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R&B/Urban/Pop Singer, Writer, and Producer North Carolina Flava
"Whatzup Fam!!! I know it's been a minute since you've heard some music from me. Well it's time to get grindin' again. Here's some clips from my up and coming project titled "UP ALL NIGHT" Let me know what ya think..." NEW A.M. PROJECT "UP ALL NIGHT" SOON TO DROP
Band/artist history
A.M. was born September 10th in Beckley, West Virginia a child of the 70s. Known to his family and friends as Stephen Rutland, he is the oldest of two sons. A.M. spent the early part of his life traveling from military base to military base in the states as well as around the world. His parents, a military officer father and a beautician mother encouraged him and his brother to pursue every ambition they showed interest in from sports to music. Its when A.M.s family finally settled down in Fort Washington, Maryland, that he started to show signs of his musical talents. Participating in everything from marching band to jazz band, A.M. excelled on the trumpet and slowly started to shine vocally. Like most R&B singings A.M.s vocal talents began in the church. Under the mentorship of the late Reverend Donald Vails, A.M. was thrusted into solos and a life of performing groups and gospel choirs. As he started to feel more confident in his vocal talents, A.M. began exploring activities outside of the gospel world. Throughout grammar and high school, A.M. cultivated & showcased his talent by participating in a host of local talent shows and events. During this time he also performed at various clubs, weddings and benefits in and around surrounding areas. After getting off to a rough start with his first solo disc, One Day, A.M. had a successful run with two singles Let it Roll and Im Ready. It was interesting, having to prove myself all over again. People knew me as, a guy from that group but I slowly established myself as a strong independent artist. Lately A.M. has been working on his second solo disc titled, Up All Night, the North Carolinian implant is hoping to appeal to fans of all ages. So be on the look out for his NEW RELEASE - Spring 2011
Your musical influences
I was inspired and influenced by singers like Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Karen Clark- Sheards, Faith Evans, Joe, Brian McKnight and Michael Jackson. I enjoy these artist, because their songs give meaning, understanding, and hope, explains A.M. All are important attributes A.M. hopes to bring out in his own singing and songwriting.
What equipment do you use?
I perform to either CD or DAT. Some times a band.