Southern Silk Duo
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Southern Silk Duo

Stone Mountain, Georgia, United States | SELF

Stone Mountain, Georgia, United States | SELF
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Recently, 2 songs released by jazz artist Maysa . "Motions of Love", our original title song, went to # 1 on jazz charts, # 8 R&B and # 1 in the UK. We've worked with many artists on background and vocals, and most recently worked and recorded with a great group from Asheville, NC. on
vocals and guitar. There are several international artist using our music to back-up their new styles, etc. We're diversified and perform all styles of music. Our original tracts are being played and recognized on several stations and streams internationally. We also featured artists on Blax Ivory Records.



Southern Silk is a husband/wife team, whose interpretive jazz and contemporary pop music offers a memorable musical journey through the smooth sounds of favorite songs and performers. Tony Kemp likes to cover such balladeers as Nat King Cole, James Taylor, George Benson, Stevie Wonder, and Elvis Presley while Joanne’s voice can recall the silky, sultry voices of Diana Washington, Billie Holiday, Dionne Warwick, Roberta Flack, and Gladys Knight.
Through live performances and recordings, they reach a broad fan base..We believe Southern Silk Duo can enhance the atmosphere of any venue, where people enjoy quality music and 1st class entertainment.
Tony and Joann Kemp, “Southern Silk Duo” has captured the essence of the song. Southern Silk has been performing together professionally for nearly two decades. Their understanding of song, their deliverance, and their versatility is amazing.
Performances in Charlotte, N.C, Al Stewart, The Uppity Blues Women and other major acts. Performed at The Sylvia Theater, Spirit Square and the Belk Theater. Regular performances at Ballantyne Resort, Currents Rest. and the North Harbor Club, and performed regularly at functions for the Volunteer Police Dept. Private parties for several dignitaries like Alex English and the Mayor of Charlotte, and worked with the Charlotte Center City Partners.
Southern Silk performed at several venues in Asheville, including the Biltmore Estate, The Asheville Arts Alliance functions, The Gateway Club, and church. Gifted enough to love and perform all styles of music.
Studio Work:

Tony and Joann Kemp have been studio musicians for many years. Their voices blend perfectly and their harmonies are amazing. Collectively they have performed studio work for the companies “You Sing the Hits” and “Sound Source”, two of the largest Karaoke music producers in the industry. Tony’s silky smooth vocals have be used to replicate the sounds of Luther Vandross, Boys to Men, James Ingram, Teddy Pendergrass and Lou Rawls. In addition, Joanne has an amazingly sultry voice, and she has done studio work in Greenville, S.C. working with Sundown Sound Studios, producing jingles, winning several ADDY awards.

Southern Silk also has tremendous songwriting gifts that you will experience on three original sound tracks on their CD, which is a sampling of their artistic abilities (songs 4, 5, & 6). The first three songs are remakes that are audience favorites at their live performances.

Written by: Mrs. Johnnie Grant (Publisher, The Urban News, Asheville, NC)