By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos shot by Sandy Zimmerman during the concert)
Vocalist/ composer Ferras faces a bright future following his appearances as opening act for Katy Perry’s Prismatic North American Tour. Ferras is busy preparing music for his contract with Katy’s new record label.
Ferras explained, “I write songs that are a combination of my influences, how I see myself and my deepest feelings. I give voice to people so they can realize I also feel the same way they do.
When anyone relates to me, I want to help make them feel better about themselves. I express their feelings and that is the greatest gift for an artist.
To give them a voice, that’s ultimately the best reward.
For his concert, Ferras chose songs that reflected his feelings about life.
“No Good in Good Night” expresses a person’s wish to not want the party to end. Life must have its ups and downs but try to keep the party going. Those moments of enjoyment must last a long time to cover all of the problems.
Ferras’ song “Dirty Leather Jacket” discussed a jacket that has been with him over the years. The dirty leather jacket is a clever analogy, a symbol for a friend. Ferras wore this jacket during his first sexual experiences and
through his happiest times. The jacket held Ferras’ happy memories and became his favorite possession. Ferras’ feels, “Every time I wear the jacket, I remember.”
“King of Sabotage” deals with people who continually sabotage themselves.
The song “Champagne” is about being in love with somebody who is really bad for you.
Ferras’ obsession with outer space was the subject for his ALIENS albums (2008), “When I grew up, I feel that I didn’t belong, felt my home was somewhere in the universe. This was a metaphor for people don’t understand or don’t fit in. I wanted to meet similar minded beings who don’t feel alien any more.
The thing that fascinated me, there are many kids who don’t feel they belong, feel they are different. I want to say I felt like this too, we are not alone in the universe. I did find myself in Los Angeles.
Ferras stands out on the stage according to his moods you will see him in braids, waves, pony tails, the Samurai and other hair styles. Ferras dresses the way he feel each day.
Ferras began performing as a child, he wore his mother’s clothes and heals while standing in front of a mirror. A hairbrush substituted for a microphone.
You can download Ferras latest songs on ITUNES and see some of his performances on youtube. www.ferrasmusic.com
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