Calling all music fans! Colour of London, the voice of Alex and Ani, and David Cook, season 7 winner of American Idol, recently performed at Maryville University‘s spring send-off week, NEXFALAIWANACYA. This was the largest event in the school’s history and was held in the Maloney Arena.

As you know, Colour of London‘s Jimmie Allen was a top 40 contestant on season 10 of American Idol. After sound check, he met up with Cook backstage to talk about their common history and gifted him a Vintage Sixty-Six by Alex and Ani Gypsy 66 Wrap (above photo). Talk about a moment of positive energy!

Much like Colour of London, Cook views songwriting as an opportunity to tell a story. He aims to write music that is personal yet resonates with people everywhere.

“One of the things I love about songwriting here is that it’s more story telling based and there’s a little bit more of an emphasis on the lyrics. When you listen to a lot of popular music right now, it almost seems like that’s becoming a lost art. I’ve always loved those songs that tell a great story and that’s something I’ve really tapped into here. I like writing in a way where I know I’m telling a story, and it’s obvious that there is a story there, but it’s big enough to where people can find what they want in it.” – David Cook,

Colour of London and Cook brought the house down with their powerful music and vocals. We’re glad to have brought some positive energy to Maryville University!


Be sure to catch Colour of London at their upcoming performances:

• May 2, 2014 – 11:40pm: COL performing at Dewey Beach Popfest at the Rusty Rudder at Dewey Beach, DE (free event)

• May 3, 2014 – 12-3:00pm: COL performing at CBC Event at Annie’s Hallmark/Baldoria in Salem, NH to benefit Emmaus

• May 10, 2014 – 9:00pm: COL performing at Lincoln Fest at Knox College in Galesburg, IL

Also, connect with Colour of London on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

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Brendon Cunha
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A guy with a passion for weaving words, I enjoy reading novels, sipping iced coffee, and indulging my Disney obsession. I am the Senior Editorial Copywriter who develops content for the blog and mobile app. My favorite quote is: “All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney