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Rookie On The Rise: Singer Elijah Vanecek You Won't Believe This Kids Voice!

Rookie On The Rise: Singer Elijah Vanecek You Won't Believe This Kids Voice!

Authored By Edgar Mora

Before I met Elijah Vanecek, I was browsing the internet. I came across a video post of this kid dressed in grunge clothing. He was sitting on a bench in front of a local mall in my hometown of Oregon. He was holding a guitar and although hardly anyone was watching him, he started to perform. I almost scrolled past the video, but I figured it may be worth listening too. I pressed play and I knew instantly that this kid needed more than just a park bench to perform, he needs a stage! His voice can put a chill down your back. Everyone deserves a shot, and I believe if we can share Elijah's video to the world, we can make a star out of this kid! I asked Elijah some questions. Here's a little bit more info about this vocal phenom! Be sure to watch the video of him singing below!


Name: Elijah Vanecek

Age: 17 Years Old

Hometown: Estacada, Oregon


Q: How old were you when you started chasing your passion?

Elijah: I started chasing my passion at about 11 years old


Q: Who is your inspiration?

Elijah: I'd have to say my inspiration is a mix of so many amazing musicians, Eddie Vedder, Kurt cobain, Shannon Hoon from blind melon, Layne Stayley, Shaun Morgan....I love Jim Morrison a lot too.


Q: What would you be doing today if you weren't chasing this dream?

Elijah: I'd probably honestly be a very unhappy person. Music saved my life.


Q: When did you realize that you had something worth pursuing?

Elijah:When I first heard a crowd cheer for me, it felt like nothing I'd ever felt, I felt at home. And that's when I realized "Why the hell would I want to do a job that I hate, that I don't enjoy, when I could be doing this, a job, that I love."


Q: What drives you to get up and rise to the next level?

Elijah: My main goal, the thought that I can actually do this and succeed, it drives me to work hard as I can to being better than I was the day before.


Q: If you could send a message to everyone, what would it be?

Elijah: The message I would send to everyone is this, "never give up, never ever forget that you can achieve anything

you need, or you want. You deserve to be happy. Work hard to get there"


Q: What's your favorite motivational quote?  

Elijah: I'd say "I'd rather be hated for who I am then loved for who I'm not"- Kurt cobain


Q: What advice would you give to someone that's pursuing a similar journey like yourself?  

Elijah: Never give up and love yourself. Love everything about you, and love your fans. They are the most important part of everything. And always be thankful for what you have.


Q: Have you reached the ceiling with this, or is this a ladder that doesn't end? What are your plans from this point on?

Elijah: There is no ceiling, your always climbing. No matter how easy or hard that climb may be. It never ends. I do think that I'm doing well, and I'd love to keep climbing.


Q: What does Rookie Rise mean to you, how can you relate to the movement behind the brand?

Elijah: Rookie rise, To me it means that I'm working to get my popularity up. My music getting out there, and my music hopefully Changing someone's life for the better.



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