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New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | MAJOR

New York City, New York, United States | MAJOR
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Pop R&B





Tell me a little about yourself?

I can define myself in two words ‘Music God’, I make such a bold statement as I defied all odds when I survived a head injury causing me to flat line. I saw God, not ready for me I returned to continue on my musical path.
I don’t write anything down, I record everything on my macbook, I just hear the beat and then spit the verses. Sometimes I scare myself because I don’t know what I will say and go back afterwards to listen and the words can be so powerful. Music is endless, I can create a hit song in any genre of music as if I had been doing that genre all my life.

What did it feel like getting accepted in to Juilliard, with a full scholarship, on the spot at just age 12?

It was a wonderful experience especially as I did not know how to read music, so playing Vivaldi’s ‘Concerto in A minor’ impressed the panel. I just hear music and I play.

What was it like preforming for the president George W. Bush at the White House?

Awesome it was the coolest experience in my life, to be honest he was the most interesting person I’ve met in my life.

You’ve also performed live on Talk shows like Jay Leno and Ellen to name a few, how different is that to preforming for the President?

There was really no difference, other then the security checks lol, with every performance I give it my all. I can be performing for a small charity or a Crowned Prince each performance deserves the same wonderful show.

You have had the pleasure of performing with many of the greats, like Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight as well as many modern artists like Maroon 5 & Akon, who would you like to work with next?

I would like to work with ADELE, I think she and I would make beautiful music with her playing the piano, me on the violin and us singing together, I think we could create something cosmic so that the whole world will really know what music feels like.

To date you’ve already received 2 Emmy Awards, Which categories did you win?

Scoring for HBO’s ring of fire boxing
My own human nature piece for my performance at the white house on MSG Network.

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

Living in a huf haus in Europe with my family and creating music as always.

You can hear more of Along Came Lifes music here: - Iknowwhereitsat

"AlongCameLife : The Interview"

Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Bach, Hendrix, Bowie, and Nas. Some of these names don’t fit, can you guess which ones? Better yet does it matter? We can all agree upon one thing and that is each of these men were geniuses within their cultural epoch, and they all made a difference when it came to influencing successive generations of musicians in important ways. However, these names were not brought up to merely discuss the importance of these men for the sake of it,
rather the effect these men have had on one talented and noteworthy person: Tourie Escobar. To merely say Tourie is just a conglomeration of these men would not only be shortsighted, but it would also be misleading. Rather, Mr. Escobar has been blazing his own trail in the art of telling stories through auditory experimentation. This bold yet Down-to-Earth, Queens Native epitomizes everything you think of when you think of “The city that never sleeps” refined but retaining that grittiness that comes with growing up in such a bustling place. It must be true what they say about making it in New York.
At an early age Tourie was polishing his talents in the subways of “The Big Apple”. Equal parts necessity and blessing, he learned to be bold and standout; while at the same time figuring out how to please a crowd with differing tastes in music. While in the band Nuttin But Stringz Tourie and his brother Damien nearly won America’s Got Talent in 2006 placing third overall, and went on to gain cult following in this country and around the globe. The duo even went on to sell a million records in Japan. As a self-taught classical musician Tourie is definitely a rarity even amongst a sea of talented musicians, but enough with the foreplay .Let’s dive into the mind of one incredibly talented person you have at the very least heard of by now.
J.R (JAY RUSSELL – MAXXLIFE): Tourie let’s talk a bit about your formative years. How did your experience at Julliard help shape you into the artist we now see before us today?
Along Came Life: It’s crazy that you brought that up. I did Julliard for a year and a half, one thing about the school; I felt it restricted me…. I tried out for it when I was eleven years old for the pre college program, I didn’t really know how to read music so I played Concerto in A minor by Vivaldi. And they were,” like oh my God you don’t know how to read music that’s crazy.” They told me my fingers were too big like they were too fat. They told me to try and play the viola instead, but my true love was the violin. And it’s crazy because Isaac Pearlman is one of the greatest violinists of all time, and he had big fingers too so that threw up a red flag for me. Overall, I think I learned everything how I create and write music on the streets of New York when I used to play on the train.
JR: Why the violin? Is there any significance to your choice of instrument?
Along Came Life: It was a required program in elementary school, because we grew up in Queens and I was in 4th grade and we were required to play it, because I was in this gifted class. I don’t know I thought I could master it in 4th grade like my teacher so I tried playing some Eine Kleine Nacht and some Beethoven styled music and noise came out and I was like forget this. I didn’t have the patience to play it at all. So my brother went to the same program at the same school two years later, and he fell in love with it and excelled at it and I saw him doing all types of things with it at such a young age , and it really impressed me enough to pick it back up and I taught myself to play the violin and I watched him and my cousin Dana play and I picked it up from them . And those two went to Julliard and so I got that audition through them. When I was at Julliard I learned how to read music in the C cleft and Viola cleft so I learned to read music in a different cleft. So once I left Julliard I went back to my love the violin.
JR: When I listen to your music I hear a little bit of rock, some R&B, Hip Hop and of course Classical. How would you as an artist classify your overall sound?
Along Came Life: It’s just feelings, emotion, passion, and pain. Its every type of feeling in the book when I create a song, because everything is real it’s something that has happened to me in my life. Like the song Broken Sorrow for existence my family member got killed by my other family member: two brothers. It was like a Cain and Abel type story, and when I found out that my other cousin killed him… it killed me I didn’t know what to do I wanted to find my cousin, because my cousin that got killed was like my baby brother and I had to get the frustration out. So we had this make shift studio in my mother’s basement. So, me and my brother created a song and we started writing, and I came up with the base line of the song and my brother felt it. And he added his parts to it and the song became about Broken Sorrow, that’s why in that song you can hear the violin’s cry…
JR: How hard - MAXXLIFE

