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Killer Queen Stephanie Durden wins Sunfly Sing-Off

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Stephanie Durden claimed her 1st victory on the World Karaoke Tour winning the Sunfly Sing-off: Alternative event with her performance of Coldplay’s Fix You.

Durden, a 25-year-old native of Townsville, Australia, is by day a Special Education teacher but clearly knows she belongs in the spotlight. “I love performing as it gives me the opportunity to express my emotions and really be myself. The best part is when you can look around the room and see the joy and emotional effect that you can have on others’ lives and how grateful and encouraging they can be.”

This past February she was given the opportunity to perform in the role of OZ for the Townsville Choral Society production of We Will Rock You – The Queen Musical. She performed 11 shows selling out the 1700 seat Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre. The show was an amazing hit even getting recognition from Queen themselves.

“Acting hasn’t always been my strong point as I would consider myself more of a singer, so when I was given the opportunity to play OZ I knew I had a lot of work to do. Throughout the production process there were times when I was completely out of my comfort zone but as each week went on I would push myself further and further to develop the best possible character for my role and during the weeks of performance I couldn’t believe the amount of amazing feedback I was getting from the audience and the media.”

By virtue of winning the Sunfly Sing-Off, Durden won a Sunfly iMusic Mic as well as 40 WKT ranking points. The iMusic portable karaoke microphone connects to any PC, iOS or Android device. It’s Karaoke app compatible and has built-in echo control.


Are you a singer or know one that loves to perform? The World Karaoke Tour is looking for talented singers of all ages to compete in weekly genre and artist styled events. Gain valuable World ranking points and secure your spot at the WKT World Singing Championship this Fall. Sign up for free @ www.worldkaraoketour.com/register

WATCH STEPHANIE'S PERFORMANCE OF FIX YOU:

20 Questions with Miriam Kim

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Miriam Kim is the 1st American to reach the World #1 Ranking on the World Karaoke Tour. The California native answers our 20 questions and shares her biggest musical influences and if she still gets nervous on stage.


Where did you grow up?
I was born in Los Angeles, CA and grew up mainly in Cerritos and Fullerton, CA. 

What was your childhood or earliest ambition?
My childhood dream was to become a pediatrician and help little children feel better. 

Is your family musical?
Both of my parents were part of the church choir since I was a little girl. My dad was a choir director, and also part of a men's choir that performed concerts around the county. My brother and I were trained in classical instruments since we were young, cello for him, violin and piano for me. 

Who was or still is your mentor?
I have had many teachers in my life, but my dad would probably be my best mentor. He was the one who taught me to be who I am now and helped mold my personality. His patience, kindness, drive, and resilience motivate me every day. He has always told me to follow my dreams, and to do it whole-heartedly. He is my biggest cheerleader and support to this day. 

Ambition or talent: which matters more to success?
Talent without ambition is like money tucked away in your mattress; it will never have the opportunity to grow because there is no investment. Ambition without talent is like a ship with paddles but no sail; reaching one's destination/goal would take lots of willpower and test one's limits, and if one tires from paddling, the destination will drift further away. I believe both ambition and talent are required to be successful, in any field. With both, talent can grow, while ambition pushes one forward. 

In what place are you happiest?
I am happiest when I see my family laughing and having a great time together, and nothing else fills my mind other than being in the moment with them.  

Musically, who are your biggest influences?
My biggest musical influences are Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, and Beyonce. I have studied their performance styles and seen how they can emote a song through just their voices. Not to mention, their presence on the stage is absolutely incredible to watch!

Who are your favorite singers, past and present?
I have many favorite singers, including those above, as well as Beth Hart, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson,  Alexandra Burke, Monica, Brandy, P!nk, Luthor Vandross, Brian McKnight, ... so many.... I feel that I enjoy something about most singers because they are unique in their own way, and I appreciate the artistry in music. 

Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?
I most certainly get nervous. I am usually an introverted person, and usually being in the spotlight gives me butterflies in my stomach. I have learned to channel the nervousness into laser focus on the music and my performance, after which, I end up collapsing once I'm off the stage. 

How do you handle mistakes during a performance?
I have learned not to show it on my face and just continue on with the line or phrase in the song. The show must go on, and usually, people don't even realize a mistake has been made unless they know the song really well or see the panic on the singer's face. Even if it's a mistake, I like to play it off that it's all intentional. 

What do you like to do outside of music that contributes to your musicality?
I love playing with makeup. It allows me to express myself physically, which in turn, helps my psyche create a character when singing. 

If you could record a duet with any singer, who would it be?
I would want to sing with Vincint Cannary from The Four. His presence, voice, and attitude are everything I look for in a duet partner. 

