Descendants of Reality

Descendants of Reality

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REAL SOUL MUSIC INVASION-DOR make bodies dance, minds escape, hearts believe, and audiences wanting more. Whether these legendary soul sistas are singing in an intimate small café or rockin’ thousands at a riverfront stage, their hot energy can’t be denied. Expect THE MUSIC-THE RHYTHM-THE SOUL

Biography

DOR MISSION:
To be a thought for the unchallenged, to be a voice for the unheard,
to be a light to the unconscious….through music.”

Dynamically smooth….energetically artistic. It was effortless intervention by God that brought the sultry sounds of “Brownie” and the soulful essence of “Reecy” together at Tennessee State University to unveil Descendants of Reality.

Descendants of Reality have been climbing to a pinnacle of success with a perseverance that has created a track record of breaking barriers and invading the world with infectious grooves. They have also sparked interest from music critics and DJs in Italy, The Netherlands, London, and Mexico.

According to All the Rage Magazine, “Their funky, retro, urban style resonates in everything they wear and every song they sing. What’s most remarkable about the ladies is that they can s-a-n-g.” Collectively these two young ladies have worked with some of music’s top artists in a wide spectrum of genres (Lyle Lovett, Grammy award winning producer Shannon Sanders, Randy Travis…). They have opened shows for HipHop greats such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, and have also shared stages with prominent artists such as: Eric Roberson, Jaguar Wright, Laurnea, Trina Broussard, Algebra, Gordon Chambers and more.

Proving as a force to be reckoned with, these vocalists have received the following honors:
--Featured vocalists at Country Music Hall of Fame's "A New Generation Salutes Ray Charles"
--the “Best Singer Award” at a final round of Emergenza (an international battle of the bands contest)
--received international distribution through Tower Records’ online store
--the coveted Southern Entertainment Award for “2006 Indie-R&B Artist of the Year.” (covers entire southern region – TN, GA, OK, TX, MS, FL, AR, AL, NC SC and LA)
--Main Feature on UPN (regional affiliate), “Not Just Country” TV Show - 2006

They have been also shared their melodic abilities at events/venues such as:

--Atlanta Soul Music Summit 2006
--The Country Music Hall of Fame
--the Ebony Magazine Black Family Reunion Tour
--Music City Jazz & Heritage Festival
--Virginia Music Conference
--Nashville Black Expo
--Virginia Oya Exclusive Urban Poetry Slam (Octoberfest)
--Nashville Black Caucus
--Tennessee State University Think Tank
--WEUP Black Arts Festival
--Harmony-N-Life live @ the Hard Rock Café (Atlanta, GA)
--Love Noise (Nashville Soul Movement)
--Live Vibes (Fisk University)
--Indiana Black Expo
--NACA South
--Several Colleges and Universities

The first single from their current album (Reality: Necessary), “Air 5.1 (So So Fresh)” has already captured rotation in the play list of Nashville’s most prominent R&B station (92Q) and plans to quantum leap into other mainstream, satellite, and college radio stations. DOR has also received rotation from a Radio-One station, WILD in Boston, along with other nationwide markets. Descendants of Reality are currently looking forward to spreading their music on their growing list of performance dates….EXPECT NOTHING LESS THAN THE MUSIC, THE RHYTHM, THE SOUL!

[Picture our sound being reminiscent of Jill Scott one day taking a melodic morning stroll with Ella Fitzgerald....during the afternoon they groove with hip hop feel of Queen Latifah .....and later on that night they take a stroll and rock with Alanis Morrisette on Impromptu Energy Avenue!)]

Lyrics

Leaving To Return

Written By: Kimberly R. Vaughn

LEAVING TO RETURN
Lyrics & Music by: Kimberly R. Vaughn
Recorded by: Descendants of Reality

(INTRO)

1st verse:
I hear ya back baby
You’ve been gone for too long
I’ve been missing your touch
Needing you much
Ain’t had no good luck since you left baby

2nd verse:
You’re the talk of the town baby
Everyone’s peepin’ your foreign groove
I’ve been checking your style
Undercover profile
And absorbing your lovely smile

Shine a little bit on me babe/ Shine a little bit on me baby
(scat)

3rd verse:
They want a piece of your pie baby/I can see past the devil’s eye
He’s a piece of fresh meat/ He’d make my package complete
But I got your recipe for life
Yeah you know I do…….(adlib)

Spoken:
“For so long have I waited/ Like late mail it seems to be outdated/
Yes our love has been often contemplated/ But your existence has been nothing short of isolated….”

Pre-bridge:
My thoughts of you / The song I sing/ Lover’s point of view/ Excuses you bring
My thoughts of you (regulated) / The song I sing (dedicated)/ Lover’s point of view (motivated)/ Excuses you bring (tolerated)……

Bridge:
I wanna walk with you/ I wanna talk to you
If you don’t mind a few ticks baby
I wanna wake up to you/ Never break up with you
If you don’t mind….If you don’t mind….If you don’t mind
I wanna rhyme with you/ Spend a little spare time with you
If you don’t mind a few ticks baby

Vamp:
(adlib)…..
Cause I’ve been missing your touch/ needing you much/ ain’t had no good luck
I’ve been checking your style/undercover profile/ and absorbing your lovely, lovely smile…….

(instrumental break/ adlib/outro)

Discography

V.I.P. SINGLE
Album: The Campaign Vol. 1
EP: After 5 Soul
Album: REALITY: NECESSARY
Radio airplay: Leaving To Return , The Campaign, AIR 5.1, SLOW IT DOWN
Album distribution: cdbaby.com, MYcdparty.com, Sound of Music, ITUNES, SONYCONNECT.COM

Set List

TYPICAL SET RANGES FROM ORIGINALS (predominantly) and SOME COVERS such as:

-----------------------COVER SONGS-----------------------

JAMMIN (BOB MARLEY)
TORN (LATOYA LUCKETT)
ROCK WITH YOU (MICHAEL JACKSON)
YOU OUGHTA KNOW (ALANIS MORRISETTE)
I LIKE IT (BRAND NEW HEAVIES)
BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE (TASTE OF HONEY)
TROUBLED GIRL (KAREN RAMIREZ)
IT’S LOVE (JILL SCOTT)
FOR THE LOVE OF YOU (ISLEYS BROS.)
FAVORITE THINGS (JAZZ STANDARD)
ALL I DO (STEVIE WONDER)

-------------------------ORIGINAL SONGS-------------------

NOT FAIR (ALTERNATIVE ROCK)
YOU CAN MAKE IT (SOUL)
WHEN I'M WITH YOU (R&B)
M.R.S. (Alternative/ Hiphop fusion)
LEAVING TO RETURN (JAZZ)
KAPPACCINO (LATIN)
REMEMBER (R&B/SOUL)
FRESH AIR (CARRIBBEAN)
SLOW IT DOWN (HIP HOP SOUL)
FLIGHT OF THE FALLEN (ROCK ALTERNATIVE)
MY ZONE (CHICAGO STEP SONG)

A set has ranged from 25min - 2 hrs ....that's if the groove won't stop!