KCOU 88.1 FM Presents
Aaron Carter: "The After Party" Tour 2013
Mizzou Forte, Alexander
17 N 9th St
Columbia, MO, 65201-4845
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
AARON CARTER, the youngest male solo artist to have four Top 40 singles, began his music career at age seven. His first full-length album Aaron Carter achieved gold status worldwide and his sophomore album, Aaron's Party, also achieved triple-platinum certification. Next came the albums Oh, Aaron which featured his first duet recording with brother Nick (of The Backstreet Boys) and Another Earthquake, as well as the compilation albums Most Requested Hits, Come Get It: The Very Best of Aaron Carter, and 2 Good 2 B True. Aaron has won multiple awards over his 18 year career including TEEN Choice Awards, Kids Choice Awards, and RTL Young Artist of the Year Award.
In addition to music he has also established himself as an actor in film, television and on Broadway, and is currently starring on Broadway in The Fantasticks, entertaining various film and television offers all while in the studio working on new music and his new album.
Mizzou Forte is the University of Missouri's premier co-ed a cappella group, officially recognized by the University in the spring of 2005.
When founder Michael Chesney began at MU in the fall of 2004, there was no a cappella and nowhere for students to sing outside of the typical choral setting provided by the School of Music. Chesney, along with founding members Caroline Gable and Jenni Hanley, spent his freshman year fixing that. By the spring, they had found five more members, and Mizzou Forte was born.
The group's goal has always been to offer a different sound than anyone in Columbia, Mo. has ever heard before. Made up of people from all majors, Mizzou Forte is an excellent representation of the love for music that exists within the Mizzou community. The membership fluctuates each semester, with approximately 10 to 18 singers at any one time. Mizzou Forte holds auditions in the fall and spring to fill open spaces.
Performances have taken the group to KOMU-TV 8, Olympic swimming qualifiers and other various MU sporting events, the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, Truman State's Whisper in Your Ear, MU's annual Tap Day, various MU graduation ceremonies, ad campaigns for the Missouri State Lottery, the Dance Marathon, Relay for Life, the Shamrock Society, Project Sol Benefit Concert, Dream Outside the Box, Show-Me A Cappella (which has raised thousands of dollars for local childrens charities) and Mizzou Night for the Arts fundraisers.
Alexander Cardinale (Xander) was raised on the central coast in Monterey, CA. He now lives in L.A. where he works as a professional singer, songwriter, producer & actor. He has worked as an actor in Films, TV and Web Shows. Alexander can be seen in his first starring role as "Hank" in Chad Peter's dark comedy "Apocalypse, CA" now available on DVD, Netflix and iTunes.
Alexander has a recording studio located in North Hollywood. There, he and his writing partner/producer, MORGAN TAYLOR REID, write/record Alexander's music. Morgan also produces 7Lions (2101/Universal) Plug-in Stereo (Atlantic) & Shane Harper (AMI/Universal) among others. Morgan has been producing Alexander since they first met at M.I. in 2005.
Recently, Alexander's song "Sick Of Dreaming," was the featured music montage in episodes of One Tree Hill on The CW and ABC's Rookie Blue. Other TV placements include episodes of Ghost Whisperer (CBS), Castle (ABC), Friends With Benefits (NBC) and 90210 (CW). Alexander has also done co-writes (top-line) for other artists.
Last spring Alexander launched his fan pages online. In just a few short months he now has a dedicated following of over 100,000 fans on his Facebook & Twitter pages, alone. (250,000 total weekly fan reach online) He averages 200+ new fans everyday. The word seems to be spreading via electronic grass roots about his music.
This year Alexander WON the USA Songwriting Competition. He showcased @ SXSW 2011 and will again in 2012. He has 5 showcases at SXSW 2012 in Austin, TX. He also showcased at The Indie Music Fest, NAMM, and DRIVEN Music & Art Conference in 2011. He's been a finalist in the national and international competitions Acoustic Live, Amercian Idol Underground, The UK Songwriting Contest and the prestigious International Songwriting Competition (ISC). He was also nominated for Best AAA/Adult Contemporary Artist of 2011 by the HMMA (Hollywood Music in Media Awards). Music Connection Magazine named Alexander Cardinale one of their "HOT 100 UNSIGNED ARTISTS" in the December 2011 issue.
Today, he continues to perform live, establishing his position as an emotionally revealing and talented new artist. He's played live from L.A. to NY, Las Vegas to Florida... and Austin via SXSW.
In the current singer/songwriter renaissance, Alexander Cardinale hopes to stand out with his dense, contagious melodies and honest, poetic lyricism.
Tickets Available at the Door
MINORS: $2 cash surcharge at the door for anyone under the age of 21.
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