When you are not on stage performing, what do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy spending quiet time with my significant other and/or hanging out with a small group of friends.

What song instantly puts you in a good mood?
Ok, don't judge me, but it would have to be "Pony" by Ginuwine. There is just something about that song, that can get me out of my shell and have me dancing and laughing. Yeah, baby!!

What makes you laugh?
Perfectly-timed play on words. I appreciate the cleverness and intellect that goes into wordplay. 

What makes you mad?
Incompetence, insincerity, and intolerance. 

What can you not miss on TV? 
I don't really watch TV, but I love watching Once Upon A Time and my Korean Dramas. 

Do you have a secret talent?
If I do, it's been kept a secret from me these 35 years. 

What is the best advice you've been given?
To keep trying. Failure is inevitable, but if I stop after one failure, I would not be enjoying what I have achieved in life thus far (such as my education, my work, my relationship)... or be answering these questions. LOL! 

What advice would you give to singers who are looking to improve?
Consider what kind of artist you would like to be. Study those who have come before you. Work on your technique. Discover your vocal range (chest voice, mix voice, head voice, falsetto). Choose songs that fit your voice, not the other way around. Try different things with your voice. Perform in front of a mirror. Create your musical "alter-ego". But most of all, have FUN doing it all.
 

Miriam Kim wins big on the WKT

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California native Miriam Kim completed a sweep of events on the World Karaoke Tour over the weekend.

She won 3 titles thanks to her performances for Battle: Beatles vs Rolling Stones with Come Together by The Beatles, Power Ballads with (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams and Choice 80's with Time after Time by Cyndie Lauper.

"I hadn't been feeling well all week leading up to recording my songs but something just clicked when I got behind the mic. It was very emotional and I poured my heart out into my performances. There were some tears shed but I feel that's when music is at its best, emotional and raw."

By virtue of her 2 Copper and 1 Bronze level event victories, she has now catapulted into the World #1 ranking, a position not held by an American, until now.

 

Are you a singer or know one that loves to perform? The World Karaoke Tour is looking for talented singers of all ages to compete in weekly genre and artist styled events. Gain valuable World ranking points and secure your spot at the WKT World Championships in Las Vegas this Fall. Sign up for free @ www.worldkaraoketour.com/register

Ricky Null wins Elton John Classic

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Portland, Oregon’s Ricky Null claimed the WKT Elton John Classic event title with a superb performance of the Elton John hit Something About The Way You Look Tonight. He scored 17.13, just narrowly defeating current World #2 Miriam Kim from California by just 0.1 of a point.

Rounding out the top 5 singers were Justin Wong, Anthony Magee from Arkansas and current World #1 Jennifer Victor. Null, who works as an Xfinity salesman lists Lionel Richie, Pearl Jam, Joe Cocker and Chris Daughtry as his musical influences. “I started singing at a pretty young age and I found that it let me escape. So I guess you could say I sing for my sanity. Singing makes me feel like I am a part of something bigger, something pure and happy.”

“Of course, the ultimate dream would be to make enough singing that I can stop selling cable. I want to go out there, connect with people and share my love of performing. Being a part of the WKT has given me a chance to do just that.”


WATCH RICKY'S PERFORMANCE OF SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT:


Are you a singer or know one that loves to perform? The World Karaoke Tour is looking for talented singers of all ages to compete in weekly genre and artist styled events. Gain valuable World ranking points and secure your spot at the WKT World Championships in Las Vegas this Fall. Sign up for free @ www.worldkaraoketour.com/register

Jennifer Victor wins 1st ever Sunfly Sing-off

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Canada's Jennifer Victor continued her reign as WKT World #1 with a win at the inaugural WKT Sunfly Sing-off event. She scored 18.2 out a possible 20 points with her performance of the Leonard Cohen classic Hallelujah.

Not only did she collect the 15 WKT world ranking points for the victory she also claimed a Sunfly K-Box courtesy of Sunfly Karaoke.

k_box_contents_2_thumbnailWhen asked how she approaches each WKT event, the singer/songwriter from Chilliwack, BC said, "I look at each event as if it were an "in person" audition. I also read every lyric and try to pull something from my life that connects me to the song I choose. I also really like that we have to select from a list of songs. It forces me to try things I wouldn't normally attempt and get out of my comfort zone which as an artist I appreciate."

In second place was Beth Brennan from Minnesota. Her score of 17.6 edged out fellow Minnesotan and occasional duet partner Mikko Bonilla-Sunsin by only 0.1 points.

