Influences: The Motown Greats

Influences: The Motown Greats

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Influences combines the familiarity of Motown Classics with fresh new material from the top emerging singer/songwriters in the country and stories about the influence of the Motown greats on their own work and the contemporary artists of today.

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Influences combines the familiarity of Motown Classics with fresh new material from the top emerging singer/songwriters in the country and stories about the influence of the Motown greats on their own work and the contemporary artists of today. Artists jam on Motown favorites everyone knows and love, but also share original work and stories. A wonderful way to share new original works with an audience that wants to hear new pieces, but may not risk the ticket price on someone who isn't a household name...but they know they love Motown.

Featuring Chinua Hawk, Billboard Magazine Indie Artist World Series, who has performed and recorded with Celine Dion. Kanye West, and Wyclef Jean. Influences also features Chris Cauley…this young Soul/Jazz/Pop artist has been touring since the age of 16 and was voted #1 songwriter touring colleges and has toured with Edwin McCain, Will Hogue, Matt Nathanson. The show includes a multi-artist jam session on Motown classics with audience sing along. Other artists are included for larger shows.

Chinua Hawk Biography:
Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, just some of the words that can be used to describe Chinua Hawk. Born and raised in New Jersey, Chinua considers himself a “citizen of the world.” “My music is for everyone. I listen to everything, all kinds of music, so it comes through in my writing.” states Chinua.

Along with his extensive touring record, Chinua also boasts CD sales not only in the US, but also in France, England, Japan, Switzerland, and Canada. Not bad for an unsigned act.

Chinua counts himself very fortunate in his career to have performed with, Celine Dion in front of a crowd of 30,000 people at Madison Square Garden in New York City. He has also written songs with Wyclef Jean, and worked in the studio with producer/rapper Kanye West on rapper Talib Kweli’s song “Just To Get By” just to name a few of his accomplishments.

Chinua Hawk has won the 2003 Heineken Music initiative/ ASCAP Foundation R&B songwriters Grant, along with his songwriting partner Kwame Viapree for their song "I Remember You". Chinua’s other accomplishments include winning the Disc Makers Independent Music World Series 2004 beating out over 1,000 bands with just a guitar player to accompany him. He was also named the APCA Multi-Cultural Artist of the year 2004 and again in 2005. Millions heard Chinua’s song “Can’t Move On” when it aired on the CBS drama “Joan of Arcadia.”

Chris Cauley Biography:
Chris is a 22 year old singer/songwriter out of GA. His passion and soul and easy charm is so captivating that in his first year on the college circuit, he was the #1 music act of all 3 showcases he was selected for and was voted APCA Coffeehouse Artist of the Year. He began writing songs at the age of 16 and formed an acoustic trio by the name of Broken Poets. The high school trio awed audiences throughout the state of GA bringing their tight harmonies and their smooth instrumentation to the stage. After the three went their separate ways, Chris continued to pursue a career in music. Since going solo Chris has opened for many world touring acts including Will Hoge, Edwin McCain, Kevin Kinney of Drivin' and Cryin', Matt Nathanson, and Motor City Josh and The Big 3.

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Discography

Chris Cauley:
"Wishing Well" EP 2003
"Fish Out of Water" LP 2004

Chinua Hawk
The Beautiful Things, 2001
Sunflower, 2003
The Shoe Box Collection Volume1, 2005

Chinua Hawk has also appeared on the following CDs:
A song to promote Global Tolerance
"The Time Has Come" January 2006

Disc Makers compilation CD "Gulf Coast Healing" to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina. 2005

WXPN Philly Local Compilation "Right On Track" 2005

Disc Makers Independent Music World Series North East Compilation CD. 2004

Chinua Hawk has performed background vocals on the following CDs:
Talib Kewli CD "Quality" 2003

Wyclef Jean "The Preachers Son" 2003

Set List

Cover Songs:
Let's stay together/ Al Green
What's going on/ Marvin Gaye
Use me/ Bill Withers
Superstition/ Stevie Wonder
My girl /Temptations
Heard it Through the Grapevine/Temptations
Ain't no sunshine/ Bill Withers
Hit the road jack/ Ray Charles
and many more

Originals:
This time around/ Chris Cauley
Empty bottles
I see what your doing
Stone statue face

Can't move on/ Chinua Hawk
Sunflower
Raven wings
Loved you that way