HOUSE OF BLUES

posted Mar 26, 2018, 10:53 PM by Apryle Dalmacio

It’s 3am in the morning. I was going to wait until daylight to post this, but I still have adrenaline rushing through my brain from tonight’s show at The Foundation Room House of Blues Anaheim. Tonight was a true testimony of “enlightenment”, as the giant Buddha hovering over me signifies. 

Buddha, after six years, finally was at the verge of enlightenment. Unfortunately Mara, the Demon of Illusion, tried to dissuade The Buddha from the final last steps. The Buddha meditated all night to overcome the fears and temptations sent by Mara, and then called the Earth Goddess to witness that the Buddha achieved enlightenment in order to share with the rest of the world.

It is very rare to see me play a show where the artist has to sell tickets. Why do all this work promoting and trying to sell tickets hoping that maybe I’ll make a percentage off my efforts, when a local restaurant will pay me upfront to play songs that other people wrote for 3 hours with little effort to promote?! I had one really bad experience playing at a so called, “pay-to-play” show in my past and promised myself I would never do it again. After 10 years, what made me change my mind? The answer... the songs from my heart. 

I really want to thank those who bought pre-sale tickets to my show. Especially the ones who knew they couldn’t come, but bought a ticket anyway! Without YOU this experience would not have turned out as amazing as it did. This night made me realize who my TRUE FANS are, and similar to Buddha meditating all night, singing MY SONGS helped me overcome fears and temptations and achieve enlightenment to share with the rest of the world. THANK YOU!



HAPPY 2018!

posted Jan 3, 2018, 12:21 PM by Apryle Dalmacio   [ updated Mar 26, 2018, 10:35 PM ]

2017 was a year of personal strength and achievement for me and I will humbly grow into the new year with it. Facing my fears by telling my story, accepting my failures and imperfections to celebrating 10 years of musical ambition in Europe, and realizing how big the universe is during the Total Eclipse, were eye openers I am so grateful for! 🌞🌝 In 2017, I played 137 shows and met a lot of beautiful people!🤗 Thank you to everyone who has been there with me through both the good and the bad experiences! Happy New Year! May 2018 bring you your own personal prosperity and happiness!



HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

posted Jan 3, 2018, 11:40 AM by Apryle Dalmacio   [ updated Mar 26, 2018, 10:35 PM ]

Thank You For Supporting My Musical Journey for 10 YEARS!
It's been one heck-of-a Sleigh Ride!
Have a Happy & Prosperous 2018!


xoxo
Apryle Dalmacio


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Looking for live music on your lunch break?

posted Jul 16, 2017, 1:14 PM by Apryle Dalmacio   [ updated Jan 3, 2018, 11:43 AM ]

Try concerts at Riverside City Hall


Read the Full Article by The Press Enterprise here:

ON THE OTHER SIDE

posted Jun 27, 2017, 7:04 PM by Apryle Dalmacio   [ updated Mar 26, 2018, 10:36 PM ]

New Music Video! 

During my time in Europe, I met beautiful people and saw amazing sights! My Brand New Music Video is only a shallow glimpse of what I saw there!

Check it out on my YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/ELLE4QSnjEU


This is my original song, On The Other Side, from my Self-Titled Album available on all major online distributors. Music arranged by Bradley Hampton. Special Guest Singers: Bradley Hampton, Jammie Hampton, Kyle Bowen, Colleen Keene, and Tom Keyes. Music Produced by Kyle Bowen.

Video Filmed, Edited, Produced, and Directed by Apryle Dalmacio on my iPhone 7.

Please make sure to Subscribe to my channel. Lots of Indie artists work hard to provide you with these beautiful sights and sounds...so Support! 

www.apryledalmacio.com

My Abortion Story

posted May 12, 2017, 2:53 PM by Apryle Dalmacio   [ updated Mar 26, 2018, 10:38 PM ]

Tell your mom that you love her. Give her a kiss on the cheek or give her a call, even if you don't have the best relationship with her. Life is precious and it is short, so make the best of it. I had the opportunity to be a mom for only a short while. There is not a #MothersDay that goes by where I don't think about what life would have been like... This is my story.


