Singer songwriter Maurice Eric has returned with a new Cd entitled “From the Basement “ which features 14 songs written and performed by Maurice Eric (available on CDBaby.com). The solo project features Maurice Eric’s old school Philly soul sound on songs about love won, love lost and a song of reckoning with “No Quiet without Peace. Since the release of “In the middle of the room” in 2009, Maurice Eric has continued singing and staying in touch with his lyrical side by performing in the MT. Calvary Baptist Church Choir in Mesa Arizona. While working in Arizona and later in Tupelo Mississippi, Maurice was exposed to many facets of life that helped to influence his outlook towards himself and the world around him. Returning to the East coast in 2012 Maurice began to find the time, the moment and the emotion to once again sit down and pen the many feelings that are relayed in the CD “From the Basement”. From the first track “Tell Them to the last track “I wish I could see you again, Maurice Eric delivers the many sides of love and life that are apart of all of our lives at one point or another. Two of the promo tracks “It’s just because I love you and Love has left us this time” having been featured on Mick O’Donnell’s Soul Discovery podcast http://www.souldiscovery.co.uk/
These songs have also been featured on the Mark Merry podcast http://soulsermonmixup.podomatic.com/. Both Mick O’Donnell and Mark Merry have continued to support Maurice Eric’s efforts and exposure to his music. Special thanks to the following people: To Paul Thrower, I can’t say enough about the support and help that you’ve provided over the last 5 years. Thank you to my friend and musical colleague Bernard C. Wright for his critique and support through the last 20 plus years and for co-writing “love and Life”. To my loving Family who has shielded, loved and supported me through my many trials in this life, love you. To Apple and Christina Monique thanks for your support on the duet. Also very special thanks to my InfoTech family and fans Dan Ressler, Karen Barnes, Maggie Copper, John Warren, Melanie Keys and Jeff Swims for their support and listening ear. Song critic Norma Jean thanks for your support. Bill Jolly for producing my music on “No Quite without peace “and the many other numerous tracks since 1986 that he has produced for me, but more importantly his friendship and support. To Bill Reid and family thanks so much for all of you prayers.
Marc Staggers is about to release his new album “Back 2 Soul” on MarReg Music, much to the excitement of many of his supportive fans. This album is expected to continue the soulful musical journey that started with his last two album releases, “Then and Now” and "Key To My Heart." His vocal style often compared to famous soul singers of the past and present will certainly captivate and continue to generate fan interest across the world. The development of his unique style is the result of a lifetime of musical influence including the late Luther Vandross. Marc started singing in the church choir and studied voice as he was growing up. His initial foray into music started with the release of several gospel albums where he worked with talented singers such as the late Clifton Dyson. Marc has had several radio appearances including “Glory in the Morning,” with Winston Chaney on 1340 WYCB (Radio One); Heaven 1580, with Matt and Cheryl; and WWGB 1030, with Debra Britt. Marc was the executive producer of “If You Can Dream,” on 1340 WYCB, which sought to promote local talent.
Marc’s Television appearances have been featured on the Maryland Public Television (MPT) program “Artworks This Week,” with Nate Howard; ABC Channel 2 News, with Terry Owens; ABC Channel 2, “Grace & Glory,” with Lee Michaels; PAX Cable Television show “Life Styles,” with Deborah Britt; and the cable program “Glorify His Name,” hosted by James McCollum. His music has been embraced by many around the globe, who have written glowing articles and reviews on his soulful singing abilities. After many years of pursuing gospel music, Marc felt that his true heart’s desire was in producing music that was reminiscent of the type of soul music he grew up listening to. This lead to his debut CD “Then and Now” that generated significant worldwide interest and support among many music listeners.
