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Band Series, Part 3 ~ Introducing David Archuleta’s Band

Posted by bebereader on Thursday, May 19, 2011

Guitarist, Brian Green

We’ve already learned about two of David’s new band members; keyboardist Mark Nilan Jr and percussionist Steven Robinson. Each, with his unique abilities and background brings something special to the mix to complement David’s voice.

Next up is Brian Green, an accomplished guitarist/composer with an impressive resume. I contacted Brian on facebook (he’s not on Twitter) and asked him for updated biographical information for this article. He immediately and good-naturedly responded with a link to his website. His music stretches to many genres including jazz, pop, ambient, Brazilian and groove music.


What is groove music? According to Wikipedia:

“Groove is the sense of propulsive rhythmic “feel” or sense of “swing” created by the interaction of the music played by a band’s rhythm section (drums, electric bass or double bass, guitar, and keyboards). Groove is a consideration in genres such as salsa, funk, rock, fusion, and soul. The word is often used to describe the aspect of certain music that makes one want to move, dance, or “groove”.

Hailing from and residing in Los Angeles, California, Brian first picked up a guitar when he was just eight years old, to impress a girl he liked in grade school.  He credits rocker Eddie Van Halen as his earliest influence but later became interested in jazz when he was in high school. In 2000 he was a Spotlight Award finalist, giving him the opportunity to perform at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with renowned pianist Gerald Clayton.  In 2001 he was honored as a Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellow and selected to participate in the 2001 Grammy Band.

Brian was accepted to the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California in 2002, where he studied jazz and classical music and began a degree in Studio Jazz Guitar. In 2004 he worked with and recorded for producer David Foster as a featured soloist on Michael Buble’s hit single “Home”.  Then Warner Brothers approached him to play with Michael Buble on a tour around the world for a year and a half. After the Buble tour, he concentrated on completing his degree at USC and on being a composer and artist. He graduated with honors in 2007, the same year he recorded his debut album of all original jazz music, “Scenic Route”.

“The disc is fantastic for relaxing at home but the music is at its best live, where, in the tradition of jazz, Green and his band create plenty of improvised solos and experimental melodies. His is a modern jazz, often eschewing the piano but making use of other tools such as looping pedals to lay down melodies live and solo over them.” ~from Brian Green’s myspace page

“I always prefer playing live shows. Something can be lost in jazz that is too studied. Sometimes it’s better to create a vibe for the audience, an aesthetic. That’s what I try to do with my music…
I want to make a fun environment for everyone so that they can relate to me, the performer, without needing extensive knowledge of the history of jazz.” ~Brian Green

Brian and Steven accompanied David to the Invisible Children event  in Nashvile last month. We were treated to a new acoustic guitar-driven “Crush” that gave the song new depth.

credit JR

Since October 2010, Brian has been singing vocals and playing lead guitar for his own jazz/pop/indie band, Montë Mar. He credits The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Johnny Marr, Milton Nascimento and Radiohead as the band’s major influences. With music that grooves, improvised solos and experimental melodies, Brian’s skills and experience make him perfectly suited for David’s band.

The versatility of David’s new band is exciting and I can’t wait to hear them meld their sounds together and get their “groove” on!


Click on pic above to go to Brian’s Facebook page.

125 Responses to “Band Series, Part 3 ~ Introducing David Archuleta’s Band”

  1. emmegirl said

    I am so excited about this band. Brian, another accomplished, multi-faceted musician. Absolutely loved what we heard from him in Nashville, extremely talented. Loved the new feel he brought especially to Crush and TOSOD. This is gonna be sooo goood!

    bebe, “I also noticed a new maturity in his expressions. More character to his face, more depth to his smile. It’s a beautiful evolution”…you described perfectly what I was seeing but couldn’t put into words.

  2. skydancer1x said

    I am with Emmegirl, “I am so excited about this band”

    Bebe “With music that grooves, improvised solos and experimental melodies, Brian’s skills and experience make him perfectly suited for David’s band.”

    I loved what we saw in Nashville from both Brian, and Steven.Crush sounded amazing! and on all the songs they played that night, they truly played to David’s voice, the key instrument on that stage and I absolutely loved that.POTC…need I say more.

    “His music stretches to many genres including jazz, pop, ambient, Brazilian and groove music.”
    woo hoo! I say welcome Brian!♥ ready for some groovitude!

  3. Dayzee said

    Bebe you do a great job of feeding our curiosity about David’s band members. Thank you for all you do to bring more David “stuff” to us. I really like that every article about the band members begins with a pic of David. That is how it should be. David first.

    The Nashville was far and away my favorite rendition of Crush. This version was more adult, grown-up. It’s as if as David moves into a more mature stage of life he brings his music along with him. Different than some older performers who still sing their teenage songs in the same old style.

    Cannot wait to see and hear the fruits of all these labors. Yayyy!! Here it comes!!
    Look out!!

  4. Dayzee said

    OMG David’s home. “Back in Utah”. And I will be seeing him tomorrow. WooHoo!!

  5. skydancer1x said

    perhaps we’ll get another vlog, from home tonite? Maybe? hoping…
    Lucky you Dayzee! :)

  6. bebereader said

    Emmegirl,
    As I learn about the new band members, it’s apparent that they all have great skills and were hand-picked for the job. At the Nashville event, we only got to hear Steven and Brian perform and I was impressed at how they were careful to let David’s voice be front and center. I hope this continues when the whole band gets together!

    Sky,
    I’m with you! Best “Crush” e-ver!

    Dayzee,
    You’re going to the Utah Entertainer & Choice Awards?! So lucky!! Details please, when you return!

