West Hartford CT resident and WINNER OF NBC'S THE VOICE!
Described by Rolling Stone as “pure-toned tenor voice, sitting cozily between an old-fashion soul croon and a Mayer-Mraz style sensitive-dude”, Javier Colon (winner of NBC’s ‘The Voice’) has been igniting a worldwide buzz while touring across the nation. The release of his debut Universal Republic album Come Through For You has allowed Javier to showcase his songwriting; he describes one of his favorite songs OK, Here’s The Truth as an opportunity to reveal his inner thoughts. With a fresh take on pop, soul, and acoustic music, Javier Colon is destined to capture the attention of America.
Since the release of his debut Universal Republic album, Come Through For You, Javier has been igniting a worldwide buzz while touring across the nation in support of his album. The New York Times hailed, “the album stays kindly, polished and simpering all the way through…Mr. Colon’s skill as singer and songwriter is obvious.” Javier’s instinctive humility, down-to-earth persona, soulful voice and arousing command of his guitar, instantly hypnotize music lovers of all genres, and resulted in a loyal following of legions of devoted fans. With a fresh take on pop, soul, and acoustic music, Javier's journey started this year with the release of this album.
"I approached this album from a singer-songwriter’s perspective, and try to infuse soul into that style,” Javier states. “I hope as people listen to the album that they’ll experience my journey, the trials and tribulations, and know that we’ve made it through together. It's definitely important that my music move people."
Like many of the great performers before him, Javier’s musical journey didn’t happen overnight. He found a wide audience (more than 13 million viewers) with his victory as winner during the inaugural season of NBC’s “The Voice,” one of the most successful new televised talent shows of 2011. Debuting his original song “Stitch By Stitch” on “The Voice,” Javier set himself apart from his peers and connected with the studio and viewing audiences. The song not only won him the title, but also became something of a phenomenon. During the first week of its digital release, the song exceeded sales of 145,000 and peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Prior to his gaming-changing win on “The Voice,” Javier toured with the Derek Trucks Band for two years before releasing Javier (2003) and Left of Center (2006) via Capital Records. Both releases illustrated a daring creativity that expanded beyond the confines of pop music, while still retaining an undeniable sense of melody. After a split from Capital, Javier released The Truth – Acoustic EP on his own label Javier Colón Music in 2010. He had already begun to standout as he fashioned the foundation for his self-proclaimed “acoustic soul” style.
Javier grew up with music all around him. His father was a DJ at a local radio station in Connecticut, and fiery sounds of Latin music filled the confines of his home. He later found musical influences not only in Latin music, but also in artists such as Sam Cook, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, James Taylor, James Brown, Jodi Mitchell and more recently John Mayer.
Today, the husband and father of two little girls continue to ensure musical influences fill his life and home. Javier keeps his wife and two daughters close to his heart at all times, often writing about them. “I connect emotionally to all the songs I write, especially those that have to do with my wife and little girls,” he explains. “As a result, music can happen at any time. I’ve had instances where I’ll wake up in the middle of the night with two full verses of lyrics. That’s what I hope people will connect to.”
Javier continues to tour internationally while working on his new music and spending quality time with his family in West Hartford, CT.
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