KB Solomon

KB Solomon

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

KB Solomon fills the yawning niche once dominated by artists such as Barry White, Lou Rawls and Elvis, creating an authentic mix of Pop, R&B, Jazz, spiced with a zest of operatic pedigree. He brings a new yet familiar sound with his unprecedented vocal performance.

Biography

KB SOLOMON CHAMELEON OF SOUL
Imagine the warm, treacle sounds of Lou Rawls or Barry White stirred into a dark, mouthwatering gateau. Mix in an authentic helping of blues and soul, spiced with a zest of operatic pedigree - and the recipe comes alive.

The icing on the cake is the richly timbred voice of KB Solomon, and like his biblical namesake, he is blessed. He shape shifts where performers before him have tried and failed. Classically trained, he slips artfully and effortlessly into the R&B genre, staying true to its very core. Amazingly, KB Solomon makes the transition without eroding his 'operatic' voice. Not only that - when, chameleon-like, he adopts the mantle of another musical category, his signature 'sound' is hidden away until it's time to re-emerge.

This total metamorphosis into a more modern arena has only really gelled over the past year or so, since KB Solomon (the KB stands for Kevin Bell) ceased to sing opera professionally. He has wanted to sing R&B and other disciplines professionally for quite a while, but held out until he could independently manage his own destiny. So, his foray into a broader stream of music is underpinned by an extraordinary and prolific career.

From Verdi to Van Dross - The artist formerly known as Kevin Bell is one of the most prominent Basso Profundo singers, having performed with major opera companies worldwide for twenty years. He received training as a voice major at five world-class American universities, as well as at the Opera Musical Theatre Institute under the direction of the legendary Jerome Hines and Franco Corelli. He has had major roles in operas by the following composers: Prokoviev, Verdi, Rossini, Bizet, Mozart, Strauss, Puccini, Wagner, Saint Saen and Handel. To give you some measure, KB Solomon's voice is huge, and when he performs opera at concerts, he sings unhampered by a microphone.

KB Solomon composes music and writes lyrics. His remit is eclectic, to say the least. Multi award winning, he sings in English, Italian, German, French and Spanish (and is learning a track in Polish and Chinese). His comprehensive repertoire includes R&B, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Broadway, Classical and Gospel music. Not surprisingly, he has won the respect and admiration of his peers, of critics and audiences worldwide.

There is a yawning niche in the R&B genre once dominated by Barry White, Luther Van Dross and Lou Rawls. What he brings though is the gravitas of his classical heritage, a sensual edginess (women love him and he gets standing ovations from both sexes) and an innate freshness, all of which is embodied in his new CD entitled "Inexplicable".

Lyrics

Living A Dream

Written By: Kevin Bell

Woke up this morning
My heart was beating
I took a breath or two
I inhaled and I let it all out
Finally, then finally
My eyes came open
I blinked one time or two
I heard birds singing
Sweet melodies of life
Right in the midst of my head
It all came clear to me
Nothing's really real
Things in life are not what they seem
'Cause in reality
We're just children down here
And we're living a dream
Ah, yeah
A warmth surrounded my body
From a light through my window
I rose to my feet
And then I looked outside
The sun was shining
The sky was blue
With snow white clouds
Passing through
I heard little children playing
With laughter oh so sweet
Reminding me that
Just yesterday I was a child
Playing in the summer breeze
It all came clear to me
Nothing's really real
Things in life are not what they seem
'Cause in reality
We're just children down here
And we're living a dream
Ah, yeah
Is what I'm living
Already been
Is what I'm seeing now
Already seen
Where am I, who am I
It seems nobody knows
The question is how long is time
Where is here and what is now
I'm telling we're children down here
Living a dream
Ah, yeah
Woke up this morning
My heart was beating
I took a breath or two
My eyes came open
I blinked one time or two
I heard birds singing
Sweet melodies of life
Right in the midst of my head
It all came clear to me
Nothing's really real
Things in life are not what they seem
'Cause in reality
We're just children down here
And we're living a dream
Ah, yeah

