More than likely, you have hear of performances of "Sound Of Silence" before. David Draiman's cover along with the band "Disturbed" have made a few songs known for their powerhouse vocals. The song is intense and the song speaks for itself. However, one singer brings a whole new side to the song we have never heard before. Todd Hoffman, a star from 'Gold Rush', performed the song that took many people by surprise. The Discovery Channel star is known for gold mining, being a business man and a family man. He also has an epic beard. What fans didn't know was he also has an amazing singing voice. He let his voice shine when he and a friend recorded him singing the song.
No one expected Todd to be able to sing, let alone to be able to sing so brilliantly.
Todd Hoffman is many things. Locals in his home state, Oregon, know him as an entrepreneur who owns a small airport that he leases out to people with private jets. Yet with every new season, his beard even longer, he surprisingly emerged as the pillar of the entire show. Over time, the image of an adventurous man willing to risk his life in pursuit of the next load of gold starts to stick. Very few self-proclaimed singers can actually do the original justice. Yet Todd, with his scruffy look, standing before an animated screen, gives a performance that actually outdoes the original song. Not convinced? He has nearly 9 million views of his performance to prove it.
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It even reached the coveted number 1 spot on the national charts. Todd Hoffman was born in and decided to throw his life around in when the financial crisis hit. He used to own his own airspace company where he rented out space for private jets but hit a financial low during the crisis. Because the value of gold was heavily increasing as a result of the government printing extra money, he wanted to go mine gold in Alaska with a team of unemployed people. Even if Todd thinks he can do better, this cover is already extremely impressive and blew the internet away.
Since he posted his cover on Youtube, the video has amassed over 4 million views and he has gained countless more fans who are in love with his voice. Hoffman has had years of experience leading successful businesses, from owning his own airspace company to forming a gold mining team in Alaska that went on to become the focus of a reality TV show. He sets out to be successful in whatever he puts his mind to — and that apparently now includes singing! He is clearly singing from the heart as he progresses through the epic ballad, showing off his great range and rock-singer vocals. The powerful last chorus sends shivers down my spine.