    “This version was more adult, grown-up. It’s as if as David moves into a more mature stage of life he brings his music along with him.”

    I agree. I see it in the way he sings “My Hands” now, too.

  7. KimmieDavid said

    Hot diggity dog! I am looking forward to all of this that is going to happen in the near future. Or, at least, I hope that is going to happen. I think David’s band is in tune with him. And a little more of his age as well. I think that connection makes things go a little smoother. :)

  8. bebereader said

    More pics from the Dodgers Game!

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    Source: http://david-daily.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=468&page=1

  9. betsy said

    Thanks Bebe, for the information on Brian. I didn’t really know anything about him. Love that he likes live shows.
    And is into different types of music.

    Sidenote: Beautiful pictures. :)

  10. bebereader said

    #7KimmieDavid,

    Thanks for your comment. You may be right about the similar ages. I’m sure it adds to the rapport of the band.

    Betsy,

    You’re welcome. I love doing the research and bringing it here to share.

    David tweets:

    R.I.P. Conditioner the fish. 2005-2011.
    12 minutes ago via txt

  11. MT said

    Bebe: Lots of great info there on Brian. Sounds like he’s another great addition to the band. Like the idea of some Groove music. Maybe David will start grooving more on stage. :)

    And, awwww, poor Conditioner. :( But, wow, isn’t 6 years a long time to to have a fish?

  12. Dakgal said

    MT— “And, awwww, poor Conditioner. :( But, wow, isn’t 6 years a long time to to have a fish?”

    Well I’m just nosy enough to ask Google–sounds like 5 years is the average , depending on what type of fish he/she was. It said goldfish can last decades.

    I often wished David in his vlogs would talk about his fish and Teddy ( wonder if he’s still around) only time he mentioned him was when he went AWOL. 8)

    Thanks Bebe for the info on the guitar player–all I can say is I like what my ears hear!

  13. Abrra said

    Thanks! Bebe for digging up the information on Brian Green. I took a peek at his facebook pictures and he seems to have a lot in common with David. Playing at concerts, traveling all over the world and eating on the run as much as he can!

    Loving the new Dodger pics.I sent one to my BFF and she replied back “There is no guile in that face!” Its only a matter of time for her now :)

    Dayzee

    Sneak a pic of David for us? Plueeezze?

    Abrra

  14. Heidijoy said

    Thanks Bebe for your research and article on Brian. Great background and experience. Thanks also for the new pictures.

    Sad about Conditioner!

  15. emmegirl said

    Listened to the Nashville Crush half dozen times today…is now my favorite Crush. Such a cool vibe with that arrangement. And that ending, oh yeah! (did ya hear the screams)

    And the POC, the deep tone of his voice. I dare say, it might be my new favorite too. Every time I listen I get a fluttering in my stomach.

    Based on our family’s fish experiences Conditioner was a fish centenarian.

  16. Abrra said

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    R.I.P. Conditioner

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    Abrra

  17. Tawna21 said

    Great, awesome, informative article bebe. David ♥ + ‘The Band’♥ = pure music ♪♫♪
    and amazing entertainment. That, then, creates happy, smiling fans. :) :)

    I’m trying to quietly and patiently wait for July 2nd.

    Dayzee–have more fun than the law allows tomorrow night!! I should have tried to get there, but life is too real for me right now. :( Puh-leeezze sneak pictures for us. You can do it–you’re small enough they won’t even see you. ;)

    Tawna

    ps–I was thinking about Conditioner (RIP) for some reason just a couple of days ago and wondering about him/her. I ponder on the nonsensical things in life.

  18. djafan said

    Bebe,

    This is a guitarist. Someone with substantial talent and versatility, someone with his background chose to audition for David also tells me that he recognized the opportunity to work with someone of David’s caliber. I was so impressed with him at the Invisible children event, David led and the guitar followed embracing the sound of David’s voice, just beautiful.

    Twitter has gone nuts with the RIP tweet of Conditioner,

    @davidarchie

    R.I.P. Conditioner the fish. 2005-2011. about 5 hours ago via txt

    mjsbigblog

    Aw. Condolences RT @DavidArchie: R.I.P. Conditioner the fish. 2005-2011.

    MmiIRrIiaAmMx3

    @DavidArchie every song I sing tonight is in memory of Conditioner :_) I’ll ask my choir to pay some respect to him during our prayer circle.
    1 minute ago

    Rickey

    NOOOO! NOT Conditioner!!!!! RT @DavidArchie R.I.P. Conditioner the fish. 2005-2011.
    2 minutes ago

    PopCityLife Pop City Life

    RIP Conditioner! Beloved fish of @DavidArchie and his fans everywhere. http://bit.ly/lZEWtN

    billboardcritic Dee Windt

    #sometimsyouhaveto just let these @DavidArchie fans have there way #RIPConditioner

  19. emmegirl said

    thanks dja, Conditioner was much loved, lol!

    ***9 more daaaaays!***

  20. emmegirl said

    Speaking of Billboard, for those so inclined:

    http://www.billboard.com/features/Billboard-Music-Awards-Fan-Favorite-Award-1005174942.story?page=3#/../../features/billboard-music-awards-fan-favorite-award-1005174942.story?page=2

  21. djafan said

    Writing in his name Emmegirl!!!! It ends tomorrow if anyone wants to join in. This one actually earns him an award at the billboard awards show on the 22nd, Monday. See below.

    When the Billboard Music Awards are handed out in Las Vegas on May 22, there’s one trophy that will stand apart all the others – and that’s because the decision of who gets it is entirely up to you.

    The first-ever Billboard.com Fan Favorite Award will be presented to the musician who receives the most votes in our exclusive Billboard.com readers poll. There’ll be no chart statistics, airplay data or ticket sales influencing this decision. Your vote and your vote alone will decide the winner!

