Christmas Concerts start THIS WEEK! Bring on Provo! My Little Prayer Pre-order now on Amazon! FOD Exclusive ~ Interview with Bobby James, Music Director/Percussionist extraordinaire!!! The Voice Live IG-Storying from David, Sign up for Indianapolis Fan Lunch! Rooms still left, As Found Around

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Credit: Mary Lou

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Christmas in November!  Concerts start this week!

Friday Nov 25 could easily be Christmas as far as David fans are concerned!  It’s the launch of the Archuleta/Pacheco concert tour!  So excited!!!  Who’s going?

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My Little Prayer now available for Pre-Order

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It’s on US Amazon.com, and here is the link!  Such a lovely little cover.  And David uses the “period” again to accentuate his album covers, just like BEGIN.  You can also sample the song and let us know in comments what you think!

Here is the link!

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Can’t wait to see the “My Little Prayer” and “The Prayer” package that will be sold at concerts.

Two tracks in a month!  This is great!

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Interview with Bobby James!!!

http://bobby-james.com/

So pleased to tell you we an interview with Bobby James, Musical Director and percussionist with David Archuleta’s band!

When I asked Bobby if he was up for chat with FOD, he replied with a resounding yes!! We had hoped for a Skype for all of you so you could see Bobby respond to the questions but logistics didn’t work being a busy time for all.  So Bobby completed the interview in transit this weekend, and it’s awesome!

Thanks again Bobby for talking to us during uber busy times … here it is folks!

~~~~~~~~~ bobby-james-lead-pic-2 bobby-james-lead-pic-1 Credit for the above pics: http://bobby-james.com/

Thank you so much for agreeing to participate in this little question/answer interview for Fans of David, commonly called FOD! FansOfDavid.com was created back in 2008 by Richard Parkinson following David Archuleta’s competition on Season 7 of American Idol. We are a fansite with worldwide reaches that provides a place for fans to support and celebrate David Archuleta! 

Our readers enjoy learning about other talented artists who work with and/or collaborate with David. We are excited to learn a little more about you!

 1.  Bobby, can you tell us a bit about yourself, where you are from and anything you want to share about your family.  I’ve seen adorable little ones on your Instagram account (@bobjamesdrums)  Does music run in your family?

centerville-utahI grew up in Centerville, Utah – and I actually went to the same elementary school as David. My little sister was in the same 2nd grade class with David! Haha! My Mom is an amazing soprano singer and my Dad is a drummer too.

2.  What is your first musical memory?  What has drawn you to percussion?  Do you play any other musical instruments?

I always had my Dad’s drumkit I could go bang on – so it was just something I liked and fell into.

My first “gig” was in 1st grade for one of the 5th grade teacher’s band – I got paid $5 and a snickers bar! I play a bit of guitar and piano, just enough to get by though – nothing special

  1. The Berklee School of Music sounds really interesting.  How did that come about and what did you learn there that helped to guide your career today?

berklee_college_of_music_ensemble_buildingEver since I had learned about Berklee I wanted to attend – a lot of music legends studied there – I didn’t think I’d be able to afford it, so I didn’t  want to get my hopes up – but, I ended up finding a really cheap flight to Boston and went and auditioned just to see what would happen. I was floored when I found out I got a scholarship – i had to hurry and pack my bags and sell my car for the upcoming spring semester. I learned so many invaluable skills there, not only the betterment of my playing but also so many life-skills. They’re really good about setting you up to be employable instead of a starving artist. You also get a chance to learn a lot from your peers there – imagin-dragons-wayne-shermanI was roommates with some great musicians including the guitarist of imagine dragons, Wayne Sermon. Those IG guys are true musicians.

4. What musical groups (along with David Archuleta) have you been a part of in the past? present?  By the way, are you aware that we affectionately call it the “ArchuBand’?  Thumbs up or down on that name?

3021307-inline-fb-thumbsup-printpackagingHaha! Thumbs up Archuband!!

I’ve been playing a lot the last few years with a party band called The Party Crashers. It’s a blast – the music is fun and my band mates are so good.

5.  Bobby James Productions LLC says it does “Film, TV, Games and Commercials”.  Do you also produce?  Direct?  Can you tell us about some of the projects you have been involved in?

So my production company does music for lots of media projects – mostly commercials, but I’ve had the chance to score 6 feature films too. Those are incredibly challenging and really stretch your creativity.

6.  I’m totally intrigued by this Big Finish Games, which is audio related.  Can you tell us what this is about?  Tell us specifically about the Tesla Effect! the-tesla-effect

Big finish is a gaming software company I get to work with occasionally and the Tesla Effect is a game that was produced by them . It’s a continuation of the Tex Murphy franchise which has an amazing dedicated fan base – a lot like fans of David. That project was a labor of love for the whole crew – I ended up composing all the music and creating all the sound effects for the entire game. It was a huge undertaking, but it was a hugely rewarding project. It was a massive game completed by just a handful of crew. The soundtrack is available on iTunes and Spotify, and it’s something I’m really proud of.

Link here:  iTunes

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Spotify

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7.  With these other music-related businesses, how do you juggle being involved in a band like the ArchuBand?   Which activity (drumming, producing, other) is your preferred thing to do and why?

