SOURCE: Classical Crossover Star Nathan Pacheco

February 06, 2015 13:23 ET

Rising Classical Crossover Star Nathan Pacheco Goes Totally Indie, Securing Funding From His International Fan Base via Kickstarter for His New Full-Length Album 'Nathan Pacheco II,' Helmed in Part by Leo Z (Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli) and Featuring Songs in English, Spanish and Italian

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - Feb 6, 2015) - From the widely seen 2012 PBS Special "Introducing Nathan Pacheco" to the 11 soaring tracks on his new full-length album Nathan Pacheco II, this charismatic tenor is a star that continues rising in the classical crossover world of music.

When it came time to record and promote the new album, Pacheco ( went fully indie, setting a goal of $40,000 on Kickstarter and winding up with a whopping $49,000 from his growing international fan base.

Pacheco got his start in 2006 when international superstar keyboardist and producer Yanni asked him to pen lyrics to some of his most famous instrumentals. Yanni met Pacheco after the singer auditioned for mega-pop producer Ric Wake (Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez), who was helming the album Yanni Voices. Pacheco recorded several new tunes on the collection and quickly gained a following as a guest performer on the "Yanni Voices" PBS Special and over 100 tour dates throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

The singer has become a budding sensation in his own right. From 2010-2013 he was signed to the Disney Pearl Series label and released his self-titled debut; he toured the U.K. with British singer Katherine Jenkins and the National Symphony Orchestra, and headlined a U.S. tour following his PBS special.

His debut album was produced by Bologna, Italy-born producer Leo Z, a veteran of cinematic orchestrations who has worked similar studio magic for Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli. In addition to Leo, other producers on his sophomore set are Colin O'Malley, who wrote "Prendi I Miei Sogni" and co-wrote with Pacheco "Light Within"; William Joseph, who has worked with David Foster and helmed "Stare Con Te"; and Thomas Bergersen, who composed "Sonera" and "Light Within." 

The singer is performing on Valentine's Day at Copley Hall in San Diego, where he has performed for the past two years with the San Diego Symphony. He will perform with his acoustic band that includes Eric Riger, film score session veteran and world-renowned performer on the Uilleann pipes.

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