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    David James Archuleta (born December 28, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.[6] When he was twelve years old, Archuleta became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2.[6] In 2007, at sixteen years old, he became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol.[7] In May 2008 he finished as the runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes.

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Band Series, Part 4 ~ Introducing David Archuleta’s Band

Posted by bebereader on Friday, May 27, 2011

Having no idea how important a bass player is to a band, my assumption was that the bass is the least important instrument because you can barely hear it, right?  Seems that I had it all wrong.  In any band, the bass player has a crucial role because he is depended upon to propel the music along. Establishing and keeping a steady rhythm by working with the drummer is another one of the bassist’s primary functions. The bassist is also responsible for linking the harmony or backing chords of a song with the rhythm. The link is so important to the song because it contributes to the style of the music, whether rock, jazz, pop, etc.

Enter Ben Shepherd, David’s new bassist.

Ben hails from Wellington, New Zealand and now resides in Valencia, California where he attends California Institute of the Arts and majors in Jazz Studies. He plays funk, fusion and jazz. At only 21 years old, he’s already worked with top New Zealand jazz musicians like Leigh Jackson and Kirsten McKenzie. In 2008 he recorded his first album “Double Play” featuring his own compositions.

Ben Shepherd has his own band called Mr. DanZ. It’s a  jazz/fusion/rock/funk/blues/gospel band and Steven Robinson, David’s percussionist is a member. He credits Herbie Hancock and Weather Report as the band’s biggest influences.

“With the tight explosive pocket of Steven J. Robinson on drums, the thunderous low end from Ben Shepherd on Bass to the mind blowing technique of Bulgarian Pianist/Keyboardist Milen Kirov combined with the fiery fingers of Neil Kogan on Guitar, Mr. DanZ’s sound and style will keep you on the edge of your seat with their high energy and freight train-like groove like no other.” ~from Mr. DanZ’s facebook page.

There is a more mature, complex, raw vibe showing in David’s recent performances. It’s no stretch of the imagination to believe his new band has played a role in that growth, and will continue to be a seminal influence in the months to come. This is not the track Jive had in mind for him, but this “explosive..thunderous..high energy freight train” has left the station and there’s no turning back.

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220 Responses to “Band Series, Part 4 ~ Introducing David Archuleta’s Band”

  1. gladys said

    There are few men who surprised me as much as david. Any desicion or choice to take David, I feel I’m on the edge of a chair, listening intently.
    I’m halfway through my life, but three years ago we grow together.
    Thanks for the article, I like to know the people around David.


  2. pattiNC said

    (oops posted on last thread)Looking forward to MB tomorrow..leaving this afternoon for my short ride down there…unfortunately I know what kind of traffic MB gets, and expecting the worse! Hoping to meet SB and SF this go around! Crazy, gave me CHILLS!! (record breaking heat this past week (97), but not as bad now..phew!)
    Gotta read this article now! 🙂


  3. Abrra said

    Sweet! The band introductions are complete. David has chosen a talented group of musicians to help him tell his story. This Saturday will be historical for David, the band, and the fans. His very own musical Independence Day!

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    Interviewed by The Sun News, David gives his thoughts on the upcoming events.

    Booking Myrtle Beach’s Sun Fun weekend for a concert fit naturally for Archuleta.

    “I love family stuff,” he said. “I’m a big supporter of families and family time together. I think it’s one of the most important things you can do. It’s a simple thing, but not always easy. It’s a thing you’ll appreciate the most down the road.”

    The timing for the nation’s observance of lives lost also moves Archuleta.

    “Memorial Day to me,” he said, “is just a day where you recognize people who have done so much, who had sacrificed so much of themselves and their own interests, to think of ways to be there for others, for families, for the country, for their towns. I think it’s one of the greatest holidays.

    “It’s just a neat thing to remember what others have done for us, and the troops, what they’ve done, it’s what this country’s based on. It’s your own heritage, what they did so that you’re here today.

    “My great grandpa was in World War II, and then on my mom’s side, they used to live in Honduras, and they found a way to come to the United States. It’s those kinds of trials and tribulations that our people in the past have had that influence where I am.”



  4. skydancer1x said

    Bebe♥ YEA! I was hoping you would get part 4 of this series up so thank you.
    So nice to be introduced to Ben the bassist,and after listening to Ben’s artistry in this video it is plain to see, David has taken great care to assemble an amazing array of talented musicians, to continue his journey with.

    Welcome Ben! You are working for a vocal genius!! Get ready for the ride of your life.:)


  5. Cathy said

    I’ve LEARNED so much from reading your posts about the band! I could not be more excited about the level of talent and experience that David has surrounded himself with! The future for him looks so BRIGHT and EXCITING!



  6. MT said

    Bebe, another great piece on this last member of David’s band. I can’t wait to see how Ben’s vibe, along with the other three, will blend into the sound that David wants to create. This weekend should tell us a lot about where David is going with his sound.

    To all those who are heading out to MB for this landmark weekend with David, have a safe trip and remember those of us here waiting to hear all the deets. We’ll be sitting on the edge of our seats, waiting to hear from you!

    Abrra: “His very own musical Independence Day!”


    haha love the shoes 😀


  7. Abrra said

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  8. MT said

    4. Sky: “David has taken great care to assemble an amazing array of talented musicians, to continue his journey with.” << He certainly has.

    And this weekend we get to see them ALL in action with David! It'll be interesting to see what new covers he has chosen and how these talented musicians help him to interpret it in his own way.


  9. Suzy-Q said

    To all of those going to MB, have a safe trip. I will keep you in my prayers. Have fun and know that you are in a “Good Place”.


  10. betsy said

    Bebe, thanks for your latest installment! I love reading about these musicians. It makes me wonder if there was a call out for Young, Open, Creative Musical Genius types. 🙂

    Just played Crazy for my husband. “That’s better than any singing I have ever heard on Idol, The Voice, or anywhere.”

    So excited for MB. So excited for everyone who is going. People are traveling to SC from all over the country. (and out of the country, lol SB!)
    Have a blast.


  11. Heidijoy said

    Thanks for the research BEBE and introducing us to Ben. He seems very well versed and talented.
    Loving the Jazz influence.
    Getting more excited to hear what David and the band have been preparing to celebrate a Memorable Day indeed!!

    Wishing every safe travels and good memories!!


  12. Blueberry Ice said

    Bebe; Loved this informative series. Certainly feeling good vibes about this talented band and hope for that they will compliment and showcase David foremost.

    Djafan; Still basking in all that tingly feeling of your KIIS Idol recap. As amazing as David sounded on video, I can’t imagine how it must have been to experience it live. Thank you so much for sharing … such an awesome prelude to what will be an epic show at Myrtle Beach. I don’t know how David is able to keep perfecting and mesmerizing us with each performance … a musical prodigy indeed!

    Safe travels and a wonderful Memorial weekend to all! So excited for all the fans in MB … keep us posted as we’ll be hanging on to every word!


  13. Abrra said

    Bringing some goodies from previous thread

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    You can download the mp3 file here:

    The mp4 file of the whole performance here:



  14. bebereader said

    Thanks for your comments! I so enjoyed getting the chance to learn about David’s new band and their unique sound. This is a young band but only in their ages. Each bandmember is equipped with creative ideas, experience, talent, energy and determination. Interesting to re-visit David’s quote from his “Band Auditions” vlog, from almost two months ago and how he very subtley described what we are in for.

    “Before I had some really great musicians and band members that I was really learning from…you know, really great pop, great at doing pop stuff. It’s almost like they, in a music sense, they, the past members I’ve had, spoke English and Spanish. But now, I’m trying to learn more languages, like these band members will speak five or six different languages. So I want to broaden my horizon as a musician and learn to speak those languages or different cultures of those different sides of music.”

    One day until the Sun Fun Festival in Myrtle Beach!

    Wishing everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend and remember those who sacrificed for our freedom.

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  15. Abrra said

    News from SB & SF
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    This is the view from our room. We are waiting for Hooked to make her way. We are going to check out where tomorrow’s parade and concert will be and perhaps there will be a good picture of the stage. Maybe we can catch a rehearsal and I will send along any pictures of interest. Til then, SB



  16. djafan said

    Bebe, You are the series queen! The band is complete and this Ben Shepherd is super talented.

