Mario Solis‘s Today’s Memory
James LaBrie’s birthday
Originally shared by Mario Solis
Kevin James LaBrie (born May 5, 1963) is a Canadian vocalist and songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the progressive metal band Dream Theater.
In 1990, LaBrie learned that American progressive metal band Dream Theater was looking for a new singer, so he submitted a tape and was quickly flown to New York for a full audition. The trial went well, and he was chosen ahead of 200 other hopefuls to fill the full-time vocalist position in that band.
LaBrie has since had a significant impact on the vocal melodies on each Dream Theater album, but until recently has had little input on the instrumentation of Dream Theater’s music – 2011’s A Dramatic Turn of Events features LaBrie in the music credits on three songs. To date he has written or co-written lyrics for at least one song on eight of the eleven albums Dream Theater has released with him in the band, Images and Words, Black Clouds & Silver Linings and Dream Theater containing none of them.
Asked by Prog-Sphere.com what is his favorite Dream Theater song to play live, James says “The favorite song for me is Scarred, I love performing that live. And… well, Octavarium, that whole freakin’ thing.”