At 9 years old,
Caden Levi picked up his first guitar. A natural lefty, he would play his Grandfathers guitar upside-down, and after a trip to a local guitar store he had his first of many guitars to come. With a passion to learn, he grinds away to grasp his style and craft, and only one short year later finds himself in the midst of other young talented artists in the “Rock Band” program at Riff’s Music.
By the age of 10
By the age of 10 Caden is playing live for local audiences, for bars, events and open mics. Equipped with a no-fear attitude, he jumps at every available opportunity. Playing live is what he enjoys most. Caden sings and performs weekly, solo acoustic, and with other area musicians. His passion and drive gains him experience and respect from other local talent, and throughout the music community.
At age 11,
Caden is now a songwriter. He’s written his first complete song–A heartbreak song entitled “Never.” At 12, he continues to develop. His skill and confidence as a performer grow and he starts to catch the eyes and ears of local industry leaders. He continues his songwriting and with the help of Record Producer Jason Brawner and completes his first 5 song original EP.
On the road to Stardom
2016-2017 proves to be great for young Caden.
Turning 13 he started to really grow as a musician. His love of Twenty-One Pilots pushed him in a different direction and has inspired him to learn keyboards, along with drums, bass and ukulele. Still writing and recording songs his new single “Do You Believe Were Sane” is set to be release sometime in February 2017 It has a familiar tone and nuance of his favorite bands Green Day and Twenty-One Pilots.
Performing alongside his School of Rock band mates he played gigs at Temecula Wineries, Yost Theater, The Boiler Room and more. Also playing solo acoustic sets at gigs around town, and with his band “A Little Disorganized” he is really coming into his own. 2017 is starting off with 4 performances in January and Feb, a trip to NAMM with backstage passes starts the year off with the right mind set to push the boundaries.
Fast forward to 2018
No stopping his love of writing Caden now 15 released his latest 6 song EP in the summer of 2018. Playing all the instruments himself, he has grown into a studio musician. Caden created music videos for 2 of his songs and won The Hollywood Academia Award for Best Alternative Rock for his video “Friend Please” a song about teen suicide. His other music video “Hey Mr. Sad Face” brings to light bullying and has been view over 4000 times to date on YouTube. Along with a radio campaign in August and Sept It will be in front of the Grammy committee in October.
His love of music keeps him busier than ever. He started a successful all ages Open Mic in order to give musicians a place to play, a chance to hone their skills. Just like how he started.
“I want other kids to have the same chance I had, I was lucky and got a lot of opportunities just from being out and playing live”