What's Going on

Written By: Kevin Bell & Krys Howard

Yeah, there's a whole lot of things going on out there
Nobody knows why
But I want to say here
What's going on
Somebody please tell me
What's going on
Somebody please come tell me
People love
People fight
Do they know why
Or what for?
There are joys
There are tears
Who are we to question why
Why, hey
What's going on
Somebody please tell me
What's going on
Somebody please come tell me
Who directs this world that we are living in
Who protects when we are in the line of fire
Who will make us whole again
When we fall
'Cause we all fall
Hey, this world is such a beautiful place
Full of love
Yet there's so much hate right in the midsst of all the love and beauty
I can't help but ask myself
Somebody tell me
What's going on
Somebody please tell me
Hey, hey
What's going on
Somebody please come tell me
Hey, hey
Who directs this world that we are living in
Who protects when we are in the line of fire
Who will make us whole again
When we fall
'Cause we all fall
We all fall
You fall, I fall
Tell me what's going on and on
Somebody please come tell me
Hey, what's going on
Somebody please come tell me
Yeah, what's going on
Somebody please, yeah
Who directs this world that we are living in
Who protects when we are in the line of fire
Who will make us whole again
When we fall
Cause we all fall
Hey, tell me, hey
What's going on
What's going on
Somebody please
Come tell me
Hey, what's going on
Somebody please tell me
Hey, hmmm, what's going onl

What Love Is

Written By: Kevin Bell

Hey, here we go
Everybody, here we go
There's a whole lotta folk
They think they're really dope
Cause they think they really know
Yeah, what love is
No
They're just blowing smoke
Right up the bottom track
If they're tolerating heat
For their own brother
Or their sister
That ain't what love is
If you really want to know
Just listen to me
I gotta genuine message
From L J C about what love is
Listen to what he said
He said
It won't be complicated
If you only put away
Your counterfeit love
Like pseudo religeon
It's a game
It's not what love is
He said love your neighbor
As yourself
The Lord your God above all else
That's putting it simple and plain
And that's what love is
Gaze into the universe
And she will explain
How she holds herself together
Without any strings
From the smallest human cell
To the furthest galaxy
By the power of love
She works her will
By the power of love
She has her way
From the east to the west
The north and south
She's infinite in every single way
Everybody say love
No war, no war, no war, no war
Everybody say peace
Here we go, yeah
Keep on reaching for love
Now, here we go, hey
Love is more than
Just a four letter word
It's how you treat your brother Sitting down on the curb
With his feet in the gutter
Saying brother, hey
Can you help me through
What love is
It's how you treat your lady
Hanging on your arm
As she dazzles you
With supernatural charm
Working it right down
Into your soul
You gotta love her in the morning
You gotta love her all night
You gotta love her all day
You gotta love her right
Wrap her finger in gold
And brother, seal it up tight
Everybody say love
No war, no war, no war
Everybody say peace

Several Moments

Written By: Kevin Bell & Krys Howard

Just as sure as the sky is blue
I know there's a God
When I look at you
The first time I saw you
Your lovely face
One look in your eyes
Took my breath away
Yeah I'm crazy, I'm crazy for you
Lord so crazy but what can I do
Several moments is all it took
Yeah, just to fall
To fall in love with you
How can it be that
So suddenly that
One could fall so deeply in love
There's no confusion
No fantasy
You're no illusion
It's not insanity
But just crazy
Crazy, crazy, crazy for you
Several moments is all it took
To fall, to fall in love with you
For much of my life
I've been thinking
I have discovered
All there was about love
Sweet destiny
She brought us together
To reveal a new meaning of love
When all the songs
Have been sung
And all the melodies
Have been played
There will be one last song
From my heart only to you
Yeah I'm crazy, I'm crazy for you
Lord so crazy but what can I do
Several moments is all it took
Yeah, just to fall
To fall in love with you
It's nothing complicated
It's not sophisticated
It doesn't take much to figure out
It's just that you
You mean the world to me
You're my hope
And you're my dream
That's why I'm crazy, crazy, crazy
I'm crazy for you
Several moments
Is all it took to fall
To fall in love with you
Just as sure as the sky is blue
I know there's a God
When I look at you

It's Our World

Written By: Kevin Bell

It's our world
And it's a beautiful place
Together with love
We can make this
A perfect race
Though we speak with tongues
Of great men and of angels
Obtain all knowledge or wisdom Understand all prophecies
We give our lives
For our God and country, yeah Dedicate our minds
To some great and noble cause Patriotic liberty
We take the lives
Of our sisters and brothers
In foreign lands
Waging war for
Our own idealistic pseudo reality But it's our world
And it's a beautiful place
Together with love
We can make this a perfect race One journey one purpose
We're links in one chain
No gender no races
We're all standing here
In the shadow of a greater name It's our world
Such a beautiful place
Together we can make
We can make it a perfect race
Ah yeah, Talk about, sing about
Yeah, i'ts our world
Such a perfect race
Together we can make this world
A perfect place
It's our world
And it's a beautiful place
Together with love
We can make this a perfect race

