WHO IS THE REASN?
“A classic old soul with a modern edgy mind ”, this pop alternative singer-songwriter strives to make music that is honest and relatable, influenced by some of the greatest...The Beatles, Donnie Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson.
It all began with singing in church at a young age. The Reasn, born Al’Michael Nelson in Columbia Missouri, grew up performing in local talent shows and as a teenager touring the Midwest as part of a pop/R&B group opening for several major acts. Singing, songwriting and performing quickly became a passion to which he dedicated most of his time while growing up. Struggling with a learning disability in school, The Reasn found music to be his main driver of confidence and success.
During his high school years, he also excelled in athletics as a star basketball player, but ultimately had to choose between sports and music. His heart was set on pursuing a career as a performing artist.
In 2012 he took matters into his own hands and moved to LA to embark on his journey of building a solo career and writing his debut album. His “rebel with a cause” attitude shines thru in the topics of his songs, which tell a story of self-discovery, life, love, struggles, hope exposing the demons that we all face within us.
THE REASN STATS
• Over 1 million views on his YouTube channel
• His buzz single "Where were you" has generated buzz in March 2013 from fans online and offline, being featured on popular music sites MechanicalDummy, DJBooth, Singersroom, UrbanBridgez, MiddleChildPromotions etc. It’s available for purchase on iTunes, Napster, Amazon
• MiddleChildPromotions.com nominated him for "Under the radar artist" for the MCP Music Awards 2013
• He released 2 more singles online that appeared on sites like VEVO, VIBE, Yahoo Music, Starpulse.com
• Has been performing with a full band in LA and Missouri (The Roxy, House of Blues, Hotel Café, Jon Lovitz Club, The Blue Note)
• He has opened for PJ Morton (from Maroon 5), Travis Garland, Tinashe
• Has collaborated with producers Neff-U (Michael Jackson, Ne-Yo, ZZ Ward) Fuego (Jason Derulo, Chris Brown), Famties (Lupe Fiasco, Banks, Tove Lo), Jaylien Wesley (Akon, Cheryl Cole), Motesart (Knaan, Nelly Furtado, Fefe Dobson, Celine Dion), Hookman (Jason Derulo, Hot Chelle Rae, Swizz Beatz)
• Releasing a new single in October 2014
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