    I can’t even imagine what tomorrow holds. Those going tomorrow, SF, SB, Hooked, and PattiNC give David and his band our love and prepare yourselves 🙂

    My brain is beginning to adjust after being turned to mush by The Voice.

    Very nice interview.

    Myrtle Beach Online

    Friday, May. 27, 2011
    ‘Idol’ alum kicks off Sun Fun festivities in the Myrtle Beach area
    Archuleta headlines star-studded bash
    By Steve Palisin –

    Three years have passed since David Archuleta finished runner-up on the seventh season of Fox’s “American Idol.”

    Like Clay Aiken, Bucky Covington, Jennifer Hudson, Katharine McPhee and Kellie Pickler, just contending for the “Idol” title has turned into longer term success for Archuleta.

    “It’s definitely been a great opportunity for me,” the 20-year-old said earlier this month. “It’s allowed me to go to record a bunch of recordings, and I have done two pop albums and a Christmas album, and then leading to my having a book, which is neat, and also to touring: Traveling everywhere to different places and across the United States, and it’s just a whole bunch of experiences I never thought I would really have. It’s been really great.”

    Archuleta will headline a list of performers Saturday on Ocean Boulevard for the daylong kickoff to the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s 60th annual Sun Fun Festival. Events such as meet-and-greets with Disney Channel and Nickelodeon stars, and a pageant off site, begin after the city’s annual Memorial Day weekend parade, for which U.S. Sen. John McCain is the grand marshal, as part of Myrtle Beach’s annual Military Appreciation Days.

    In a phone call from Los Angeles, Archuleta said he splits his time between his “work base” there and with family in his native Utah, his “home base.”

    Growing up the son of a trumpeter father and bilingual singer mother bolstered Archuleta’s musical background and appreciation for the arts.

    “It’s great to have a family who has a life in music,” he said, “and just growing up around it helped influence me and give me kind of a different perspective on music, and what it does for other people.”

    Judging J.Lo

    Archuleta said he has kept up pretty well with ensuing seasons of “Idol,” especially this year, with enthusiasm for one new official in particular.

    “I’ve really enjoyed it,” he said. “I like the new judges. I think Jennifer Lopez is very kind. Artists think it’s awesome seeing a Latina being part of the show. Just seeing her critiques, I really like what she says. She’s very positive – not that aggressive, but she really gives good advice. She really gives really great tips, to bring out the performance. That’s what is really cool.

    “She really tries to find what she feels is missing from the performance and encourages them to do it for the next performance.”

    Archuleta said he learned new fine points about himself early in the “Idol” audition process.

    “What the show taught me is that I could do a lot more than I [thought I] could,” he said. “I never thought I could get past the first round with 15,000 people there, and all those great singers. Even in that first round, it was a lot of work, and there were definitely some overwhelming tunes, but I was still able to get through it, which prepared me for what came afterward.

    “It prepared me for what I didn’t know was next as a performer and artist and person.”

    More than decade on the air has ushered in different eras for “Idol,” in Archuleta’s eyes.

    “It changes every year,” he said, “because the people, not the show, give the show a different feel, a different vibe.

    “I think it has definitely has changed from season to season, but this year, most recently, it’s gotten back to the vibe it was earlier on. Before, they were singing to tracks in the semi-rounds, but now it’s a full, blown-out band.”

    Archuleta sees contestants taking more risks and changing things up for themselves.

    “It used to be focused more on singing and tone, the way the person’s voice sounded to the song,” he said. “Now people are singing songs and adapting the songs to their own style. It’s really gotten gone back to more about the voice, which has been kind of fun, but it’s a mixture.”

    Focus on family

    Booking Myrtle Beach’s Sun Fun weekend for a concert fit naturally for Archuleta.

    “I love family stuff,” he said. “I’m a big supporter of families and family time together. I think it’s one of the most important things you can do. It’s a simple thing, but not always easy. It’s a thing you’ll appreciate the most down the road.”

    The timing for the nation’s observance of lives lost also moves Archuleta.

    “Memorial Day to me,” he said, “is just a day where you recognize people who have done so much, who had sacrificed so much of themselves and their own interests, to think of ways to be there for others, for families, for the country, for their towns. I think it’s one of the greatest holidays.

    “It’s just a neat thing to remember what others have done for us, and the troops, what they’ve done, it’s what this country’s based on. It’s your own heritage, what they did so that you’re here today.

    “My great grandpa was in World War II, and then on my mom’s side, they used to live in Honduras, and they found a way to come to the United States. It’s those kinds of trials and tribulations that our people in the past have had that influence where I am.”

    Read more:


  17. djafan said

    Some nice buzz.

    National Celebrity Headlines Examiner

    David Archuleta sings at American Idol Finale viewing party (Video)

    May 26th, 2011 9:12 pm ET

    Jodi Jill

    David Archuleta is a familiar face from American Idol. The previous idol contestant returned to Los Angeles to the American Idol Finale on Wednesday night to watch the show and perform. While America didn’t see the entertainer on the stage of the Nokia Plaza, Archuleta was at the preview party hosted by KIIS Radio across the Nokia Plaza.

    With the time delay of the program, when 8pm rolled around on the pacific time zone, the audience that was in the Nokia Theater headed over to the private parties around the area to enjoy the evening and share in the experience. The biggest party had David Archuleta perform and shared his talent with the party goers.

    In addition to having a great time, the fans got to once again one of American Idol favorites of the past 10 seasons. While David Archuleta is still very young, the entertainer has a strong army of fans and plenty of opportunities ahead of him.

    Take a look at the video clip of David Archuleta perform at the American Idol Finale viewing party.


  18. djafan said

    SB and SF, Beautiful, oh wow.


  19. Suzy-Q said

    As fans of David Archuleta, we marvel at the constant growth and development in his singing. I ask you, was that always in him and he holds back or was the potential always there? In the beginning David’s old friends told fans that, “You aint seen nothin yet”. But, David says that he is always surprised by what he is able to do. Does God bless him for always doing his best and says, David, here’s a little more for you to process since you have proven yourself. You are ready for the next challenge. Then through this blessing, David discovers that there is more in him. He humbly thanks God. Then he grasps and develops the gift until he is confident enough to pass it along to his fans. David passionately passes his blessings on to his fans. We gratefully receive them and love him for it. God’s blessings are limitless. David’s future is endless. As fans, we are anticipating what David will give us this summer. We all wish we could witness these marvelous events for ourselves but for those of us that can’t, we are thankful to persons that do and then generously share their experiences with us. Fans, just know that we are there with you in spirit. Hugs!!!


  20. skydancer1x said

    SB and SF,did you take that picture from a balcony, or are you just flying ‘high’ on David?! 🙂

    Beautiful view you got there! Better pick up a pair of binoculars, just in case you spot David out for a swim, in a swimsuit,of sorts.. or shorts. From your view, you could spot that head of hair from a good distance..just sayin’

    19. Suzy-Q you have got me reaching for the kleenex. that was beautifully said.


  21. bebereader said

    David tweets:

    Just dropped by to visit @BrookeWhite and heard some of the Jack and White EP she’s working on. Man is it awesome!! 5 minutes ago

    Cathy, Welcome to The Voice

    SF, SB Hooked, Shawna and Pattirae,

    Wishing you fun times together! Just saw the schedule for the weekend and it looks like a fun filled time. Of course the best part is tomorrow from 8-9:15 PM

    12:30 and 3:30 p.m. | U.S. Air Force Drill Team

    1-2 p.m. | Navy band 5 Star Edition

    2-3 p.m. | Platinum Band

    4-5:30 p.m. | Envision

    5:50-6 p.m. | Zendaya Coleman

    6-6:20 p.m. | Ariana Grande

    6:30-7:15 p.m. | Emily Osment

    8-9:15 p.m. | David Archuleta, runner-up from American Idol Season 7


  22. Dakgal said

    Oh, those poor unsuspecting people at MB! They don’t have a clue what they’re in for. 😯 I hope beyond hope that someone gets some video of the audience! I wish he was performing a couple of times–cause once you’ve heard him you can’t get enough, and word WILL spread.

    Thanks Bebe for your hard work and educating us on the talented musicians—EEEEP! Which makes me wonder if maybe they will do a couple of instrumentals to give David a little vocal rest.