Apryle In Paris

posted May 3, 2017, 3:16 PM by Apryle Dalmacio   [ updated Mar 26, 2018, 10:37 PM ]

I'm Back! Europe was Amazing! 

I know... You didn't even know I left!

I had been planning this tour for 2 years now, and hesitated to even promote it because I was really not sure it was going to happen!

My tour to Europe was short lived, but I saw & learned SOOOO MUCH in SOOO Little TIME! Although the tour didn't go as originally planned with my label ending and my music being cut-out of plays from Territories, I still made the most of this trip by celebrating 10 years of my music career and 30 years of my life! The best part was celebrating my birthday in Paris. I've always loved the song "April In Paris" and it has always been a dream of mine to make that song come true! #ApryleInParis One of my favorite and unexpected experiences was the music scene and performing for people on the other side of the world! If you've been following my posts on Facebook and Instagram, you'll see I took a lot of video footage. (You know me, I'm a workaholic... and even when I'm on vacation, I still try to find a way to be productive) These video clips will be put into one Music Video to release my newest single "On The Other Side", so make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/ILuvApryle 

In the mean time, enjoy the live videos of Faye and The Fella performing in London, Paris and Rome!

Faye and The Fella in Paris: https://youtu.be/hZDcVtIHOGg

Faye and The Fella in London: https://youtu.be/VIoqpnV5fpA

Faye and The Fella in Rome: https://youtu.be/NynaCKDeuxQ



HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

posted Feb 14, 2017, 2:33 PM by Apryle Dalmacio   [ updated Mar 26, 2018, 10:40 PM ]

Can you believe we're already a month and a half into 2017? Let's keep being positive and spread Love and Happiness! 

Tell someone you love them by sharing my New Music Video "The Most Perfect Song" featuring my fun-loving Jack Russell Chihuahua, HARMONY!

Sending my love to all of you for supporting me for 10 YEARS!!! 
Let's celebrate all the good things this year!

The Most Perfect Song


Love, Peace & HAPPINESS, 
Apryle Dalmacio
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I’m half the size I was in High School

posted Jan 17, 2017, 4:53 PM by Apryle Dalmacio   [ updated Mar 26, 2018, 10:39 PM ]

I’m half the size I was in High School. Not very many people can say that. As a child, I was obese. We had to wear uniforms in elementary school, and I had to shop in the adult section for clothes that “looked” like everyone else’s because children’s uniforms did not provide my size. Growing up, I was bullied and teased about my weight from peers and my family.  I was called "sumo wrestler", "fat", and my Spanish-speaking pupils called me "fea" when they found out my middle name, Faye. One girl on the school bus once told me, after looking at my legs in shorts, "You know, sweat burns fat". 
It's silly... I know. As an adult, I think about how stupid this is for kids to say such mean things and for me to take it so personally... But it affected me all my life.

Even through my adulthood working in the entertainment industry, it's even harder to accept who you are when all that surrounds you is the images of women who are less than a size 8. 
I once went to an audition with my brother in Hollywood for acting and modeling for teens. Before the auditions even began, the talent scout came out of her office and announced, "If anyone auditioning for modeling is a size 8, leave now". I was there to support my brother and was not auditioning for anything, but at the time, I was well over a size 8 and thought that if I were ever to be "beautiful" like a model, I could never be. 
Not only did it affect me physically, it also affected me emotionally, psychologically, and socially, and influenced how I viewed my life. Will anyone ever love me? Will I ever be thought of as beautiful? Will I ever be successful being a plus size?

