Jamie Alimorad
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Jamie Alimorad

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Pop Singer/Songwriter





Jamie Alimorad and Gino Vannelli won the top award (Overall Grand Prize) as well as Best Pop Song award at the 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition. Los Angeles based Singer-songwriter Jamie Alimorad teamed with Grammy-nominated Canadian singer-songwriter and producer Gino Vannelli, and Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Ross Vannelli. Gino is known for his Top 5 Billboard Hot 100 hit “I Just Wanna Stop” and Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit “Living Inside Myself”.

“Hopefulness in the middle of troubled times is easy to imagine in song form but difficult to write about convincingly. Word by word, line by line, like coaxing someone from the precipice of a high tower. I am pleased to have been co-writer with Jamie on ‘Brighter Days’ (and most of the album)” said Gino Vannelli.

“It’s an incredible honor to win the 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition! I’m so proud of ‘Brighter Days’, and its message. To anyone going through a dark time, know there are brighter days ahead. Thank you to Gino Vannelli and Ross Vannelli for bringing this song to life, my family, friends, and all those who have made this possible. Love to you all”, Jamie Alimorad, Top Winner of 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

The Overall Second Prize of the USA Songwriting Competition went to Jeff Roe, Ryan Griffin, Jason Duke and Selby Copeland; Nashville, TN, with their song “We Made It”. They also won Best Country Song with the same song. Ryan Griffin and Jason Duke are professional songwriters and known for writing the song “Dibs” that was recorded by country star Kelsea Ballerini and it hit #1 on Billboard Country Charts.

The Overall Third Prize went to Dave Pettigrew & Scotty Wilbanks; Ridgewood, NJ, with their song “Why Won’t You Love Me”.

Ten of fifteen category First Prize category winners this year were multi-way collaborations, including all the finalists in the Pop and Country categories. More details on the winners can be seen at: https://www.songwriting.net/winners - Recording Magazine

"Jamie Alimorad Has Us Hooked On, "Give a Little Lovin'""

While attending Northeastern University, light first dawned on Jamie Alimorad's prodigal artistry in Boston's underground music circuit. From those humble beginnings, Jamie Alimorad dedicated himself to honing his craft as a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His time at Northeastern proved invaluable, culminating in a Bachelor of Science in Music Technology, and a blossoming career.

Taking our attention to the most recent work of art to come from a flourishing music catalog, we have "Give a Little Lovin'." Commencing with the lush guitar riffs that strum warmth into our very being, it's apparent the type of feel-good grooves that we're about to be doused in. Incorporating the upbeat characteristics of an electro-dance bop, we have what trickles into our speakers as mainstream potential.

We admire the soothing and wistful vocal performance Jamie Alimorad conveys to his audience. There's anticipation that comes with each word he leaves us with as we're caught up in the adoration strung throughout this record. "Give a Little Lovin'" tours us through the new wave as we clasp onto inspiration derived from the previous eras of music. Leaving no part of this track bare, there's a musical element that weaves through your senses as you take on this profound heightened feeling.

You can hear the detailed approach at every moment, which takes us further into the vivid imagery that Jamie Alimorad intends to cast out. Coaxing us into going that extra mile for that special someone, we're hooked on "Give a Little Lovin'."

Welcome back to BuzzMusic, Jamie Alimorad. This new record, "Give a Little Lovin'," has us feeling the vivacity you've set out for. We love it! Could you please share a glimpse into the meaning of this track?

Always great to be here! I'm glad you like it. This is the song that got my new project going. In the summer, I got into the studio with my producer and writing partner, Ross Vannelli, and I had a set of goals for the type of songs I wanted us to produce. We each had ideas in our memos, and we would trade them back and forth, with me on the keys, and him with an acoustic guitar. This was the very first thing that was presented by either of us, and I loved it. It didn't take long to finish. The lyric is from a place I know all too well - feeling a strong attraction toward someone and the, all too often, inevitable games people play when you're interested.

How long did it take for you to craft and release this single? How does it compare to previously released tracks of yours?

Writing it was fairly quick. We finished it within the first hour of getting together, however, we didn't track it until two months later. While building the track, Ross changed the bridge section, and originally put the idea of rap. I wasn't too keen on that unless we did it a la "24K Magic." In the end, we came up with two new melodic ideas, and the lyric ties it all together.
This track is definitely edgier and more R&B than my previous work. I wanted all the new songs to be very rhythmic, and incorporate more harmonies, and "Give A Little Lovin'" definitely checks those boxes.

What's the biggest thing you look for when creating hit records? What factors into if it's ready to be released for you?

Melody is king for me. I want a really strong melody that I can sing, whistle, or hum at any time. I want it to be stuck in your head. The other thing with my new music is the groove. If it makes you move, then it's got it going on. You never know what's going to happen once it's out there, but if it feels good in the studio, and when you listen at home, then you know it's ready for the world.

What's the most important message you aim to send to your audience as an artist?

I always think of Paul McCartney reflecting on the Beatles catalog - saying how he's so happy that they focused on themes of love, peace, and togetherness. Music has always brought me great joy, and I want to make people feel good when they listen to my music. Whether it's a recording or at a show, I want the audience to get lost in the music, and in the moment. I hope that my music makes anyone day who's listening's a little brighter.

What's next for you?

I have a lot of new music coming in 2022! We just filmed the music video for "Give A Little Lovin" and that will be coming out soon. My next single will come in the early Spring. Can't wait for you to hear it! - Buzz Music

"JAMIE ALIMORAD - Single Review: "Give a Little Lovin'""

Jamie Alimorad is a talented, charismatic and congenial singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. Music has been a big part of his life since his early teens, and by the time he was a college student at Northeastern University in Boston, he released his first EP Cornerstone (in 2010), then followed up two years later with his critically-acclaimed full-length album Words Left Unsaid, winning several music and songwriting awards. His very first video, for the song “Beautiful” from that album, has been viewed over 2 million times. Jamie then experienced a creative slump lasting several years, during which he became filled with crippling self-doubt, wondering if he’d ever be successful again.

He eventually decided to take a few classes with famed singer-songwriter, musician and producer Gino Vannelli, who offers small Art of Song & Voice Master Class sessions at his music studio outside Portland, Oregon. The two hit it off, and Gino eventually became his mentor. The two began working together writing and recording songs for what would become Jamie’s outstanding second album This is Tomorrow Calling, which was released in September 2019. (You can read my review of the album here.)

Now Jamie is back with a great new single “Give a Little Lovin’“, his first release in more than two years. The song was co-written by Jamie and composer, songwriter and producer Ross Vannelli (Gino’s brother), who also produced and arranged the track. The duo spent several months last year writing, arranging, recording, and mixing lots of new songs that Jamie plans on releasing in 2022. “Give a Little Lovin'” is the first of them. Drawing inspiration from the music of Prince, Morris Day & The Time and Bruno Mars, the two have fashioned an infectious and upbeat pop gem imbued with sexy swagger and funky grooves. From the wonderful opening guitar strums to the swirling synths, sultry strings, funky bass and lively drumbeats, the song is a master class in arrangement and instrumentation. Everything about the song is flawless and fresh-sounding, without ever feeling over-produced.

Jamie told me the song is “essentially about the chase; man sees woman, falls in love/lust with woman. Will she let him in?” As always, his strong, emotive vocals are exquisite, perfectly capturing his feelings of being intensely besotted with a beautiful woman:

Cross my heart and hope to die
I want you and that’s no lie
Never been so captivated
Don’t wanna make it complicated
I hope that I can make it clear tonight

From the moment that I saw you
I couldn’t live my life without you
I wanna make it all about you
Oh oh oh oh oh

Give a little lovin’

“Give a Little Lovin'” is marvelous, and if Jamie’s upcoming songs are half this good, we’re in for a treat! - Eclectic Music Lover

"Jamie Alimorad Releases His Latest Single, "Give a Little Lovin'""

‘Give A Little Lovin”, the new pop song from Jamie Alimorad, sees the award-winning singer/songwriter collaborate with lyricist/composer Ross Vannelli.
The new track marks the beginning of a new musical chapter for Alimorad, with the Boston native stepping away from his signature indie sound to a more retro pop vibe, fused with slick production. The result is pop perfection, which will have you hitting replay over and over.

Despite being forced to write in different locations due to enforced Covid-19 separation, Alimorad and Vannelli were able to craft a story from the melodies and initial lyrics, and creating the stunning track we hear now.

Jamie Alimorad has long collaborated with the GRAMMY-Nominated Ross Vannelli, as well as his brother, the GRAMMY-Nominated singer-songwriter and producer, Gino Vannelli.

‘Give A Little Lovin” comes from a series of singles that Jamie has written and produced with Ross Vannelli, and is the first to be released in 2022. - Essentially Pop

"FFS 5 with Jamie Alimorad"

They say to never meet your heroes, but Jamie Alimorad’s This is Tomorrow Calling is the result of having done just that. It was while touring for his previous album, Words Left Unsaid, that he crossed paths with Gino Vannelli and was chosen for the ‘I Just Wanna Stop’ singer’s Art of Voice Master Class. Five years, lots of elbow grease in the production room, and one big move from New York City to Los Angeles later, and Alimorad is basking in the release of an empowering, brilliantly composed slice of top-notch AC performances with his latest.

Through this last release cycle, Alimorad has achieved a bevy of firsts. He’s collaborated with Vannelli on-stage for the first time. He’s launched a national campaign for suicide awareness alongside the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He’s developed an album that feels truly timeless, at once reaching back into the musical era that Vannelli himself dominated alongside some smart contemporary moves to keep things fresh.

Please tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from and how did you get started in music? Any defining moments along the path to present day?

My name is Jamie Alimorad, and I’m a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist originally from Harrison, NY, and now residing in Los Angeles, CA. I was born into a musical family, and some of my earliest memories are as a three year old singing “Tomorrow” from Annie at the top of my lungs. I started piano lessons at seven, musical theater my freshman year of high school, and have a Bachelor of Science in Music Technology from Northeastern University.

I would say there are three defining moments that have shaped who I am as an artist. I took a stroll down memory lane, and was watching my freshman year production of Little Shop of Horrors a few weeks ago. I owe a lot to that musical. Though I formed my first garage band in middle school, and we were playing school dances and town functions, I hadn’t really had to command an audience before until Little Shop. All my favorite frontmen are incredible performers. Playing Seymour Krelbourn, I had my first taste of not only being in character, but grasping an audience.

The second defining moment was my first show at the Whisky A Go-Go. That venue has hosted all of my idols, and it seemed like a dream to one day perform on that stage. A year out of college, and there I was, name in lights on the marquee. What made it so special was not just performing, but I was faced with a lot of adversity going into that performance, and had to scramble last minute to make necessary changes. The show went off better than I could have imagined, and it prepared me for how crazy the music business can be.

The third defining moment was when my all-time favorite singer, Gino Vannelli, asked to produce my album. We developed a teacher/student relationship, and working with him was the ultimate artistic experience. Those sessions were the best schooling I ever had in so many ways.

As an artist, how do you define success?

That’s an interesting question, and one that has evolved in recent time. In school I was brash and defined success as being at the top of the charts, and not being able to walk the street without being recognized. I realize now how naive that is. To me, success is satisfaction with your work, and the ability to have a sustainable career with longevity.

What do you find to be your greatest struggle when it comes to the music business?

My biggest frustration is that the people who control the industry are not musicians. They don’t understand anything but the bottom line. Gino has told me so many stories about his years with A&M Records, and how Herb Alpert created this artistic haven where it was a family. The quality of the music from that golden era is, what I believe, to be the pinnacle of great songwriting.

Today you have the inmates running the asylum. They’re not listening to the quality, they’re looking at the quantity of followers, likes, streams. I can eat a 4×4 at In-N-Out, that doesn’t mean it’s good for me.

What do you think is the most realistic goal you can achieve as an artist/band? What do you hope to achieve?

I read Steve Lukather’s memoir, The Gospel According To Luke, and he talked about a conversation with his father. His father told him there’s a one in a million chance to make it in this industry, and Luke said he’d be that one. That’s how I’ve always felt. I know I can achieve the chart success I aim for, and the sustainable career to go around the world, play to an audience, and make it a party.

Outside of music, what do you like to do that you feel contributes to the creativity that you tap into for your music?

I’m very into history, and philosophy. I’m also an avid people watcher. You take that trinity and it helps create some very interesting stories. I’m a huge Red Sox fan, and have always found baseball to be living poetry. There’s beauty in everything, you just have to be open to it. - For Folk's Sake

"Rising Music Star Jamie Alimorad of Knothole Records On The Five Things You Need To Shine In The Music Industry"

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Can you tell us the story of how you grew up?
Thank you for having me, it’s a pleasure. Well, I was born on a Wednesday in spring, and immediately put on my first concert. Seriously though, I grew up in a musical house. My dad was an international recording artist, and music was a part of everything I did. I loved it. I always wanted to be dancing or singing along to whatever was playing on the stereo. At four years old, my dad played an album called Indian Summer by Go West, and the moment I heard the opening track “Faithful”, I had officially entered a world I will never exit.
Can you share a story with us about what brought you to this specific career path?
I actually have a “eureka” moment when I decided there was nothing else I would do other than music. It’s actually a very mundane trigger, but I was watching the Beatles movie Help! There is a scene where Ringo Starr is awaiting an injection for his finger. I realize how ridiculous that sounds, but you have to see the movie. It’s great! Anyway, while looking on John Lennon offers George Harrison a piece of gum, and there interaction made me laugh. I thought, “This is the greatest thing in the world. I don’t want to do anything else,” and that was it. From that moment on I took music incredibly seriously.
Can you tell us the most interesting story that happened to you since you began your career?
I started coming up through the live music scene at a time where physical sales were dwindling, digital sales were king, and streaming was just starting to enter the fray. It was like a growing pain for the industry as a whole, but for live acts it felt like people were giving you a hundred different directions to take, and you hoped that one of them stuck.
I was on my first ever West Coast tour, a three-week run through Arizona, Nevada, and Southern California. It was all leading up to these big shows at the Whisky A Go-Go, and the Roxy. The touring band I had at the time was riddled with nerves, and the pressure from that tour led to some challenging situations. I had a member of the band quit within 24 hours of the Whisky gig. It was then I had to think quick on my feet. I immediately found a replacement who learned the set in about two hours, and we put on a hell of a show. I was almost immediately asked back by the booking agent.
That was the first real test I ever had in my career. It taught me a valuable lesson, and it showed me that I have some real stones. That experience has helped me in more ways than I could’ve imagined.
Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?
This may not sound so funny in print, but we all had a good laugh about it when it was happening, and afterwards. I was playing the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC, and I had a sub bass player. He specifically asked me to bring my strap because his broke, and we didn’t have enough time to find a music store and get a replacement one. I was very confident that I brought an extra strap with my gear. I did not, so this poor guy that to literally hold his bass and play at the same time. No easy task. We asked the stage crew for a stool or chair that he could use, and they didn’t find an extra one until the last song. It was hilarious, but not for him. We still joke about it. The moral of the story, have two extras of everything you need, and make a checklist to make sure you brought it.
What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?
I’m very excited about all the new music for 2022. “Give A Little Lovin’” kicked off the year in an incredible way. It currently has over 4 million streams across all platforms, and just won 5 LIT Talent Awards. My latest single, “Break The Fall”, is off to a tremendous start. We have the music video to do, and I have some very ambitious video projects in the works for the other songs, as well as live performance. I’ve been writing a lot recently, and have plans to get back into the studio in the early summer to finish some songs we started in the last sessions, and explore these new ones.
We are very interested in diversity in the entertainment industry. Can you share three reasons with our readers about why you think it’s important to have diversity represented in film and television? How can that potentially affect our culture?
I look at diversity in a broad spectrum. We need diverse backgrounds, experiences, tastes, preferences, among other things to have a well rounded entertainment industry. In my opinion, most of the mainstream forms of entertainment consumption have become so homogenized. It’s hard to tell artists apart, songs apart, movies apart, tv shows apart. It wasn’t always like this. The Top 40 used to be a melting pot of different genres, with songs written by a diverse songwriting community. Now it seems to be all the same. I know Martin Scorsese got some flack for saying the big blockbusters are like theme park rides, but he’s right. It’s constant visual stimulation with very little substance. It’s an adrenaline rush. I have no problem with that, but when that becomes the norm, you start to lose the space for charming stories, and things that may not rake in a billion dollars. I think overall that’s affecting us as a society. We don’t interact as well as we used to. There isn’t a whole lot of empathy. We need that diversity, from a diverse community, in order to show the complete picture of humanity.
What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.
The biggest thing is, that the industry is constantly evolving, and you need to evolve with it. I’m a rather stubborn person and can get very set in my ways. I had this classic vision of how I would be discovered. That’s great, but the reality is the business model was changing and that means the way new talent is discovered is also changing. I remember playing several music conferences in Pennsylvania when I was just getting going. I had meetings with labels, managers, booking agents, you name it. Everyone had a different opinion of what I should be doing and where the industry was heading.
That’s a perfect segue to the second thing. It’s called the music business for a reason. The days of music lovers running the record companies are long gone, and if you don’t commodify yourself as an artist, you’re doing a disservice. You can maintain your principles while also adapting to ways to reach a new and/or larger audience. I had a meeting with a higher-up at one of the majors, and they were blown away by the music. They had some suggestions to move it in a certain direction, which I was totally cool with, but how they wanted to get me to a higher level of fame was another thing, and that feeling of being like a piece of meat is something I’m glad I walked away from.
Third, don’t always believe what you see. I’ve been courted by many of the reality singing competitions, and I had something lined up that would’ve made me a household name. In order to do that though I had to sign a contract that basically would’ve made me their slave for up to 25 years, meaning I could only write when they said so, record when they said so, and even after the term of the contract I still had to pay residuals in perpetuity. They also thought I had too much of a happy life, so they created a whole new backstory for me that would make the audience more sympathetic to my performance. It had nothing to do with my talent, and I hated it.
Four, a band is like a marriage. I’ve heard that a bunch in Behind The Music episodes, and other music documentaries, but you don’t really know what that means until you start doing everything together. I love the concept of a band, and bands are great, but it is very hard to have three, four, five people all on the same page and moving the group forward in a positive direction. That’s why I went solo, and even then touring musicians can also be difficult. In the end, we’re all people, and if you want to have a leadership role, you need to know who you’re going to be working with and traveling with. If the unit is not cohesive, it’s done.
Five, people are not going to do for you, what you would do for them. This applies to all facets of life, but it really hits home in the music industry. I’ve had more instances than I care to admit where I went out of my way to help a collaborator, agent, venue, etc, and when a time came when I needed a little help or understanding, those same people buried me. So in the end, look out for yourself.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
We’re under this grand delusion that we have to work nonstop in order to make things happen. That’s just not true, nor is it possible. We’re flesh and bone, and that requires rest and recuperation. Even if you are able to push yourself to 18-hour days, doing that four, five times a week is going to eventually bring diminishing returns. Learn to budget your time, prioritize your tasks, and even though there is this constant pressure to let the whole world in on social media, make sure that you recognize you’re more than just a brand. You’re an artist. Hone your craft. Make yourself extraordinary.
You are a person of enormous influence. If you could inspire a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. :-)
I think we’d go a long way as a society if we genuinely complimented at least one stranger a day. If you see someone and like their shirt, shoes, accessory, dance moves, whatever, pay them a genuine compliment. I’m amazed how often I’m on reddit and there’s a thread about men particularly remember that one compliment someone gave them five years ago, and how they cherish that like a family heirloom. That makes me sad. If someone makes you smile, or you like something about them, let them know, you never know how that could make someone’s day.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?
It’s my mom and dad without question. There have been many people that have guided me, helped me along the way, but none of that matters without the love and support I’ve received from my parents. I would not be able to do any of this without them. They each have contributed in their own ways, and there’s no amount of gratitude I can portray that really shows how much I treasure that, and how it gives me strength. A story from the early days I’ll share is, I went to an open house at New York University. I had been saying that I would study journalism in school because getting a “real degree” while also pursuing music seemed like the smart and safe thing to do. I wanted to sit in on the talks for their journalism and music technology programs. When I went to the registration desk they told me I could only participate in one. I froze. I didn’t know what to do. I was afraid of being judged by saying the music tech program, and my mom very warm and lovingly said, “You want to go to the music one, don’t you?” I nodded rather shyly, and she said, “Do it.” That changed my life.
Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?
The mind is a very powerful thing. I didn’t realize how powerful until I really started getting into my career and early adulthood. “It is done to you as you believe,” is a quote I hold very close because our mindset shapes us. When I’m stressed, sad, frustrated, or disappointed, I work on changing my mindset about the situation, and allow myself to work through my feelings, and then work towards the positive so that I can move on even stronger than before.
Is there a person in the world, or in the US whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she might just see this, especially if we tag them. :-)
Four people come to mind immediately — Richard Marx, David Foster, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr. I’m a fan of each of them obviously, but I think it would be a good hang. Beyond music I feel there would be a lot talk about. When you’ve lived the kind of life each of them has, there are lessons in every story, and in the end they’re people. Their talent and fame has allowed them to reach a certain pinnacle in society’s mind, but there’s a human being behind all of that, and to listen to their views and thoughts, would be an incredibly rewarding experience, while also being able to contribute my own perspectives.
How can our readers follow you online?
You can find me online at https://jamiealimorad.com, Facebook — https://facebook.com/jamiealimorad, my Instagram is @jamiealimorad, my Twitter is @JamieAlimorad. I’m on all digital streaming platforms and stores. Come say hi!
This was very meaningful, thank you so much! We wish you continued success!
It was a pleasure. I really enjoyed it! Thank you for asking such purposeful questions, and I greatly appreciate the support. - Medium