Rounding out the top 5 singers were: World #3 Australia's Tori Davis and World #2 Miriam Kim from the USA.

Check out Jennifer's winning performance on the official WKT Youtube page:


Are you a singer or know one that loves to perform? The World Karaoke Tour is looking for talented singers of all ages to compete in weekly genre and artist styled events. Gain valuable World ranking points and secure your spot at the WKT World Championships in Las Vegas this Fall.

Sign up for free @ www.worldkaraoketour.com/register

Justin Wong wins WKT Freestyle event

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It was the battle of Radiohead as Canada's Justin Wong won the inaugural WKT Freestyle event with his rendition of the classic song Creep.

The 38 year old singer from Burnaby, BC narrowly defeated World #2 Miriam Kim from California who also performed Creep. She was only 0.1 behind Wong for top spot. With his victory Justin Wong moves up to 3rd in the overall WKT World Rankings.

Rounding out the top 5 singers were: current world #1 Jennifer Victor from Canada, Nicholas Pound from Austraila and Richard Null from the USA.

Check out Justin's winning performance on the official WKT Youtube page:


Are you a singer or know one that loves to perform? The World Karaoke Tour is looking for talented singers of all ages to compete in weekly genre and artist styled events. Gain valuable World ranking points and secure your spot at the WKT World Championships in Las Vegas this Fall.

Sign up for free @ www.worldkaraoketour.com/register

20 Questions with Jennifer Victor

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Canadian Jennifer Victor is the 1st woman ever to reach the World #1 Ranking on the World Karaoke Tour. The singer answers our 20 questions and shares her secrets on who she would want to record a duet with and the best advice given to her.


Where did you grow up?

For most of my life, I grew up in Chilliwack, B.C. My family immigrated to Holland when I was 13, and we lived there for 2 years before coming back to Canada.

What was your childhood or earliest ambition?

My earliest ambition, was to run a shelter for animals with my older sister. We loved animals and would take in strays all the time, so that was the first ambition I ever had.

Is your family musical?

Yes! My dad often sang, just for fun..but the guy could carry a tune quite well. My mom always sang in the church choir, and my sister will come out to karaoke from time to time to sing with me.

Who was or still is your mentor?

Thats a tough one. I feel blessed to be mentored by so many amazing people in my life. One person who stands out is my longtime friend Liz. She has been with me and believed in me since the first time I was old enough to step foot in a karaoke pub. My sister Debby mentors me in life. She is always honest and supportive, she knows when I need a push, and she also knows when I just need a place to vent.

Ambition or talent: which matters more to success?

For success, ideally I would say both. Ambition is the fuel for success, but you do need talent to succeed. Both are very important.

In what place are you happiest?

So many places make me happy,  and often its the energy of those places that make me feel the happiest. I would have to narrow it down to my top three places, because I feel like I can't choose. I love being in the mountains, on my snowboard. I am equally happy at the beach with my kids, taking turns paddling them on my paddle board. And, karaoke! I love the energy of being around people who get up and give it their all.

Musically, who are your biggest influences?

My biggest influence would be Celine Dion. She is such a class act, and her vocal ability is incredible. I am also influenced by Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Latin-American singer whose life story was made into a movie called "Selena". She is an inspiration to the music world.

Who are your favorite singers, past and present?

My current favourite singers are Ed Sheeran, Sia, and Michael Jackson. Past favourites are Queen (Freddy Mercury), Marianas Trench, Celine Dion, Savage Garden, A Great Big World, and Lukas Graham.

Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?

Oh goodness YES. Typically more during competition.

How do you handle mistakes during a performance?

I just keep going. I do my best to maintain my performance but if it is a really noticeable mistake, I will take a breath, smile and find a spot in the song to continue.

What do you like to do outside of music that contributes to your musicality?

Outside of music, I love being outside in the fresh air...it gives me inspiration. Also being a post partum doula, I work with babies and often find myself singing to them to put them to sleep. Its very sweet.

If you could record a duet with any singer, who would it be?

Well, if he was still alive....Michael Jackson. But Ed Sheeran is a close second.

When you are not on stage performing, what do you like to do for fun?

Snowboarding, paddle boarding, karaoke. I love food...hahaha...so going out for dinner or any meal for that matter is super fun to me. I love singing in my basement while my kids dance around, its pretty awesome.

What song instantly puts you in a good mood?

I feel like I need to cover my face when I write this! That would most definitely be "Gettin Jiggy With It" by Will Smith.

What makes you laugh?

Goats...those goat videos on youtube where the goats make human sounds. Gets me every time! My kids make me laugh (my youngest in particular), and Russell Peters.

What makes you mad?

