Paul Cardall (born April 24, 1973) is an American pianist known for his original compositions and arrangements of various hymns. His music is frequently categorized as Christian, New Age, Classical, and Religious. Cardall has had six of his works peak at #1 on The Billboard charts.
Cardall's soothing, melodic style is born out of his compassion to help others endure hardship and connect to the strength of the soul. The passion he exudes during his performances is rooted in personal experience. He was born with essentially half a functioning heart, which required immediate surgery when Cardall was less than a day old. His life-threatening congenital heart disease and a series of difficult surgeries throughout his life, including a heart transplant, has given Cardall wisdom, depth and understanding that only music could express to heal hearts and minds of people all over the world.
Based in Salt Lake City, Cardall has built a loyal and ever growing audience around the world, with his reach expanding to the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Australia, Canada, and many more countries where fans listen to his music. Cardall reaches more than a million Facebook users each week and garners more than 25 million subscribers to his Pandora Radio station. On Pandora Music, he receives over 250 million spins per year and has over 42 million streams on Spotify.
In addition to his recording career, Cardall founded Stone Angel Music in 1999, which owns a catalogue of recordings by other similar artists. He launched cellist Steven Sharp Nelson's (The Piano Guys) recording career releasing three recordings which debuted on Billboard classical charts. As part of Stone Angel Music, Cardall built one of Salt Lake City's premier recording studios.
In 2011, Utah State Board of Regents awarded Paul Cardall with an honorary doctorate because of his community service. As an executive board member of the Saving tiny Hearts Society 501(c)3, Cardall actively promotes and supports congenital heart disease medical research. Shortly after receiving a heart transplant in 2009, he established an endowment at Salt Lake Community College that awards annual scholarships for students affected by congenital heart disease. In addition to volunteer service related to healing hearts, Cardall speaks publicly about his story to many different audiences..
Patrice Tipoki has just finished playing Fantine in Cameron Mackintosh’s New Production of Les Miserables at the brand new Dubai Opera. Having recently toured Australia and Singapore with the show, Patrice also recently enjoyed playing Fantine as part of the original production of Les Miserables on the West End in London. She was nominated for a Helpmann Award for her performance as Fantine. Before this, she was Belle in Beauty and the Beast in Melbourne.
Patrice released the new single “Christmas All Year Long” featuring special guest guitarist Lorin Nicholson, written by Randy Kartchner and Ed Kee. Patrice’s debut album “A Musical Heart” was released to rave reviews and topped the iTunes charts. Look out for Patrice on internationally acclaimed pianist Paul Cardall’s new album “A New Creation”, where she sings the beautiful song “Son of God” .
Patrice enjoyed alternating the role of Elphaba in the hit musical Wicked. As one of the original Australian cast, she loves being part of the Wicked Alumni. Patrice’s music theatre debut was in 1991 as one of the Royal Children in the Gordon/Frost Production of The King and I. Patrice played the role of Nala in Disney’s The Lion King at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne and she has toured Australia and Japan in the Queen musical We Will Rock You, understudying and performing the lead roles of Killer Queen and Scaramouche often.
Patrice’s rich history of music and culture stems from her Maori/ Irish background. From an early age her love for music was fostered in a musical family performing throughout Australia. Her training continued in voice, violin, piano, saxophone and dance. She travelled the U.S.A. and Australia with the Starz Production Team and Europe and New Zealand with the Matthew Flinders Anglican College Chorale.
Patrice went on to study at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and is one of the youngest to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theatre. WAAPA stage credits include Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), Spurboard (Amy), The Pajama Game, Up, Pacific Overtures, Perfectly Frank and The Wild Party (Reno). Other stage credits include Anyone Can Whistle (Fay Apple), Westside Story (Maria), Sweet Charity (Charity), Songs for a New World, and Prodigal (Maddy).
Patrice signed a recording contract with Sony BMG Australia as a member of Girlband. Girlband released their 1st single “Party Girl” in 2006. Highlights also included filming and recording a Bollywood Clip in India for the film Heyy Babyy, writing and recording an album, the group’s own TV show on Channel 10 and touring Australia with The Rogue Traders and TV Rock. Girlband’s own clothing range launched exclusively to Kmart and their 2nd single “Electric” took radio by storm!
Patrice can be seen singing national anthem’s at Bledisloe Cup Games and is always thrilled to represent her countries (Australia and New Zealand) in front of crowds of 80- 100,000 spectators and rugby union fans across the world.
Above every other accomplishment, Patrice is a proud wife and mother.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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