More recently, Marc released a summertime single entitled “Soul Summer Lover” that climbed the U.S. jazz charts all the way to #13 and still continues to be played in regular rotation on a number of stations. The “Back 2 Soul” album features such talented artists such as musical composer and arranger - John Stoddard, World-renown Saxophonist - Kirk Whalum, Film and TV actor -Tico Wells, aka (Choirboy) from the movie, The Five Heartbeats," and Versatile Soprano - Adoree Johnson, who appeared on the U.S. version of American Idol, and other very talented people. Reginald Staggers, Marc’s brother, has been instrumental in the shaping of the musical direction of both CDs. Reginald’s role in developing the songs and collaborating on vocal arrangements has helped to propel Marc’s musical career to a level that has received accolades from many diverse music connoisseurs. Marc was born in Washington DC, the Nation’s Capital, where he attended Bowie State University and received a BS accounting. Later he obtained his certification as an accountant. During his college years he began to study music with an emphasis on voice and after graduating college he continued to study voice for several years under the direction of the World-renown Soprano, Mrs. Nelda Ormond. Under the tutelage of Mrs. Ormond, Marc began to recognize his true singing talent and she was instrumental in helping him gain the confidence needed to pursue a singing career.
Klive D’Farley—writer, producer, musician, artist, band leader, global explorer and lover of all things New York is the creative mind, and dreamy vision behind Dreemtime. A constantly evolving group that mixes international flavors, sexy and sophisticated electronics, live brass and orchestral instrumentation to create, and coin, a unique and vibrant genre of music—New York Lounge Funk.
Dreemtime has mastered a blend of original and mixed beats to create a truly one-of-a-kind flare, driven by the life experiences of D’Farley and his keen ear for bringing together musical talent and distinguished collaborations. A mixture of soul, R&B, jazz, and lounge with vibrant pop thrown in for good measure, Dreemtime has created a genre and following all of its own. A constantly evolving group, Dreemtime has released two albums—Dreamy (2007) and New York Lounge Funk (2009) plus five international remixes prior to the anticipated release of Manhattan (2013), a project named for its roots.
D’Farley has always been inspired by precious talent and soul, allowing the newest work to bring together incredible sounds with stunning vocals by JeSante' and E.R.I.C. With wood wind & full thick trumpet sections by Bassy Bob, Richard Bulger (Groove Collective), and Takuya Nakamura. Saxophone notes by Marcus Miller, flutes by Aki Kasuga and Damon Brandt, bass by Amanda Ruzza, and gorgeous piano solos by Siimone Giuliani accompanied by keyboard and percussion by D'Farley himself. Manhattan, with an album release date of October 2013, is sure to be a universal success, similar to previous releases that play on radio stations around the world from London to Tokyo, Australia and Hong Kong and beyond.
Manhattan features a unique cover executively created and produced by famed photographer Kenneth Willardt, best known for shooting Lady GaGa, Beyonce, J-Lo, Maybelline and L'Oréal campaigns, and a host of magazine covers the world over. The beauty and the beat cover creative includes long time Dreemtime singer JeSante’, and founder, D’Farley. They bring to life a curiosity of NYC culture for the creative creatures that speak Dreemtime's language—New York Lounge Funk.
Dreemtime - Made in New York with a twist of England ...since 1998
Release Date: December 2013
J.B Bingham is best known for his 1976 modern soul anthem “All Alone By The Telephone/Live And You Learn” on United Artists Records. A second U.A. release “She’s Gone/Keep On Walking” also received some attention from the modern soul fraternity but never reached the popularity of his aforementioned release. Both of these releases were recorded under the auspices of H.B. Barnum and Steve Binder. These sessions yielded a total of 7 tracks which Barnum and Binder then took to U.A.
The powers that be at U.A chose the four tracks previously mentioned for release but declined on the other three.
So these three tracks then remained unissued until 2011 when we at Soul Junction contacted J.B Bingham asking the inevitable question did he have any unissued track’s?
J.B then hooked us up with H.B Barnum and a licensing deal was done.
The result of which you now have before you two out of the three unissued tracks, back to back on a 45. The excellent upbeat message song “People On A Ego Trip” backed with the more mid tempo offering “She On Strike” (SJ525).
