read Bleu’s long bio here: http://www.bleutopia.com/bio/
Bleu, a graduate of Berklee College Of Music, is a songwriter/producer, singer and performer currently living in Los Angeles, California. He started out his career as an artist, making his debut with Columbia Records in 2001 and touring internationally with acts such as John Mayer, Train, Switchfoot, and Hanson. Early successes included a featured track on the platinum selling Spider-man soundtrack as well as being included in NPR’s Top Ten Records of the Year. In 2004 Bleu began to focus more on his songwriting and producing for other artists which has lead to a string of cuts with artists like Demi Lovato, Hanson, Jon McLaughlin, Daniel Powter and includes gold and platinum records with artists such as the Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez, Boys Like Girls, and more. He continues to tour, play house concerts and release records, and was named Kickstarter’s “Best Music Project 2010” for his acclaimed fan fundraising campaign for his 2010 release – FOUR which has been critically admired by the LA Weekly, Sunday Times UK, The Huffington Post and American Songwriter. FOUR also received the award for Best Pop Album in the 2011 Independent Music Awards.
In 2012, Bleu has landed songwriter and producer album cuts with major label artists Tristan Prettyman, Chris Mann, Meat Loaf and Melanie Amaro as well as full EPs with indie bands Windsor Drive, Mike Taylor and more. The critically admired sophomore CD from Air Traffic Controller, released in June, was produced by Bleu.
His songwriting and producing has landed syncs this year on MTV, ABC Family, TBS, as well as penning an original song for ABC’s hit TV show Happy Endings. Bleu won an ASCAP Plus award for his achievements in songwriting, spoke on a panel at SXSW on fan funding, toured Japan for his CD “FOUR,” and released a B-sides interim album on vinyl.
In 2013, Bleu has been asked to present at the Macworld/iWorld Conference in San Francisco in January (how musicians and producers use their Macs). “To Hell With You” will be Bleu’s 5th studio record and is expected during Spring of 2013.
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