|Shown before the show are (l-r): BMI's Joe Maggini and Tracie Verlinde, April's Pick of the Month artist William Tell and BMI's Myles Lewis.|
With clear influences from classic American songwriters, Tell produces songs with solid mainstream potential. His musical tales brim with catchy, alt-pop-rock hooks and stylish melodies that date back to his coffee shop days and have worked their way to the present. Growing up in a gospel music family, he learned to play guitar from his father and spent his college years performing at coffee shops around Orange County. He left college life behind when Something Corporate signed a record deal, saw their music explode on radio and TV, and hit the road for over two years.
A singer/songwriter at heart, Tell broke away from Something Corporate - with their blessing - and began to focus on his own music two years ago. His evolving songwriting style has earned him a rabid and devoted following and a growing and dedicated MySpace community.
BMI's "Pick of the Month" is a live, monthly showcase series focusing on a musically impacting band or artist whose talent is worthy of attention. The series is meant to help expose these artists to the music industry and public through a show held at a quality venue with discounted admission.