I’m really lucky to work on a lot of different projects – and one of those joys is the opportunity to work in a variety of work environments. I love that one week I can score a film and the next I get to design sound effects and the next I get to play with David in front of a big crowd. I really like the variety. 

  1. Who have been your greatest musical inspirations; which artists have most influenced your style or musical directions in the past? present?

I grew up on classic rock, but the more music I listen to the more I find I like. I’m always checking out the latest jazz, film soundtracks, pop, all of it really.

9. Who would be your “dream” artist to collaborate or perform with?

stewart_copeland_police_2008Funny story – Alex Rowe (former DA bass player) and I have been good friends since jr high – and he is constantly teasing me about my recurring dream: I’m at a gig, then Sting shows up to sit in and my sticks start turning to rubber!! It’s like I blew my chance!! Hahahah! Sting’s drummers are always the best and I love his music. Literally my dream gig.

10.  What has been your greatest personal music related accomplishment so far? and why?

Probably the Tesla Effect soundtrack – it’s one of the few things I listen back to and don’t cringe. It’s also something I didn’t think I could do – I knew I could play the drums, but to write full orchestra music is an entirely different thing. The guitar player in my party band gave me my first shot at composing a film.

11.  So, I had to do a bit of research and of course creeping on social media constitutes research, right?  😉  and I see you are acquainted with Dave Filice.  We all know David Filice as bassist extraordinaire for the Archuband in the past, and overall nice guy.  Is it really that small of a musical world?

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Yes! David is the main bass player for Party Crashers – our party band. He’s a great player. I also went to Jr High and high school with Alex Rowe (another DA bassist) and Mel Shore (our Christmas pianist) .. It truly is a small world.

(Ed Note:  You have to watch this vid, this cover band is so much fun!  A few clips of Bobby, and Alex Rowe too!.  And as suspected, due to Chad Truman’s commitments with NTB tour, the Archuband has a new percussionist.  Welcome Mel Shore!)

12.  How did you come to join the Archuband? What was that interview like? (only share if you are able to!) Had you previously worked with any of the other musicians in the band?

I got a call from the amazing Kendra Lowe about the opportunity – and I sent in a video of myself playing and got the gig!

13. You all look like you’re having so much fun performing together – what’s the funniest/craziest thing that has happened while touring with them or on stage?

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It’s a way fun band – there is a great chemistry between us and David. There are usually a few musical inside jokes that pop out on shows – and those always put a smile on everybody’s face. For example on “elevator” we’ve joked it would be a great punk rock song so Brady might throw in a little punk guitar lick that probably would go unnoticed to the audience but makes the band grin. Fun stuff like that 🙂

(Ed. note:  Okay, we are definitely gonna be listening for it next time!)

14.  David proudly introduces you as his MD. Tell us about the role of the musical director.  What are your responsibilities?

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The MD thing is new for me – it’s challenging and a lot of fun. I’m responsible for coming up with arrangements, show flow, fixing any musical issues that might pop up, that kind of thing.

15.  How does being on tour with the Archuband compare to other tours you’ve done? Have you enjoyed the crowds? the fans?

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David’s fans are awesome. Everybody is so great. I love when I look out at the beginning of a show and see a Dad looking guy in the audience, clearly there for his daughter, and by the end of the show he’s up and dancing. There always a couple familiar faces too. Such a fun group.

16.  What is your favorite song(s) to perform at a David Archuleta show? And why?

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I love Numb. It’s a different feel on the drums than most all other songs and it’s fun to wail on it.

17.  During Trashing the Camp in Tuacahn, we saw David approach the drum set and looks like he was gonna get more involved lol!  Has that ever happened in concert or rehearsals?   Have you ever seen how David took to the drums during his pre mission My Kind of Christmas tour?  If not, here is a great snippet!  Check out 3:35

Fun clip! I love when David interacts with the band! We’re all pretty down to business at rehearsals – those performance aspects come out at the shows. It’s all spontaneous.

(Ed. Note: Here is that Trashin’ the Camp David/Bobby interaction. Love it!) (Click to go)

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18.  Tuacahn was an awesome experience for many of us who were blessed to be there.  Do you have any reflections you’d like to share?  How did you enjoy the fan lunch?  You played a MEAN salt and pepper shaker!

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salt-and-pepper-tuacahnThe fan lunch was a last-minute thing (probably planned but they just didn’t tell us to keep it a secret).

It’s so great to connect with all those familiar faces! Tuacahn is such an amazing venue.

The way it’s integrated into the mountain and the color and the whole thing just makes a special experience not only for the audience but the performers too.

19.  Closing with a few rapid fire questions~

Current favorite song to listen to or sing along with? 

Frank Sinatra Capitol years is always good 

Which song did you last listen to on your phone or ipod?

“It Follows” soundtrack.

 Any pre-concert rituals?

I listen to Chaka Kahn “move me no mountain” before every show. It gets my brain and body hyped up

Favorite “post concert” food?

I eat pretty well but I always crave the most greasy food after a concert. Grilled cheese is the best 

Favourite non musical thing to do

I try to get a little alone time in the mountains every once in a while. Kinda resets everything. 

20  What advice would you share with aspiring musicians?

Practice!! It’s pretty much about being versatile and musical on your instrument. That’s it. No real secrets. Just get better – all the time.

