HESTON
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HESTON

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | SELF

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | SELF
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"Truly Great Album"

"One of the truly great albums of 2008" - Soultracks.com


"A Musician's Musician"

"Storyteller, a musical journey by a musicians' musician." - Music Choice


"Reminiscent of a classic..."

"Reminiscent of a classic, like Wilson Pickett."  - Atlanta-Journal Constitution


"Poised for greatness"

"A poised modern-day soul vocalist" - BPM Magazine


"One of the Top 5 soul albums of 2008..."

"One of the Top 5 soul albums of 2008" (Among Al Green, Niki Costa, Lalah Hathaway, and Kindred). - Echoes Magazine (London)


"Magical & Captivating..."

HESTON is an artist that can stimulate a crowd with the energy, voice and sheer magic he brings to the stage. Captivating." - Frank Sheffield, DC/VA/MD Booking Agent, Blues Alley
- Blues Alley


"Artist that delivers with precision"

"HESTON is the artist that delivers with precision the three “Rs” that we all look
for…real artist, real music, with real instruments. " Doc Robinson, Jazzbeat Promotions
- Jazzbeat


Discography

Self-titled EP - 2004
1. If (Licensed by BET as theme song for Real Life Divas)
2. Angel
3. In This Life
4. Radio
5. Songbirds
6. No Voice of Her Own
7. Dreamy Eyes
8. If (Acoustic)
9. Brand New You
10. Dying Flower

Storyteller - 2008
1. My Baby
2. Distant Lover
3. Easy
4. No Way, No How (Radio Airplay)
5. Your Perfume
6. Radio
7. Sumthing in the Water
8. Brand New You
9. Dreamy Eyes
10. Feel Like Dancing
11. Like Sunshine
12. Good Morning America
13. Hello Sunday
14. Sunny Days
15. Songbirds

Warm Human - 2011
1. Greatest Lover
2. Outside Your Window
3. My Kinda Lady
4. For Love
5. Warm Human
6. She Lives In Me
7. You
8. Crazy
9. In These Arms
10. Lonely In My Room
11. Right Here
12. Oh La La

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Bio

HESTON possesses one of those rare, “instant classic” voices laced with confident sensuality, and informed by the best side of mellow 70’s soul. Nostalgic, yet very much his own style, HESTON’s music is beautiful, lyrically refreshing, vocally and melodically unique, timeless, rich and soulful. His 2008 independent debut album, Storyteller, was critically acclaimed internationally and possessed an exceptionally well-composed body of original songs written and produced by HESTON. Storyteller was supported with a series of sold-out shows with stellar performances in the US and Europe, and sold ~30K units. Prior to Storyteller, he released a self-titled EP in 2003, from which “If” was licensed for use as the theme song for BET’s Real Life Divas and ranked as one of iTunes most downloaded independent tracks. In 2009, HESTON was designated a featured Suite 903 artist, by FADER Magazine.

Born in The Island of Dominica (British West Indies), singer-songwriter HESTON grew up surrounded by a variety of musical genres evident in his music, including soul, reggae, pop, classical, R&B and rock music. The radio, along with a collection of his father’s old records, opened the key to his soul love for all types of music. From Barbara Streisand to Aretha Franklin, The Bee Gees, Marvin Gaye, Elton John, Beres Hammond, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson (to name a few) each musician looped a thread into his soul, and after listening to his music, it is clear that he has been influenced by the best. 

“Creating timeless music has always been my ultimate goal,” says Atlanta-based full-time musician, composer, songwriter and producer HESTON, with a poised yet humble demeanor. “I want to leave the world with music that can be played for a lifetime.” 

His strong, emotional, sensual and downright sexy live performances, has attracted a ground swelling of male and female fans and lovers of his music internationally. To date, HESTON’s tracks have been featured via XM Satellite, Airtran Airlines Inflight Entertainment, US and UK radio, CD compilations including The Soul Lounge, Vol. 1: The Vibe Compilation, This Is Soul 2005 CD (Soul Brother, UK, 2005), Atlanta Soul - Soulful Kinship From The Phoenix City CD (Unisex, UK, 2005). “Angel” from the self-titled EP was selected as one of DJ Richard Searling’s Year-End Top Most 50 Played at Smooth FM Manchester UK in 2003. 

HESTON HIGHLIGHTS
1) 2009 BET J "Independent Artist of the Year" Nomination.
2) HESTON's first full-length CD, Storyteller, was released in '08, was distributed by Dome and sold 30K+ units.
3) His single "If" from his self-titled EP was licensed by BET as the theme song for "BET J's Real Life Divas."
4) Echoes Magazine (one of London's premier music magazines) named Storyteller one of the top five soul albums in the UK in 2008, and in the top 25 overall albums of 2008 (along with Al Green, Niki Costa, L Hathaway, and Kindred).
5) HESTON core audience is 60% F/40% M between 26-49 y/o (per ReverbNation stats).

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