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Noel Gourdin

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Newcomer Noel Gourdin (Gor-Deen) is prepped to make a major impact on the music world with his powerful debut disc After My Time via Epic Records. Influenced by classic soul as well as the contemporary sounds of R&B and hip-hop, Noel’s music is a seamless blend of each genre. “Listening to so much music from so many different eras really helped me put my style together,” explains the gifted singer-songwriter. His debut offering is a refreshing mix of timeless R&B with a modern, youthful feel. Armed with commanding, rich vocals and a solid collection of intimate, soulful songs, this budding new talent is positioned to make an indelible mark on music’s landscape by bringing together listeners across all generations and genres.

Many artists have been declared “before their time” however with the album title After My Time, Noel pays homage to the soul stars of generations past that have paved the way for him to express himself through the “most relevant music” in his life. While he’d fit perfectly in the old-school soul genre, he has crafted an album that also proves him to be a unique new-generation artist with undeniable staying power.

As a kid growing up just outside of Boston in Brockton, Massachusetts, the 26-year-old musician soaked up the sounds of his father’s music collection, which consisted of plenty of old soul favorites like Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Tyrone Davis and Teddy Pendergrass. Noel realized his true passion for making music in high school and set out on the beaten path to a professional career by writing and producing songs and performing at clubs and showcases in and around the Boston area.

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  • msfunkyfreak

    "Led You On" <3

    25 Mar 3:35pm Reply
  • CRiiSs7

    LET YOU ON.

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
  • RnB_001

    His albums r excellent! Real R&B!

    2 Sep 2011 Reply
  • bubsit07

    love this brotha's sound

    28 May 2011 Reply
  • SoulJazzsterInc

    This guy is great and so underrated

    10 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Stacy84

    New album is cool, not better than his debut. Regardless, Noel shines above the rest. Outstanding voice & beautiful quality music. A rarity today. Wishing him much success!

    5 Apr 2011 Reply
  • rgold29

    Aww man his music is so fresh yet rooted in his true history... I think its a great blend. Wish there was more!

    3 Jun 2010 Reply
  • sassylh

    surely you shoutbox viewers got that I was speaking of "led you on" was the song I was making comment on -but just in case. :) I thought id mention it.

    30 Mar 2010 Reply
  • sassylh

    ...appreciate the angle. coming to terms with male ego and drops the testostrone to face up to something that shouldnt be done. he's not saying to accept it -he saying its got to end. and LOVE'N PYT!!! its new to old :)

    30 Mar 2010 Reply
  • sassylh

    ok i prob reached the limit on the shoutbox. But I just wanted to say, I discovered NOEL from the "the river" -some1 left a shout saying they got tired it go too much radio play -but anything that ties us to our heritage and is refreshing `thats a good thing. We lack culture and appreciation as and of the black community.

    30 Mar 2010 Reply
  • sassylh

    One love- captures that moment of realizing your in love, Noel sings: “…this here, aint enough.” He throws in “indignant” after having held his tongue! The music dances to his beautiful lyrics –GREAT engagement party song.

    30 Mar 2010 Reply
  • sassylh

    Hurts like hell ~showing, stubborn after being hurt. Thanks for shining light on REAL!! Open: Noel sings: “…making love to you in my mind …cant even focus…”

    30 Mar 2010 Reply
  • sassylh

    Summertime…W*H*A*T!!! love’n this one! He turns the elements of winter and brings fire hot heat in loving. Noel sings: “…we change the weather !!! til im out of breath …just cause its cold outside and the sun aint shining … make summer where ever we go ….” -And the beat is slow and manish!! Im loving the slow seductive tongue twist of lyrics.

    30 Mar 2010 Reply
  • sassylh

    ok so seems like musical seeds have been planted (even though I just discovered him on lastfm) Noel's needs to be watered throught the industry cause his music needs to go full bloom! Its spring ...and his flow is rich like marvin gaye (I think, need to be more in tune but that is the first thing that comes to mind) YET light ...perfect for spring/summer 2010.

    30 Mar 2010 Reply
  • KeepItTopnotch

    Agreed. Whoever is in charge of his exposure is highly incompetent it seems. Glad I found his music through this website. Dude is Fire. Underrated Indeed.

    30 Mar 2010 Reply
  • SoulJazzsterInc

    This artist is so underrated.

    11 Mar 2010 Reply
  • marvelesque

    Very nice.

    18 Jan 2010 Reply
  • upenzi

    where is this guy? i need more noel =]

    3 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Eidolon_

    I fell easily takes the cake

    12 Apr 2009 Reply
  • brnsilkysmooth

    This song "One Love" is my favorite. Very beautiful song.

    24 Dec 2008 Reply
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