Intolerance and judgement. And cutting frozen bread really puts me in a foul mood. 

What can you not miss on TV?

Grey's Anatomy, Wentworth, and Forensic Files.

Do you have a secret talent?

Hmmm....I can moonwalk...haha.

What is the best advice you've been given?

To always lead with love. Only love can drive out darkness so always put that first. And to find joy in the simplest of things.

What advice would you give to singers who are looking to improve?

I would tell them to practice every single day. Try songs that are out of your comfort zone, stretch your vocals and try new things. Go out to karaoke and be around like-minded people who love to sing. Find that energy and embrace it. If you can find a good vocal coach, that is always a plus. Learning how to control your vocals is huge, so its
always a good thing to learn how to use that muscle effectively. Lastly, learn your "sweet spots" in your voice...they are absolute magic.
 

Sunfly Karaoke To Become Global Content Partner For World Karaoke Tour

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World Karaoke Tour LLC (WKT), a division of SuperBox, Inc. (OTC:SBOX), today announced it has signed a partnership agreement with London, England based Sunfly Karaoke, the premier Karaoke label in the world, to become the WKT’s global content partner.


“For over 25 years, Sunfly has been a world leader in the development of Karaoke products and we are proud to have them on board as a partner in our 1st year of the Tour,” said commissioner Whitney-John Stuart. “This agreement gives our artists the ability to have access to thousands of high quality legally copyrighted backing tracks for their performances and our KJ affiliates will also be able to purchase tracks at discounted prices. We look forward to working with Sunfly on new projects and to help promote both our brands in the future.”

“Sunfly are delighted to partner with World Karaoke Tour” commented Sunfly managing director John West. “This is the first time we have seen a professional online competition platform for karaoke. We are excited to see how the WKT will develop and look forward to supplying our backing tracks for the competitors”

Sunfly has a back catalogue of more than 30,000 backing tracks and karaoke videos in multiple genres and languages produced by a dedicated team of professional musicians.

Singers wishing to join the WKT may do so by registering for an Artist account at www.worldkaraoketour.com and using the referral code SUNFLY to receive 25% off their 1st event. Direct link: https://www.worldkaraoketour.com/register?ref=SUNFLY

About the World Karaoke Tour:

The World Karaoke Tour is the 1st ever global circuit for competitive singing. Performers from around the world compete for prestigious titles and WKT Ranking points at online events as well as local, national and international tournaments. WKT is committed to family-friendly entertainment through its live events, digital media, content creation and publishing platforms. The company is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California with offices in Vancouver, Canada.

About Sunfly Karaoke:

Sunfly Karaoke is part of the Sunfly Music Group and is the premier Karaoke label in the UK and Europe. It has been established since 1991 and now has a global reach with offices in London, Madrid, Hong Kong and Copenhagen. Sunfly has a back catalogue of more than 30,000 Karaoke songs in several languages. The ecommerce site http://www.sunflykaraoke.com offers a huge selection of karaoke tracks to either download, stream on demand or delivered directly to your door on your own personalized karaoke disc. Customers can also purchase discs (both CDG and DVD) along with hardware products.

Sunfly also supply licensed fixed and mobile touchscreen HD karaoke systems to bars, restaurants, hotels, offices and cruise ships. Clients include Google, GQ Magazine, Bunga Bunga, Crystal Cruises, Louis Vuitton, Metropolis Studios and Bella Italia.

Sunfly Music Group 37a Chippenham Mews, London, W9 2AN Phone number 442084505544

http://www.sunflykaraoke.com |  http://www.sunflystreaming.com

About SuperBox, Inc.

SuperBox, Inc. is a diversified, multi-national holding company with divisions in Environmental Services, Automotive, Technology, Security & Entertainment. The company is based in Beverly Hills, CA with offices in Vancouver, Canada. SuperBox, Inc. is publicly traded over-the-counter under the ticker symbol SBOX.

To learn more please visit http://www.superbox.net

Forward-Looking Statement:

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "ACT"). In particular, when used in the preceding discussion, the words "plan," "confident that," "believe," "expect," "intend to" and similar conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of the ACT and are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, market conditions, competitive factors, the ability to successfully complete additional financings and other risks.

Media Contact: SuperBox, Inc. Russell Stuart, CEO Tel: 424-245-8851 Email: ir(at)superbox(dot)net

20 Questions with Nicholas Pound

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Nicholas Pound has the distinction of being the 1st ever World #1 on WKT Ranking. We sat down with the Australian crooner and asked him 20 questions.


Where did you grow up? 
I grow up living in various cities across the UK however most of the time I lived in Birmingham. When I was 19, I moved with my family to Sydney and then finally to Brisbane when I was 23.

