Q and A with America’s Got Talent Season 4 Finalist Drew Stevyns

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The Maryland native spent his childhood singing in England in church and choirs. Music has always been a quiet intensity that has encompassed the path Stevyns continues to follow today. After returning to the U.S., Stevyns sustained his musical development by taking piano lessons, singing in his high school chorus, and teaching himself to play guitar. After graduating high school and spending some time in college Stevyns worked a variety of jobs to fulfill his dream of playing music professionally.

Stevyns’ song ‘Waiting’ placed fourth in the Adult Contemporary Song of the Year competition. Drew auditioned for the NBC show ‘America’s Got Talent’ where he was selected and humbled to make it into the Finals. While on the show, Stevyns was fortunate enough to work with top music producers Nigel Wright and Shane Keister as well as perform with the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Thelma Houston.

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Shortly after the conclusion of ‘America’s Got Talent’, Stevyns was asked to perform with his band at the ‘Whisky A Go Go’ to endorse a new brand of Paul Reed Smith guitars. Stevyns opened for Grand Ole Opry member ‘Charlie Daniels’ as well as Nashville Recording Artist ‘Shelly Rann’, ‘Sarah Lou Richards’, and ‘Josh Doyle’.

Stevyns was invited by the ‘Artist to the Stars’ Corey Frizzell to perform at the “Lyrics for Lyric” benefit show in Nashville TN to support Childhood Cancer research. Drew also performed at the legendary 12th and Porter Nashville lounge in front of a packed house.Sunset Sunglasses

In each song that Stevyns writes he tries to tell his story through the words. His voice is hypnotic in nature and pulls the listeners close in a unique way that allows the audience to feel what he feels.

The response to Stevyns’ music has been extremely positive and his popularity continues to grow through a wide range of fans worldwide.

You can find more information about Drew Stevyns on Facebook, Myspace, YouTube, Twitter, and Google. Send him a friends request to get updates on his career and upcoming performances.

Tell us about the audition process for America’s got Talent?
Very long and drawn out. A whole day of waiting in line with 20,000 other people. Then you have 20 seconds to grab the producers attention. Then off to the next round of judges until you get before the main three. Huge screening process for sure.

Describe a day in the life of a Contestant?
Meet the van drivers in the hotel lobby, Get driven to CBS Studios L.A. Sit around for hours until its your time for B roll or camera blocking. Drink lots off coffee. Try to look “pensive” when needed.

Life after America’s got Talent?
Life after AGT is much the same as it was before.

Share the stage with anyone dead or alive who and why?
Joe Bonamassa/ Jeff beck. Probably the 2 best guitar players in the game right now for sure. As for bands I would love to be on stage with “The Flaming Lips” “Rick James” Or “The Clash” All for obvious reasons. But believe me there are many more.

 

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