Chante’ Moore signs new record deal prepares to release ‘Moore is More’ in April, 2013
*“I’m better than ever, I’ve grown vocally,” said Chante’ Moore about her upcoming studio release, “Moore is More,” on her new label Shanachie Entertainment. “The album comes out in April and the single probably before that. I want the single to be ‘Doctor, Doctor,’ but I think it’s going to be ‘Misunderstood’.”
Chante’ Moore was born and raised in Gospel, but is noted to have Jazz influences by such artists as George Duke. The former model was ‘discovered’ by Louil Silas at MCA Records and soon after married NAACP Image Award winning Kadeem Hardison – which a daughter Sophia was born. She also has a son with singer Kenny Lattimore, whom she is now divorced from after 9 years of marriage.
“It’s called ‘Moore is More’ and I think it’s going to be more of what people expect and more of the unexpected,” she pointed out about the new project. “This album is a reflection of where I am at this time. A lot of things I haven’t or won’t talk about, but I put it in songs.”
Her relationship with her first husband she put in a song called “Chante’ Got a Man,” which earned her a Soul Train Award nomination and a Billboard listing that peaked at #2. Another familiar Chante’ hit is “Love’s Taken Over.” She also has some famous collaborations, such as “Your Home is My Heart” with Boyz II Men and “Contagious” with the Isley Brothers. This hit appeared on the soundtrack of the film “How Stella Got Her Groove Back.”
Moore wasn’t too eager to sign a recording contract and explains the signing with Shanachie, “They called a few years ago. When they called I was not interested in signing with anybody. I was working consistently. I even started recording and so when they called (again), it was perfect timing. I was just making music because I was just in the mood.”
Chante’ has not only been busy performing consistently but appearing in theatrical projects, touring on the “Soulful Sistas” with Regina Belle, Kelly Price and Shirley Murdock, but she is going to be appearing on the “R&B Divas” Los Angeles spin-off of the show with Kelly Price and Blu Cantrell.
Learn more about Chante’ Moore’s “Moore is More” Shanachie release at www.Shanachie.com.
Blues singer Gay Marshall riding on the success of album release of Blues covers
*A Cleveland native, Gay Marshall started in the industry with her New Orleans style band called the Basin Street Elite and today she is riding the wave of success as a stand-out solo Blues/Jazz force in the industry. She released a new project, “Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night,” a collection of Blues/jazz cover songs.
“The songs are real feel-good…real emotional songs,” said Gay Marshall about her latest album release that she produced and arranged herself. “I was always into theater. I always wanted to sing and dance, though I couldn’t because I didn’t get a lot of encouragement. My parents said no to the arts…My parents they love it, absolutely love it (now).”
The album includes 15 covers songs from such artists as Ethel Waters (“Sweet Man”), Jimmy Cox (“Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out”), and Tin Pan Alley.
“There are all kinds of others I’d like to record and musicians I’d like to work with,” Gay added out. “I just met a young composer who wrote a musical…he called me to do a concert and he is writing songs for me now.”
Her statement is a prime example of how important contacts are in the music industry to your success. Marshall, trained at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic School in England, has also performed as an actress on Broadway in such legendary shows as “A Chorus Line” and “La Cage Aux Folles.
To learn more about Gay Marshall and her latest album release “Go Back Where You Stayed Last Might” log onto www.GayMarshall.com.
(Columnist: Eunice Moseley is a PR/media & promotions consultant, and as well as a syndicated entertainment columnist for over 20 years – www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)