With a sound Billboard magazine calls, "Sweeping!", Christian Andréason is a man whose music, lyrics and person go right to the core of an individual's soul.
Nominated in 2006 for an OMA (for Best Inspirational Album and Song of the Year) the critically acclaimed, award-winning recording artist is also a singer, songwriter and producer. Vacillating between many different styles, such as: adult contemporary, dance and inspirational music ... everything is recorded for his independent record label (founded in 1991) Wonderboy Records.
Having so-far professionally recorded and produced hundreds of songs; one of Christian's most notable recordings is his GLAMA winning single, "Everybody Else" which became one of the first songs played by Top 40 US radio stations to annually commemorate World AIDS Day.
Praised by celebrities, major press and even former United States Presidents, Christian's music and messages have so far reached millions Internationally via Internet, television, stage, print and radio.
Recognized by Billboard magazine as a "Critic's Choice" artist, legendary singer/songwriter, Neil Sedaka calls his artistry, "Wonderful!" Famed DJ, Casey Kasem says Christian's talent is on par with George Michael or Elton John and the Houston Chronicle calls his music, "Slick blue eyed Soul!"
Christian's album, "The Rhythm of Life" was co-produced by Grammy/Emmy/Dove Award winning music house Hit Play Productions (LeAnne Rhimes, Donna Summer, Michael W. Smith & Ce Ce Winans). Key tracks include, "Love Who You Love", "Oh, Mary Mary", "The Wedding Song" and the single, "The Rhythm of Life" containing featured vocals from Melinda DooLittle, the beloved singing sensation from the 2007 season of "American Idol."
Also quite notable is a benefit CD Christian produced entitled, "The Katrina CD" (KatrinaCD.com). Proceeds from the sale of the album go toward his nonprofit organization, "Recording Artists for Hope." The 18 song album features Christian's powerful recording, "Call My Name" as well as Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland in duet with Kitten K. Sera, Broadway star Billy Porter, Billboard Top 10 dance artist Jenna Drey, Jason and deMarco and American Red Cross Theme artist, Steph Carse.
While music certainly is and always will be a major focus within Christian's life, helping people advance in their personal and spiritual lives has always been a significant and important goal. Widely known for having had a powerful, well publicized 1995 near-death experience, (now translated into over 9 languages) Christian often holds speaking events about spiritual topics, where he performs his music ...empowering audiences wherever he goes.
Christian is also deeply involved in the real estate market and with his company, “A Home For The Heart” (brokered by Trend Setter Realty in Houston) he and his skilled team help home buyers and sellers as they transfer from one residence to another. For more go to: www.TrendSettingRealtor.com
No matter how you tend to profile and categorize him, Christian has many undeniable gifts ... but perhaps his most admirable trait is in how he uses everything that makes him unique to bring people together!
Christian is also expected to release a retrospective soon, entitled, “I Belong To You – A Collection - Vol. 1”
Also for those interested:
Christian's first book, "Remembering Heaven" should be completed and released bewteen 2008 and 2009.
Portions of his NDE, which have been so-far translated in over 9 languages can be read on various sites online, including the World-reknown site: www.Near-Death.com
Christian's website is: www.AllAboutChristian.com
Everybody Else (cassette/CD single) - 1991
Christian Andreason - "My demo's greatest hits" - 1995
Love Will Keep Us Together (Euro single) - 1996
Freak On In (EP produced for Pinque/Kitten K.Sera) - 1997
Remember Me (CD EP) - 1998
Boy Called Sue - 1999
The Storybook - 2000
Dreams of the Heart - Tupperware Corp. Theme - 2000
All The Time (Theme for TV's "Embraced By the Light" - 2001
New Millennial Man - 2002 (Unfinished)
Ode to The Angel - 2003
Still (CD single in duet with Jason Warner) - 2004
Meditations - 2004 (Unreleased)
The Rhythm of Life - 2005
The Katrina CD - 2005
Upcoming albums: "I Belong to You - A Collection - Vol. 1"
"Rousing and Emotive ... Solid Pop Sheen!"