    The poll will be open from Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 20. The winner will be announced on May 22 at the Billboard Music Awards between 10pm – 11pm. Catch it only on ABC.

  22. davidstopsmyaging said

    Great article, Bebe. Brian seems so talented—and cute, too :). Nobody is more talented or better looking than David, though. But, all these band members are going to compliment David so well. I’m excited—can’t wait.

    I’m feeling a little irked right now. Why do they have some Spanish singing group on Idol tonight, and not David who is so far above and beyond these guys—especially when he sings in Spanish with that lovely accent of his?!?

    Just don’t get it. Que dumbo!!

    I miss David so much on Idol.

  23. Shawna said

    I am loving these articles about the band members, Bebe!! Thanks so much:) I bet David just is in heaven with this group he has assembled to be HIS band!! They are all do talented, just like him:)))))

    Dayzee, hope to see you tomorrow night!!!

    Loved all the twitter buzz today after David Tweeted about “Conditioner”! So funny, they even tried to trend #ripconditioner!

    L

  24. Shawna said

    See all the errors above! This is why I don’t do this from my phone much!

  25. bebereader said

    MT#11 Hoping for some onstage “grooving” too. ;)

    Dak#12 “…I like what my ears hear!” <<This!

    HeidiJoy#14 My pleasure!

    Tawna#17 Happy smiley fans. :D :D :D That's us! LOL

    Davidstopsmyaging#22 I don't get it either. Maybe something to do with David leaving Jive? That's all I can think of. For now.

    Shawna#23 We don't care about silly typos so post away! We miss you here!

    Thank you all for your comments. It was fun to research David's new band members. Watch for the final article in the series next week.

    To all those going to tomorrow's event in Utah, including Dayzee, Shawna and Pattirae, have a blast!

    Going to vote on Billboard.com now.
    http://www.billboard.com/features/Billboard-Music-Awards-Fan-Favorite-Award-1005174942.story?page=3#/../../features/billboard-music-awards-fan-favorite-award-1005174942.story?page=2

  26. kaycee said

    Thanks for another great article, Bebe. I’m so excited about this talented group of musicians working with David. I am very impressed with their experience, their training, their versatility…and their desire to work with David. As Djafan said, they “recognized the opportunity to work with someone of David’s caliber.” I just know amazing things are going to happen!

    I too loved the way Brian played POTC with David’s voice front and center–just beautiful. Emmegirl, I totally get what you’re talking about: “Every time I listen I get a fluttering in my stomach.”

    Sky: “ready for some groovitude?” Yes, I am!

  27. Dakgal said

    Abs #16—That’s the fastest I’ve ever gone from laughing — to—- Awwwww how sad and sweet—in my life! You are a pip-eroo! (new word).

    All those going tomorrow night–remember to take your ninja moves. And HAVE A GREAT TIME!! Lucky ducks.

  28. SandyBeaches said

    Bebe, it sounds great to me for David to have such an accomplished musician as Brian Green working with him.

    Of course I am enjoying the connections of Brian with David Foster and Michael Buble and now with David. I feel 100 percent hapoy for David when I see the musicians that David has in his company. In talking about mentors I would take a guess that Brian could be just that for David. The entire group of band members will make awesome music and just ’8′ days until they are on a stage.

    SB

  29. FG said

    Thanks for this series! So far the new band seems beyond awesome! Words cannot express my excitement abt Myrtle Beach, even tho I will not be there. I feel like we will see the beginning of a new chapter in his story. I am humbled and honored to have this opportunity.

  30. emmegirl said

    Shawna, nice to see you.

    #22 This is how I understand it. If it’s not accurate I hope someone corrects the misinformation.

    Jive is part of 19 Entertainment, which is also linked with CKX, which owns proprietary rights to the Idol and So You Think You Can Dance television brands – so unless he signs with another label under Sony/19 Entertainment, I seriously doubt we will be seeing him on either of those shows. They pretty much promote only their artists, unless they are mega huge (ex. Lady Gaga), then everybody wants them for ratings.

  31. MT said

    12. Dak: “Well I’m just nosy enough to ask Google–”

    I LOLed at this. Thanks for checking it out!

    For anyone voting in the Billboard poll, a tip, since it’s a pain to go from page to page to page getting back to it. (at least on my slow computer it is) I bookmarked the voting page. So, once I vote and know it’s counted, I hit the bookmark to go directly back to the voting page.

  32. SandyBeaches said

    Emmegirl…even if it is true, to me that’s OK. AI is just another reality show but not reality at all. The show Is not finding stars anymore like Jennifer Hudson or Carrie Underwoood or David Archuleta. I used to like the Ford commercials but even those have list their fun so who knows the future of the show anyway.

    The further away that David gets from that ancient term “runner up” the better. I believe that his break Is a severance from all of that. every time he is announced he us classified as that. Everyone appreciates the start that recognizes a talent but you don’t have to wear it around your neck forever and when you go through their system that is what happens.

    This became a rather lengthy comment but thanks Emmegirl for finding that.

    SB

  33. djafan said

    Good Morning!

    MT, great tip, going much faster. Vote if you can!

    http://www.billboard.com/features/Billboard-Music-Awards-Fan-Favorite-Award-1005174942.story?page=3#/../../features/billboard-music-awards-fan-favorite-award-1005174942.story?page=2

    SB, Oh the excitement :)

  34. Blueberry Ice said

    Bebe; Thank you for another enjoyable write up! How apropos for David, who has such a wide range of musical tastes, to bring together a talented multi-cultural band of “musical languages” to further broaden his experience, stimulate creative ideas and possibly develop new sounds. I love how David is not confining himself to one “language”. It seems that he is evolving and maturing in his musical development and I can’t wait to hear what culminates from this creative endeavor! Getting excited for MB concert!

