2Boys, Sam Verlinden, Joshua Flores “Bringing Hope Through Song”

2boys Help themWith all the calamities that have been happening back to back in the world, the true nature of the human heart reveals again how we share each other’s pain and hurts and truly desire to extend a helping hand.

This week’s tribute article features four of our regularly featured artists.  Marcus and Sondre, better known as 2Boys, Sam Verlinden, and Joshua Flores, who were so moved by the devastation around them, that they have produced and recorded songs to bring messages of hope and encouragement!

I asked 2Boys a little about their new song entitled “Help Them” and they gave me the background of what inspired this particular production.

Marcus explained, “Some of our fans on Facebook requested that we create a song about the tsunami and the devastation in Japan. We were in the middle of working on a new single but really wanted to do this.  So putting the current work aside we asked if someone wanted to try sending some lyrics or just a few thoughts about the event.  A girl in our hometown Nina Vabog actually sent us a text that sparked the inspiration needed to write the lyrics for the song.”

Once the lyrics were on paper Marcus fired up their home studio equipment and made a beat in just one evening of work. Three days later the entire project from conception to the final note was completed just in time to perform live at a special concert appearance.  Their dad told me;

“They perhaps would have been safer to perform one of their other songs but this song had become so meaningful to them that they just could not put it aside and desired to sing it to their fans and to the world!”

2Boy’s desire to help make a small difference, if only raising the spirit of others through their song became more important than putting on a picture perfect performance. “Now that’s dedication” Continue reading “2Boys, Sam Verlinden, Joshua Flores “Bringing Hope Through Song””

Joshua Flores Eleven Year old Wonder!

Joshua Flores

I‘ve had my musical eye on Joshua Flores for some time now but recently spent an hour or so on Joshua’s YouTube Site. I was simply taken back with his beautiful treble voice and extremely diversified singing styles.  He easily mastered everything, Gospel, Country, Pop and even Mariachi which he sang for the first time in Spanish for his Great Grandmothers 100th birthday.  I then trained my eyes on his exceptional talent  for playing the guitar and piano.  I thought to myself, is there anything that this youngster can’t do?  I immediately contacted his dad Nick, who shared the following with me and I wanted to share this with you just as I received it from him.

“Joshua was born on September 13, which is my birthday, too.  He started singing at two years old.  I was in the middle of recording a CD and I had written a song called, “Piece of My Heart”.  I had written it for Joshua and would sing it to him a lot. Then he started to sing it too.  So, when I was recording it, I also recorded a version of Joshua singing the song with me.  He was about 2 ½ years old and he could already sing on pitch and memorize words.  I knew then that he was going to be a singer.”

Joshua’ dad told me; from that time until he was eight years old he would sing around the house and for friends and family.  Joshua’s earliest musical influences were N’Sync and Michael Jackson.  Then as he grew older he started enjoying Maroon 5 and Justin Timberlake, followed by Jonas Brothers, Jessie McCartney and some of Justin Bieber’s music.  While some kids try to do covers on Justin Bieber’s songs they often can’t pull it off!  But I actually like this remix better than the original.  Move over JB you have serious competition waiting in the wings!
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