ONE MORE!  Any message you’d like to leave with fans?  Anything we DIDN’T ask you that you want to share?

I look forward to seeing those of you who can make it out on the Christmas tour!! Thank you all for the candy we always seem to get too!! We appreciate your kind thoughts!

In closing, I have to show you a screenshot from this weekend’s gig with what seems like The Party Crashers.  Watch to the end!  Bobby is a hoot, and is the prop king!

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*Can’t embed the video, darnit, so here is the link to Bobby’s page and the vid!  Lots of fun!

NGL, if I had to play in a band, hands down I’d want to be the drummer.  Anchor for the band, can survey what’s going on, don’t necessarily have to sing, and, as it evidenced by Bobby, incredible amount of fun (to go with all that incredible talent).

So, that’s a wrap!  Bobby answered all those questions on his iPhone, that’s alot of two-fingered typing!  Thank you so much again Bobby for letting us get to know you a bit better.  You can expect fans to say hi at the upcoming concerts!!!

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Best Live IG Story! Ever!

David lets us into his TV room and provides commentary to Monday Night’s The Voice episode. This is gonna be a CLASSIC! Natsu! Cheering! Alicia love! Munching! More Natsu! Defining his route! Empathizing with the contestants! All of this! Enjoy!

And a few screenshots I had to take …

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Tuesday night IG stories!

And the fun continues, and David shows that he’s an awesome uncle!

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Indianapolis Fan Lunch!

Well, we have seen how successful fan lunches are!  😉  Joy has done a fantastic job at scouting out an Italian food venue!  Meet the group on Monday in Indianapolis!

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PLACE: Monical’s Pizza Restaurant

TIME:  1 pm, Monday November 28th

ADDRESS:  Traders Point Mall  6010 W. 86th St.  Indianapolis, IN

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It is 8 minutes from the venue!!!

 

Joy needs an idea of the number of people attending so please RSVP to

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 with your name and number attending.  No upfront costs; just need to give the restaurant an idea of numbers.  Any questions?  Tweet Robin at @myheartsong.  Thanks Joy and Robin!!!!

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Reposting this information as some rooms are still available!

Hotel Rooms Blocked in Indianapolis!!

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A HUGE Thanks to Joy for negotiating and contracting an agreement for fans traveling to Indy for David’s Christmas show on November 28th at the Pike Performing Arts Center!! Rooms will be available for Sunday and Monday nights. Hotel rooms MUST BE BOOKED BY end of day NOV. 22nd in order to get this rate! You may cancel your reservation if needed up until 24 hours before your arrival date.

Address7220 Woodland Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46278

Phone(317) 290-1212 

MUST MENTION THE GROUP NAME: ARCHULETA CHRISTMAS to book

HOTEL Price  $97.95 per night.

It’s a nice hotel with free breakfast, free wifi, free parking, and a nice lobby/breakfast area with a fireplace for hanging out.  It is less than a 5 minute drive to the venue!!

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As Found aRound

Christmas Concert Pianist Mel Shore

Joanie found some info on Melanie Shore, mentioned in Bobby James’ interview.  We knew that Chad Truman had other commitments based upon tour schedule for the Nashville Tribute Band.  Click on her profile pic to go!

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So, this weekend, after backing off of social media for a bit, I finally started to catch up, which is what all the MODs tend to do before posting weeek.  While I was catching up I decided to hop on to Youtube comments of David’s best music video yet (IMHO).  And they were outstanding!!!  So many very thoughtful comments.

So I’ll share some of them over the week but I’ll start with twitter.  So many “HE’S BACK”-themed tweets.  Take a look!  Now we need to translate that to even more listeners.

https://twitter.com/JuwanathanW/status/797804128420429824

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109 Responses to Christmas Concerts start THIS WEEK! Bring on Provo! My Little Prayer Pre-order now on Amazon! FOD Exclusive ~ Interview with Bobby James, Music Director/Percussionist extraordinaire!!! The Voice Live IG-Storying from David, Sign up for Indianapolis Fan Lunch! Rooms still left, As Found Around

  1. Suttygal/Joanie in MN says:

    Up late working and it was such a pleasure to drop in and read your post, Mary Lou!!! Thank you for the fantastic interview with Bobby! David’s latest MD is sure multi-talented!!! Loved reading about his school experience and participation in the Tesla Effect! Previewing all 29 tracks now as I’m commenting! lol Sounds great and very dramatic so far!
    Mel sounds like she’ll be an awesome keyboard player for the Christmas tour shows! I enjoyed reading about her on her facebook page.
    Thanks, too, for the fan lunch info for Indy! ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!!!!
    Also, so nice to see the beautiful, positive and enthusiastic comments that have been coming in re: Numb! So well deserved!
    Thanks again, Mary lou & Happy (early) Monday everyone! 🙂

  2. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning guys! A MARVELOUS Monday to all! 🙂

    What a FABULOUS post Pastel! Thank you. GORGEOUS lead off pic! The chat with Bobby was interesting. So talented and accomplished. Christmas tour…can’t wait!

    ENJOY your day! Got to run….,Nana patrol! 🙂

  3. kimk says:

    good morning folks!

    Pastel thanks for the new thread.. the punk rock reference ha my cup of tea will so be watching out for that one!