"Jamie Alimorad - "BREAK THE FALL" + Exclusive Interview"

1. Thank you very much for your time! Before we introduce your new release to our readers – what kind of drink would you recommend to sip on while they listen to your new music?

Thanks for having me! It’s a pleasure to be here. I am a tequila and mezcal guy, so I would greatly recommend a mango margarita, and if you’re like me, add some spice.

2. Please give us an update about – new single, new album, tour dates, new videos?!

My new single is called „Break The Fall“. I really love this song. From the moment my producer (Ross Vannelli) and I started working on it, I knew there was something special about it. Lyrics can be a challenge for me to write, but with ‚Fall‘ it flowed somewhat effortlessly. The inspiration behind the song was very fresh, and when matters of the heart are involved there can be a sense of urgency. „Break The Fall“ always makes me feel so warm, and I hope the listeners get the same sensation.

I have my first show in over two years on Wednesday May 4th at the Listening Room Cafe in Nashville! I’m so excited! It’s a bill presented by the USA Songwriting Competition, a songwriting competition I was privileged enough to win the overall 1st prize in 2019. We’ve been attempting to do this show for two years, and it’s finally on! I’m in talks with several promoters and venues in LA and Southern California too. We’re getting back in the groove of things. I also have a music video in the works for „Break The Fall“, as well as several other singles releasing throughout the year.

3. Name 5 things we all should know about you as an artist?!

The biggest thing to know about me as an artist is whether you’re listening to the recordings, or at a show, my music is going to make you feel good. I have always wanted to make people happy, and music has always been the thing that makes me fly. I always intend to give that back to the audience with my music.

Beyond that –
Melody is king.
I will always have a surprise or two… or three, in my songs.
The songs will take you away.
There is always a hint of optimism in each song, even the ones of heartbreak.
4. What fashion style or brand would best describe your music?

I love this question. I’m a very fashion forward man. I would say my music is very cosmopolitan chic, on the brand spectrum of John Varvatos, Tom Ford, and Zara.

5. Tell us more about your songs! Topics! Message!?

I love a good love song. Something with meaning and depth. „Break The Fall“ was inspired by a conversation with someone who I care for deeply, and it was a rare moment of vulnerability from her. It’s me letting her know that she’s on her own journey and needs to find her own answers, but she doesn’t have to do it alone, and to not let pride get in the way of letting people who love you in. My music tends to center around that optimism. That even in the dead of night, you can see the sun shining. That’s an actual lyric in the song.

I’m a Romantic in the every sense of the word. I see the world full of vibrant colors, just waiting for us to dive into them. There is beauty all around us that we don’t appreciate, and I show my appreciation for the things I love in life in my songs. We could all use a little more love, and that’s what I focus on in my music.

6. Beside music, do you have any special talents?

I have an incredible knack for remembering dates. I’m like a walking encyclopedia of events. Whenever my friends ask, „Hey do you remember that time we…“ and not only do I remember it, I can name the day, time, and place.

I’m also virtually unstoppable in Mario Kart and air hockey.

7. Being on stage feels like….!

Euphoria. It’s home. It’s the greatest feeling to connect with a room of people over music. It’s like an unspoken bond in some ways. You can’t fully describe what’s happening, but it’s magic. When the audience is really into it, and you hear them singing along, there’s no greater feeling as a songwriter.

8. How did you learn to sing/ to write/ to play??

I was born into a musical family, so music is as intrinsic as breathing. It never turns off. It’s a constant presence. I watched my dad practice and perform, and he would consistently introduce me to new artists that I fell in love with one by one. I started taking piano lessons in 2nd grade, joined the church choir, then school band, then my first band in 7th grade. It was a constant leveling up.

Writing was something I didn’t really think about, but after my grandpa passed away I wrote a song for him about looking up to the moon and stars knowing that he is watching over me. I was nine years old. I still remember it. Not bad for a little kid.

9. A question you’d like to answer, but never been asked in an interview before?! + Answer pls

Question – There are arguably more people releasing music now than ever before. What makes you stand out in this seemingly endless sea of artists?

Answer – Music is a constant evolution. Whether it’s societal change, political change, religious change, philosophical change, we, as a species, are steadily adapting. Modern commercial music tends to be very formulaic. It’s predictable, and I don’t hear a lot of individualism within the material or the performance. When you hear me, it is undoubtedly me. The melodies stand out, the lyrics have substance, and there is a musicality that is front and center compared to many of my peers. It’s not to say one is better than the other, but those elements are my stamp.

I also feel that a lot of contemporary music wallows within itself. It doesn’t offer any solutions to the situations, struggles, or problems it presents, it just sits there. I look at lyrics like that of a film. There is a setup, a confrontation, and a resolution. I feel many of what’s trending is just that of confrontation, with a touch of setup. That dash of optimism I mentioned earlier is my suggestion for resolution. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. Sometimes you get the happy ending, other times you don’t, but it doesn’t mean that hope can’t exist. I may be one voice, but I will use that voice to sprinkle as much hope as I can to my audience, and it is my hope that after listening, they feel a little bit better than when the song started. - Twisted Male Magazine

"Jamie Alimorad returns for an in-depth look on "Break The Fall" - Interview"

Riding the coattails of success off his last single “Give A Little Lovin”, Jamie Alimorad has been hard at work once again with a fantastic new track he’s titled “Break The Fall”. Luckily for us, he made his return to the podcast for not only a closer look into the production of the song, but gave us a lengthy update on what’s to come, a roadmap of 2022, and so much more. If for some reason this is your introduction to the artist, familiarize yourselves now, because there’s plenty more on the way.

With help on the production from GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and producer, Ross Vannelli, the two have collaborated on an instantly catchy and anthemic song. Memorable through the first listen, we got the inside scoop on the inspirations for “Break The Fall”. While the story itself is much more interesting when Jamie tells it, you could sense he was particularly proud of this one. Once again though, his vocals continue to hit euphoric highs and he’s thinking outside of the box of typical pop song structures. What’s even crazier is that this one came to him so fast, apparently it took less than an hour or so to put it all together. For any singers or songwriters on the rise, it goes to show you don’t need to spend months on end to create something long lasting like this.

Our interview with Jamie ultimately served as a grand update on his past few months, in addition to where he’s headed hopefully by the end of this year. Close on the horizon is a road trip to Nashville where he’ll be getting out there and playing a show. As LA locals, just like Jamie, we’re sincerely hoping that something gets booked out here because we’d love to see him perform in any capacity. As his discography grows and we fall in love more and more with each release, it’s going to be a great day when the time comes.

For now, please go ahead and check out all of those important links below to listen, follow along, and of course to stay tuned for everything else he’s got in the works. - We Write About Music

"Exclusive Premiere: Jamie Alimorad Returns With Album “This Is Tomorrow Calling”"

Pop singer-songwriter Jamie Alimorad is gearing up to mark his return with the much anticipated new album titled “This Is Tomorrow Calling”, which officially releases tomorrow on September 27. Produced by Grammy Nominees Gino Vannelli, and Ross Vannelli, the album is comprised of 10 full-length vocal-centric tracks mostly penned by Jamie Alimorad himself.

The album also includes the rendition of Gino Vannelli’s single “Rock Me To Heaven” and “How Could I Love Again” by Jamie which was also penned by Gino Vannelli. With various influences, including Sting, Bread, Toto, and Kenny Loggins, ‘This Is Tomorrow Calling’ exhumes Alimorad’s years of growth and experiences in music that lead him to the developed songwriter he is today. Jamie creates a timeless pop sound that fills the gap in the pop genre today.

An overall process that took nearly four years to conceptualize, Jamie wrote over three dozen songs for the record. Narrowing it down to 10, Alimorad created singular stories that were only enhanced by his vocal depths. The first single “Not Ready To Say Goodbye” introduces this record with a seductive sound accompanying the tale of a fleeting romance and the unwillingness to let go. Reflecting on the record, Alimorad says,

“This Is Tomorrow Calling is more than an album, it’s my story. A boy becoming a man, and adapting to an ever-changing world, with hope for his future.”

Originally hailing from Harrison, New York, Jamie found his footing as an artist in Boston while attending Northeastern University. There, he dedicated himself to honing his craft as a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, later earning a degree in Music Technology. Alimorad became a fixture in the Boston Indie music scene and in 2010 released his spectacular first EP ‘Cornerstone’.

After the release, Jamie began performing all along the Northeast. In 2012, he released the record ‘Words Left Unsaid’ that led to his first nationwide tour, taking him through cities, including New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. The tour’s success led to the 2014 music video for the single “Beautiful” hitting over 2 million views on YouTube.

In 2016, Jamie released the music video to his single “Rock Me to Heaven”, a track off his upcoming album. Jamsphere praised the release and expressed his thoughts:

“Alimorad has a great range of which he is always in control,” and Middle Tennessee Music couldn’t get enough, “The inflections and sprinkles from the lead guitar lines only add to the impact of this pristine mix.”

Currently, Jamie is preparing for the album release. In the meantime, check out his single “Brighter Days”. Both the single and album will be available on all digital platforms.

For more music updates and information, follow Jamie Alimorad on social media.

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We absolutely recommend you to listen to this new album by Jamie Alimorad. Share your thoughts with us on this latest release on Twitter at @CelebMix! - Celeb Mix

"Jamie Alimorad - Album Review This Is Tomorrow Calling"

Singer-songwriter Jamie Alimorad has had music in his blood practically all his life. As a teen, he played in a garage band, for which he wrote all the songs, and in high school, he was literally the face of the music department. By the time he was attending college at Northeastern University in Boston, he released his first EP Cornerstone (in 2010), then followed up two years later with his critically-acclaimed full-length album Words Left Unsaid, winning several music and songwriting awards. His very first video, for the song “Beautiful” from that album, has been viewed over 2 million times! Writing and recording songs had always seemed to come easy to him. Then, suddenly, it wasn’t so easy anymore.

Starting in early 2015, and continuing over the next few years, he wrote and recorded dozens of songs for a new album, but none of them satisfied him. He grew frustrated and filled with crippling self-doubt, wondering if he’d ever be successful again. So, he took a couple of classes with famed singer-songwriter, musician and producer Gino Vannelli, who offers small Art of Song & Voice Master Class sessions at his music studio in Troutdale, Oregon. Jamie took one of his songs “A Moment Is All I Ask” to the second class, and after working on the song together, he and Vannelli realized they’d make a great team collaborating on an original project. That project ultimately became Jamie’s second album This is Tomorrow Calling, which was released on September 27th.

Working with Vannelli was an artistic rollercoaster ride for Jamie, filled with unique challenges and opportunities. He recalls “No one had ever told me in music, ‘It’s not good enough.’ No one had ever said, ‘You could be better.’ Gino put me on an island. No map, no shelter, no supplies. Make the island paradise, find a way out, or die. Those were the options, and it was up to me to create my tomorrow. Eventually Gino and I recorded eight songs together. Upon moving to Los Angeles, I did two more cuts with [Gino’s brother] Ross Vannelli. These two legends took me under their wings and opened my eyes to who I am. I’m eternally grateful for everything they’ve done for me.”

For the album, Jamie sang lead and backing vocals, and played keyboards, acoustic guitar and programming. Gino Vannelli played additional keyboard, organ, acoustic guitar, synth bass, drums, percussion and programming. Ross Vannelli sang backing vocals and also played keyboard, electric guitar, synth bass, drums, percussion and programming. Additional keyboards and programming were provided by George Whitty and Greg Goebel, electric guitar by Dalton Cyr, and backing vocals by Julie LaMeng and Moorea Masa. The album was produced by Gino Vannelli, though two of the tracks were produced by Ross.

Jamie’s pleasing sound could probably best be classified as adult contemporary pop-rock, although his music includes elements of folk, Americana, country and jazz. His thoughtful, relatable lyrics are set to catchy melodies and brought to life through superb instrumentation and rich sound textures. Listening to This is Tomorrow Calling, I’m struck by how good it sounds – the beautiful arrangements, lush soundscapes and, most notably, Jamie’s marvelous vocals. Every track is superb, showcasing his skillful songwriting, musicianship and impressive vocal range, but I’ll highlight my personal favorites.

The album opener “Brighter Days” is a terrific, upbeat song about not letting your problems overwhelm you, and staying positive in the hope that things will get better. A phrase in one of the lyrics is the album’s title, and really encapsulates its overall theme of love and resilience. “When living’s hard and you think you’re better off dead. This is tomorrow calling, there are brighter days ahead.” The genre-bending song has an infectious dance beat, with a bit of a country-rock vibe thanks to twangy guitars and some great vocal harmonies, and hits us in all the right feels. In conjunction with its release this past August, Jamie partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to raise funds for their cause. Proceeds from sales of a “Brighter Days” t-shirt at https://www.teepublic.com/user/jamiealimorad will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

On “Not Just Another Pretty Face“, Jamie sings of the many virtues of the object of his affection in addition to her good looks. “You’re more than a heavenly sight. Not just a Renoir on the wall, or a statue in a marble hall. You’re not just another pretty face. That’s what I love most of all.” The jazzy piano, organ runs and lively percussion, along with his smooth vocals and occasional scatting, make for an incredibly delectable song in the style of Michael Bublé.

“Down on Golden Shores” is a lovely but bittersweet song about loss, with some especially poignant lyrics like these: “Poor Louie was one of the best-looking dudes you ever did see. Kandahar sure did a number on his perfect body. /My Alex was so full of life. I thought someday to make her my wife. But the world is full of best-laid plans, made by sea and golden sands.” The piano, gentle guitar, harmonica and strings are all sublime, as are Jamie’s heartfelt vocals.

The radio-friendly “Not Ready to Say Goodbye” was the lead single from the album, and with its haunting melody, beautiful guitar work and infectious Latin rhythms, is definitely one of the standout tracks. Jamie passionately implores to the woman he’s fallen for to not end their budding relationship: “I fell head over heels, I jumped when you said jump. Too fast, too deep, just call me a chump. Not ready to say goodbye. Not ready to take the fall. Not ready to say goodbye. I’m in it for the long haul.”

A track that jumped right out at me on my first listen of the album was “Lucky Me“, a delightful kiss-off song that Jamie wrote as needed therapy after a bad breakup. The amusing lyrics describe how he quickly fell for her, only to discover that she was toxic: “They popped right out of my head when I laid my eyes on her, not knowing what kind of claptrap lay in my future. Lucky me! She came and went in a New York minute. Lucky me! It’s a beautiful world and I’m right back in it. The two best days of my life: One was finding her. Ooh the second one was losing her. Lucky me.” With its jazzy organ, guitar and percussive grooves, the song has a cool, late 70s Steely Dan vibe, and is one of my favorites on the album. And need I mention yet again how good Jamie’s vocals are?

“How Could I Love Again” is a poignant song about having such a deep, intense love for someone that you don’t believe you are capable of ever loving another. The beautiful, piano-driven melody provides a moving backdrop for Jamie’s heartfelt vocals as he laments “Once I loved one woman such, that I thought to die without her touch. Because I loved her far too much, how could I love again?”

On the album closer “Nights In the Back Bay“, Jamie seems to recall his experiences while attending college in Boston, and wanting to recapture the passion and creativity he had for making music back then. “I remember when the road had no end. My faith has been shaken, my heart keeps aching to return to those nights in the Back Bay. I’ve gotta get born all over again.” Musically, the song has a hauntingly beautiful melody that sounds brooding at times, yet uplifting and hopeful at others. The laid-back twangy guitars give the track an Americana feel, and the tinkling piano keys, synths, bass and crisp percussion are all wonderful.

This is Tomorrow Calling is a gorgeous work, with some of the finest production values of any album I’ve heard in a long while. Jamie and the Vannelli brothers should be very proud of their creation, as it’s impressive on every level. While its laid-back, easy-listening style probably won’t appeal to everyone, anyone who enjoys quality music, great lyrics and beautiful male vocals will enjoy this album.

