Hi my name is Celeste and I'm an Actress, Songwriter and Nashville Recording Artist. Like many kids I started singing in my church and school choirs. It didn't take long for me to realize this is what I wanted to do. So before I knew it, I was putting myself into every Musical and Talent Show I could find. A few years later I found where Radio Disney was holding auditions for a NEW Tween Pop Group called RD7. I auditioned for the group and lucky for me I made it. The year with Radio Disney was Amazing. We opened for Raven, The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus and the Cheetah Girls. It didn't stop there, we also performed an hour long show at the Kelly Clarkson, Addicted To Love Tour.
When Radio Disney came to an end, I decided to start my own group called No Limit. The reason for the name? I wanted to send a message, "That if you work hard, stay true to yourself there is No Limit to what you can do" I would end each show with that statement. I had such a good time with No Limit, we performed in front on thousands each year, including a show on the Aircraft Carrier USS Eisenhower, wow what a treat. It was during my time with No Limit that the group got the attention of Grammy nominee Dave Moody of Elevating Entertainment, hence the movie "No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School" was born and so was my love for acting. Not only was I a singer, choreographer and dancer, now I had become an Actress, and I loved it. I had also become a more of a songwriter...
Coming off the set of "No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School", I had so many emotions in me. I ended up writing 19 songs. Here are a few you may have heard of Handcuffed To Your Heart, Sophisticated Love Song, The Look and Looking In Your Eyes, they're all on my debut CD, "This Is Where I Wanna Be". My song "The Look" actually charted #20 in Germany - Thank You Germany. My music producer? Andrew Lane who I met in LA while attending the School of Pop. Drew is a Multi-Platinum producer with such credits as High School Musical, Hannah Montana, Back Street Boys to name a few. When it came time to record, Drew said "Nashville". After all, it is where music is made.
So, that's kinda the gist of how I got started.
In 2011, I released my debut CD, Gibson Guitars Endorsed my first Promo Tour and Pop Star Magazine has covered the Tour along the way. I Heart Radio, said I was an artist to watch, I've done TV and Radio Appearances, filmed a TV Pilot...
In 2012, my schedule didn't seem to slow down. My music video "The Look" debuted on The Country Network. Due to popular demand, it was put into regular rotation ~ Thanks to everyone who requested "The Look". I was also asked to come to Nashville to host the show "Breaking Out" for The Country Network. The Summer of 2012 I was asked to Headline The Country Pop Rock Tour...and in the fall I teamed up once again with Andrew Lane to record 5 NEW songs, all written by me. The first one to be released will be "Broken Record on February 14, 2013. I have felt so blessed to have these opportunities...
Branden Lee Mendoza is a native Texan born and raised in New Caney Texas, 30 minutes north of
Houston. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather who also was and singer /songwriter, Branden
has been entertaining the people of the Houston area since he was 8 years old. Singing and playing
the guitar, trumpet, harmonica, and drums he has been featured on FOX 26 News in Houston and has
performed at a variety of venues, including Six Flags Over Texas, The Hard Rock Café, and Local Festivals,
Malls and benefit shows.
Branden’s creative style of music is a combination of Pop, Punk and Rock. He is passionate about his
music and has written over 100 songs. Branden has become not only an accomplished singer/song
writer, but also produces much of his own work. Immense dedication to his music and fans has been his
driving force and he looks forward to future ventures and sharing his music with the world.
Branden was asked to join the 1st leg of the Country, Pop, Rock Tour (CPR Tour), where he became a big hit. The CPR
Tour is promoting the theme of “Be A Friend – Not a Bully”. Branden is proud to be one of the Anti-
Bullying Ambassadors and is looking forward to the 2nd leg of the CPR tour in the Summer of 2013.