Born Ferras Alquasi in Illinois in 1982, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Ferras began playing the keyboard at age five after his parents divorced and he moved with his father to Amman, Jordan. There for only five months, Ferras ultimately moved back to the States to live with his mother and quickly began focusing his creative energy on music.
By his teens, Ferras moved once again with his mother to Santa Barbara, CA. Already an aspiring songwriter and performer, Ferras caught the ear of Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, who wanted to sign him to his burgeoning label.
Ultimately, though, Ferras enrolled for classes at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. While there, Durst facilitated an audition for Ferras with Capitol Records, which led to a recording deal. Ferras' debut album, Aliens & Rainbows, dropped in 2008.
This video was on TRL the first time i heard it.
Hollywood's Not America - Ferras