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Kelsey Henderson (born May 26, 1986) also known by his stage name Kelsey Duran is an American R&B singer, songwriter, rapper, producer and dancer. He began singing and dancing at the age of 5 years old. At 12 years old, he started to write his own songs and realized he loved expressing his feelings in his music and thats when he knew that music became a reality for him as well as a passion. Six years later, recorded his first song Take It Slow, a song he co-wrote which became a local hit in his hometown Guntersville, Alabama. In 2007, Kelsey Duran auditioned for P.Diddys Making The Band 4 getting through to the second round of the competition. Although he did not make the band ultimately, Kelsey was not discouraged, but only more motivated to achieve his goal of becoming a professional singer. In early 2009, after relocating to Las Vegas Kelsey was quickly signed to Azad Records, an urban indie record label. He recorded but never released his debut album titled My Story. While in Vegas he opened for Marques Houston at The Mandalay Bay. Due to lack of promotion and money issues within the label, in early 2012 Kelsey Duran was granted his request to be released (with all rights to his music). Today Kelsey Duran is working in the studio on "No Love Lost" an EP through Mindset Entertainment his own indie label set to be released in late summer 2014.
Band/artist history
I've been working hard since the age of 12 years old. I wanted to work on getting better on my vocals and just overall skills as a unique songwriter and it's really helped out. I was born with a natural gift, but I feel like you can always improve on something so, I continue to work on what doesn't and keep doing what does work, but ten times better and harder.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
I actually don't, but I wouldn't mind getting my Alicia Keys, John Legend on or at least try to lol.
Your musical influences
Michael Jackson, R.Kelly, Aaliyah, Usher, Tank, Ne-Yo, Ryan Leslie, Johnta Austin, 2Pac, Biggie, Doug E. Fresh, KRS-One, Wu-Tang Clan, LL Cool J, Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, TLC, SWV, En Vogue, 702, Blackstreet, Jodeci, Dru Hill, 112, Jagged Edge, Avant, Isley Brothers, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Patti Labelle, and so many more to name. I definitely owe a great deal of respect to these wonderful artist who have paved the way for me and the current artist who still are a great influence in my life and music somehow someway.
What equipment do you use?
Pro Tools, Logic Pro Audio Technica AT2020, AT2035.
Anything else?
I'm ready to show the world what I can do. As long as God keeps blessing me there's nothing that can't stop me nor hold me down. Keep your ears and eyes open. God bless.
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