What was your childhood or earliest ambition? 
Believe it or not what I’m doing now. To be able to be successful in music whether it’s singing, song writing or producing songs. I always had the drive and attraction to music.

Is your family musical?
Both sides of my family have some musical and acting talents within them. My Dad used to sing in church choirs and my Nan on his side used to sing opera and frequently perform. On my Mum’s side not my Nan used to be an actress and frequently performed Shakespearean plays in London’s West End. Both sides of my family I think have definitely past on the musical and performing parts to me and made me who I am today. 

Who was or still is your mentor?
I would have to say my Mum. Ever since I started entering competitions and getting up to sing at karaoke she has been the person who has come along to support me all these years. She also hears me sing at home and helps with new song choices. Even though she helps, she is also my biggest critic! Nothing gets past her! 

Ambition or talent: which matters more to success?
I believe a bit of both contribute to success. Talent gives you the foundation to perform and the tools you can apply. Ambition provides the drive for you to keep pushing to succeed your goal. Even when a disappointment comes your way ambition allows you to keep going and pick yourself back up again. 

In what place are you happiest?
I’m happiest either with my girlfriend (surprise surprise!) or in front of a microphone. Whether it’s a microphone on radio or on stage I feel free to be able to express myself confidently to entertain people. Makes me feel good!

Musically, who are your biggest influences?
Sam Smith would be my biggest influence alongside John Legend, Ed Sheeran & R Kelly. 

Who are your favorite singers, past and present?
My influences are also my favourite singers so Sam Smith, John Legend, Ed Sheeran & R Kelly. However also add in there legends of pop and RNB Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson too. 
Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?
Absolutely! If you don’t get nervous then you know you won’t do your best on stage. 

How do you handle mistakes during a performance?
Dependant on what the mistake is I always find that the phrase “the show must go on” comes to mind. No matter what happens you keep singing and entertaining people that’s my philosophy! For example if there’s a problem with the sound I try and keep singing regardless and get the crowd involved too. In the end it turns from a disappointment into a triumph I’ve always found.

What do you like to do outside of music that contributes to your musicality?
I like exploring new places and destinations with my girlfriend Nicki as this gives me inspiration for my music.

If you could record a duet with any singer, who would it be?
Sam Smith. He has a very pure falsetto voice similar to mine and I think harmonizing with him on a duet would be a slice of heaven and would just work so well together. 

When you are not on stage performing, what do you like to do for fun?
Mostly spending time with my amazing girlfriend Nicki on date nights, cooking at home, going on fun adventures in the car or travelling abroad together. Anything I like to do in my spare time is always with her. 

What song instantly puts you in a good mood?
Stevie Wonder’s Superstitution. Just the groove of the song gets me in a really good mood. 

What makes you laugh?
So many things make me laugh whether it’s cats dancing to the Macarena on YouTube or an episode of Friends. It really is spur of the moment and being there at a specific time. 

What makes you mad?
Excessive auto-tune on certain songs makes me a little mad. Then the singer performs live and they are not as great as they sound on the recording. I’m still a traditional type of singer at heart. 

What can you not miss on TV? 
The Simpsons, NCIS or Big Bang Theory. I love all of these shows and try to rarely miss a re-run. 

Do you have a secret talent? 
I can roll my tongue, is that a secret talent? LOL

What is the best advice you've been given?
To never give up on something you love. At first if you don’t succeed you pick yourself up and try again. As one of 50 cent’s album stated “Get Rich Or Die Tryin’”. 

What advice would you give to singers who are looking to improve? 
Find an artist, genre or type of song you love singing first of all. Practice the songs as much as you can and try them out in front of family, friends or at karaoke venues. If your performances aren’t greatly received then watch other performers on the night or in competitions. Look at what they are doing compared to you. It’s amazing how much you can learn from just watching one performance. If nothing else, always check you are breathing at the right spots and make sure you have plenty of air in the lungs.  
 

World Karaoke Tour Announces Launch of Global Singing Competition

World Karaoke Tour LLC, a division of Beverly Hills-based SuperBox, Inc. (OTC:SBOX), today announced the official launch of its global singing competition, the World Karaoke Tour (WKT).

The WKT is the first ever global circuit for competitive singing and the world's first true destination for Artists to showcase their talents in a competitive format through a globally accessible online platform.

The website features geographical and genre specific online events, live tournament listings, news from the tour, a global ranking leaderboard and a user dashboard complete with social media outreach plus a section for paid referrals & payouts.

