Wade Love
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Wade Love

Oakland, California, United States | SELF

Oakland, California, United States | SELF
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"Top 10 Finalist in International Contest"

Top 10 Finalist in 100% Songwriting Competition - Zollia Publishing

"Wade in the Love"

Every genre of music contantly offers up new talent with 'wannabe singers' begging to be heard. Some try their luck and/or talent (some with more luck than talent) by standing in line waiting to be the next American Idol. Then there are those who actually work for it by putting in their time, learning the music business, maturing as an artist and garnering the respect and adulation of their fellow musicians. Wade Love is that man.

When my editor first asked me to do a story on Wade's upcoming album release, I must admit I had not previously heard of Mr. Wade. I had however, heard of his father Rudy Love. Rudy served as musical director for Sly and the Family Stone for many years. Wade's sister Kandice Love signed with Def Island Soul/Def Jam Records. With that information in mind I pictured him as a pubescent, hopeful new artist releasing the next copy of 'been there-done that', only because so much of today's music often sounds unfortunately repetitious. Then I heard him sing. His velvet, well tuned voice was a wonderful surprise. His musical arrangements perk interest, while his sound is likened to a one man show of BoyZ To Men. Consider that a compliment Wade. Most of us in the music business aren't particularly fond of being compared to anyone, particularly because comparisons can prove difficult for fans to overcome. However, in Wade's case it truly is a compliment. He IS a one man show who doesn't need any other singers by his side.

Perfecting his craft since the early 80's, Wade has worked with such memorable artists as Stephen Stills and Mary Wilson. His musical talent encompasses not just his voice. He plays keyboards, guitar and the viola. His training background includes the San Francisco Boys Chorus, The Young Americans, School of the Arts and the famed remixers; 3rd Floor Productions, to name a few. And though he has earned his chops doing background vocals for many artists, he has also broadened his horizons through songwriting, arranging and producing. Which brings us to his current project; his debut album release this month of "FEELIN REAL GOOD." His first solo project is a commendable effort on showcasing his varied talent. The great news is that as good as he is right now, he can only get better and better! A 'heart of gold' performer who loves his craft, Wade wants to please his fans. Specializing in R&B, Hip Hop and Dance music, stay tuned; you just might be hearing Wade Love on the radio very soon. To read much more about this San Francisco bay area artist and/or join his mailing list, visit his website at www.wadelove.com, or join his excited fans on July 24th at the Solano County Fair, 12 Noon at the Jamba Juice Entertainment Stage. See you there! - Back Stage Pass by Linda Mehawk

"Aptly named Love an uplifting singer By RICHARD FREEDMAN Times-Herald staff writer"

Saturday, July 17, 2004 - If anyone has an appropriate surname, it's Wade Love. The vocalist's debut album includes the tunes, "Feelin' Real Good," "You're the Best," and "I Will Always Love You." No nasty songs for this man from Antioch. No words degrading women. He's not kicking any dog or shooting the cops. The man is all positive. And he likes it that way. "I am very excited about what I have been able to accomplish, and I hope that my story inspires others to keep pressing forward with their dreams," Love said. Psyched about a debut album release this month, Love makes his first local appearance Saturday with a noon show on the Jamba Juice Entertainment Stage at the Solano County Fair. Love hardly entered the music world blind. His father, Rudy Love, worked with Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Kahn and Ray Charles. "I have been singing and writing music all my life," Love said. "My mom and dad were singers and musicians, and had their own band. I have been in and around music all my life. So putting out my own album came naturally." It hasn't been instant success, however. The ladder to the top sometimes has a few more rungs than one expects. "It has taken a number of years to arrive at this point in my life," Love said. "Over 10 years, to be more exact. I am finally self-sufficient when it comes to creating music." Proprietor of his own recording studio, "I can write music whenever I am ready," Love said. "I am no longer waiting for someone to help me with every little thing." Not that Love is so self-absorbed to think he can do it by himself. "Don't get me wrong," he said. "I am not so far at this end of the spectrum where I do not value collaboration. I think that collaboration is very powerful when it is done right. I actually prefer collaboration." Some collaborators, though, "are either not ready when you are to make music or they have competing priorities or interests. It has taken me a long time to get here but I would not have it any other way." Love said it was his family that provided the anchor in his life. "However, when it comes to working with music production, I have to give thanks to a production company, Third Floor Productions." One of the company's members, Raul Recinos (aka "DJ EFX"), "really took me under his wing and gave me the direction and mentorship that I needed to develop into the artist that I am today," Love said. "I am forever grateful for the knowledge that I obtained from working with him." Love said he wasn't much different than most artists when he was younger. "I had hoped that I would get a record deal," he said. "I had hoped that I would be discovered by somebody who would help me bring all the pieces together and take me to the next level." Recinos warned Love that he would have to take charge. "He told me that sitting around waiting for someone to do that for me was less likely to ever happen," Love said. Love said it's his goal "to show the world that it is never too late for a person to make their mark in this business. Also, I want to prove that underground R&B can do just as well as underground hip-hop or house music can. I am determined to find my market." Love has a Bachelor of Science degree in business and marketing and works for the State of California's Judicial Branch. He is married with a baby. "I feel tremendously blessed," Love said. "I think I am doing well overall." - Times-Herald


