Lee's Palace Presents
Alexis Babini, Justin Levinson
529 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON, M5S 1Y5
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 19 and over
Aaron Carter began his music career at age seven, singing lead for the band "Dead End". Two years later he made his first solo appearance when he was nine, opening for the Backstreet Boys at their concert in Berlin Germany, March 1997. The performance was followed by a record contract and, in the fall of 1997, Aaron Carter released his first hit single, "Crush On You".
Being in the spotlight was nothing new to Aaron, born with twin sister Angel, in Tampa, Florida he grew up with two other sisters and an older brother. Aaron's older brother wasn't just any big brother, his just happens to be, Nick Carter of the award winning Backstreet Boys. By 1997 both Aaron and Nick's music careers put them both on their way to super stardom.
His first full-length album Aaron Carter (December 1997) achieved gold status worldwide including countries Norway, Spain, Denmark, Canada and Germany.
On May 18, 1998, Carter released the EP Let The Music Heal Your Soul, a fund-raising project that featured vocals by Carter, *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, and The Moffatts amongst others.
Now signed to JIVE Records, Aaron Carter was released in the United States on June 16, 1998. His sophomore album, Aaron's Party (Sep 26, 2000), was also released in the United States under the Jive Label, achieved triple-platinum status/certification. All of this before Aaron was officially a teenager.
At 13, Carter recorded the album Oh, Aaron (Aug 7, 2001) which featured his first duet recording with brother Nick. Oh, Aaron was accompanied by a video/DVD of the same name (March 26, 2002) which included footage of his 2001 Concert Tour in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, music videos and personal interviews from Carter.
Carter's next album, Another Earthquake (September 3, 2002), was released during the Rock, Rap, and Retro Tour. The album featured the patriotic-themed single "America A O" and ballad "Do You Remember". The Collection Album Most Requested Hits, (November 3, 2003) included tracks from his last three albums as well as a new single, "One Better".
Aaron has won multiple awards over his 14 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.
His Television credits include:
Figure it Out….Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Lizzie McGuire ....Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch ....Himself (1 episode, 2001)
48 Hours Mystery ....Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Liberty's Kids ....Joseph Plumb Martin (2002)(voice)
Family Affair ....Liam Curtis (1 episode, 2003)
7th Heaven ....Harry (2 episodes, 2004)
Penn & Teller: Off the Deep End ....Himself (2005)
House of Carters ....Himself (2006)
His Film Credits include:
Fat Albert….Darren/The Kid (2004)
Ella Enchanted….Lead male vocals in "Somebody to Love" (2004)
PopStar….JD McQueen (2005)
Supercross….Owen Cole (2005)
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With….Marty(2007)
Seussical…JoJo, The Littlest Who (April 2001)
The Fantasticks….Matt (October 2011)
On August 17, 2009 the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) announced that Carter would be joining the cast for season 9 of their primetime reality series, Dancing With The Stars. Aaron and his dance partner Karina Smirnoff became an early fan favorite and finished 5th place in the competition.
Aaron 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.
Claim to Fame
Pop Singer, shot to super stardom at the age of 9, receiving international fame after releasing his first single "Crush On You" from his first album "Aaron Carter".
Alexis Babini is more than just your average singer-songwriter. With an ever-growing catalogue of hook-filled, ready-for-radio songs, a unique voice and a seemingly endless supply of youthful energy and optimism, he's currently positioned to make a major impact on both the Northeast
and national music scenes. And he's determined to do it in a way that's fresh, exciting and uplifting.
In the past year, as an independent artist, Babini toured from Vegas to Nashville, held a residency in Singapore, of all places, and played seven showcases at South by Southwest. And that's in addition to finding song placements on shows like "The Real World", "I Used to Be Fat" and on Xbox Live. To date, he's released two EPs: 2008's Breaking It In and 2010's Paint & Paper, and an eagerly-anticipated debut full-length is brewing on the horizon.
Performer Magazine has described his songwriting as having "powerful, gripping melodies and
simple, yet evocative lyrics… pervasive."
He doesn't want to simply perform a song for his audiences. He wants to get inside their minds
and alter the way they perceive the world. Everyone knows about heartbreak but not everyone is
able to transport the listener exactly where they were when they felt broken.
"Catchy is always the first thing that people notice about my music," admits Babini. "However, I want my next release to grow upon this, so instead of 'Your song is really catchy' I'll hear more of this: 'Your song just gave me goosebumps.'"
With the help of Soundwave Management, he'll continue to write, tour and record, reaching new listeners and taking advantage of every opportunity that presents itself in the coming years. His influences range from classic acts like the Beatles, Tom Petty and Elvis Costello to modern hit-makers like The Script and Sara Barielles.
Music is more than just his passion… it's in his blood too.
"My grandfather Italo Babini is a world renowned cellist," says Babini. "He has played Carnegie Hall, was principal cellist in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and on the side he did session work
for Motown Records. His cello can be heard in the background of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' and numerous other artists such as Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, and the Four Tops."
Love is the main recurring theme that Babini often submerges his writing into, but he also talks about self discovery, hopeless confusion and the age old archetype of "The bigger the struggle, The greater the triumph."
Alexis Babini is a one-of-a-kind performer, and in the coming months, he plans to reach out to asmany listeners as possible in an effort to share his talents and spread his infectious, positive vibes with whomever is willing to give him a listen.
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