I’m an R&B singer/songwriter with a passion for 90’s R&B and Soft Rock ballads. I’m ready to start performing at local open mic nights and want to showcase my vocals on both original songs and covers. Having a regular Acoustic Guitar accompanist would really enhance the performance.
You can learn more about me and hear some of my music at (link hidden)
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 10 - 30 minutes
What to Expect
My show is ideal for someone going for an R&B/Soul vibe. I bring to life the sounds of Luther Vandross, Peobo Bryson, Billy Ocean, The Spinners and other artists from the 80s and 90s, but with a fresh spin. My songs range from upbeat to soul-filled ballads. I specialize in love songs and enjoy bringing the romantic vibe to my audience. Everyone is sure to feel the journey of emotion that love brings through my performance.
“Don’t give up on your dreams, even if it’s hard to see, you can make it happen, if you trust and believe.” – Stephen Edmond Jr., I’m A Soldier
Stephen Edmond Jr is a talented and inspirational singer / songwriter, who has persevered against the odds to bring his passion and love for music into focus in his life. Inspired by R&B, Jazz, and Pop artists from several eras, most notably the 80's and 90's, Stephen’s neo-soul sound is reminiscent of R&B ballads with a fresh spin.
With a wide vocal range, powerful tenor-baritone voice, raw grit, smooth falsetto, and jazz highlights, Stephen Edmond Jr is captivating. His sound takes you on an inspirational journey of emotion through love, loss, and triumph.
Through a personal journey of love lost and a battle for his life, Stephen Edmond Jr. became the artist he is today. Despite being born with one functioning kidney, Stephen was the picture of health as a teen. He was very athletic, participated in several sports, and led his high school volleyball team to win a division championship. At just 19 years old, Stephen received the devastating news that his kidney was failing.
Over the next 19 years, Stephen endured extreme highs and lows. He started dialysis treatments and received a successful kidney transplant from a family member that failed two years later. The birth of his daughter in 2001 was the blessing that helped him stay positive through the loss of his transplant.
Five years later, a severe abdominal infection coupled with surgical complications left him hospitalized for two straight years fighting to survive. During his hospitalization, his marriage to his high school sweetheart disintegrated, his dad passed away, he lost his ability to walk and everything he had worked to achieve in life was gone.
He remembers asking God to either take him home or use him as a beacon of his Grace. He was ready to fight. He worked hard to learn how to walk again, endured multiple surgeries, and 14 additional years of dialysis treatments. In 2014, he was devastated by the loss of his dearly-loved mom to cancer. Through all of the struggles and heartbreaking experiences life has dealt him, Stephen has never lost his faith in God or took his many blessings for granted.
Many of his prayers have been answered recently. Stephen received a second successful kidney transplant in early 2015 and is healthier than he’s been in 15 years. He found love again and is building a family with the love of his life and their two beautiful daughters. His career is reaching new heights through his immersion in his music. Surviving the odds through many trials and tribulations, became a source of inspiration for him. Faith, perseverance, hard work, and dreaming big have become his recipe for success.
Most recently, Stephen Edmond Jr has been spending time in the studio working on his first EP, The Way to You. As a result of his vast vocal abilities, the sounds of the tracks on his EP include an up-tempo dance hit, a sexy, passion-filled single, and a romantic ballad. Long-time Producer, Juan Blair, of Uglyfingers Productions has collaborated with Stephen once again on this current project to capture the hearts of women and the minds of men.
His next steps include creating partnerships with a record label and a publishing company to establish himself as a recognized singer / songwriter.
Stephen Edmond Jr has his sights set on inspiring and touching the hearts of fans worldwide through his music. He intends to use his music as a platform to encourage others to never give up on themselves and their dreams.
I Love The Way (original)
Will U Marry Me (original - acoustic)
Your Spot (original)
I Can't Stop Loving You (Kem - cover)
I'm Sorry (original)
I Love You Crazy (original - acoustic)
Influences & Inspiration
Luther Vandross, Peabo Bryson, Billy Ocean, The Spinners, Brian McKnight, Lionel Ritchie, and Will Downing
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