Boz was originally the front man for the Progressive Rock group " Us " whose record Oblivion was released on Ravenbourne Records/Labels Enabled in 2004 and continues to do very well in the UK and in Europe.
Us, formerly The Chosen Few (TCF) toured throughout the Southeast United States from 1997-2005 playing mainly festivals, upscale clubs, and corporate events: Anheuser Busch, IBM, General Motors etc. with tremendous success and positive reviews of their 16 piece show (which included female vocalists and full horn section!). "We worked on some HUGE corporate gigs with the likes of Sting, Cheap Trick, Hootie and The Blowfish, Sugar Ray, Steve Allen (three weeks before he passed away, unfortunately)and so many more, we were very blessed to be in the Orlando Convention Band music scene", say's Boz.
Boz also says: "I thank God for that time of my life. Great players, great music and we were always playing; I mean sometimes 3-4 times per week! We made a lot of people happy with our music, whether it was cover and/or original music."
With this solo record, Boz's music has been hailed very spiritual but certainly not charismatic and/or Christian.
"I call it human . I try and write songs that can move people in some way or another, from a human aspect. I tend to focus in on one subject and do my best to learn as much as I can about it; in order to write more passionately. My hope is to connect with the listener somehow and have this music inspire them in some way.
My influences have always been great career artists like Peter Gabriel, Bruce Hornsby, Sting, Phil Collins, Mick Hucknall (Simply Red), Mike Rutherford (Genesis), Don Henley, Seal, Paul Carrack, Steely Dan (to name a few). I tend to stray a bit to the obscure. I think many of you will hear those influences in this music.
We, (David Mikeal and I) wrote some really nice radio-friendly tunes on this new record ( Karma Knows ) and some other very personal "album" tunes that I am very fond of. In fact, I love all the tunes and certainly hope those listening to Karma Knows will too!
Boz continues to work with other songwriters in the Florida area (and beyond) and plans to complete the Boz LIVE on I-Drive project in Orlando , and tour in 2009 to support Karma Knows.
We won't bore you the details, but we've been at this quite a while. We're seasoned, career artists who can still captivate an audience, and write and records songs with passion and meaning.
We play LIVE when we have the right venue and the right people attending. We played the "cover" circuit for many years and years, and loved it, but now we're focused in on our songs, our message and our stage production.
My career mentors are: Steely Dan, Genesis, Bruce Hornsby, Don Henley, Sting, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, and SO many others. Anything with some songwriting "gumption" is what I'm attracted to and what I try to emultae.
You name it, we have it but SHURE in-the-ear monitors are something I will NOT work without!
We thank anyone who is spending any time of theirs with our music. We hope you'll let us know how we're doing and also hope you will share our work with others.