As 2008 comes to an end we would like to reflect back on the milestones that SoundDoc entertainment has had throughout the year, in February Drea released her debut album Love Affair, and Collette’s CD dropped in June of this year, and took the soul/R&B scene by storm. Paul Rivers Bailey had the anniversary of his project Inner Child, in November. SoundDoc Entertainment artist’s music is currently streaming on radio stations here in the U.S. and also in United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia, Amsterdam, Germany and Brazil.
We had the opportunity to attend and participate in the “I Got Soul Music Conference” in Dallas and “International Soul Music Summit” in Atlanta. With these two conferences came new learning experiences, great networking and some new freinds. This year SoundDoc artist had the opportunity to share the stage with many notable artist. Paul Rivers Bailey opened for Al Green in New Mexico. Collette opened for Christte Michele in Columbia, South Carolina.
SoundDoc Entertainment would like to thank you for your support throughout the year. Hold on tight, because 2009 is going to bring some new and exciting things!
Soul Sounds is a promotional event created by SoundDoc Entertainment in the summer of 2008, to showcase the very talented independent Soul/R&B Artists across the nation. Soul Sounds aims to focus on secondary markets where exposure to soul music is not prevalent. Events take place in venues supportive of the music, artists, and movement.
Artist performances are typically an acoustic set or track date, but on special occasions have full bands. As there is no or minimal costs associated with the door we ask that you support the artists by purchasing their CDs.
Coming this Friday
Dec. 19, 2008!!!!
Hope to see you there!!!
December’s special holiday showcase on the 19th features Abby Dobson and Jimmy Salvemini.
41 East Main St.
Bay Shore, NY 11907
9:00 P.M.- No Cover
Some singers need to be surrounded by a variety of equipment to move people, but this powerful artist simply needs an audience. She is one of those rare songbirds that effortlessly stimulate sensual, soulful and raw emotions using just her vocal instrument, a voice that you don’t just hear…you feel it.
Having been influenced by the likes of legendary soul and jazz powerhouses such as Sarah Vaughn, Anita Baker, Donny Hathaway, Bill Withers, Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin, Abby is not your typical artist who tries to woo a crowd with technical acrobatics or lyrical clichés, but instead captures a crowd using captivating melodies and emotionally charged words brought to life by the ache and honey in her voice. Devoted to her craft, Abby has studied classical voice since Junior High school. But it was the introduction to Billie Holiday and Hathaway that taught Abby how to draw people inside her in such a way that you feel her essence. Abby’s music is heart music. “I want to touch people. I wanna make you feel.”
Abby has performed throughout New York City performing to rave reviews at well-known venues like S.O.B’s, The Knitting Factory, The Cutting Room, Joe’s Pub, and the legendary Blue Note. This performer has three times been a featured singer/songwriter at the New York Songwriter’s Circle, performed on BET’s 106 & Park, was a finalist in the R&B category of the John Lennon Song Writing Competition for her song “Deeply”, which has also been featured on television (“The Shield”, “Jack & Jill” and “Any Day Now”), performed in 98.7 KissFM sponsored shows at the South Street Seaport, and was hailed by 98.7 KissFM as a “rising superstar”.
Abby Dobson has also sung backgrounds for several recording artists, including Talib Kweli, John Legend, Consequence and Urban Mystic. Abby is constantly busy sharing her timeless voice and giving back to society, which is why she volunteered to direct a gospel choir, became an advocate for youth and community organizations using her enormous talent as a tool of hope, performed in neighborhood choruses, churches and a host of other social engagements including lending her heartfelt lyrics and melodies to various fundraising events for the Bronx Community College Upward Bound program, Music of Choice for Youth Benefit Performance, Better Youth.org, Lifebeat’s Heart and Voices, The Brotherhood SisterSol, The Lower Eastside Girl’s Club and the Ronald McDonald House for children living with Cancer.
Abby is no assembly line artist. No gimmicks. No studio manufactured antics. She is to soulful music an innovative and compelling force, a tender voice bringing people together…bringing you joy… through the gift of song
A big part of his story is currently featured in the first biography ever written about Luther Vandross, Luther: The Life and Longingn of Luther Vandross. Luther took Jimmy under his wing and nurtured his talent after seeing him perform on the hit talent show Star Search when Jimmy was just 14 years old. Luther decided to set aside all projects and write and produce his new protege..s debut R and B album. Luther called in favors from old friends to appear on the album, such as Irene Cara, Pheobe Snow, Brenda Russell, Cheryl Lynn, and Pee Wee Herman, just to name a few.
On January 12,1986, the day after completing the last song for the debut album, while on the way to the studio to celebrate what seemed to be the pinnacle of Jimmy’s teenage career, the Mercedes driven by Luther swerved out of control and collided with two oncoming cars. In the accident Jimmy’s brother and manager Larry died, Luther and Jimmy suffered external wounds and internal injuries.Electra records decided that in light of the tragedy, it would be nearly impossible to launch the project out of such horrific circumstances.
Jimmy became reclusive when returning home to Long Island morning his brother and healing his broken body. When he listened to the voice within, he discovered an innate ability he never knew existed… writing songs and creating music. His newly discovered talents became his channel of self-expression. Occasionally singing locally, it was when Luther had his stroke that memories resurfaced and Jimmy set out to accomplish the goals from his youth.
If you are an artist & interested in performing at Soul Sounds while in the NYC area, you can submit your materials online through Sonicbids! If you are not yet a Sonicbids member and want to submit online, visit http://www.sonicbids.com/soulsounds and sign-up for the Sonicbids Combo Package (includes your submission AND a discounted Sonicbids membership). If you are already a Sonicbids member, log in to your account and visit the Promoter Drop Box to submit.
December 22, 2008 Drea will be performing at the Shrine Auditorium
Doors open at 6:00pm and Showtime is at 7:30pm
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. bet. 133rd and 134th st.