    videos.. hope for many Christmas tour videos!

    David Archuleta – Numb (Official Music Video)
    https://youtu.be/S_CSviGy74s?list=PLFgquLnL59alW3xmYiWRaoz0oM3H17Lth
    146,856 views

    Archies GO!! 150K VIEWS FTW!!

  4. kimk says:

    been reading comments on his YT.. most have been great one just posted said he should make his video more interesting so folks will watch.. well I can understand some I watch a lot of artists vids David’s is def different basically just him walking in the woods. think that may be the point getting back to nature?
    lots of money in this one scenery is gorgeous pretty dancers ha and they got moves more in line for what folks want these days. anyone who watched the AMA’s last night knows what I am talking about. didn’t watch stopped a while ago not the kind of show for me anymore.
    I like this song video by the way

    Major Lazer – Cold Water (Dance Video) ft. Justin Bieber, MØ
    https://youtu.be/fMvIARf_SUU

  5. kimk says:

    Jishem ‏@Radevengers 1h1 hour ago
    Archie is all grown up weh @syanazawesome | David Archuleta – Numb (Official Music Video) https://youtu.be/S_CSviGy74s via @YouTube

    0 replies 1 retweet 1 like

  6. kimk says:

    IG @kalimayabhaskara ‏@KalimayaBaskara 8h8 hours ago
    #NA One Call Away by @charlieputh // Numb by @DavidArchie on #R12KBFM

    Caleigh Mason ‏@caleighrmason 8h8 hours ago
    david archuleta has a new song out god bless

    C ‏@carleii_ 9h9 hours ago
    David archuleta doing music again makes me so happy oml
    0 replies 3 retweets 5 likes

  7. kimk says:

    have two Numb vids open when I can.. I keep refreshing
    folks are def watching views went up nicely yesterday great comments
    ha guess even the ones who are bored by it. 😉
    bwhaha.. the closeups are a killer for the ones who knew David back when.. 🙂
    first time I saw the vid rofl in my bathroom kind of gasped great idea there is something for everyone

  8. kimk says:

    Chelsy Jordan ‏@chelsyjordan 40s41 seconds ago
    GUYS one week until Indy!!!! I’m not excited or anything. @DavidArchie @NathanPacheco @kariontour

    Barb ‏@EL_FOD 25m25 minutes ago
    One week until @DavidArchie @NathanPacheco Christmas concert in Indianapolis! Yay!!

  9. kimk says:

    Eileen ‏@TaterZen 9m9 minutes ago
    @kariontour @DavidArchie Christmas Concert here in Boise marked “Sold Out” on D’s website, but it is not. About 140 seats still available.

  10. Jenny says:

    Thank you for a wonderful post and a fantastic interview!
    I love these interviews. Bobby James is so talented and I love seeing the mischievous look he has on his face sometimes on stage before concerts. What’s he seeing/thinking? lol. What a versatile musician! I look forward to hearing his arrangements and seeing him in concerts!

    • Pastel says:

      Jenny, I agree. Bobby looks like he’s scheming. Love that and scheme away. Love some surprises at the Christmas shows.

  11. kimk says:

    YES HIT OVER 150K!!! 😀

    David Archuleta – Numb (Official Music Video)
    David Archuleta
    https://youtu.be/S_CSviGy74s

    ok Archies let’s make it 200K FTW!!! 😀

  12. Steve says:

    Counting the new you tube video, the facebook video, and the lyric you tube video, over 600,000 views have been reached.

  13. kimk says:

    Steve that is fabulous.. don’t have FB myself but have seen folks post on the stats. cool!

    David Archuleta Retweeted
    mjsbigblog ‏@mjsbigblog Nov 17
    #AmericanIdol’s @DavidArchie takes a walk in the woods in new “Numb” Music Video

    http://www.mjsbigblog.com/american-idols-david-archuleta-drops-numb-music-video.htm

    • Ali says:

      Saw that David’s twitter account retweeted the American Idol and Billboard tweets about Numb as well. I suspect that was Gina since she retweeted them on her account at the same time. Good for her getting the promo out there!

  14. kimk says:

    David Archuleta FOD ‏@FODFansofDavid 2h2 hours ago
    Going to the @DavidArchie show 11-28 in Indy? It’s the last day to make your res. at the group rate 317-290-1212 “Archuleta Christmas Show”

    snowangelzz ‏@TheSnowAngelz 2h2 hours ago
    Let’s get those views up! David Archuleta Numb playlist => https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnIA6Rl9tbrPTdnCySpGuKxhMli-UThoY … via @YouTube

  15. kimk says:

    Sonofagun ☄ ‏@smimthawn 12m12 minutes ago
    @kariontour @DavidArchie hello hope the two of ya liked my sketch. ox from Davao City, Philippines -Sonora

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CxzzWEOUQAAJFnl.jpg

  16. kimk says:

    gillian holte ‏@Gillybeanh 23m23 minutes ago
    Work sucks until David Archuleta comes on.

    Nick Orbe ‏@nick_orbe 1h1 hour ago
    Loving @DavidArchie ‘s new video. Great song.
    https://youtu.be/S_CSviGy74s

  17. Kiwi88 says:

    I got tickets to see David in Costa Mesa OMG can’t believe he’s finally coming to SoCal!!! I haven’t seen him since the Grove light years ago!!!