"AlongCameLife Wiki"

Nuttin' But Stringz, also known as N.B.S., consists of brothers Damien and Tourie Escobar who both play violin. The musicians from Jamaica, Queens play a blend of classical music, hip-hop,[1] jazz and R&B.
Contents [hide]
1 Biography
2 America's Got Talent
2.1 Overview
2.2 Performances/Results
3 Discography
3.1 Studio albums
3.2 Singles
4 Filmography
5 References
6 External links
Biography [edit]

The brothers began studying violin at ages 8 and 7, respectively, and eventually studied at the Juilliard School.[2]
In 2005, the duo entered and won a talent competition at the Apollo Theatre in New York. Their victory on Showtime at the Apollo led to media attention and appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show with Katie Couric, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Around the same time the duo showcased their talents at Carnegie Hall and performed for President George W. Bush at The White House.
On January 8, 2006, the Escobars performed their song Thunder at the debut of the redesigned Cadillac CTS at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Nuttin' But Stringz performed after a classical string quartet. General Motors Corp. executives used the two performances as an analogy, to demonstrate that what used to be good enough (the quartet) needs to be reinvigorated (N.B.S).[citation needed] A video for "Thunder" is also featured on the website for Jack's Big Music Show on Noggin. The exposure continued when they were featured in the first of five commercials featuring local artists on New York's local news channel, NY1.
NBS gained some national attention when their unique brand of music secured the brothers a small part in the 2006 dance movie Step Up, and shortly after CBS featured "Thunder" during the 2007 NCAA Tournament. "Thunder" was also featured in the pilot episode of the television series The Black Donnellys, and was sampled in various television commercials.
In spring 2009, NBS announced via the group's My Space pages that a new album was in the works and was followed later in that year by a hugely successful tour.[3]
Their music has sold platinum.[4]
They debuted their song "Winner" on "The Debrief with David Ushery" on New York Nonstop [5] on July 23.
In April 2010 Nuttin But Stringz performed on Dancing With The Stars.
The summer of 2010 would take the talented brothers to Sri Lanka where they performed for the IIFA's.
In July 2010 Nuttin But Stringz performed at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles California and were the third artist to appear in a McDonald's commercial that aired that month.
2010 Nuttin But Stringz cameoed on the MTV Unplugged show for Trey Songz.
On February 13, 2011, Nuttin' But Stringz performed "Winner" for The Boeing Company at the introduction ceremony of their new airplane, the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental.[6]
In March 2011 the Nuttin But Stringz were featured on The Fresh Beat Band in the episode of "The Mystery of the Missing Violin".
September 22, 2011 Nuttin But Stringz gave the performance of a lifetime in Uruguay.
America's Got Talent [edit]

