Funkee Boy

International Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer Funkee Boy’s has amassed an impressive amount of credits throughout his music career. He has scored numerous chart hits across multiple music genres, as well as, several top Billboard chart hits/Top 5 Smooth Jazz hits, and licensing deals on television networks such as ABC, FOX, NBC, CBS, SHOWTIME, VH1, etc. His music has & continues to appear on some of the most popular and well respected sitcoms ever such as Beverly Hills 90210, General Hospital, All My Children, Sunset Beach, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Love Boat, One Life To Live, Young & The Restless, They Call Me Sirr, Soul Food. Stepping out from behind the scenes as a songwriter/producer & into the forefront as a Smooth Jazz Artist, Funkee Boy’s track record continues to impress. In 2014 his 3rd CD “Soul Purpose”, the smooth jazz keyboardist/producer combined his talents with assembling a stellar line up of A-List recording artists. Soul Purpose features guest appearances from Warren Hill, Najee, Bob Baldwin, Cindy Bradley, Nick Colionne, LEILA, Surface, Lamone, Timmy Maia, Tevin Michael and more. These stellar artists come together on Soul Purpose. The CD has 9 original songs along with hot smooth jazz cover versions of Bruno Mars smash hits “Treasure” & “Just The Way You Are”. Funkee Boy also grooves to R.Kelly’s “Step In The Name Of Love”, and then slow it down with the Eagles classic ballad “I Can’t Tell You Why”. Soul Purpose takes the listener on a journey starting off with the Uptempo tracks “Bonafide” & “Let It Flow”. Then it embraces your smooth & soulful side with tracks “Deja Vu”, “Karma”, & “Keystroke. There are also brilliantly written lyrics on the RnB vibes “Bring Back The Days” and “Satisfied”. Funkee Boy then plays with your senses and invokes a certain type of mood by drawing on the 50 Shades Of Grey inspiration with the solo piano piece “Escala”. The 1st single “LET IT FLOW” featuring Warren Hill achieved Top 10 on all 4 Major (non pay for play) Charts – #4 Billboard, #8 Groove Jazz, #9 American Music/USA TODAY, #10 Smooth Jazz Network. The CD has earned Funkee Boy his 2nd Smooth Jazz Award for radio play and also achieved the #1 best selling worldwide CD in Soul Jazz! Once again, Funkee Boy stays true to his “philosoulphy” of blending his roots Jazz + Funk + RnB = SOUL. His 2nd smooth jazz CD “Philosoulphy” released in 2012 achieved the #1 best selling CD in Smooth Jazz, Soul Jazz, and the entire Jazz genre WORLDWIDE on CDBaby! Philosoulphy charted Top 5 Smooth Jazz and spawned the top 20 Billboard Hit “ALL UP IN IT” and top 25 Billboard Hit “Bliss”. It also features hits “Into You” with Vincent Ingala, “Just Because” with Elan Trotman, “When We Groove” with Leila and much more. Funkee Boy compliments his hit songs with uplifting & meaningful music videos that are sure to make you smile. His live concerts are anything but normal and are usually coupled with recording artist LEILA, as well as, many prominent guest vocalist. These concerts combine powerful positive messages of Unity & Oneness with eye-catching costumes and amazing dancers and choreography. Funkee Boy is a 2-time SESAC award winning songwriter/artist. In March 2013 he received his first Prestigious SESAC SMOOTH JAZZ AWARD and joined the ranks of fellow recipients Warren Hill, Cassandra Wilson, Bob Baldwin, Walter Beasley and Robert Glasper. This award honors recording artists for outstanding achievement and nationwide hit radio airplay. His debut smooth jazz CD “Rise” released in 2008 topped the charts of Smooth Jazz and was among the most played in the USA. The first single “Body Music” was a huge hit for Funkee Boy and follow-up hits “When Your Mad” & “Soul Dance” added to the success of this Cd. Other noteable credits include: Written & Produced Leila CD “Soul Ascension” first smooth jazz single Sexy Saxophone featuring Eric Darius charted smooth jazz. Co-wrote & Produced Leila “Listen Don’t Listen” hit top 40 AMERICAN MUSIC CHARTS. Written & Produced several songs on smooth jazz guitarist Robert Harris CD “Miami Sun”. Including “Bliss” charted Billboard #24. Produced “True Blue” and additional production on “Table For Two” by smooth jazz saxophonist Marty Q’ charted. Produced “Pure Pleasure” by Tadros charted top 15 Canada. Also, top-40 International chart credits with “Sta Sera” and “Missing It”. Written/Produced Tenderoni signed to Babyface (LaFace) and appeared in movie soundtrack “Soul Food”. Also, “Precious Moments”, “Tell It Like It Is” top-20 Hawaii. Five songs written & produced with recording artist Leila charted #1 Internet Charts MP3, LYCOS, Garageband. On tour Funkee Boy is Leila’s musical director and keyboardist who’s concerts have involved more than 20 musicians & dancers evolving into an audio/visual extravaganza promoting Unity and celebrating the diversity of cultures. Concert venues have included Mohegan Sun Arena, Foxwoods, Michael Jacksons-Neverland, Hollywood GlobeTheatre. Funkee Boy was featured on the CD “Oneness” with some of the best songwriters & producers in the industry of artists such as Sara McLaughlin, Santana, Brian Culbertson, Ricky Martin, Celine Dion. All coming together thru the ONENESS Organization to eliminate racism thru music. Written/Produced Hawaii’s upcoming artists Lori Salvatera, Anne Aquino, Damon Williams, all charted top10-20 regionally. Written/Produced Kmelz – R&B artist/writer/producer appeared on Showtime’s series “Soul Food” signed to Jive. Released DVD “Songwriting That Gets Results” and is getting rave reviews from the industry! It helps songwriters nurture their craft and write better songs. Numerous Television & Film Credits on some of the most popular series and sitcoms ever such as Beverly Hills 90210, General Hospital, All My Children, Sunset Beach,Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Love Boat, One Life To Live, Young & The Restless, They Call Me Sirr, Soul Food, and many HBO/Showtime/ABC specials. Funkee Boy has and continues to write & produce & record with some of the most prominent names in Smooth Jazz/RnB such as Warren Hill, Najee, Nick Colionne, Eric Darius, Steve Oliver, Darren Rahn, Vincent Ingala, Cindy Bradley, Elan Trotman, Bob Baldwin, Surface, and more. View Credits/Charts. Funkee Boy prides himself on still being accessible and continues to be hired by songwriters, lyricists, vocalists, and musicians at all levels around the globe. To have your music produced by Funkee Boy check out Funkee Boy also takes his hired productions a step further by featuring the songs and songwriters on several of his websites. He also submits and pitches them directly to his music contacts in the industry for licensing and placement deals that can earn the songwriters royalties. His success ratio on these songs is well over 80% resulting in publishing deals from his affiliate website . It seems Funkee Boy is always in the studio recording and he maintains a busy studio schedule being hired by Television and Film Supervisors, Film Makers, and Music Publishers who want his touch reflected in their project. You may also find Funkee Boy educating, conducting workshops, and guest speaking at many music events. His instructional DVD on songwriting continues to inspire and teach the concepts, tips, and tricks to writing and producing hit songs. from

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