From The NBC TV Show The Voice: Chris Mann In Concert – Tickets – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD – May 13th, 2013

From The NBC TV Show The Voice: Chris Mann In Concert

From The NBC TV Show The Voice: Chris Mann In Concert

Mon, May 13, 2013

8:00 pm

Rams Head On Stage

Annapolis, MD

$25.00

This event is 21 and over

Chris Mann
Chris Mann
Chris Mann certainly shined as a finalist on The Voice, but his star has risen even higher since the hit show's second season. In 2012, Mann signed with Faircraft/Republic, a new label formed by renowned producer/music executive Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige). His debut full-length album, “Roads”, introduced a whole new generation to the classical-pop genre and shot straight to No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart and made the Top 5 on Billboard's Classical Chart. Upon its release, he gave numerous high-profile television performances, including playing for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as part of TNT's "Christmas In Washington" special, appeared on The Today Show, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and NBC’s "Christmas in Rockefeller Center” Special.

He kicked off 2013 with a performance on Conan as well as his very own PBS Special helmed by award-winning producer Ken Ehrlich titled "A Mann For All Seasons". The show features special guest appearances by multi-platinum artist Martina McBride and Mindi Abair, and is a re-creation of the Elvis Presley '69 Comeback Special with Chris performing in a boxing ring on a Sony soundstage.

The aptly-titled “Roads” represents the culmination of a long and challenging journey for this gifted and dedicated young artist, who'd been pushing forward against what had appeared to be overwhelming odds. After studying opera at Vanderbilt in Nashville, the Wichita, Kansas, native had spent years singing in clubs and auditioning for record labels without a nibble, until three years ago, when one classical label took a chance on him. Mann was working on what would have been his debut album when he was abruptly dropped, the victim of a wholesale regime change at the company. Devastated, he started working behind the scenes as a session singer on Glee, and occasionally getting on camera as a member of the fictional vocal group The Warblers. He was making a decent living, and for a while he managed to convince himself that it was what he should be doing with his career.

"I never doubted my talent, but I had so many people not know what to do with me that I started to think I was weird," Mann explains. "So I spent the next couple of years doing pop, until I realized I was wasting my time, and my voice, trying to dumb it down. I decided to go back to the genre I love—what I'd dedicated my whole life to learning how to do—classically based pop music."

When he strode onto a soundstage at Sony Studios to perform Andrea Bocelli's "Because We Believe" for his Voice audition, Mann was more nervous than he'd ever been before a performance. "It was a combination of knowing that this was bigger than anything I had ever done before and realizing that it could change my life," he says. "I just sensed that that something different was gonna happen this time—something good."

Mann's intuition was right. He killed it that day and was selected to be on Christina Aguilera's team. "As the first serious classical singer on one of these shows, I couldn't believe it when I kept getting voted through, week after week. These people who kept voting for me were my fans—they gave me back my confidence and helped me find my true voice."
Venue Information:
Rams Head On Stage
33 West St.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
http://www.ramsheadonstage.com/

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