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John Stevens Band Releases A New Music Video For “Intoxicated”


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Remember my man, John Stevens, from American Idol Season 3? Oh my how I loved this kid and his retro style and substance.

Well, guess what? He is back and all grown up and, after watching this video below, I love him even more.

And, his hair is still red! Always loved the red hair – it sets him apart from the rest of the pack.

This guy can really sing. His voice is immediately identifiable and his style is truly his own. Very shy, charming and endearing – almost playful.

“Intoxicated” was written by John Stevens and it is a catchy, toe-tapping, “put a smile on your face” kind of song that resonates long after the song is over.

In addition, John has surrounded himself with a stellar orchestra – The John Stevens Band – which signifies to me that this young man means business. He is ready to take the world by storm with his signature brand of music.

After he completed his American Idol journey, he packed up his bags and headed for Boston where he attended the Berklee School of Music and, in time, joined the Beantown Orchestra.

Smart move! Berklee is a mighty fine school and John was wise to strengthen his musical and vocal skills before branching out into the music industry.

Now, 10 years after his original American Idol audition, John’s ready to make an impact in the music industry and I have to say he is off to a mighty fine start.

Congratulations John! We are rooting for you all the way!

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Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

7 Responses to “John Stevens Band Releases A New Music Video For “Intoxicated””

  1. that was nice. thanks for the update on him. i like that ‘his’ band has young good looking guys, rather than old fogies. not that old fogies are bad, this is just more contemporary. i’m glad that he studied as he did.

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  2. Madeline Alvarez July 21, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    OH my My My…yes John You are Here!!! To stay…..Thanks so much for posted this video. GREAT!!

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  3. My pleasure to add this. I am tickled pink that John is back on the music scene. I have been waiting and waiting and waiting and hoping that he never gave up on his dream. And he didn’t! Just worked really hard! That’s what it takes. Hard work builds confidence.

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  4. I liked him as a much younger lad when he was in competition. So glad to see him in the ‘where are they now’ segment of your notes :)

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  5. I never watched Season 3, but have been familiar with John. Man, he sure has a smooth, stellar voice! Isn’t John the one Simon said reminded him of a pencil salesman? Crazy Simon! Where does he come up with this stuff?

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  6. Love his voice!!!

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  7. Peggy – nice to see you back here. Didn’t know you were a John Stevens fans!! Great minds and all that! I love him.

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