New Face Of Soul
Maurice Mahon (Founder of New Face Of Soul) has worked & performed with artist such as R Kelly,Kelly Price,Kim Burrell,Angie Stone,Tyler Perry,Dave Hollister & many more.After winning Chicago Idol R Kelly wrote, produced, & composed Maurices hit single,"Closer" which made The Billboard Top 100 R&B.
Born in the Inner-City deep in the soul roots of Chicago Illinois, New Face Of Soul has risen to the top of Chicago's Soul and R&B scene in 2009 with their sultry Motown sound and Authentic Chicago soul, where they have been deemed by club owners and fans alike as The Midwest's #1 soul group. Maurice Mahon, the bands Lead vocalist and founder of "New Face Of Soul" is the winner of Clear Channels "Chicago Idol" and R. Kelly's only male background singer which are just a few of his many musical accolades. His vision back in 2008 was to form a group that could promote change and collectively bring together many of Chicago's best musicians and vocalists onto one stage. Maurice called upon the assistance of the famous guitarist Greg Landfair who has played on R. Kelly's hits "I Wish", "When a womans fed up", and Maxwells "Fortunate" to be the bands Lead Guitarist. Maurice is also assisted by Kaleb Searcy one of Chicagos own vocalists and producers whom has opened for the likes of Aretha Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Twista and others. Also Lionel Richies well known Bass Player B.J. sits in from time to time adding to the intriguing soul selections which is intrinsically New Face Of Soul. The Band has played in front of thousands of fans, in Arenas, Festivals and many Major clubs including the top venues in Chicago such as the "Taste of Chicago", The Dusable Museum, and the famous "Shrine" nightclub.
The band's latest album, The Grind, combines Maurice Mahon's classic velvet vocal work and orchestral arrangements infused with guitar, fender rhodes rhythms and "spot on" Temptation-like Harmonies to create the group's most sincere work to date. The Group also consists of accomplished artists such as Malcolm Banks, Joshua Scott,"JROC" Edwards and David Mathis. With standout tracks like "Stay On My Grind," and "Closer"(Produced By R. Kelly) the music of New Face Of Soul appeals to soul fans and non-soul fans alike. "Change the music, Change the motive" is the powerful mission statement that the group lives by, As if on a musical mission from God paving the way for change by injecting life, love and class into the landscape of todays music. New Face Of Soul is more than just a band, it is a movement...A movement that can inspire generations and communities to regain focus and come together once again in spirit and unity. If you are looking for a good time with good people, and an unbelievable musical experience you must see for yourself, The New Face Of Soul!
About Maurice Mahon:
Maurice Mahon (CEO & Founder of New Face Of Soul) is no newcomer to the music business. He's been in numerous plays, concerts, and clubs to have his name thrown around the Chicago area. With his sleek smooth tone, he's been establishing himself and making his voice loved by the ones that come to see him. Maurice has worked with artist such as R Kelly, Tyler Perry, Kelly Price, Kim Burrell, Angie Stone, Christopher Williams, Dave Hollister, Shawnna and many others. His style is jazzy and his tone is deceptive. His debut album Fifth Season was released in July 2005, and he got a chance to work closely with R Kelly for the hit single Closer to You. R Kelly wrote, produced, and composed the hit single, and it hit the billboard charts as one of the top 100 r&b singles. Mahon is no stranger to the theatre either, with his latest production that just toured the nation, Issues "We All Got Em." Written and produced by Laterras R. Whitfield, the hit play packed theatres from state to state, and Mahon pleased the crowd once more, capitalizing on each male character. His skill for acting was another way of displaying his many talents, that revolted around music. There is alot of people in the industry doing similar things, but Maurice is determined to make room for himself as a vocalist to be recognized.
"Closer" Produced by R. Kelly for Maurice Mahon on radio currently...Single
Fifth Season - Album - 2005 Debut Album
New Face Of Soul "The Grind" -Album- Release March. 2011
Closer - Maurice Mahon Produced by R. Kelly
Whats Going on - Marvin Gaye
The SOS Gap Band - Outstanding
Medley of - Loggins & Messinah - Patway to Glory & The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle
Medley of - My Girl, Just My Imagination, The First Time
Billy Preston - Will it Go Round in Circles
KJon - The Ocean
Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground, Knocks Me Off My Feet, Sunshine of my Life
Blues - Original and Downhome Chicago Blues
Sade - Ordinary Love Remix
Bill Withers - Aint No Sunshine
And Many More Original and Soul Hits!