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The Voice Band | Band
Aside from "The Voice," Paul also does musical directing for artists such as Pink and Cher, where he gets to help put their live shows together. He draws influence from musicians from all walks of life including Chopin, Gershwin, Led Zeppelin and Joni Mitchell.
Paul has over 30 years of experience working in music, from touring to TV shows to session work. He thoroughly enjoys working with "The Voice" house band and loves that he knows exactly what he will do each day - creating the best arrangements that will suit singers in the most positive way.
Sasha Krivtsov (Bass) Alexander "Sasha" Krivstov hails from St. Petersburg, Russia. At the young age of five, Sasha began playing classical guitar and played professionally at the age of 15 as part of the highest record selling Russian band, Zemlyane. A self-taught artist, he spends his limited free time drawing and painting, and mentions Picasso as his inspiration.
Much like the other members of "The Voice" house band, Sasha has been a part of a house band for quite some time now. He has played with Paul Mirkovich, Rafael Moreira and Nate Morton for the past 10 years, most recently on "Rockstar: INXS" and "Rockstar: Supernova." When Paul got the call to be a part of "The Voice," it was only natural that Sasha would come along for the ride.
Sasha draws musical inspiration from a variety of places, including his grandmother's lullabies, Motown and AC/DC. He has toured with Billy Idol, Tina Turner and Cher. The most memorable crowd he has performed for was 250,000 fans at the 2000 New Year's Eve show with Billy Idol.
Nate Morton (Drums) Raised up and down the East Coast from Baltimore to Boston, Nate Morton is originally from Nashville, TN. As a four year old, Nate would often watch Animal on "The Muppet Show" and realized very quickly that he wanted to be just like this wonderful puppet drummer.
Nate credits his opportunity to be a part of "The Voice" house band to his relationship with Paul Mirkovich. He likens the experience to being in a pure Zen state - where he gets to make good music and work with wonderful people. Nate knows he has worked with amazing artists before, and hopes he will continue to do so for a long time, but focuses his energy 100% on the now and on his current gig with the show.
Nate describes his musical style as an eclectic blend of rock, rap, hip-hop, reggae and soul, and draws inspiration from his fiancee Nicolle and his baby daughter, Isabelle.
Rafael Moreira (Guitar) Brazilian-born Rafael Moreira grew up with a very musical family. His mother plays multiple instruments, so Rafael and his siblings were all raised playing music on their family farm. By age two, he had begun singing, and by six, he was playing the guitar. His family would also often perform together.
Rafael is familiar with the house band territory as he previously performed on "Rockstar: INXS" and "Rockstar: Supernova," along with Paul Mirkovich, Nate Morton and Sasha Krivtsov. Music is a huge part of his life, and he tries to listen to as many different genres of music as he possibly can. Rafael firmly believes that all music has value and he strives to find what makes each type special.
In addition to being the guitarist for the house band, Rafael is also a guitarist in a rock band called Magnetico, where he also sings. In the past, he has toured with artists such as Christina Aguilera, Backstreet Boys and Pink.
Eric Daniels (Keyboards) Born and raised in Northern California, Eric Daniels began his music career at a very young age. At only seven years old, Eric started playing a toy piano and has never looked back. As a child, he began to take private lessons to sharpen his skills and also played at a local church as a teenager.
Eric joined "The Voice" house band as a keyboardist shortly after reconnecting with Paul Mirkovich for a Christina Aguilera tour in 2010 - almost 20 years after they had last played together. One of the best things about being a part of this band for Eric has been the opportunity to work with talented artists and striving to get the best out of them week after week.
Citing Prince and Stevie Wonder as major influences on his own style, Eric considers himself a chameleon who can morph into any musical style he experiences. Before becoming a part of "The Voice" house band, Eric played with the likes of Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men, TLC and Mariah Carey, whom he toured with for over 14 years.