B. Blunt

B. Blunt

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B. Blunt is an exceptional R&B singer with an extraordinarily unique voice. Like his favorites, Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, he writes his own lyrics and music. In a time when good, quality music seems to be a thing of the past, B.Blunt is helping to keep soul alive with his unique sound.

Biography

In a time when good, quality music seems to be a thing of the past, hot singer B.Blunt is helping to keep soul music alive with his unique sound. The key to B.Blunt's success is his appreciation of the old-school soul sound while still maintaining the hip sound of today's young music.

His sound recalls the old soul giants. If you listen closely, you might hear a little Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder and even Prince in his music. B.Blunt is keeping the soul legacy alive and aims to bring the organic flavor of classic R&B back to the hip-hop age.

Asked to describe his unique sound, the 28-year-old musician says: "I'm just different. I've always been to myself. I've always been that way. I've always just had my own way of doing things and it comes out in my music. I consider myself a musician and a songwriter. "

B. Blunt, an old-school crusader for new soul, has been in love with music since the early days of his childhood. Growing up in a soul and funk filled town like Washington, DC and singing in local youth choirs inspired Blunt to make music his life’s passion. This singer, producer, writer, and musician has focused all of his energies on providing to the world his soul and unique sound.

Making music has always been in his blood as his father was a member of the legendary group, The Drifters. Blunt recorded his first song at the tender age of three and soon began playing the drums and keyboard. As a soloist in his church choir, he had the opportunity to open for several distinguished gospel artists like Vickie Winans and Darryl Coley and perform alongside Richard Smallwood and Yolanda Adams. These performances in front of thousands of people gave Blunt an extreme amount of confidence and conviction that he could follow his dreams.

Blunt studied music briefly at Lincoln University and Bowie State University. In 2002 he became the lead male vocalist for a local band with an affectionate and warm name, Yamama’nym (pronounced Ya-mama-an-nem). Combining sultry soulful sounds with a touch of Jazz, a hint of soul, and a twist of hip-hop, Yamama’nym quickly became one of the hottest live bands in the Washington, DC area, as well as Baltimore, St. Louis and Norfolk, Va. While singing with Yamama’Nym Blunt has performed various local venues such as the African American Heritage Festival in Baltimore and The Annual Black Family Reunion on the National Mall and Juste Lounge. The groups’ debut album entitled “2:00 AM” was released in 2003 and features the crowd favorite, “Soular Tranquility” which was performed, written, produced and arranged by Blunt.

When not performing with or writing for the band, Blunt spends all of his creative energy running his own production company, Boog Entertainment. Boog Entertainment was started to add another aspect to Blunt’s musical repertoire, his love for Hip-Hop music. Boog Entertainment has afforded Blunt the opportunity to produce and write songs for numerous established and up and coming hip-hop and R&B acts in the Washington area. Blunt has recorded with Jive Records recording artist Raheem Devaughn and produced four songs for hip-hop artist 20x20’s commercially released album, “The Vision".

Throughout the years, Blunt has collaborated and performed with some of Washington DC’s most talented musicians and artists including Lil Los, Don Carter, Black Alley, Uncalled 4, E.U., Lissen, Familiar Faces, and the legendary Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown. He’s performed at some of the most popular venues in town including Bar Nun, Home Nightclub, FUR, Iconz, Zanzibar on the Waterfront, Kili's Kafe, Café Asia, Club U, Izora's, Takoma Station, Juste Lounge, Camden Yards, Daedalus, Pearl, Johnny K's, WPGC, Warner Theatre, the Washington Convention Center, and the Kennedy Center. In addition Blunt has been afforded the opportunity to perform alongside national recording artists such as Al Green, Mint Condition, Biz Markie and Lil Scrappy. Blunt has also opened up for Brian McKnight, Floetry, Jadakiss, Jaheim, Anthony Hamilton, and Erykah Badu. He has performed at several major events including the 2005 Essence Music Festival, Baptist World Alliance Annual Convention, Positive Black Men’s Coalition, Annual Congressional Black Caucus Black Tie Dinner, Unifest, XM Radio’s The Flow, and the Kennedy Center Honors Award show. Additionally Blunt has been fortunate enough to travel outside of the DC area to perform in cities like Baltimore, New York, St. Louis, Norfolk, New Orleans and even Hong Kong.

Blunt wants people to groove to his melodic production and to feel the joys and pains of his life when he touches you with his stirring voice. He aims to carry on the traditions of Marvin Gaye, Duke Ellington and other Washington, DC music legends and put his hometown back on the map.

