rnb

rnb

BandR&BSinger/Songwriter

[rnb] is a soulful vocalist, songwriter, poet and visual artist out of MD/DC. His music speaks of dedication and love where metaphor and wordplay come to the forefront and convention goes to the back. This performer has a way with captivating many with both acoustic and live band performances.

Biography

"[rnb] - a singer/songwriter who provides a perfect blend of old school R&B with New Soul"

[rnb] is a soulful vocalist, songwriter, poet and visual artist out of Maryland/DC. It has been said that his music pays homage to past R&B while providing a refreshing flavor of new soul. His melodies are what will lure you in and his attention to lyrical detail and wordplay are a few of the elements that will make you wanna stay! [rnb]'s music speaks of dedication and love and reiterates the idea of feeling good about life in general.

This performer at heart has hosted and organized various showcases around NYC. Every show is a new journey, whether it be smooth acoustic renditions of his music or full out rocking performances with a live band. Over the past 7 years [rnb] has both performed song and spoken word at various venues in NYC including Crash Mansion, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Nell's, Bowery Poetry Club, Nightingales, The Knitting Factory, Soloman's Porch Cafe and various local colleges/universities. More recently, he hosted monthly showcases at The Five Spot in Brooklyn- creating a new outlet for emcees, poets and singers alike to perform with a live band.

[rnb]'s debut album "The Green Room" was released in Summer of 2007 off his indie label- Musical Green. The music is comprised of rich lyrics supported by innovative musical compositions that channel old school R&B. The album is an interpretation of his life's journey over the past few years. Aside from strictly promoting his music through shows he has built up an online presence with the help of cdbaby and apple itunes, just to name a few. Sales have reached over 300 including roughly 60 cds ordered wholesale and placed in various UK stores. [rnb] plans to continue performing around the NYC area and is working on performing abroad. Many stations in the UK have already expressed interest and certain songs from The Green Room are on rotation. As a current member of TAXI, rnb is gearing toward TV/Film and artist placement while continuing to build a fan base.

[rnb] has ventured into film/TV licensing and has successfully landed his first placement or over 10 titles, some from the Green Room, on the first season of BET's "Harlem Heights" airing in March 2009. He has also had success in placing his music in other music libraries on the west coast.

Be on the lookout for the new face of [rnb]!

For rnb's music log onto

www.goodrnb.com
www.myspace.com/rnbsounds
cdbaby.com/cd/rnb

onlinepresskit:
www.sonicbids.com/rnbmusic

RNB INTERVIEW w PLATEAU MAGAZINE

http://squarerootz.net/resurrecting-rb/

NEW YORK VOCALIST BRINGS BACK GOOD OL’ SINGING

(2007)New York, NY - Singer rnb talks to Square Rootz about why he doesn’t like to write on deadline and how he’ll never stop harmonizing with Boys II Men…..

-Jessica Jones, Square Rootz

Rnb – “In The Green Room”
(2007)New York, NY - You could say that Brooklyn based singer rnb lives a double-life – visual artist by day and musician by night, “I always have to have both hustles right,” he says. From landing projects with MTV to writing songs and performing, rnb’s motto is: “Provide enough energy for the moneymaker and the passion so that soon the passion [music] will become the moneymaker.” That switch is already in the making for this Maryland native…..

-Nubia Deval, Plateau Magazine

Lyrics

spontaneous

Written By: Reginald Butler [rnb]

spontaneous

verse 1

drop what you're doing
go to the room and
put on whatever
let's go where we never
let's catch a movie
make love a new way
see we've neglected
the unexpected lady

prechorus

tonight
i'm feeling spontaneous
i'm feeling like I should find something new for us
tonight
i'm feeling like both of us
should just walk, ride, go to the other side

chorus

let's take a walk wherever
do what we thought we'd never
let's just do something clever
with some spontaneity
let's spice it up my lady
let's just be young and free
let's go and see the world
with some spontaneity

verse2

aint nothing wrong with a long
a setting sun
lets vacate the premises
whatever destination you pick
see we've been couped up all night
and i've been worked 9-5
we owe it to ourselves to splurge
i got the urge lady tonight

prechorus

chorus

bridge 1

tonight
we're gonna take a drive
tonight
let's go anywhere you like
lets take hold of love
do what we've only dreamed of
let's just be spontaneous

chorus (2)

bridge 2

tonight
we're gonna change the pace
tonight
let's go out and celebrate
let's taste something new
do what young lovers need to
let's just be spontaneous

chorus (2)

let's be, be spontaneous

baby

Written By: Reginald Butler [rnb]

baby

v1

I picture a lady
sit down and let me do things for
long day for you lady
lay back and let your feet leave the floor
i know you're expecting
whatever you want
expect from me
whatever you need, ain't
ain't no need for you to get up for
whatever you're craving
it's only one simple trip to the store
our money is right
and our loving is right so
let's just see

chorus

baby i would like to touch you
baby i would like to kiss you
lady i would like to help you
do the things that husbands do
lady i would like to feel you
with a little kid inside of you
let's have a baby
i'm ready

