Biography

Fave is a Texas-based musician / songwriter / producer / vocalist. He is also the creator and host of the Friday Favecast (www.fridayfavecast.com) - a weekly music podcast dedicated to soul, progressive hip hop, fitness and social commentary.

Fave started playing the piano at 18 while attending Ball State University. Two years later, he became the musical director of his university gospel choir and spent most of the mid to late-90s writing gospel songs and playing piano in local churches. He is also self-taught on organ, trombone, trumpet, lead and bass guitar.

In 2000, Fave moved to Atlanta and studied production under many renowned and underground R&B / pop producers. In 2002, Fave joined indie label, Lightsout Entertainment and co-founded GrooveSpeak, a weekly open mic showcase in Southwest Georgia. His love for the “neo soul” movement expanded while promoting this event and recording new material.

Fave produced two albums while at LOE, the spoken word / soul LP, Lovers Interlude and Barry Ousley’s R&B debut, Emotional Progression. Both albums demonstrated Fave’s versatile style of production, songwriting and vocal arrangements. Fave founded the “Grown + Sexy (G&S) Band” where he played keys and sang throughout the Southeast. During this time, he was known as “Trelblaza” for starting these new cultural movements. He left LOE amicably in 2004 in order to relocate from Georgia and further his career as a marketing executive in the beverage industry.

In 2006, Fave began working on a music podcast celebrating underexposed indie artists in addition to his own selections. The Friday Favecast has evolved to a weekly podcast highlighting artists such as Eric Roberson, Sy Smith, Dwele, Foreign Exchange, Little Brother, S1, Choklate and others.

He currently produces the The Friday Favecast in Houston in addition to contributing keys and vocals as 1/3 of the Cross Country Collective with electronica producer, Todd Kelley (Big La), and gospel-jazz guitarist Doug Ramsay (Fresh).

Fave recently co-produced the Men Love Mary: A Tribute to “My Life” mixtape project hosted by Chucky Thompson, and featuring Eric Roberson, Jesse Boykins III, Nino Moschella, et al.

DISCOGRAPHY


Upcoming Projects

2009
Cross Country (mixtape)
Spaceage (EP)

2010
Impervious (EP)

Albums

2009
Men Love Mary: A Tribute to “My Life” (see production credits)

2002
Barry Ousley: Emotional Progression (LP)
see production credits

2003
Poetic Mindz: Lovers Interlude (LP)
see production credits




Featured Singles

1994
“He’s There”

1995
“Serious”
“Keep the Praise”


1997
“True Foundation”

1999
“Too Late”
“Third Door”

2000
“You Ain’t Ready”
“Forever”
“Belong”

2001
“The Way We Planned”

2002
“Before the Rain”

2003
“Therapy” feat. Barry Ousley and Poetic Mindz

2004
“I Her Her” feat. Knalige

2006
“Touch the Ground”
“Shaunte, Tameka and Kisha”
“She Don’t Like Me”

2007
“Anything But No” feat. Todd Kelley

2008
“Planned” feat. Quetzal
“I Love You” feat. Todd Kelley
“Anything and Everything”

2009
“Give it 2 Ya” feat. Todd Kelley
“Dream” feat. Onra


Singles

1999
“Solitude”


2000
“This Can’t Be Real”
“My Song”

2002
“Before the Rain”

2003
“Your Man”

2004
“Lovers Interlude”
“Metaphorically Speaking” feat. Barry Ousley and Poetic Mindz

2006
“The Other Side”
“Saunter”
“The Part of My Heart That Loves Abuse”

2007
“Favorite Neo Soul Singer”
“Forsaken”

2008
“Can’t Let You Go” feat. Todd Kelley


2009
“Your Move”
“Drippin;”
“Dream” feat. Onra

Production Credits

1996
“Do I Praise” Kevin Woodgett (background vocals)

1999
“In This Place” by Loveborne (keys, vocal arrangement)

2000
“This Can’t Be Real” Alaina Nelson (keys)
“What I’m Gon’ Do” Bad Boy Bill (vocal arrangement)
“Come Through the Door” Colin Wolfe (keys, synths)

2002
“Before the Rain” Barry Ousley (keys, drum programming, vocal arrangement)

2003
“Lovers Interlude” Poetic Mindz (keys, bass, drum programming, cover design)
“Emotional Progression” Barry Ousley (keys, bass, drums, vocals, cover design)

Edited by favewrites on 4 Feb 2010, 03:01

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