ANTHONY FEDOROV OFFICIAL CD RELEASE WITH SPECIAL GUEST SHELLEY SEGAL
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 8pm
American Idol alum & Broadway Vet celebrates the release of his debut CD by performing songs from the album as well as audience favorites from his Broadway career. Award-winning singer-songwriter Shelley Segal makes her MA4 debut with her rich storytelling and melodic style.
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
Anthony Fedorov rose to fame as the fourth place finalist on season four of “American Idol.” Since his debut on the popular talent competition, Anthony has re-emerged as a rising singer-songwriter. A proud member of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), his original song “Strong Is Who You Are” co-written with Ben Camp, can be heard in “Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer” a documentary film about the BRCA gene mutation, currently out in theaters. His original song “I Begin Again” co-written with Grammy Award Winning songwriter Bill Grainer and recorded by “Britian’s Got Talent” Winner Jai McDowall hit #1 on iTunes Music. Post “Idol” Anthony has toured extensively including the “Idol’s Tour,” “Ballroom with a Twist,” “Simply Ballroom” and performed for American Air Force bases in Europe, and as a soloist with California Philharmonic where he debuted his original song “Strong Is Who You Are” at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Anthony made his musical theatre debut in off-Broadway’s longest running musical “The Fantasticks,” (Matt) and later returned off-Broadway in the acclaimed “RENT” revival (Roger). He’s also appeared as the Prince in “Cinderella” with Nashville Symphony, the title role of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” (Broadway Asia – Tokyo, Ordway Center, 5th Avenue Theatre), “Les Miserables,” (McCoy/Rigby Entertainment), “The Sound of Music” (Paper Mill Playhouse) and the world premiere of “The 12” a new rock musical written by Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan (HBO’s “All The Way”) and music by Neil Berg. After losing his older brother Denis in 2006 to Ewing Sarcoma Cancer, Anthony has been passionate about spreading awareness about these cancers and related cancers and has served on the SFA Board of Directors.
Anthony has released two independent albums “Never Over” dedicated to the memory of his late brother and features the hit single “You’re Perfect” (iTunes) and most recently released a duo debut Children’s album “Every Little Thing” with real-life partner Jennifer Paz (Cartoon Network’s “Steven Universe”, “Miss Saigon”) under the duo name “Auraganix,” (iTunes, Amazon). “Every Little Thing,” released in 2014, was inspired by their journey as new parents and features the popular singles “I Poop” and “Shine” and co-produced by fellow “Idol” alum Bo Bice.
With her “Mercurial voice and eclectic sound” (The Brag) spirited singer-songwriter Shelley Segal creates a space for her listeners. A space for people to engage with ideas, to question and to reflect on the everyday – to see its layers, its depth, its meaning.
Desirous of all expressions, Shelley flirts with elements of jazz, folk, pop, blues, reggae and electronica, imparting a pure joy about music and its power. The spirited singer has been “creating a ripple effect with her melodic vocals, heartfelt passion, thought-provoking lyrics” (Leona Devaz, Weekend Notes)
Shelley’s first single, folk protest song ‘Saved’ has become an anthem for grass-roots secular activists and is the opening music for Austin TV show The Atheist Experience
Collaborating with Adam Levy – guitarist for Norah Jones & Tracy Chapman – Shelley co-wrote and recorded ‘Little March’.
Shelley co-wrote and featured on ‘Chemistry’ – an award winning Drum & Bass track with Carl Cox.
2014’s single, the reggae-inspired ‘Morocco’ from ‘An Easy Escape’ made a splash with coverage in the Australian National Press and the Moroccan World News and is played often on Moroccan television
“Truly an artist with international flair” (AU review) her powerful voice has taken her around Australia, Hong Kong, China, England and eight tours of the United States. She has performed to festival crowds of over 30,000 people.
An artist, an activist and an explicit storyteller, Shelley uses her music not only to express the way she sees the world, but to create the world that she wants to see.