    One nice thing is that it’s East coast and we won’t have to wait until late to get something from our ground troops. Any early sitings would be nice too. 8) Hint–hint—ASAP–yes! I’m begging.

    Thanks Dja for your stealthy reporting from the viewing function. I don’t know if I could do something like that, and be cool about it. I’d probably follow him around like a puppy dog. 🙄

    Now somebody tell me how to pass the time until tomorrow —
    maybe a coma–hmmmm.

    Abs –those pics and shoes–love it!!


  23. Dakgal said

    What else–after thought Charlie here–

    I hope his management will have brought some CD’s and mdse to sell!!

    All 3 CD’s and some shirts.

    Wouldn’t ya think?


  24. Abrra said

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  25. Angelica said

    #15 Thanks for posting that Abrra.

    What a perfectly lovely view from their room at MB. SB, SF, and Hooked, when you’re sitting out on the balcony tonight under the stars, listening to the ocean’s surf, have a cold drink for all of us here. I can only imagine how enjoyable that will be coupled with the blissful thoughts of what tomorrow will bring. So happy for you all and wish I could be there with you. 😦 Good times in Salt Lake remembered with you 3. Have a blast!!!! Can’t wait to see the videos coming tomorrow and squee about them in chat! That’s the best we can do back home but we do it so well! lol! XOXO you guys.


  26. djafan said

    Jonerz is in Myrtle Beach and these tweets cracked up lol What’s going on over there?

    Myrtle beach.Omg!!!!wth???only for david. Lol

    @therealnewangel @janey79 I think we need to invent a new word…rofl 9 minutes ago via Twitter for Android in reply to therealnewangel

    I suddenly have the uncontrollable to pierce something. 11 minutes ago via Twitter for Android

    @hazeleyd71 yes, we are eating at landsharks on the beach! 16 minutes ago via Twitter for Android in reply to hazeleyd71

    @janey79 I am drinking out of a plastic cup. How did this happen? ?? LOL 8 minutes ago via Twitter for Android in reply to janey79

    From FansofDavid:

    Wanted: volunteers to UStream the Myrtle Beach concert tomorrow

    Although we have had offers from those attending, we have a very busy staff attending to family responsibilities which limits our ability to do a cellcast. If it’s possible, we’ll let you know tomorrow.

    However, the quality of a streaming broadcast from a smartphone is far superior, as we have seen in the past. If anyone in MB wants deets on how to do this, it’s SUPER EASY and you will be thanked endlessly! Tweet us at @fodfansofdavid or email us at HIDDEN EMAIL

    If you can UStream for us tomorrow from the Myrtle Beach show, we will love you forever! You can contact FOD as stated above, or comment here at FanScene, tweet @FanScene or @fa3ryg1rl, and we will provide directions to you if you have never done it before. All that is needed is a SmartPhone (IPhone, Android etc.) that can run the UStream app.


  27. betsy said

    I have had the day off and spent 70% of it online, relaxing. Just watched David’s u-stream chat from last October. I forgot how great it was. He breaks into song so many times I lost track. I hadn’t seen it in so long it was almost new again.
    (I just realized how ridiculous that all sounded. This was an entire hour long chat from last year, lol. What is wrong with me?)
    Wait. Don’t answer that. I am already laughing at myself.


  28. emmegirl said

    bebe, just have to applaud you on a great band series! Great stuff. I don’t know much about bass players but Ben sounds incredibly talented. Loved the video, very cool stuff. I just love the jazz influence and the new vibe we are hearing. I wish I did know more about that side of music so I could really totally appreciate the talent that this band represents. It is so exciting. I am getting butterflies for tomorrow night already!

    bebe, the schedule..why did I think Jennette was performing too?

    PattiNC, hope you get a chance to meet up with SF, SB, Hooked, Jonerz and everyone else! Take good notes. We are an anxious group.

    abrra, musical Independence Day 🙂

    Betsy, when you take a break, 😉 would you mind giving your husband a big hug from me.

    SB, SF, Hooked, nice view. Did you say maybe catch a rehearsal? May the gods be with you. 🙂

    dja, those tweets, lol! They are having a gooood time, and the best is still yet to come. 🙂

    dja, here’s to irrepressible Crazy squeals 😉

    *Off to a Craaazy evening!*


  29. emmegirl said

    (looks like I got a little smiley happy)


  30. bebereader said

    Emmegirl#28 I read that Jeanette McCurdy had a family emergency and had to cancel. From one of her fansites:

    “Jennette McCurdy unable to attend Myrtle Beach
    Posted on May 19, 2011

    According to the Myrtle Beach twitter and news feed, Jennette McCurdy had to cancel her appearance to the MayFest Memorial Day Weekend that was going to take place on May 28th.

    Please note due to a personal emergency Jennette McCurdy will no longer be able to participate in Saturday’s festivities.”


  31. Gayle122890 said

    Can you believe I’ve barely just been able to see the Crazy video? (Work and stuff :P) I was dying to see it! I had had a feeling about this one since the night of the Viewing party. I was hoping to see something that night cause I knew I was not going to have a chance again for a while. Oh my heck! So many thoughts and feelings in my head. Don’t know what to say! Like I said, I had a feeling about this one.

    Susy #19: I love what you wrote. I’ve always believed David’s potential has always been there. He was born with a gift. A tremendous gift that needs to be tended to carefully, patiently, gratefully as David does. I feel so blessed to be able to share in that gift as he is moved to give to us.

    Dja, thank you so much! So happy you got to be there!

    Abrra, thank you for the goodies! I feel so greedy.

    Myrtle Beach!!!!!!!!!!!!


  32. pattiNC said

    greetings from MB!!! OMG, it is CRAAAAAZY here!!! and loud…and I have too much clothing on!! lol


  33. archangel48 said

    Ahhhh the memories of Myrtle Beach! Living in your bikini without a care in the world! Ha! Ha!
    I wish I could be there tomorrow. I’ll be hangin’ here, biting my nails or somethin’ waiting for any tidbit of any info that all you lovely, lucky ladies are able to send! 😉 PattiNC, Silverfox, Sandybeaches, Jonerz and Hooked, I hope you have a blast! 😆


  34. bebereader said

    Here’s a picture showing the stage David will perform on tomorrow night.

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    credit hazeleyd71


  35. refnaf said

    Have a total blast PattiNC, Silverfox, Sandybeaches, Jonerz and Hooked and anyone else hanign in MB!!!! Crazy is crazy and we are all crazy and I do not care, so there!!!!!


  36. SandyBeaches said

    It is definately a huge weekend here. It is good that we rented a car as it is so crowded on the sidewalks and has been very hot so we bought a cooler to fill with ice and cold drinks and that will be our base as we wait for David to take to the stage.



  37. emmegirl said

    refnaf, any memberships left in the “I do not care” club.

    PattiNC “and I have too much clothing on!” lol!

    SB – and the countdown begins.


  38. SandyBeaches said

    Hooked’s description of this place is the following… But, but, but, but!!! Now she will be responsible to tell you all about that later!



  39. Tawna21 said

    bebe~ another great article that introduces us to Ben the bassist. David has taken a huge step in furthering his career by changing his style. I am so excited for what is about to happen! 😛 My son has played bass before, so I have always tuned into where the music is coming from. I love the bass as it relates to the completeness of a song. Thanks for letting us meet Ben just in time for the epicness of this weekend.

    To all of you at MB~~~ good luck with the crowds, good luck with the heat, and good luck with your hearts as David takes the stage. 😉

    bebe #34—it’s a REAL STAGE!!!! Hopefully we will get pics of the venue.



  40. Abrra said


    Why am I picturing you 3 ladies sitting on the car roof with a beer in each hand? Haha!



  41. betsy said

    MB sounds WILD tonight! Well, it has all day. 🙂

    Omg. Craziness in the hallway. Take the bikes outside, people! Varooooom!

    Evidently the ocean was perfect today, and weather beautiful. 🙂
    Emmegirl, I love your smileys. 🙂
    Archangel “living in your bikini” Ahhh the good ole’ days. Sigh…


  42. betsy said

    Sb – Is this a case of what happens in Myrtle Beach stays in Myrtle Beach? Haha
    Have fun ladies. 🙂


  43. Susie said

    Last thread #23- 2nd picture down vs side bar photo


  44. betsy said

    We need a little more music up in here.
    (plus, I love how he handles marriage proposals with such ease)


  45. betsy said

    omg this is the one with the note. Around 4:20. Lasts forever.


