– Rising Tenor Star Brings His Soulful Vocals to His First Solo Concert Special –
Following a recent sold-out concert tour of the United Kingdom with soprano Katherine Jenkins and the National Symphony Orchestra, the popular young American singer-songwriter Nathan Pacheco is seen in his first solo concert special for public television. Accompanied by renowned musicians, Pacheco performs beautiful original compositions along with newly created renditions of beloved classics.
Though known best for his singing, Pacheco is also an avid composer. He has completed his debut album, writing and collaborating with multi-platinum composer/producer Leo-Z (Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban). The album was largely completed in London at the legendary Air Lyndhurst Studios with London’s Philharmonia Orchestra and will be released in September of 2012 on Disney Pearl.
Performances in this program include:
View some of Nathan's performances here.
Who is Nathan Pacheco?
Around this time, I was also involved in the high school choirs and musicals and I loved getting on that stage to perform. I started taking classical voice lessons as well and thatís when it all began. I would listen to recordings of the 3 Tenors over and over again -- I had no clue what they were saying at the time, but there was something about their way of singing, as well as the style of the music, that reached deep down inside and moved me in a profound way. Itís a tricky thing trying to sing opera; and especially if you start before youíve fully matured, itís easy to listen to the great opera singers and try to make your voice sound exactly like them -- it may sound good in your own ears, but itís not as friendly on other peopleís ears. In other words, there were a few years there that I sounded like Kermit the Frog. But I kept with it."
After graduation from BYU, Nathan auditioned for Ric Wake. "At that time, Ric was working with Yanni, suggesting that he work with singers -- that audition for Ric could not have happened at a better time," he remembers. "He introduced me to Yanni and that started the project that came to be known as “Yanni Voices.” We spent a couple years in the studio and then hit the road on a tour of about 80 concerts in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. They were 3 years of nonstop recording, writing, singing, performing, and learning what the music industry is all about."
"All of this led me to where I am now. I signed with Disney in 2009 and began working on my solo project. They introduced me to Leo-Z, who then became the producer of my debut album, and we worked 24/7 (with the exception of a cappuccino break for Leo...an Italian who fell in love with Starbucks) for a year with other great writers until we found what we were looking for. We recorded in London, where we experienced the magic of Air Studios and the Philharmonia Orchestra. What a journey it’s been and I cannot wait for you to hear these songs once they’re released."
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