The Ceez
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The Ceez

Miami, Florida, United States | SELF

Miami, Florida, United States | SELF
Band R&B Singer/Songwriter

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"An overall rating of 3.50 stars means this release is above average and stands out compared to most of the music we hear.
You're on the cusp of greatness.
We thought your track had rousing energy that moved us as listeners. You sound confident in your musical skills and the parts you're playing.
Lead vocals are the first thing that most listeners pay attention to, so a great performance is essential. Your lead vocals really grabbed us. We don't tag a lot of releases as having great lead vocals, so this is an excellent strength for you to have.
Above almost everything else, melody is an essential musical quality. Yours jumped out at us. Good melodies don't come easy; you should be proud.
All the elements in the mix here sound clear, and they coalesce into a cohesive sound that suits the composition. This is very much its own art form.
Having a good arrangement, with the right instrumentation, helps give listeners a better sense of what's happening melodically and harmonically. Your arrangements were just right.
With good EQ, every element in the mix comes through loud and clear, without ever getting muddy. Clearly the studio chops on this release are up to snuff." - HELLO MUSIC


"Damn! This was such a pleasure to listen to -- the songs, the singer (!), the mixes, the production -- everything was SUPERB!
I enjoyed the unexpected chordal dissonance in a number of songs!
It added a nice tension to the otherwise moody atmospherics! BRAVO!"
- Pete Doell (Miles Davis, Marcus Miller, James Brown, George Benson, Wynton Marsalis, Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Ben Harper, Elton John, R.E.M., Marilyn Manson) - PETER DOELL


Nomination for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2011 for a song "Feather Gloves". - Hollywood Music in Media


Discography

Cezar Bian - Just Another Day/Below Blue Sky (2006) single

The Ceez - At The End (2006) album

The Maension - Introspection (2008) album

The Ceez - Journey Indeed (2011) album

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Bio

The Ceez - Peter Cezar Okrasa was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland.

As a teenager he joined a band to sing and follow his fascination with singers like Janis Joplin, James Brown, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Robert Plant and others.

With his bands IDEA and BIAN, they have played many shows inside and outside Poland, played live on National Radio Stations and they were often awarded at festivals.
The most remembered award for him personally, was at the "Rock w Rok" Festival in Warsaw, when besides First Price from the jury and Polish Singing Guru - Czeslaw Niemen, Niemen called Ceez the best male singer of the generation.

Two times, with two different bands as the distinction Ceez was invited to Denmark's Music School and recording studios for experience exchange with students, music workshops and touring.

Ceez was also a part of the band "Dom Muzyki" where as a singer with many music celebrities, on the biggest stages in the country were fundraising money to build places for handicap musicians where they could be able to explore their talents.

For many years, Ceez was a part of the recording workshops crew initiated by "Estrada i Studio" Pro Audio Magazine for new Sound engineers, where by teaching others he really learned his studio chops and polished as a music producer.

In 2002 Ceez decided to move to USA where most of his favorite music came from.
In Chicago he joined the Choir Group "Pasoa". With this group he made a few occasionally shows which the biggest was as a support for Three Tenors Concert in Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Soon after, he was recording first solo album "At The End" in Key West, Florida. Couple of songs "Just Another Day" and "Below Blue Sky" from that album reached first positions on Independent Internet Charts in US and other countries.
During that time in Florida, he was playing acoustic shows in local clubs with his original material mixed with covers.

In Los Angeles, Ceez with a friend and Bassist Willoughby Spitt started music production company, composing and producing exclusive music for movies and songs for new artists. They also created music/comedic Tv Show "Band Doctors" based on their experience from LA music scene.

In 2008 Ceez with progressive-rock band "The Maension" finished their first EP album "Introspection" and received Award for The Best Rock Band in Hollywood at LAMA - Los Angeles Music Awards.

Ceez was also invited to Poland to co-write songs for Debut album of the band "Chemia" called "Dobra Chemia". Album was released in 2010 and made the band nationally known.

After a year of playing shows with The Maension in Southern California Ceez started focusing on his new solo material. New music ideas that were growing in his mind, were ready to be materialized.
With much softer sound, partly acoustic and including Soul, Funk, R&B and Jazz elements The Ceez released EP album "Journey Indeed".

With all his previous musical experience, Ceez set the priority in the making of his new music. He wanted to keep the balance between originality with uniqueness and simplicity with clarity. He also smoothly mixed together the new sounds, interesting and surprising with old ones, loved and respected.