Founder & CEO, Pogue Entertainment Group
Brielle Pogue is a dynamic vocal instructor, mentor, and founder of Pogue Entertainment Group.
Brielle has over ten years of musical background studies in classical, rhythm & blues, jazz, soul, funk, rock, country & pop. Outside of her training, she has personally trained over 1,000 artists; and her philosophy starts with letting the stage be your platform, not your base.
With personal experiences as a musician, vocalist, songwriter, actress, and producer herself, Brielle specializes in artist development by zoning in on an artists’ individuality. She has worked with many professional artists and executives; and has walked every red carpet from the Teen choice awards to the Grammy’s.
Brielle’s strong combination of vocal theory, technique, and today’s commercial sound and image allow her to be the ideal instructor to assist in drastically transforming any artist. [more]
SONGWRITER | VOCAL PRODUCER
Carla Carter is a Grammy award-winning song writer and vocal producer. Some of the well-known projects and artists she has worked with include:
GUITAR & MUSIC INSTRUCTOR
Guitarist Neil Swanson has a reputation for standing out. This blonde haired, Texas guitar slinger has been recognized for his skills by some of the biggest names in music, including guitar icon Orianthi, Eurythmics co-founder and mega producer Dave Stewart, and even the legendary Steve Vai, to name a few. His mission in life is to continue the legacy of the guitar rock genre. With his own upbeat original music, his live show re-introduces the style and passion of guitar players from the golden age of rock. With powerful riffs, beautiful melodies, and a classic meets modern sound, Neil is carrying the torch for a new generation of guitarists!
Grammy winning guitarist Steve Vai recognized Neil for being one of the top 10 guitar players in the US, winning Guitar Center’s Steve Vai Sessions contest. Neil was then chosen as an opening act for Vai, performing his own original music. [more]
MUSIC PRODUCTION / VOICE / PIANO / SONGWRITING / GUITAR / MUSIC THEORY / UKULELE
Born and raised in the Dallas area, Chris Escarfullery started following his passion for music at a young age. By the time he was earning his degrees in French and Music from Southern Methodist University, Chris had immersed himself in the local music community through wearing many hats as a private lesson instructor, performing musician, backup vocalist, interviewer, assistant recording engineer and pop-up show specialist. Now on his way to completing his Masters in Music Business and Entertainment Industries from University of Miami, Chris wants to help empower his students with the skillsets he has learned up until now as a musician and performer. It’s his belief that learning how to overcome obstacles as a musician, one can overcome obstacles that can arise in life as well.
Madelyn Brene is a sensational vocalist/actress whose smooth soprano vocals intriguingly blend classical styling elements wrapped in soul. Her sound and live performances embody the culmination of funk, hip-hop, jazz, and R&B, with an added flavor that derives from having a voice that is classically trained. Providing a unique sound, Madelyn has managed to create a style of music that is all her own. Her passion for music developed at an early age, leading her to study opera at Southern Methodist University. Realizing she had a gift that could lead her into her making a career of music, Madelyn continues to pursue vocal training beyond her formal studies. Through her training, Madelyn has been able to perfect her craft and sound, being able to effortlessly reach whistle-tone pitches and sultry lower register vocal styles. In addition to her formal training, the songstress has also had the opportunity to learn from many esteemed hand’s on experiences. Having been a featured vocalist for the likes Michelle Williams of “Destiny’s Child”, Kenny Latimore, Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba, Jennifer Holiday, and many more, Madelyn has worked alongside some of the world’s most renowned vocalists. Madelyn performed as the “2nd Lady” in Mozart’s DieZauberflote at the Almafi Coast Music Festival in Naples, Italy. She has also portrayed the roles of “Yvette”, in scenes from Puccini’s La Rondine, and “Carla”, in scenes from Maury Yeston’s, “Nine” at the Vocal Arts Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As one who likes to take creative control, Madelyn has produced numerous themed shows, as well as having organized an East Coast tour to reach fans throughout the country. With a talent and work ethic that is disciplined and very intentional, coupled with her infectious personality, Madelyn has been able to take her artistry to new heights. Currently working on an EP that’s set to be released later this year, Madelyn Brene is certainly an artist who is one to watch.
To keep up with Madelyn’s music, life, and style, be sure to follow her on social media using the handle @MadelynBrene.