A music-lover-at-heart, he grew up listening to Marvin Gaye, Freddie Jackson, Luther Vandross, Smokey Robinson and a host of other artists that revolutionized soul music. He has performed for a benefit concert for Autism Awareness Month, various Atlanta venues, as well as the Carnival Cruise Line. He also performed for actress Terri Vaughn’s birthday party. “My live performance is reminiscent of a back in the day, basement party filled with both upbeat music to get you on your feet and slow jams that have you dancing with the one you love,” says B. Sharp.
Born in Houston, Texas, and the son of a PK (preacher’s kid), he also listened to gospel greats such as Thomas Whitfield, James Cleveland and Andre Crouch. “I want my fans to know that my music will match their feelings in the most organic way possible. I will not hide behind technology or mask my pain or my love. We’ll be dancing together and sometimes we’ll be getting ready together,” says B. Sharp.
Currently in the studio working on his debut album, “Especially Now”, B.Sharp is scheduled to release his highly anticipated album in July 2015. “My fans can expect to be catapulted back to a place in time when music was music. They can expect a roller coaster of feelings from one track to the next. Sure, the album is about love, but several kinds of love; love of a significant other, love for a nation or a love for humanity,” B. Sharp says. “The same greats I listened to growing up and into my early adulthood played an integral part in who I am as an artist, but several key artists ingrained things like style and tone into my psyche. People like Luther Vandross; I learned the importance of tone and delivery from him. Smokey Robinson and Lionel Richie taught me about writing and ethos. Tito Puente and Prince taught me about performance and stage presence,” he says.
Stay tuned — B. Sharp is coming to a city near you very soon.