Have no fear the third remaining track will not be left “all alone” for too long as it too will also be gaining a belated release sometime in the near future.
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MARTINE GIRAULT, IF.....formal release available for the first time online from November 4th
If is essentially a question, a question that asks what it would have been like 'IF' she hadn't introduced drugs into her life. It took a great deal of courage to admit this in such a public way. The songs are bitter-sweet describing the values of friendship, gratitude strength, faith, love, and heart break. She performs each with a sincerity rarely found in modern music.
The key tracks on the subject are the two mixes of the title track IF- URBAN and IF- RAYDIO (crossover.) along with 'I'm Not Gonna Cry Today', 'Friend', 'Thankful' and 'Pray' I think the titles speak for themselves.
In her own words, 'This LP was written from the heart and it will touch the heart...I hope it has that effect on you.
Release Date: Monday November 4th 2012
The Coalitions story began with Philadelphian William Anthony Anderson who under the Stage name Of “Little Tony Talent” recorded “All That’s Good Baby/Your Too Young” for Juggy Murray’s Sue Label in 1966. Tony recorded a second and final solo release the Van McCoy penned and produced “Gotta Tell Somebody (About My Baby)/ Hooked On You” a 1967 release on the New York based Vando label, which McCoy co-owned with partner Jocko Henderson.
Tony who was still only fifteen at the time continued to enter local talent shows in and around Philadelphia and after being beaten on a couple of occasions by vocal groups, thought the best way forward was to form a group of his own.So with high school friends Alan Williams, Bruce Dunbar and Carl Smith, Tony formed a group known as the “Deltones”.
Due to a conflict of names with another Philly harmony group “The Delfonics” a change of name was soon to follow with the guys choosing a name that they thought was more relevant to the times they were living in, thus the name of “The Coalitions” was agreed on, at this juncture Carl Smith left the group to be replaced by the late Dwight Mitchell.
The Coalitions first recording “Instead … How Are You/I Don’t Mind Doin’ It (Instrumental)” appeared on the local “Re Dun” label in 1974. This release was picked up later in the same year by the nationally Jamie/Guyden distributed Phil. LA Of Soul label (367) a second release (371) of “Instead … How Are You” was issued in early 1975 this time dropping the instrumental flipside in favour of a vocal outing “Later Than You Think”. After the Phil. LA Of Soul adventure The Coalitions entered a barren period recording wise during which time Bruce Dunbar left the group. His position would later be filled by Bruce Fauntleroy, with a fifth member Stephen Ferguson also joining the group.
In circa 1979 with a group line up of Tony Anderson (Talent), Alan Williams, Bruce Fauntleroy, Milton Williams and Stephen Ferguson The Coalitions began recording their “Colour Me Blue” album project. Although after two years in the making the finished product was never issued. Following a lead 45 featuring two of the tracks from the album “The Memory Of You/On The Block” SJ512 which were released in 2011. You now finally have before you the much anticipated “Colour Me Blue” album which is available in both vinyl and CD format.
Front cover photo. From left to right: Bruce Fauntleroy, Alan Williams Tony Anderson, Milton Williams and Steve Ferguson.
The Coalitions story began with a 11 year old child prodigy Little Tony Talent (real name William Anderson) a change of name was soon to follow. So in 1969 with the guys choosing a name that they thought was more relevant to the times they were living in, the Deltones became “The Coalitions”. At this juncture Carl Smith left the group to be replaced by the late Dwight Mitchell.
The Coalitions were to record a song written for them by Wilbert Hart of the Delfonics entitled “Freedom” although this was reputedly never released.
