Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"Your Majestic Rejection" Is Unleashed

The lead single Your Majestic Rejection from my new LP So Sophisticated has taken to the internet. This is my new R&B waltz torch song. And I just love the performances on this cut. The track features an all-star lineup of performers: DJ Bonebrake (drums); Larry O. Williams (sax solo); Rahmlee Michael Davis (trumpet); Evie Sands & Teresa Cowles (backing vocals); and producer Adam Marsland (piano, organ and guitars).  I promised that you would hear new music beginning April 24 and I am very excited to share it.

It was a bit of a challenge, but I put together a lyric-only video to accompany the recording; an homage, of sorts. However, I anticipate producing a full concept video for the song shortly. In the meantime, pretend you still listen to radio and the visual element is still in your own imagination.

Your Majestic Rejection was part of my set on Sunday at the Charleston in Santa Monica. The show was a blast in a new upscale venue. I enjoy the challenge of building dynamics with an unfamiliar audience. All my fans looked deluxe and real cute; you know who you are. The other acts were good; Jaway and Rahe were particularly choice. I look forward to working with them again.

The set list for the show on April 22:
Our Love Is Known By Name
Everything My Heart Desires
Huckleberry Finn
Done Lost My Mind
Your Majestic Rejection

Now, you have the perfect opportunity to learn the words and sing along before the record comes out. My goal is to book a few more shows in Los Angeles to bookend my upcoming journey to Britain in May. So watch the calendar and dates on my website. In the meantime, enjoy Your Majestic Rejection and get ready for the Jam of the Summer


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sophisticated & Solo Show 1

Hey Soul Mates,
thanks again to everyone who came out for the opening night of the Sophisticated & Solo tour. The show at the Good Hurt was a lot of fun. Hard to see from the stage, but I could hear all of you singing along to the hits. I'm looking forward to introducing more of the new material and popping in some fun covers in the upcoming shows, including this Sunday April 22.

Here's the set list from the 12 April Show at the Good Hurt:
Everything My Heart Desires
Our Love Is Known By Name (debut)
Huckleberry Finn
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (James Brown)
A Talent For Loving
Your Majestic Rejection
Let's Dance (David Bowie)
Done Lost My Mind

Details for the next show:

I am part of a full-night's entertainment from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. I will be doing a 25 minute set. On the bill with friends, Jaway and Rahe.

Sunday April 22
The Charleston
2460 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA