“Baby, baby, baby por favor give me one more chance…” Those are perhaps familiar words you’ve heard or said before after a relationship gone bad. In honor of Valentine’s Day today, we feature the love story of singer-songwriter Brian Doria’s latest music video, ‘One More Chance,’ where those lyrics come from. “I relived a trip I once had with a love interest 10 years ago in Santa Monica and Venice Beach that inspired the song and eventually the video.” In the music video, Doria’s smooth vocals yearn for a woman who has walked away, with the California beach and a live spray paint artist as his backdrop.
Doria is a seasoned professional musician with over 25 years in the business, has been a singer-songwriter for over 10 years, and you can also add director to his list of credits as he directs all his music videos, shot by cinematographer Raul R. Leal. His music can be described as easy listening, pop, soul, and organic. “Songwriting comes from an idea fueled by an emotion. The melody, rhythm of the song, and pieces of the lyrics come to me all at once. Some songs come to me in their entirety in the matter of minutes. While other songs take days to evolve into the final version.” Some of his other recent music videos are for his songs ‘Esta Bien/It’s OK’ featuring Christina Amato, and ‘Diamond in the Rough’ which is how he describes himself. 'Diamond in the Rough' is based on his life as a Houston city boy moving to small town El Campo, TX back in 1984. Doria was born in Houston, TX but grew up in El Campo, and since 2003 has been based in Las Vegas, NV. He was recruited at just 20 years old to tour with four-time Grammy Award-winning Latin music band La Mafia, also from Houston, as a guest conga and percussion player two years into college. He is a 10-year veteran entertainer at some of the hottest clubs and hotels in Las Vegas alongside world-renowned musicians like Dian Diaz, American Idol contestant Ace Young, and has toured with Sheena Easton. He has also recorded on Grammy-nominated as well as Grammy/Latin Grammy-winning albums for La Mafia and Los Palominos. “Music is something I feel I was born with, however, my father did heavily influence me,” he says. His father's musical background began in church at the age of five and he also has been a musician all his life. Sometime during the early 1990s, a teen-aged Doria followed his father to a gig at a Houston night club as part of a jazz trio, and had no idea the evening would wind up being an informal audition for Sparks, a world class master drummer and music scholar. Upon hearing him play, Sparks immediately invited Doria to join his class at University of Houston. In exchange for his scholarship, Doria would have to perform in the University’s ensembles, a gig he gladly accepted. This sudden and unexpected opportunity to study under Sparks was a defining moment which began his evolution, both as an artist and an entertainer.
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