While I performed in Houston with a now-defunct band called Tru Sol, I loved to hear the melacholy pop sounds of Arthur Yoria in all of its manifestations. The guy’s won several awards from the Houston Press and recieved international attention as well. Here’s a quick intro from his website.
Whether it’s with his seasoned 4-piece band or with his “solo-electro” act in which Arthur showcases his mastery of guitar, vocal and beat looping, the live shows have been known to captivate even the most jaded of venue patrons. He’s toured the U.S. and South America as well as the U.K. playing on stages such as the Knitting Factory in L.A., Sin-e’ and CBGBs in NYC and the world-famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. In addition, Arthur has had songs placed on the hit Fox tv show, the OC, the Fellicity DVD collection, various MTV shows, the National Lampoon film, Adam & Eve and has had songs featured in both Arizona Jeans and Domino’s Pizza ad campaigns.
Now you can help him choose the songs for his next CD project. Go to www.arthuryoria.com and download the songs for free then email Arthur letting him know how you liked the song. It’s pop music in the making and you can help. Hurry, because you have until October 5th, 2008, to access the songs and put your vote in.