David Archuleta ~ Weekend Update: Insta Story – Vocal Therapy, Phils Tix Selling Like Hotcakes! Worcester, MA TOFW & Kamas, UT Up Next! Brady Bills Interview, Fun Finds!

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Working Out

– Screen cap IG – David & Dean Kaelin

What does it take to keep that golden voice in shape? PRACTICE – lots and lots of practice! David shared his vocal workout with us on InstaStory – introducing his vocal coach of 13 years, Dean Kaelin.

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Our hearts go out to our Archies, family and friends who have been affected by the recent natural disasters. Fires on the West Coast, Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida and the devastating earthquake in Mexico. You are all in our thoughts and prayers – stay safe.

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My Kind of Therapy

Another fabulous InstaStory  giving us a peek into David’s world – this time, he introduces us to Dean Kaelin, his vocal coach of 13 years – the coach responsible for helping David to continue singing, despite a partially paralyzed vocal cord. If you’ve read Chords of Strength, you may already be familiar with this story.

Now listen as David goes through some vocal exercises – it takes a lot of work to keep that golden voice in perfect form!

Thanks to Joanie/Suttygal for capturing the IG Story on vid to share with everyone!

For those who don’t have Instagram, here’s the vid on You Tube:

David makes a small typo, and in true David form, he goes back and corrects it! Always precise and accurate!

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Phils Tix Selling Like Hotcakes!

Tix started selling fast and furious on September 8th, as Pinoy fans rushed to secure their seats in the Kia Theater for David’s concert on October 20th. Many have been saving up for 5 years – and they were eager to dive into their concert funds piggy banks to purchase their golden ticket!

– Click for Tix

Looks like professional cameras and video recording equipment are prohibited – hope cell phone vids and pics are allowed!

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Upcoming Events

Worcester, MA TOFW 09/15 & 16

– Click for TIX

David is scheduled SIX TIMES on the program! He’s scheduled to close out the day – hopefully it’s a 20 minute concert! Everyone who’s going, have fun and send pics and vids if you can! Let us know if there’s a signing – there is traditionally a signing at TOFW events, but we haven’t seen one advertised yet. Let us know if you see info on a signing opportunity.

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Kamas, UT – DeJoria Center 09/23/17

– Click for TIX

– Click for TIX

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Brady Bills’ Interview

– click to read

As told to Lindsey Williams

I started playing violin when I was a kid. It was awkward to hold under my chin, so when I was 4 or 5 I practiced with the violin in my lap. After seeing that, my mom decided I should try guitar lessons instead.

My first real paying gig was when I was 8 at the Provo Country Club. I was playing Christmas tunes, and a man dropped $50 in my case. He planted the bug that people could pay me to play.

There’s a small community of musicians in Utah, so everyone pretty much knows everyone. David Archuleta’s music director at the time, Kendra Lowe, called me and asked if I’d be interested in a one-off gig where I would get off the airplane and play one show to see how it goes.

After that, they kept me in the band.

Now I’m the guitarist and music director for David. A music director makes sure the band is tight and translates from the vocalist to the band. Sometimes the singer will say something like, “I want this to sound like an organic heartbeat.” So as a music director you have to translate that to play the bass drum softer on beats two and four or less synthesized.

Working with David is awesome. He’s not faking it. He is that nice, honest and real. He’s a great boss to work with and a great singer. Holy cow — his pitch is insane. I don’t think I’ve played with a singer who is that in-tune all the time. He’s very connected with the music in a physical sense. If he’s dancing you know it’s working out. If he’s not dancing something has got to change.

“I want to sound like a piano on the guitar because the piano is warm, full and in-tune.” — Brady Bills, Guitarist for David Archuleta

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Fun Finds

– This great photoshopped pic sure fooled us!!

I’m totally renaming my Orion & Leo playlist OREO! Thanks for the great idea Astrid!

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It’s been a great week for ArchuExcitement and as we count down to the release of Postcards in the Sky, we can look forward to pics and vids from the Worcester, MA TOFW event and the Kamas concert – probably the first show to feature live songs from Leo!

Stay tuned next week for lots of amazing David news from Pastel!

Closing this post with continued prayers for everyone affected by the recent natural disasters – you are all in our thoughts – stay safe!