Overview [edit]
The brothers' big break came when they auditioned for the third season of NBC's America's Got Talent in New York City and received a unanimous yes from all three judges thus advancing to Las Vegas. They were subsequently named to the Top 40, advancing to Hollywood.[7] They made it through subsequent rounds and were one of the five acts to make it to the finals. The duo ultimately placed third behind the winner Neal E. Boyd and runner-up Eli Mattson.[8] As a result, the Escobar brothers' music was featured during a montage at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Along Came Life merges violin and his voice"

AlongCameLife is a musician who plays violin and sings.

He died at the age of 8 when he flat-lined from a head injury, but came back to life.

As a professional musician, AlongCameLife has been compared to Jimi Hendrix. He received two Emmys for musical TV pieces, and was voted #1 best musical act to perform on Dancing With The Stars.

AlongCameLife has performed on many TV shows, but considers his greatest gig to be performing for President Bush at The White House.

A YouTube sensation, AlongCameLife re-creates today’s hottest hits from artists like Drake, Chris Brown, and Taylor Swift, bringing his own unique spin to them with his voice and violin.

Find him on Facebook here or visit for downloads. - Mark Webber

"AlongCameLife is the perfect marriage of the violin and voice"

AlongCameLife, aka ?CL, has remixed 60 of today’s popular songs and is clearly a hit. ?CL has mixed music from Taylor Swift to Drake and has become a mega-hit in the music market.
“I have remixed 60 of todays popular Songs from Taylor Swift to Drake and playing the violin as well on my rendition to stairway to heaven. Everything is original the way I create I don’t write anything down I just go into my bathroom with my mac and sing whatever comes from my soul I trust and record it,” comments ?CL.
Since emerging in the music industry in December, ?CL has received over 50K in downloads. One of his songs even culminated 19,745 downloads with no promotion for any songs. Which is rather incredible.
?CL is a success story and nothing less. His talent is captivating, independent, and wonderfully unique. - Indie Mirror


Still working on that hot first release.



Along Came Life (ACL) is a multi talented singer, songwriter and violinist with distinction. He has been referred to as “The Jimi Hendrix of the violin” by his adoring fans reflecting his skills for writing music, as well as performing it both vocally and instrumentally, truly making him a force to be reckoned with.

Along Came Life was raised in a run down area in a section of Queens, New York. His talents were apparent from an early age when he became one of the youngest students to be accepted to the illustrious, Juilliard School of Music. For this young man, the violin was more than just an instrument; it became part of him and he was determined to take his passion for playing the strings and composing music to another level, beyond what he could learn in any classroom.

In 2008 the duo (known as Nuttin But Stringz) auditioned for America’s Got Talent and were a huge hit with the public, reaching third place in the competition. Nuttin But Stringz received extensive accolade from the press and the exposure that the show provided, brought them worldwide fame creating a fast demand for them to bring their unique music across the Globe. The duo performed for President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Ball in 2009 and for the Dubai royal family as well as numerous national and international performances taking them as far as South Africa and Sri Lanka. They featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dancing with The Stars, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show and Nick Jr. showing off their amazing talents as musicians and even starred in an advert for McDonald’s as themselves.

 Tourie Escobar, known as Along Came Life or ACL, began working on his own album reflecting his skills not only as a musician but as an accomplished singer-songwriter and producer. His experiences from Juilliard to performing for the President and the whirlwind that his life has been so far have contributed to an eclectic, new-age, dynamic album that the world is finally ready for. The completion of ACL’s debut album; “Thought’s from my Head” marking the beginning of a new journey for Tourie Escobar and his alter ego, Along Came Life