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Hot New Pop Alert: Role Models (Tony Oller & Malcolm David Kelley)


It's never too early to alert you about a very promising new pop act that's about to burst onto the scene in a mighty, big way. So welcome to the bleeding edge of exciting new pop to meet Role Models. They are the teaming of singer/songwriter Tony Oller and rapper/lyricist Malcolm David Kelley who are currently working with hitmakers Evan "Kidd" Bogart and Emanuel Kiriakou on tracks for their forthcoming debut effort. No new music has been formally shared yet, but something hot and happening is bubbling, and this is a good moment to get in the know.

Both Tony and Malcolm may not be completely new to pop culture aficionados among you. Besides being an accomplishing vocalist, Tony is also a gifted actor who made his small screen debut at age 15 when he was featured in a comedy short program on the Disney Channel. He later also appeared in shows on Lifetime and Nickelodeon, and more recently he starred in the feature film, Beneath The Darkness, alongside Dennis Quaid. Malcolm started his career in acting as well. You may remember him as Walt LLoyd, a recurring character on several seasons of the ABC hit show Lost. He also guested on shows like Saving Grace, Law & Order and My Name Is Earl.

While away from the spotlight of the camera, Tony and Malcolm have joined forced to form (the aptly-titled) Role Models. Recently signed to Columbia Records, it's all systems go for the the young duo to take their music to the next level. There's no new music available for sharing at this time, but make sure to check out the duo's home-made productions to get a few solid clues of what they're capable of.

Watch for example their cover of Jason De Rulo's "Ridin' Solo' and Oller's gutwrenching remake of Adele's "Someone Like You" (which racked up half a million views on YouTube). They also revamped "Champion" that shows off Oller's impressive, pitch-perfect pop vocals and Malcolm's punchy delivery that will give you without a doubt an appetite for more. Follow Role Models on Twitter and tune in to Tony's periodic chat on Stickam to stay in the know about all the latest.

May 15, 2012 | Permalink