  18. Ali says:

    Only 12 tickets left to the Mesa show, all single seats scattered around. That one should sell out soon.

  19. kimk says:

    Patty-Ann ‏@pabuckie 4m4 minutes ago
    View Blog Post https://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/david-archuleta-brought-smiles-patients-network-hospital/

    😀

    Ali promo FTW!!!

  20. kimk says:

    CMN Hospitals ‏@CMNHospitals 42m42 minutes ago
    Big thanks to CMN Hospitals supporter and #MiracleKid smile maker @DavidArchie for visiting @VUMCchildren! http://cmnh.co/eH

  21. kimk says:

    woo hoo over 165K!!! 🙂

    David Archuleta – Numb (Official Music Video)

    https://youtu.be/S_CSviGy74s

  22. Jani says:

    Pastel, thank you for this fabulous post! I love Bobby James’s interview! I knew I liked him when I saw him in David’s FB live. He seems like a fun guy – and a versatile and talented musician! I love what he said about the good chemistry between David and the band members. And he likes the Archuband name! 🙂

    So one week from this moment I’ll be seeing David in Indy!! Can hardly believe it. (And I wish every Archie here could come with.) I’m traveling with a friend who loves D, but has never seen him live, so that will be fun, too. Trying to settle down and get ready for Thanksgiving, and not let on how excited I am for this concert, haha.

    I think I need to take David some food….something really fattening. As much as that guy likes to eat, he doesn’t do enough of it! Whoever said he needs a girl to cook for him, I agree. He must burn off a gazillion calories in his concerts alone….and he doesn’t have an ounce of fat to burn. He probably eats pretty healthy, which is good, but, hmmmm……..what can I bring??? This is all really important stuff

    Oinkiers, it just warms my heart that you will get to go to this concert. What a wonderful gift! David and Christmas music will be healing, and peaceful, fun and uplifting. I really hope we can meet…..maybe at the fan lunch? I’m just so happy you get to do this! 🙂

    Thanks to all who bring things over here. I love reading all the positive comments about Numb. It’s a great song, and David clearly feels good about. That alone makes me happy. Night all!

    Well, I’m done rambling for the night.

  23. Oinkiers says:

    Thank you Jani! I am very excited. I haven’t had a chance to take to my sister and mom about the fan lunch. But yes that would be great to meet you. It would be great to meet all of you!!

  24. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Loved the article about Bobby James….He seems like such a talented and fun musician…impressed with his stay at Berklee School of Music…….So excited for everyone getting to go to one of the Christmas concerts coming up…..Hope we get lots of pics and videos from the concerts for those of us who can’t be there……Still holding out hope for East coast concerts when the album comes out…..If Numb is getting this much hype….just think what hype the album will generate!!!!!! Miss Vicki

  25. Ali says:

    David posted a ton of IG story videos tonight while watching The Voice. Too funny. Seemed like he was having a good time! Check out @DavidUniverse on twitter if you don’t have the IG app to watch them.

    • Alwaysafan says:

      Awesome! There is a 30 second sample, and it sounds so soft and sweet, you can preorder it now and it says it will be out Dec 8 🙂

  26. Alwaysafan says:

    Wow that was a lot of Instagram stories, kinda of like watching the voice with him! Glad to see he is home and spending time with his family:)

  27. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning guys! A TERRIFIC Tuesday to all! 🙂

    FUN IG from David last night! Like watching the Voice with him! Even TV snacking! A cameo by Natsu too! He sure seems comfortable using social media of late….YAY!

    Preordered My Little Prayer. Can’t wait to hear the studio version! He sure has a lot going on! LUVKU FANS! 🙂

    Nana patrol and early work today! ENJOY your day guys! 🙂

  28. kimk says:

    good morning folks!!

    loved the IG messages!! 😀

  29. kimk says:

    loved the 30 second clip of My Little Prayer too!!!!!

    • VaBeachArchie says:

      Thanks Pastel! Heading there now! 🙂 🙂

      • kimk says:

        thanks Pastel!!

        omgosh David is just way too adorable!!

        Brett Aiello ‏@BrettAiello 19m19 minutes ago
        I have two tickets to David Archuleta’s Christmas Concert for Monday, Nov 28th in Indianapolis. Message me if interested! #davidarchuleta

        Sarah Workman ‏@saraheworkman 21m21 minutes ago
        I still think David Archuleta should have won American Idol.

  30. kimk says:

    Angela Archuleta ‏@WarbyAngela 1h1 hour ago
    Sorry for that line it was loading while I did that! Haha anyway he is so funny!! @DavidArchie is sooo cute!! I have a route haha
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cx4LFc5VQAA8c9V.jpg

    steph ‏@stephalexlim 2h2 hours ago
    Am I the only one who wants @DavidArchie to cover an Alicia Keys song after all of the commentary from this morning? Because he’d kill it

  31. kimk says:

    ok.. the commentary.. that face.. but man I am freakin out over his speaking voice!! I mean he has gone Scotty on us!!! WHEN DID THIS ALL HAPPEN!!

    ha loved ALL those 43 IG stories thanks for the vid!!