    Emmegirl; Djafan; MT; Thanks for the Billboard link and tip … voting when possible.

  35. skydancer1x said

    just stopping in to add my “RIP Conditioner.” Bummer.
    (Why do I picture him having a good sendoff from the Archuleta household?)
    We had a few things in commom Conditioner.In fish years,you had some years on ya,like me.
    I too have listened to David”under water” before.Still a sweet sound, probably had alot to do with your longevity.It certainly is helping us humans. : )

    16. Abrra..lovely tribute.:)

  36. Angelica said

    Bebe,

    Thanks for another great entry in your band series. David’s new guitarist, Brian Green sounds incredibly gifted and wise. I am loving the sound of this..

    “Groove is the sense of propulsive rhythmic “feel” or sense of “swing” created by the interaction of the music played by a band’s rhythm section (drums, electric bass or double bass, guitar, and keyboards). Groove is a consideration in genres such as salsa, funk, rock, fusion, and soul. The word is often used to describe the aspect of certain music that makes one want to move, dance, or “groove”.

    I loved the new vibe from the Invisible Children show. There was something so organic and irresistible. Bongo thumping, guitar thrumming, and David, feeling that rhythm and answering it in some of his moves on stage. I like that Brian understands that playing a live show is something dynamic and spontaneous. I think David will be much more open to improvising and letting the music move him vocally and physically. He shows this in GGTT…organic motion, especially in the hands that seem to almost interpret the music he feels. Subtle groove that moves into a wailing, knee raised hunderdown as the intensity grows. This song as David does it is unrecognizable from the original version by Beddingfield. He owns it now and if this is the direction this band and him are going, my friends…I think we’ve had it.

  37. MT said

    35. Why does that video make me smile so hard? All the way through? lol Love that Yeeea..aahhhh,at 2:49.

    Groovitude!! Yup!

  38. Angelica said

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    I hope everyone who is going tonight has an awesome time, Patty, Shawna, Dayzee, you know who you are! You know the drill. Have fun. Obtain photos of target and upload memories into photographic memory device. Get video and dispatch to ground troops in field asap. Good luck and Godspeed.

  39. Dakgal said

    Haha Angelica- they will be banished to outer Siberia if they don’t know the drill. The poster doesn’t give a starting time–but they do mention dinner–hope they eat early! Like right NOW! Cause I’m sitting here on pins and needles for a tweet– a picture–anything!

    Eight days– count ‘em eight days until D-DAY. My feet are starting to twitch.

  40. Angelica said

    SB,

    Comment #32. I released it from spam this morning but just now found it still pending approval which I did. Sorry.

    Bad, bad, WordPress!

  41. Abrra said

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    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

  42. bebereader said

    Kaycee#26 I’m impressed with them too. I’m also impressed with David for choosing such a capable group.

    SandyBeaches#28 When I learned about Brian’s connection with David Foster I immediately thought of you! :)

    FG#29 MB=8 days and counting!

    Emmegirl#30 Your assessment of Jive/19/AI makes perfect sense to me. As much as I would have loved David to be on Idol this season, to give up an appearance on AI and be free of the restraints of a label is not a bad price to pay IMO.

    Blueberry Ice#33

    “How apropos for David, who has such a wide range of musical tastes, to bring together a talented multi-cultural band of “musical languages” to further broaden his experience, stimulate creative ideas and possibly develop new sounds.” We got a hint of those new sounds at IC Nashvile, more like a tease. Praying for good video from SOF.

    Sky#34 This bears repeating in case anyone missed it!

    “We had a few things in common Conditioner. In fish years,you had some years on ya, like me. I too have listened to David”under water”before. Still a sweet sound, probably had alot to do with your longevity. It certainly is helping us humans. : )” <<<< Loved this! :D

    David on red carpet tonight!

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    David and Shawn Bradley
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    (Shawna’s tweet: Shawn Bradley is a 7’6″ basketball player!!!)

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    David and Debbie Gibson
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  43. emmegirl said

    Angelica, “This song as David does it is unrecognizable from the original version by Beddingfield. He owns it now..”. It has been my most played song since he performed it.

    Thanks bebe, that pic of him and Bradley is hilarious!

  44. Silverfox said

    Just dreaming out loud…wouldn’t it be wonderful if David surprised with an award at the Utah E&C Awards show tonight??

    I’m not familiar with the “arts” in Utah but David has brought so much recognition to the state in the last three years. I never gave Utah a second thought before David. Yet I have traveled to Utah a few times just to see David perform. He has brought many people & revenue to Utah who never would have visited the state.

    I think he should be GETTING an award, not presenting one. :D

  45. bebereader said

    pamtim
    He was in the VIP room for minute – until he saw us!!! Haha

    judyw65
    Got to say “Hi!” and give a quick wave to @DavidArchie as he was whisked away off the red carpet! 13 minutes ago

    @pattycake24: Eating dinner, david hanging out in the Xfinity Lounge 10 minutes ago via TweetDeck

    mdale96
    @EClareFan123 and for some reason, I think Archuleta sings better now then he did on idol… 21 minutes ago

    pamtim
    @claudiacb I guess he’s back in the VIP room!

    Mary Marylee_DAangel
    @pamtim Tell him we think he’s fabulous! haha…I dare you! lol

    Becca_Cali
    @pamtim ask him what he award he is presenting? 5 minutes ago

    @SavannahOstler: Just met David Archuleta! He is really nice.
    7 minutes ago

    Shell_eeeyyy
    He’s so sweet!!! Gahhhhhhhhh 14 minutes ago

    @momJulee: David is hobnobbing 2 feet from me.
    20 minutes ago

  46. Dakgal said

    OH. Silverfox—you are so right!!

