As usual, I’m having fun discovering new artists and I came across Honore‘s music on Instagram. Honore’ is currently releasing a new single called #3LW, as well as looking for collaborations to advance his music career further.
Honore (pronounced honour-ray) is a Pop/R&B singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California.🌹
Hailing from ethnic descents of Creole (African American & French), and Filipino, Honore’ reflects the same diversity in his universal style.
Honore has performed throughout the US and Asia.
His favourite performing credits include opening for the Pussycat Dolls at The Araneta Coliseum Manila.
He has also sung with many artists such as:
Harvey Mason and Friends,
He has notably done a duet with Patrice Rushen for the opening for Vina Morales/Eric Santos at the San Diego Symphony Hall.
Honore is a singer who puts on a great show. Whether he’s performing on stage solo or live with his band or moving fans with dance choreography, or writing and producing songs, his originality and professionalism completely separate him from other artists. 💣
Honore’s influences are Prince, Miguel, Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake.
He stated: “I want to speak to the world through my music, spread love and inspire minds.”
ABOUT HIS NEW RELEASE SINGLE #3LW
Honoré’s latest single, #3LW is a statement that true love never dies.
#3LW Rn’b single written in collaboration with Jasmine Ejan was recorded in the studio by superstar producer Mike Cee. You can download the song on Itunes for only $0.99!
Never underestimate the power of #3LW: 3 Little Words: I Love You.
Honoré gives a respectful nod to classic 90’s R&B music. It was a time when songs had a deeper meaning. True love was at the centre of every harmony and lyric.
The official music video released on 4th July 2017, directed by Bobby Torres has an amazing storyline.
It displays the ultimate sacrifice of love and all the ups and downs of being in a relationship. It will move your heart. You will find yourself singing every line until you reach the emotional twist at the end. Check it out!
#3LW features the talents of Jasmine Ejan and Gino Calantoni.
Honoré continues to stay relevant and popular among his thousands of fans and followers by working harder than ever between performing and recording.
He’s currently recording his much-anticipated, third solo album “SuperFantastik” with superstar producers Mike Cee, Elev8t, and RJ Fullrange.
Honore’ also released last year a single called ‘Good Times’, which you can download at this Itunes link:
I hope you have celebrated well new year’s eve!🍾🎉 I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year 2017!😘🍀🌟🎊
For my part, I decided to celebrate new year’s eve a little bit in advance!😂 I went to this tribute to Prince with DJ Al Murphy playing lots of Prince’s tunes and then watched the live recording of his 1987 Sign o’ the Times tour on Friday 30th December 2016 at The Sugar Club, Dublin (Ireland).
You can find more information about it on this event page:
Here are recordings in picture and audio of the DJ’s act.
Now, I’d like to share with you some videos taken at the event. I would like to apologise if the last video’s soundtrack isn’t from Prince! I experienced few technical issues trying to publish a live YouTube video and it ended up recording the visuals without the sound!🤔😤 So I picked a nice song in a similar style to add to the video.🙂😉 Anyway, I hope you will enjoy them!
I had booked my tickets for the Sankofa Soul TV Contest in advance. I had initially found the event advertised on Facebook.
There were offering two options:
dinner + live performances (25 Euros)
live performances alone (pre-sale for 10 Euros and at the door for 12 Euros).
I took the first option and didn’t regret it. The ‘Petite Halle’ concert room was full and I would have otherwise kept standing for 4 hours!
SANKOFA SOUL TV CONTEST FINALS
For those who would like to watch the soul singers’ final (10 singers selected from the two previous semi-finals), it will take place on Saturday 18th June at 8.30pm in the ‘New Morning’ concert place, 7 rue des petites écuries, 75010 Paris, France.
