CDH

CDH

BandR&BReggae

CDH is a natural vocalist, a prolific songwriter and an outstanding producer. CDH has developed a refreshing and distinct new sound in urban music that has mass commercial appeal.

Biography

How do you “label” an artist who refuses to submit to a cookie cutter music industry? Just Imagine what music would be like today if there had never been a Michael Jackson….if there was never a Bob Marley…. or a Jimi Hendrix. True artists like these come along only once and are undeniably irreplaceable.

CDH, Craig Doyle Henry is one of those artists who come along only once, spawning many imitators but none able to duplicate his earnest pursuit of truth and the versatility with which he communicates his experiences along the way. He is different from everyone and everything going on in the music industry today. Utilizing the sounds of blazing hot Hip-Hop and hard hitting Rock to heart pulsing Reggae and smooth R&B, CDH translates the common experiences of life and love into heart felt poems of passion that move the body and soul yet still captivate the mind.

CDH is a natural vocalist, a prolific songwriter and an outstanding producer. With musical influences ranging all the way from P.Diddy, to Kirk Franklin and from Buju Banton, to The Temptations, CDH has developed a refreshing and distinct new sound in urban music that has mass commercial appeal. His first solo release “Gimme That Chance” a Limited Edition E.P has already been attracting tremendous attention from music lovers, radio and industry professionals alike. Although it is just a prelude to his full length album – scheduled for release later this year – Gimme That Chance does showcase an array of CDH’s many extraordinary talents. The most noted being his ability to write, produce and record great songs! .

At the age of 17 CDH formed and fronted the gospel reggae band Manna which performed extensively in the Toronto gospel circuit and also recorded two independent singles.

In 1997 CDH teamed up with his eldest brother Simple Shel and created House of David Productions where he quickly earned a name for himself as a solid record producer. After successfully releasing House of David “The E.P” in 2000 and sharing the stage with top artists such as Grammy Nominees Winans Phase2, Stellar Award winners Trinitee 5:7 and Reggae Superstar Papa San, CDH finally decided it was time to venture off into a solo career with his Signature Hit “Get On Up!” the title track from House of David’s second CD release which he also produced. With an increasing demand for product at his solo performances CDH delivered “Roots Foundation” an instrumental reggae CD and promptly produced his E.P to compliment it, including the edgy yet catchy “American Dream”.

CDH is a potent mix of the spiritual and the earthy. He speaks of Faith and suffering, joy and personal struggles. With words that compel the most discriminating of listeners, he tells the stories of the “common man” in ways that reflect their culture and intrigue the outsider. He is gifted in his perception and expression through music, poetry and song, with a greater capacity for inner searching. He is sensitive, Intuitive, creative and spiritual. He simply is Craig Doyle Henry, CDH.

Lyrics

Gimme That Chance (remix)

Written By: Craig Doyle Henry

Rap
Now I might recite a line or 2 of poetry
Put it in the place of where the old chorus used to be
You and me together girl that’s how it ought to be
Remix tip don’t trip grab a hold of me
I’m a take you straight to the bridge and over it
Where the song of love becomes complicated
We made it together, the harmony was right
Now just gimme that chance we can dance through the night

R& B Verse
You know I’m watching you, watching me
I can tell that you want to dance with me
But I won’t give it up so easily
Maybe in time you’ll get to know me
Over there eyeing me, spying me
I can tell that you want to get with me
Maybe it’s true, we could really be
Gimme that chance maybe, we can see

Chorus
I want a lovin' I can feel, a woman that is real
Woulda give you everything if you love me for me
But no matter how I try, love I cannot find
Search over land over sea (repeat)

Just gimme that chance maybe
I can make you happy
Gimme that chance baby, you and me together

Verse 1
Diamonds and pearl woulda give to this girl
Everything ina this world that I have, woulda put it in she hands
If I can take a chance and express emotions
Looking for true love not a one night stand
Watch the flex holding hands along the beach at sunset
Building castles in the sand, while we toes them get wet
Love so pure and so true, it feels so nice
When the love I have for you is reflected in your eyes

Chorus
I want a lovin' I can feel, a woman that is real
Woulda give you everything if you love me for me
But no matter how I try, love I cannot find
Search over land over sea (repeat)

Just gimme that chance maybe
I can make you happy
Gimme that chance baby, you and me together

Verse 2
Well this is dedicated to the black woman
Who always do the best that you can
They say you couldn’t do it and you prove them wrong

You nu get enough respect fi where you come from
Take care of you house you take care of you man
Take care of yourself cause you independent
And you nu always get what you want
But you keep you head up and you still stand strong

So what I’m looking for is a crystal princess
Kinda girl to reflect me love back the brightest
That kind of love only come from the God bless
A she me want me naw go settle fi no less

Rap
Now I might recite a line or 2 of poetry
Put it in the place of where the old chorus used to be
You and me together girl that’s how it ought to be
Remix tip don’t trip grab a hold of me
I’m a take you straight to the bridge and over it
Where the song of love becomes complicated
We made it together, the harmony was right
Now just gimme that chance we can dance through the night

Just gimme that chance maybe
I can make you happy
Gimme that chance baby, you and me together

