Angela MartinPerformer, Gold Coast All Stars
For performer Angela Martin, New Year’s Eve is work. But when you’ve got a sparkling personality and pipes of gold, it never feels like it. And after spending half of her life crooning midnight chasers on December 31st, she’s got the schtik down to a science. This year, however, she’s stepping up her game. As a vocalist with the Gold Coast All Stars, she and the rest of the very versatile band is taking the 1st Ward at Chop Shop stage for a classic New Year’s Eve bash that might just be the best ticket in town. And with a few surprises up their sleeve—Sorry! We tried to get it out of her what they were—Angela dishes her new year’s resolutions (or lack thereof!) and some bold and beautiful beauty products that are magnets to the stage lights. And for those whose bubbly plans won’t allow them to see the Gold Coast All Stars in person, Angela shares a mini-NYE playlist that will be the perfect accompaniment for ringing in the new year.
BEAUTY MUST-HAVES>> scent: PULSE BY BEYONCE // concealer: MAC NW40 STUDIO FINISH SPF 15 BROAD SPECTRUM // moisturizer: AFRICAN SHEA BUTTER // face: MAC MATCH MASTER FOUNDATION // mascara: MAC ZOOM FAST BLACK LASH // lips: NYC BIG BOLD GLOSS // nails: MAC OVER LACQUER
Here comes 2014! What’s on your bucket list?
I don’t have a bucket list. I just live my life! If there’s anything that I feel like doing (like skydiving, for example!), I will make the appointment. Live life people. Don’t hold back!
What’s on the playlist for the NYE event at 1st Ward?
The playlist will be one to remember! One of the best things about the Gold Coast All Stars is that we hit the right genre at the right time. We take our Audience on a roller coaster ride full of excitement and adventure. I’m so excited about our NYE guest performers! I can’t wait to see everyone’s eyes pop out! I will have my phone out for that!
How about some quick hits to get the party started for NYE?
“OK” by Let’s Say; “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse; “Waterfalls” by TLC; “Killing Me Softly” by The Fugees; “Royals” by Lorde and “How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston.
Any particularly memorable New Year’s Eves?
I’ve spent half my life performing for New Year’s Eve. It brings me so much joy to see everyone having a great time. My job is to make that happen. Everyone in the party is locked in with the music that makes the night complete.
Dish your NYE style.
Grown up and sexy is how I rock.
And the same with your beauty look for the night?
I was told to never be afraid to go big. As a performer, make up gives me that extra pop in the spotlight.
And will someone be getting a special kiss on midnight this year?
Why of course. It feels good to know that you have someone in your life who’s down for you. And because of that, he will be getting that special moment.
Angela will be playing with the Gold Coasts All Stars at Chop Shop and 1st Ward on New Year’s Eve. Tickets $125 to $200 and include a drink package from 8PM until 1AM and two dinner options. Buy tickets here.
Want more? Visit GoldCoastAllStars.com for more info on the band.
Still want more? Check out The G&F Procrastinator’s NYE Guide on The G&F Blog.