Jay Z’s Roc Nation has signed Wardell, a talented summery sounding duo that might give Blue Ivy a run for her inheritance. The indie-folk band is made up of Theo and Sasha Spielberg, children of Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw. Theo, 25 is in charge of instrumentals and Sasha, 23, of vocals. They released the EP “Brother/Sister” earlier this year and are currently preparing their debut album set to be released in 2014.
This news is really no shocker since a pops like Steven Spielberg was bound to produce his own little wonders, but what about other Hollywood offspring? Let’s take a look the musically inclined children of the famous.
Indio Downey, the 20-year-old son of Robert Downey Jr., is the lead singer and guitarist for The Seems, an alternative rock band with a tinge of blues. Last year, the band released its debut single, “Buysexual,” and has been playing live shows throughout LA. Before “The Seems” Indio played with “Dead Henry” until their split in 2011. According to an MTV blog post from 2012, The Seems were “reportedly inking a deal with Warner Bros.” I couldn’t find current news that backed this rumor, but if I were Warner Bros., I would definitely snatch those kids up before Jay Z does.
Chet Haze is the 23-year-old son of Tom Hanks. According to his Facebook page, the aspiring rapper was a theater major at Northwestern University and has been in many films but his calling is music. He is fairly handsome and his voice isn’t half bad, but as a performer he gives off a popular college-party-boy vibe which doesn’t resonate with many. I think he has the right ingredients, perhaps all he needs is some soul searching and a new sound to propel his music career forward.
In 2005 the 23-year-old son of Nicolas Cage and Christina Fulton founded the death-metal group Eyes of Nocturmon for which he did vocals, or more like death growls. When the band split in 2012 he formed Arsh Anubis, a Middle Eastern black metal band, for which he currently does vocals and keyboard under the name Arcane. The band released a demo in 2012 and a full-length album this year.
Back in 2010 Willow, the 12-year-old daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, exploded onto the musical scene with “Whip My Hair” which peaked at No. 11 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Though she hasn’t had much success since then, the young singer has shown that she has musical ability and can be successful in the future, perhaps she just needs sometime to be a kid and then come back in to the music scene with a fresh start.
The 26-year-old daughter of Jim Carrey, sounds like she goes out of her way to not take advantage of her dad’s name. She’s a mom, has worked as a waitress for a couple of years, and last year she even auditioned for “American Idol.” The girl has talent so of course she went onto Hollywood, but was cut after the first round when she delivered a shaky performance. I for one hope to see her as a singer in the future, with some polishing that girl could be a musical star.
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