  46. djafan said

    Loving that stage!

    Myrtle Beach sounds like it’s a hopping place with lots of people.

    Please keep us informed, we’re living vicariously through you all. Have fun!

    Hooked, what? what? what?


  47. skydancer1x said

    ahhhh, thanks Betsy.
    I am so excited for everyone in MB!!
    I totally forgot about the motorcycles! haha
    that tweet:janey79
    “Omg. Craziness in the hallway. Take the bikes outside, people! Varooooom!”

    Cannot wait for tomorrow night!eeeeek!

    Wonder when David and the band will be getting into town?:)


  48. bebereader said

    Oh Betsy#44 you didn’t!
    Those York, PA vids are lethal!
    Especially “ATM” at 2:54-3:00 among other places too numerous to mention. I’m almost scared to watch MH but I must watch it for the good of the fandom. heh!


  49. skydancer1x said

    Bebe,as a faithful fan,sometimes you are just called upon to do the right thing.hehe : )


  50. bebereader said

    Sky Yes, that’s what I always tell myself. Seems to work.

    I’m secretly hoping (shhhh) that David sings this in MB.


  51. betsy said

    Bebe, just go for it. 😉
    For the good of mankind, just watch it.


  52. betsy said

    Bebe. Oh no you didn’t.
    Raising the stakes now, aren’t you?
    Ok then.


  53. skydancer1x said

    Boy oh Boy. can’t even tell you right now how much I want to be in MB. He makes my heart just ache with this song♥


  54. betsy said

    Also, I am hoping for Falling Stars and Good Place this weekend. ♥


  55. bebereader said

    MH in #45
    Lordy Lordy Lordy.

    One of the interesting things about repeatedly watching old performance videos on youtube is that you see things you didn’t see the first time. This happens when so many are put up at the same time during tour that you tend to miss a few. I am such a rambling fool tonight. I know what I’m saying but it’s coming out all garbled.


  56. bebereader said


    Now you’re playing dirty! LOL
    So, take this!


  57. betsy said

    YOU WIN!!
    ♪ memories ♪


  58. Dakgal said

    Oh Yeah you guys–take this–that’s for getting me all riled up before bedtime.


  59. djafan said

    hmmmm… how about this?


  60. skydancer1x said

    hahaha! hey.. you two can play this game ANYTIME you want to, I was having a great time! I declare it a draw. LOL
    see ya tomorrow! (sweet zzzzzzzz’s)


  61. djafan said

    fixed dak!

    You guys trying to keep us up???


  62. betsy said

    Dak lol I was going to post that one next, no kidding! Hahahahaha
    Dja – that Falling Stars is to die for. 🙂
    What a fun night. ♥


  63. MT said

    Gee, I leave for a little while and come back to see the place going wild! 😀 Sounds like the gals at the beach are whooping it up! Too much clothes? Motorcycles in the halls? Hahaha Hilarious!!

    Bebe, Betsy, Dak, Djafan, I like the “video game” you’re playing and it looks like the stakes are getting higher!! Wow!!


  64. MT said

    Awww … Looks like I’m late as usual, but thanks for leaving all these goodies out for us. 🙂

    Lots of my faves up there!! ♥

    I am soooo looking forward to tomorrow!!


  65. bebereader said

    David Archuleta & Allison Iraheta Interview @ Idol Watch Party (25 May 2011)

    Thanks, JR!


  66. bebereader said

    07-36 David Archuleta @ MTVTR3s: Idol Advice “NEVER SING ANYTHING YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN”

    Thanks again, Jr!


  67. djafan said

    Commercial for David in Manila, they sure show him the love. 🙂


  68. Aishwarya R said

    Thanks for the awesome post about the band. David has chosen such talented musicians to continue on the journey with him. More great things on the horizon for D!! I am SO excited for everyone going to the MB show!!! 😀
    I saw the video of Ben and Steven playing Pretty Young Thing and they sure have some GREAT skills going on! So cool that Ben is from New Zealand, and that’s where I live! 🙂


  69. emmegirl said

    Aishwarya R, Wow New Zealand, very nice to see you. Ben has some serious skills. These guys really get down to business. 🙂

    The tweets from MB should start rolling in a few hours. Going to stay really busy today so the day goes faster and tonight gets here quicker.

    Hope to see you again. I love meeting his fans, especially from other countries.


  70. Abrra said

    Aishwarya R

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic



  71. Abrra said

    HE has arrived!

    @DavidArchie In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the Mayfest! Gonna be performing tonight!



  72. Dakgal said


    May as well be Christmas we’re going to have all kinds of presents to open tonite. Wonder what we’ll get? GAH And the man is finally there!

    I’m going to start laying in supplies–snacks–smelling salts–port-a-potty–maybe a drinkie-poo.

    I’m not going to be far from my computer all day. Sightings, tweets,and pics ya know!!! How can the gals that are there even stand it?

    Abrra–They are probably at their base camp–sitting on the roof of the car with their beers already, getting a sun tan.

    Tonite is going to be EPIC!!!!!………


  73. skydancer1x said

    hi guys! SO EXCITED FOR TONITE!! and he is there
    should be home from work before D hits the stage!
    Dak! A plethora of goodies coming our way! Hip Hip Hooray!!


  74. Abrra said

    I just saw on twitter that there MIGHT be a UStream from a fan. I will keep checking in and post anything I find.

    If this does happen, we will head over to chat after the concert.



  75. betsy said

    I’m goin’ to Carolina in my mind
    I love this song and felt it appropriate

    There ain’t no doubt in no one’s mind, that love’s the finest thing around.


  76. MT said

    Haha The excitement is building!! Can’t wait for tonight!!

    Did you say Ustream? Yeaaahhh, keeping all my fingers and toes crossed!!

    “I’m going to start laying in supplies–snacks–smelling salts–port-a-potty–maybe a drinkie-poo.”

    Sound like a plan!! hahahaa


  77. stenocruiser said

    Oh my, such excitement, such anticipation, such fun — Carolina on our minds. Takes me back to when NYC was on our minds, the morning of the debut on Z100 of Crush — we were all breathlessly waiting and so very proud of David and happy for him. So many amazing and proud moments since then and tonight will simply be the latest to add to our boundless pride. Can hardly wait!


  78. archiesfan4life said

    Dak – yes, supplies – we need supplies nearby so we don’t miss one thing today!

    Steno – ah, the memories of the debut of Crush – I remember having my headphones on and Mr. AF4L saying, “Hey, I want to hear too!” – haha

    I am so excited about tonight and glad to be sharing the day with all of you!


  79. emmegirl said

    Wasn’t there a tweet about a new song he had written and had been rehearsing. 😯


  80. Abrra said

    I will add things as I find them to this comment.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    Got our spot for @DavidArchie concert. Cant wait!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    I spy many bandmates!
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    @suttygal STEVEN J ROBINSON .!:) WOOT!:)

    Just saw David Archuleta. *~*

    @FansofDavid David LIVE in Myrtle Beach TONIGHT!! Ustream broadcast IN THE WORKS with @FanScene! More deets coming


  81. djafan said

    I feel the excitement in the air!

    Dak, computer, laptop, ipod, all ready.

    They’re setting up for sound check. David has been spotted 🙂


  82. Abrra said

    /waves to Djafan

    I am offline til late afternoon. /Throws the baton to Djafan 😉



  83. Susie said

    Question – when was David’s last “actual” concert? I mean other than a few songs here and there. Didn’t 2010 consist of writing and book signings and radio interviews? Was it the “epic” Lexburg Christmas Tour in December, 2009?

    We are way ready for the drought to be over.


  84. betsy said

    Susie – I was thinking about that too. He had a few shows last fall, (York, NA, GR, Manilla, Singapore) a few songs at the book tour, but nothing more than a few songs. Not exactly a full concert. How long was Anaheim? I think it was the CFTH tour, a year and a half ago.
    I am off to work soon – have fun everyone. 🙂
    p.s. If he sings Good Place tonight, PERMAGRIN. 🙂
    (well, permagrin no matter what he sings, tbh)


  85. betsy said

    Soundcheck so far: TOSOD and FAlling Stars.


