Calling all music fans! Colour of London, the voice of Alex and Ani, and David Cook, season 7 winner of American Idol, recently performed at Maryville University‘s spring send-off week, NEXFALAIWANACYA. This was the largest event in the school’s history and was held in the Maloney Arena.
As you know, Colour of London‘s Jimmie Allen was a top 40 contestant on season 10 of American Idol. After sound check, he met up with Cook backstage to talk about their common history and gifted him a Vintage Sixty-Six by Alex and Ani Gypsy 66 Wrap (above photo). Talk about a moment of positive energy!
“One of the things I love about songwriting here is that it’s more story telling based and there’s a little bit more of an emphasis on the lyrics. When you listen to a lot of popular music right now, it almost seems like that’s becoming a lost art. I’ve always loved those songs that tell a great story and that’s something I’ve really tapped into here. I like writing in a way where I know I’m telling a story, and it’s obvious that there is a story there, but it’s big enough to where people can find what they want in it.” – David Cook, DavidCookOfficial.com
Be sure to catch Colour of London at their upcoming performances:
• May 2, 2014 – 11:40pm: COL performing at Dewey Beach Popfest at the Rusty Rudder at Dewey Beach, DE (free event)
• May 3, 2014 – 12-3:00pm: COL performing at CBC Event at Annie’s Hallmark/Baldoria in Salem, NH to benefit Emmaus
• May 10, 2014 – 9:00pm: COL performing at Lincoln Fest at Knox College in Galesburg, IL