Dan Kimpel Interview: Music Connection Magazine – June 20th 2008

Dan Kimpel was a music business entrepreneur in Los Angeles who contributed to the end-all be-all music magazine for indie artists at the time. Dan turned out to be a long time supporter of my endeavors and was the one to facilitate this pre-release exposure. I remember feeling that maybe I had gotten too personal with what was a rather ... Read More

The Live Stream Before There Was Live Streaming

There was this really cool joint in the valley of Los Angeles, CA. At this time, we were still MySpace artists. Facebook Live wasn’t a thing. YouTube Live streaming - not a thing. People weren’t streaming. But this joint had an idea no other club had. Why not have a venue where artist can do a real show with a ... Read More

Borders Books & Music – Summer Music Series Performance

Summer Music Series On June 21st, 2008, Borders Books & Music became the first mainstream brick and mortar store to carry my music! Arranged by Westfield Century City Mall in Los Angeles, I was a featured performer at the Westfield Summer Music Series. I opened with A Change Is Gonna Come followed by So Much Justice, Left Over, I Can’t ... Read More

Where I Belong: A Documentary

Originally posted for patrons at Patreon on May 13, 2020 at 3:00pm Where I Belong: A Documentary At a time in our country when the fight for marriage equality was just gaining powerful momentum, I take you into the crowds of New York City to join our LGBTQ brothers and sisters to let our voices be heard. This documentary centers ... Read More

Mary Henebry Photo Shoot – March 2009

Okay, I’m guess on that month. It could have been as late as summer of 2009, but one of my Chicago producers of Million Dollar Quartet told me of a photographer there that could take some solid promotional photos for my new release Where I Belong. This was the first time I had ever had body makeup applied to me. ... Read More

Sons Of Anarchy Features “Nothing At All”

I had this itch to do a music video for what I thought was one of the stand out songs on Where I Belong. In this video, I share with you my inspiration and concepts for the video as well as conversations with my video director. What I didn’t expect was the amount of people who would discover my music ... Read More

#1 on MTV Online, #4 on Adult Contemporary Radio + Best Buy!

If you’re following along with my story, you will see that indie artists celebrate a lot of little “firsts” as they happen. The broad spectrum of exposure doesn’t happen all at once for us - not like with major label artists. We work very hard to achieve those important moments one at a time. Important not for the fame, but ... Read More

The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick – April 16th, 2010

[audio mp3="https://www.levikreis.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/01-The-Morning-Jolt-with-Larry-Flick-Monday-April-16th-2010-mp3.mp3"][/audio] As I get to the end of listening back to this interview, I am just inspired. Really moved by where this conversation goes. And so moved by the call-in guests with their questions and comments. Definitely a good listen. 2010 continued to bring Where I Belong a lot of success including Gonna Be Alright entering the top 10 ... Read More

The Making Of Where I Belong: Virtual Concert Series

Get the entire backstory - all the things you didn’t see in Chapter 3 archive posts plus live performance and commentary! From the LK Crew’s Virtual Concert Series, this is The Making Of Where I Belong.