"We are excited to announce the official launch of the WKT, a world-class experience for our competitors to showcase their talent and skill, for our partners to administrate international events and for our investors and media to better understand the WKT’s core mission as we continue to grow and increase our market presence," said Whitney-John Stuart, Commissioner of the World Karaoke Tour. “Developed by WKT lead programmer, Alexander Fex using leading edge frameworks, technologies and cloud services while following current industry standards, the WKT platform is able to provide a world class user experience at a global level that fits today's scalable requirements into the future.”

The WKT platform also features a game changing Global Referral Program (GRP) that engages companies and individuals like nothing seen before in the karaoke market. All WKT members have an opportunity to generate revenue from online events using their own personal WKT Referral Code. Anyone who registers using a referral code will receive a discount on his or her first paid event while referral code account holder will also receive a % of revenue from that event.

Singers around the world are encouraged to explore the website and sign up for a free account at https://www.worldkaraoketour.com/register?ref=WKT2018 using Referral Code WKT2018 to receive 25% off their first tournament entry fee.

About the World Karaoke Tour:

The World Karaoke Tour is the 1st ever world circuit for competitive singing. Performers from around the world compete for prestigious titles and WKT Ranking points at local, national, international and online tournaments. WKT is committed to family-friendly entertainment through its live events, digital media and publishing platforms. The company is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California with offices in Vancouver, Canada.

About SuperBox, Inc.

SuperBox, Inc. is a diversified, multi-national holding company with divisions in Environmental Services, Automotive, Technology, Security & Entertainment. The company is based in Beverly Hills, CA with offices in Vancouver, Canada. SuperBox, Inc. is publicly traded over-the-counter under the ticker symbol SBOX.

To learn more please visit http://www.superbox.net

Forward-Looking Statement:

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "ACT"). In particular, when used in the preceding discussion, the words "plan," "confident that," "believe," "expect," "intend to" and similar conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of the ACT and are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, market conditions, competitive factors, the ability to successfully complete additional financings and other risks.

World Karaoke Tour Expands Brand Into Latin America With Partnership Deal In Brazil

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World Karaoke Tour LLC (WKT), a division of Beverly Hills-based SuperBox, Inc., today announced that it has signed a new partnership agreement with GVK Brasil to bring WKT events to Brazil.

GVK Brasil CEO Paulo Canto is ready for the challenge. "For over 12 years, GVK Brasil has staged live shows throughout the region with a focus on professional event production with media coverage and interviews with our performers. We are excited to bring World Karaoke Tour to our country and for the singers of Brazil to be able to showcase their talents to the world.

"GVK Brazil is one of the largest karaoke companies in Rio de Janeiro and all of Brazil. WKT is thrilled to expand our brand into Latin America with this deal and we look forward to the talented singers Brazil will bring to WKT", said Whitney-John Stuart Commissioner of the World Karaoke Tour.

GVK is now looking for the top male and female singers to represent Brazil on the World Karaoke Tour.

Contact World Karaoke Tour Brazil online @ https://www.facebook.com/wktbrazil or directly by phone @ 55-021-3932-3346


About the World Karaoke Tour:
The World Karaoke Tour is the 1st ever world circuit for competitive singing. Performers from around the world battle for prestigious titles and WKT Ranking points at local, national, international and online tournaments. WKT is committed to family friendly entertainment through its live events, digital media and publishing platforms. The company is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California with offices in Vancouver, Canada and Singapore.

World Karaoke Tour Announces Expansion Of Brand Into Scandinavia

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World Karaoke Tour LLC (WKT), a division of Beverly Hills-based SuperBox, Inc., today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Fladberg Entertainment to bring WKT events to Norway, Sweden, and Denmark starting in Fall 2017.

"Fladberg Entertainment is thrilled to become a part of the World Karaoke Tour. We believe WKT to be the perfect concept for the growing interest in Scandinavia for karaoke in general, and singing competitions in particular. The opportunity of having the expertise of WKT and be part of their organization is truly amazing. Scandinavian talents will now have an international stage to shine and be noticed", says Henning Fladberg of Fladberg Entertainment.

"Henning has been a champion of giving talented singers a platform to perform on for over 15 years. We are privileged to have him and his team at Fladberg Entertainment join the WKT and are excited about expanding our brand into Scandinavia ", said Whitney-John Stuart Commissioner of the World Karaoke Tour.

For more information on WKT, please visit http://www.worldkaraoketour.com

Find World Karaoke Tour on Facebook @ https://facebook.com/worldkaraoketour


About the World Karaoke Tour:

The World Karaoke Tour is the 1st ever world circuit for competitive singing. Performers from around the world battle for prestigious titles and WKT Ranking points at local, national, international and online tournaments. WKT is committed to family-friendly entertainment through its live events, digital media and publishing platforms. The company is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California with offices in Vancouver, Canada, and Singapore.