Their big break came in 1974 when under the guidance of producer Michael Nise they recorded “Instead … How Are You/I Don’t Mind Doin’ It (Instrumental)” for Leon Dunbar’s local “Re Dun” label. Michael Nise was later responsible for taking “Instead… How Are You to Jamie/Guyden who picked up the release for national distribution on their Phil. LA Of Soul label (367). The Coalitions hit the road, touring the chitlin circuit to help promote their release. A second release (371) of “Instead … How Are You” was issued in early 1975 this time dropping the instrumental flipside in favour of a vocal outing “Later Than You Think”.
The highlight of this period for the group was being invited to open a concert in Philadelphia for The Jackson Five. After the Phil. LA Of Soul adventure closed The Coalition entered a barren period recording wise during which time Bruce Dunbar left the group. His position would later be filled by Bruce Fauntleroy, with a fifth member Stephen Ferguson also joining the group. In 1979 with the group line up of Tony Anderson (Talent), Alan Williams, Bruce Fauntleroy, Milton Williams and Stephen Ferguson the Coalitions embarked on a vanity project to record the “Colour Me Blue” album which they spent most of their spare time on over the next two years until the project was completed. But due to lack of finance the finished product was sadly never issued.
Following a decade of relative inactivity the Coalitions rediscovered their passion to perform once again. So in 1995 under the new group name of “Ol’ Heads” Tony with former Coalition members Alan Williams and Bruce Fauntleroy and additional member Alfonso Smith recorded the “Before You Go” album. The Late Donald Murphy was the producer on the “Before You Go “project. He also featured as a songwriter on the project along with Marty Sutton. The album was recorded at Gerald Levert’s “Trevel” studio in Cleveland Ohio.
A further name change and album project followed in 2003 when under the pseudonym of “The Rheel Menn” the group recorded the “Keepin’ It Rheel” album. The group had by now grown to six members with Tony McFarland and Leonard Deans (both former members of the group, Maximum Level) joining Tony Anderson (Talent), Bruce Fauntleroy, Alan Williams and Milton Williams (who later left the group).
Returning to the previously mentioned “Colour Me Blue” unissued album. After lying dormant in the can for circa 30 years it was recently rescued from obscurity by Soul Junction’s Philadelphia A&R representative, Charles Anderson. A lead 45 featuring two of the album tracks “The Memory Of You” and “On The Block” was released for the first time during 2011 ( SJ512).
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Who is Lamone ?
Lamone pulls in the crowd. He is a must hear, multi-talented vocalist, songwriter, producer, and must see performer with an incredible vocal range.
Born and raised in Waterbury Connecticut, Lamone is no stranger to going against the grain, or straying from the norm. Never a follower, always a leader, this "soulja" of music and art blazes his own trail. With his ability to channel and evoke the artistry of such legends as Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke and Donny Hathaway, Lamone has developed a soulful yet eclectic style all his own. That ability combined with his dynamic stage presence commands audience attention at every show.
Growing up, Lamone heard music all the time -"day in and day out". His Mom sang at home and in Church and his dad made sure he had all the latest music, which had a tremendous effect on Lamone growing up a 70's soulchild. Influenced by his idols: Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Patti, Chaka, and Aretha, Lamone started singing at the age of 10 and hasn't stopped.
When asked what singing does for him, Lamone replied: "Singing is my high, it relaxes me and reduces all stress". He has toured America and abroad with Smooth Jazz pioneer Najee. Lamone sang "Fallin in Love" which was featured on Najee's 2005 release My Point Of View. Lamone is also working on his much anticipated cd which is currently in production, with various producers, such as multi-talented producer/musician/songwriter, Chris Big Dog Davis, who has worked with the likes of Brian McKnight, Vest, Will Downing, Phil Perry, Najee and many more. Lamone has performed as part of opening acts for Jill Scott, Charlie Wilson, KEM, Phyllis Hyman, Keith Washington, the Stylistics, the Chi-lites, and the Dramatics. Lamone has also performed onstage with Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, and has sang backround for Me'lisa Morgan. In 2007 Lamone released his debut CD entitled "Eclectically Speaking" and in 2011 released an EP entitled "On The Rocks". Ladies and Gentlemen, this is one "exclusive" artist you don't wanna miss.
