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AJ Louis

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF

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"From Backstage to Center Stage"

After recently leaving his position doing publicity for MTV out of their L.A. office, AJ Sarcione is making his mark in front of the cameras pursuing his first love, music... (continued) - Street Report Magazine


"New Faces to Watch, AJ Sarcione: A Great Talent"

I recently came across a very fun video on YouTube called "Rochambeau" - so cute and so original that I wanted to find out more about the young talent. I was immediately sold when I heard his soulful interpretation of "Breaking Point." ... (continued) - LA Teen Festival The Magazine


""Best Vocalist of the Month""

AJ Sarcione Named October “Best Vocalist Of The Month” With His Song “Breaking Point”
By Dale Kawashima

AJ Sarcione, a talented pop/urban/soul singer & writer based in Los Angeles, CA, has won the October SingerUniverse “Best Vocalist Of The Month” Competition, for his performance of his song, “Breaking Point” (co-written by Dylan Lloyd). Sarcione is currently writing and recording several new songs for his upcoming album project.

“Breaking Point” is a soulful, contemporary pop ballad which is well produced, and already sounds ready for radio airplay. This song provides an excellent showcase for Sarcione's impressive vocal performance. In the first verse, Sarcione starts singing with an understated approach, and then he gradually builds to a passionate, stirring vocal performance later in the song. "Breaking Point" was produced by Kevin Savigar, who is known for co-writing & producing several hit songs for Rod Stewart, including "Forever Young" and "Young Turks."

Sarcione grew up in New Hampshire, and for high school he attended the Walnut Hill School for the Arts near Boston, where he studied classical voice. During this period Sarcione performed at the Alice Tully Hall in New York City (at the Lincoln Center). In addition, while he in the audience at a Whitney Houston concert, he was invited onstage by Houston to sing with her. Sarcione said Houston, along with Ella Fitzgerald and Boyz II Men, were three of his biggest musical influences.

For college, Sarcione attended the University of Miami, but he decided to leave school early to focus on his music career. He had the opportunity to meet Mya and sing onstage with her, which led to Mya introducing Sarcione to producers and labels. However, he decided he wasn't quite ready as an artist, so he returned to U. of Miami and subsequently graduated with a Bachelor's degree.

Sarcione then moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as a publicist for MTV and other entertainment companies. However, in 2009 he decided to seriously pursue his artist career again. In the past year he's written & recorded 10 new songs, including "Breaking Point," and a dance/funk song called "Rochambeau." Sarcione has created an unique, stylish video of "Rochambeau," which has been viewed 17,000 times on YouTube. Also in December 2009, Sarcione sang the National Anthem at the Staples Center before a Lakers game.

Currently, Sarcione is recording more songs with Kevin Savigar, and he's collaborating with other writer/producers. "Kevin has been great to work with--we really hit it off," said Sarcione. "I like how we brought in a gospel choir to sing on 'Breaking Point'. I'm looking forward to working with Kevin and other producers. We're putting together songs for my recording project, to present to labels. We're also booking more live shows; I'm really looking forward to performing these new songs live." - SingerUniverse.com


"music: discover aj sarcione"

It didn’t take long, after moving to LA, to not get surprised when someone told me they were an actor, or a singer or that they played in a band. Where I come from, it takes a lot of guts from someone to make that kind of commitment and here in LA, as legend has it, there is a conglomerate of people that… Well, I guess have “that gut”.
I wouldn’t go as far as saying that I tend to roll my eyes every time someone tells me they act or sing… but after a few times I have met the so called “singer” and have asked them to sing something and have them answer: “Sorry, I am just not prepared” or “Sorry, I need an audience” it kind of gets lame. Sometimes, the “singer” did sing a song; only problem is that I wish I had never asked him/her to do so… Now, I am not saying that everyone is like that, or that LA is filled with people claiming to be what they are not, I am just talking about the people I have encountered… so far…. until I met AJ Sarcione.
I met AJ through a friend, who said he was not only a handsome guy but also a great singer (yes, there was a little rolling of my eyes when she said that). Indeed, my friend was right, great looking guy, easy to tell right off the bat. As far as the singing, I didn’t know yet, I didn’t ask him to sing and he didn’t talk about it. It wasn’t until the second time I met him that I had the opportunity to hear him sing and to feel comfortable enough to write this article and say: Now here is someone who has the gut… and owns it!
Even if his songs are not your style, you got to admit AJ has got a great voice. After checking out his music on his website (www.ajsarcione.com), I found myself dancing to “Last Night” my favorite song by him. And how could I not dance? The song has a great beat, great energy and it’s just sexy. Last week, AJ released his first music video Rochambeau (the game of rock, paper, scissors).
So check it out! As for my view on talented people in LA, I know there are many out there so don’t be shy to show what you got. LA has talented people and here is one of them! - ilovemyla.com


"GLITTERY CELEBRITY LINKS"

Music Video - AJ Sarcione - Rochambeau - HollywoodRag.com


"Love! Love! Love!"

Check out this supafly new music video from breakout artist AJ Sarcione.
Music video for “Rochambeau” …get into it! - MicahJesse.com


"AJ Sarcione debuts 'Rochambeau', a funk, rock, soul fusion, preview"

AJ Sarcione, a newcomer on the music scene, combines bluesy baritone notes to a full tenor and falsetto range that reminds you of Prince, Joss Stone and Tevin Cambell.
A blend of soul, rock and funk defines the sound of AJ Sarcione’s voice.
AJ Sarcione, a newcomer on the music scene, combines bluesy baritone notes to a full tenor and falsetto range that reminds you of Prince, Joss Stone and Tevin Campbell.
A veteran of MTV behind the scenes, AJ has struck out on his own in front of the camera and on stage.
His voice even caught the ear of Whitney Houston, who asked him to sing at The Wang Center in Boston during her 'My Love is Your Love' tour. A short while later, pop artist Mya Harrison handed over her microphone while in concert after hearing AJ sing, asking him to perform her song.
AJ honed his craft at the New England Conservatory, performing at Lincoln Center in NYC. He continued onto the University of Miami where he was earned a scholarship for Studio Music and Jazz voice. Later, AJ spent time in the industry recording and working with labels after singing with Mya.
After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles in late 2006 where he built a career with MTV. After much anticipated time, he started recording again in December 2009.
Monsters and Critics caught up with AJ Sarcione, who some critics describe as a singer who hearkens a young George Michael in style and stage presence.
- Monsters and Critics.com


"Behind the scenes, the making of AJ Sarcione's new music video Rochambeau"

This video, Rochambeau, embedded below is the first music video for A.J. and marks his transition back into the world of performing art from the world of public relations where he has most recently worked as a senior publicist for MTV. All scenes for the video were shot during a very long day inside a studio in Los Angeles. After the shoot, this Examiner submitted some questions to AJ and Ryan regarding the insipration and direction of the video to catpure the AJ's vision. - Examiner.com


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AJ Louis is the new male pop voice. A soulful pop sound defines the music, as this artist releases his first single - a powerful, uplifting and thought-provoking ballad, 'Breaking Point.' An artist with a story that includes Whitney Houston asking him to join her on stage, to being heard once again from the audience by Mya who did the same, through to his most recent appearance on The Talk with Wayne Brady in support of Grammy Week, this performer is destined to be known for what makes him one of today's up and coming credible recording artists -- his voice.