Media Contact
Whitney-John Stuart (Commissioner)
commissioner@worldkaraoketour.com

World Karaoke Tour Announces Partnership Deal To Bring Events To Ireland

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World Karaoke Tour LLC (WKT), a division of Beverly Hills-based SuperBox, Inc., today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with T.N.T Promotions Ltd to bring WKT events to Ireland starting in Fall 2017.

TNT Owner Patrick Twomey has high hopes for the new partnership. "My wife Paula and I are looking forward to bring the opportunity of performing on the World Karaoke Tour to singers all over Ireland. Through our extensive portfolio of talent contests, over the last ten years, TNT has given away over €100,000 in prize money. We have been longing to showcase the talent Ireland has in abundance on the world stage and with WKT we plan to do just that."

"T.N.T. Promotions owners Patrick & Paula Twomey have built a successful event company in Ireland. We are excited to add their voices to the ever-growing roster of WKT partners and we look forward to the talented singers Ireland will bring to WKT", said Whitney-John Stuart Commissioner of the World Karaoke Tour.

With over 25 years in the entertainment industry, this talented business duo is now looking for the top male and female singers to represent Ireland in Las Vegas in May 2018. WKT is open to singers aged 16 years and above. Registration will be available soon. Contact World Karaoke Tour Ireland online @ www.facebook.com/wktireland or directly by phone @ 00353877724453

For more information on WKT, please visit http://www.worldkaraoketour.com


About the World Karaoke Tour:

The World Karaoke Tour is the 1st ever world circuit for competitive singing. Performers from around the world battle for prestigious titles and WKT Ranking points at local, national, international and online tournaments. WKT is committed to family-friendly entertainment through its live events, digital media and publishing platforms. The company is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California with offices in Vancouver, Canada and Singapore.

World Karaoke Tour to bring events to the United Kingdom

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World Karaoke Tour LLC (WKT), a division of Beverly Hills-based SuperBox, Inc. (OTC:SBOX), today announced a new agreement to bring WKT events to the United Kingdom. TNT Promotions Ltd along with Comlink Events will handle online and live events throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

With over 23 years experience in the entertainment industry, Comlink Events Director Steve Colledge, aims to kick-start a new wave of interest in the UK karaoke scene, “We are proud to partner with TNT Promotions and the World Karaoke Tour to bring this exciting new level of competitive entertainment to the UK.”

“Comlink Events has been an integral part of the UK entertainment scene since 2001. They have provided entertainment and events services for brands such as RBS, Innocent Smoothies, Brothers Cider as well as many other high profile clients. We look forward to their involvement in helping us find the next generation of singing talent throughout the United Kingdom”, said Whitney-John Stuart Commissioner of the World Karaoke Tour.

For more information on WKT, please visit http://www.worldkaraoketour.com
Find World Karaoke Tour UK on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/WKTUK


About the World Karaoke Tour:

The World Karaoke Tour is the 1st ever world circuit for competitive singing. Performers from around the world battle for prestigious titles and WKT Ranking points at local, national, international and online tournaments. WKT is committed to family friendly entertainment through its live events, digital media and publishing platforms. The company is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California with offices in Vancouver, Canada and Singapore.

WKT Vocal Academy - Dec. 2017 - Dynamics

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DYNAMICS - The softness or loudness of a piece, from pianissimo to fortissimo. The difference between a good performance and a great one can easily come down to dynamics.

It's a great way to get emotion into the piece. Draw your audience in with the softness and blow them away with the raw power of anguish when the song demands it. Karaoke singers are often guilty of delivering at a volume that overpowers your pitch and is honestly just uncomfortably loud.

I know we have all been guilty of it: singing at one volume that is loud or playing above the rest of the mix. We are trying to be heard, but because of our fears of being lost in the crowd, either consciously or sub- consciously, we compensate by singing harder, thus making the KJ turn the music up louder, which essentially makes what we are listening to noise.

Listen to some great singers and examine their use of dynamics, musical theatre is a great place to find the manipulation of dynamics to make you laugh and weep as the performer desires. Your favourite singer will have you leaning in on a quiet verse and then rocking out to a powerful chorus.

Think about what the song means to you, analyze it, break it apart and read it aloud. Think about your dynamics, where should it be quieter, is the beginning introspective as the singer almost talks to themselves and sets the scene. Is there heartbreak where you can pull back and let your voice sob or anger where you can push the volume to make it raw and powerful. Never let the audience be bored, keep them guessing and keep them interested.

