In the Summer of 2012 he was on stage with Remady at the ESKA Music Awards in Poland and the Swiss Elite Model Look Final show in Zurich Switzerland. Now the American R&B and Soul Singer Lenell Brown who lives in Thun, Switzerland, is planning to do more Hip Hop and Crossover projects with artist who have already established themselves in the international music scene.
Growing up in Jeffersonton,Virginia (USA), the son of a Pastor, Lenell already started singing as a child in a Baptist church. He started his music career as a teenager in the international education and performing organisation “Up With People“. With them he performed professional musical shows touring in over twenty countries on four continents all over the world.
Every since Lenell moved to Switzerland he has been trying to get popular nationwide and internationally with his music. “My true love is R&B and Hip Hop but, I’m into all generes of music like Rock, Metal, Blues, Gospel and of course House“, as he describes his own music style. His songs are mainly inspired by emotional subjects which pull on the strings of the heart like love, human conflicts and general problems of society and nature.
From R&B lines over Hip Hop beats to Progressive House productions with Remady
Lenell already worked together with some well-known artist. With the ex-miss Switzerland and DJane, Mahara McKay he released the song “Relax to the Max“ in 2006 which was released on the Webster Hall Records Label in the States. Besides his participation on the two CD productions of the Irish-Bernish rapper Duke Sheltic (2010: Diary Scraps / 2012: 2nd Shot) he also released the song “So oder So“ (Engl.: “So or So“) with Switzerlands Rap and Beatbox Star Steff la Cheffe in 2011.
One of his most exciting collaborations was with House-DJ and producer Remady from Zurich, Switzerland. Performing highlight shows with Remady this past summer at the Eska Music Awards (2012) in Poland and at the Swiss Elite Model Final show in Zurich (2012). Furthermore he was part of the production „F**k This“ (Remady Remix / Bruz Wane feat. LB) which is a track on the Remady & Manu-L “The Original“ CD which won Best Dance Album at the 2013 Swiss Music Awards. For Brown it’s clear: “The most important moment in my music career was meeting Remady and him taking me into the Remady Family”.
Currently a CD production with Donald-D (Ice-Ts Rhyme Syndicate,B-Boys, Bronx Syndicate,Zulu Nation) is in the making.
Despite his newest successes Brown admits to seeing certain challenges in the Swiss music industry: The R&B scene in Switzerland is not as big or popular as in America which creates a real challenge when it comes down to show bookings. Yet he is very optimistic for the future. He is currently working on the second single and music video ” Can Ya All Feel It” with his Hip Hop partner Donald-D.
For Brown the consistent production of high quality music is just as important as the future single releases. He has surrounded himself with a solid team consisting of long time friend and music producer and sound engineer Benjamin Mühlethaler , and the Grammy Award Winner James Hoover(Mixing) and John Moran(Mastering) and of course the R&B singer is honored by his partnership with Hip Hop Legend Donald-D.
“The most important thing to me is that God has Blessed me to have the opportunity to work with great people in the music industry.“
Lenell is excited about future collaborations and shows with some incredible Artist. He is also very thankful for all of the support from his family and friends and sponsors.
Stay tuned in for future developments.
(Written by freelance journalist Yasmin Ablondi )
(Photo by: Stefanie Etter Photography /makeup- Stefania Pennella ,pemakeup.ch)