    Wouldn’t that be just a kick in the pants!

    A good kick

  47. bebereader said

    Totally agree with Silverfox!

    @momJulee: David is hobnobbing 2 feet from me. 20 minutes ago

    pamtim: He’s standing right by our table! He literally ran out to hear the Osmond 2nd Generation song the NA!!! 20 minutes ago

    northernangel1
    I thought David might bring his mom, unless she’s performing tonight. 21 minutes ago

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    Can you find David? ;)

  48. Tawna21 said

    SF #44—You are sooo right! Utah is a great state, and I love being counted in it’s population. David has been good for this state. Sadly, I feel bad that the radio stations haven’t shown him more love and support. But, it’s obvious that the fans don’t need radio play to continue our support for David. WE LOVE HIM. Thank you for visiting The Beehive State, and please come back for more. :) And I hope you are right about the awards tonight…there definitely needs to be one for David.

    Tawna

  49. emmegirl said

    Still watching GGTT video. Giggling at the major fangirling going on around the 1:55 to 2:20 mark. Don’t notice it so much on CD in my car but can really here it through earbuds. :)

  50. emmegirl said

    Good grief, “hear” not “here”

  51. Angelica said

    SF,

    You are so right. He should definitely be receiving an award instead of just presenting. There should be an award for the entertainer who has brought the most tourism and revenue into the state of Utah. :)

    Bebe#47,

    Can you find David? ;) (you ask) duh…you know you have IT when you stand out in a crowded room with your back to the camera. 8)

  52. bebereader said

    Angelica #51 So you found him? haha

    ItsCaarly
    Aww david is gorgeous tonight! ♥ 31 minutes ago via web

    CanadianArchie
    @Shell_eeeyyy tell David that his twitter fans would like to see a pic of him tonight. 34 minutes ago via web

    Shell_eeeyyy
    I can’t find him now! Next time I see him I’ll ask if I can’t take a pic for you guys! 34 minutes ago

    rarchiefan
    @SusanFOD Did you get to talk with him? about 1 hour ago

    Shell_eeeyyy
    He said hi Shelley how are you? Ahhhh I gave him a card I got him!!

    NanDeeAy: Got to chat with David and meet Lupe and Grandpa Mayorga in the VIP room 3 minutes ago

    Becca_Cali
    They are there even though they know he is not singing. He is more than a singer to the fans. We love him because he is classy,caring, funny

  53. Silverfox said

    I wonder who accompanied David to the show? The fans who are there have not mentioned seeing anyone from his family.

    Maybe they’re hiding backstage until David is presented with the “Contribution to The Arts” award!!! The winner is TBA. Maybe it’s David!

    OK…I’m going overboard. But he deserves an award!!

  54. Silverfox said

    OH!! Mom & Grampa are there with David. :)

  55. bebereader said

    Another pic from the AI Tenth Anniversary Event:

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  56. Gayle122890 said

    David in black jacket and tie-Woah! Does he stand out??? He’s only the most gorgeous thing in that whole place.

    davidstopsmyaging #22: “Que Dumbo!” is right. It would help the ratings. I don’t care to watch AI unless David makes an appearance on it.

    SB, just read your comment on 32. You must have read my mind! I was about to write something similar. I think the farthest he stays from that show the better. David is such a unique artist. We’re witnessing at this time the beginning of his development and evolution. The Great David Archuleta will be something magnificently wonderful at the point of his full potential. He will eventually shed this AI tag (Or whatever you want to call it. Sorry, I’m not good with words.)and the sooner that happens, the better. I don’t like hearing him being introduced as “American Idol runner up”. I know David likes watching the show and keeps up with what’s going on there. He’s bound to be interested in other singers and in whatever talent may come out of there. I appreciate the opportunities and the doors that were opened for him because of AI, but I feel that that whole thing needs to be shed already. An I don’t care what anybody says, no one from that show has ever or will ever make such an impression as David has made on people. In their lives, even! I know he has made a difference in my life. For which I will be eternally grateful. Sorry, just my ramblings and thoughts.

  57. Dakgal said

    Angelica # 51—I spotted him right away too ;)

    His back(oh that hair)stands out more than that 8′ 12″guy 8O

  58. bebereader said

    David tweets:

    Wow I forgot how awesome Utah sunsets are.
    23 minutes ago

  59. bebereader said

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    Short interview with David from KSL at this link:

    http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=15632636

  60. skydancer1x said

    YEA!so wonderful to come home to all these pics of the event in Utah:)
    38.Angelica, you are a hoot!:)haha
    that pic of David with S.Bradley is so cute. At first glance I thought D was sitting down. guess not. ROFL! :)
    SF, he should definitely be receiving an award tonite!

    He looks so handsome♥ *sigh*

    aww,that last pic of the AI tenth anniversary event…David’s got all the women sitting around him♥
    Syesha,Pia,Shontelle, Diana,Kimberly♥

    thanks for posting all these pics Bebe.♥♥ :)

  61. Silverfox said

    Didn’t David stay for the M&G?

    Was hoping for more pictures! :(

    Especially since they gave David’s award to some guy named Jimmer…what kind of name is Jimmer anyway? Anyway, looks like everyone there got “Jimmered” tonight. I’m sure momjulee was ecstatic! She’s one of his biggest fans. :)

    Oh well…

    Anyway..7 days & counting down!!