  32. kimk says:

    rhiminee ‏@rhiminee 14m14 minutes ago
    #Nowplaying @DavidArchie’s Numb – currently at number 122 on the @Billboard @Twitter Last 24 Hours chart http://realtime.billboard.com/positionlink/?chart=last24hours&hash=MXoACIu4AAAAAFg0gMQypxAyuOgY_HRAA

    • Ali says:

      Thanks for sharing this Kim! This is a really cool Billboard chart that I did not know much about. I checked out the link included and it has a FAQ page telling you now to move a song/artist up the chart:

      -What activity do the Billboard Twitter Real-Time charts measure?
      Each of the charts rank the most emergent songs that are being shared on Twitter in the U.S.

      -How are songs shared and/or mentioned on Twitter?
      Song shares are tracked and incorporated into the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts by:
      * the use of, or the inclusion, of a link to the song via music listening platforms, such as Spotify, Vevo and iTunes.
      * the use of various track sharing notations, such as the hashtags “#nowplaying” or “#np,” along with song/artist name.
      * the use of various terms associated with the song and song playing, such as “music,” “song,” “track,” “listen.”

      http://www.billboard.com/billboard-twitter-chart-faq

    • Ali says:

      They even include some example tweets on that page to show what has a good chance of moving up the chart. For David this would be a good one:

      Listening to the new @DavidArchie song Numb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_CSviGy74s love this track! #np #newmusic

    • Mari says:

      It’s #116 now!!!

  33. Beth, Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Hello Everyone! Stopping by to wish y’all a Fabulous Tuesday 😀

    LOVE the cover art for My Little Prayer, also love the clip. Love that
    little song 😀

    Question: Haven’t ordered anything on Amazon. With songs, if you
    pre-order then receive on the day when it comes out, where does it go?
    To your ITunes account? Sorry, not the most techy person to ever walk
    the planet 🙄 I will check back later for any response 😀

    Going to watch the video of his Instagram adventure last night, soon as I
    get the chance. The video is appreciated.

    Gotta go, Take Care All, TTYL! 😀

  34. kimk says:

    0 replies 2 retweets 10 likes

    More
    Patty-Ann ‏@pabuckie 2m2 minutes ago
    DA FANS: click on link and tweet numb from there to get his song to #1

    http://realtime.billboard.com/?chart=last24hours

    GO Archies GO!!!

  35. kimk says:

    lol yup

    Kenzie Hughes ‏@kenzie_hughes14 29m29 minutes ago
    Let’s not kid ourselves, America started going down hill when David Cook won American Idol and not David Archuleta.

  36. kimk says:

    eek!!

    Patty-Ann ‏@pabuckie 1m1 minute ago
    omg his pic appeared at the top (for the last 30 min. shakers) lol

    http://realtime.billboard.com/?chart=last24hours

    David is up there!! 🙂

  37. kimk says:

    snowangelzz ‏@TheSnowAngelz 3m3 minutes ago
    NEW on SAz: This @DavidArchie guy…. =>
    https://snowangelzz.com/2016/11/21/this-guy/

    ha think they are new #BOOTZ #TOSOD

  38. Ali says:

    Seeing lots of tweets from people sharing that billboard link. I think they need to be tweeting a link to David song though, not to the chart.

  39. Ali says:

    According to that FAQ page I read it said include a link to the song on a streaming service (such as youtube, iTunes or Spotify) and the song & artist name. Here’s the example tweet I posted above:

    Listening to the new @DavidArchie track Numb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_CSviGy74s love this song! #np #newmusic

  40. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Hmmm, when I click on the My Little Prayer Amazon link, there’s not a place to pre-order, only to listen to a 30 second clip of it.

  41. kimk says:

    lol!!

    Liz-Mag ‏@liz_mag3 44m44 minutes ago
    I think we broke it! LOL … LOL

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cx5GSm6VQAAk0lN.jpg

  42. kimk says:

    kind of think the word is getting out.. also think when David pops up things happen those 43 IGs were golden!

    David Archuleta – Numb (Official Music Video)

    https://youtu.be/S_CSviGy74s

    OVER 201K!!

  43. kimk says:

    Beth don’t think you can preorder on itunes? Amazon probably.. they send you an email and as I recall you click on the link they provide.

  44. nora says:

    Doe anybody know if My Little Prayer will eventually be on I tunes, don’t have an account on Amazon.

  45. kimk says:

    nora hey it says Dec 8 so maybe late around 10 pm Dec 7 on itunes?

  46. kimk says:

    MarthaPB ‏@mlpb3 23s23 seconds ago
    #Numb by @DavidArchie #16 currently on the Amazon Singers/Songwriters Chart. #Nowplaying #music #NewMusic #newsong #charts

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cx6Ck8NVEAAFKB0.jpg

  47. kimk says:

    Patty-Ann ‏@pabuckie 3m3 minutes ago
    Yayyy! made it to 100!!
    http://realtime.billboard.com/?chart=last24hours

  48. kimk says:

    Patty-Ann ‏@pabuckie 1m1 minute ago
    His pic is at top!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cx6KoV8WEAAc05O.jpg

  49. kimk says:

    new IG messages cute too..