So stay tuned!
Singer and songwriter Greg Watson is making a name for himself on the Houston R&B music scene.
Greg, who describes himself as a crooner with soul ended 2009 with a bang. He opened for musical
stars Jeffrey Osborne and Stephanie Mills in a Arena in Houston Texas. He has recently released his first CD, titled, "This Time". It features two songs that have already been well received, "This Time" and "Craving Your Body". Greg's new CD will no doubt increase his fast-growing fan base. In addition to his regular live performances at various Houston venues. He continues to open for such well-known names as Bobby Bland, Regina Bell, Legit, Glen Jones and others.
Greg has long admired the singing styles of such stars as Peabo Bryson, Teddy Pendergrass and the late Donny Hathaway, and now Anthony Hamilton, Brian McKnight, Johnny Gill etc.. He is also a Jeffrey Osborne fan, and was honoured to open for him at Houston’s Arena Theatre. Greg was also Blessed to Open for Mel Waiters, Bobby Bland, Regina Bell and several other artists. "Unknown to me,” Greg said, “people who heard me sing at different places were talking to those involved with the promotion of the Stephanie Mills and Jeffrey Osborne concert. They felt that I sounded a little like Jeffrey and asked that I be given a chance. I lived out a dream opening up for two of my favourite singers. That alone is a blessing.”
Greg isn’t content entertaining the community. He also cares about the community, and has served in law enforcement for 15 years. A native of Arkansas, Greg, like many R&B performers,first started singing on Sunday mornings. “My grandmother made me sing in church when I was little,” he recalled. “It was at Gates Chapel AME church in Crossett, Arkansas, and I was around ten. I was nervous as all get out, but my grandmother wouldn't’ let me get out of the program.“In high school,” he continued, “my friends asked me to sing in choir with them, and in college, I needed a scholarship. Now, years later, I sing because it makes me feel good.” Greg hopes that
the sky is the limit as far as his career is concerned.
“My goal is to develop myself to be the best writer and singer that I can possibly be, and create songs that have meaning in the lives of those who listen,” he said. “I want to be successful doing something that I love to do, which is to communicate with others in a way that helps smooth the rocky road of life.”
In 2013 I was fortunate to meet KHOU 11 news report Mr Tim Wetzel who heard some of my
music and stated that he liked it. He thought it sounded very professional. I told him that I had already been on great day Houston in the past. He expressed and interest in doing a story on me. The story aired on 11 news august 6, 2013 at 10pm. I feel like this was a blessing from God, because after about 7 years I am finally going to take this chance and release my Project, “Pieces Of Me 2.” Composed of song written and sang by me, Greg Watson. It will be released on iTunes. My Goal was to create songs that will not only just make people feel the music, but the lyrics as well. My lyrics are about real life things, Love lost, won, and also how we hope and wish things can be. I would like for my music to have no barriers to anyone of any background. Hopefully I got a little bit for everyone. As my grandmother used to tell me about cooking,” Baby, just season it to your taste, if you like it, someone else will.“ Thus comes the name,” Mr Seasoning.” Smile !!!
Growing up in the South, Carmichael woke up every morning to his parents playing some of the great Soul artists like Al Green and Maze and Frankie Beverly. The influence of these amazing artists has contributed to the smooth sounds and empowering lyrics that have come to be known as Carmichael's signature style, "Grown Folks Lullabies."
The music industry stood up and took notice of Carmichael in 1994, with a major record deal with Manuel Seal of So So Def. His next break came in 2001 when his compilation was selected for the soundtrack for the movie Big Ain't Bad, featuring the singles "You Need a Man" and "Always." Carmichael followed that with the release of two albums, back to back; First in 2003 with the album entitled "Cool and Sexy," then in 2004 with "You Can't Break Me."
Carmichael writes and produces his own songs and became recognized and sought after for his talent as a songwriter. In 2006 he was selected as a writer for The Tony Rich Project with La Face Records.