There is no dinner option for the final but there are seats, so come early and pre-buy your ticket if you want to sit! Tickets on pre-sale are for 14 Euro.
candidates singing at the contest’s semi-finals 2
SANKOFA SOUL TV CONTEST RECORDINGS
Curious to hear how they sound? Here are few samples recorded of their performances (not necessarily the winners). Which one(s) do you like most? Comment!
Now, want to know who were the semi-final’s winners?
It was such an honour to listen to the amazing voices of Saun and Starr with such a great accompaniment band!
I didn’t initially know these female singers. However, I was greatly impressed by their performance at Sugar Club, Dublin (Ireland) on Saturday 24th October 2015!
Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan Lowe grew up mere blocks from each other in New York City’s northernmost borough, The Bronx.
But it wasn’t until 1986 that the two actually crossed paths at an open mic night at a club called Carl’s Off the Corner in Harlem. With a mutual respect for each other’s talent as singers along with a shared musical aesthetic, the two became fast friends.
In 2013, cover songs soon gave way to original compositions with the duo now named Saun & Starr. Before long, S&S and The Dap-Kings set up shop at Daptone Records’ House of Soul music. They began recording an album of their own material.
First of all, with a bit of luck on my side, I won a pair of tickets to go and listen to new Irish bands called Jafaris and Hare Squead at The Sugar Club, Dublin 2 (Ireland) on Wednesday 11th February 2015.
However, I had absolutely no expectations whatsoever as I didn’t know these bands. I only thought their music styles would probably be either hip-hop or soul.
But I truly enjoyed their live performances and wanted to share them with you! They also play/sing a good variety of music styles!
Based in Dublin the singer/rapper/songwriter/actor has only been doing music for about 3 years now with a healthy list of achievements to show. He now works with Diffusion Lab he is currently recording new music.
First of all, Canada’s hardest-working combo, Souljazz Orchestra band, perfects their signature through a percussive explosion of:
and Caribbean rhythms.
unleashed blaring majestic horns
dusty vintage keyboards
and heavy percussion sounds.
Furthermore, the multicultural collective surfaces with a hard-hitting new record in 2015, ‘Resistance’. This album resumes its link-up with UK-based Strut Records.
The composer Pierre Chrétien explains that they approached this album with a fresh ear. He says as well that: “We were keen to build on the band’s sound and message. So, I brought in some of the French Caribbean and Francophone West African influences that I’ve loved since my youth.”
Consequently, the new album adds fresh dancefloor-oriented elements of:
The resulting album is a defiant celebration of social justice and human empowerment.
On the other hand, their first three released albums:
Freedom No Go Die (2006, featuring the single ‘Mista President’)
Rising Sun (2010)
were nominated for Juno Awards.
SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA BAND TOURING
Last but not least, the Ottawa-based sextet brings its dynamite show across the globe.
They share bills along the way with heavyweights such as:
and Femi Kuti.
LIVE CONCERT RECORDINGS
Finally, I attended one of their live performance at the Sugar Club on Saturday 12th July 2014.
Now, want to listen to them? You are lucky, I have recorded them.
So, I hope you will enjoy these videos and mixed tape below:
Theo Parrish is a musician and selector based in Detroit, Michigan, often described as a ‘techno/house’ artist. He was born in Washington D.C. in 1972.
Theo Parrish musical influences
He grew up in Chicago, Illinois listening to jazz musicians like Miles Davis, Nina Simone, and George Gershwin.
THEO PARRISH MUSIC BACKGROUND
Theo Parris begins spinning and producing tracks in 1986, at the age of thirteen…
After graduating from the Academy for the Arts, he received a scholarship to the Kansas City Art Institute. In 1994, he received a BA’s Degree of Fine Arts from KCAI with a concentration in Sound Sculpture, a form of orchestration using:
the human voice,
and numerous other sound generating devices.
Theo Parrish can fuse the rhythmic, disco-based pulse of Chicago house with the modernist soul of Detroit techno, while at the same time pointing to a lineage in black music that runs directly from Sun Ra to Sound Signature.