Jamie will be opening for Gino Vannelli on Saturday, October 12 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, CA. - Eclectic Music Lover

"Jamie Alimorad Brings Hope in New Single “Brighter Days”"

The LA singer-songwriter, Jamie Alimorad, has continued to use his voice for the masses. In August he released his latest single “Brighter Days”. Lyrically, Alimorad weaves a tale of personal struggle, and the light within that guides towards a better tomorrow. The production is rich, with a cavalry of elevating voices, and a summer vibe that is vibrant as the sun. Positive anthem is co-written with Grammy-nominee Gino Vannelli, produced by Grammy-nominee Ross Vannelli, and will appear on his upcoming album This Is Tomorrow Calling – out September 27th.

“Brighter Days” has captured the essence of a community anthem. Alimorad balances pop instrumentals with the effectiveness of relatable lyrics. The single is sure to resonate with anyone facing darkness, and as Jamie Alimorad says, “there are brighter days ahead.”

Jamie Alimorad has already shown his capability as a songwriter, firstly with “Not Ready To Say Goodbye” and now with the message rich single “Brighter Days”. But what is making this release more special is his collaboration with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. With this new release, has partnered with the AFSP in a philanthropic effort to spread a message of community – “I wrote ‘Brighter Days’ for my friend who attempted several times. I had no idea what kind of struggle she was going through, and when she opened up to me, it broke my heart,” Alimorad says. “We have kept our conversation open, but I couldn’t shake the thought of how many other people are going through something similar. I felt the best way I could cast a wide net was through song.”

Alimorad has also released Brighter Days t-shirts through TeePub.com, with all proceeds going to the AFSP. They are available in nine colors, each with a unique distinction by the AFSP and each purchase comes with a free download of the song as well as an invite to participate in the music video shoot of “Brighter Days”.

Be sure to check out “Brighter Days” and be on the lookout for his new album This Is Tomorrow Calling, slated to drop on September 27th. Pre-save the album here.

For More Information: www.jamiealimorad.com

You can learn more about the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at afsp.org. - The Hype Magazine

"Meet Jamie Alimorad of Knothole Records in Westwood"

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jamie Alimorad.

Jamie, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Music has always been a part of my life. My earliest memories of singing are along to Annie in the car when I was three. Throughout school, I was involved in as many music classes, groups and organizations as possible from chorus, to marching band, to musical theater, to MEISA. While studying music technology at Northeastern University, I started to perform as a solo artist on campus, and eventually throughout the Greater Boston Area. I was discovered by a concert promoter and management group in Worcester and went into the studio to record an EP.

The EP ‘Cornerstone’ contains four tracks, each one representing what I considered to be the foundation or roots of my songwriting and artistry. I started to gain some buzz in the Northeast, but things really changed when three months after the release I was contacted by a booking agent at the Whisky A Go-Go and booked a summer date. A date at the Roxy soon followed, and both shows were absolutely incredible! It was then that my life slowly transitioned to the West Coast.

While recording my first full-length album, I caught the attention of Grammy-nominee Gino Vannelli and his management. I participated in his Master of Voice class in his studio in Troutdale, OR. Magic can happen in the studio, and the two of us clicked. Following the success of my single “Beautiful” off that LP hitting over 2 million views on YouTube, Vannelli and I began working on my next album. It would be the largest, and most difficult, undertaking of my life.

In April 2015, I successfully funded a $20,000 Kickstarter for the EP. We were set to begin recording in June. Just before entering the studio, a pre-production meeting led to a change of plans. For business reasons, the decision was made to make it a full-length. That created a whole slew of new challenges, particularly financially. After recording and releasing the single “Rock Me To Heaven”, over the course of the next eighteen months, I raised the money needed to complete the album.

What came next was the challenge of writing my most personal and intimate album. I wrote over three dozen songs and recorded demo after demo. Throughout I was met with more and more personal challenges, particularly loss that I struggled with understanding. I never thought of quitting, but I was frustrated and hurt. Gino guided me like a sherpa through the challenges and what resulted is the most satisfying and beautiful music I’ve created to date.

It has all led me here; a proud resident of Los Angeles, the founder and owner of a record company, Knothole Records, and my new album ‘This Is Tomorrow Calling’ releases on September 27th.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It’s been far from smooth. The initial intent of the Kickstarter was to have the EP released by November 2015. The change of plans to make it an LP caused an obvious delay, but I never expected it to be nearly four years.

Personally, I was going through a lot. Two weeks before the first recording session, my grandma, who we had been taking care of, passed away after dealing with two severe strokes. For me, it was a strange time because I know she had been suffering, and there were also tolls it was taking on my family. At the same time, I was in a relationship that I thought was genuine and would go the distance, only to see come crashing around me. Childhood friends were overdosing, some took their lives willingly. I didn’t understand. How could everything be changing so dramatically so quickly?

The only way I knew how to deal with it was to write. The songs on ‘This Is Tomorrow Calling’ reflect me reflecting on how the past shapes us, and how we can craft a better tomorrow by living life to the fullest, experiencing to the fullest. It’s a lyric in the song “Brighter Days”, and it quickly became, not only my rally cry for the rest of the sessions but my daily life.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’ve always taken pride in my work, and I stand by whatever I put my name on. I want to align myself with others that not only share my vision as an artist but also as a business. After countless meetings with various execs, A&R, and other reps, I was introduced to Ditto Music. They gave me a path that I couldn’t refuse. I formed my own record company, Knothole Records.

I’m a nerd at heart, and one of my favorite shows was the old Saturday morning cartoon, Sonic The Hedgehog, or known around the internet and the community, SatAM Sonic. In the show, you get Sonic and the other Freedom Fighters, attempting to rid Mobius of Dr. Robotnik, who has not only taken over the planet but enslaved the population by robotizing them. Knothole is a secret location in the patch of luscious forest that remains. Their life still flourishes, and they work together to restore the planet to its former glory.

That’s how I look at my record company. The music industry has become robotized. Top 40/mainstream is bland, predictable, and overproduced. As I look to expand Knothole I want to sign artists that have a vision to bring back true songwriting. Songs that celebrate musicality. Nothing is above the song. No matter how good the performance, the song must be quality and those who perform it, of equal quality. That’s what sets Knothole Records apart.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I’ve been fortunate to cross paths with many of my idols and heroes, but I wouldn’t be where I am today without hard work. The past four years have really shown me what struggle is. I gave up everything, and a very comfortable life in New York, to head to LA and achieve my goals. It has not been easy.

I believe that luck is preparation meets opportunity. The universe sets things in motion. It’s your job to see it through. Throughout my career I’ve been approached by so many companies, so many big whigs promising me the world. Some contracts I’ve signed have been good, some bad. Some deals on paper were absolutely soul sucking, but could it have made me famous? Maybe. You don’t know. Is that good luck or bad luck? It all depends on your perspective.

I am where I am today because of everything I’ve experienced. Good, bad, indifferent, I’m proud of who I am today. I’m proud of my music, and I’m proud of my company. - VoyageLA

"Jamie Alimorad & Gino Vannelli Wins Top Honors In The 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition"

Jamie Alimorad and Gino Vannelli won the top award (Overall Grand Prize) as well as Best Pop Song award at the 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition. Singer-songwriter Jamie Alimorad teamed with Grammy-nominated Canadian singer-songwriter and producer Gino Vannelli, and Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Ross Vannelli. Gino is known for his Top 5 Billboard Hot 100 hit "I Just Wanna Stop" and Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit "Living Inside Myself".

“Hopefulness in the middle of troubled times is easy to imagine in song form but difficult to write about convincingly. Word by word, line by line, like coaxing someone from the precipice of a high tower. I am pleased to have been co-writer with Jamie on ‘Brighter Days’ (and most of the album)” said Gino Vannelli.

"It's an incredible honor to win the 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition! I'm so proud of ‘Brighter Days’, and its message. To anyone going through a dark time, know there are brighter days ahead. Thank you to Gino Vannelli and Ross Vannelli for bringing this song to life, my family, friends, and all those who have made this possible. Love to you all", Jamie Alimorad, Top Winner of 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

The Overall Second Prize of the USA Songwriting Competition went to Jeff Roe, Ryan Griffin, Jason Duke and Selby Copeland; Nashville, TN, with their song "We Made It". They also won Best Country Song with the same song. Ryan Griffin and Jason Duke are professional songwriters and known for writing the song “Dibs” that was recorded by country star Kelsea Ballerini and it hit #1 on Billboard Country Charts.

The Overall Third Prize went to Dave Pettigrew & Scotty Wilbanks; Ridgewood, NJ, with their song "Why Won't You Love Me".

Ten of fifteen category First Prize category winners this year were multi-way collaborations, including all the finalists in the Pop and Country categories. More details on the winners can be seen at:
https://www.songwriting.net/winners - Music Industry News Network

"Jamie Alimorad Releases New Single “Brighter Days” In Conjunction with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention"

Acclaimed songwriter and pop vocalist Jamie Alimorad releases a new uplifting single, “Brighter Days”. This is the second single off Alimorad’s upcoming album This Is Tomorrow Calling. The inspiring song is co-written with Grammy-nominee Gino Vannelli and produced by Grammy-nominee Ross Vannelli. Lyrically, Alimorad weaves a tale of personal struggle, and the light within that guides towards a better tomorrow. The production is rich, with a cavalry of elevating voices, and a summer vibe that is vibrant as the sun.

Check out the “Brighter Days” Here

With this new release, Jamie Alimorad has partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in a philanthropic effort to spread a message of community. “I wrote ‘Brighter Days’ for my friend who attempted several times. I had no idea what kind of struggle she was going through, and when she opened up to me, it broke my heart,” Alimorad says. “We have kept our conversation open, but I couldn’t shake the thought of how many other people are going through something similar. I felt the best way I could cast a wide net was through song.”

Alimorad has also released Brighter Days t-shirts through TeePub.com, with all proceeds going to the AFSP. They are available in nine colors, each with a unique distinction by the AFSP and each purchase comes with a free download of the song as well as an invite to participate in the music video shoot of “Brighter Days”.

Jamie Alimorad is excited for his new single “Brighter Days,” out now. Be sure to follow him on social media and be on the lookout for his upcoming album This Is Tomorrow Calling, out September 27th.

For More Information: www.jamiealimorad.com - New Music Weekly

"Exclusive Premiere: Jamie Alimorad releases the music video for his single “Not Ready to Say Goodbye”"

After working on his new project for almost four years, Jamie Alimorad is finally ready to unveil his album “This Is Tomorrow Calling”. Set to be released in September 2019, the album comprises of ten vocal-centric tracks, written by Alimorad and produced by Grammy Nominees Gino Vannelli and Ross Vannelli.

Referred to as a “bildungsroman”, the new album is about an individual’s growth. As shared by Alimorad,

“This Is Tomorrow Calling is more than an album, it’s my story. A boy becoming a man, and adapting to an ever-changing world, with hope for his future”.

In an exclusive premiere with CelebMix, the singer is releasing the music video for the first single off the upcoming album.

Titled “Not Ready to Say Goodbye”, the new song shares the story of a diminishing romance from the perspective of a couple. Directed by Alimorad, the music video is based on the idea of “point of view”. The heartrending tale shows one’s desperation and wishfulness to save their relationship when they can clearly see it in shambles. But instead of passing judgment on the partner, the video depicts how circumstances rule over the individual and some things are just not meant to be. Unlike the cliche, the video does not trivialise love, instead, it tries to show the efforts it takes to make a relationship loving and lasting.

Musically, the song takes one back to romantic ballads. With clever transitions between tunes, the song has its beautiful highs and lows, similar to the state of mind of the participating individuals. This romantic tragedy makes you wonder about the power love holds and how we should never leave loving, no matter how things end.

“Not Ready to Say Goodbye” offers a glimpse into the upcoming tracks from the album and as far as we can see, “This Is Tomorrow Calling” will be worth waiting for. Below is the tracklist for the album:

Brighter Days
Not Just Another Pretty Face
Down On Golden Shores
Not Ready To Say Goodbye
I Am Home
Rock Me To Heaven
Lucky Me
How Could I Love Again?
A Moment Is All I Ask
Nights In The Back Bay

Originally from Harrison, NY, Jamie Alimorad found his footing as an artist in Boston while attending Northeastern University. There he dedicated himself to honing his craft as a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, later earning a degree in Music Technology. Alimorad became a fixture in the Boston Indie music scene and in 2010 released his first EP Cornerstone. His song “Beautiful” became a hit and garnered over two million views. With perseverance and sheer love for music, the singer is on his journey to learn, create, and share his work with his audience. - Celeb Mix

"Singer-Songwriter Jamie Alimorad Captures Heartache In New Single Not Ready To Say Goodbye"

LA-based vocalist and songwriter Jamie Alimorad releases his new single "Not Ready To Say Goodbye", the first track off his upcoming anticipated album This Is Tomorrow Calling. A compelling single revealing the honest raw experience of a doomed relationship, Alimorad impresses with his vocal skills, really capturing the darkness that beautifully contrasts to the fast-paced instrumental. It is in this way that Alimorad brings back dynamic melodies with well-crafted lyrics which is often missing from pop music today. As with all tracks on the album, Alimorad had creative control to explore songwriting and "Not Ready To Say Goodbye" showcases his growth as an artist.

Reflecting on the single in an interview with VENTS Magazine, Alimorad says, "I wrote the song as an exercise. I wanted to do something with subtle key changes, something you don't hear too much in pop music anymore. I had the title 'Not Ready To Say Goodbye' in my notes for a month or two, and after playing with two guitar riffs I came up with a melody where the title fit. The rest came from there."

Be sure to check out Jamie Alimorad's new single "Not Ready To Say Goodbye" onSpotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music. Alimorad is also in the process of completing the music video to accompany the single. Follow Alimorad on social media to stay up to date! - Broadway World

"Album Review: Jamie Alimorad - This Is Tomorrow Calling"

Singer-songwriter Jamie Alimorad returns with his newest album, This Is Tomorrow Calling. Teaming up with legendary producers Gino and Ross Vannelli, this adult contemporary pop-rock album showcases beautiful instrumentation and Alimorad’s powerful vocal range.

The uplifting opener, “Brighter Days” sends a message of hope to anyone struggling with their inner demons. “When living’s hard and you think you’re better off dead/This is tomorrow calling, there are brighter days ahead.” Alimorad wrote the song in honor of a friend who had attempted suicide. It’s a cheerful pop-rock tune that will lift your mood and bring you to your feet to rejoice. The song is currently being used to help bring awareness to and raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. You can purchase the Brighter Days t-shirts through TeePublic, with all proceeds going to the AFSP.

The tempo slows down with the bittersweet, harmonica-brooding “Down On Golden Shores.” Alimorad reflects on the past with, “My Alex was so full of life/ I thought someday to make her my wife/ But the world is full of best-laid plans/ Made by sea and golden sands.”

The standout track, “Not Ready to Say Goodbye,” thrives wonderfully on vibrant and zesty Santana-esque guitar rhythms, while Alimorad belts out pitch-perfect crescendos, on letting us know that he’s in this relationship for the long haul.

“I am Home” delves deep into Alimorad’s emotional songwriting with touching lyrics and delicate guitar while the piano meanders wistfully throughout the track. “Rock Me to Heaven” follows as another tender pop ballad that’ll warm your heart with its sweet lyrics and gentle acoustic guitar.

“Lucky Me” has a surprisingly swanky element with funky guitar riffs and hand drum rhythms as Alimorad recounts falling in love with a toxic woman. “The two best days of my life: One was finding her/ Oh; the second was losing her/ Lucky me.”

“How Could I Love Again?” is melancholic and heartbreaking. Elegant piano accompaniment and emotional vocals accompany a distant, pining guitar. The piano-adorned, “A Moment Is All I Ask,” is an emotional track with a loving, swooning melody with which Alimorad expresses his desire to prove his worth to a girl. It’s reminiscent of a Barry Manilow song.

This is Tomorrow Calling is a heartwarming album filled with sublime musicianship. Passion radiates off every track. It’s perfect for anyone who enjoys easy-listening and solid, relatable songwriting.

Recommended Tracks: “Brighter Days,” “Not Ready to Say Goodbye,” “I am Home,” and “A Moment Is All I Ask.” - On The Flip Side

"Brighter Days Ahead"

Almost five years ago, Jamie Alimorad shook hands with Gino Vannelli to seal a verbal agreement. Revered for soft rock staples like “I Just Wanna Stop” and “Living Inside Myself”, the Canadian singer-songwriter is also a prolific producer and mentor. While touring to promote his previous release, Words Left Unsaid, Alimorad was chosen for Vannelli’s Art of Voice Master Class, and the rest is history.

In the form of Alimorad’s upcoming album, This is Tomorrow Calling, the product of that handshake is finally taking shape. Coming on September 27 via Knothole and Ditto, This is Tomorrow Calling is the grand culmination of Alimorad’s journey from that decisive handshake, to a big move from NYC to LA, and several great turns of fate in-between.

An album centered firmly on the concept of time, This is Tomorrow Calling often feels timeless. A blend of “Right Here Waiting”-era AC rock and punchy contemporary pop, Alimorad comes alive like never before with weighty lyricism and a redefined sophistication in his musicality. Better yet, he’s lending his art to a cause greater than himself with his summery single, “Brighter Days”—a song release that coincides with an ongoing t-shirt campaign wherein all proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Alimorad and Vannelli’s collaboration hits its crescendo on October 12, when the rising pop-rock artist joins his childhood hero and mentor on stage live at the Saban in Beverly Hills. Tickets are available now.

Let’s talk about your new single, “Brighter Days”. What’s the new song about? What was your aim with its development, as well as teaming up with AFSP Los Angeles for its release?

I had just wrapped up a big January session—basically the first half of the album—and came back to New York. During that time, I was hanging out with a friend of mine who I’ve known since sixth grade. We used to hang out pretty much every week—typically on Mondays—before I moved westward and we just had great get-togethers. She’s one of the best people to talk to. We always challenged each other’s perspectives and we’d get into really deep conversations sometimes—usually over Chinese food.

She’s not an open book, not by any stretch of the imagination. Yet, that day, she decided to open up to me about a lot of things. Every time I thought my jaw couldn’t drop any lower, it did. I was shocked and I fault awful about it. My heart broke listening to her stories. I knew certain things, but I didn’t know the depth of it.

Here’s someone I’ve known for a long time, and someone who’s always been there for me and been a really positive influence for me, and I had no idea that she was going through such a struggle. The message stayed with me. Everything that she expressed to me just floated around my head constantly. I thought, “There’s gotta be something that I can do!”

Even though she told me that it was more than enough that I was listening, I got to thinking that if I’ve known someone this long and didn’t really know the depths of what she was going to, what about people who you just pass up on the street? What about distant family members? Anybody else? People go through stuff and we have no idea.

I was writing for the album, and I had a few notes. I had the song title “Brighter Days” in my notes as well as the lyric “this is tomorrow calling,” which would become the name of the album. I put them together to say, “This is tomorrow calling; there are brighter days ahead.” As I was messing around with creating the song and some progressions on guitar, something clicked regarding the conversation with my friend and the music.

I wrote this song and demoed it quickly before sending it to Gino, and he loved it. We put it together and did the production with his brother, Ross Vannelli. We created this really fun, uplifting, summer-sounding track—I always imagine being at the beach while listening to it or driving down the PCH with the windows down and the top down. The lyrics are very optimistic, too.

I was shopping the album in Los Angeles and a promoter heard it. He said that he did some work with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. They heard it and loved it and we formed this partnership. I’m selling “Brighter Days” t-shirts in nine colors, each of which represents who you are honoring or who you’re remembering. The goal is to buy it, take a picture with it on, post it on Instagram with the hashtag #BrighterDays, with all proceeds going to the AFSP.

I’m doing work with the Los Angeles Central Coast chapter, but we’re looking to take it national. We’re even talking with other organizations from around the globe to take this campaign international, which is really cool! We can make this a worldwide movement, but we want to start at home.

If you buy the shirt and you can get yourself to LA, you can become a part of our music video. If you can’t make it, all of those posts and other pictures that you wanna share, we’ll eventually make an extended cut to feature everyone in the video. The whole purpose of this project is to share anyone who is struggling that they are not alone. Everyone is affected by suicide and depression in some way, shape, or form.

Not everyone knows what those colors mean—I didn’t know what they meant before being involved with the AFSP—and I want them to see this rainbow of color and be made curious by it. When they do research, they’ll see that there’s a message behind it and everyone is coming together in a communal sense and being here for each other.

To cast a wide net, that’s my aim, to spread the message that we can lend an ear to anyone who needs it and be open about our struggles.

That’s phenomenal. I could be wrong, but I think that for most of us artistically-minded people, we set forth into creating for ourselves—to fulfill our own need to satiate our artistry. It can be such an insular thing, and it’s great when people can empathize with you for a message you’ve really just set out to craft for yourself. Although, I think you’ve reached another level where you’re writing with the intent of relating yourself to others and reaching your hand out to other people.

Well, thank you.

We changed the lyric around a lot. The first draft that I had, it was me singing to her. After playing around a little bit, it would be a stronger thing to be doing it from the first-person. It’s the first published song that I’ve really written about someone, for someone that’s not a romantic love song. It’s a different feeling, and I love it, and I don’t really know how to describe it.

It took a lot of time to write this song from that perspective because I wanted to make sure that I was sensitive towards everyone and their struggles, but I eventually told her that it was about her. She was really moved by it. When the AFSP opportunity came up, I asked her first if it would be okay to do this, and she was totally cool with it. She said, “Are you kidding? If you can help people, you need to do everything you possibly can,” which I think was really freaking cool.

I hope “Brighter Days” becomes something that people really latch onto. I don’t want to go so far as saying I want it to make a cultural impact. I just want it to have made a personal impact for somebody.

Right. It’s really moving even when you can just reach out to one person and make a difference, which you have. It’s already a success and we’ll see how far we can take it.

That’s the goal.

It’s the first song you’ve published that isn’t a straight-shooting love song. “Brighter Days” is more about an all-embracing, unifying love that takes into account everyone you can reach out to.

That’s something that, to me, that’s taken this new album to another level. That’s speaking as a writer, performer, and musician. Gino really emphasized the spiritual journey for me while creating this album. I wrote about three dozen songs that got cut down to about ten. It was really challenging at times, but in his words, he said, “You’ve been a boy. It’s time to become a man.”

With the lyrical journey, I tried to center myself on those words. With my songs released independently a few years ago, you can say, “Hey, that’s pretty alright,” but now you can say that my songs have a much broader perspective. I’m now outside of school walls; I’ve traveled and been around other cultures. I’m so proud of everything we’ve accomplished, staying true to my roots but taking it to a whole other level.

Not to compare, but I do listen to your new songs and say, “Hey, Jamie’s really out here aiming to become the next Richard Marx.”

And believe me, I love Richard! [laughs]

I’m actually going to see him at the Troubadour in a couple of weeks.

Ross is good friends with Richard and has worked with him, and he knows that Richard is a big influence on me. There definitely is some of that coming out there. Even with some of the artists that Gino wanted me to lean towards, I mentioned that I wanted to bring some of him into this record and he said, “Not a bad guy to shoot for.”

There’s Vannelli DNA all over these songs because we’ve been working on it together so intently, but Peter Gabriel, Sting, David Foster, Richard, and those sorts of guys and their writing—it’s there.

Wait until you hear the rest of it! “Brighter Days” and “Not Ready to Say Goodbye” are very pop, and it remains pop, but it shifts into adult contemporary. There’s some cuts where you’ll say, “Whoa, that’s intense!”

You’re touching on a part of production that a lot of people outside of our bubble recognize. When you’re in a studio with a producer as accomplished as Gino, they’ll guide their artists as mentors and ask them who they’re aiming for—not to emulate famous artists, but to encompass a certain vibe.

You’re right, and he’s done a great job with that. It really does sound unique.

Yeah, it comes down to where you can play a sunny pop song like “Brighter Days” on a mixtape and have it shift right into “In Your Eyes” afterwards and feel seamless.

I’m really happy you made that comparison, since there’s a staccato, palm-muting electric guitar part and my goal with that was to tap into some Peter Gabriel. So, very astute there Jonathan. Very nice! [laughs]

Gino was a big hero of yours growing up. They say to never meet your heroes, but it seems like it was a positive and productive thing to get to know him and work with him.

It was! I mean this with a dash of humor, but also sincerity—he is the Dos Equis man in reality. He is the most interesting man in the world.

I’ve had my family and a friend or two meet him and I’d tried to track him down because it wasn’t normal that all this time had past and I hadn’t yet. When I finally did get to meet him, I told my friend, Dave, to be prepared because it would be the most intense conversation he’d ever have in his entire life.

We went to my favorite spot in town for lunch and Gino asked Dave all of these different questions, ranging from where he grew up and where he lived now to all sorts of other stuff. So, we went from this conversation that began as something about New Jersey and mechanical engineering into something about the inner cellular workings of a leaf, to the gaseous composition of a blue star, to religion and humanity and everything in-between.

Even while going on all of these separate tangents and out-there things, it all came back to the main subject. After a while of being there, someone came up to Gino who knew him. When he stepped away to chat with them, I laughed and I said to Dave, “Wow. That was the most intense conversation of my life, and I feel like I’ve been given some sort of secret to a better life and I need to figure out how to use it immediately or I’ve blown my path.”

He’s a very spiritual person, but very scientific, very mathematic. Faith is very important to him, but he doesn’t shove it down your throat. So, it’s like meeting with a monk who’s also a physicist. It’s really wild—really wild.

I’m glad to know Gino. It’s so cool. Whenever I need a glass of cold water in my face, I say, “Hey, things might be a little rough right now, but if you were able to travel back in time and tell the fourteen-year-old version of yourself that you could just shoot the breeze with Gino over the phone, he would never, ever believe it.”

I hope that performing together with him at the Saban that it turns into being able to work some traveling shows with him. We’re starting in my own backyard right now. That’s gonna be great.

It’s been nearly five years since the handshake agreement that you were going to do this with Gino.

It was two years of recording, and almost two years of raising money. He refused to do anything until we had all that we needed to finish it, because he said, “If you can’t find people to invest in you, then what are you going to do afterwards? The challenge was not just the creative end, but this other creative end of figuring out how I was going to get the money to make the album.

I put some of my own skin in the game. I walked around door-to-door, I made a Kickstarter and had it successfully funded, and I sought out private investors. It was a full-time job and I didn’t expect it to be as hard as it was.

I’ve learned a lot about quote-friends-unquote during that process. Very few people throughout the years who said that they were there to help with my career really stepped up, but the ones that did I am incredibly grateful towards. Someone went way above and beyond what I had expected, and I said, “I can’t take this.” So, he said, “No, man, I told you I’d help you out with this since high school, so here’s what I can do to help.”

It leaves you speechless. A lot of people left me speechless. Even the smallest donations helped. Some have said, “Don’t worry about any of the Kickstarter perks. Just get me a ticket when you play Madison Square Gardens.”

And that is entirely feasible. Don’t think that won’t happen for a minute.

I’m shooting for it. I don’t settle. I do not settle.

I know this album’s gonna be something. I’m not sure what it is yet, but it just needs to get to people.

In what ways has this project metamorphosed? Imagine that you could’ve cracked this out straight away, right after you and Gino made that handshake.

I went into a studio in Philadelphia about a month and a half after that agreement. I wrote five songs right off the bat and demoed them immediately. I thought, “Damn, these are goods! These would make the cut on Cornerstone or Words Left Unsaid.”

I sent them over to Gino and he said, “Okay, these are pretty good, but it’s not what I’m looking for for you.”

It was a complete shock to me! He started really guiding me from there.

There was a song that I’d written in one of his Master Classes the year before. He told me that if I listened to that music and those lyrics, that there was something magical about it that transcended the pop songs that I’d just sent him. He wanted it to be pop, but he wanted it to be a little more sophisticated.

It was around that same time that everything that I considered normal about my life began to change. There was a death in the family. There was a girl I was dating who, at the time, I thought we were going to get married, and that tanked. That went off a cliff. I had a bunch of friends who became married and became parents and others who succumbed to addiction. I tried to help them, but it came to the point where the relationship became so toxic that it wasn’t healthy for me to be there anymore.

I started looking at getting out of New York, and eventually I did. All of those life events are what make up the album. It’s in the lyrics, and that’s why it’s so good. It’s my autobiography for those past few years. “This is tomorrow calling” became my battle cry. I’d never heard anything like that before and it was something that drove me to do the hard stuff today. If you push yourself a little bit further, you’re setting yourself up for a better future. It’s the hope that it will happen, not that it could happen.

Time, in the album, is very much a theme, “this is tomorrow calling” at its center.

I grew up in suburbia in New York, about two miles out of Manhattan, and it’s beautiful. It’s quaint and picturesque and as beautiful as it could be.

New York City is New York City, so nothing shocks me anymore, but when you’re not traveling the world and you’re not around all sorts of different people consistently, you look at everything kind-of flat.

As I began to tour and meet people from all over the world and learning for real how different things are, going back to suburbia was and is really unfulfilling. Then, I hate winter, so six months out of the year, everything I love out there is closed. I go out to California and it’s sixty-two degrees with everyone wearing coats and I just laugh.

As work shifted west, it just made sense to go. With all of those changes, I outgrew New York. It was time for something different, and it’s reflected in the album.

It’s funny, because you don’t think that four or five years makes for a big difference, but, so much can change over the course of just a few days.

Yeah, and it’s so strange because since I’ve moved to California, I’ve started to relax a little bit of more. The pace of New York is not healthy—it isn’t. I’ve learned out here that you can work your ass here but still take care of yourself. My friends in law, finance, medicine—in New York, they work their ass off, but they don’t take care of themselves at all. In California, people don’t only expect you to take a break and take care of yourself, but they want to do it with you.

As I’ve gotten to know the people of Los Angeles more, I’m having more fun than I’ve ever had before, to be honest.

It’s a great place to be for what you’re doing, especially.

Yeah, exactly.

Give us a juicy Gino story from the development of This is Tomorrow Calling. Whatever you’ve got, let’s toss it on the canvas.

I’ll tell you the story that I’m most proud of. This defines me and the album, and I designate it as a mile-marker in my life.

It happened twice but the first time held a lot of influence on the second one, so I’ll focus on it.

We were doing pre-production work for the first half of the album. The song that I mentioned that we wrote in his class is called “A Moment is All I Ask”. I wanted it to be a piano-centric song somewhere between “All of Me” and “When I Was Your Man” with piano, vocals, and a somewhat crooner-ish vibe to it. Meanwhile, he wanted it to sound more like an acoustic guitar jam, like James Taylor stuff.

I did not like that at all. He took a shot at it and told me to tell him what I thought, and Gino doesn’t do anything that he isn’t proud of. So, he sent me this version that was kind-of French-sounding, to be honest with you. There was very nice acoustic guitar and an accordion in the background. It had a vibe with nice percussion and all of this stuff, but I said that it sounded good, but like a version of my song. It didn’t sound like the song.

Two months later, we’re in the studio together, and we get to that one. He’s on board and saying we’re going to put this cut on the album, he’s ready to go. I say, “No.”

It was very, very obvious right away that nobody says no to Gino Vannelli. If he has no problem standing up to titans in the business, then who is some punk-ass kid from New York—he’s gone multi-platinum and I’ve gone multi-cardboard, you know? He gave me the death stare while he asked, “Okay, well what do you want to do?”

I told him that it’s a piano song and it has to be that way. I’m trying to explain to him how it goes and it’s not getting around his head, so at one point he became so frustrated that he said, “Alright, if you know how it’s supposed to be, then you go up to the piano and you start playing.”

So I go up there and I start playing it in the way that I hear it. He says, “It’s very sweet, but you can add a little more color to it.”

He made it a little jazzier and a little bluer, adding certain elevenths and thirteenths where I was just focusing on major sevenths and ninths and stuff like that. As we began experimenting with it, we felt like we were getting into something. He did a key change by accident and it was an “aha” moment. We both looked at each other and said, “We have to do that!”

From there, we got really excited about it and he got working on production. I went back to New York for three months and, when I got back, he didn’t say anything about the changes that we made—nothing. When we were done and we were listening back, he was in his chair at the computer and just spun around like some sort of Bond movie villain. In his very, very eloquent way, he says, “I must admit, you were correct.”

That gave me such confidence going forward with the rest of the album. I knew what he wanted now and told him to give me a month. I tracked seven songs and said that the first five were the ones that I thought would make the album. He emailed me back saying congratulations—I had my album.

In that moment, I stood up to him, and he said I was right. That really made me go, “Hot damn! I can face anybody now, because no one is scarier than this guy. It’s like he’s staring into your soul when he looks at you.”

I had to stand up to him one more time when recording “Not Just a Pretty Face”. We rewrote the lyrics and I said that I didn’t like how the melody was now where he said that it was fine as is. I rewrote the melody anyway and when I brought it back to him, he said that he loved it, but he wanted to redo the lyrics again. We gave it a try and I liked it as it was. Ultimately, he said again, “I gotta admit, you were right about this one too.”

That was a real defining moment with me, with “A Moment is All I Ask”. It’s given me confidence that I especially need out here in the biz in Los Angeles. If people working with me don’t line up with my vision, I don’t let it slide. It had given me all of the confidence I needed. I don’t care whatever anyone’s RIAA certification is. I know who I am and what my vision is. It’s the one thing I can’t compromise on.

To work with somebody and build a real mutual respect with them is a beautiful thing.

I forget this sometimes and it makes me really proud, that I’m the first American artist that Gino’s ever done an album with. He’s only done it for fellow Canadians and various European countries. I’m the first American he’s ever worked with—let alone on an album full of originals, without any covers.

Right. It’s not like he turned you around and said, “Okay, let’s cut ten standards. Do ‘Fly Me to the Moon.’”

It’s funny that you mention Frank Sinatra, though. Right before we began working together, we were at a party. As I was going out the door with my family, we were talking about where I should go next with my music. He looked me dead in the eye and he said in his very own Gino way, “There’s no reason why you can’t be your generation’s Frank Sinatra.”

That was the craziest thing that anyone had ever said to me at that point! Now, I’m starting to learn what he means about that. It comes from a technical perspective, a recording angle, and even my personality. It’s not a surface thing. The big difference between Frank and I is that I’m a writer, but we studied him a lot during his Capitol Records years for the development of this album.

Frank got where he was as an influencer because he was uncompromising, because of his attitude. He had a firm grasp of who he was and he sold it with swagger.

Right. You’ve got to stand tall with the core of what your message is.

And that’s not always easy to do when you have record executives telling you to veer one way or another because they know the cookie-cutter pop formula that’s selling in-the-now.

Especially today. Give me one song that’s burning up the chart’s that’s really saying something! I don’t think you can. I’ve heard it all before. People are just singing things without any meaning. Don’t get me on the soapbox because it just goes on and on and on.

I’m a rocker at heart, but I love precision, technicality, musicality, and a great recording. Maybe by today’s standards, I’d be called “yacht rock”.

I want to stand out when I get onto radio, onto streaming services, onto a live show. I know that when the time comes, starting with that show of the Saban, it’s going to be crazy full of momentum. We’ll get there.

Any closing thoughts?

In the end, I think of Shigeru Miyamoto all of the time and his mantra on delayed games. That’s what I think of with This is Tomorrow Calling. There’s been some major, major headaches, but everything’s starting to fall into place. You just need to be ready when they call your number.

This is your first major production. You’ve found your secret sauce. Moving forward, it’ll be an easier process. You’ll just keep on making good records.

Absolutely. Truthfully, no one’s more intimidating than Gino. He’s the nicest man, but he sets you under a microscope. He ripped me up and I had to stitch myself back together. It didn’t feel good at the time, but I’m grateful for it now. I can do anything and work with anyone at this point. - jfrahm.com


Acclaimed vocalist, Jamie Alimorad has released a new music video for his single “Not Ready To Say Goodbye”. The track is the first off his upcoming album This Is Tomorrow Calling.

Directed by Alimorad, the music video takes inspiration from the music videos of the hit singles “It Will Rain” by Bruno Mars, and “Whatever We Started” by Richard Marx. It tells the story of a romance burning out, from each person’s perspective.

Jamie Alimorad brings back vocal-focused pop music like Rob Thomas and Train. As a songwriter, he creates compelling lyrical stories that pull in his audience’s focus. The music video for “Not Ready To Say Goodbye” brings all of that into one cohesive visual project. The music video exemplifies this common relationship without dismissing its emotional complexity.

“Not Ready To Say Goodbye” is the first single off Jamie Alimorads anticipated album, This Is Tomorrow Calling. The project allowed him to grow under the guidance of Grammy Nominated team Gino and Ross Vannelli.

A process that took nearly four years to conceptualize, Jamie Alimorad wrote over three dozen songs for the record. Alimorad decided to bring together 10 of those songs, each bringing a singular story. “Not Ready To Say Goodbye” introduces this record with a seductive sound accompanying the tale of a fleeting romance and the unwillingness to let go.

Currently, Jamie Alimorad is preparing for the release of his next single “Brighter Days”. The single is heartfelt and uplifting with an exciting music video to match. Be sure to follow Jamie Alimorad on social media for more music updates. - Gig Soup Music

"Interview: Jamie Alimorad - This Is Tomorrow Calling"

Q) How would you describe your sound?

A) My sound has evolved over the past few years. During pre-production on this album, a clear creative goal was set – make a modern, contemporary version of the classic singer/songwriter. The music has a story, it’s melodic, it moves and changes. It brings in a lot of flavor.

Q) Who are some of your musical influences?

A) My producer Gino Vannelli has been an influence since I was in 8th grade. The first band I ever liked was Go West. The Tubes are my all-time favorite band. Some of the other greatest influences include the Beatles, Toto, Richard Marx, Rick Springfield, Kenny Loggins, Styx, Yes, Van Halen – just to name a few.

Q) Talk about the story behind your new song “Not Ready To Say Goodbye.”

