About Levi Kreis
New York, NY
It’s all about acceptance and surrender,” says Levi about his junior project “Where I Belong”. That may be what people walk away with, but it doesn’t hurt business to be one of the rare unsigned artists to share chart space with the likes of Pink & Kelly Clarkson by debuting at #42 on iTunes Top Pop Album Charts. Something has been bringing fans to the table for 5 strong years now: the feeling Levi sings about their personal life experience with insight and sincerity…the recipe for a fiercely loyal fan base.
Released on May 5th, and welcomed worldwide, “Where I Belong” has brought international radio attention, television appearances, headlining performances, and enthusiastic reviews for what is Levi’s most congruent album to date. Levi's first single "Nothing At All" debuted on FX's Sons of Anarchy and delivered a #1 video for MTVMusic.com, #1 for 10 weeks on The Logo Channel, and aired on Vh1.com, HBO Zone, and Macy's department stores nationwide.
"This project marks a shift from songwriter to artist for me", says Levi. As relevant as his song-craft has been, it is evident that he now frames himself flawlessly with music that infuses down home southern soul with his undeniable pop sensibilities. “’Where I Belong’ is a quality album. I would put this record right next to the new record by Dave Matthews, Maroon 5, Mat Kearney, and Colby Cailet. It fits right in: amazing, amazing record!” -Larry Flick, Sirius 109/XM 98
There is a lot going on at one time for one man: In addition to gearing up for his second single and video release for ‘Gonna Be Alright’, Levi continues to work audiences into a frenzy with his Tony Award winning portrayal of Jerry Lee Lewis in the new rock and roll hit musical “Million Dollar Quartet, currently playing on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre.
Levi Kreis released his debut album “One of the Ones” in 2005 following an appearance on NBC’s hit reality show The Apprentice with Donald Trump, combined with an exclusive CD premiere on XM Radio. Songs from his debut CD have been featured on The Apprentice, Days Of Our Lives, and The Young And The Restless. His sophomore CD, “The Gospel According To Levi”, garnered more television and film placement and a video for the single “We’re Okay” which held the #1 position for nine weeks on The Logo Channel. With nearly 400 appearances to date, Levi has shared the stage with Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Melissa Etheridge, Collective Soul, and opened for Cyndi Lauper at Wrigley Field.
In fall of 2007, Levi took a break from touring to become the original cast member in the new hit musical “Million Dollar Quartet. 2009 released “Where I Belong”, and ended the year with #1 Video of the Year (Logo Channel), Artist of the Year & Single of the Year (Q's In The Biz), OMA Award for Best Contemporary Spiritual Song of the Year, voted "Best of 2009 (w/ Outradio, Audiofile, & CA.'s We The People News)