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PRESS RELEASE: KEVIN ARTHUR | GRAMMY NOMINATED, STELLAR AWARD WINNING PRODUCER/MUSICIAN RELEASES DEBUT CD MERGE
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Grammy-Nominated Kevin Arthur Releases Debut Album, “MERGE”
A compilation of African, Hip Hop, Jazz, Reggae and R&B influences combining family artistry with uplifting lyrics and instrumentation
*New York, NY, April 8— Grammy nominated, Stellar Award winning producer/musician, Kevin Arthur, released his debut album, MERGE, on April 1, 2015. Stepping into the forefront from Musical Director and/or Bassist for internationally renowned artists including Common, Christina Aguilera, and Les Nubians, Kevin is gracing the public with his infusion of “sincere sweet soul” using the rhythms of African, Hip Hop, Jazz, Reggae and R&B influences, taking listeners on a passage of inspirational muse and progressive harmony.
Kevin is a trained musical talent who attended both the The Creative and Performing Arts H.S. (CAPA) and Martin Luther King High School in his native hometown of Philadelphia, PA. He went on to play with the likes of Jill Scott, The Roots, Kenny Lattimore and Musiq Soulchild.
Kevin says,”I knew I wanted to be a musician from the age of 3 when I first heard the late legendary Andraé Crouch’s “This is Another Day” album. From being moved by the drummer’s beat on that track to now being in a place where I am able to inspire others through my own music. I am truly blessed and honored to share my story and merge the different roads I have traveled to this final destination – the MERGE album.”
The album is a family affair, featuring appearances from Kevin’s wife of 17 years, Ericka Arthur who lends background vocals on “Danse”. Kevin is also joined by his children, Kevin Arthur, Jr. on “Lively Up” and Kayla Arthur who sung and co-wrote “Polar”.
Additional tracks include “The King”, dedicated to Andraé Crouch, featuring drummer John Lawson (Kanye West, Musiq Soulchild), “Tears for Fears”, featuring guitarist Justin ‘GuitarSlayer’ Lyons (Zendaya, Chrisette Michele), “Peace/The Prodigal Son” featuring Estee Bullock (Hezekiah Walker, DeWayne Woods) & Johnny “Smurf” Smith (Jill Scott, Ledisi) ; “Passports” featuring Criss Cross recording artist and Jazz pianist Orrin Evans, Korey Riker (Elvis Costello, John Legend), George ‘Spanky’ McCurdy (Lady GaGa, Mariah Carey), Pablo Batista (Alicia Keys, Richard Smallwood); “Relevant” featuring Holy Hip Hop Recording Artist Joshua Raymond.
MERGE is available for purchase on iTunes at http://apple.co/1DFNryT and at all major retailers (For bookings and additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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