  86. djafan said

    hey abrra,

    Will be in and out 🙂 2 softball games so everyone jump in!!!!


  87. Angelica said

    Just sent from SB

    “You see us the fans with the umbrellas. The Other Side of Down, without David but they are singing. Yeah so good!! Will be in this spot all day now. SB”



  88. MT said

    Hey, a twitpic of the whole band! (except David, but we’ll get the ALL later 🙂 ). Great photo to wrap up BeBe’s awesome series on the band!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    Thanks again, Bebe! Now I know who they all are!!


  89. MT said

    Oops! That would be “them ALL” haha


  90. djafan said

    From FOD..will ustream here. Make sure to sign up ahead of time.


  91. Dakgal said

    If you haven’t already done so, you need to get a ustream account in advance.

    Do so by going here:

    That probably won’t work–so just go to Fans of David and use the link they have there—–

    Best to set one up now, because we’ll all have rattled brains and butterfingers later.

    If someone intelligent can put the link over here —go for it!! 😛


  92. Dakgal said

    Hey! whadda you know —it works. Yeah


  93. MT said

    If the fans are this excited (I know I am) can you imagine how pumped David must be? He’s got to be reallllly excited to be doing his first FULL show with the whole band!!


  94. I share some screen caps I made
    enjoy of them

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


  95. djafan said

    MT, David must be excited the band sure looks like it.


    FanScene and Fans of David have been working hard to get a UStream of tonight’s show! Barring any technical issues of course. Are you guys excited???? I know I am!!! It’s been way too long since Mr. Archuleta has done a full set concert, and since all of you could not be there, me included (*sniff*) we decided to find some lovely volunteers that are at the show that wouldn’t mind broadcasting for us. THANK YOU, LOVELY VOLUNTEERS!

    Hang tight, and come back to FanScene closer to show time (which is 8 p.m.) for the UStream info on where you can watch the show.

    Spread the word!


    CLARIFICATION: ON HOW THIS GOING TO WORK. This WILL NOT be on one U-stream channel …. how it will work is several AWESOME archie fans attending will give up some of their time to USTREAM parts of the concert on their own individual USTREAM channels….. we will be providing you those channels in the order that the Archie fans will be going live broadcasting their parts … there will possibly be some over lap of songs. It might be a little chaotic ….. BUT .. worth it for you’all to get to see some of this concert LIVE as it is happening.


  96. bebereader said

    Hey Everyone!

    I found a pocket of time on this busy weekend and there’s noplace else I’d rather be.

    Another pic from twitter, courtesy of Betsy.
    Poor quality but posting anyway because I’m trying to figure out who the fifth person is besides the band.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


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  98. Angelica said

    Hellooooo!!! So excited! Thank you Bebe for introducing us to the boys in the band. Great work! Now we get to hear them and soon…(videos to come!!!!) see them in action with you. know. who. front. and. center. I can hardly wait or sit still just thinking about it! Photobucket Got my snacks together too and just signed up for Ustream. Now, I think I’ll go clean out a closet or something to get rid of some of this energy before I explode! Photobucket

    Word…Don’t you know it’s gonna be really hot in MB tonight too? Photobucket And you know what that means. OK, gonna go attack that closet. Photobucket


    Hey dak, I think you forgot to locate this. Smelling salts won’t do it. haha. Oh my we gotta get through this but somebody’s gotta do it. 8)


    I will be back anon with more updates as I receive them. Peace out. Rest if you can. Drink plenty of fluids. Don’t forget to have some snacks during the day. We are T minus 5 hours and counting.


  99. djafan said


    Send link and we’ll change to picture. I did the one above.

    Bebe, I can’t tell who that may be, possible a band crew member for sound?


  100. Thank you much lovely volunteers for being willing to broadcast for us, In my time zone it’ll start at 19hrs! I imagine how hard you’re gonna work, I’ll be pending on those channels!


  101. ok djafan, another one link

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Edit: Thanks Andrea. Got it. Bebe


  102. bebereader said


    Please send your screencaps to and we’ll post them here. If anyone else find pics they would like posted please send to The Voice’s email too.

    Thanks for the ustream info Dak and Dja.

    Some random tweets:

    Met @DavidArchie’s new band! They are all kinds of AMAZING!!!!

    @hazeleyd71 great to meet u too, see u in a few hours!

    Program for tonight:

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic




  104. MT said

    Oops again! lol Forgot to credit @suttygal for the photo in #88. Thanks suttygal!

    Dak, thanks for the link. Gonna sign up early.

    96. Bebe, I think the extra person is Karin, zerogravity on twitter, she’s at the show.

    Angelica, let me guess, you’re just a teeny bit excited? lol and “We are T minus 5 hours and counting.” << This … haha Countdown has begun!!

    And to all those who are sending in deets, and posting them to keep us all up to date, I'm gonna say a great big THANK YOU for all that you do. I'm saying it now cuz I'll be so excited later that I might forget. 😀


  105. poof said

    While listening to Ben and his band’s video at the top of this article, I glanced to the right and saw the picture of David at the awards show last week. I read, perhaps too quickly, “The beast is yet to come”. 🙂 🙂 Hope everyone enjoys the show tonight!


  106. bebereader said


    Thanks for the info. When I first saw the pic I said “That can’t be David!” LOL Lucky Karin got to go to MB!

    Steven, the percussionist had a twitter party yesterday. While we’re waiting for tonight’s show, I copied a few here:

    On our way to Myrtle beach with archuleta, who else is coming??

    @StevenJRob woot we’re all excited? how many songs in the setlist?
    @omygoshashley A good few…we’re the headliners.

    @StevenJRob umm define few… 20? 30? did i hear 50????
    @omygoshashley ha ha ha ha!

    @StevenJRob Ah first show with the whole band! I can’t wait to see what happens! 😀
    @Palrice8 It’s gonna be great!

    @StevenJRob When are you leaving for MB? Everyone is almost already there waiting for y’all!
    @Attwittsend ha ha ha we’ll be there tomorrow in the AM

    @StevenJRob do u usually wear earplugs while performing? is it necessary/recommended?
    @lovefrommich We’re all wearing in-ear monitors. -almost like earphones, but not as bulky and uncomfortable. And they protect the hearing.

    @StevenJRob is it true that one side is music & the other is vocals? about 14 hours ago via web in reply to StevenJRob
    @lovefrommich Depends on the mix and set up. I prefer having my metronome, and backing tracks/vocals on both sides.

    @StevenJRob Expect lots of fan love this weekend. Seriously. Brace yourself cuz its all good 🙂
    @pastelpastel I’m soooo ready for it! Bring it on!!

    @StevenJRob Hi Steven! Are you packed yet? Are you excited? I am, even though I’m not going. Have fun!
    @Archiecrat Only bringing a few things…nothing crazy. But yes, SUPER excited!

    @StevenJRob hey bro! Break a leg tom!!! Will you be able to twitpic us of the band members & @DavidArchie?? That wud be nice!! Whatchathnk?
    @mhel4dja Thanks my dude! I’m yet to twitpic! I should try it

    @StevenJRob did you and/or other band members go see David perform at the KIIS FM American Idol viewing party on Wednesday?
    @AnnieDAFG Naw, we were too busy preparing for the show. 🙂 But I know David did a great job.

    @StevenJRob some fans already here, enjoying sun, sand,surf. Will you have time to hit the beach? Not an invite btw, just curious, Haha
    @janey79 ha ha ha ha We’ll see my friend! I would like to do some visiting, and tourist-y stuff. LOL

    @StevenJRob are you with David right now? Give him a fan shout out!
    @Nellie1983 Not at the moment, but will be soon.


  107. Dakgal said

    Dja #90— Sorry, I should have gone up-stream before posting about u-stream. 😳 Didn’t see your post. Told you we’d get rattled brained, well me anyway. 🙄


  108. djafan said

    No problem Dak, we are busting at the seams with excitement 🙂


  109. bebereader said

    From Andrea:

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


  110. Dakgal said

    Angelica #87 & 97—OMG– They practically are sitting in his lap!! They are going to need the paddles , especially if your weather prediction is right. Best throw in some oxygen–to see him live like that – all sweaty and glistening– I’m afraid to even look at the pictures.

    Those are brave bold women and I applaud them for making this sacrifice!! Did they have their physicals before leaving?


