Cameron Rafati

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Cameron Rafati
Los Angeles

Cameron Rafati
Sundance award winner and serial entrepreneur Cameron Rafati, began his musical journey at the age of thirteen years old when he picked up his uncle’s dusty guitar. Realizing that his passion existed within the realm of song playing, Rafati formed a band for the 7th Grade Talent Show. His efforts to rock the school auditorium with fellow junior high band mates resulted in the rejection of his peers and the eventual pressure to become an athlete due to his 6’6” stature. Though he replaced the guitar with a basketball for the next several years, Rafati did not forget his passion for songwriting. “The jocks and their little minions were booing so loud that I stopped singing, kinda lowered my head in shame and exited stage right as the band slowed to a sad pathetic halt.” After High school, Rafati moved to Los Angeles and began attending the University of Southern California, where he formed a band called Vertices, a group that ultimately broke up after a three-year stint together. Following the demise of Vertices, Rafati once again felt that he needed to be “realistic” about his life goals and moved to Texas where he put on wranglers, cowboy boots, adopted a Texan drawl, and entered into the world of door-to-door sales. Tired of trying to reinvent the wheel, Rafati decided to re-connect with his true identity; that of a songwriter. Since his decision to dive head-first into the world of music, Rafati has been rewarded with nothing but positive feedback, a growing fanbase, and a “Best Score” nomination during the 2008 Sundance Film Festival for his “Lost In Translation”inspired ballad, “53RD Story.” Rafati’s nomination led to the prestigious invitation to come back to the subsequent years. Sundance Film Festival, this time working as an Official Artist, where he played ten shows in eight days in his home state. Flying high from his experiences during the festival, Rafati made the decision to temporarily relocate himself back in Utah to work with acclaimed producer, Scott Wiley (Elliott Smith, Beck, Snoop Dogg). Recently In 2010, building upon strong momentum online and Press outlets worldwide Rafati shared the stage with PRAS from The Fugees for their acoustic rendition of “Ghetto Superstar” for the Official Haiti Relief Fundraiser at Sundance. In addition, his song Battles was Featured in Tyler Perry’s recent feature film “Why Did I Get Married Too” starring Janet Jackson. Rafati’s escape back into music has led to the successful completion, and June 2009 release of his self-titled, debut album. Filled with raw emotion, catchy tunes, and ironic lyrics, Cameron Rafati’s album is an eclectic creation that anyone who is a fan of music can relate to. Currently, Cameron is working on his latest album entitled XOX to be released in late July 2010 along with the Video for his song “Dirty Conversation.” With an ever-growing fan base, it is apparent that Cameron Rafati is on his way to becoming one of the best new independent and savvy artists in the emerging industry.
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