A) “Not Ready To Say Goodbye” started as an exercise. I was experimenting with subtle key changes and I had these two guitar riffs I was tinkering with. I had the title written in my notes and once a melody hit, I inserted it. I wrote the lyric around that. At the time I wasn’t actively thinking of anything, but in hindsight I went through a breakup within the year, so the sentiment probably came from there.

Q) What do you think it is about the song that fans connect to?

A) It grabs you right away. The intro is very alluring and it has a little something different from what you hear on the radio and the landing page for streaming platforms. The message is universal and the beat is hot. It’s a song you can get energized to and get lost in.

Q) How does the video for the track play into the message behind it?

A) I came up with a concept that originally was based around a necklace and the love interest leaving it behind in my apartment. One of those, “Did she leave it there on purpose?” mysteries. It got too convoluted, so I simplified it and what you see is two people romantically involved and their perspectives. We often don’t see the other side of the relationship and may not get the closure we desperately desire. That’s the sentiment of the song. The video gives us a peak in.

Q) What is your songwriting process? Do you need music before you can create lyrics?

A) 99% of the time it’s music first. I may have a title written in my notes, like “Not Ready To Say Goodbye,” but I prefer to have a melody to sing to before I write a story.

Q) How much of hand do you have in the production of your music?

A) On this album I wasn’t as hands-on as in the past, but that being said, I still play keyboard, guitar, handled some of the programmings and do a majority of the background vocals. Gino is a wiz and played a bulk of the instruments and the session players he brought in are the cream of the crop. Ross Vannelli did the production for “Not Ready To Say Goodbye” and the track “Brighter Days” and he too played most of the instruments. I always gave my input and was next to them a bull of the time.

Q) What songs off your album This Is Tomorrow Calling are you looking forward to performing live?

A) All of them! This album is so good and crafting a show with the material will be a pleasure. There are some things that needed to be cut for a studio version, but in a live setting I can make some of those extensions happen.

Q) What do you hope listeners take away from listening to your new album as a whole?

A) This Is Tomorrow Calling is autobiographical; it’s honest, it’s a window into my me. All these songs have a story, they are melodic and musically so interesting. As you’re listening, let the music take you somewhere, get lost in it. It’s a beautiful album.

Q) What can fans expect from a live Jamie Alimorad performance?

A) I’m very energetic on stage, so there is lots of excitement! When the ballads take center stage, it gets more intimate. Most importantly the show is full. You get the complete range of music.

Q) Where are some of your favorite places to perform and what makes those locations so significant to you?

A) The first time I felt “I arrived” was when I played the Whisky A Go-Go in West Hollywood. It’s legendary and all my idols performed there. When I was in my dressing room I thought, “If these walls could talk…” afterHOURS at Northeastern University will always hold a special place in my heart because that’s where I did my first solo performance of original material.

Q) Who would you most like to collaborate with on a song in the future?

A) Any of my idols: Richard Marx, Fee Waybill, Rick Springfield, David Foster, Steve Lukather, Paul McCartney, Trevor Rabin. They’re all legends and it would be an honor.

Q) What album/band are you currently listening to and why do you dig them?

A) Sting came out with an album of reimagined material called My Songs and I’m hooked on the new version of “Brand New Day!” That sucker grooves!

Q) You are a part of social media. Why is that such an important way for you to connect with your fans?

A) It’s a way to be directly connected. I’ve been flooded with wonderful messages from people about “Not Ready To Say Goodbye!” It means the world to me! We can’t always hang, but with social media we can at least connect. Follow me on Instagram @jamiealimorad, Twitter @JamieAlimorad, and search Jamie Alimorad on Facebook.

Q) What would you like to say to everyone who is a fan and supporter of you and your work?

A) This Is Tomorrow Calling has been the most rewarding and challenging creative venture in my life thus far. Those who have been with me for years and contributed to the Kickstarter, I’m eternally grateful. The project reaching its goal was one of the most exciting experiences of my career because of what it meant. To people just being introduced to my music, hi! I hope you all enjoy and come see a show some time! - Starry Mag

"Jamie Alimorad: “Rock Me To Heaven” is about as perfect as pop/rock songs can be!"

Singer, songwriter, producer, Jamie Alimorad first hit the stage as a solo artist in the underground Boston club scene in 2009. The following year he graduated from Northeastern University with a music technology degree and released his first EP “Cornerstone”. His power ballad “She Is…” went on to become the most-played song in the history of iRadio LA, the world’s longest-running, independent music station. His first full-length album Words Left Unsaid, released in July 2012 catapulted Alimorad to sold-out, marquis performer status in Hollywood’s premiere venues like the Troubadour, Whisky A Go-Go, and the Roxy.

Jamie Alimorad is currently working on a new album with Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer Gino Vannelli due out in 2016. The first single, “Rock Me To Heaven”, has now been released worldwide. Many of today’s artists could learn a lot from Alimorad. There’s nothing bland or boring about his music in the least. He has everything many current musicians lack – energy, soul, passion, feeling, intelligence and talent.

jamie-alimorad-cover“Rock Me To Heaven” is about as perfect as /pop/rock songs can be – tempo changes, interesting chord progressions, strong lyrics, buildups, crescendos, sweet melody, rich harmony and great hooks into the choruses. It sounds crisp and fresh from beginning to end, with a spotless production, backed by great musicianship. To be quite honest I wouldn’t have expected anything less with a legend like Vannelli behind the boards. The recording and sonic elements are superbly layered, powerful, and incredibly melodic.

What did surprise me was Jamie Alimorad’s voice. He has a great range of which he is always in control. Added to his crystal clear diction, solid phrasing and emotional nuancing, makes his deliveries quite impressive, but more importantly so easy to understand. No doubt the songwriting here is of a similar high-standing quality. Vannelli’s undeniable introspective nature and immense talent at crafting a catchy, yet meaningful tune are transparent in this work. So much of what he brings to the table is missing from today’s music. And Jamie Alimorad’s interpretation and performance is impeccably affecting.

“Rock Me To Heaven” is a love song that is infectious, touching and passionate. With so many manufactured artists in music today, it’s refreshing to have someone that actually has real musicality and artistic sensibility. You can definitely tell the difference between someone that just wants to be a star – versus someone who produces music because they love what they do. To say Jamie Alimorad has won me over with this song is an understatement. Like all great music, his songs are transporting, and this achievement works on multiple levels – it will get your heart racing, give you Goosebumps at times, and make you feel really excited about being in love! - Jamsphere

"Jamie Alimorad - Rock Me To Heaven (Review)"

Sometimes you come across an artist or song that just fits, one that immediately warms you, calms you down from the moment you press play. Jamie Alimorad’s track Rock Me To Heaven brilliantly showcases this kind of warmth. The song alone has the power to capture your attention and your heart, but also – it’s a superb introduction to an artist who consistently writes from a place of honesty and depth. There’s nothing to worry about when you listen to his music. That is to say, it has the effect of freeing you from your daily troubles, it has that natural power, the very basic nature of music and art. Rock Me To Heaven in particular is a fine example of this kind of effectiveness.

It’s a beautifully heart felt song, poetically and honestly written, quite clearly designed by real emotions, real feelings; that’s something you can tell just by listening – you can feel that every word really meant something. The vocal performance is smooth and flawless, yet it still has this lovely element of rawness to it, the voice of talent within an artist that you can really connect with. Some of the notes reached are phenomenal, it’s a really strong performance throughout, and the music is perfectly constructed and placed at every turn.

Jamie Alimorad is an artist based in Boston, Massachusetts. He’s a passionate and skillful musician and song writer, with the added benefit of graduating with a degree in Music Tech. His first EP was entitled Cornerstone, you can head over to his Website to listen and find out more about his musical endeavors. In essence, the songs Jamie Alimorad writes are those of a simplistic kind of beauty and strength. He knows how to write, it seems to come naturally for him, and the music surrounding the melody and the lyrics just falls into place superbly. There is never a moment of doubt or error, like this is exactly what he is supposed to be doing, and he makes sure every part of it is just where it needs to be. The result is a collection of incredibly well written and flawlessly performed and produced music.

The track Rock Me To Heaven has a classic, acoustic rock kind of sound to it. The writing shines brightly and you really walk away from this one feeling like you’ve experienced something real, warm, and wonderful. The video that accompanies the music is gorgeously in keeping with the mood created by the track. That simplistic beauty, the distinct presence of a natural talent for writing and singing, the lack of a need for any overbearing effects or musical additives. The skill is there, so no filler is necessary.

I was in fact reminded just slightly of the more mellower side of Bryan Adams, that stripped back rock kind of sound – it’s not just an acoustic track, it feels like more than that, like there could be a huge orchestra accompanying the performance, or equally you could take everything away except the artist and his guitar, and in both cases the power and the openness would shine through. It’s a pretty amazing thing to achieve within a single song, and on top of this the whole track has a certain timeless flair to it. It would be a pleasure to hear now, tomorrow, and in ten years time no doubt.

Check it out for yourself; this is Jamie Alimorad, the official track and video for Rock Me To Heaven.

The guitar work as well is something you can really notice in this, behind all of the music and the writing; it’s brilliantly on point and really well developed. A lot of skill and control in the playing, throughout his catalogue actually – one of his less recent tracks, Forever and a Day, is another great example. The music is fantastic, every song has been so well structured and thought out, then beautifully performed and recorded. His entire collection of music is a haven for that feel good, pop rock vibe that can brighten up even the darkest of days.

You can find Rock Me To Heaven over on Spotify, or if you head to his Website you can take home a copy of your own and listen to your heart’s content. Stay involved and look out for live shows and new releases by following Jamie on Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud and Instagram. His openness, his realness, transcend into the online world; he quite regularly shares wonderful snippets of his musical endeavors, gigs, practice sessions – well worth a follow, a great source of joy and inspiration. You can also find out more about him over on his Website. - Stereo Stickman

"IF MUSIC WERE FOOD: 'Words Left Unsaid' by Jamie Alimorad... with Jamie Alimorad!"

Here's a fun new twist on a staple of the site. Take "If Music Were Food", with yours truly, and add in the artist whose music you'll be basing it off of! That's what's happening today as we delve deep into Words Left Unsaid with Jamie Alimorad himself.

No long introductions this time -- we're jumping right into it, so hold on tight!

What If Words Left Unsaid by Jamie Alimorad Were Food? -- A Track-by-Track, Dish-by-Dish Investigation

Jamie Alimorad: Comparing Words Left Unsaid to food is something I've honestly never done, but when you brought it up to me, my wheels got turning and I had a lot of fun coming up with dishes and snacks that I could compare my songs to. I'm excited to see what you came up with! I think we'll have some common choices or some things similar.

Jonathan Frahm: I'm so glad you decided to do this feature with me, man, and especially glad that you came up with some cool dishes and snacks for the occasion! We'll see where it goes, that's for sure. I've gone pretty out there with my food comparisons thus far... let's find out what the next caterpillar sandwich will be!

Track 1: "Tiffany"
JA: The best way for me to describe "Tiffany" is hot wings. It's the first song on the album and every good first song sets up the whole album. "Tiffany" has some attitude to it, it's got some kick! But it also has some sweetness with the melody and harmonies. A hot wing will have that sweetness to it when you bite in, but then you get the kick! The more you eat, the hotter the kick and it sets you up for your meal.

JF: You know what? I can actually concur with you on that. "Tiffany" is one heck of a way to start out an album. I love its genuine rock style. It's right on the money with the attitude without sacrificing emotion. It's got a kick, and it'll make you cry. It's hot wings. The spiciest hot wings at the hot wing restaurant nearest you.

JA: Order up!

Track 2: "Dancing With You"
JA: "Dancing With You" is up next, but I have to skip to dessert for this one. "Dancing With You" reminds me of a rainbow sprinkle cookie. Straight from the bakery! It's a 3 minute pop song. Sweet, colorful, exciting and fun. That's how I describe a rainbow sprinkle cookie. Man they're good!

JF: There's definitely this overarching psychedelic pop element that's very prominent on the song. It's been forever since I've had a rainbow sprinkle cookie, and that's actually ANOTHER great way to describe it! Not wanting to just directly agree with you again though for variety's sake, I'll add this: these are special cookies. This is Words Left Unsaid that we're talking about. These cookies come in a cookie jar. A Mr. T cookie jar. http://simpletreats.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/weird-cookie-jars-41.jpg


Track 3: "Can't Stop Thinking About You"
JA: I'm gonna stick with something sweet when I move to "Can't Stop Thinking About You"... A mango smoothie. "Can't Stop Thinking About You" has a lot of long notes, pedal tones and sustains, with a think sound. The vocals have this floaty, liquid texture in the verses and then hit it big in the choruses. The layered sound makes me think of digging deep with all that flavor.

JF: Oh gosh. I love mango smoothies, and pina colada smoothies. I already know what I'm choosing for this one. That's right....

Ube ice cream. I grew up with this Filipino treat and, while it may be purple potatoes, they're sweet and they taste good. Just like "Can't Stop Thinking About You" would be if it were food, because it's already one of those things. (Yep. It tastes good.)

JA: Purple potatoes?! That's awesome! I want to have this! I like to relate songs to colors and purple definitely fits with "Can't Stop Thinking About You". I always think of blue, but you can't have purple without blue.

JF: That's definitely right. Purple can't be made without blue. It's like having Grimace but no Cookie Monster in 1900s popular culture. It just wouldn't make sense. Ube ice cream has a slightly thicker, richer texture than most ice creams as well, so that would work well given your context, too! Actually, a mango smoothie with a scoop of ube, together, sounds like a winning combo.

JA: I'm in for all this.

JF: Boom. http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l4i1z3JfRH1qc4p17o1_400.jpg

JA: Wow! That looks fantastic! ... What does it taste like?

JF: Mild and a little less sweet than you'd imagine, but still sweet enough and with a distinct taste that I can only describe as... purple. It tastes purple.

JA: If it melts, it's purple rain.

Track 4: "Someday, Somewhere"

JA: I don't know if it's the fact that I wrote "Someday, Somewhere" based on an evening in Phoenix, AZ or that it has a country vibe to it, but it makes me think of tacos.

JF: I just had tacos! Since it's based on an Arizona evening, we can toss in something unique to the area, like prickly pear salsa or something. It's good, and there's some mixed with mango as well. What else would be in these tacos? We're not just in the music industry; we're on-the-spot professional chefs.

JA: I can't lie, I love gorditas. I know it's different, but to me it's a glorified taco.

JF: I haven't had one of those in forever and now you're making me crave food that I can't make at 10 pm!

JA: The best tacos I've ever had, by the way, are in Phoenix. I was staying in the Holiday Inn Phoenix Downtown-North, sitting by the pool and the song took shape. At the hotel, I had taco lasagna and it was phenomenal!

...I pretty much ate that all week, so tacos.

Track 5: "Weapon"

JA: "Weapon" for me is a sizzilin' fajita. The song starts with that fuzz, distortion and it reminds me of a sizzlin' plate. Then it kicks into the riff and we're off. It's intense! There's kind of a mystery feel to the second verse and it reminds me of being timid to take a bite out of it because you're worried it's still hot or spicy. Non-stop intensity!

JF: Every element of "Weapon" that you've mentioned has a great deal to do with why it's one of my favorite tracks on Words Left Unsaid. There's a real bite to it and you make every stop to really rock the entire track. This is real, blazin' rock and roll. Straight from the gut. Because I think so highly of the song, I'll take your fajita and raise it with some sriracha to toss on top of it. It's a major part of my daily food routine. I'm not joking. It's a grand honor for a dish to have it placed upon it in the JNoodles household!

JA: Hot damn! I love it!

JF: I have four separate types of sriracha in my house right now, in fact, and I have a packet of red peppers in my pocket. You could say I'm hot... only literally. Not figuratively. I'd put all of those things on "Weapon".

Track 6: "That's What She Said"

JF: The latest single is next on the hitlist, I see.

JA: Indeed it is! "That's What She Said"!

JF: I feel something spicy coming up again, but that's just me.

JA: "That's What She Said" combines hard rock with elements of dance. I wanted something futuristic when I was working on the arrangement. I think of Tomorrow Land in Disneyland and Magic Kingdom. I don't necessarily get a particular food when I think of it, but I have the setting. Something spacey, or an 80's version of what space would be like.

JF: So I wasn't wrong comparing it to an 80s kind of sound in my mind? Sweet! For some reason, lyrically, it reminds me of something spicy. "You tell me 'go slow, I don't want to feel the pain'," may have absolutely nothing to do with ghost pepper salsa, but it almost reminds me of ghost pepper salsa, because I had ghost pepper salsa once and I went slow with it alright... while taking in an entire tablespoon on a single chip. Best mistake of my life. It can be ghost pepper salsa in space, perhaps. With chips?

JA: Chips or a fajita... taco crust. Yeah, it definitely has a spice element to it [too].

JF: Words Left Unsaid is quickly becoming my favorite Mexican restaurant.

JA: Muy picante!

Track 7: "Beautiful"

JA: Again, this is a song written in Arizona and it reminds me of a desert evening... A margarita on the sand. Sweet, salty, with a little kick.

JF: I can't deny that, man. "Beautiful" is the type of song that, when I listen to it, makes me feel reflective, but good. It has this whole airy, ethereal composure for me that just takes you over as a listener because it's so potent in its message. Something tasteful like a fine margarita is just a great way to describe it.

JA: Since we're talking about food, it makes me think of the chef, and since I wrote these songs, that makes me the chef. I can remember writing this song at my desk in the hotel room. Looking out at the Phoenix skyline overlooking the pool. The way the stars glistened in the water. It was calming, soothing but there was pain. Writing "Beautiful" was like making a drink at the end of a long day.

JF: It sounds like you had a very inspired time while down in Phoenix. We really do have some of the best skylines in Arizona. Very wide-open and bright, and perhaps even more beautiful with the stars at night. You don't get them in every city, so it's a treat.

Well, I have to head out unfortunately (emergency!), but feel free to wrap up your comparisons in chat!


Track 8: "Get You Back"

JA: "Get You Back" is a funky song. It does a lot in a short amount of time. I had a deli I frequented in high school where I ordered a breaded chicken sandwich with lettuce, onions, sweet peppers and honey mustard. They named it after me and put it on their menu. "The Jamie". It was the perfect combination of sweet and juicy. "Get You Back" brings in those elements with rock and funk.

Track 9: "Does It Really Have To End This Way"

JA: I'm keeping with the theme of colors for "Does It Really Have To End This Way". It makes me think of yellow. Food wise, it takes me to Thai and that's because I came up with this melody outside the steps of the Boston Symphony Hall and across the street is a Thai restaurant. I can't shake that image. It's a perfect flashback, complete with car horn at the appropriate time. I've also mentioned in the past that the guitar solo was inspired by "Johnny B. Goode" in Back To The Future so a diner always comes to mind too. Hamburgers and shakes. That and Thai food completely go together? Right?