  62. SandyBeaches said

    Tonight is one more reason I am pleased that David is moving on and in the direction that he has chosen. Correct me if I am wrong but the sensation of this year’s MoTab Christmas performances was David. He brought many more thousands to the concert or at least around 500,000 more applied for tickets. For the first time, there were standing ovations in places in the concerts that were never there before. People could not contain themselves. The choir’s reputation is worldwide and I could go on forever but I won’t.

    So again correct me if I am incorrect but David flew from LA to SLC to present an award and he did not even get asked to sing???

    LA is looking better all the time…

    SB

  63. kaycee said

    SB, if I’m not mistaken, he was not allowed to sing due to do his contract with SOF.

  64. skydancer1x said

    61.SF. I am laughing out loud at your comment, and I don’t even know why because I have never heard of a Jimmer!haha who is he?

    62.So again correct me if I am incorrect but David flew from LA to SLC to present an award and he did not even get asked to sing???
    LA is looking better all the time…

    S.B. really, I don’t get it either. Hope David at least got his RT airfare paid for.Hope he has a good visit with his family anyway.

  65. SandyBeaches said

    When it comes to David, fair play has become distant. He has changed the lives of people all over the world who only know his voice, as the voice of music. People can remember by the many thousands the night that he first sang ‘Imagine’ and what it did for them and does for others. He has fans all over the world and each one of them lives with the same passions for his music. Just ask Yoko Ono or Priscilla Presley how they feel about his music.

    Well, the good thing is that we are here for him and it does matter.

    SB

  66. skydancer1x said

    thanks kaycee…SOF? what’s that?

  67. SandyBeaches said

    Yes Sky, good thought what is SOF?

    SB

  68. kaycee said

    SOF=Stadium of Fire

    Jimmer Fredette played basketbal in Utah for Brigham Young University. Amazing player. He was the leading scorer in NCAA Division I.

  69. bebereader said

    I hear you SF and SB and I agree.

    “It’s really nice to be able to come home and to be able to be a part of this just because it’s something that is recognizing local talent,” Archuleta said. “I just love getting to support my hometown.”

    Time for your hometown to support you, too, David.

  70. SandyBeaches said

    Kaycee…Is that a possibility that David is performing for 1/2 hour for SOF in July and he is not allowed to perform anywhere else in Utah before that? Wow, must be big bucks in that if he can not even sing one song at an awards show…

    SB

  71. Angelica said

    Twitter…

    David randomly singing “the best is yet to come”. SusanFOD

    He sang and Nancy got it on tape. One line. Momjulee

    sigh…he sang one line of Sinatra. %&grr*so^#%@#!

  72. Silverfox said

    “Jimmer” is a BYU Basketball player, not even from Utah..hmmm?

    SOF = Stadium of Fire

    Why would that make a difference? He’s not the headliner.

    Jus’ sayin…

    Oh yeah…7 days & counting. :D

  73. bebereader said

    Even if he couldn’t sing, he still deserved to be recognized for all he has done for the state of Utah.

  74. kaycee said

    Bebe–totally agree!

    I read somewhere that his contract states that he cannot perform in Utah within 60 days of SOF…or something like that. Not sure where I read it, or if it was even based on facts.

  75. SandyBeaches said

    This I will say, that sometimes one is not supported and believed in in whatever you do as widely and strongly at home as you are far away. You know who loves him on the other side of the world and who will have bodyguards waiting for him when he arrives…

    SB

  76. skydancer1x said

    SB, you took the words right outta me mouth! That is a rather strange stipulation to put in a contract for a July appearance, imo.

    thanks Kaycee. Stadium of Fire. (me, DUH)

    72.sigh…he sang one line of Sinatra. %&grr*so^#%@#!
    haha, Angelica…think abrra can make a 5 minute mp3 of that for unplugged? eeeek!

    59.Bebe, love that pic of David… looks like he has a 5′oclock shadow.:)

  77. bebereader said

    Gayle#56

    “I don’t like hearing him being introduced as “American Idol runner up”. I know David likes watching the show and keeps up with what’s going on there. He’s bound to be interested in other singers and in whatever talent may come out of there. I appreciate the opportunities and the doors that were opened for him because of AI, but I feel that that whole thing needs to be shed already. An I don’t care what anybody says, no one from that show has ever or will ever make such an impression as David has made on people. In their lives, even! I know he has made a difference in my life. For which I will be eternally grateful. Sorry, just my ramblings and thoughts.”

    Don’t apologize. Many of us feel the same way. I don’t think David even likes being referred to as ‘runner-up” either. There was an interview about six months ago where he said it in almost the same words. “I dont’ want to be known as American Idol runner up forever.” <<< paraphrasing from memory

  78. Dakgal said

    Bebe -SandyBeaches- Kaycee and Silverfox:

    Couldn’t agree with you all more!! So they didn’t separate sports from the entertainment world? i.e. Singers and actors. One award fits all?

    Just wondering……..

  79. kaycee said

    Contrary to what may have appeared tonight as lack of support from the hometown…there are many, many of us here in Utah who wholeheartedly believe in David! {{Raises hand proudly}} Having said that, I too was disappointed that he wasn’t able to sing or that he wasn’t honored in some way.

  80. Angelica said

  81. bebereader said

    Just thinking about how David sang a line from one of Frank Sinatra’s songs tonight. He seems to know every song ever published! But Frank Sinatra was a icon and a huge success. It’s not too surprising that David knows of him just like he knows of Tony Bennett.

    But Debbie Gibson? She’s no Frank Sinatra. LOL I can’t imagine David knowing of her. I really liked her song “Lost In Your Eyes” in the eighties. I’d be shocked if David knows her music.

