André West, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is a 17-year-old up and coming recording artist from Provo, Utah. His genre of music includes Pop, Electro-Dance, and Alternative.
He is a former student of the Debra Bonner Vocal Studios. He also studied performance training, songwriting and vocal instruction at Hollywood Launch Utah, a triple threat talent development company with a program designed to take beginning singers and entertainers to professional level artists to the next step in their development. In addition to working with one of America’s leading voice teachers, Debra Bonner, he was also trained by world-class vocal instructor, Seth Riggs, who has trained such top performers as Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Julio Iglesias, David Archuleta, Ricky Martin, Jesse McCartney, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Barbara Streisand, Anita Baker, and Michael Jackson, to name but a few.
According to ReverbNation, he sounds like Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga, and Stromae. The electro-dance, French rapper has performed sold out shows at such venues as the Covey Center for the Arts, SCERA Theater, Rock Canyon Studios, and at several Utah festivals. In 2013, he appeared on ABC’s “A Musical Christmas” along with several other artists.
In October 2014, while on a music trip in Los Angeles, California, he joined with Remi Peatross, Ryan Black, and Dallin McKinney to form the promising boy band “Mile High Drive” with Debra Bonner as the group’s manager. In February 2015, the band took first place in Utah’s Vocal Sport Competition at the Covey Center for the Arts. The following summer, they received the award for Top Performance at the 2015 Hollywood Launch Awards Gala. The band made its mark with a total of 18 summer concerts and an original EP called “Neverland” which was released on 23 January 2016 and is available for purchase on iTunes. The band also worked with Nickelodeon producer, Mauli B., on their unique cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood‘.
André was a member of the LDS Genesis Gospel Choir. He recently made the decision to move to Los Angeles to pursue his career in music in acting. Some of his music tracks can be found on his Sound Cloud page. He has stated, “I just want my fans to know that it is okay to be different. You don’t need anyone’s approval to be an artist. You don’t need money or a contract. Take your canvas and do what you do best.”
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The name André West may not be familiar to some people, but it is bound to be known to a lot more people before long. André is a promising recording artist originally from Provo, Utah. He is an electro-dance, French rapper who has performed with sold-out shows in...