Monday, 19 July 2010

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: Joonie





Introducing Calvin “Joonie” Gary, Jr., who is an American singer, songwriter, arranger and musician, specializing in Soul, R&B and Pop who like many great artists began his vocal career singing and playing in the church. Although a brilliant vocalist, Joonie’s dream was never to become a singer. As a talented musician, his focus was on the art of songwriting and producing. Unable to find singers who could deliver his works the way he envisioned them, Joonie was forced to sing his own demos. After one of his demos reached the hands of Warren G, Joonie landed his first deal with a major record label.

Unwilling to compromise the integrity of his musicianship and unable to abandon his unique artistic style to become a pre-packaged “instant star”, Joonie took an introspective hiatus from the music industry where at one point he almost lost his desire to create. For a while, Joonie stayed behind the scenes writing, arranging, producing or playing instrumentals for other artists including, Ruben Studdard, Nappy Roots, Angie Stone and Mos Def (unreleased), but his talent would once again surface and be pushed to the forefront.

Joonie's latest single, 'So Fly' is a great soul track!

Keep your eyes peeled for this guy.

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