When I was 16, I was the largest I had ever been, a size 18. I couldn’t shop at the stores all the “cool kids” were shopping at or wear the styles my celebrity idols were trending.  This is when I decided to change. I started to work out more than just the average mandatory P.E. classes in school and lost weight to where I could wear a size 13 pants. In choir, my friends and I formed this a cappella ladies quartet, and we wanted to wear trendier outfits for our performance. When shopping, all the girls found their clothes at forever 21 right away. For me, my mom and I shopped around the world for my size and we were lucky to find one location, an hour away that carried one left. I really felt bad that my mom drove so far away for a stupid top.

As my senior year came to an end, I had shed enough weight to wear a size 9, a number so unfamiliar to me. All my clothes had to be altered, which I learned to alter myself…and was proud to have to alter my own choir uniform. As a Senior in Choir, it was a big deal to audition for the Special Graduation song to say good bye to everyone you grew-up with and the memories you made, and I was chosen to sing that Graduation song for my graduating class of 800 students and their families. When this was announced, someone said, “It’s not over until the fat lady sings”.

After graduating high school, my family took a trip to the Philippines where everyone looked at me and laughed because of my weight. In their eyes, I was humongous! During this trip, I realized all the walking and healthy organic food we ate helped me to lose some more pounds and when I came home, my clothes no longer fit me. So I went shopping, and just to see if I could, I went shopping at Hollister. A store I would have never stepped into before. I put on my very first low-rise jeans in a size 5.  This was such a great feeling, and I strutted those pants until they ripped, but it wasn’t enough. I started to think how much more weight I could lose and the thought of not being accepted began to consume me. I started to lose weight more drastically. I excessively exercised and monitored my weight every time I touched food and if I gained 1 pound, I somehow found a way to punish myself. I was anorexic, bulimic, and a malnourished size 3 AND SUDDENLY everyone was complimenting me on how good I looked. I even got myself a boyfriend who wasn’t interested in me in high school. FINALLY, THE WORLD ACCEPTED ME. 

WELL, FUCK THE WORLD! From being a size 13 to a size 3 in a matter of months is dangerous…and for those thinking of trying it, well it may cost you a big ambulance bill, IV in your arm in a hospital bed, a psychologist, and HURTING the people who care about you. (YES! THEY CARE ABOUT YOU! Their way of showing it is telling you you’re fat, and even when you lose weight, they’ll still find something negative to say…that’s just how the world works). When I realized I was doing myself and others harm, I found a healthy diet that worked for me and exercised moderately. I gained healthy fat, and healthy muscle and over the years, my journey has made me realize that I AM WHO I AM. I LOVE FOOD! I love sugar, salt, carbs…PIZZA and ICE CREAM and I can balance all those delicious treats with doing things I love, like hiking, fishing, camping, and the occasional kum-ba-ya-ing around the campfire! My body will never be a size 0. My body is not built to be like the models in magazines, and I shouldn’t compare myself to others because THEY ARE NOT ME and that’s OKAY! I’ve accepted WHO I AM and have found what works for ME!  

For those who have decided to lose weight for their New Year resolution, GOOD FOR YOU! You’ve taken the first step to LOVING YOURSELF by DOING YOU!  Know that it’s not just a goal to complete this year…but a LIFE CHANGING CHALLENGE. YOU CAN DO IT and YOU CAN KEEP IT OFF! Once you make the decision to change… It will always be a struggle…but it is NOT IMPOSSIBLE.

My size has fluctuated over my adult life, but I’ve managed to stay HEALTHY and keep MY PERSONAL GOAL of never reaching a size of two digits. This is a photo of me today, a healthy size 7, wearing pants I wore in high school, size 18, and I LOVE MYSELF.

HAPPY 2017!

posted Jan 11, 2017, 12:32 AM by Apryle Dalmacio

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As I look back on my life this past year, I see that the experiences I faced have helped me to grow and challenge myself to be even better next year!

SO…..Bring it on 2017! 

Thank you Family, Friends, and Fans for your continuous support!
Happy Prosperous Positive and Healthy New Year!

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