Andrew Muccitelli, Singer, Showman, Musician and Performer

Andrew Muccitelli ProfReceiving letters of introduction is just one of the many ways that this site is led to young talented musicians and vocalists. It was my Facebook friend Anthony Berube that led me to a young man with a voice bigger than life itself, and a talent for showmanship that outshines most youngsters his age.

I’m talking about the amazing thirteen year old vocalist and musician Andrew Muccitelli.

After receiving the tip from Anthony, I immediately went to Andrew’s YouTube Site to check out all of his videos.  What I found was truly outstanding and I could not wait to share it with everyone so I posted Andrews’s video shown below on May 20th to Young Artists Global.  I received a few comments all stating how talented Andrew was and it was from those comments that I learned that Andrew had been a participant on X-Factor Season Six.

Andrew Muccitelli Set Fire to the Rain Video

Andrew Muccitelli Music Video

This only increased my determination to learn more about Andrew. Happily, I was able to get in touch with Andrews father, who shared the following  about his extremely talented son.

Andrew at PianoAndrew Muccitelli was born on December 1, 1998 and resides in Westlake Village, CA with his parents. One night, Andrew saw Cher’s Farewell Tour special on TV. He was mesmerized by the lights, Cher’s costumes, and the stage. That is when Andrew first started to love music. He would sing around the house, at friends’ houses, and even in the car.

Until age eight, Andrew would just sing casually. He joined a music school which allowed him to perform at local venues with other students from the school. At Andrew’s first performance, he did covers of songs by Queen. Despite being nervous, when Andrew walked on stage, he felt at home.  For four years, he continued to perform around town with the music school.

At age 10, Andrew decided he wanted to play piano after watching Lady GaGa play some of her songs acoustic.

When Andrew was twelve, Andrew was offered to become the new lead singer of rock band SLATR. Even though the members of SLATR were only 11-13 years old, they were covering bands such as Rush and Led Zeppelin at their shows. They won Shredfest 2011, a battle of the bands, for their performance.

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Jared Cardona South African Vocalist Extraordinaire!

Jared CardonaIn the fall of last year I came across a YouTube site called Puercultura A&R that is owned and maintained by a musician/vocal technique specialist, from South Africa.  At the time he was featuring a number of young student vocalists on his site.  As I began to view several of the videos, I was especially drawn to one young vocalist who I immediately recognized as a diamond in the rough!

When Jared Cardona introduced his first video, a cover of Billy Gilman’s song “One Voice”, I could immediately see that this youngster had both charisma and personality.  He was not a bit shy or timid in his performance and showed no sign of nervousness whatsoever. While maybe not a polished performer yet, Jared’s vocal was pure, clean, and pitch perfect in fact almost angelic like! This alone was a show stopping performance for me.

Jared onevoicevidJared sings cover of Billy Gilman’s “One Voice”. 

This debut video prompted me to leave a complementary comment on his instructors YouTube Site.  I had kind of forgotten about leaving the comment, but then a few weeks later I received a very nice letter inviting me to get in touch with them to learn more about Jared and his amazing natural singing talent.

While Jared’s background does not include a long litany of musical events or life experiences, his story begins uniquely just in the fact that his debut video presently has exceeded Twenty-Six Thousand views.

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