Kloud 9

Kloud 9

BandR&BJazz

This is grown folks music at it's best! Smooth, soulful and grooving. Real music, that embraces Soul, Smooth Jazz and R&B. Blues and Soul Magaizne in the UK hails the twins as "Soul music hottest property. Listen and see for yourself!

Biography

KLOUD 9 BIO

Born in Moline, Illinois near Chicago, twin brothers Kelvis and Kendall Duffie are the youngest of six children born to the late Maydean Brown. Raised in a single parent home by their church musician mother, they began singing in church at the age of four.

By the time they were 14, their natural talents were garnering attention, both in and out of church. The late Jerry Weaver, former lead guitarist for Aretha Franklin and producer for such names as Janet Jackson (debut album 1982,) and New Edition, took a strong interest in them and formed a Gospel group called Meekness.

After years of performing in and around the Gospel circuit, these aspiring young artists had already performed with industry legends Commissioned and Take 6; the group even recorded vocals on Bebe and Cece Winans “Relationships” album, but disbanded in the mid 90’s after minor success.

The knowledge and experience they garnered during this phase allowed them to prepare for bigger and better things. With music as the driving passion, Kendall embarked on a journey to find a creative outlet and headed for London where he lived for nearly two years.

It was there he met producer Ray Hayden who produced the first solo project for Maysa, who introduced him to Incognito front man “Bluey”, who would later contribute to the debut project.

Walking two to three hours each way on the streets of London for short meetings with various record labels, Kendall finally caught the attention of industry veteran Ralph Tee’s label Expansion Records.

“When passion and destiny cross, success is inevitable” states Kendall “there were days I didn’t have enough money to eat and travel on the subway so I would walk everywhere. I was so focused and determined that I didn’t even realize how far I was actually walking everyday”!

It finally all paid off. In 1999 Expansion released the compilation “Soul Stepp’n” which included the duo’s first release entitled “Make You Mine” featuring Kirk Whalum. The song was one of the labels most sought after records in 1999. The momentum and buzz led to a record deal with Expansion and an opportunity for the guys to record a full CD.

Two years later, their debut CD “On Kloud 9” released and took the UK soul fraternity by storm. The album remained on top of the UK soul charts for the majority of 2002. The guys were also featured on the Compendia/Koch release “Soul Sophisticated” which included other smooth R&B artists Maysa and Laurnea garnering favorable airplay around the country.

Currently based in Nashville, Tenn., Kendall and Kelvis both enjoy careers as prominent executives in the Gospel music industry as well as budding stars in the smooth R&B and soul world.

Kelvis “Clyde” Duffie holds the title National Director of Radio Promotions for the number one label in the genre, Verity Records where he promotes some of the industry’s biggest names including Donnie McClurkin and Fred Hammond.

Kendall is COO of Alliant Music Group and develops records for all the acts on the label including Daryl Coley and Lamar Campbell.

Recently the guys launched their own recording studio called The Vibe Room where they’ve just completed recording an underground soul compilation entitled “Kloud 9 presents the vibe room”. All songs were produced and written or co-written by Kloud 9’s Kendall Duffie. The CD features new music from Maysa Leak and a host of soul new comers. Released in the UK April 3rd 2006 on Expansion Records, this CD has already topped the UK soul Charts and has created a strong buzz on the UK soul scene.

“Yeaning 2 Love” released July 2005 in the UK on Expansion Records and topped the Sweet Rhythms UK Soul charts 3 weeks in a row and spent 2 week at #1 on the Time FM network in the UK.

Blues and Soul magazine calls them soul music’s hottest property! Now they’re set to recreate the success they’ve enjoyed in the UK here in the states!

With select opening dates across the US with Frankie Beverly feat Maze, the Bar-Kays, new bonus tracks for the US release and the “Special One” video just added at BETJ, the guys are set to have you feeling the vibe and “Yearning 2 Love” fall 2006. ###

For more information please visit the following sites.
www.myspace.com/kloud9twin www.expansionrecords.com www.burnlounge.com/kloud9 www.kloud9.com


Lyrics

Special One

Written By: Jones, Stewart, Duffie


1st Verse: Hey pretty girl, can I brighten your world, I already know about hearts breaking. But now love is here and it’s ours for the taking. I know you heard it before but

Hook: I’m not everybody just anybody, special one who really loves you. You won’t find nobody say I am somebody. Special one that really loves you.

2nd verse: I know the stereotype is all men are the same but I beg to differ I’m not trying to run game, I wanna keep it old school no need for laying down new rules, baby all the love from my heart is true

3rd verse: Promise to love you sincerely I do from the bottom of my heart it’s true. Soon you will discover, I’m not like the others, true commitment means I’ll never love another.

Hook: I’m not everybody just anybody, special one who really loves you. You won’t find nobody say I am somebody. Special on that really loves you.

4th Verse: Come dance with me baby tonight, can you feel what I’m feeling does it feel alright? Oh my my my… my my..

Hook: I’m not everybody just anybody, special one who really loves you. You won’t find nobody say I am somebody. Special on that really loves you.

Gimme Gimme Gimme

Written By: Duffie

1st Verse: I want a girl that’s gonna be down to make me happy
When she’s sees I need her touch, on my shoulder she just taps me
Never have to ask for much, she knows what I’m thinking of
Never holds back on me, never hold back on that good love.

Turn: She’s gonna be someone that’s special and fills my needs
She’s gonna be my everything everything.

Hook: When I need her kisses and her love
She gonna gimme gimme gimme
When I need the comfort of her trust
She gonna gimme gimme gimme
When I need to feel her tender touch
She gonna gimme gimme gimme
Whenever I call, she’ll be the one
To gimme gimme everything.

2nd Verse: She’ll stand about five foot three and look kind of sexy
Never give another brotha game, cause deep in her heart
I know she’ll respect me. Kissing on my bald head
But love me if I had dreads, can I find someone like this
Someone to be my miss.

Turn: She’s gonna be someone that’s special and fills my needs
She’s gonna be my everything everything.

Hook: When I need her kisses and her love
She gonna gimme gimme gimme
When I need the comfort of her trust
She gonna gimme gimme gimme
When I need to feel her tender touch
She gonna gimme gimme gimme
Whenever I call, she’ll be the one
To gimme gimme everything.

Bridge: Give me, gimme gimme everything
Everything I need your love
Give me, gimme gimme everything everything.

Hook: Vamps Out

Discography

On Kloud 9-Expansion Records UK 2002

Yearning 2 Love- Expansions Records UK 2005

Kloud 9 Presents The Vibe Room-Expansion Records UK 2006

Yearning 2 Love US Version- SoulVibe Enterainment-2007

Music Videos*
Can't Stop Thinking About You
Special One

Set List

1. Never Knew
2. With Me
3. So Many Reasons
4. Gimme Gimme Gimme
5. Special One
6. Ready Willing Wanting