v2

Just call me crazy
I think your figure's even better than before
i know it's cliche
but i want a little girl not a boy
But whatever we get
i'm looking at it
as such a blessing
something so beautiful
to enhance the meaning of love
your smile is amazing
you've got your mother's eyes
ready for the cries
in the middle of the the night
trust that i understand
things they cant be the same no
once a child is named
but i'm still ready

chorus (repeat 1)

bridge

REGINALD OR JEREMIAH
just for him
a baby
NICOLE OR NANCY OR NIA
chosen for her
a baby

bridge (repeat)

chorus(3)

my soul

Written By: rnb- Reginald Butler

my soul
verse
my heart
tells my hands
you are a painter and sculptor of life
and my thoughts tell my words
find a pen, go ahead and write me down
but I've found
though my passion tries to persuade
i still hesitate and just wait
now the only one who knows is my soul
my soul's the only one who knows
my soul's the only one who knows
verse 2
said my drive
tells my legs
to walk ahead
and never slow down
and my voice tells my song
that its already been sung before
but press on
though my passion tries to persuade
i still hesitate and just wait
now the only one who knows is my soul
my soul's the only one who knows
my soul's the only one who knows
verse 3
though my passion tries to persuade
i still hesitate and just wait
now the only one who knows
now the only one who knows
now the only one who knows is my soul
my soul's the only one who knows
my soul's the only one who knows
my soul's the only one who knows
my soul's the only one who knows

let's grow old

Written By: rnb- Reginald Butler

Let's Grow Old

Verse 1

Tension is high
The week's so low
The weight of the world
on my shoulders

Visions of her
subside the shores
and worries to come
that is how i know

Chorus

Let's Grow Old
The feeling is so mutual
Let's Grow Old
The feeling is so mutual

Let us reach an age so high
without letting time fly by

Verse 2

Presents for her
A future for us
And a past to share
With our little ones

Laying with you is like
Living proof babe
That peaceful rest can come
Before we past away

Chorus

Let's Grow Old
The feeling is so mutual
Let's Grow Old
The feeling is so mutual

Let us reach an age so high
without letting time fly by
Let us reach a height above
so angels can praise our love

Let's Grow Old
The feeling is so mutual
Let's Grow Old
The feeling is so mutual

Home

Written By: rnb ( Reginald Butler)

home

chorus

Oooh, Oooh, Ooh Ooh Ooooh
Oooh, Oooh, Ooh Ooh Ooooh

v1

see home is a place where
you call it your favorite
on the couch
imprints of pain from your day
its decorated
the walls are painted
picture frames with every me-mory

but for me its a place for she
all other little things secondary
i'd give up what's within these walls
if the soul of my girl was a household
feels like

Chorus

v2

i come home late babe
hoping that things will be in place
there's clothes everywhere
dishes are piled like a tower
for some good reason
i cant get mad
i look past the mess and I spot a smile

cause for me it's a place for us both to share
if the place is bare and she's there
then it's furnished well.
i'd give up whats within these walls
if the soul of my girl was a household
feels like

chorus (2)

cause for me it's a place for us both to share
if the place is bare and she's there
then it's furnished well.
i'd give up whats within these walls
if the soul of my girl was a household
feels like

chorus (2)

(repeat 8)

call her home
i will call her home
my lady feels like home

square one

Written By: reginald 'rnb' butler

verse 1

picture the frames in a home
rectangle saviors of hope
two unique souls
lost among the typical

butterfly wings in a fold
circle of sun growing cold
passion so low
how can we reheat the old?

I'm still loving you, loving you, loving you
Though it doesn't seem, doesn't seem, doesn't seem so

I know, but is it possible
to start from square one?

Chorus

How are you today?
Don't I know your face?
You're from round my way.
I'm moving back, coming on home.
So long overdue
Had a thing for you
Can we try round two
back at square one

verse 2

picture a way to remember we
building with love so congruently
lady, our symmetry has grown unevenly

I picture us falling for one another
if only one falls then the other's in trouble
shapes of a puzzle
what each one lacked, the other had and

I'm still feeling you, feeling you, feeling you
Though we don't touch, we don't touch,
touch at all

Chorus

How are you today?
Don't I know your face?
You're from round my way.
I'm moving back, coming on home.
So long overdue
Had a thing for you
Can we try round two
back at square one

Bridge

We're in a vicious circle.
Cant triangulate an origin.
Oh, I thought that we would last
like diamonds can.
Can we get back to square one?

Repeat Chorus (2)

Discography

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-green-room/id261512339

The Green Room- 2007- Musical Green

1. hot96.co.uk

2.www.soulfulgrooves.com

3. solarradio.com

Set List

Set List

[rnb]'s set list usually consists of 5 songs at minimum. For acoustic sets he opens with "Lazy Saturdays" (track 2 off the album). he then proceeds with an old school cover and then 3 original songs. The same applys for both acoustic sets and live band sets. He loves to perform with background singers ( frontground singers as he calls them) in order to capture alot of the harmonies that lie within his music.