    David Archuleta Fans ‏@DavidUniverse 2m2 minutes ago
    Screencaps from Uncle @DavidArchie IG stories High fives for her uncle She’s growing up so quickly @FODFansofDavid
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cx6NnALUsAAmYSE.jpg

  50. GrammyJ says:

    I really loved David’s Instagram story last night about most of the contestants on The Voice. It really was a hoot! David is just full of surprises lately. I hope he keeps sharing on social media. He really is unique, open and honest. I love that fans are sharing the link to “Numb” to get it moving on the Billboard chart. David really does still have terrific fans.

  51. kimk says:

    omg #90!! 🙂

    Maureen ‏@Maureen_abms 56s57 seconds ago
    #Nowplaying @DavidArchie’s Numb – currently at number 90 on the @Billboard @Twitter Last 24 Hours chart http://realtime.billboard.com/positionlink/?chart=last24hours&hash=MVoACIu4AAAAAFg09yk7XGQb3YGzYh88Q

  52. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Wow…I missed a lot in the last 24 hours…..love David’s instagram story on The Voice….kimk…..he has gone all Scotty on us….deep voice and all….You really notice it when he is doing these videos for us…..Don’t quite get the gist of his “route”……is he just grazing in the kitchen going back and forth between eating, watching The Voice and Katsu……Love their cat……Bet mama Lupe is glad to have her boy home for the Holiday……Glad to see positive movement for Numb on Billboard…….Miss Vicki

  53. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    #90……Let’s get it to #1!!!!!! Miss Vicki

  54. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Also just love the simplistic photo of him sitting in the church pew for My Little Prayer…..it’s simple yet powerful…….Miss Vicki

  55. angelbymyside says:

    David has a few more IG stories from tonight…concert rehearsal. Sorry but I don’t know how to bring them over.

  56. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    He really is getting back into the swing of things doing the videos for us…….Seems like he has healed quited a bit……and he looks happy…..Just hope mama Lupe can put some meat on those bones….he’s a bean pole……Miss Vicki

  57. Jani says:

    This guy. Gotta love him. 🙂

  58. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning guys! A WONDERFUL Wednesday to all!

    FUN seeing David doing so many IG stories! Sharing not only career moments but also personal ones! LUCKY FANS! 🙂

    Packed and ready to share our Thanksgiving with family and friends! Even a previous student and cheerleader! Too bad I have to come back on Friday …have to work! Sandbridge here we come! 🙂

    ENJOY your day! Have some cooking to do ……so better get at it!

  59. kimk says:

    good morning folks! eek!!

    Miss Vicki omgosh ha yeah those IG messages his voice ha he darn grew up into a boy man! lol.
    yeah bean pole.. why I said he needs someone around to fatten him up some his momma being so far away no chicken and rice unless he heads out to a restaurant. I love all of this and ha I haven’t even seen him live yet again!!!

    Fly FM ‏@FlyFM958 3h3 hours ago
    Who remembers David Archuleta?? Well, he’s back! The singer recently debuted his latest single, “Numb”! Like it??

    David Archuleta – Numb (Official Music Video)
    https://youtu.be/S_CSviGy74s
    OVER 217K views now fabulous!
    0 replies 29 retweets 15 likes
    Reply Retweeted 29

    Malaysia!!

  60. kimk says:

    Queenielyn ‏@QueenieDahilan 38s38 seconds ago
    When all @DavidArchie fans work together to get moving up the top chart is just amazing! <3

    omgosh #78 NOW!! 😀
    GO ARCHIES GO!!
    lol David's twitter timeline is all about Archie spam for Numb.. lol for the most part anyway Archies are all about supporting David!!! 🙂

    Retro Awards ‏@RetroAwards 25s26 seconds ago
    #Nowplaying @DavidArchie's Numb – currently at number 78 on the @Billboard @Twitter Last 24 Hours chart http://realtime.billboard.com/positionlink/?chart=last24hours&hash=MU4ACIu4AAAAAFg1kBMziprzNdwcsEAXg … …
    0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes

  61. kimk says:

    Judy good morning have a fabulous Thanksgiving with family.. lol eat drink and be merry! off to Joann’s this morning hugs shopping discounts already off to buy fur! 🙂

    don’t know how to bring the short clips over either sorry but if you go to this person’s twitter they have it there!! huge David fan!! 😀

    David Archuleta Fans ‏@DavidUniverse 11h11 hours ago
    @DavidArchie (IG story) Christmas Rehearsals @NathanPacheco and the Archu-band are in the house @FODFansofDavid whoo hoo!

    Happy Thanksgiving all wishing all the best holiday!!!

    • VaBeachArchie says:

      Waving hello! Just finished some Pumpkin Streusel Muffins for breakfast /brunch. LOTS of kids, dogs and people. Definitely WILL eat, drink and be MERRY! ENJOY your Thanksgiving my friend! 🙂

  62. kimk says:

    Sarah ‏@Iotas_flower 6h6 hours ago Pleasanton, TX
    Omg a David Archuleta song just came on in this IHOP it’s too lit

    David Archuleta Fans ‏@DavidUniverse 8m8 minutes ago
    @DavidArchie @FODFansofDavid @kimak @erlindita @archie_india @GwenPo @BelieveDA2016 @pabuckie Happy Wednesday Archies
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cx8qvvZUoAAauxu.jpg

  63. Alwaysafan says:

    David is such a nut, he posted two instagram stories showing his sisters cat light and her cat! I think he’s really liking those stories:)

  64. kimk says:

    Alwaysafan ha just came to say that too.. loving this! wish I knew how to bring it over

  65. kimk says:

    Judy ha wants!!

