MP3 Jim Vilandre - When Love Rules Your Heart
Greatest Jim Vilandre music ever. It is a pop/rock/anthem album you just have to have. Put it in and Jam.
12 MP3 Songs
POP: Power Pop, ROCK: Modern Rock
Jim Vilandre/Singer/Songwriter/ Recording artist/Worship Leader/College Professor/Private Instructor
For Booking Contact: PO Box 48133, Minneapolis, MN 55448 763-458-4760
Produced debut album 1994 "Love Enough"
Produced follow up video 1997" Love Enough" Produced by Kit Grove former Disney employee
Produced second album 1999 "A Greater Love" Portions recorded at Allan Jackson’s soundman studio in Nashville TN
Produced third album 2002 "Believe The Dream" Co-produced by Darren Rust from The Blenders
Produced 4th EP 2003 "Live For The Line" Co-produced by Darren Rust from The Blenders
A Special Guest radio appearance summer of 1999 "Decision Today" Billy Grahams national radio show
Produced "An Introduction to Jim Vilandre" summer of 1999
Featured on the first Jesus Freak Compilation as well as N-Soul''s upcoming compilation release https://www.tradebit.com
Album Review in 1999"Heavens Metal Magazine" national publication.
2000 Performed live at the world famous Exit/In in Nashville TN GMA week showcase backed up with all star musicians currently performing with LeAnn Rhymes and Sawyer Brown.
Spring of 2001 + Fall 2002 Featured Artist Christ Community Church Phoenix AZ.
Winter of 2001 Opened for Paul Clark
Summer of 2001-Summer of 2003 Music/Outreach director Word of Life Church Coon Rapids
Former music director at Dakota Community Church in Eagan MN, https://www.tradebit.com
Featured Artist in the Minnesota Christian Chronicle
Summer of 2002 Completed album “Believe The Dream”
Spring of 2002 Opened for Randy Stonehill
Fall of 2002 Featured artist compilation radio release with Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Third Day, Nichole C. Mullens, Kirk Franklin and Leon Patillo
Nationally released “Why Am I On Earth?” from “Believe The Dream”.
Spring of 2003 national release “A Better Man”
2003 Radio interview for KTIS with Kerry Liebelt
2002-2004 numerous appearances on television broadcast "Love Power" as well as City Scope.
2003 Featured returning guest for Billy Grahams national radio broadcast “Decision Today”. Article entitled “A Brothers Witness” aired originally Jan. 24th https://www.tradebit.com
Spring of 2003 Opening act for GO FISH May 2nd 2003 Crystal E. Free Church New Hope
Summer of 2003 Grand Prize overall winner! USA World Showcase to be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Nevada . (45,000 people auditioned, 150 were chosen from several different categories. Jim received the #1 award for best original song "USA World Showcase" for his current single 2003 release"Live For The Line".
Jim Vilandre-Disc Makers 2004 IMWS Midwest semi-finalists as chosen by TAXI .
Spring of 2004 Jim performed at the CIA summit in Nashville TN.
Summer of 2004 Jim is invited to perform on the USA World Showcase for Pax Television Oct. 5th, 2004 to an estimated 90 million viewers https://www.tradebit.com
July 4th, 2004 Jim is booked to perform at the MSUM annual 4th of July Celebration as the headliner(as many at 10,000 people are expected for this event!)
Jim has also been invited to sing at the Crystal Cathedral this year at Robert Schulers Church where they host "The Hour Of Power".
Summer of 2004 “Semi Finalist in the Exalting Him Competition in Nashville TN”
2004 Awarded Male Vocalist of the Year, Artist of the Year, and runner up for Song of the Year KCCM Music awards from Kansas City.
2004 Awarded finalist for Male Vocalist category Fashion Rock Orlando Florida summer session.
2004 Just Plain Folk double song nominee for "If My Father Says Go", Contemporary Christian category, and placing #5 overall in the Pop Music category for his song "Live For The Line"
2004-2005 pending 2-4 album recording contract with major record label
2005 nominee for Song of the Year- KCCM Christian Music awards held in Kansas
2005 Winner Contemporary Artist of The Year KCCM Music Awards
2005 Finalist in the R+B category for song “True Love” written by Jim Vilandre and Darren Rust
Over the past 16 years, Jim and the bands that he has toured with have opened and shared the stage with many national touring acts! Among them are Starship with Mickey Thomas, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Back-up band for Peter Noon from Hermans Hermits, Backed up Dickey Lee currently writing at Polygram records, Sozo (Former keyboardist for the Newsboys), The Fairfield Four(Gospel Quintet from Nashville), and many more artists and bands.
2005 Grand Prize winner in the John Lennon Songwriting contest for “Live For The Line” in the gospel category.
2005 Jim taught college music courses at Lake Region State College including Composition, private vocal and instrumental lessons.
2005 Semi-finalist in the Exalting Him competition in Nashville TN- July 29th audition date
April 15th, 16- Jim Vilandre hosts first annual “Inside The Music Industry” seminar at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake ND. The second annual event is slated for March 24th+25, 2006.
2005/2006 INSP Christian Artist Talent Search Finalist-64 finalist chosen from around the United States-1 winner will win a recording contract with Point Of Grace Entertainment! Jim will be competing in North Carolina July 21st and 22nd .