Make them understand your interpretation of the song, it doesn't need to be a carbon copy of the original. Share what speaks to you, what made you pick that song in the first place. A well sung piece with good dynamics will often beat a perfectly sung piece with no heart or emotion in it. Performance isn't about being an amazing dancer or actor, it's about making me a part of your World for a few minutes. Taking me on a journey with you and making me feel the song and understand the message you are trying to give me. Work on it, you will reach the heights when you understand the dynamic range.


ABOUT DR. SUZANNE WRIGHT:

Dr Suzanne Wright has a masters in jazz musicianship and a doctorate in advanced vocal production. She has toured with various recording artists and performed in many musical theatre and opera productions in the U.K. She currently lives in Calgary, Canada and teaches from her own studio.

She is available for on location and skype voice lessons. The initial consultation is free with no strings attached. She teaches with enthusiasm and you will improve in your first lesson guaranteed.

Dr Suzanne Wright DMus (AVP) PhD
singingthewrightway@gmail.com

 

Q&A with Anthony Magee

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WKT pro singer Anthony Montius Magee has won virtually every international singing competition he has been involved in. He is the 2014 KWC Men's World Champion and 2016 World Series of Karaoke Champion. The ecletic soulful singer is known for his vibrant personality and character work on stage.


Where are you from? Where did you grow up?
I'm originally from Tacoma, Washington but I grew up in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

What was your childhood or earliest ambition?
A teacher. My mother was one and I wanted to help kids be better.

Is your family musical?
My grandfather was a singer. My mother and brother sing. Dad tries to every now and then but he would rather sit back and listen. :)

Who was or still is your mentor?
I have taken inspiration from many people but, the two people that taught me the most about performing and putting it all out there are Ron Hutchins and Shon Sims.

Ambition or talent: which matters more to success?
I think you have to have BOTH ambition and talent to be a success.

In what place are you happiest?
On stage. I mean, the world is my stage, but actually being on stage and being able to take people on a lyrical journey with you and tell a story with music is an amazing feeling!

Which famous musicians do you admire?
Prince! The man played 26 instruments. His talent and songs are some of the best ever. Plus his style was so unique, he wasn't afraid of being different and that helped me in my awkwardness growing up.

Were you influenced by old records?
I'm a child of the 80's so Purple Rain and Thriller were two of the biggest and best albums of my time. There was a lot of good music in the 80's but those 2 just moved my feet.

Who are your favorite musicians?
Prince, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Donnie Hathaway, Patti Labelle, Earth, Wind and Fire, Chicago. I can do this all day.

How do you handle mistakes during a performance?
They happen to ALL of us. I just push on through like nothing even happened. 9 times out of 10 most don't even know I've messed up cause I dont wear it on my face.

Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?
Of course I still get nervous before I hit the stage. It lets me know that I am going to have a good performance and that there is still passion for what I love to do.

What advice would you give to beginners?
BE NERVOUS. Channel it into positive energy. You have to BELIEVE in yourself but know that mistakes are going to happen in competition and you may not end up where you want to be in the standings. To grow as an artist you must take chances with your song choices and presentation. Strive to be better than you were the time before. 

Whitney-John Stuart named Commissioner of World Karaoke Tour

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World Karaoke Tour LLC, a division of Beverly Hills-based Superbox, Inc. (OTC: SBOX), today announced that Whitney-John Stuart has been named Commissioner of the WKT.

Mr. Stuart comes to World Karaoke Tour with over 30 years in the entertainment industry. He is a classically trained, multi-award winning singer who has performed around the world. Mr. Stuart has a proven track record of elevating businesses with innovative marketing, branding and entrepreneurship.

“I am truly honored to accept this position,” says Stuart. “My professional life has been marked by my passion for helping singers reach their full potential and my passion for building businesses. It’s a dream come true to be able to combine these on behalf of the WKT.”


About the World Karaoke Tour:
The World Karaoke Tour is the 1st ever world circuit for competitive singing. Performers from around the world battle for prestigious titles and WKT Ranking points at local, national, international and online tournaments. WKT is committed to family friendly entertainment through its live events, digital media and publishing platforms. The company is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California with offices in Vancouver, Canada and Singapore.

About SuperBox, Inc.
SuperBox, Inc. is a diversified, multi-national holding company with divisions in Environmental Services, Automotive, Technology, Security & Entertainment. The company is based in Beverly Hills, CA with offices in Vancouver, Canada. SuperBox, Inc. is publicly traded over-the-counter under the ticker symbol SBOX.
To learn more please visit http://www.superbox.net

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