Colin Steele

Colin Steele

BandR&B

Colin Steele's smooth and dynamic soulful vocal style blends well with the R&B/hip hop beats, stimulating lyrics and hypnotic grooves will keep you coming back for more.

Biography

Colin Steele was born ,Khalid Teemer, in Sacramento, California and raised by his father, Mark Teemer, a controversial revolutionary artist, and member of the Black Panther Party. Khalid and his family went into hiding from the law when he was 11 and moved to Chicago where he began singing on the streets in Chicago's "The Loop" district with his younger brother for donations to help support the family. At age 12 he began recording and touring with DJ International Records until his growing popularity began to draw attention to the family's situation and his father was forced to turn himself in. The family moved back to California. A few years later, while still in high school, Khalid moved to Los Angeles, California. He changed his name to "Colin Steele" and landed the role of Jermaine Jackson in the television movie "The Jacksons: An American Dream". After that, he hosted the children's television talkshow "Club "HT" Live", and later sang lead on a remake of the classic soul ballad "In The Still Of The Night" for Whoopie Goldberg's "Sister Act II". Colin was accepted at UCLA, and while attending, began writing songs, recording, and performing with the singing group 5.0 (as a favor for a classmate), but declined the offers of recording and management contracts at that time. After graduating from UCLA, Colin began performing in clubs in Los Angeles, Paris, and New York. He decided to move to New York where he now resides. In the summer of 2004 he joined the cast of the hit musical "Naked Boys Singing", and in 2005 Colin decided to self release the self titled debut album,"Colin Steele". The album mixes catchy Pop/R&B cuts (Stay With Me, Fantasy, More Of U, Lets Make A Flick,The Word Is Out) and more underground urban styled tracks that paint a vivid picture of his reality, (Leavin', What Money Does 2 A Man). Also included is his inspirational soulful "house" influenced track (You Can Make It If U Try). The album was produced by Colin Steele, DJ Will Prince, A.C.E., Squeek, and Colin's musical arranger, Martin Bejarano. For more info on Colin Steele, check out his website: www.colinsteele.net

Discography

Colin sings lead on "In The Still Of The Night" in Whoopie Goldberg's Sister Act II. The debut 10
song album "Colin Steele" can be purchased at
Colinsteele.net, CDbaby.com,Tower.com and Bestbuy.com. It can also be purchased through various download websites including Apple Itunes. The most popular downloads to date are 'More Of U', 'Stay With Me', and 'Lets Make A Flick'.

Set List

The typical set list focuses on the Dance and Groove songs. The list of songs include, Stay With Me, The Word Is Out, Let's Make a Flick, and More Of U. In addition, Colin's versatility has allowed him to perform R&B, disco, and jazz standards.