  111. stenocruiser said

    Hola Andrea – #107 — Eso es hermoso!


  112. Dakgal said

    3hrs-49 min. until launch and COUNTING DOWN for me!! CDST


  113. Thanks to y’all for letting me share things I like doing, well, this last posted picture was made by a latin fan called Jazz not by me.


  114. bluebar said

    Joining in on the excitement!

    #88 – Terrific photo of “The Band!”
    David’s exuberant spirit is reflected in those smiles!!
    This is going to be a very special evening.
    So happy for the guys!

    Good wishes to everyone attending!
    You will be safe and warm…
    in David’s sweet and soulful-sounding caress!


  115. Gayle122890 said

    Ok guys, I’ve signed up for Ustream. Now what? Sorry, I’m really bad at this. I need step-by-step instructions. Don’t want to wait for the last minute. Thank you so much, if anyone can help me.

    Andrea, that pic, awesome way to keep connected! Today’s event has got the world-wide fans just bustling with excitement!


  116. djafan said

    Hi Gayle,

    I have read on twitter that these three channels will take turns ustreaming. Go to the links and see if you’re signed in.

    Can’t wait, super giddy 🙂





  117. Gayle122890 said

    I’m in! Thanks, Dja! Squeeeeee!!!


  118. Angelica said

    Sent from SB iphone..

    “There are two paths to travel by to reach the concert. I have chosen this little bit of heaven and wow, the difference. Hmmm..darkening sky.” SB


    “The band is so good …. sang in place of David the superstar for TOSOD. You can’t get any more professional than this group of guys. Wow!! You are in for a great concert back home at The Voice!! Peace and quiet, the bikers are nearly gone now just the surfers to talk to in the elevators… So proud of David and his Band…” SB



  119. MT said

    Has anyone heard about the crowd? Are there many people there yet? I hope he has a nice BIG crowd for tonight!

    And I’m signed up for the UStream!! Keeping an eye on the countdown clock … I’m ready!


  120. Angelica said

    From answer to your question, MT!

    “A big crowd is gathering I could only capture a bit if it. 2 more hours!” SB



  121. MT said

    Awesome!!! Thanks Angelica, and thanks SB! So glad to see the crowd is building nicely. And there’s still 2 hours to go!! Oh man, I hope they all have a FABULOUS TIME!! Wish I was there!!

    Tell SB I hope the weather holds for them. Clouds would be nice, a little cooler for them, but hope the rain holds off till after the concert!!


  122. MT said

    Dang, I edited and left out the important part. ugh .. That was supposed to say: Tell SB thanks and I hope the weather holds. 🙂


  123. refnaf said

    #96 >>>> That’s Karin @zerogravity with the band!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Woot!! I am in Montreal with hubby and going out for dinner with a client of his…. no ustream for me 😦
    But I am sure there will be vids in the am!!!!!


  124. bluesky said

    Oh I am so excited!! That is all I can say. Period.


  125. Abrra said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Float on over after the concert!



  126. Angelica said

    Guys, Fanscene has the line-up for the cellcasts. First up is Trish. Click and go there first.

    You’ll see>


  127. bebereader said

    David’s next!
    13 minutes!

    She’s over and DAVID ARCHULETA IS NEEEXXXTT!! the waiting is almost over!!


  128. Angelica said

    Come here everyone!


  129. MT said

    2 minutes guys!!! I hope this works!!!!


  130. Angelica said

    “Someone very impressive just arrived behind the staging! Waiting and on next!!” SB



  131. emmegirl said

    Thanks Angelica, eeeek!


  132. Dakgal said

    Waiting— #$%&#@#@&#%&#%%^&)#$$%@$!!!!!!


  133. djafan said

    reception here!!!!!!!!!!


  134. djafan said

    Theyre chanting David David David


  135. Angelica said

    He is behind the stage and the cameras there are going wild with him!!!


    Sent from my iPhone


  136. djafan said



  137. djafan said



  138. Angelica said


    Sent by SB.


  139. djafan said

    I am completely beside myself!@\,jmklm


  140. emmegirl said

    and I am beside you dja


  141. djafan said




  142. bebereader said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    credit KOKO21


  143. emmegirl said

    these guys are killer!


  144. emmegirl said

    Sounds like they speeded up GGTT a bit, loving it!


  145. djafan said

    everyone prepare for the videos.


  146. bebereader said

    Can’t get this smile off my face!
    This is sooooo good!
    Even with lousy sound, David sounds amazing!
    The band is excellent!!!
    When he introduced the band members, did you feel like you knew them? LOL


  147. djafan said


    Heck yes we know the band members 🙂


  148. bebereader said

    My wish came true!
    Falling Stars!
    Thank you, David!!!!


  149. Tawna21 said

    bebe #147–like we were old friends meeting up again!! This is awesome, even with the crappy reception and freezing screens—it’s David!!! oh to be there!

    Loved ‘Blackbird’–I’d say David owns another song. 🙂



  150. bebereader said


    1 Stomping the Roses!!!!!!!

    2 TOSOD! Ha!

    3 ALTNOY!

    4 Everybody Wants To Rule the World
    (Tears For Fears cover! dJJDFAOUOAFJL;FA;)

    5 Something ‘Bout Love

    6 Touch My Hand

    7 My Kind of Perfect

    8 A Thousand Miles

    9 Gotta Get Through This

    10 My Hands

    11 Blackbird (McCartney cover)

    12 Falling Stars (kjdaioduoeiru999797F9E890SOI;OF;RP;PPORISDRI;!!)

    13 Works For Me!!!

    14 Complain

    15 Elevator

    16 Crush


  151. Angelica said

    That. was. amazing.

    Rendezvous at Cafe Unplugged. The party continues!


  152. emmegirl said

    I am still in a fog. Felt soooo good just having him on that stage again.



  153. Dayzee said

    Too much awesomeness to express. Great night!


  154. djafan said



  155. bebereader said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    credit karin


  156. Angelica said

    From SB’s iphone.

    “nothing, nothing but the best for our guy.” SB



  157. Angelica said

    From her iphone! “He came out to see us…” SB



  158. Angelica said

    Can I just say thank you thank you thank you, SB, for the updates and all the great pics! You are awesome possum! Can’t wait to hear from you and SF, Hooked, PattiNC and everyone who was so blessed to attend this first full concert in too long!


  159. Angelica said

    From SB…

    “The much loved song of the night…Paul McCartney’s Black Bird

    Jeff asked us if we see the transition he is making in his music and of course we have seen it. We told him how wonderful “Crazy” is.

    He had a huge reception of fans by his limo. He signed autographs and I am not washing my hand for some time as we shook hands and then well I will tell more later.

    An awesome night…more to follow.”


    Sent from my iPhone


  160. Abrra said

    Back up the truck a bit. From AI viewing party




  161. Abrra said






  162. Tawna21 said

    mmmm~~~thanks abs and thank you jonerz!! 🙂 I can go to bed happy having heard even just one from tonight. 😛



  163. Angelica said

    Screencap from STR.



  164. bebereader said

    Stomping The Roses

    Other Side of Down

    credit emilyluvsarchie


  165. bebereader said

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World
    Tears for Fears cover



  166. bebereader said

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World

    (emily named it Altnoy but it’s not)


    credit emilyluvsarchie


  167. Angelica said

    Everybody wants to rule the world..
    From the video by Jonerz who also rules.



  168. bebereader said

    Gotta Get Through This
    (Daniel Bedingfield cover)


    credit emilyluvsarchie


  169. betsy said

    I can’t take it, someone hold me.


  170. bebereader said




  171. bebereader said

    Works For Me

    Falling Stars

    credit emilyluvsarchie


  172. bebereader said

    Gotta Get Through This and band intro


    credit Jonerzz


  173. emmegirl said

    Betsy, this is so good and so bad. There is so much talent there he hardly knows what to do with it.


  174. bebereader said

    Works For Me




  175. bebereader said

    My Kind of Perfect

    My Hands




  176. Angelica said

    ♫ It’s a quarter to 2, there’s no one in the place but just me and you…♪ Hey Bebe! I think I imbibed too much Archugoodness in one night. I have OD’d on ODD. Posting this collage I made in a daze from Jonerz’ EWTRTW vid and then staggering off to bed to join the rest of you happy dreamers. See y’all in the morning!