Carmichael was catapulted to International recording artist status with the release of his third album, "All About Love" in 2007. He began performing across the United States and overseas in London, Italy, Japan and Germany. "All About Love" reached #8 on London's R&B charts, and #2 on the Underground RnB charts in Japan, according to Black Music Review, leading to the album's re-release in 2008.
The first double CD project for Carmichael, entitled "Fantasy/Rain" was released in 2010. "Fantasy/Rain" topped the Japanese Underground R&B charts at #2, according to Black Music Review.
In 2010, Carmichael was honored with the awards for Steppin' Music Artist of the Year and the People's ChoiceSong of the Year for "Rock It" from the "All About Love" album. Record deals, soundtracks, back to back album releases, writing, chart topping, international acclaim and award winning music all meant to Carmichael that the people were embracing his gift of music. That is the fantasy come true for the Southern kid who relentlessly pursued his dream.
The latest album, "Pot of Gold,” represents the most mature and powerful offering from Carmichael MusicLover thus far, infused with the signature style listeners have come to depend on.
Smooth, sultry, and soulful vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer, Lionel Cornelius (LC) is the baby brother of the 70’s performing artists Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose.
Lionel began singing and playing the trumpet and piano at the age of 5. At that time, he began entering local talent shows and later performed with his brothers in the group The Power House Band. Lionel was discovered and hired as an extra for the TV series, Miami Vice. After working two episodes as an extra, Lionel was interviewed and cast by Michael Mann to work alongside Clarence Williams III in the "Tale of the Goat” as his first supporting role. Lionel's passion for the stage still exists today as he returns to the music industry with this his debut single as a solo artist. While working on his first solo project in 2011, Lionel was selected by Mr. Fred Cash as the lead vocalist for “The Impressions,” but decided to
pursue a solo career instead.
Lionel is the owner and CEO of Lionel Cornelius Entertainment, a subsidiary of Lionel Cornelius Enterprises, Inc founded in 2001. LC Entertainment provides multimedia entertainment services to artists in the areas of recording, production, post production (music, video, film), artist management, and digital music sales.
THE ART OF ROMANCE
Produced By Darold Gholston
I have always loved art and have been blessed with the talent to be able to express my feelings in pictures. I have had the opportunity of studying under some great artists over the years. Artist such as Jon Lockhard, Carl Owens, Dominick Pangborn, Hubert Massey, and Bill Hosner have helped me to hone my perception of what an artist is and what I have to do to strive to be honest to my craft. I have found that it takes practice, commitment, and knowledge to become an exceptional artist.
In June of 2009, I experienced a life changing accident; this isolated event has changed my world forever. I was playing catch in the gym at the Cairns Community Center with a friend, we where tossing a hard ball back and forth, than we started to get a little competitive the ball began to sail faster and faster. Next thing I know my friend is winding up like he’s on a baseball mound, he reached back and let the ball go with a loud grunt.
Once the ball left his hand it must have been traveling 80 miles per hour. The ball looked like an aspirin I could hear it whistling as it was approaching. Bam, it hit me right in my left eye, I was frozen in time for a second. I began to fall backwards like a flat board toward the floor, bam again as my head hit the floor. All I could see was darkness and I could hear panic in the voices of those in the gym.
As a result of the accident I have 10 percent vision in my left eye. My depth perception is being challenged daily. I find myself stumbling off of curves, struggling down stairs and I am fearful of driving in the dark. I didn’t draw or paint for weeks. My gift of drawing and painting that I had taken for granted was now in jeopardy.
This was a real wake up call for me. To look at me one could not tell that I have a problem or as most would say a disability. I look normal, but looks can be further from the truth. I now use a hand held magnifying glass to see small things. In the past months I would not dare use it in public or tell any one about my hidden disability.
