Maverick Gaither
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Maverick Gaither

Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Brooklyn, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Solo R&B Soul




"Entrigue Magazine"

ES: I see you going a lot further especially if you continue making great music as you have with the 'Be My Music' album. Did you find it hard to climb in your career as an R&B singer to get to where you are now?
MG: Thank you for the compliment. I'm so glad you enjoy my music. I started in music as a saxophonist, and was inspired by Jeffrey Osborne, and especially Luther Vandross to express myself as a vocalist. It's been a great ride, hard work, but I love making music.
ES: On a personal note tell us about Maverick Gaither, what your personality is and what you enjoy?
MG: I'm on the quiet side until I hit the stage. I love performing. I also enjoy exercise, especially boxing and basketball.
ES: Is there something about you that most people would find hard to believe?
MG: I don't know if it's hard to believe, but I love movies, and I have written some movie scripts. It's all part of the creative process.
ES: I listen to your music and your vocals sound like Luther Vandross and Will Downing combined, but your style is definitely your own. When it comes to your style, do you look for something specific or do you just let it flow?
MG: Thank you for the compliment. Luther is my all time favorite vocalist. Incidentally, I went to the same high school as Will Downing. Erasmus Hall. I love those other guys, but when I write and sing, I just let it flow.
ES: How did you get involved with becoming the lead vocalist and saxophone player for the "Central Park Orchestra " a division of New York Orchestra's Entertainment Inc. and how is this experience working out for you?
MG: James 'D'Train' Williams introduced me to the Orchestra. We've been together for quite a few years, we're like a family. Working with them keeps me sharp. I sing everything from Barry White to Bruno Mars.
ES: I first heard your song "No One But You" played on a UK radio station and that's how I have come to know about you. What kind of response or feedback have you been getting about your album "Be My Music" in the USA versus the feedback you get from the UK?
MG: "Be My Music" reached the top of the soul charts. We have also had great response from Japan, Africa, Singapore, Brussels, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Austria, Germany and Brazil. It was introduced to the UK through my producer Gil Small Jr. who has friends in the music business in the UK. With help from magazines like yours, the USA will catch up.
ES: I tried to locate videos you may have done for these tracks but couldn't find any. Will there be official videos made to any of the tracks from this album and when can we expect to see them?
MG: We are in talks with some videographers as we speak. Hopefully the first video will be out sometime in the spring.
ES: What does your team have next for you to increase your popularity here in the United States and will you be touring?
MG: Right now the Kamm Band and I are rehearsing and making sure our stuff is tight. We will be playing gigs locally, but of course locally is New York City.
ES: What projects are you currently working on or would like to start working on for 2013?
MG: Well I've already started writing and recording my second CD. My first single will probably be 'You're Hot Tonight'
ES: If you could work with three other artists on your next project who would they be and why?
GM: Aretha Franklin because she is the greatest. Rachelle Ferelle because she would make me up my game, and Kirk Whalum because he is the man.
ES: What do you hope your music would do for your fans and anyone listening to your lyrics?
MG: I hope my music touches the listener in a way that resonates with an experience they've had in their own lives.
ES: Is Mavmani your independent label? Tell us about Mavmani and how it was put together.
MG: Yes Mavmani is my independent label. My manager and I decided to start a record company, and I came up with the name. It is a combination of our first names, Maverick and Emani. Mavmani. She says I'm show and she's business.
ES: Let's talk about the album. What is inspiration behind the making of this album?
MG: I had all these songs in my head that needed to get out, and so I decided to make a CD for my personal gratification. The first time my manager heard 'Be My Music' she insisted that I should complete this CD and release it to the public.
ES: There is not one track that isn't a great track but is there one or two that is your personal favorite and why is it your favorite?
MG: Wow. Thank you so much. I like most of them for different reasons. 'No One But You' is such a great love song written by Gil Small Jr. and Serena G. 'Be My Music' allowed me to combine my favorite genres, R&B and Jazz. Bonnie allows me to let loose as a vocalist.
ES: In closing, what would you like to say to Entrigue Magazine readers and to your fans?
MG: I would like to thank Entrigue Magazine for the opportunity to introduce myself and my music to your readers. To my fans, thanks for your interest and your support. - Elliot Steel


Single "Barbecue"
Single "Love Me With Your Fantasy"
CD "Be My Music"
Action, Keep Risin To The Top, Be My Music, No One But You, and Be My Lady, get frequent airplay on the London soul charts and XM Radio's Heart and Soul as well as Jango Airplay.

For The Love Of My Life

Be My Lady




New Single Hott2 Nite



Many are called, but few are chosen. After listening to Maverick Gaither's debut CD 'Be My Music' you will agree Maverick is truly among the chosen.
Singer/songwriter Maverick Gaither, a Brooklyn native, has been playing the saxophone since age 11, when he chose the sax because he liked the sound of the instrument's name. Maverick has been playing in nightclubs since age 15. Maverick is a graduate of Erasmus Hall High School of Music and Art in Brooklyn, and the Naval Academy School of Music in Norfolk Virginia.
After hearing and being inspired by the Voice of Luther Vandross in 1980, Maverick began his own singing career, and was twice named Top Male Vocalist of the Year in the US Army.
Following his honorable discharge from the army, Maverick began performing with Regina Belle, Teddy Pendergrass and Cheryl Pepsii Riley among others. Maverick has performed at many venues including the world famous Apollo, Madison Square Garden's Felt Forum, the Waldorf Astoria, NBC and Fox Studios, B. Smith's, Brown Sugar, Temple Beth Shalom, After Five Club, Woodbury, Tam O'Shanter, and Flowerfield Country Clubs, and Oheka Castle, Central Park Boat House and the International African Arts Festival in Brooklyn, NY.
Maverick is currently the lead vocalist, saxophonist and master of ceremonies for New York Entertainment's Central Park Orchestra, with whom he has peformed since 1990. Maverick is such a versatile performer he has won rave reviews for his ability to sing everything from 60's R&B, to Frank Sinatra, to Ne-Yo to his own original compositions.
Don Harris, a master trumpet player has remarked "Man, you can play. And with that voice." "Yeah, you sound like Grover, really soulful like. You know what I mean." remarked Tim Capella, a brilliant saxophonist in his own right.
Maverick's freshman CD, a collaboration with producer/musician Gil Small proves he has a PhD in Jazz, R&B, and Pop, and freely visits those genres in this 10 song offering.
The title track "Be My Music" is an instant classic. One can't resist singing along with the words;
"You can be the Jazz in my pop, the R&B in my rock, you can be my music.... You can be my Hip Hop yeah my classical rock, I'll be your music."
The CD also contains one of the most beautiful love songs ever, No One But You, a duet with Cheryl Pesii Riley, on the cut "Love Of My Life" and a rap by Sauce Money on "Dangerous."
Mr Gaither will also surprise with his final song "Equinox", with its' unusual subject matter.