- Lukas Rossi
Infobox musical artist |
Name = Lukas Rossi
Img_capt = Image by GEAPhotography
Born = Birth date and age|1976|12|21|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genre = Rock,
Rock Star Supernova, Rise Electric, Cleavage, Stars Down
Collaborations = I Mother Earth, The Tea Party, Big Wreck, Papa Roach, Alex Lifeson (Rush guitarist)
URL = [http://www.lukasrossionline.com Official website] Lukas Rossi (born
December 21, 1976in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian rock musician and was the winner of the CBS Television reality series"" - a televised audition contest to become lead singer of Rock Star Supernova.
Rossi trained at the Royans School For the Musical Performing Arts with world renowned vocal coach Diana Yampolsky. During his early career, he wrote, produced, recorded, and played with his own band, Cleavage. The Toronto-based band, led by Rossi, won the 'Best Canadian Unsigned Band' award at the 2000 NXNE Music Festival in Toronto. On May 29, 2001 Cleavage released a 6-song debut CD, entitled "Cleavage".
After acquiring a publishing deal with
EMIMusic Publishing Canada in 2004, Rossi worked and wrote with producer Dave Tyson in Los Angelesand later recorded demos with producer Gavin Brown ( Billy Talent, Three Days Grace), leading to the formation of the band Rise Electric.
Rossi and two of his colleagues, Mike Fox and Gavin Brown, were winners in the 2006 People's Voice International Songwriting Competition for their song, "Drive". It gained third place honors in the Top 40/Pop category and landed Seventh Place in the overall competition. [cite web|url = http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners.htm|title = International Songwriting Competition - Winners|accessdate = 2006-12-06]
Rock Star Supernova
As an accomplished and published songwriter, Lukas Rossi was able to offer lyrics and creative input for the album. One of Rossi's own songs, "Headspin", was included. The band completed a worldwide tour in early 2007 with Rossi as their lead singer.
After Rock Star Supernova
Moving out on his own in the summer of 2007, Rossi released a recording of 4 acoustic tracks on the "Love and Lust" EP in June. He toured across the US and Canada during the summer, accompanied by keyboard player, Lou Dawson.
Rossi is currently working toward releasing an album, titled "Mood Swings", and touring with his new band Stars Down. The band consists of Rossi (vocals, guitar), former Cleavage bandmate Jon Jamieson (drums), and German Briseño (bass, vocals), with occasional appearances by Lou Dawson (keyboards). The album is scheduled to be released on February 14, 2009. Rossi has a sample of songs from this band available at his website.
* "Cleavage" (May 29, 2001)
Rock Star Supernova
* "Love and Lust" EP (2007)
* "Riddled" - Cleavage (2001)
Rock Star Supernova
It's All Love" (2006)
Be Yourself and 5 Other Cliches" (2006)
* "Headspin" (2007)
* "Can't Bring Myself To Light This Fuse" (2007)
Rossi and his wife, Kendra Jade Rossi, maintain a residence in Southern California.
Rossi loves to help people and hopes to "make a change for the better" by supporting a variety of charities [ [http://www.lukasrossionline.com/charity Charity Page at Lukasrossionline.com] ] , including work for the blind as well as several that benefit sick and abused children. [ [http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=77595fa8-5178-4c5c-8f61-e16d8208be47&k=35810 "Rocker pays 'Supernova' visit to young Ottawa fan Lukas Rossi tipped off to boy suffering from rare genetic disorder" Ottawa Citizen July 3 2007] ]
Rossi is left-handed, but is also ambidextrous, as he can play guitar with either his left or right hand. [ [http://www.torontoist.com/archives/2006/08/interview_lukas.php Tall Poppy Interview from Torontoist.com] ]
Rossi has more than 60 songs protected within the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency [ [https://www.cmrra.ca/song+lookup%5Csong.nsf/(AnonymousSearchResults)/?SearchView&Query=field%20CarNam%20contains%20%22Rossi%2CLukas%22&Start=1&Count=10&SearchMax=250&SearchWV=False&SearchThesaurus=FALSE CMRRA - Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency] ]
Jeff Buckleyas a musical influence and occasionally adds Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah[Leonard Cohen] to his acoustic performances. He wrote and performed a song at an Ottawaconcert on November 25, 2006 which referred to Buckley's death and legacy.
Rossi is quoted in the book, "Intelligent Fear: How to Make Fear work for You" by Michael Clarkson on page 132 talking about his emotional drive. [cite book | last = Clarkson
first = Michael
authorlink = Michael Clarkson
title = Intelligent Fear: How to Make Fear Work for You
publisher = Marlowe & Company (February 2003)
pages = 132
id = ISBN 1569244898]
* [http://www.lukasrossionline.com Official website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/lukasrossitv Lukas Rossi] at
* [http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=590466224 Lukas Rossi] at
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