BRYAN GONZALEZ SINGER / SONGWRITER Bryan Gonzalez was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 9, 1974, he is the second of three brothers. It was apparent at an early age that Bryan demonstrated a special interest and inclination towards the performing arts. Whether it involved singing on stage or acting in a school play it was evident that this was his passion. Bryan became involved in a project which revolved around singing 'free-style', dance music and R & B, which later led to his interest for Latin music. By 1995, Bryan Gonzalez had competed on the internationally brodcasted television show, 'Sabado Gigante' where he was awarded first place in the 'best male vocalist' category. In 1996, he was selected to perform in yet another talent competition, 'Concurso De Caras Nuevas' sponsored by Marta Rhaulin Productions. This was a competition in which winners were selected every week for the duration of one year. The winners from each month's semi-finals were to compete in the grand finals. At the grand final Bryan Gonzalez was awarded 'best male vocalist' and 'best performance' for the night's event. Bryan later returned to 'Sabado Gigante' in 1997 for a special segment, 'Estrellas Del Futuro' on which he managed to once again capture the audience's as well as the judge's attention throughout the performance. Next, in 1998 Bryan Gonzalez participated in the 'Super Festival De La Voz Latino Americana' which was held in Miami, Florida. A festival that showcased new and upcoming artists. Through time, Bryan Gonzalez has worked on developing his craft and throughout these efforts has gained an increasingly large number of devoted fans. Now, by doing what he loves most, which is to sing and perform in front of an audience his dedication has grown even stronger. Bryan Gonzalez can be seen on the local scene in places such as Bayside Marketplace (downtown Miami), Cocowalk (Coconut Grove), SANTO (Miami Beach), which are just some of the recent venues which take place along with a number of private events scheduled every month. As for his presence on stage, audiences have described him as, 'powerful, mesmorizing, sensual, gifted, and simply incredible'. Through writing, performing, and creating music, Bryan has developed a well-defined style which is his own. Bryan Gonzalez' songs embrace a range of emotions and a way of expression that clearly defines him as an artist. 'Por Ti', is an example of a song whose lyrics were inspired by an incident involving his father, which truly captures the importance of living every moment to it's fullest and appreciating everything that life has to offer. His music is a dynamic and soulful interpretation of a new era in today's pop music which involves the singer/songwriter. Bryan's exceptional vocal range and ability contributes a great deal to his unique style of music, lyrics, and exhilarating performances. In these times, it's obvious that the music world is rapidly changing and as it continues to evolve... it is also becoming very clear that this new artist will be around for many years to come.