Singer and songwriter AESTEBAN, also known as AE or as Aaron Esteban.
Singer and songwriter AESTEBAN, also known as AE or as Aaron Esteban was born July 20th, 1986 in Montreal Canada. Son of a preacher, he grew up in a very musical environment where he had full access to instruments and live musicians. It was clear from a very young age that music would take an important part of his life. He joined the Church’s choir at only 8 years old and taught himself how to play drums. His love of performing came when he sang in front of 200 churchgoers. After seeing people’s positive reactions, it then became clear to him that being on stage and playing music for himself and others was something that he wanted to do for the rest of his life. His talent became the interest of many people, and he worked with two mentors through his teenage years to help him fine-tune his voice and stage skills.
In 2008, Aaron knew that he wanted to share his art with the world. He wanted to perform on stage and show the audience his showmanship as well as his songwriting, producing and singing skills. He began working on several demos with local producers to help pinpoint his unique sound. He spent countless hours locked in his bedroom with nothing but his laptop, a producing program and a mic. Within 2 years, he wrote over 50 songs and came up with his first original demo “The Angels Envy You” in 2009. AE was then approached by a Canadian A&R with a possibility to get signed by a record label based in Toronto. Feeling that it was too soon for him to be associated with a label, Aaron declined the offer and decided to keep discovering his sound instead. Since then, he’s released the following singles independently.
TOP 40 :
Do It to Me (2010)
Baby Gone Dangerous (2011)
Hush Hush (2013)
Born 2 Shine (June 2015)
On My Own (June 2015)
Workaholic (June 2015)
She Shot Me Down (June 2015)
His music genre is mainly POP, with some dance singles he now changed his direction to what he always wanted to do create an urban and latin sound. He worked with renown producer Soke. “Locura”, was released in September 2014. AESTEBAN has been promoting his music through showcases such as Landmark, Supernova, Radiostar, CMW Coalition and Hysteria. He has performed in Montreal hotspots like Le National, Rialto Theatre, IVY Night Club, Muzique, Lamouche and many more. He took dancing classes at Tripoli Studios in Montreal to help with his stage presence as a performer. This is where he met Giulia Tripoli (choreographer/artistic director), one of the very first people in the business that taught him how to command a stage.
“He has a natural talent for entertainment” – C K. (Owner of Night Club).
Aaron grew up listening to his biggest influence, Michael Jackson, and his big repertoire from Jackson 5 to any demos that were unreleased such as “Xscape”. His other influences include Julio Iglesias, The Beatles, James Brown, Nat King Cole, The Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake, and Enrique Iglesias. He enjoys anything that has a dance pop style with urban influences.
Aaron took a year off in 2013 to focus on rediscovering his sound, and has since evolved both personally and musically. AESTEBAN is now ready to pursue his career and expand to other cities, preparing to travel in the upcoming months to promote his music and get more experience performing.
From top 40 artist to a new sound he would categorized as urban/latin. He is now called AESTEBAN. His first EP under his actual name is called “Light in Darkness” and is expected to be release June 27, 2015 at CODE Night Club Montreal.