R&R, also known as Young Boy Eyes is the frontman for pop music act Tj Toðdler.
Rockford Raymond Wagner is Rest & Relaxation. He was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1977 by his Jamaican mother and Greek father. As the result of such a rich, diverse cultural upbringing, Michael was exposed to a lot of music. As growing up in the eighties was a time of excitement as he, like so many, witnessed the infancy and growth of Hip Hop culture. "20 Jazz Funk Greats" and crack cocaine changed his life.
The R&R sonic journey started in 1999 when Rockfords's musical taste became curious. He listened to many different styles, such as Detroit Techno, Deep House, Disco, Down-tempo, NuJazz, Dub and eventually full circle back to Hip Hop. A new decade began and technology advanced, making music production more accessable for the average person. Michael began making songs with computer software and slowly progressed to mixing live and programmed elements.
Rest & Relaxation would like to continue the tradition of good feeling music. Michael credits the late, great Peter Christopherson, Burt Bacharach and Herbie Hancock as his biggest influences. After receiving similiar responses from numerous listeners, the Rest & Relaxation sound was coined by Michael Gira as, NeoEasyListening, which is described as a mix between NeoSoul and Easy Listening.
The Trinity Sessions Revisted Revisted Revisted, will be available on iTunes and EMusic in September of 2014 and a full length album entitled, Rest & Relaxation Sings Christmas Carols, will be released in this holiday. Please stay tuned for many upcoming collaborations between Rest & Relaxation and artists from diverse backgrounds.
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