The Gift Of Music From Lukas Rossi – @LukasRossi
During this holiday season, twitter musicians have united to bring you free music. No strings attached. So enjoy a short interview with these great indie musicians, and then download to your heart’s content!
Meet Lukas Rossi!
Lukas Rossi has proven that his vocal talents reach well beyond the “Mercury meets Buckley” comparisons offered by the general media. His vocal gift spans seven octaves (“and one half note”) from a deep guttural baritone to soaring soprano riffs. His songwriting and stagecraft has gained recognition from the industry as well as the general public.
Lukas has written and performed a remarkable number of songs during his 17 year career. His catalog encompasses a full range of genre from acoustic ballads to heart-wrenching tirades of pain and powerful musical statements about the state of today’s world.
Before 2006, Lukas formed and fronted two bands in Canada. The first was Cleavage (1995-2005) with brothers, Jonathan and Bill Jamieson. In 2005 he partnered with Pulse Ultra’s guitarist, Dominic Cifarelli, and his friend, Jay Cianfrini, to form the band, Rise Electric in Montreal.
Lukas earned a publishing deal with EMI Music Canada in 2004 which covers many of the Cleavage tracks as well as all of the Rise Electric music and other songs recently submitted. Lukas Rossi has co-written and appeared with other wellknown Canadian bands.
While Rise Electric was on hiatus in the spring of 2006, Lukas flew to LA to compete in the popular television show, Rock Star: Supernova, as an audition for a new band comprised of Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Jason Newsted (Metallica), and Gilby Clark (Guns N’ Roses). His selection as lead singer of Rock Star Supernova earned Lukas a world tour of the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
After completing his tour, Lukas returned to LA to begin work on his own solo acoustic act. The Love and Lust EP was released in June 2007 and Lukas took to the road. After road testing dozens of new songs, Lukas decided it was time to form his latest band, Stars Down. On July 1, 2010, Lukas released his first full record since leaving Rock Star Supernova entitled “Hollywood”.
No stranger to the stage and television, Lukas performed live at the 2006 Gemini awards, appeared on (and won) the CBS television series Rock Star: Supernova (9 million viewers in the US, another 9 million worldwide), as well as appearing on Ellen, Regis & Kelly, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, Entertainment Tonight, The Howard Stern Show, and ET Canada.
Lukas is a producer, songwriter, actor, vocal instructor and gives live performance stagecraft instruction. He and his wife Kendra Rossi are also deeply involved in animal rescue, and Lukas is a weekly contributor to InTouch Weekly magazine with his humorous fashion commentary.
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Official Lukas Rossi Website – http://www.lukasrossionline.com/
Lukas Rossi Twitter Account @LukasRossi
Holiday Gift To Our Fans –
“Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy holiday season to all. May this time of year bring us all closer, because the rest of the year hopefully was not entirely dedicated to just you. Everything and everyone around us is or should be dear to us. Love one another. It’s possible.” – Lukas Rossi
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Things you did not know about Lukas Rossi!
1. Name your favorite reindeer and why?
Prancer. He just has an awesome name.
2. What is you favorite Christmas Song?
“I’ll be home for Christmas” – Reminds me of being on the road. Eagerly awaiting to see my wife and our Christmas tree and all my little furry animals 😉
3. Name the top 5 things on your Christmas wish list?
No sickness or disease for anyone in the world. Peace … More love… No greed… No hurt… Next Christmas, so I can have another five wishes.
4. Where can we find your tour dates?
5. Where can we buy more of your music?
iTunes under “Stars Down” and “Lukas Rossi.” I also have downloads on my website
6. What artist are you compared to?
Some say Freddy Mercury and some reference Jeff Buckley, which is a huge compliment. To have a tenth of what those two had would be incredible.
7. What genre does your music fall into?
Beats me. What ever ya’ wanna call it. I would say contempalukastrial, lol. People have names for everything now. It’s like putting people into categories … You cant. We’re all so diverse and different. How can u categorize that?
8. Who inspired you to be a musician?
The song “The Eye of the Tiger ” and Lionel Richie. My Mom used to play him all the time.
9. Name your best moments in 2010.
Having the most appreciative, selfless, hardcore, loving, passionate, real, delicious fans EVER!!!!!!!! Also Being alive and suckin air… xo
10. What do you look forward to the most in 2011?
Looking back on 2010 and having no regrets.
11. What do you want us to know about you?
I’m just like you ..scared ..loving ..an ass.. a lover …a fighter..a mountain of emotions ..afraid to show it. ..too much. …too little ..
12. Are you on Santa’s naughty or nice list?
I’m definitely in the purgatory list file cabinet. I’ve been a naughty naughty naughty …..bad boy, LOL.