David Archuleta, Florida's sensational pop artist is bringing his signature sounds to the Historic Hawaii Theater!
David James Archuleta was born in Miami in 1990 and is a singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist (piano, keyboards, and guitar), and actor. He was introduced to music at an early age by his parents (his mother was a salsa singer/dancer and his father, a jazz musician) and he made his performance debut at a Utah Talent Competition when he was just 10 years old.
His breakthrough came in 2008 when he took second place on the 7th season of American Idol and he released his debut single shortly thereafter. While his musical style can be broadly classified as pop, it's best described as a blend of pop rock (a genre that originated in the 1950s, influenced by the beat, arrangements, and style of rock and roll but with a greater emphasis on professional songwriting and recording craft), soul, and contemporary R&B (a genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, soul, funk, pop, hip hop, and dance). He cites Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Kirk Franklin, Bryan Adams, Elliott Yamin, John Mayer, and Sara Bareilles as some of his influences. He’s had a stellar career with 6 studio albums, live albums, 1 compilation album, 6 extended plays, 19 singles, 15 music videos, and 1 video album. Don’t miss your chance to see this artist add a unique touch to pop music!