©copyright 2002 Craig Doyle Henry. All rights reserved

AMERICAN DREAM

Written By: Craig Doyle Henry

How many men want to take control?
And gain the whole world at the price of your soul
Sex, drugs, rock, roll, money, power, riches untold
How many men want to take control?
And gain the whole world at the price of your soul
Money, power, riches untold
All at the price of your soul
All at the price of your soul
All at the price of your soul
All at the price of your soul
It’s all at the price of your soul

How many men want to take control?
I said how many men want to take control

Chorus (if you’re like me say this)
I don’t want it (No! No)
I don’t need it (No! No)
I don’t want it (No! No)
I don’t need it (No! No)
At the price of my soul (No never)
The price of my soul (No never)
I don’t want it (No! No)
I don’t need it (No! No)

Verse
All these men, they want to take control of the world
But they only get it at the price of their soul
Gain the whole world with the riches untold
Money and the power plus the rock and roll
I never want to leave my heavenly home
I never want to leave my heavenly home
Gain the whole world at the price of my soul no never!
I give it to the Lord to take control

Pre-Chorus
Now how many men want to take control?
And gain the whole world at the price of your soul
Sex, drugs, rock, roll, money, power, riches untold

Chorus
I don’t want it (No, No)
I don’t need it (No, No)
I don’t want it (No, No)
I don’t need it (No, No)
At the price of my soul? (No never)
The price of my soul (No never)
I don’t want it (No, No)
I don’t need it (No, No)

Verse
Chaos, confusion, destruction and danger
Hate begetting hate, revenge for what we’ve been through
Lies and deception, persecution and anger
Words becoming weapons and lives becoming ammo
It’s only the beginning cause winning is not an option
Each time someone dies, the spirit of war will rise
And despise the soldier who was only taking orders from a man
Who planned to conquer the world and take it over

Chorus
I don’t want it (No! No)
I don’t need it (No! No)
I don’t want it (No! No)
I don’t need it (No! No)
At the price of my soul (No never)
The price of my soul (No never)
I don’t want it (No! No)
I don’t need it (No! No)

© 2004 Craig Doyle Henry. All rights reserved.

Discography

DISCOGRAPHY

2004
GIMME THAT CHANCE Writer/Producer/Performer
ROOTS FOUNDATION Composer/Producer

2003
HOUSE OF DAVID "GET ON UP!" Writer/Producer/Performer
CORY BROWN "LEARNING" Producer

2000
HOUSE OF DAVID "THE E.P Writer/Producer/Performer

AWARDS

2004
"The Next Big Thang" WPEG Power98 (Charlotte)
Gospel Recognition award (WGSP/Charlotte Gospel Recognition Awards)
2nd Place (Briar Creek Road Baptist Church Annual Talent Contest)

2002
Grand Prize Winner (Cooch Music Songwriting Contest)

LIVE PERFORMANCES

2004
CDH B-Day Bash/CD Listening Party (Springfield, MA)
Street Sweepers Biker Rally (Charlotte NC)
Springfield Carnival (Springfield, MA)
Juneteenth (Charlotte, NC)
For Sisters only (Charlotte, NC)
The Gospel Connection Concert Series (Charlotte, NC)
Gospel Recognition Awards (Charlotte, NC)
CWOE* "A Day to Celebrate Women" (Charlotte, NC)
Boardwalk Billy's (Charlotte, NC)
Heavenly Hip-Hop Summit (Charlotte, NC)
WOW* New years Celebration (Springfield, MA)
AACAC* Charlotte Poetry Slam (Charlotte, NC)

2003
Mustard Seeds Anniversary Party (Toronto, Canada)
La Parole (Toronto, Canada)
War & Peace Through Spoken Word (Toronto, Canada)
Get On Up! Road Show (Springfield, MA)
Jamaica Day (Toronto, Canada)
York University (Toronto, Canada)

2000
Victory 2000 with Papa San (Toronto, Canada)
ShineTV Millennium Gala With Trinitee 5:7
Winans Phase 2 (Toronto Canada)

MEDIA APPEARANCES

POETRY PORCH TV Performance & Interview Charlotte, NC
WOGR 88.1FM Radio Interview Charlotte, NC
WPEG POWER98 Radio Interview Charlotte, NC
CIUT 89.5FM Radio Interview Toronto, Canada
CHRY 104.5 Radio Interview Toronto, Canada
JOY 1250 AM Radio Interview Toronto, Canada
WAIC Radio Interview Springfield, MA
STCC Radio Interview Springfield, MA
KLAS Radio Interview Jamaica W.I
JOYCE WADDEL TV Performance & Interview Charlotte, NC
MISSISSAUGA NEWS Newspaper Interview Mississauga, ON
WORLD WIDE FLAVA TV Performance & Interview Charlotte, NC

WOW* ~ Women of Worship
CWOE* ~ Christian Women of Elegance
AACAC* ~ African-American Cultural Arts Center

Set List

Fresh Music with a Positive Flow Original sets range from 1/2 hour - 1 1/2 hour. CDH maintains a strong and high energy stage presence including Reggae, HipHop and R&B sets. Spoken Word Poetry may also be added to any set.
EACH CDH PERFORMANCE IS TAILOR MADE PER EVENT.