Todd Alsup

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Todd Alsup is a New York City based pianist and singer-songwriter endorsed by Yamaha.[1] He has been profiled in Billboard Magazine and Performing Songwriter and featured on MTV, PBS, and Sirius XM Radio.[2] He has performed at the Songwriters Hall of Fame and toured throughout the United States and Switzerland. Alsup's style has been compared to John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, Gavin Degraw, OneRepublic, and Rufus Wainwright. His full-length debut, Todd Alsup, is available on iTunes.

In November 2010, Alsup's song "How I'm Made" became a Top 12 Finalist in the 5th Annual Song Circle Contest[3] in New York City. Past winners include Kate Voegele, Company of Thieves, and Mieka Pauley. Placing in the Top 5,[4] word of Alsup's talent reached legendary music industry blogger Bob Lefsetz. "If this record came out when I was in college everybody would know who Todd Alsup was", Lefsetz writes. "If you think this guy has no talent you know nothing".[5]

In March 2012, Alsup was invited to perform at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City. It was hosted by stars Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith of the television show Glee. The following month he was invited by Yamaha to showcase alongside Vanessa Carlton, Jon McLaughlin, Lucy Schwartz, Landon Pigg, and Greg Sczebel at Yamaha's annual entertainment conference, hosted by the comedian Sinbad (entertainer).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nashville, Tennessee. "Yamaha Corporate Artist Affairs Signs Singer/Songwriter Todd Alsup to Its Piano Roster". Artist News. Yamaha. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Underground: Todd Alsup". Billboard Magazine. 
  3. ^ Shafer, Tina. "5th Annual Songwriting Contest Winners and Finalists". Song Circle. Song Circle, LLC. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Woloshin, Ellen. "Inside The 2010 Song Circle Contest Finals". American Songwriter. American Songwriter, LLC. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Lefsetz, Bob. "Todd Alsup". Lefsetz Letter. Wordpress. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 

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