We had the good fortune of connecting with Amberly Alexander AKA DjBronze and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amberly, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
There are so many quotes that I love, it’s really hard to choose just one. Definitely, though, one of my favorite quotes is “Talk is cheap. Action is worth It. Reaching your goals are priceless…” I’m not sure who to credit for the quote unfortunately, but It means a lot to me at this point in my life. I feel as though I’m finally at a point where I can put my dreams, goals, and aspirations in true perspective. And one day at a time, I use quotes like this, etc., to self-motivate and execute. It’s a great feeling to see the results of that process.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a passionate and creative person who likes to create and build something from nothing. I use my inspired passion for photography/graphic design to capture moments and tailor each idea into something memorable. However, though, music is my first love. I believe what sets me apart from others is my general knowledge and skill in not just one craft, but in multiple creative fields. Execution is key for me. I especially take great pride in my ear for music. I began playing piano at the age of 6. Then I started creating songs using the piano at the age of 9. I thought i was really doing something back then, lol, but creating music to enhance a certain feeling or mood is the most rewarding process for me. Hearing It all come together is amazing. It definitely wasn’t easy getting to this point. I have spent countless hours, days, and years, training my ear for music. I don’t know if there is a specific formula for overcoming challenges. I just had to keep at It. It took time. But I’ve learned a lot about myself as a person and as a creative individual. I’ve learned not to be afraid of change. Another favorite quote of mine is “Change is the only constant thing in life”. I’ve found that when you try to avoid change, there’s no room for growth in our lives. And now, I’m extremely proud and excited to announce that I’ve released my first instrumental EP, Bronze Muzic, with even more music on the way! I will post updates to my Instagram @dj_bronzegirl. I’ve also begun to network with other creators and business owners across various creative industries such as fashion and film. We are all an inspiration for each other!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love Houston. There’s so much to do. Downtown, midtown, and the galleria area is where I like to find spots. Since covid, I like to do more outside. Discovery green downtown has a lot to do in that area. Riding bikes or scooters over there is so much fun. And right across the highway are the graffiti walls. We have some truly talented artists in Houston. I’m proud of my city. The food scene is on point too. I love to go to amazing restaurants and bars such as Taste Bar, The Breakfast Klub, Axelrad beer garden, etc. And really the best places to meet some of the most exciting people are at vendor pop-up markets around downtown and the Greater Heights area. Small artistic businesses in Houston are on the rise and I love to see It!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My passion and success has been influenced by so many fellow musicians, artists, and creatives over the course of my life. My brother Adonis had a large impact on my initial experiences with music and creativity. I also owe a lot to my Epic Melody Entertainment family and friends. My brother from another mother, Eddie Valvaneda, is also an inspirational, self-taught creative and has been there from the beginning in co-founding Epic Melody Entertainment. I also must give a huge thanks to the mentorship of Scott Jones and the efforts of the Bell sisters, O’Shanae, Deneshia aka Totally Randie, and Onnie. Every one of them and so many more helped Epic Melody Entertainment to be something special and had a major impact on me. Also, I had the privilege of playing with a band called The “Collective” Band. My band member, artist and producer Erick Grey, has had a major impact on my songwriting and producing skills. The love and encouragement I’ve had from my Epic Melody Entertainment and Collective Band family is reverently irreplaceable.
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