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Join date : 2009-05-06
Age : 29
Location : Indiana, USA
|Subject: Simon Curtis Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:07 am|| |
Simon Curtis (born 1986) is an upcoming pop singer and songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Simon won the Popstar Magazine and Johnny Wright’s “Get Famous” contest, was named a national top 10 finalist in the “Britney Spears Samsung Superstar Tour,” was commissioned by Disney to provide a theme song for an annual Disneyland event, was named an official Oklahoma Ambassador of Music, and won The University of Tulsa Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performance.
Simon was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 10. Later that same year Simon earned a coveted role in the national tour production of the musical Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He overcame his disease and completely defeated cancer.
After years of performing in at least 7 professional level operas or musicals a year, Simon had shifted his sights to the realm of pop music. Inspired by the current pop sensations Britney Spears and *NSYNC, Simon decided to record his first demo. At the age of 15 Simon completed his first set of recordings and began to shop them around. It was his encounter with managers Matthew Knowles and Laila Bagge later that summer that changed him forever though. After meeting with them and singing for them, Simon presented the two managers with his demo, and much to his dismay, was told that although he had stage presence and charisma beyond his years, he sounded like a broadway kid and wouldn’t ever get signed with that kind of sound. Taking their advice, Simon stopped performing in musicals altogether, began the process of breaking his voice down, and started to find one of his own.