Sang background vocals and arranged vocals on a gospel song entitled “Try Jesus.” I worked with Kandice Love, Rudy Love, and Mike Finnagan Stephen Stills, of Crosby, Stills, and Nash. We demoed the song in the mid to late 80’s.

Sang background vocals and arranged vocals on a song entitled “Fantasy”, with William “Mickey” Stevenson and my Rudy Love for a demo, in 1989. Mickey Stevenson discovered Martha Reeves and wrote songs for Marvin Gaye, and a whole host of other Motown greats.

Sang lead, and background vocals, as well as arranged vocals on a song entitled “You Keep Hittin Me Where it Hurts”, with Dewayne “Blackbyrd” McKnight, who is a songwriter, producer, and the lead guitarist, for George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic/P-funk all-stars

Sang background vocals, as well as arranged vocals for Nasty Mix Records recording artists “4-Way.” 4-Way had freestyle dance songs that topped the charts in the early 90’s. Nasty Mix was the early home for artists like Rodney-O and Joe Cooley, and Sir-Mix-A-Lot.

In 1991, I sang background vocals, as well as arranged vocals for “HardRock”, and artist signed to In-A-Minute Records. The song was entitled “If U were here tonight.” In-A-Minute Records was a former home to many famous rappers like Too Short in the late 80’s early 90’s.

In 1991, I wrote and produced an instrumental deep house track entitled “Elevate” for Strictly Rhythm Records (big east coast indie label). The album title was “The Politix of Dancing.” This song was released in 1991 – 1992, and is now a club classic.

In 1992, I sang background vocals, as well as arranged vocals for then CEO recording artist, Mary Wilson, of the Supremes. The album was entitled “Walk the Line”, and the song was “You Keep Me Hangin On.” This song is currently apart of her compilation CD.

In 1995, I worked as a lead cast member in a musical production entitled “End of the Line”, at the world famous Cable Care Theater, in San Francisco. Blue Planet Productions presented the show.

In 1996, I was featured on Soulshine Recordings dance song, “You Can Live (Get UP). This song has sold very well and remains a club hit.

In 1997, I was commissioned by Wysinger Entertainment to write songs for Kandice Love, currently of Def Island Soul Records, to perform while opening for Freddy Jackson at the Oakland Marriott Hotel on New Years Eve. Kandice received a standing ovation.

New Feelin Real Good album released in 2004

New Album coming 2006!!



The Wade Love Band provides a mix of original music and cover songs delivered with a unique style and feel that only The Wade Love Band can deliver. The music delivered is a mix of 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's music to present day top 40 music. The Wade Love Band is known for taking songs to the next level and giving them new life born through hours and hours of refinement. The Wade Love Band can perform at any occasion providing a high energy performance that will make people feel good.

Wade Love is one of the most innovative musicians, songwriters, and producers to hit the underground R&B music scene in a long time. Wade is from a musical family and has been singing and writing music all of his life. His father is Rudy Love, former music director for Sly and the Family Stone and his sister is Kandice Love, a singer/songwriter signed with Def Island Soul/Def Jam records. Wade has worked with artists like Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Stephen Stills of Crosby Stills and Nash, and a whole host of other well known artists and songwriters.

Additionally, Wade has released music with Strictly Rhythm records, Illusive Records, In-a-minute records, and SoulSunshine recordings. Wade has been in the business a long time, and has the talent to stay for the long haul. Wade lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is an underground R&B artist making a buzz everywhere he goes. Wade plays Keyboard, Guitar and the Viola.

The debut album 'FEELIN REAL GOOD' was released in JULY 2004 featuring the hit tracks 'You’re The Best,' 'Oh I Love You So,' and 'Feelin Real Good.' All tracks were produced, written and performed by Wade Love.

The Wade Love Band not only plays cover songs but they play original music written by either Wade Love or other band members. If you are tired of the same old urban sound and are looking for something new and original, look no further. Their tracks are hot and their vocals will soothe your soul. Take the tour. You will be glad you did!