"Slick Blue-Eyed Soul"
"Triumphant Inspirational Pop!"
"Andréason does not shy away when confronting hypocrisy..."
CD is Welcome Relief
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Nov. 25, 2005, 2:53PM CD is a welcome relief Local, national artists offer victims hope through so...Nov. 25, 2005, 2:53PM
CD is a welcome relief
Local, national artists offer victims hope through songs
By JOEY GUERRA
For The Chronicle
The ongoing relief effort after a record-breaking hurricane season inspired local and national artists to contribute songs to The Katrina CD — Vol. 1.
The 18-track disc features original songs by a number of popular Houston acts, including Glenna Bell, John Evans, Cameron Dezen and New Orleans transplant Kim Carson. There are also contributions from nationally recognized names such as Broadway star Billy Porter and sexy soul singer Ari Gold.
Houston-based inspirational singer Christian Andréason served as the project coordinator and executive producer. He started compiling tracks just a few weeks after floods caused by Hurricane Katrina inundated much of New Orleans.
Andréason postponed promotion of his own solo album The Rhythm of Life because he felt compelled to do something more than donate clothes and food to help survivors.
"There are so many calling out for help right now. So many feel forgotten," Andréason says. His rousing album opener, Call My Name, is buoyed by emotive vocal work, a solid backing chorus and a slick pop sheen.
All proceeds raised from CD sales will be distributed among various charities.
The Katrina CD can be purchased online at www.katrinacd.com or at Cactus Music & Video. More outlets will be added in the coming months, and Andréason plans several volumes, "as long as there is a need."
The disc offers a variety of sounds: Country, pop, soul, rock and dance rhythms combine in an effortless sonic blend.
Former KHOU/Channel 11 consumer reporter turned quirky Latin diva Eileen Faxas snaps and crackles on the snappy salsa ditty Vívelo, and San Marcos-based favorite Terri Hendrix's My Own Place is a sassy wish list of good-life necessities.
Singer/songwriter Jez leads youth praise and worship at Lakewood Church and is the music director for Freedom Fellowship in The Woodlands. His track Prodigal is a whirl of jangly guitars and soaring vocals.
Florida-based singer Steph Carse's Reach Out has been used by the Red Cross as a theme for several relief efforts, and the shimmering anthem works well in this context. Elegant ballads from Dezen and Katrina Parker also provide moments of truth and grace.
Even better is the haunting simplicity of Bell's Tumbling Down, a wistful duet with country-rocker Evans. The pair's plaintive vocal performances give the touching lyrics a hefty emotional punch.
"I have always wanted to use my music to help people. This was the perfect opportunity," Bell says. "(Tumbling Down) ... is a song of hope and reassurance that, through interpersonal relationships, the human spirit can and will survive."
Inspirational pop duo Jason & deMarco preview an upcoming album with the sultry dance track Just in Time. The song was written and produced by Houston native Alan Lett, whose From Now On (Second Chance) is featured on The Katrina CD.
The kitschy Kitten K. Sera (formerly Pinque) twinkles and shines on All That I'm Looking For, a campy gem that features backing vocals from Destiny's Child's Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland. And budding dance diva Jenna Drey kicks up the energy on the insanely catchy Why Should I Believe You?
New York-based singer Gold sets a simmering mood with Space Under Sun, and the song's evocative mantra — "living in a room for everyone" — is one of the disc's pivotal messages.
"Space Under Sun is a song about the journey we go through to find out how we fit into this world and allowing the universe to guide us," Gold says. "My hope is that the song's message would lift the spirits (of Katrina evacuees) and provide a message of hope and understanding."
The disc's most resonant moment comes from Carson, who lived for 15 years in New Orleans and still had a home there when Katrina hit. She now lives in Houston.
"I'm going back to Louisiana/I gotta get there just as fast as I can," Carson sings on her country romp. And indeed, the charismatic performer has already returned to check on friends and perform for fans.
"I'm feeling so bewildered, overwhelmed, sad and off balance," Carson says. "But it's also a unique time to be in New Orleans — surrounded by so much love for each other with one another helping and sharing what we have. Now we're just family."
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