I actually met LEVI KREIS when I was in New York City five years ago. We were in a bar having a drink together and he said he was a singer on the brink of signing “something big” but was at not a liberty to talk about it. He could not tell me, for legal reasons, he had just appeared on Donald Trumps Apprentice and had been offered a record deal! But the show had not aired yet.
About 6 weeks later it aired! And Levi Kreis was “discovered” as a singer! (Previously he had done his share of acting). He actually turned down the deal with a label and went out on his own.
Levi Kreis released his debut album “One of the Ones” in 2005 following an appearance on The Apprentice.
Combined with an exlusive CD premiere on XM Radio, the world’s introduction to Levi began a firestorm of conversation. Songs from his debut CD have been featured on The Apprentice, Days Of Our Lives, and The Young And The Restless spawning national television appearances and radio rotation.
His sophomore CD released in 2006, “The Gospel According To Levi”, garnered more television and film placement and a music video for the single “We’re Okay” which held the #1 position for nine weeks on Mtv’s Logo network. With nearly 300 appearances in 2006-07, Levi has shared the stage with Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dog, Pharrel, Collective Soul, and opened for Cyndi Lauper.
Watch for the new album, WHERE I BELONG MAY 4th!
Levi has come into his own with a sound nostalgic for his gospel roots and southern soul, “Where I Belong” promises to be the most defined chapter in this young prolific singer/songwriters promising career. I think it’s a bit Harry Connick, a bit Todd Rundgren, and a lot of Levi Kreis!
IN FORT LAUDERDALE, the Gay Visual Arts Exhibit is coming to end. Don’t miss LEVI KREIS at the finale!
Saturday, February 21, 2009 7:30 PM
ArtExplosion Finale featuring Lea Delaria
with Scott Ryan and Musical Guest Levi Kreis
Presented by ArtsUnited, Inc.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts / Amaturo Theatre
201 SW 5th Avenue Fort Lauderdale 33312
Tickets $30/45 ph. 954.462.0222
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