Archive for December, 2013

You Tube Music

December 29, 2013

My new favorite music comes from You Tube. There are so many talented people and many of them are getting quite popular online.

Some of the people I follow regularly:
1-King The Kid: They have a really great sound. They do their own music and the covers of others music is great. Ricky Ficcarelli, the drummer also does regular and fun VLOGs. That’s how I started following them. They are into their fans.

2-San Tsui: He has an original album and does a lot of covers. Great voice and a personality that draws you in. Graduating from Harvard doesn’t always mean you’re a businessman or lawyer.

3-Kurt Hugo Schneider: He’s a producer/director of several (including San Tsui) and plays… well, I lost count how many instruments. He has really great ideas for videos.

4-ATC: Against The Current: Chrissy is by far the cutest girl ever and her voice is fantastic and unique.

5-Alex Goot: Everyone must have heard of him by now. He’s kind of like the father of the new You Tube trend. Extremely popular and deservedly so.

6-The Vamps: UK group founded online. Lead singer Brad Simpson is young, but has a great voice, can pull of any song. The bandmates seem like best friends so they’re easy to watch and listen to.

7-The Wanted: OK, not typically a You Tube band, but watch WantedWednesdays. Makes them into real people and it’s just fun to watch.

You Tube is a great platform for talent, sure, but it’s a great platform for fans since the artists are so close with them. I was there when King The Kid started a year ago and I feel like I’m on the journey with them through their music and VLOGs. I think this is true for all the artists and their fans. Their more like extended friends.

Oh, right… keep an eye on Robby Word. He’s new. He’s 16 and has a very mature Harry Connick, Jr. type voice. Only a Christmas song so far, but there is sure to be a lot more coming from him.