Lyrics

Smile

Written By: B. Blunt

You inspired me
You made me so happy
You sent a chill up my spine
And all you did was smile

You really made my day
You made me change my ways
Made me think about walking down the aisle
And all you did was smile

You made me say the word love
You made me fall in love
You gave me peace of mind
And all you did was smile

You made me call the same night
Drive you home to make sure you were alright
You made me want you to have my child
And all you did was smile

You made me beg to see you again
You made me wanna be your lover and your friend
You gave me butterflies like a small child
And all you did was smile

You patched up that hole in my heart
You gave me a brand new start
Made me believe in love at first sight
And all you did was smile

You made me write this song
You made me want you to come along
On this journey to follow my dreams
And all you did was smile

So, however things turn out
I can say without any doubt
That writing this has been worthwhile
Because I made you smile

Range Rover feat. Dirdy Redz

Written By: B. Blunt and D. McDaniel

Verse 1
Can remember back when we were a team
But nowadays it seems that we can hardly speak
You’ve got me longing for the day when we can both be free
To finally get everything we need off of our chests

Chorus:
I’m just roving the range, looking for some pretty thangs…
I’m just roving the range, looking for some pretty thangs…
I’m just roving the range, looking for some pretty thangs…
Looking for some pretty thangs… looking for some pretty thangs,

Verse 2
Lil mama you don’t have to worry about me
You see I’ll be out here on my own doing my thing
So while you’re out doing what makes you happy
Promise me that you won’t ever forget me, no

Chorus

Rap (Dirdy Redz)
Break up to make up the same ole
Sh!t, now the game flip when I change clothes
Leave the keys, gotta leave, now you gotta go
You can take what you came with and hit the door
Naw, you don’t have to call
I guess I finally got the last laugh after all
Cause I’m free and single
Baby I don’t see no ring on my finger, I’m turning off my ringer
I’m trying hit the scene
Find a big baller looking for a pretty thing
Pop Dom til the dawn in his limousine
Give me what I never felt and what I’ve barely seen
So is you with that? I’m trying to kick back!
My heart broke lil daddy, can you fix that?
Can you make a girl feel like a real girl should?
Once a bad girl’s gone bad she gone for good, I’m just rollin’

Chorus

Verse 3
(You say now but…)
That’ll be pretty hard when I’m on TV
Cause you’ll be saying, “Damn, he wrote this song about me!”
You gonna say, “What happened to those days when
We both were happy?”
Well maybe we can bring those days back when we’re free

Chorus
Vamp

You Shine

Written By: B. Blunt

Verse 1
I’ve only known you for like two or three weeks
And already I know that you will probably be
One of the people thatknow for the rest of my life
There’s no sequel to a first impression in the sunlight
And there’s no equal to one who says and does everything right
At least the way you see it in your eyes
Like Sade you’re as sweet as cherry pie
Maybe it’s just in my mind, or maybe I’m going crazy
Maybe my eyes just lied, or maybe they’re just fine
I’ve never seen this side of me so it’s got to be real

Chorus
My lawd…
You’ve got to be the finest thing my eyes have seen
Glancing at you thighs and looking in your eyes
And staring at your sould, it’s no surprise
Cause you shine from the inside out
In your mind, that’s where I’m hanging out
In my mind it’s you I’m thinking bout
It’s bout time that we work somethings out )
(Repeat)

Verse 2
They don’t see what I see in you girl
Or understand why I find you so beautiful
It’s the way you say certain words, girl I fall in love
It’s your face, it’s your shape and your curves had to come from up above
It was fate that we would date and we’d make such a perfect couple
It’s almost like you fell from the sky
Like Sade you’re as sweet as cherry pie
Maybe it’s just in my mind, or maybe I’m going crazy
Maybe my eyes just lied, or maybe they’re just fine
I’ve never seen this side of me so it’s got to be real

Bridge
I am so glad, so glad that I met you
They say many are called but the chosen are few
I’ve never experienced romance with a woman so true
That’s why I know you’ll be down for me like I’m down for you

Chorus

Discography

Current Single: You Shine
CD: Change

www.myspace.com/bluntime
www.cdbaby.com/cd/bblunt
http://www.rhapsody.com/bblunt
http://payplay.fm/artist/B.+Blunt
http://musicishere.com/artists/B._Blunt/Change
http://www.napster.com/view/artist/index.html?id=12237313
http://www.mp3-extension.com/album/B.-Blunt/Change

Set List

1.5 hour set
13 Original Songs
Covers include Ordinary People - John Legend, Golden Time of Day Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, What's Goin On - Marvin Gaye (Donny Hathaway version), Ribbon In The Sky/Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder