If you have not seen the show, certainly you have at least heard of the smash television hit 'American Idol' at some point. Well, Tim foust is definitely the next American Idol, just not in the pop genre. Tim Foust is certain to be the next great country music artist. With his good looks and incredible voice, he can make any woman's knees wobble. If you are a fan of the likes of Trace Adkins, you are going to love Tim Foust. His voice is quite similar, with that heart stopping baritone voice so sweet, you could listen to him reading the phone book and not grow weary of it.
Tim Foust was born in Lubbock, Texas, and enjoyed singing and writing his own Country Music Song Lyrics even as a child. While in school, he studied and played extensive classical music, but even after two years of study at Lamar University, he could not shake that music bug. He made the choice to leave college and join an a cappella group out of Minnesota, who toured all over the US. During their tours, they released an album that included Tim's first original song lyrics. Soon after, he left the a cappella group to join a band out of Boston. While he was with the Boston band, he did over 200 shows around the country each year, and was blessed to share the stage with the likes of Kenny Loggins and Gladys Knight.
Tim Foust now lives in Southern California, where he recently released his own debut album that is now available on tunes. Sure, he's handsome and has an amazing voice, but beyond that, he is likely the only country music artist today that can play the piano with extraordinary flair and with a range of 5 octaves in his voice. Absolutely incredible! Tim's music is extremely well written with love, emotion and a bit of witticism. In his debut album, lyrics like, "The other day, I checked my bank account, and I could swear it was the wrong amount..." and "Hey, kid, open up your eyes and try to see the outside world..." leave the heart and the mind wondering what message there is to be enjoyed inside each and every song written.
With a lifetime of musical experience, as well as life experience all over the country touring with two different bands, Tim Foust has assuredly had his fair share of ups and downs. With his innate talent and beautiful way with words, he is sure to reach out to every heart, soul and even the odd funny bone all around the world. Tim Foust is certainly one to watch, as his debut album is sure to be only the first of many in a long and illustrious career entertaining country music fans around the globe. This is a rare opportunity, so do not miss out on your chance to get Tim Foust's first solo album. It is sure to climb in value as his popularity increases and his soft heart and enchanting voice echoes around the world.
Rixa White, an unorthodox artist from the new wave of New Age musicians is the first to promote rebellion over relaxation in this genre, encouraging his listeners to connect with their rebellious part and question the beliefs fearlessly to awaken the inner rebel. His iconic image, a long-haired man in plain white, hiding his face behind a white mask visualizes rebellion against all masks that we wear in life, "One Mask to hide them all". His sensational rebellious music sounds like a revenge against usual soft titles in New Age music and deserves such a new name as "Rebellious New Age".
Listeners are responding more favorably to this new hybrid music that demands their sub-conscious and capture their imagination. But, the question is how dangerious is, asking young listeners with a strong desire toward rebellion to explore new sonic landscapes that promotes rebellion instead of relaxation. Can such a music cause more riots in London or NewYork streets. Many of us have not forgotten the terror and fear on London riot days yet.
Is "What's Real?" album by Silentaria a sensational rebellion or a mystical message?!
Listen to its title track where a sensual breathy female voice says "Nothing is Real" in reply to a robotic mantra questioning "What's Real?". This rebellious music sounds like a revenge against usual soft titles in New Age music.
Many deserted New Age music as its boringness and diluted therapeutic view ruined the epic elemental part of it; however, a new wave of New Age artists is rising from the ashes along with elements of Electronic and Progressive Rock.
This new fusion music is mysterious, sensational and sensual spiritual. It can be called contemporary classical or neo-classical, but I think this new wave deserves such a new name as "Rebellious New Age".
Music stores may continue to put it in "New Age" category, but this aggressive music is definitely not suitable for local health shops anymore. These new artists use computers, synthesizers, samplers and drum machines mixed with natural sounds or sampled acoustic instruments to create complex textures and multi-layered rhythms.
One of the rising stars in this "Rebellious New Age" genre that encourages his listeners to connect with their rebellious part and question the beliefs fearlessly to awaken the inner rebel is Rixa White; the masked man in white behind Silentaria musical project.
As the first New Age artist that promotes rebellion instead of relaxation, he uses his sensual music as a vehicle to encourage doing things outside the rules. He believes persuading a particular constant belief will lead to conformity and obedience.
His fans describe Rixa White music as: a. A conceptual music for people that are self-thought b. Not a gimmick for standard human/sheep that follows the herd c. A great music while drinking wine with a beautiful lady and talking d. A sensual spiritual music that is great to play while watching a fish tank in a dark room
P.S.: Another strange thing about Rixa White, rather than his music is that you cannot find an unmasked photo of him on the net. I searched, but no luck.
Hailed as the "New Boy Wonder of Voice" by the New York Times, the American classical and pop singer Josh Groban"s (full name Joshua Winslow Groban) rise to stardom has been nothing short of spectacular. Born on February 27, 1981 in Los Angeles, Josh Groban had his first brush with stardom at age 17 when he sang the song "All I Ask of You" for the Grammy-winning producer/arranger David Foster in an inauguration event organized by him for the Governor of California, Grey Davis. Shortly after this, during the 1999 Grammy rehearsals, he was asked by Foster to stand in for Andrea Bocelli to sing the song "The Prayer" with none other than Celine Dion herself.
With his mature and versatile lyrical baritone voice, the young and dashing singing sensation became an instant heartthrob of millions of Americans when his multi-platinum debut album Josh Groban, produced by David Foster, was released in 2001, followed by Closer in 2003 and Awake in 2006. Apart from Foster, Josh has worked in close collaboration with famous musicians like Walter Afanasieff, Italian composer Ennio Morricone, Charlotte Church, The Corrs and Eric Mouquet of Deep Forest. Josh has also composed some of his own songs, like the ballad "Remember When It Rained", while working in close association with Eric Mouquet.
Though Josh had been busy with his singing at various events, he wanted to complete his graduation. But within just one year after joining the Carnegie Mellon University, he had to leave when he was offered a recording contract at Warner Bros. Records through Foster"s own 143Records.
Although trained in classical music and musical theater, his music reflects diverse influences, not fitting into a particular mold. When asked what style suits him the most, Groban"s answer was: "People might want to classify me as operatic I suppose, but I won't even be touching Arias for a long time. I want my voice to mature. I hope to look back on my career five or ten years from now and see that I continued to grow as a singer. I would never want to be pigeonholed." In addition to English, he has sung in Italian, French and Spanish, as well. With inspirational and soul-stirring songs like "To Where You Are" (2001) and "You Raise Me Up", Josh established himself in the classical crossover genre. He has also sung the song "For Always" for the soundtrack of "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence" with Lara Fabian and the song "Remember" for the soundtrack of "Troy" with Tanja Tzarovska.
Josh has also appeared in the 2001 season finale of the hit television program Ally McBeal, performing the soulful song "You"re Still You" (from his debut album) at his character's high school prom. The response to this episode was so great that Josh was asked to return to the show and was featured on the holiday episode of Ally McBeal in which he sang "To Where You Are", another track from his new record. Josh also sang "The Prayer" with Charlotte Church at the Closing Ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Apart from these, Josh Groban has performed in numerous charity events along with the likes of Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Robin Williams and Don Henley. His appearance in various television chat shows like the Rosie O"Donnell Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Jay Leno, Larry King Live, 20/20 and The Today Show, among others, further added to his soaring popularity and fan clubs, so much so that his fans have coined a special term "Grobanites" to identify themselves. Long live Josh Groban and long live Grobanites!