  177. bebereader said

    Touch My Hand





  178. Blueberry Ice said

    Abrra; Bebe; You are lifesavers. Thank you for posting the videos so promptly! What an incredible performance! There are not enough superlatives to adequately describe what I’ve heard. David is just a.m.a.z.i.n.g !!!!!!!! The band was out of this world as well. Just love all the Archie fans … a humongous Thank You for all the videos, photos & tweets. Please, we need TOUR!!!!!!!
    SB, SF, Hooked, PattiNC, et. al … how did you guys survive or do we need to send in the medics to revive you! (lol) Safe travels back home and can’t wait to hear all the details! Now, going back to rewatch again!


  179. kaycee said

    Oh my! So late, but I just couldn’t stop! So much “amazingness” and So much to say, but my brain does not seem to be working…so I’ll just quote Emmegirl: “Felt soooo good just having him on that stage again.”

    And his tweet after the concert was very telling: “Had such a fun time tonight in Myrtle Beach!!! So refreshing doing a show again. Thanks to everyone who came!” After 16 songs, giving his all on each one, in the heat and humidity, and signing autographs afterwards…he calls it refreshing! He seems to need it as much as we do!


  180. Download Links, for anyone interested

    01 MP3s/Audio files —
    02 MP4s/Video files — (still on-going)

    We are just missing ATM. Looks like emily & jonerzz are in la-la land – much deserved may I say

    Arch angels RAWK!
    David RAWKS! Boi was on fire tonight!
    This new band RAWKS!

    OK, I think we Pinoys should negotiate for a good group rate for a memorial plan in time for July… daid… we be daid by then…


  181. Abrra said

    The elusive ATM


    Thank you for posting all the mp3’s and mp4’s. I will add them to Abrra’s Candy Jar on the left sidebar for safe keeping. Anyone who wants to look for them at a later date can find them easily.

    Now, back to sorting out the UNPLUGGED videos! I have put a set up with all his recent performances that will play on repeat for a few days for those who have not had time to study his every note and move. 😉



  182. skydancer1x said

    David Archuleta Ruled Myrtle Beach
    by AALetta

    This past Saturday was the 60th Annual Sun Fun Festival at Myrtle Beach, SC. with appearances by Disney and Nickelodeon stars such as Emily Osment, Jake T. Austin, Ariana Grande and Noah Munck. But after a fun day of festivities, one special guest made it a night to remember.

    David Archuleta headlined the concert for the night, performing for the first time with all his new band members. Always a favorite, a huge chunk of the crowd at Myrtle Beach were there just for him! Singing songs from both his debut and his latest album, The Other Side of Down, with new arrangements and excellence from his band that delighted.

    Among his set list were also three covers, two of which he was performing live for the first time. The first cover of the night was “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” by Tears For Fears. A different sound for David, but he nailed it with the stunning flexibility of his voice as he got lost in the meaning of the song.

    The next cover was one that was completely unexpected, but a perfect addition. “Blackbird” by Paul McCartney, also sung by Carly Smithson during David’s season of American Idol. David knocked it out of the park with his soft, tender voice and soulfulness.

    Last of the covers was one David performed acoustically not too long ago with only half of his band, and was even better with the full band and larger crowd. “Gotta Get Thru This” by Daniel Bedingfield, once again a different sound for David, but he definitely pulls it off. Halfway through the song David stopped singing to introduce his new bands members. One by one he introduced them as they played their instrument exuberantly, showing off their skills.

    It’s safe to say that David is going in a different, but better direction with his music as he takes a new step in his career. Songs like “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” and “Gotta Get Thru This” are a change for the usual balladeer, but fit his personality better and give him a different voice aside from ballads. And by the looks of the Myrtle Beach turnout, it’s no doubt that David’s fans will be with him every step of the way as he enters this new chapter.


  183. djafan said

    Good Morning!

    I feel like I have a hangover, to much or not enough David lol.

    Nice review.

    I’m blown away by him.

    Thank you to those that were there and shared their wonderful experience with us. Thank you thank you.


  184. Angelica said

    Good Morning! I’m up and rested and ready to go again! Buffering up every video on this page from last night right now, all 26! I am still floating from the entire experience and like many of you, I wasn’t even there. The underwater cellcast, the chat at unplugged afterwards, (we had a record number there!) the fun of watching each new vid as it got uploaded by Jonerz and Emily, the updates and photos by SB and all the squeeing that ensued was a blast! He does not disappoint and neither do his fans. Love that review above! Back in a bit. Not done squeeing yet by a long shot! 😛


  185. emmegirl said

    Still watching, still speechless…waiting for SB recap. He just keeps upping the ante.


  186. djafan said

    I’m drunk again.


  187. emmegirl said

    dja, EWTRTW is my drug of choice today.


  188. djafan said

    I watch EWTRTW in between every other video. Tears For Fears was one of my favorites back in the day. My son in law loves their music, can’t wait to show him.

    And the lyrics, David said “So I kind of take this song to my own personal meaning” so telling.

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World

    Welcome to your life
    There’s no turning back
    Even while we sleep
    We will find you acting on your best behavior
    Turn your back on Mother Nature
    Everybody wants to rule the world

    It’s my own design
    It’s my own remorse
    Help me to decide
    Help me make the most
    Of freedom and of pleasure
    Nothing ever lasts forever
    Everybody wants to rule the world

    There’s a room where the light won’t find you
    Holding hands while the walls come tumbling down
    When they do I’ll be right behind you
    So glad we’ve almost made it
    So sad they had to fade it
    Everybody wants to rule the world

    I can’t stand this indecision
    Married with a lack of vision
    Everybody wants to rule the world
    Say that you’ll never never never never need it
    One headline why believe it?
    Everybody wants to rule the world

    All for freedom and for pleasure
    Nothing ever lasts forever
    Everybody wants to rule the world


  189. Abrra said

    Single mp3 audio download of CRAZY from Idol Viewing Party:



  190. djafan said

    twitter party!

    Steven J. Robinson StevenJRob

    @Maureen_abms Neither can I!! Last night was the most fun Ive had playing drums in a live setting. Cant wait to do it again!

    Mornin’ family! Back in LA. Had a GREAT time in Myrtle Beach! I LOVE the new band name, and love yall! #Archuband

    Wow….speechless! MYRTLE BEACH!! Im at a loss for words! I love yall! #andilovemyjob

    Big shoutout to @DavidArchie, @MarkNilanJr, Ben, Brian and all the MB supporters for such a great show!!!!!!


  191. davidstopsmyaging said

    Just popping in to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who worked so hard to bring these videos to us and to share your experiences. It’s beyond exciting to watch David perform after such a long time, and I will treasure all the videos you have shared. My favorite, like others have stated, too, is EBWTRTW—can’t get any better than David!


  192. betsy said

    Skydancer #182 Thanks for bringing the review over.

    “A different sound for David, but he nailed it with the stunning flexibility of his voice as he got lost in the meaning of the song.”


  193. betsy said

    FYI: Someone has added Jonerz Video of Blackbird to his Official Facebook page. 🙂
    I love this.
    He has 1,725,732 Facebook “likes”


  194. bebereader said


    I must have been half asleep when you posted those awesome pics from EWTRTW. That’s the only explanation I can come up for missing them (and they are not to be missed), aside from my own Archustupor!

    Last night, I was too busy hunting down and posting videos to watch any so today feels like a picnic. “My Hands” ending is back to being awesome with the help of the vocals of the band! Woot! Woot! “EWTRTW” is now owned by The Voice; it was exquisite. “Blackbird” was a surprise! The Beatles/McCartney songbook suits David well. More please! Loved the tribute to his Mom on ATM! Nice to see the resurrected “Works For Me”! And my wish came true when David sang “Falling Stars”, my favorite off of TOSOD. I still have five or six more to watch, the pie a la mode of the day for me.

    It’s plain to see that David is blossoming without the constraints of a label that denied him the freedom to be who he is. They should have offered him the world and begged him to stay. His tweet about feeling ‘refreshed’ after the show was so telling.

    I saw both a new intensity and a freedom in David’s performance last night. Kudos to the new band and to David’s manager. Keep up the good work! And from what I’ve been reading on the web, the show was a huge success and people are liking the new direction David is taking with his music.