I now understand the phase “ to whom much is given much is required”. I have now gained a great respect for having this gift , never to be taken for granted again. A new commitment has emerged, giving me a “vision” to be thankful for a second chance. My perspective on life is different as a result of the accident.
It is this aspiration that keeps me going , it gives me a reason not to ever give up , on something you love doing, I am going to be a work in progress until the day I die. As I continue on my journey to share my art with the world. I hope it can result in a better understanding of the appreciation of art.
The Backstage EP
With the Backstage EP E.R.I.C. colours retro-soul with shades of pop ,rock, jazz to give a detailed account of what happens behind closed doors in relationships while paying homage to major music artists of the 60’s 70’s and 80’s
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1. The A.T.M.
This is a jazzy retro-soul tune with a modern twist in the lyric is for anyone who’s knows money can’t buy you love.
This Luther Vandross (verses) meets Bill Withers(choral hook)tune which ends with a dash of Teddy Pendergrass encourages folks to look past the art of infatuation to find out the deeper meaning of love.
3. Fall In Love
This tune tunes take a page from 70’s soul groups such as the Stylistics ending with a dash of Barry White.
4. My House Your Home
Again we pay homage to Luther Vandross’s Power Of Love with a modern twist in the lyric on how we all communicate in these modern times. This also takes a musical page from Stevie Wonder’s “Uptight”
5. The Maze
This song reflects our long human struggle with drug/alcohol addiction and domestic abuse which pays homage to Seals &Croft set to a rock edge and soulful vocals. http://youtu.be/EIqmKurDq0g
6. Save My Love
Finally E.R.I.C. pays homage to Burt Bacharach and his soulful approach to music in the 70’s professing divine intervention on found love.
E.R.I.C. is one of today's most versatile singer/songwriters in live entertainment.
His dedication and commitment to good music are as equally dynamic as his voice. E.R.I.C.’s many active projects reflect his wide range of inspirations ranging from Barry White, Luther Vandross to Marvin Gaye.
In 2008 E.R.I.C. released his first EP entitled “Drama” under Extra Rich In Class Publishing which is an affiliate of SESAC. E.R.I.C. wrote all the lyrics and music on the Drama EP. It was well received especially in the U.K. where it was noticed by Phil Driver of Soul Unsigned Records. E.R.I.C. was signed with the U.K. group and the song “Queen” from the EP was incorporated on their compilation called Contemporary Soul Songs Book II. This led to a meeting with Klive D'farley of Dreemtime to perform vocals for the Black Ep for Lanzo cosmetics E.R.I.C.2011 EP entitled “Groove” had two singles, the title track Groove and Betcha Didn’t Know, were release in the U.K. and very well received.
Betcha Didn't Know is now featured on Soul Unsigned Records' The 2011 Summer Soul Session and receiving great reviews. E.R.I.C. will release his third Ep Backstage April 2013.
E.R.I.C. will be touring and showcasing his live performances worldwide.
September 9th 2013
The August Heat Band, hail from the small town of Bristol near Opelousas, in the state of Louisiana. The main core of the August Heat band consist of the gospel trained lead soprano vocalist Eltonez Salton otherwise affectionately known as “Cookie”.
Veteran lead guitarist, background vocalist, and the August Heat album project producer, John Kent Pierre-Auguste. Who more frequently uses the abbreviated name of Kent August.
Along with bass guitarist Ronny Sonnier, drummer Michael “Joe Monk” Caesar and keyboardist Tony Lea. On the “Closer” album project additional keyboard parts were provided by local musician and studio engineer Michael Lockett. Who also recorded and mixed the entire album at his Lockdown studio in Lafayette, La.
The “Closer” album project began in 2010 and was a further two years in the making.
It is from this excellent album that we at Soul Junction have taken the delightful mid-tempo offering “You And Me” backed with the more up-tempo dancer “Hooked On You” for our next 45 release. In doing so, we hope to introduce the great sound of the August Heat Band to the appreciation of a greater worldwide audience. Here’s to a successful future, August Heat.
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