Track 10: "Crawling Back To Me"

JA: "Crawling Back To Me" makes me think of the grill. A summer bbq, a pool party. As you have noted before, it's about a crazy ex-girlfriend, but it's actually inspired by two crazy ex-girlfriends put into one! So it's like a crazy ex-girlfriend sandwich full of insanity!

Track 11: "Don't Say It's Over"

JA: I'm gonna go there, "Don't Say It's Over", it's the never ending buffet. Why? Come on now............. you know it............ don't say it's over.

You just want that food to keep coming. You're insatiable! You love it! I love it! We all love it! Can I have some more please?

Track 12: "Forever And A Day"

JA: "Forever And A Day", I can hear the waves crashing on the sand as the sun sets. The gentle sea breeze whistling past my ears. It catches the aroma of seafood, a lobster perhaps. The plate decorated and presented so finely. You look at your healthy portion and are amazed at the feast you're about to begin. You eat some of the vegetables on the side, grab your crab cracker, put on your bib and CRACK!!!!!! HEAVY METAL GUITAR SOLO!!!!!! DIP IT IN BUTTER!!!!!!! --

JF: What did I just walk back int-

JA: SAVOR THE FLAVOR!!!!!!! And as you gently finish your meal, you place your crab cracker in the dish, along with your bib.

JF: ..Yes.

JA: That was quite a meal. - JNoodle's Review

"Jamie Alimorad - Words Left Unsaid"

Jamie Alimorad's 12 song album, WORDS LEFT UNSAID, is a power pop-rock
monstrosity. In a music business that is overdosing on electronic dance music by artists
who have very little to offer those of us who are seeking substance, we get the pleasure
of hearing this Bostonian's substance filled tunes. Reminiscent of those huge sounding
late 80's - early 90's MTV pop-rock by artists like Rick Springfield and Billy Joel that many
have tried to duplicate in recent times, but few have found success with; Alimorad's album
hits the target dead in the center. I really dug the fact that this album blends together
those familiar sounds that I enjoyed growing up, but with a more up-to-date style

From the outset Jamie's song, TIFFANY, introduces us to his brand of storytelling
through music, which closely resembles that of greats like Billy Joel; who we all know is
one of the greatest songwriters ever. The style Alimorad opts to entertain us with is one
that is a true asset to his reputation as an artist/songwriter. While he has been nominated
for a few independent music awards, that's not what makes his music worth listening to;
it's his passionate vocal delivery that sells each song. Jamie has a powerful voice that
carries well, and it keeps you dialed in to every word he's saying.

Besides, TIFFANY, Jamie's album includes a few other possible classics like: SOMEDAY
SOMEWHERE, THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID, and GET YOU BACK. Alimorad's songwriting
genius is clearly stated on each of these songs. He reminds us of what real songwriting is
all about; telling stories that the listener can see him/her self in. These are reality songs
that will make you glad you listened to them, and if marketed properly, this guy may
become the next big thing out of Boston. I'd definitely recommend anyone who loves
great songwriting to check Jamie Alimorad out, and connect with him online at:
www.Twitter.com/JamieAlimorad - I AM Entertainment Magazine

"Song Review: 'Crawling Back to Me' by Jamie Alimorad"

Bostonian singer/songwriter Jamie Alimorad got his first taste of YouTube fame upon the debut of his first music video, released as a visual representation for his single, "Beautiful", in 2013. The video, which depicts the purest kind of love between the rock artist and the MV's leading lady, has racked up nearly 2 million views since its release 8 months ago, which is no small feat for an independent artist such as Alimorad. Given "Beautiful", its subject matter, and both its ace sonic and visual delivery, it isn't hard to believe that it came to represent Alimorad's first overnight success-type story, and he's at it again with the latest visual delineation of another one of his album tracks. From off of 2012's 'Words Left Unsaid', Alimorad will be releasing the music video to "Crawling Back to Me" on March 18, 2014.

The track in itself could not be any different from "Beautiful", featuring a rip-roaring, fun-loving instrumental and vocal delivery that hearkens back to the 90s era of in-your-face alternative rock at its finest. "Crawling Back to Me", from musical head to musical toe, is the hilariously awesome snark-infused punk anthem you never knew you were missing from your catalog, and the music video itself is a joy to behold. Having seen the video for myself as a treat from Mr. Alimorad himself, I can attest to that previous statement of mine and raise it up a little further by saying that it's the most fun-spirited independent video release I've seen in quite a while. Alimorad's vocals itself are altogether adrenaline-fueled, encouraging the coming out of a grittier quality that fans of "Beautiful" may not have entirely caught onto just yet, and the music video accompanying the track only helps to accentuate this as he sings directly to the song's subject matter through a series of increasingly intriguing situations.

Without giving too much away about the impending music video, I will offer three brief reasons why you should give it a look-see upon its release: it's the opposite of "Beautiful" and conveys a completely new side of Jamie that is just as impressive as the last, the song and video itself calls back to an era of rock that is bound to have some of its audience entranced by nostalgia (and in a positive, heart-warming kind-of way), and... fowl. In the mean time, you can keep up with Jamie via Twitter and Facebook and give his debut album, 'Words Left Unsaid', a listen over Spotify or a purchase over iTunes for $9.99. To keep up with all of the latest reviews, interviews, and more, you can also follow me on Twitter! - Yahoo!


Gearing up for a Spring/Summer nationwide tour, Jamie Alimorad is on the road to success. Blending some current musical styles with those of the 80's and 90's help give this singer/songwriter a style that is easy to listen to, and one you will be wanting to listen to over and over.

A recent release, and a song that is currently being made into a music video, “Beautiful” takes a look at the unsure side of life. Beautiful – starts out soft in both sound and meaning talks about grace of an angel and the beauty of a dove. The girl in question does not realize her self worth. There is no understanding of inner-beauty vs. outer-beauty & self-esteem.

The one that most sees that beauty (in this case, the singer) does not get to show her what it all means. The guys she lets get close to her are only using her, taking away more of her soul. Damaging the already fragile self worth.

As already stated, the music starts off soft, but then comes a change-up with more of a rock-beak reminiscent of 80's band. But not quite 80's in style – it has a more modern use in instrumentation and musical style than something from another era. It would make a great background song in that cozy restaurant or even a switch up to a club dance song.

Jamie’s latest album Words Left Unsaid has been nominated for several prominent awards, including 2012 & 2013 Hollywood Music In Media Awards Best Rock Song (for “Weapon” and “That’s What She Said”); 2013 Artists In Music Awards Best Pop Artist and Best Rock Artist; 2013 LA Music Awards Male Singer/Songwriter Of The Year; and Best Hot AC Record: “Dancing With You”

With a number of awards racked up to date and just barely three months into 2013, get ready to hear about several Indie Music Channel and other award nominations. These nominations and awards aren’t going to stop any time soon.

A 2010 graduate of Northeastern University in Boston with a degree in Music Technology, Jamie first took the stage and broke into the Boston club scene in 2009 as a solo artist. His first full album “Words Left Unsaid was released in July 2012 to rave reviews, sparking a nationwide tour to sold-out shows in such premiere venues as The Troubadour, Whiskey-A-Go-Go, and The Roxy.

Now that you know about the great talent Jamie has in store for you, make your next click over to iTunes, amazon.com, or cdBaby now purchase a song, EP or CD, and feed your lyrical soul today. - Beat On Repeat

"March 2013: Interview With Jamie Alimorad"

Lauren Cirkot got to talk with Jamie Alimorad this month. He’s a pop/rock singer-songwriter that currently resides in Boston, MA. The interview is entirely made from fan questions. Definitely check this guy out!
What is your favorite show you’ve ever played?
Tough one right off the bat! It’s hard to pick just one specific show. Singing the National Anthem at Fenway Park was a dream come true for me and to do it representing my school (Northeastern University) made it especially thrilling. Performing my original music, there are a bunch that stands out but I’ll pick on one that I haven’t talked about too much and that’s my first ever performance at the Whisky A Go-Go. That show was amazing and it came under unusual circumstances and it was absolutely one of the best shows I’ve ever done! Great crowd and first show in LA!
Where’s one place that you’ve never played that you’d like to play?
Well there are lot of unique places that I’d like to play. I think playing in the Parthenon or the Roman Colosseum would be something absolutely fantastic! I love Las Vegas so playing in the casinos or doing something unique involving the City would be amazing! Epcot would be magical too!
What’s your favorite song that you’ve ever worked on? Either wrote yourself or worked with another artist.
Of my songs it’s definitely “Beautiful”. That song is so dear to me and very personal. It was theraputic to write and record, and it was also very difficult emotionally. The fact that the fans have really picked up on it and it’s gone to #1 on the IMC is so incredibly satisfying. I’m so happy that people have connected with that song.
There’s another song I’d like to talk about and that’s “Rock Me To Heaven” by Gino Vannelli. That song is very important to me and over the summer Gino invited me up to his studio in Portland to work together. It came as a complete shock when he asked to sing that song with me one day in the studio. It was one of the greatest musical moments of my career!
Do you have any plans to go over to Europe with the recent success you’ve had there?
Things have really been picking up in Europe and I would love to get over there! The most important thing is that you do it right, so it’s going to take some work. We’re definitely trying and thank you for your patience, you won’t be disappointed. In the mean time, stay tuned to your local mall! I know several of my songs are getting pumped through the speakers frequently!
What do you think of the Key Club closing?

That came as a huge shock, especially since I was just there! I had no idea that it was in any sort of danger of closing, so when I heard the news I was really surprised. It’s too bad that another privately owned live venue is closing its doors. I hope that whatever, and whoever steps in to take over that area does a great job
What is your best backstage moment?
Backstage, huh? Hmmmm… well there was this one time I was part of a showcase. Played to a big crowd and it was great! I mean it was a great, great show! When I came out from the stage door, there was a swarm of girls. They all screamed and they started stampeding towards me. I didn’t know what to do so I just ran. After about 30 seconds or so I said to myself, “Wait, why am I running?” and I stopped and got swarmed by everyone. It never got out of hand, but there was lots of pictures taken and autographs. Very cool experience.
How do you prepare for a show? What type of warm-ups or pre-show rituals do you have?
I like to warm up with several different vocal exercises and then sing a few tunes acapella. I do some pushups and some light marshal arts to get pumped up and then it’s time to hit the stage!
Someone told me you used to be a tour guide at Fenway Park. Do you have any stories from that?
Haha you know about that? Fenway is my home away from home… away from home. I was a tour guide there for three seasons and I met a lot of great people along the way from all over the world. Hanging out with the players and going to games was an added bonus. I wrote “What You Have” while on a tour. I was leading the group down from the Green Monster Seats and this melody came into my head. I whistled it all the way to our next stop and I told everyone that I had to pause the tour a moment so I could record this melody into my phone. I sang it and everyone applauded and I told them, “Don’t laugh, you might hear that on the radio some day.” Six months later “What You Have” went to #1 on the Indie104 Top 40 Chart.
What is your most memorable moment from the 2010 Rice & Beanpot?
The Rice & Beanpot show was out of this world! The Beanpot is always a big deal, no matter what it involved; sports, arts or academics. It was an honor to represent my school and the crowd was crazy! The sponsor of the event gave me some shirts to toss out into the crowd, so I yelled, “Who wants a free t-shirt?!” and the whole place went crazy. So naturally I said it again, and - Hot Band Boys

"Jamie Alimorad Cornerstone/Words Left Unsaid Review"

Out of Boston comes singer/songwriter JAMIE ALIMORAD and I am safe to say that finally we have here a true AOR performer in the original 80s American tradition. His mentor was FEE WAYBILL and musically he is influenced by RICK SPRINGFIELD.

The 4 incredible catchy tunes on his 2010 released debut EP ‘Cornerstone’ come across like a mix between the 80s Poprock of BRYAN ADAMS, RICHARD MARX, DENNIS DEYOUNG, RICK MATHEWS, DANNY WILDE and a strong touch of 80s Classic AOR/Radiorock that recall SIGNAL, JIMMY DAVIS, VAN STEPHENSON and PREVIEW. Jamie’s vocals are spot-on and breathe pure 80s American AOR and so is the music, which in the end makes this EP a wet dream for any fan of 80s American Singer-Songwriter AOR-Rock. Uptempo catchy AOR/Poprock is the name of the game on especially the EP ‘Cornerstone’, with such tunes like “What you have”, “She is…” and the massive sounding “Say with me” (in the style of the ANDY TAYLOR classic “I might lie”), all a must-hear if you’re a real AOR fan!

Closing track “In her smile” is a little more laid-back, but still AOR all the way and actually sounding dangerously close to VAN STEPHENSON and BRYAN ADAMS! The new and also first full-length CD of Jamie is titled ‘Words left unsaid’ and happily this record continues the style of the EP, so once again happy summer radiofriendly catchy AOR/Poprock with clean melodies, catchy hooks and superb vocals. Highlights on this CD are the uptempo Rockers “Tiffany” (RICK SPRINGFIELD meets the very first HAREM SCAREM!), “Does it really have to end this way?”, “Dancing with you” and “Don’t say it’s over”, the midtempo “Beautiful” and the fantastic closing AOR ballad “Forever and a day”. The album is a little more diverse than the EP and also add some modern Rock influences (kinda like the latest NIGHT RANGER and RICK SPRINGFIELD albums during a song like “Crawling back to me”), which is a good thing and also the production/sound quality is huge, compared to the EP!

If there’s one artist I would like to highly recommend at the moment then it is JAMIE ALIMORAD. Now this is how AOR should sound like! Forget all those European AOR wanna-bee bands and all the AOR label organised projects, because here we have something really original in the shape of a multi-instrumentalist/ singer/songwriter, who is able to write original catchy AOR/Melodic Poprock tunes in the style of the American/Canadian tradition of legendary artists like VAN STEPHENSON, RICK MATHEWS, RICK SPRINGFIELD, BRYAN ADAMS, BUTCH WALKER, BERNIE LABARGE, STAN MEISSNER and even STAN BUSH!

Ratings Gabor 9/10 - MyGlobalMind

"Jamie Alimorad Cornerstone/Words Left Unsaid Review"

Out of Boston comes singer/songwriter JAMIE ALIMORAD and I am safe to say that finally we have here a true AOR performer in the original 80s American tradition. His mentor was FEE WAYBILL and musically he is influenced by RICK SPRINGFIELD. The 4 incredible catchy tunes on his 2010 released debut EP ‘Cornerstone’ come across like a mix between the 80s Poprock of BRYAN ADAMS, RICHARD MARX, DENNIS DEYOUNG, RICK MATHEWS, DANNY WILDE and a strong touch of 80s Classic AOR/Radiorock that recall SIGNAL, JIMMY DAVIS, VAN STEPHENSON and PREVIEW. Jamie’s vocals are spot-on and breathe pure 80s American AOR and so is the music, which in the end makes this EP a wet dream for any fan of 80s American Singer-Songwriter AOR-Rock. Uptempo catchy AOR/Poprock is the name of the game on especially the EP ‘Cornerstone’, with such tunes like “What you have”, “She is…” and the massive sounding “Say with me” (in the style of the ANDY TAYLOR classic “I might lie”), all a must-hear if you’re a real AOR fan! Closing track “In her smile” is a little more laid-back, but still AOR all the way and actually sounding dangerously close to VAN STEPHENSON and BRYAN ADAMS! The new and also first full-length CD of Jamie is titled ‘Words left unsaid’ and happily this record continues the style of the EP, so once again happy summer radiofriendly catchy AOR/Poprock with clean melodies, catchy hooks and superb vocals. Highlights on this CD are the uptempo Rockers “Tiffany” (RICK SPRINGFIELD meets the very first HAREM SCAREM!), “Does it really have to end this way?”, “Dancing with you” and “Don’t say it’s over”, the midtempo “Beautiful” and the fantastic closing AOR ballad “Forever and a day”. The album is a little more diverse than the EP and also add some modern Rock influences (kinda like the latest NIGHT RANGER and RICK SPRINGFIELD albums during a song like “Crawling back to me”), which is a good thing and also the production/sound quality is huge, compared to the EP! If there’s one artist I would like to highly recommend at the moment then it is JAMIE ALIMORAD. Now this is how AOR should sound like! Forget all those European AOR wanna-bee bands and all the AOR label organised projects, because here we have something really original in the shape of a multi-instrumentalist/ singer/songwriter, who is able to write original catchy AOR/Melodic Poprock tunes in the style of the American/Canadian tradition of legendary artists like VAN STEPHENSON, RICK MATHEWS, RICK SPRINGFIELD, BRYAN ADAMS, BUTCH WALKER, BERNIE LABARGE, STAN MEISSNER and even STAN BUSH! Go check out the sensational JAMIE ALIMORAD asap at:

www.facebook.com/jamiealimorad www.myspace.com/jamiealimorad www.reverbnation.com/jamiealimorad www.jango.com/music/jamiealimorad www.soundcloud.com/jamie-alimorad www.jamiealimorad.bandcamp.com

and remember where you have read about him first, because that is at Strutter’zine!

(Points: 9.2 out of 10) - Strutter Magazine

"Jamie Alimorad- Words Left Unsaid"

Back in 2010 I reviewed Jamie Alimorad's debut EP Cornerstone. It was one of the finest albums I had heard in quite some time. Especially for a college musician, this four-song EP was jammed back with memorable hooks, melodies and lyrics.

I quickly became a fan of his upbeat writing and smooth voice. The album spawned four #1 singles on the Indie104 Top 40 chart.

Now Alimorad is returning with his first full-length album. Words Left Unsaid contains a dozen songs and each one is better than the next. No filler here folks. If he chooses, he could probably have twelve hit singles.

Alimorad picked up right where he left off with Cornerstone and has matured in a way to show that he's not just a flash in the pan. He has already received two nominations for the 2013 Artists In Music Awards (Best Pop Artist and Best Rock Artist) for the album before its release. Here is a track by track review of Words Left Unsaid.

The album opens with "Tiffany", a hard rock song telling the story of a night out on the town and a chance encounter with a beautiful girl. The music compliments the nerves and adrenaline of what it’s like to go up to that attractive girl at the bar.

The bridge of the song soars into a key change and as the song comes to a conclusion one wonders how any song going forward could top that. But that’s what makes Jamie Alimorad so good. “Dancing With You” follows and is a perfect blend of pop/rock and dance. It has a flare of Hot Chelle Rae or a Disney act to it, but make no mistake that is not an insult.

Alimorad mixes of rhythmic feels within the arrangement while still keeping the dance beat, providing some variety to the listener. It was the lead single off the album released in June and has been doing very well on indie and satellite radio.

“Can’t Stop Thinking About You” is the third track. A straight-ahead song about missing the one you love. Can’t Stop settles into a groove right away and keeps it going, a perfect blend of relaxation and excitement. “Someday, Somewhere” is up next.

The first ballad on the album it has a bit of a modern country pop feel to it. The melody is simply gorgeous and the lyrics tell the story of holding out hope that the one you loved will come back to you one day. Alimorad really gives a signature vocal performance on this track and the last chorus is a highlight of the album, which brought on comparisons to Paul McCartney and Steven Tyler.