Things Are Gonna Get Better (credit: thop 1984)

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14 Responses to David Archuleta ~ Weekend Update: Insta Story – Vocal Therapy, Phils Tix Selling Like Hotcakes! Worcester, MA TOFW & Kamas, UT Up Next! Brady Bills Interview, Fun Finds!

  1. kimk says:

    good morning folks!

    still at home here in Jax has anyone heard from Ray yet?
    we have a hotel in Charlotte but thinking we may cancel it it is already windy here. know folks who went to Tampa Bay etc and now they are in the crosshairs. yikes. from the look of it Key West is now getting slammed with Miami getting swamped!! think I read David’s Grandpa is hunkered down in Miami prayers for us all. pretty stormy here already I hope to miss most of it but will take care to hunker down if things get crazy.

    thanks for the new thread looks like there will be a lot of David soon with the TOFW event hope for vids. I love love seeing all the tweets from folks going to see David in Manila!! 🙂

  2. VaBeachJudy says:

    Good morning guys! 🙂

    Prayers for safety for all in Irma’s path! Thinking of you kimk!

    Kalei, thanks for the Weekend Update post! David’s VOICE is so AMAZING! He works hard to keep it that way! LOVE all the hoopla going on in the Philippines following the concert and start of ticket sales! Hope to see SOLD OUT! 🙂

  3. ray says:

    hi all, I am all ready for the storm, lots of gas for the generator,water and food stock up, just waiteing.ann was evauated from the nurseing home sat. she is doeing fine still knows me when I go to see her every day,at lunch and dinner.every wed. a lady from sewden come and plays music for them.all the oldies,boy its rough at home without her to talk to even though she didn’t understand what I was saying,well that’s all take care everyone.

  4. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Praying for you kimk, ray and everyone else in Irma’s path…..Ray….sounds like you have a hard road ahead of you with your wife in the nursing home….I work in a retirement community in the Memory Support area for dementia…and I know it is harder on the families than the residents……….Hope your wife is safe where ever they evacuated her to… The staff at our facility has set up a fund to go directly to help the elderly affected by Harvey….and now I guess Irma too……Hang in there…..Miss Vicki

  5. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Love David’s vocal work out….even when he is just workin’ out his voice is unreal!!!! Love the article about Brady Bills…..everyone loves David and can’t say enough good things about him….Looks like David surrounds himself with great peeps too…..Wow those fans in the Philippines are SO EXCITED!!! Bet he does sing Forevermore and Nandito Ako….Would love to hear him sing those songs again….Hope we get videos from that concert……..Bet the fans will meet him at the airport and give him a Beatles kind of reception there!!!! Omar…where in the heck is that Billboard with David plastered all over it!!!! I’d drive off the side of the road and cause an accident if I saw that!!!! Ha Ha Ha……Miss Vicki

    • GrammyJ says:

      Omar photoshopped that billboard so unfortunately it doesn’t exist. I remember when David was on a big billboard in the Philippines and he had a vlog showing him standing by it.

  6. Miss Vicki DA #2014 says:

    GrammyJ….ok…Omar got me…..ha ha ha….I remember that too GrammyJ…….Miss Vicki

  7. Praying for those in Irma’s way! Please take care & be safe. Wow! David going to be one busy guy!! lol be it!!!!

  8. VaBeachJudy says:

    Good morning guys! 🙂

    Thinking of kimk and all that are dealing with hurricane Irma! Stay safe!

    Nana patrol! Sure is dark at this time of morning! 🙂

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

    Hello Everyone!
    Stopping by to wish y’all a Marvelous Monday 😀

    Hello Kim & Ray! Hope you are safe & sound, Thinking about
    you guys, Take Care!

    Ray, I’m sorry that your wife can’t be at home with you, but it sounds
    like she’s being well taken care of. I know it must be incredibly difficult
    for her & for you. She is lucky to have you <3

    Gotta go, Take Care All, TTYL! 😀

  10. GrammyJ says:

    Praying for Kimk. Looks like Jacksonville is getting slammed with rain. Hoping their won’t be any damage to her home. We’ve had flooding in the past in my area. It is very destructive and takes years to fully recover. David’s song ” Things are Gonna Get Better” applies.

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