He’s got a voice similar to Justin Bieber but thank goodness, none of the ’tude. Come out and show some hometown support for Daniel Skye, a 14-year-old singer-songwriter from Hollywood, Florida. He announced to his 108,000 Twitter followers that he’s headed out on the Digi Slay Bells Tour that kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale (Ticketmaster.com).
Teenage girls across the nation flocked to the Web Thanksgiving Day after the local talent uploaded his first “original song” video on YouTube.
The cutie’s video for his poppy meets inspirational Maybe has already racked up more than 50,000 views.
“A year ago, I never would have seen me in the place I am now, how far I’ve gotten, my life is so different because of music,” said Skye, who started singing “covers” at age 8 and then posted videos online.
“Social media really helped me because I saw other people singing and willing to try it,” said Skye, who uses Twitter, Instagram, Vine and other social media outlets to interact with fans. The online support, he said, gave him enough encouragement to take music “seriously.” The new single marks a turning point where he ventures from doing music covers to writing original material.
He said likes to “sing songs that people really connect with.”
Skye showed he could connect, last June, when he held a performance at the Aventura Microsoft store where he drew so many screaming fans that police had to shut it down, said Henry “Hollywood” Cedeno, his Miami-based manager.
“There is something special about Daniel,” said Cedeno, who has previously worked with major league talents Rick Ross and Trina.
Last summer, Skye toured across 13 cities, and he uses footage from the trips to illustrate his new video.
“Music has changed my life in the biggest way this past year. It’s always on my mind.”
For information, visit danielskye.com
Brand devotee Camilla Belle added some star power to the opening of the new Omega boutique in the Design District Wednesday night. The model-actress (When A Stranger Calls) walked around the space — more than 3,000 square feet, spanning two floors. That’s a lot of watches.
Thursday’s preview screening of the PBS series The Italian Americans at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus featured appearances by the series’ writer and producer John Maggio, and Maria Laurino, author of the show’s companion book. The four-part series will air from 9-11 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24 on on WPBT.
LA DOLCE VITA
Cynthia Sakai, whose jewelry line Vita Fede has adorned the necks, wrists and ears of Hollywood A-listers, will show off her Italian-made wares at Neiman Marcus 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 305-865-6161, ext. 3238. Level One.
Theo Karantsalis. Maddy Marr & Lesley Abravanel contributed to this report.