It’s the perfect transition for the hard rock tone that album brings next.

The fifth song on the album, “Weapon”, is a huge departure from what we’ve grown to consider the “typical” Alimorad sound. This is a hard rocker. The verses carry a vibe from an early twentieth century murder-mystery radio program, but the wallop comes in the pre-chorus and into the chorus.

The build in the bridge has such sweet tension and the lyrics of sexual tension and the use of sexuality to get what one wants is masterful. “That’s What She Said” is due up next and it’s exactly what you think it is. It’s sure to be a hit with teenage and college males. The bridge has a dubstep-like break down that is a standout moment in the song.

The lyrics are all double entendres and its disco dance groove make this primed to be a huge crossover hit.

“Beautiful” is the seventh track on the album and an absolutely gorgeous ballad. The lyrics are tearjerking and the arrangement is stunning. Alimorad shows off his range as a vocalist and superb technique to control his dynamics.

The emotion is so raw, it’s as if he’s singing just to you. The last chorus is another standout moment on the album. “Get You Back” is a peppy pop/rock number that puts a smile on your face and makes wiping away any tears that “Beautiful” brought out. This short and sweet number is a fun one and will have you singing along in no time.

“Does It Really Have To End This Way” is another fun pop/rock song that has a bit of a pop/punk flair to it as well. Alimorad questions in the song why and how feelings are changing and hoping that things won’t be awkward after the breakup. “Crawling Back To Me” is a real throwback to the glory days of pop/punk, but once again with an Alimorad twist.

The lyrics are hysterical and anyone that has felt their ex is crazy will relate to this song. Alimorad also uses subtle chromatic harmonies that vary up moods and accent certain lyrics.

“Don’t Say It’s Over” brings the listener back into the rock world. Heavy guitars in the chorus and powerful vocals throughout, Alimorad really digs deep in this one. The quality of his voice in the verses are stand out and the big harmonies in the chorus are exactly what we’ve come to expect from him.

The lead guitar during the outro leads perfectly into the finally song on the album, “Forever And A Day”. This track represents another form of departure from what we’ve come to expect from Alimorad. First off it’s in 6/8, it’s predominantly just acoustic guitar and vocals and - TheRealMusician.com

"Jamie Alimorad: Words Left Unsaid"

De award winnende singer-songwriter Jamie Alimorad keert onvoorwaardelijk terug naar de Indie rock. Jamie maakt al jaren de Boston area muziekscène onveilig met zijn pop en rocksound. ’Words Left Unsaid’ is de follow-up van de veelgeprezen debuut EP ‘Cornerstone’ uit September 2010. De 12 zelfgepende tracks zijn begeesterd door een rijk gevulde rocktune die samenvloeien met Indie rock. Jamie heeft een geweldige stem en de arrangementen zitten dan ook rotsvast. Samen met zijn begeleidingsband verheerlijk Jamie ons met actuele popdeuntjes en tast hij de grenzen af met knappe mainstream rock. De single ‘Dancing With You’ is een heerlijke rocksong die de vijfde plaats piekte in de Indie104 Top 100.
Net als ‘That’s What She Said’ dat een hoogste notering had op plaats drie in de IMC ReverbNation Top 10. Adelbrieven die alvast kunnen tellen. Het schijfje opent met het vlammende en smokerige ‘Tiffany’. En zo staan er uiteraard nog heel wat nummers te blinken. De ballades ‘Someday, Somewhere’, ‘Beautiful’ en de afsluiter ‘Forever And A Day’ geven het geheel de nodige adempauzes. Heel wat tracks zijn doorspekt met het gevoel die ooit de jonge Canadese rocker bij ons aanwakkerde. Popgevoelige rock-’n-roll.

A few have never heard of Jamie Alimorad, shame on you because this is top!

Philip Verhaege (4) - Keys And Chords Magazine

"Interview With Jamie Alimorad"

Here is a little information on what Jamie is up to: I just wrapped a big promo tour that was out West. I formed a new band of some of LA's top session players and we did the whole circuit. Lots of the Sunset Strip venues including the Whiskey and the Roxy. I also headlined at the Troubadour, the Good Hurt and was a marquis performer at the first Indie Entertainment Summit. I also had the tremendous opportunity to work with Grammy-nominated and Juno Award winning artist Gino Vannelli in his studio. We got together again at his shows in Niagara Falls this past weekend. He's an awesome artist and the best singer in the world, not to mention the most incredible songwriter I think we've ever seen.

I would say there is no one HQ for me. I'm widely considered a Boston artist because that's where I got my start in college, but my business base is in LA.

As far as a current tour goes, we're working on some dates. We're focusing on new and creative ways to advertise the album and get my name out there. Should be fun!

The latest release is Words Left Unsaid, which features the number one singles "Dancing With You", Indie104 Top 100 #1 hit, and "That's What She Said", #1 for a record five consecutive weeks on the IMC ReverbNation chart.

I sang background vocals on Rick Springfield's new single "I Hate Myself".

And now onto our interview with Jamie conducted by INDIE &a JONEZ

Jamie, thanks for sitting down with us. I think the first thing we all want to know is can you tell us about the time between winning Northeastern University Idol // singing the national anthem at Boston's Fenway Park and up to the current release of Words Left Unsaid?

Well a lot has happened since that time. First off, I can't tell you what a thrill it was to sing the National Anthem at Fenway Park. I grew up a Red Sox fan and to have the opportunity to sing in that legendary stadium was a dream come true.
That was in May of 2010. Since then I released two albums; my debut EP, Cornerstone, spawned four #1 singles on the Indie104 charts, including "She Is..." which stayed at #1 for two months and became the most played song in the history of iRadio LA, the largest independent radio station in the world. I recently released my second album, and first full-length, Words Left Unsaid. The response has been so great! The first single "Dancing With You" got great reviews and sold really well and the second one, "That's What She Said", is tearing up the IMC ReverbNation charts, staying at #1 for five consecutive weeks.
I've also had the pleasure of touring the country and playing in some of the greatest venues you could imagine! They've all been great, but some have really stood out. I've headlined at the Whisky A Go-Go, the Roxy and the Troubadour out in Los Angeles. I've also headlined in Vegas, had a string of headlining performances in Phoenix and back East I've been a part of numerous music festivals and have had the opportunity to play on the National Mall in Washington D.C. twice for the National Cherry Blossom Festival!

Were you surprised at how well received the Cornerstone EP was, particularly how fast "She is...." was blowing up in L.A.?

Yes and no. I knew that I had put out a quality EP, it was just a matter of how many sets of ears would hear it. It was terrific that many radio stations picked up the singles "What You Have" and "She Is..." and they really championed them into success. I was blown away at how well received they were in LA. Of course Hollywood is the entertainment capital of the world so that's where you want to make it! Before the singles were doing anything out there, I had received some interest in having me come out and perform. So we kinda did it backwards. We booked the gigs without having really anything going out there and then the radio took off and suddenly we were getting all these requests! When we got out there, the places were packed and the reactions were great! The second time around this year was even better!

Where can people get their own copies of the latest record and what did you want to get across to listeners with the release of "Words Left Unsaid"?

You can download copies at your major digital realtors; iTunes, AmazonMP3 Store, Rhapsody, eMusic, CD Baby and all the rest. Physical copies of the CD can be purchased on my facebook page at http://facebook.com/jamiealimorad and my new relaunched website, http://jamiealimorad.com.
When you listen to Words Left Unsaid, I want you to feel happy. The songs are upbeat and they have a positive message. Even the sadder songs offer hope in the end. We've all been through bad breakups and relationships that were rocky. This is an album that can bring people together and to celebrate the good times.

Was there anything in your songwriting/recording process that you think lent itself to that vision?

Words Left Unsaid was a really fun album to record. It was done at various poi - Indie Music Bus

"Jamie Alimorad- No "Words Left Unsaid""

The folks over at XR Volume sent me a copy of Jamie Alimorad’s EP a few weeks ago, and it rocked! So, I was pretty excited when the full album “Words Left Unsaid,” arrived and I wasn’t dissapointed.

The album’s opener, “Tiffany” sets the mood, and kicks things off with a bang. Right from the start, we know this is straight up rock and roll, with all the necessary accoutrements. Jamie has a knack ( ooh, there’s a good comparison – sorry for jumping track ) for witing a boy-seeks-girl-seeks-boy-heartbreak-love-you-so-much song in a way that makes you smile and sing along. It’s like he knows that the pain is part of the beauty and it’s all going to be just great in the end. Anyone remember “The Knack”? His songwriting is like theirs in that it’s to the point, poignant, and humourosly light at the same time.

One of the things I like best about this record is that it plays like a record; it even has that good “side A – side B” transitional feeling, and some of the best songs are like gems hidden toward the end of the album. Each song has it’s own little things that make it stand out, and there are lots of surprises. It’s kind of like riding a roller coaster with your eyes closed – I was jamming along and really into it, and even though I knew the ride was coming to an end, when the last tune was over, I had to check the playlist because is was thinking, “What? Is it really over!”

I’ve got to give Jamie and his team two big thumbs up on the musicianship and production on this one, too. With Jamie’s songwriting and arrangement skills, the New York style is the perfect compliment. Great guitar tones, wacky little synth bits and big, awesome drums back up real, powerful vocals and distinct harmonies.

These songs should be on the radio, and I’ll be surprised if they don’t start showing up on the air, real soon. I know some folks are going to be hearing them blasting out of my Bronco as I pass through town… It’s hard for me to think of current radio artists to compare him, to because – honestly – most of them aren’t nearly as good.

It seems I’m not alone in liking this record, here is the latest news from Jamie:

It’s Awesome! – First, “That’s What She Said” is currently the #1 single for the fourth week in a row on the IMC ReverbNation charts and “Dancing With You” reached #1. Second, I have received two nominations for the 2013 Artists In Music Awards for Best Pop Artist and Best Rock Artist and a nomination for the 2012 Hollywood Music In Media Awards for Best Rock Song (“Weapon”). Third, I am singing background vocals on the lead single, “I Hate Myself”, on Rick Springfield’s new album Songs For The End Of The World, due out October 9th .

Do your self a favor, hit the links below and grab a copy of “Words Left Unsaid”. - Middle Tennessee Music

"Hard Rock Nights Under Further Review: Jamie Alimorad- "Words Left Unsaid""

Singer-songwriter Jamie Alimorad has found a lot of success as an independent artist since starting out in 2008. Listening to his second album, “Words left unsaid”, it’s easy to understand why. This is a guy with a great voice and rock-solid musical skills, who successfully straddles the line between pop and mainstream rock, crafting catchy tunes with ear-pleasing melodies and an upbeat vibe.

“Words left unsaid” opens with the dance-y, rocking “Tiffany”, one of the best tracks on the album, which showcases Alimorad’s talent for writing a tune with a great hook and a sing-along-friendly chorus. “Dancing with you” is an upbeat rocker in the same groove. Another stand-out track is the darker and angrier “Weapon”, with growlier vocals from Alimorad and a slightly rougher sound.

My favorite track on the album, “That’s What She Said”, keeps that harder edge and is a fully-charged rocker with a chorus that is likely to get stuck in your head for a good while. Ballads like “Someday, somewhere”. “Beautiful” and “Forever and a day” change up the pace and show off Alimorad’s vocal skills, but overall I think the up-tempo, rockier tunes are his stronger suit.

Alimorad’s voice and style is reminiscent of artists like Rick Springfield (Alimorad is a big fan) and Bryan Adams. Specifically, there’s an immediacy and straightforwardness to his lyrics and music that really reminds me of Adams. And like the tunes of both Adams and Springfield, Alimorad’s songs set up a scene and tell a story: in this case, usually a love-story.

“Words left unsaid” chronicles the rise and fall of a relationship, and according to Alimorad the lyrics are directly inspired by his own experiences: “They are literally the things I never got to say. The first time I said them out loud was to the microphone and the raw emotion and passion is captured there.”

Even with the occasional harder-edged tune, this is definitely the brighter side of rock’n’roll, music made to make you want to dance and feel better. A few of the tracks are somewhat forgettable, but the quality of the vocals and the music is strong enough to keep the album solidly entertaining throughout.

A big part of Alimorad’s appeal is his voice. It’s strong, clean, and with just enough rasp in it to make it interesting. He also has has an obvious talent for writing catchy tunes and heartfelt lyrics. If you haven’t heard of him, and you’re into melodic, mainstream rock, you should definitely check out this album.

You can check Jamie Alimorad out on his web-page, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, ReverbNation, and SoundCloud. - Hard Rock Nights

""Dancing with You"- And Jamie Alimorad"

Boston area artist, Jamie Alimorad has been rockin the scene and the indie charts for a few years, now. His latest independent single, “Dancing with You,” is another in a long line of fantastic songs to come from the fellow with “the most played song in the history of iRadio in Los Angeles.”

Now let me be perfectly blunt, here. I listen to the radio once or twice a week, just to hear what the kids are into. Most of it is junk. I do find myself surprised, lately, that there is some good stuff on the radio. I don’t know the name of the bands or the songs, but I’ve been hearing a lot of experimentation, perhaps a nod to an older and simpler production style, and (thank goodnes) less and less autotune, lately. Some of it is downright inspiring ( I did not say that about radio).

“Dancing with You” is a song I could hear on the radio. As a matter of fact, I could crank it loud and proud with the top down and cruisin’ slow and low. “Let the music take you over, Let the rhythm take control…” I don’t like to call anything a “feel good number,” but man this tune makes me feel good! I don’t know if this is a pop song, a rock song, a dance tune, or what, but it’s a good song – which fits right into my answer for the “what kind of music do you listen to?” question – “Good Music!”

I’ve played this one a dozen times, and it keeps growing on me. In the words of the immortals, “two thumbs up!” Alimorad has a musical sensibility that will open the ears of almost anyone. I mean, you’re gonna have to be just messed up not to like this one.

I gotta admit that I’ve been jamming Jamie’s other songs, also. This cat is onto something, he’s got the chops, the style and the sounds to please “the kids” and the old geezers like me! I’m looking forward to reviewing the whole record for you, real soon. In the meantime, do yourself a favor and check him out!
You can do that here:
http://www.facebook.com/jamiealimorad - Middle Tennessee Music

"Jamie Alimorad- Guest On Twitter Tuesday Live"

Today Mark and I had the pleasure of meeting JAMIE ALIMORAD a very talented guy of musical knowledge. His music ranges from the 60’s with the Beatles to the 80’s with bands like the Tubes and Boston, and this amazed me even Level 42 and Yes!

We had a great audience tune in live to hear the show, I have to admit we did more talking than playing music this week, however the topics of conversation were very interesting to say the least and not just about music either! At one part in the show I do believe there was a debate over who makes the best pizza!!! Well I can answer that – I do! “Easy on the Cheese!” Sexy guitars were also mentioned! lol

Jamie talked about his current album Cornerstone and his upcoming album planned for early 2012. He talked about his “PledgeMusic campaign” and how you can help! He also talked about his early music career and of course the many bands that have influenced and inspired him!

Listen to the podcast and hear how the 60’s movie HELP! made him want to get into the music business! I could waffle on and on about what he said but its better coming from JAMIE ALIMORAD so here is where you can hear the podcast:


His music has an 80’s feel with a modern day touch, if you get what I mean! Lol He has a real passion for what he does, and I tell you it comes across in his music. Take a look at one of his live videos and see what he puts out on stage!

During the show we featured three of his songs currently on our rotation and these can be heard or requested at any time from our web page:


“What You Have” is one of my favorite songs that I’ve written and was my very first single. In April it went to #1 on the Indie104 Top 40 chart and stayed there for three months! While I was in college I worked as a tour guide at Fenway Park. I used to sing and whistle between stops and one day this melody popped into my head. I stopped the tour and sang it into my phone. I told the tour that one day they’ll hear it on the radio and to remember this moment. It’s always been a crowd pleaser from the moment I started performing it in concert and it’s fun to hear the audience singing along to it.


The second single off the EP and second #1. The big power ballad. I’m a huge fan of 80’s music and the decade is arguably most known for its power ballad’s and I felt that the new decade could use a dose. This was the last song I wrote before going into the studio to record Cornerstone. I was nervous bringing it in for the band to learn. I didn’t think they would like it and when they stood their silently after the first time I played it for them, I feared this was the case. I told them okay well let’s do the other fast song and they stopped me and said they thought it was the best song they had heard thus far. It was a blast to record and I love to sing it live.


Another homage to the 80’s. I was whistling randomly one day and I whistled the opening bit to the tune. The melody just followed and I used to phrase “stay with me” as dummy lyrics for the chorus. I sat on it for awhile and thought that it was a good enough theme and decided to keep it. The song went through many metamorphosis and the version you hear on the album is probably about the fourth version of the song. I think it clocks in around 2:47. When we first played it, it was almost four and a half minutes. Serious edits!

Here are the questions that I didn’t get to ask during the show:

How did you come up with the name CORNERSTONE for your first album?
I wanted the name of my first album to be something significant. I always complained in English class how the teachers would make us look for things that often seemed way too deep for what I felt the author was trying to portray. But low and behold I wanted to have a title for it that had many meanings that would make people look for themes. The elementary school I went to celebrated it’s 100th birthday when I was in fourth grade. My teacher took the class outside the school to look at a stone in the structure. I had never noticed it before but this stone had an engravement. Parsons Memorial School was dedicated to the memory of three of his children who passed away. It was then that my teacher told us that this was the school’s cornerstone, the first stone placed in its construction. It’s something that always stayed with me and I would visit the stone every so often when I would go to school. The back cover of the album is that actual cornerstone that we photoshopped to put the album info in.

Why I chose the name is because it’s my first public work. It’s my foundation. And now for the English teacher part. A cornerstone has four sides and the EP has four songs. The songs were inspired by four artists; the Tubes, the Beatles, Rick Springfield and Richard Marx. And most importantly my foundation in life is f - Butterflies Radio

"Jamie Alimorad Inspired By The 60's And Playing For Today, An Artist Not To Be Missed"

Tell us about your start in music – your inspiration-

I’ve been performing pretty much my entire life. I started singing when I was about three and began piano at seven. I always had thought of music as a career but I didn’t put it first until I was in seventh grade. That year I was exposed to the Beatles- I mean REALLY exposed to the Beatles. My uncle let me borrow the film Help! and I became captivated by these four lads from Liverpool. Whatever magic they had in the 60's when they broke, they had on me in the 2000's. It was an epiphany. I knew right then and there that this is what I wanted to do and I never looked back.
How long have you been writing music and performing?

I wrote my first song when I was nine years old. My grandpa had just passed away and the emotions I was feeling led me to writing my first song. I had this idea for a melody and the lyrics just described how I felt.
I did my first non-school performance with my first band in January 2002. It was a school dance and we played the middle set between DJ sets. It was a really big hit. We disbanded later that year but the few gigs we played were awesome and we had some good success for a middle school band.
When you write a song, is it about the music, the words, does it all come at once or change each time?