  82. betsy said

    Thank you JRforDA11 :)

  83. SandyBeaches said

    I came across this by accident tonight as I was searching and made a slight variation…the author is unknown to me.

    Measure of a Man….A Tribute
    “A man’s strength is measured by his heart”

    It takes much to be a true man…
    It’s not just simply the gender;
    Some think it’s about the looks
    But I know the truth…

    You know a real man by the way he acts;
    Every unselfish thing he does…
    Knowing he will always be there to help
    Inside, a real man is filled with love

    A real man cries…
    And he does;
    His heart has known pain
    He’s also known love which has left molded impressions deep within

    A real man opens himself up to life experiences
    Opening your heart is never wrong
    And he has taught that to others as well…

    Within his embrace; his strong, caring embrace
    Solitude can be found
    If only you take the time to know his depth and breadth

    Very few know the true measure of a man;
    Very few know the true measure of THIS man…

    May God grant him peace and serenity as he journeys on the sacred travels of his life.

    SB

  84. skydancer1x said

    I don’t see anything at 80, and 82…what is supposed to be there?:(

  85. Angelica said

    Sky,

    Videos. Maybe you should reboot?

  86. bebereader said

    Sky,

    Refresh. There are two videos you don’t want to miss.

    SB,

    Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    I know those words from somewhere…
    When I figure it out I’ll let you know. LOL

  87. skydancer1x said

    ok, see it now.
    my goodness, short dresses there.

    83.SB. that is beautiful. I say ‘we got us a real man’ without a doubt.♥
    g’night.

  88. Jan said

    #79 KC I too proudly raise my hand! My heart hurts for David. He puts his all out there in everything he does and his home town can’t even honor him at an entertainment award show!

  89. bebereader said

    David tweets:

    Found a song called What I Know from @Parachute on iTunes. Was free this week. Way cool! Saw they have a new album too so congrats to them! 17 minutes ago

  90. djafan said

    Hello everyone!

    Just got home and ran to the computer. Just scrolled down to find David all decked out looking gorgeous. Don’t get the why he couldn’t sing and I agree with all about David should have received an award. Jimmer who??? Any ways, SB, SF, Hooked and all who are going to Myrtle Beach 1 more week!!!!

    Now to watch those videos!

  91. kaycee said

    Wow, David sure moves quickly…from award shows, to sunsets, to new songs on iTunes! He left the event pretty quickly tonight–catching a plane? Somewhere he had to be? Family time? Hanging with friends?

  92. Dakgal said

    Me, myself and I are having a battle tonight. Well at least me and myself are. Me says maybe David’s glad he’s not performing tonight, doesn’t have to worry about a band or backup tapes or what to sing or warming up. He can just be one of the guests, relax and mingle.

    Myself says, he might have been more comfortable being on stage in front of all those people , if he was singing. That seems to be his territory–stage and singing. Not talking.

    About not getting an award of some kind, I don’t know enough about how they are decided or when they are decided, so I guess I really shouldn’t criticize. He has lots of fans in his home state that adore him and they have nothing to do with how things are done by this certain committee. But , I’ll bet they hear about it. ( the committee)

  93. bebereader said

    Dak, You may be right on all counts.

    The band whose song David tweeted about tonight saw his tweet and tweeted him back! (a lot of tweets in that last sentence)

    Parachute@DavidArchie thanks David! Miss you bro!!! 24 minutes ago

  94. Dayzee said

    Dakgal, you are so right about him being more comfortable on stage if he were singing. Even as he is talking he breaks into song “the best is yet to come”…the crowd goes wild and David realizes he is singing. Oooops!

    I was so lucky to be sitting right where the performers were going on and off stage. David came out early and stood there (right by my chair aaaaaak!) Many people came to talk to him and he was so gracious with everyone. My daughter told him, “My mother likes you better than she likes me.” David smiled, “Oh I don’t think so.”

    His part of the program was so small and he was by far the most talented person in the room. Seemed like such a waste to me. This was what I expected, but still I was disappointed that he was not center stage for the entire time :).

  95. Angelica said

    Well, they didn’t let him sing but being the PRINCE that he is, he managed to sneak a lyric in for the fans. ♥ Thank you, David.

    haha! YouTube presents…David Archuleta and the Gibson twins? Why do I let them pick the thumbnail image? Photobucket I think I’ll leave it. :lol:

  96. Abrra said

    In my mailbox this morning from Dayzee (sent to her by Steph Roosendaal) were these pictures of David from Utah Entertainment & Choice Awards dinner!

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    I can’t wait for chat tonight to get the deets from Dayzee. ;)

    Abrra

  97. Silverfox said

    A subliminal message if I ever heard one from David to his fans..

    “The best is yet to come”!!

    Of course! Cause we all know he “speaks” in music, his first language. :lol:

    Have a great day! And to David..See you in ONE WEEK!!

  98. Abrra said

    I made a few edited screen caps, ha!

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    Abrra

  99. loulou said

    I also live in Utah ! And i agree they do not support David like they should ! David is a great talent and made Utah well known and he is so handsome,Gorgeous and ohhhhh can he sing.

  100. emmegirl said

    I do declare. David singing Frank…aaaahh!

  101. Susie said

    #95 Angelica

    The white “soul-boy” from Utah is teasing us.

    Great combo with “If Only I Can Get Through This”

  102. Susie said

    As a mother, on the red carpet – I did want to adjust his tie slightly to the right.

  103. kaycee said

    Susie, haha, I felt the same.