My Heart Bleeds

Written By: Kevin Bell

My heart bleeds for a perfect love
A love that lasts for eternity
In its arms I long to rest
And wrap my soul in sweet caress
Like a river flowing endlessly
My desire longs to be free
Endless love that will not cease
A perfect love that will understand
Sometimes I'm wrong
Sometimes I'm right
I need love's strength
To win this fight
Sometimes I'm up
Sometimes I'm down
Sometimes I'm forced
To wear a frown
Endless love that will always be
Here at my side securing me
Helping me to stand and believe
True love will set me free
Endless love that will not cease
A perfect love that will understand
Sometimes I'm wrong
Sometimes I'm right
I need love's strength
To win this fight
Sometimes I'm up
Sometimes I'm down
Sometimes I'm forced
To wear a frown
My heart bleeds for a perfect love
A love that will last for eternity
My heart bleeds
My heart bleeds
For a perfect love

What You See

Written By: Kevin Bell

Honey, if you could only see
What you took from me last night
You took my precious pride
And you buried it
Right in the middle
Of my wounded soul
Honey, what you did
What you did last night
Would make the meanest devil cry
You took my bleeding heart
Instead of breaking it
You just ripped it all apart
I could swear last night
I heard the devils cry
Good Lord have mercy please
We made a mind so cold
And a heart so cruel
To take a good man
And shoot him down
Way down
And tear his heart into
A million pieces
And just toss it
In the bitter cold winds
Of his own mind
Take a good look
Just look at me now
'Cause what you see
Is what you get
I'm a new kind of mother honey
I'm an ice cool lover
I've got a brand new frame of mind
Honey truly you broke me down
But I'm back on my feet again
Honey
I've got a brand new pair of shoes Baby
And his time babe
I'm not just clicking my heels
This time honey
This time honey I'm for real
I've got a brand new kind of a deal
'Cause what you see now honey
Is what you get now baby
I'm a new kind of mother
I'm a ice cool lover
I got a new frame of mind
Oh honey this time I'm for real
Baby
I got a brand new kind of a deal
Oh baby what you see
Is what you get honey
'Cause I'm a new kind of mother What you see now honey
Is what you get now baby
Honey you shot me down
For the last time
What you see baby
Is what you get baby
This time honey I'm for real
I got a brand new kind of a deal 'Cause what you see now honey
Is what you get

Nessun Dorma/I Claim You As Mine

Written By: G. Puccini/Kevin Bell


Tu pure, o principessa
Nella tua fredda stanza
Guardi le stele
Che tremano d'amore
E di speranza

A love like ours deserves a chance
No greater love will we ever know
No, not in this whole wide world
Are two heart more entwined
I am yours
I claim you as mine

Ed il mio bacio sciogliera il silencio
Che ti fa mia

Each time we kiss my world stands still
You touch my heart and I'm aglow
No, not in this whole wide world
Has love been more divine
I am yours
I claim you as mine

Like age improves the taste of wine
Our love will stand the test of time
I pledge that deep within my soul
You will find
I am yours
I claim you as mine
I am yours
You are mine

Love Has Got A Hold

Written By: KB Solomon (Kevin Bell)

Love has got a hold on me
That loving, good Lord
The kind that knocks you
To your knees
I'm up all night
I just can't get to sleep
I'm burning with desire
I need you next to me
Oh I need you baby
Love has got a hold on me
That loving good Lord
The kind that knocks you
To your knees
Loving
The kind that keeps your baby pleased
Sweet lady you're always on my mind
The thought of you in love with me
Wraps me in ecstasy
Oh sweet sweet ecstasy
Love has got a hold on me
That loving good Lord
The kind that knocks you to your knees
I thought that love was just a game
That everybody played
One taste of loving you
I know true love is no game
No, baby, it's no game

My Love

Written By: KB Solomon (Kevin Bell)

My love
You made my life complete
My true love
You mean the world to me
My sweet love
You made hope a sweet reality
My love
You made time stand still
And placed it
In the palm of my hand
And together we made
Our dreams come true
My love
Like a stranger in the dark
Alone I stood
You came like a ray of hope
One kiss of your lips
Took the darkness away
My love
You mean the world to me
My complete love
My love
My love

Discography

Title of CD: INEXPLICABLE
All tracks have streaming.