Each song is different. Trevor Rabin once said there are two ways to write a song; your way and the wrong way. The more I think about that statement the more I realize how correct he was. I studied music technology at Northeastern University and the major was compositionally based. Professors would try and make you compose the way they do and they’d tell you at the start of the semester that their methods are just guidelines. But then if you didn’t do it exactly the way they wanted you to, they’d give you a bad mark. I would try to incorporate their ideas into my style and they’d rip it. If I did it exactly the way they would, I’d get a good grade. That was a very hard thing to go through but it will serve me well in the long run if I have to compose for a specific outlet. But for my own music, it could come from a random melody I thought of or a chord progression I did on my keyboard. I rarely write the lyrics first.
Who are your musical influences?

I have a lot of musical influences that go across several genres but when people ask me to describe my music I tell them take the Beatles from 1964-1966, the Tubes and Rick Springfield, have them make a musical baby, that baby would be me. I write and perform pop/rock music that blends elements from the 60's, 70's and 80's and put a modern twist on it. Catchy hooks, sing-a-long melodies, big harmonies, I LOVE harmonies and of course a lot of guitars. I’m a piano player but I’ve always wanted to play guitar. I can do rhythm stuff but I can’t solo very well. Guitar is a sexy instrument, ya know? There’s just something about a good distorted electric guitar. It gives me an excitement that piano doesn’t do. Most of my material is guitar driven and the piano/keys add to the texture.
What is your goal in music? What would be enough and what would be your dream?
My goal is to be a top-selling artist. I make no bones about it. I want to be the best and I’ll get there. I have a lot of drive and I know what I’m capable of, especially when I put my mind to it. A lot of people want to be rock stars, maybe even everybody, but most want to do it for the glory. I want to do it for the music. I want to connect with people, I want to make them happy. So on a dream level, being a multi-platinum recording artist is the goal, but on a personal level I want my songs to connect with people. Music is so important and special to me. It’s like a time machine and specific songs will take me back to a specific time and make me think of those days. It brings a smile to my face. If someone came up to me and told me my music did that for them, that’d make me the happiest person in the world.
What was your most memorable gig and why?

Definitely last year at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. I played there as part of Syracuse University’s Relay For Life. First off, I was truly touched to be asked to play at such an event. Relay For Life is something I encourage everyone to do at least once. You’re raising money for a good cause and it brings people closer together. The events at SU were beautiful and really moved me. The performance itself was a very unique experience as well. The stage was in one of the endzones of the football field and when you looked out you saw all these tents and sleeping bags and people playing catch. It was wild! I played at 2:00 in the morning and everyone was still buzzing. It was great! I’m trying to get back there this year but I’m not sure with my touring schedule if I’ll be able to play the event. Either way, kudos to Syracuse. Any other school that does Relay should model themselves after them.
What do you have in - New York Planet

"Silver Circles Revies Feb. 11"

4 tracks
The debut offering from Jamie Alimorad is aptly named. Short but substantive, this album is a solid building block for future endeavors. The instrumentation of John Scott (guitar), Pat Gorman (bass), and Lucas Jones (drums) is tight, the production value high (courtesy of Somerville’s Time Bomb Studios), and Jamie’s voice carries loud and true throughout the quartet, mostly love and relationship-themed tunes. Because when all is said and done, that’s what makes the shit we go through each day worth a damn—having someone to go home to, in essence, our own little cornerstone. Although in my case, my cornerstone is lots of coffee, a bottle of vodka, and Super Smash Bros. Melee, but I digress. The intensity of the music is felt right off the bat with “What You Have,” and gets kicked up a notch or three with “Stay With Me.” This is no mellow folk artist, people. It’s the kind you crank up as you’re speeding down the interstate, windows down, letting the sound carry you over the miles of endless asphalt. Jamie sets the bar very high with Cornerstone, and it’s worth going to a show to see if he can replicate on stage what he does in the studio. (Max Bowen) - The Noise

"Jamie Alimorad Interview @ Aj&bds"

Q. How did the project come into existence?
I had performed in a number of bands since I was in middle school. When I got to college I decided to go at it as a solo artist after my latest band imploded. I write my own material and the bands I used to be in had member changes every 2 months it seemed so I just decided to give it a go on my own.

Q How would you describe your sound/genre?
I write pop/rock material that combines today's sound with a little bit of yesterday. My influences range from the Beatles to Rick Springfield, the Tubes to Toto, Kenny Loggins to Richard Marx, Journey to Boston, so it's a wide spectrum of pop/rock. My songs all have catchy melodies and big harmonies. I love that. There's something about harmonies that really does it for me. And a good guitar solo.

Q. What formal training or previous experience do you have?
I started playing piano in the 2nd grade when my elementary school music teacher approached me and said I should do it. I then picked up the alto saxophone for the school band and then drums and guitar on my own.

Q. Are you working w/ a producer on your upcoming album?
My debut EP, Cornerstone, was produced by David Adam Monroe and he will be producing the tracks on the full-length I'm just starting work on as well.

Who would you say has been the biggest influence on the bands sound or that you have used as inspiration for your music?
I've got to say my biggest influences are the Tubes, the Beatles and Rick Springfield. Great artists and songwriters.

Q.What advice would you give to others starting out?
For those just starting out, keep working hard. Work on your craft as an artist and songwriter and keep going after gigs. Most importantly though, make sure you love what you do. As long as you have that, you'll always be happy with music.

Q. Where can people go to learn more about you and hear your music?
You can visit me online at:
My album is available at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cornerstone-ep/id392888815

Q. If you could play anywhere in the world or with anyone you wanted where and who would it be with?
Well I'd love to record in studio 2 at Abbey Road with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. That'd be beyond a dream come true. For a live performance, Madison Square Garden has always been a dream of mine. I'd love to share the stage with one of my favorite icons so Rick Springfield would be pretty awesome.
As far as an artist goes, it would be the release of me first CD. To hold a CD in my hand that was mine..... wow! That's all I can say. Truly a privilege. For performing, it was performing in the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University. A football stadium? Pretty sweet! It was for their Relay For Life. So not only was it a great concert, but it was for a good cause.
Kicking off the 2011 tour on Friday January 14th at the National Underground in New York City! Visit the myspace or facebook page for more details. - Aj&dbs

"Jamie Alimorad Album Review"

Jamie Alimorad is an award-winning singer and songwriter out of the Boston college scene. His debut effort, "Cornerstone", is a perfect example of what this artist is all about; mature songwriting and excellent musicianship.

This four song EP is fresh and exciting and offers a new direction to today's otherwise mundane pop/rock genre.

The lead single and first track "What You Have" is bright and fun that starts with Alimorad's vocal and guitar before the band kicks it into high gear. The chorus boats booming harmonies and the breakdown in the bridge is one of the most memorable moments of the track.

"She Is..." is a modern day power ballad and is arguably the best song on the album. Alimorad sings with such passion and emotion on this song that it tugs at your heart. "Stay With Me" is similar to that of an 80's/arena rock track. The track begins with a swell and goes from 0-60 in a matter of moments. "Cornerstone" closes with "In Her Smile", a sing along mid-tempo ballad that shows off part of Alimorad's Beatles influence with the "Rubber Soul"-esque harmonies during the pre-chorus.

All and all this is a very strong showing for a new artist. Alimorad is currently unsigned and an independent artist and "Cornerstone" shows that he is NOT just some wannabe musician putting out a homemade album. Be sure to check out "Cornerstone" and one of the best new artists around. - TheRealMusician.com

"Jamie Alimorad- Cornerstone EP Review"

Jamie Alimorad - Cornerstone [EP]
2010, Jamie Alimorad

Jamie Alimorad is a New York City born resident of Boston; an exciting young singer/songwriter with a voice that stands out in a crowded marketplace. With influences ranging from The Beatles to The Tubes, from Rick Springfield to David Foster, Alimorad’s songwriting is steeped in melodicism and a distinct pop sensibility. These qualities shine through on Alimorad’s most recent EP, Cornerstone.

Cornerstone opens on a high note with the pop/rock anthem feel of "What You Have"; a love song written amidst of confusion and longing for times of old. Alimorad is offering someone a new path here in glorious pop terms, complete with a soaring chorus and active arrangement you'll want to dance along to. "She Is..." is a classic ode; a love someone who is your home and world all wrapped up in one. The vocal harmonies here are tremendous, and Alimorad once again concocts an arrangement you'll find it difficult to get out of your head. Alimorad muscles up the guitar sound, Van Halen style on "Stay With Me". Drop this song at top-40 radio circa 1985 and Alimorad would have a major hit on his hand. Even today there's room for a song this infectious on the radio. Cornerstone closes on a more genteel pop note with "In Her Smile", a peppy, mooning love song with a chorus that sticks with you.

Jamie Alimorad has a more-than-pleasant voice and a knack for penning catchy pop/rock songs with tremendous upside. It's hard not to like Alimorad from the get-go, and this kind of material is always a threat to be picked up radio station in a big city and go viral. Don't be surprised if we hear more from Jamie Alimorad in the future. For now, Cornerstone is a tremendous start.

Rating: 4 Stars (Out of 5)

Learn more about Jamie Alimorad at www.myspace.com/jamiealimorad or www.facebook.com/jamiealimorad. Cornerstone is a digital-only EP, available from Cornerstone, CDBaby and iTunes. - Wildy's World

"Vents Magazine Interviews With Jamie Alimorad"

How did you get started with all this??
I started singing when I was a little kid and taking piano lessons when I was seven. Music was always a big part of my life but it wasn't until I was in seventh grade that I really wanted to make it my career. At that point I was really introduced to The Beatles. I knew their music growing up as a little kid, but it wasn't until then that I really got into them. Much like they did to millions in 1964, they changed my life. There was some magic in those songs. I wanted to create that type of magic. They became one of my biggest influences and they still are. Let me know if you need anything else.

I played in many bands from middle school through the first half of college. All those bands couldn't keep things together. Members would come and go, and they weren't as serious about it as I was. At that point I just decided to go at it alone. I recruited some musicians from school to form a band and I perform and record as a solo artist.

What's the message to transmit with your music??
My first album is love songs. I like to write love songs. A lot of people do. I enjoy them and people enjoy listening to them. Love is a universal thing and everyone can relate to that in some form or another. That's not saying it's the only subject I write about. I write about what I feel. My goal in songwriting is to promote a positive message and make people happy while listening.

What's your method at the time of writting a song??
One of my favorite guitarists, Trevor Rabin, once said, "There are two ways to write a song; your way and the wrong way." After graduating from Northeastern University with a degree in music technology and taking countless composition classes, I cannot agree with that statement more. In the end everybody has their own way of writing a song. Sometimes I'll sit at my piano or with my guitar and I'll play chords and a melody will pop into my head. Other times, and more than likely, I'll be out somewhere and a melody will pop into my head and then I whip out my phone and sing into it. People always look at me like I'm crazy but I'm just getting down my ideas.

The lyrics can come all at once or over the course of days, weeks, months, even years! I've often found that my best lyrics come to me with the music. Songwriting is such an interesting experience. It can be so easy or so frustrating, but it's so rewarding.

Which is your music influences??
Well I've already mentioned The Beatles and the impact they made on me, but before them I was heavily influenced by The Tubes. The Tubes were the first rock band I was introduced to and the sound that I heard was something I could never forget. It was so big and so exciting that I kept asking my dad to play me more. The last of my "big three" is Rick Springfield. I know that name might come as a surprise but I was able to see him in concert my senior year of high school and it was one of the best shows I have ever seen. Those three artists really shaped the way I craft my sound.

What plans do you have for the future??
My debut album, "Cornerstone", just came out and I'm busy doing a lot of promo and touring to support the release. It's really exciting! The first single "What You Have" is already getting some radio play and FM 102x even named it "song of the day" back on August 30th. I'm performing throughout New England and the Northeast and the shows have been going very well. In the process of filling out the rest of the 2010 calendar and then starting to fill up early 2011.

Which has been the funniest prank you have been or took part while on tour or after a show??
Oh wow. We haven't really done any big pranks on tour. The guys in my band and I are a bunch of jokesters but we haven't really planned any pranks. My guitarist John and my drummer Lucas have an... interesting relationship. John loves to get under Lucas' skin, but it's all in good fun and provides hours of entertainment.

I guess the most memorable moment was fairly recent when we were on a train from Boston to New York and we were sitting in the quiet car, but we were talking anyway. Not too loud but loud enough to piss one of the passengers off. At one point one of the conductors came up to us and said, "All right boys, I think it's time for you to leave." We all just stared at her and then I said, "No." We all just stared at each other some more after that and she walked away in frustration. Everybody around us got a kick out of it and so did we.

If you were stranded in the middle of nowhere after a show or while on tour. The help is 65 miles away from where you and your band (If any) are, ¿Who would you send to look for help? And if while the rest wait, there's no food and the only way to feed yourself is by eating each other, ¿Who would you eat first?
Wow. That's probably the weirdest question I've ever been asked in an interview. Okay, let's see... man I don't know. If it's hot - Vents Magazine

"New Music Spotlight"

Fans young and old are going to love the music of Jamie Alimorad. He is comfortable in his own element, and it shows when you listen to his music. In this special spotlight with our Webzine, Jamie Alimorad speaks with us about his music, his love for Rock- n- Roll, and his biggest musical influences.

Isaac: How do you sum up 2008 for Jamie Alimorad.

Jamie: 2008 was a year of growth and development for me. There were a lot of things going on in my life that allowed me to grow as both a person and as a songwriter. I also honed in on my sound. I go to school up in Boston and when I got back in the fall I got right to work and got things rolling for 2009 and so far things are off to a good start.

Isaac: Describe the music scene in Harrison, New York.

Jamie: There isn't much of a scene in Harrison. There are a couple of bars but they don't have live music all that much. I did a lot of performing in town while growing up and have done a ton of functions in town. The musical audience is very mainstream.

Isaac: So far, what has been the biggest reward that the band has received in 2009?

Jamie: Well, I haven't received any physical awards thus far in 2009 but there have been many rewarding moments so far. I was able to record some tracks and I got a new workstation which will provide me hours of fun this summer to work on new material. I just finished a stretch of shows throughout Boston and Cambridge and they all were very successful.

Isaac: Elaborate a little about whom were your biggest influences in the music industry?

Jamie: My favorite band growing up was, and still is, The Tubes. In 2001, I was able to see a Tubes concert in Atlantic City and I ran into Fee Waybill in the lobby. I can't even describe what that was like for me. After the show, they did a meet and greet and something clicked. We've been corresponding ever since and he's my mentor. I see them every time they're in Boston or New York.

Isaac: How would you describe your music to others?

Jamie: Anyone who knows me knows that I'm into older music, especially the late 70's and 80's. Those were the artists I listened to growing up and those are the people that shaped me musically. There's a certain magic to that music that has kept not only me but millions of other people coming back for more across generations. What I do is try and work some of that magic and combine it with today's sound. So far, the results have been good and the crowds have liked it.

Isaac: What is your definition for Rock Music?

Jamie: For me, rock music is excitement, it is energy. There's a certain aura that surrounds it and there's something that happens to people when they listen to it. It's almost like it gives you strength that you didn't know was there. Rock music has changed in recent years but I think there's a desire for it to return its former glory and that's something I'd like to be a part of.

Isaac: What has been the inspiration behind your music?

Jamie: Musically, it's been artists like The Tubes, Rick Springfield, The Beatles, Richard Marx, Toto and many others. Lyrically, it's a lot of stuff about me and things that I've seen my friends go through. There are a lot of love songs and something I always find interesting with lyrics, it can have a specific meaning for me but mean something completely different to someone else and still have the same impact.

Isaac: Where can fans locate you at online?

Jamie: You can find me at myspace.com/jamiealimorad and on Facebook by searching Jamie Alimorad.

Isaac: What can fans expect from Jamie Alimorad in the next five years?

Jamie: A lot can happen in five years. Right now I'm a guy starting out just doing whatever he can to get out there. In five years, I'm hoping you'll be seeing me on the Billboard charts and touring the world. I have very big dreams and I'm ready to accomplish them.

Isaac: Time for some shout outs to your family, friends, and fans…

Jamie: I love my parents with all my heart and I thank them for being so supportive of me in everything I've done my whole life. To everyone back in Harrison who has been there since the early days, thanks for everything you've done and I promise some New York shows will be coming up soon. And to everyone up at Northeastern, you guys have been nothing but terrific and I can't thank you enough for the constant support.

Isaac: Final words from Jamie Alimorad…

Jamie: If you're in the northeast, be on the look out for me and to the rest of the world; I'll be there soon. It's time rock music got its groove back. That's what Jamie Alimorad is here for.

- Junior's Cave Magazine

"Alimorad Sings National Anthem At Fenway Park"

HARRISON: Northeastern University's Jamie Alimorad got to sing the national anthem May 4 at Fenway Park in Boston, for a game between the Red Sox and Angels.

He won the opportunity to sing at Fenway after competing in an "NU Idol" contest.

The game was held during Northeastern's Senior Week. Alimorad graduated with a bachelor's degree in music technology on May 7. Alimorad, from Harrison, hopes to become a recording artist. - The Journal News


2022: "It Never Rains in L.A." - Single
2022: "Break the Fall" - Single
2022: "Give a Little Lovin'" - Single
2019: This Is Tomorrow Calling
2019: "Brighter Days" - Single
2019: "Not Ready To Say Goodbye" - Single
2016: "Rock Me To Heaven" - Single
2012: Words Left Unsaid
2012: "Dancing With You" - Single
2010: Cornerstone - EP



Light first dawned on Jamie Alimorad's prodigal artistry in Boston's underground music circuit, while attending Northeastern University. From those humble beginnings, Alimorad dedicated himself to honing his craft as a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His time at Northeastern proved invaluable, culminating in a Bachelor of Science in Music Technology, and a blossoming career.

Upon graduating, his music began trickling out from Boston's indie scene and out into the world at large. He independently released two albums (‘Cornerstone’ and ‘Words Left Unsaid’) that garnered enough success to warrant his first nationwide tour, taking him through cities, including New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. The tour's success led to the 2014 music video for Words Left Unsaid single "Beautiful" hitting over 2 million views on YouTube.

Alimorad’s breakthrough album, ‘This Is Tomorrow Calling,’ saw the singer team up with GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter and producer Gino Vannelli, and GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and producer Ross Vannelli. The trio crafted a collection of vocal-centric pop music, that has more than its fair share of innovative twists, and turns, fueled by Alimorad's effusive passion towards fusing genres. It spawned two New Music Weekly Top 10 singles, “Not Ready To Say Goodbye” and “Brighter Days,” while also receiving GRAMMY consideration.

Alimorad has once again teamed up with Ross Vannelli, and will release a series of singles the two have co-written, and Vannelli produced, throughout 2022. The first single, “Give A Little Lovin’”, hit #1 on the New Music Weekly Indie Top 40 Chart for 17 consecutive weeks, and garnered Alimorad 5 LIT Talent Awards.

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