    A special thank you to Jonerz, emilyluvsarchie and our own SandyBeaches for keeping us abreast of the show. Idk where we would have been without you. {{{Hugs and safe travels home.}}}


  195. emmegirl said

    Abrra 189, thanks. I was hoping to get that sometime. Didn’t want to ask, felt too greedy. You guys do so much as it is. 🙂


  196. Abrra said

    Please! I want to know what you all want 🙂 I am glad to add any performances to the Candy Jar. Ask away and leave me a link to the youtube you want audio ripped from.



  197. bluesky said

    I miss-typed my own name several times in the box where it says “email”. That says something about how tired I am.

    But not too tired to thank you all so much for all the work, videos, postings, stay-up-late-ness and general fine skills you contribute to making this a fun place to be.

    I love the new “My Hands” ending. Always one of my favorites. And I am really loving Blackbird. How the bird finds light and healing even in the dead of night. This is what I get from his rendition. And it follows “everybody wants to rule..”.
    Whether or not that was planned, I like it very much.

    Appreciate you all and how your efforts bless my life.



  198. Nancy L said

    Abrra – 196 Thanks so much for making the MP3s of the songs from MB! I’m having trouble with the one for Stomping the Roses. It says it’s 23 minutes long so I can’t put it on a CD. Is there any way to make another MP3 of it for the correct length of time? I appreciate you posting all the videos and pictures for those of us who weren’t able to be there except in spirit. I hope we get more US concerts soon!

    Nancy L


  199. Abrra said

    I can’t take credit for the hard work JR did.
    I took down the one that was there and made a new one it’s 3:15. Check your email.



  200. Nancy L said

    Abrra – #199: You are quick and amazing and the best! Thanks so much for your help.

    Nancy L


  201. pattiNC said

    Hi everyone! back home, after a stop at a friend’s beach house on the way home from MB. I’m starting to relive the night by watching the videos…OMG guys you have no idea how good he was last night! I am so thankful I was able to see him again.


  202. pattiNC said

    Kimk and I talked about making a sign that said “David’s Biker Babes” LOL


  203. Nancy L said

    Abrra – #199: Bah. I’m having the same problem with Works For Me. Could you please make a new MP3 of it? I don’t know why it says it’s 23 minutes long (although we could listen to it for 23 minutes over and over, but the CD won’t burn it.) Thanks for your help.

    Oh, and thanks so much to JR for the MB MP3’s!! Woot! The next best thing to being there.

    Nancy L


  204. djafan said

    Hello Pattinc!

    So glad you got to see him and I know we’d love to hear how good he was live 🙂 I’ve been in David video vortex since last night.


  205. Suzy-Q said

    A big THANK-YOU to everyone who had anything to do with the videos of last night. So many people working together to bring the rest of us so much joy. I didn’t get to go to MB and I felt very sad. Now, I am happy, thanks to the quality of the audio David’s voice sounds fantastic. The video is good too. I almost felt that I was there. The cell cast last night was really bad but really,really fun. Thanks Trish!


  206. Angelica said

    The STR and the WFM from JR’s MP3’s are over 23 minutes long. It was apparently an honest mistake but Abrra has fixed them and you can get her corrected versions of both these songs from Abrra’s candy jar on the left sidebar. Sorry for any inconvenience. Check your downloads for these 2 songs and replace. JR may have fixed this in her files already but just want to give everyone a heads up on this.


  207. Angelica said

    Following up on my earlier comment from this morning #184, I did watch all 26 videos in a single sitting and had to lie down. Woke up so refreshed! I am now doing straight up Blackbirds with EWTRTW chasers. haha. Going back for another round or 6. Cheers!


  208. Heidijoy said

    Thank You to all who provided us You tubes,info from SB etc. and overall gave us a great experience to enjoy David and the band. I’ve watched all the videos and some of them more than once.

    Masterclasslady reviewed Blackbird and EWTRTW and she definitely was impressed once again with David,his artistry, technical excellance etc. Highly recommend a gander


  209. Hi all!

    01 MP3s/Audio files —
    02 MP4s/Video files —

    are now all complete. Actually I added more MP4s as jonerzz and luckynorrs add more of their HD vids 🙂 ut at least now we have the complete set.



  210. TV33South’s interview w/ DA


  211. Abrra said

    Love this person’s videos for the full body performances view.

    For example , WHAT is that move at 5:50? It needs a name.

    I am looking for slow-mo material 😉



  212. Fe said

    I am completely overwhelmed seeing David on the stage again. His new band is flipping’ awesome. David is beyond flippin’ awesome. I can’t even speak. I.NEED.TOUR.LIKE.YESTERDAY. Gahhhhh……


  213. Dakgal said

    Out prowling the neighborhood again and saw this –I hope its OK to bring this over–but I get such a kick out of reading things like this and thought you would too! 😛

    emilyluvsarchie says:
    May 29, 2011 at 8:57 am
    ” I can’t get over how great he sounded, just keeps getting better. And he had a blast, it just showed. The crowd loved him. There was a dad and son next to me, singing every word. A teenage boy , in a beanie down from me singing and dancing and working his way closer to the stage the whole concert. And maybe my favorite part, as you know it was Bike Week in Myrtle(its been nuts, in a fun way). There was a smallish hotel across the street with a side view of the stage. On the top floor, some of the bikers were standing outside listening, then more and more showed up and they were dancing around. Stayed outside for the entire concert! It was great!”

    Thanks for everything Emilyluvsarchie


  214. Tawna21 said

    whew! I finally made it! I got the videos watched (they are some good quality–remember what we watched during his first solo tour(?)), downloaded mp3’s and mp4’s (thanks abrra for fixing the 2 that ended up being the whole show each-I thought I was doing something stupid and missing something somewhere), and even made it to church–eyeballs were computer glazed and ears ringing with Blackbird and EWTRTW, but I was there, 😉 and finally just had the last of the neighbors, that dropped by to visit, leave.

    I seriously cannot believe last night’s performance. It was, without a doubt, awesome and, as David put it, refreshing. We are so in trouble when he gets his US tour figured out and we start seeing his shows again. You MB attendees are so lucky to have witnessed this weekend. Hopefully it doesn’t take too long for you to come back down to earth so we can have some re-caps. ♥♥ **will wait**



  215. emmegirl said

    Fe 212!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dak, thanks for bringing that, love it! And thanks Emily for everything you do!

    Abrra, luckynorris123 was lucky, great spot for vids. Don’t know what you call the move in GGTT, but there is an elephant walk in luckynorris’s STR at 1:03-:06. 🙂


  216. skydancer1x said

    Davids skin, eyes, hair. But mostly his eyes! EEEK That is the most beautiful interview video I have ever seen of David

    So, my neighbor who left town for the holiday asked Saturday morning..”so what are your plans for the weekend?”
    me, “oh not much…you know”
    me (thinking)
    well saturday,I plan on flying home from work(in my car)parking myself in front of my computer,(in my comfy clothes) waiting for David Archuleta to appear on stage on Ustream, and waiting..anxiously nibbling my fingernails down to little nubs in anticipation,then switching to a bag of chips ,2 bottles of water and an apple, followed later by a piece chocolate cake and milk, chatting with people I have never actually met but that I actually love, watching endless videos of an EPIC concert over and over again,more videos, staying up late,and then napping off and on all day Sunday between videos. I’ll just tell them tuesday I decided to go away, went to Myrtle Beach for the weekend, and it was fabulous♥
    Thanks to all of you who brought us there. Love you all! Just WOW!

    by the way, slow mo abs!? really!? :)))


  217. emmegirl said

    sky, lol ♥


  218. emmegirl said

    Abs, if you don’t mind, could we get an mp3 of luckynorris123 EWTRTW. Thanks ma’am.


  219. Abrra said

    I will raise you a move at 1:16-1:19, on that same STR 😉 Whazzat?

    Here you go:EWTRTW (luckynorris123)



  220. emilyluvsarchie said

    Hi everybody! Just wanted to thank everyone for the kind comments about the videos. I love being able to post them, so I’m glad folks enjoy them. David was spectacular last night, as you already know. He is always wonderful live, but there was just a different “feel” last night. He is so obviously happy, it was like seeing Shop Around David again, only a more mature version.Oh, I can’t even describe what I mean properly, but there is a new self-confidence oozing from him. And I love it!


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