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Discography

"Cant be Love" 2009. "Enjoy the ride" 2008. "Yearning to Love" 2007. EP "Love's just better with you 2008. "Kloud 9 Presents the vibe room".

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Kloud 9 Bio

ENJOY THE RIDE WITH KLOUD 9; UNIQUE SOUL DUO'S NEW ALBUM WITH SPECIAL GUEST INCOGNITO RELEASED BY SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENTAlready one of the most beloved soul duos in Europe, the. Already the first single, "Can't Be
Love" from Kloud 9's new album ENJOY THE RIDE is garnering nationwide
airplay on Michael Baisden's top-rated nationally syndicated radio show.
The group is also appearing with soul diva Maysa as part of the
Metamorphosis tour and also performing with comedian Sheryl Underwood (Queens of Comedy) early AugustÂ’09 in DC. ENJOY THE RIDE will be released on August 11, 2009
by Shanachie Entertainment.

"To finally have our music heard in the States is what I've worked
towards my entire life," notes Kloud 9 producer and vocalist Kendall
Duffie. "I was born to make music and after spending a few years building my
chops overseas, I am glad the time has come to bring our brand of soul music
back home.

ENJOY THE RIDE delivers that special Kloud 9 blend of smooth grooves,
love-sexy lyrics and soulful, spot-on vocals that puts them in their own
unique niche.

"Kloud 9 is music to just sit back and groove to," adds Kloud 9's Kelvis
"Clyde" Duffie. "Its sexiness is understated and we've found that people
really appreciate us for that."

Besides the single "Can't Be Love", ENJOY THE RIDE offers many
highlights. "Everything Is Good 2nite" is a sinuous dance groove
courtesy of UK Funk-Jazz band Incognito. Also included is a dance mix
version of the song which should be a club favorite. "She's Got That
Kinda" is stellar contemporary R & B in the vein of recent hits by
Charlie Wilson or Joe. "All That Matters" marries smooth jazz and soul
perfectly. But the album is more than a collection of tracks;
the individual songs cohere into a seamless entrancing whole that truly
works as a complete album experience--a rarity in these track-oriented
times--and indeed seems like one long enjoyable ride.

Twin brothers Kelvis and Kendall Duffie formed Kloud 9 in the tradition
of such artists as The Isley Brothers, The Whispers and Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, all of whom
the group would go on to appear with on tour. Growing up in a single-parent
home in Denver, CO where their mother was a church musician, Kendall and
Kelvis started singing in church at an early age. By the age of fourteen
they captured the attention of producer Jerry Weaver (former guitarist with
Aretha Franklin and producer of Janet Jackson's debut album). With Weaver,
Kendall and Kelvis laid the foundation for a music career and began learning
the ins and outs of the music business. Weaver formed a gospel group called
Meekness which included the Duffies but the group experienced only minor
success.

When Meekness disbanded, the Duffie twins headed for Nashville to try
to further themselves in the music industry. Their experiences their
propelled them into careers as record executives with major gospel labels.
However their thirst to perform and record never left them and so they
decided to form a vocal duo. The name Kloud 9 was derived from the concept of
wanting people to experience a mood of ultimate pleasure when listening to
their music. The spelling of Kloud with a "K" was a nod to the fact that
both their names began with that letter. After shopping their music and
being constantly told they should push their music in a more edgy and
raunchy style, Kendall decided to look abroad for audiences who
appreciated quality soul music.

"I remember driving to work one day and pulling over at a grocery store
parking lot and literally breaking down in tears," states Kendall. I felt so
empty and unhappy and I knew I had to do music and do it at a level that
would satisfy the desire in my soul. I called my job and resigned on the
spot, bought a one-way ticket to London where I knew music had a different
appreciation, knowing that being an American would open doors for me over
there. I told my family that I would not return until I found an outlet to
release my music. I realized I didn't have enough money to travel on public
transportation every day so I bought a map of London, got numbers and
addresses to all the indie and major labels in London and my game plan every
day for the first few months I was there was walking 4 - 5 hours each way
for 20-30 minute meetings. At one point I recall feeling rocks on my foot
and looked under my shoe and saw I had literally walked a hole in my shoes!"
During my time in London I met a producer named Ray Hayden who produced
Maysa's first album. He allowed me to work in his studio to help him with
production on various projects. I remember leaving his studio one morning
around 3AM with not a penny in my pocket and knowing I had several hours to
walk back to where I was staying but I was finally feeling happy again. I
was creating music. It was through Ray that I eventually met Maysa and
through Maysa I