to our #LiveYourDream invite for a chance to win an opportunity-packed trip to Los Angeles. Kali Rea from Colorado was one of many talented musicians who turned to Talenthouse for a chance to share their passion with the world. When asked about what being a musician means to her, Kali puts it this way, “I don’t just make music–I live it.” She got a major boost towards achieving her life-long goal of launching a successful music career when we announced that she would be our selected #LiveYourDream music artist. See Kali’s announcement reaction…

[lquote]I don’t just make music–I live it.[/lquote]Kali’s whirlwind stay in L.A. included studio recording sessions, a chance to headline at a popular L.A. venue and more! See full #LiveYourDream trip details…

We’re beyond excited to have been able to give Kali this life-changing opportunity. We hope her journey will inspire you as much as it’s inspired us! Watch Kali and the Talenthouse team’s reflections on her #LiveYourDream experience:

Browse photo highlights from Kali’s trip:

Welcome to L.A.

Kali arrived at LAX on Dec 1 with two suitcases, an eager smile and a heart full of music.


From left to right: Jimmy Roc (Talenthouse), Kali Rea and Michael Eisler (Talenthouse) at LAX

Cashing In

As our selected #LiveYourDream artist, Kali Rea received $10,000.

Roman Scharf (Co-CEO, Talenthouse) with Kali Rea and Jimmy Roc (Talenthouse)

Roman Scharf (Co-CEO, Talenthouse) with Kali Rea and Jimmy Roc (Talenthouse)

Hollywood Headliner

Miss Rea took the stage at West Hollywood’s The Viper Room on the Sunset Strip, wowing a packed audience and performing an impromptu cover song with esteemed musician, singer-songwriter, record producer and founder of Eurythmics Dave StewartSee more…


Viper Room Marquee: Talenthouse Presents Kali Rea

Behind the Scenes

Filmmaker Brian Cox of Digital Iris Productions and photographer Jim Morris documented Kali’s experience.


Brian Cox (behind the camera for Digital Iris Production) and Kali Rea

Jimmy Roc (Talenthouse) and Kali Rea made sure to find time in their busy #LiveYourDream schedule to… ROCK OUT!


Jimmy Roc and Kali Rea


Sweet Studio Session

Kali worked with world-class producers from Sweetwater Studios in the state of the art Village Studios recording facility. See more…


Kali Rea recording at The Village

Rea and The Ringmaster

The rising super star also visited Dave Stewart’s on the set of his BitsizeTV show, The Ringmaster.

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Kali Rea and Dave Stewart, The Ringmaster at BitsizeTV Studio

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Kali Rea Appearing on Dave Stewart’s The Ringmaster


Dream Photo Shoot

Photographer Jim Morris captures Kali’s experience with dream-inspired compositions at Santa Monica and Malibu beach.


Kali Rea (Photographed by Jim Morris)


Kali Rea – #LiveYourDream (Photographed by Jim Morris)


Shout Outs

Immeasurable thanks to the Talenthouse partners that made it possible for Kali Rea to live her dream:


Sweetwater Studios


Brian Cox, Digital Iris

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Jim Morris


Dave Stewart’s The Ringmaster


Village Studios


The Viper Room












See even more photos from Kali’s #LiveYourDream trip – click for slideshow.

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We’re honored to offer life-changing opportunities for artists of all kinds and can’t wait to help YOU make the most of your talent.

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