July 2005 Jim is named “Winner” in the VH1 song of the year contest for May for his song “Live For The Line.” https://www.tradebit.com
2006 February- Jim finishes as finalist in the IAMA competition Male Vocalist
2006 April 15th, Jim wins honorable mention for “Believe The Dream” Cooch Music Songwriting contest!
Jim has been featured in Devils Lake Journal, the Fargo forum, KXJB broadcast television, Power 92.7 radio guest, KFNW radio guest, KDVL, KZZY, WDAY television, Minnesota Christian Chronicle, Love Power television guest 2 times, Pax television performing before an estimated 90 milion viewers/ Toured many state fairs in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and numerous college events and tours! Competed in the battle of the bands placing 3rd as a teenager, invited back to the Grand stand Jam Grand Forks Red River Valley Fair. Jim has also been invited back twice to the annual Trollwood performing arts festival in Fargo ND.
Jim has toured the Jamaican seas, as the featured act on Regal Cruise lines 2 years in a row. Jamaica, Grand Caymond Islands, Costa Rica, San Blas Islands, Key West Florida, Panama canal, and Cozumel are just some of the area''s that this trip took them on.
Life Passion and Pursuit of excellence- Professional-Singer/Songwriter/Musician/Producer/Manager/Music Arranger/BookingAgent/MusicBusinessandStageManager/WorshipLeader/ ChoirDirector/Actor/PublicSpeaker/ArtistDeveloper/Mentor/Teacher/
Encourager/Guitarist/Drummer/Keyboardist/Pianist/Marketing/Public Relations/ Collaborator/Co-writer/Publicist/Author/ Soundman Technician/Biographer /Analyst and spiritual advisor. These are the many hats that Jim Vilandre has had to wear over his life and music career. Knowing since the age of 3 that music would be his life dream, passion and personal pursuit,
has allowed Jim to become a multi-faceted, and multi-dimensional creator of music as well as an ongoing student of the music industry and most importantly a fan. "I have taken it upon myself to continue to be a student of not only music but the industry as a whole". It is in this way that I am hoping to share the wealth of knowledge that I have learned over my lifetime. I myself have spent literally thousands of dollars, countless hours, and plenty of sweat equity paying dues within the industry that we call the Music Industry Business. In my pursuit I believe that God has given me the gift of building true and lasting relationships that have helped to launch and continue to be connections that I believe will further my study as well as my personal music career. I have attended numerous music industry courses in college as well as real hands on life experience, and music seminars from top industry professionals from all over the country. I have learned priceless lessons through real life trials, experience, and ten and thousands of road miles under my belt. I believe that my seminar will greatly encourage, as well as bring some concrete things that will help to launch your personal music career. Whether you are interested in being a
singer/songwriter/producer/manager/booking agent/personal manager/or just simply a fan of the music business, you will see hands on personal examples of how to better your life through this seminar. The stage has been a true home to me. It seems that with every other career that there are some basic road maps to follow to create success. I believe that this seminar will provide a concrete powerful tool to help dispel some of the myths of the music industry and help you to move forward in your pursuit of excellence in the arts. This is more than just a seminar about music-it is about paving the way through life. I believe that these concepts will help you to become well rounded as a human being and help to develop some real life skills that can transcend different genres of talent, management, and business. I have met some of the biggest producers/managers/ and stars within the music industry-included in this line-up are Lou Perlman-founder of acts-N''Sync/Backstreet Boys/Britney Spears-Dickey Lee-60s star with hits including "I saw linda yesterday" and "Teen Angel", Paul Allan(Original lead singer for The Platters" Musicians for LeAnn Rhymes, Sawyer Brown, Avalon, Mark Schultz, Petra, Carman,Randy Stonehill,Arron Carter, Chely Wright and countless other stars and industry folks.
1989-1991-Fugitive- Hard Rock/Metal-Lead Vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist
1992-1993- Soft Thunder- Top 40 group booked by Headliner Talent Agency- Minneapolis, MN Keyboardist, guitarist, lead and background vocalist, drummer
1994-1998-Kid Hollywood and the Wild Coconuts-Booked by Headliner Talent Agency - Keyboardist, guitarist, bassists, drummer, lead and background vocalist
1998-2000-Starting Line-Up-Booked by Headliner Talent Agency-Keyboardist, drummer, bassist, guitarist, lead and background vocalist.
Also included in my school experience: 1988 graduate of Devils Lake, High School
1990 graduate of LRSC degree Associates in the Arts
1990-1993 studied as a vocal performance major- Moorhead State University studying advanced voice training with Ricardo Visus. Guitar studies under Michael Coates/Piano study/Vocal Jazz under David Ferrera.
Fall of 2006 Finalist in the Exalting Him competition to win a recording contract with Daywind Music!
Current Endorsements: EV microphones, others pending
Believe The Dream
Jim Vilandre''s "Believe The Dream" caught my attention right away. His title track "Believe The Dream" is a great story song that all artists will identify with about dreaming as a child of singing songs from a stage and then that dream becoming reality as an adult. Jim is a great songwriter and singer both. Though a solo artist, he immerses his vocals in layers of harmony, with a sound reminiscent of 4 Him. I love the beat in "A Better Man." Not only is it one of my favorite songs, but also it catches that prayer in all of us of wanting to be a better Child of God down the road than what we are now. Jim slows it down some with his ballad "The Ideal World." One thing I learned looking at the credits is not only does Jim sing, but he plays quite a few of the instrumentals on this project as well. Good job, Jim! Jim brings a variety of sounds to the listener from rock in "Unconditional Love" to a slight country sound in "Something More" and, of course, classic contemporary in the majority of his songs like "You Are Holy." This is a great project I think you''ll enjoy having in your collection. You can get Jim''s CD, "Believe The Dream" and find out more information about him at https://www.tradebit.com.