I am a singer/songwriter/music publisher.
First and foremost a songwriter/music publisher. My main genre I write in is rnb/jazz aka Neo-soul, I also write rnb/pop, uptempo dance songs, and a little bit of rnb/hip hop. I am CEO of my own music publisher company "Sultry Ware Music" signed with BMI Performance Rights Organization.
I consider myself a sultry singer/songwriter, lacing RnB with a mixture of smooth Jazz, Neo-Soul, Soul, contemporary pop, and rnb/hip hop that are full of senuality, love and heartbreak. I have a vivid of an imagination that helps me get my message across to the listener by intoxicating their minds taking them on a natural high on a journey of imagination.
I started writing songs at the tender age of 8 years old. I also helped formed my first singing group in the mid-60s.
We participated in all sorts of talent shows, and music showcases. We did showcases. We performed with some major heavy hitters such as Joe Bataan Band, Skky, Bliss just to name a few.
We also did private shows for the board of education officials, a Christmas show, a Thanksgiving show where we performanced alongside a Brooklyn band & male singing group called The Claim Jumppers.
The group went through some changes 2 members were replaced later. We changed our name to Misty. Later on the group broke up completely and I became a solo artist. I did a few talent shows, landed a contract with an Independent Record Label. But my real love was for songwriting, which I persued.
I've gotten good reviews about my creative writing and singing abilities which I thank God for giving me the talent to do both. Along the way there were singers and songwriters who helped shaped & molded me into the songwriter I am today.
Vocal ly I've been influenced by many artists such as; Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Stephanie Mills. Musical wise James Brown, The Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Prince, R. Kelly, Angela Windbush. Songwriters Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Babyface & LA Reid, Elton John, R. Kelly, Prince, Angela Winbush. I also was inspired by a lot of the pop bands and artists of the 60s. Later on down the line I started listening to a lot of artists who were into jazz such as Nancy Wilson, Billy Holliday, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita Baker, Sade, George Benson.
Beside rnb/jazz aka neo-soul being my first love, I like all other types of music; Jazz, pop, Hip-Hop, rock, dance/house, classical, childrens songs, calypso, reggae, and instrumental version songs.
I started my own music publishing company called Sultry Ware Music, I am a BMI member. Member of AIMP (Association Of Independent Music Publishers). Use to be a member of The Songwriters Hall Of Fame, And The Songwriters Guild. My musical paths came across a music producer name Clarence Ferguson, Jr. My lyrical/melody contents collided with his musical engenius and we've created musical magic for well over 3 1/2 years.
I've accomplished and had the opportunity to introduce some of my songs to the A&R of MBK Entertainment (Alicia Keys), and to get some of my songs viewed with a few Independent artist. I will be working with a few artists & music producers. I'm networking and build up some good relationship with a few well known industry people.
Most people wont believe this, but I am a close relative of Jackie Wilson, and my oldest son is related to Big Daddy Kane. Through my brother's children who are related to Wu-Tangs "Rza & ODB (old dirty bastard) and John Gibbon (Wu's management), I'm affiliated. There also maybe a kin-relation side with Leon Ware producer of "I want you" album by Marvin Gaye, but I'm still looking into that one.
I have crossed paths with many well known artists, such as Jodeci, TLC, Lisa Fisher, Busta Rhymes, Brian McKnight, Teddy Riley, Aaliyah, Robert Bell from Kool & The Gang, Donell Jones, Eddie F, Father MC, Blahsay Blah, Wendy Williams, Vaughn Harper, Milera, Heavy D, just to name a few.
I am affiliated with Indepedent Record label Ismael Records, whose once affiliated artist "J-Funk' was signed to. They now have a new Hip Hop/Music Producer artist who goes by the name of Strokes.
No. But I have performed live with a full piece band and a all female singing group.
Stephanine Mills, Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan, James Brown & The Isley Brothers, Babyface & LA Reid, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Angela Winbush, R. Kelly, Prince, Elton John.
I use my God given vocals, a Yamaha Keyboard, PC, Microphone, creativity and Imagination.
I'm open to Collaborate with well established songwriters & Music Producers, Independent & Major.
CHECK OUT MY SOCIAL SITES
http://poetress1.blogspot.com (My Poetry Blog)