    Kami Starnes ‏@KamiStarnes 12m12 minutes ago
    Coming to Indianapolis!! David Archuleta in concert! Tickets at http://davidarchuleta.com @DavidArchie

  66. kimk says:

    Sarah ‏@sarah_schumann_ 1h1 hour ago
    David Archuleta came out with a new song
    Brb crying

    hey.. was in Michael’s today thought I was hearing things but nope went where I could hear better.. THEY WERE PLAYING DAVID’S DON’T LET GO!! 😀

  67. kimk says:

    KathyChicago ‏@KathyChicago 36m36 minutes ago
    Nathan rehearsing for his Christmas tour with David Archuleta. http://fb.me/TSj9zPIw

  68. kimk says:

    Marie Osmond and 53 others Retweeted
    David ArchuletaVerified account ‏@DavidArchie Nov 17
    David Archuleta – Numb (Official Music Video): http://youtu.be/S_CSviGy74s?a via @YouTube

    Marie didn’t say it was great or anything but at least she RT’d it.. I mean least some friend of his showed up.

  69. kimk says:

    David Archuleta Fans ‏@DavidUniverse 6s6 seconds ago
    @DavidArchie
    So cool! @FODFansofDavid

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cx-lOHKUoAAGnYs.jpg

  70. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Does anybody know how to get to the DeJong concert Hall on the BYU campus for David’s concert? I need to know where to park too. I’ve looked at directions in a few different places and they all say something different. One says to go up behind the campus to find the road that leads to it and park there. Another says to turn before the bridges and park in the lot near the library. A third says to go to the visitor’s parking after the two bridges on Bulldog Blvd and it’s by the Art Museum and that I can’t get to the place of the first directions I found because of construction. Help!! Because of my bad legs and feet, I can’t park far away. I can’t walk far without being in pain. Where’s the best place to go?

  71. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Is anybody planning a get together with fans before the concert on Saturday at BYU? Except for Los Hermanos, Wendy’s and McDonald’s (near BYU), I don’t know any other restaurants. South Provo there are a few different restaurants close to the Provo Towne Center Mall, and inside the mall. There are quite a few restaurants at the River Bottoms in Provo (up University a little ways, but not far) and at the University Mall in Orem. Oh and there are other restaurants along University Avenue but I’m not remembering names.

  72. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Love all these instagram stories David has been sharing lately….Just love little Violetta….He is such a cool uncle…..Hope David and his family have a blast tomorrow….and in case I don’t post tomorrow…I hope everyone here at FOD has an AMAZING Thanksgiving…..It’a a bittersweet one for me tomorrow….the first major holiday that my only child, my son, will be with his girlfriend and her family for Thanksgiving in another town far far away……Since my other family are off visiting relatives in far off places, we are taking my mom to a fabulous Thanksgiving feast at The Lodge in Williamsburg, VA…….Hope everyone gets to spend quality time with family tomorrow…..HAPPY THANKSGIVING………Miss Vicki

  73. Jani says:

    Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I feel blessed and grateful for many, many things this year, and hope you all do, too. It’s such a pleasure being a fan of this wonderful, sometimes whacky, young man, and getting meet many of you. Thankful, too for our three Mods and all they do.

    I’ll have a house full tomorrow, but none of them my own kids, lol. Miss Vicki, I’m sure your mother is so grateful for your time with her, but I know what you mean about having to share our kids when girlfriends and spouses come in to the picture. It’s kind of hard! I hope your day is more sweet than bitter. At least you don’t have to cook! 😉 Hugs!

    I hope David has a great time with his family tomorrow and hope he eats a ton! 🙂

  74. kimk says:

    Happy Thanksgiving folks!!

    Franz Daniel ‏@franzdaniel18 2h2 hours ago
    @DavidArchie I’ve been looking for this one, and finally found it at Astroplus MOA. Gonna add this to my collection.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CyBOK7SUcAEzY4Z.jpg

  75. kimk says:

    Mark Anthony ‏@Mark122588 16m16 minutes ago
    @DavidArchie THANK U for making music that speaks to me ! You have given me hope and faith many times to go on.

    David Archuleta – Numb (Official Music Video)

    OVER 235K VIEWS!

    https://youtu.be/S_CSviGy74s

    let’s make it to 250K!!!!

  76. kimk says:

    IG @kalimayabhaskara ‏@KalimayaBaskara 5h5 hours ago
    #NA Thinking About You by @HARDWELL ft @jaysean // Numb by @DavidArchie on #R12KBFM

    Becky ‏@BeccaCalifornia 7h7 hours ago
    Becky Retweeted Michiko Kakutani
    LOOK @DavidArchie its POKEMON BALLOONS!!

    Michiko KakutaniVerified account
    ‏@michikokakutani

    Inflating Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons on NYC’s Upper West Side – annual night-before ritual.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cx_-SskXEAAfJmc.jpg

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