Lukas Rossi

Lukas Rossi

Infobox musical artist |
Name = Lukas Rossi

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Born = Birth date and age|1976|12|21|
Origin = Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genre = Rock, Pop rock
Instrument = Vocals, Guitar
Occupation = Singer-songwriter
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Associated_acts = Rock Star Supernova, Rise Electric, Cleavage, Stars Down
Collaborations = I Mother Earth, The Tea Party, Big Wreck, Papa Roach, Alex Lifeson (Rush guitarist)
URL = [ Official website]
Lukas Rossi (born December 21, 1976 in 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 EMI Music Publishing Canada in 2004, Rossi worked and wrote with producer Dave Tyson in Los Angeles and 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 =|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.

tars Down

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

* "Rock Star Supernova" (November 21, 2006 Burnett Records/Epic Records)


* "Love and Lust" EP (2007)

tars Down

* "Stars Down Exclusive" EP (2008)
* "Mood Swings" (2009) [ [ Home page at] ]



* "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)

Personal life

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 [ [ Charity Page at] ] , including work for the blind as well as several that benefit sick and abused children. [ [ "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. [ [ Tall Poppy Interview from] ]

Rossi has more than 60 songs protected within the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency [ [ CMRRA - Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency] ]

He cites Jeff Buckley as a musical influence and occasionally adds Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah [Leonard Cohen] to his acoustic performances. He wrote and performed a song at an Ottawa concert 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)
date= 2003
pages = 132
doi =
id = ISBN 1569244898


External links

* [ Official website]
* [ Lukas Rossi] at MySpace
* [ Lukas Rossi] at Facebook

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