  104. grammyj said

    I see I’m not the only one that was disappointed in the Utah Awards Show last night. Well, I guess we did get some pictures of David in a suit singing one line of a song. I’m hoping he left right away to have fun with friends or go on a date. But next week we finally get to hear him sing again and we will all be ecstatic. Yes, I also read that David was contractually unable to sing last night because of SOF. The promoters of SOF want everyone to buy tickets to hear David sing there. Hopefully he is getting paid well for SOF.

  105. archangel48 said

    Ha! Ha! Susie, me too! :lol: Although, he is soooo perfect in many ways that I almost needed the slightly crooked tie!

  106. skydancer1x said

    95. Angelica!!
    oh!!! thank you for sending me off to work, a happy camper this morning!woo hoo!~!!~ : )
    I am in MGR heaven.

    96 and 98. Abrra GORGEOUS MAN!! the first one…. whoever got that smile and that look.eeeeek!someone is remembering that this morning!!

    97.Silverfox! “A subliminal message if I ever heard one from David to his fans.”

    Yes! I believe it to be true,he knows his fans so well!♥♥♥

    he is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. eye treats are wonderful.His smile made my day today, and then there’s that softness♥ and warmth♥ about him, that shows in these pictures and he’s looking ever so relaxed and happy and I am going to be late for work if I stay here another minute.Thank you night owls!

  107. SandyBeaches said

    Loulou…you are right, I knew very little about Utah or SLC just what you might catch in the news but David has brought the state to light all over the world. Now try to

  108. SandyBeaches said

    …gotta love my iPhone that publishes when it wants ti!!!

    …now try to match the awareness of Utah that he has created by his immense worldwide popularity. He should be properly recognized so we will just wait and see if they can do that another time.

    There is much preparation required to be able to
    leave for Myrtle Beach on Friday and slowly I am crossing things off but this list I don’t mind thanks to the growing anticipation that goes with it. He even makes work of various natures more enjoyable.

    Where did I learn to ramble on so!!? Dang, back to work…

    SB

  109. djafan said

    David is looking so relaxed and the confidence up on stage speaking and giving us a treat with the singing. Angelica, thank you for the MGR, purrrrrfection!

    Loulou, I didn’t know squat about Utah until David. What a missed opportunity by this awards show. It will come though, for some reason I feel sure of it.

    SF, I know some say the fans read to much into what David says but I think he does give us hints, either subliminally or teasingly. I’ll take both :)

  110. bebereader said

    Angelica, thank you for the MGR!

    What a tease! Did you see the sly smile on David’s face when he sang that one line? Except for “My Way” and “New York New York” I was never a fan of Frank Sinatra or his music. However, hearing that one little line, “The Best is Yet to Come” with David’s voice and interpretation, I’m sold on the Sinatra songbook, but only if David sang it. An album of Sinatra covers a la Archuleta would be divine! One day….one day…

    He looked so handsome up on that stage, so comfortable. He owned that stage whether he performed or not.

    One week from today…MB!!!

  111. emmegirl said

    When I was younger I never really understood the big fuss over Sinatra either. As I’ve got older I have grown to appreciate his music..think David could do a killer cover.

    How does he know that song :?

  112. djafan said

    @DavidArchie tweets!

    Went with my sister to her cooking class. Some way good food!
    1 minute ago

    Emmegirl, I’m always amazed at how David just pulls songs seemingly out of thin air. I’d never heard that verse before knowing very little Sinatra songs but it sounded gorgeous coming from David’s mouth.

    We have the AI view party coming up, I have a couple of friends listening to KIIS FM trying to win some tickets. Haven’t found any info on tickets being sold. Hoping for video of that.

    And then on to Myrtle Beach!!!

  113. Annie 318 said

    Hi all! The Frank Sinatra song I would love to hear David sing is
    “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”. That would be epic! I hope everyone going to MB has a blast!

  114. Abrra said

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    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

  115. Dakgal said

    Thanks Angelica–for preserving that wonderful little snippet for posterity. Just makes you want to yell MORE!! MORE!!

    I have an 87 yr. old aunt that OTT’d over Frank the way we do David. He was her heart throb in the ’40′s, and thinks absolutely nobody can sing as good as him. I have made her several CD’s of Frank ( of course I threw in a few of David’s songs also) ;)

    She said “now if he would just sing some of Sinatra, I’d listen to him more”. Bless her heart–she’s not into today’s music which is understandable. But,boy would David blow her away.

  116. SandyBeaches said

    Annie…Somehow it is hard to believe that we are actually going to MB and to hear David and the band sing in a whole new dimension. We will send back pictures when we are there later on Friday if anyone would like to see where he will be. It might bring a little of the concert excitement a day ahead.

    SB

  117. Angelica said

    Hah! I knew he had tweeted about Frank a little while back and I found it, dated February 9, 2011. He is a juke box junkie! I have acquired a genuine appreciation for Sinatra in my later years as my taste in music evolved. He is awesome. Never would I have gotten him at the age of 20 .

    Photobucket

    Thanks for letting me know you liked the MGR. It had to be done. Sinatra never sounded so good. :)

  118. djafan said

    SB, that would be great!

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    AND WHAT IS THIS???!!!!!!

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    melissad309

  119. Dakgal said

    Dja— that is a perfect example of: OK self

    ” Gotta get through this ” ” Gotta get through this”

  120. djafan said

    lol DAK,

    I tell you we are on some ride, just look at him ♥

  121. bebereader said

    How are we gonna get through this?

  122. Annie 318 said

    SB ~ I am so happy for everyone going to MB. Hoping for vids & pix. I’m just like all of you. I LOVE DAVID ARCHULETA!!! Can’t wait for him to play my neck of the woods. Enjoy!

  123. bebereader said

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    The next cover of GQ?

    credit DavidDaily.com

  124. djafan said

    The red carpet is made for David ♥

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