Wes Mason and Kofi Black
Canadian Pop singer and songwriter Wes Mason release his new single “I Want Your Love”. This pop chart topper was brought to life by two trailblazing veterans; Ben Pelchat and Earl Powell. With a plethora of accolades under their belts, Ben and Earl have worked with Grammy Award winning and Billboard artists. Ben has partnered with stars such as Boy George, Chrissie Hynde, Joe Bonamassa, while Earl has produced for Jennifer Hudson, Tito Jackson and Keyshia Cole. Hailing from Quebec, Ben Pelchat is a self branded “Music Designer”, dipping his hands in writing, composing and producing. Chicago native, Earl Powell forged his name in music by working with the legendary music group, The Jacksons. Joining the project is Kofi Black, who’s resume includes producing for Wyclef Jean, Tory Lanez, Young Ma, Juicy J, Wale and Desiigner. Based in NYC, Kofi Black is a former background singer for Mariah Carey and vocal coach for top tier talent. With their diverse musical backgrounds, the quartet teaming up was a seamless venture, and is guaranteed to deliver gold. The talented singer will be releasing and hosting a launch party at Rivoli in honour of the release.
About Wes Mason
Meet Wes Mason – the internationally renowned, award winning Canadian recording artist you’ll want to hear more about. At age 20, Wes has amassed as many accolades as artists twice his age, having won numerous international music awards and gaining tens of millions of media impressions across TV, radio, and online. The Wes Mason buzz is building!
His fresh RnB-infused pop – which echoes such diverse influences as Kid Cudi, Travis Scott, and The Beatles – is at once engaging, intelligent, and fun. Wes is a rare breed of artist that will inspire legions of super-fans for years to come, and initiate a true movement.
Now with his upcoming album The Animal Inside, Wes is ready to take you from hook to hooked, and all you have to do is press play.
Teaming up with the production duo of LA-based Grammy-recognized. Billboard charting producer “Trillionaire” Earl Powell (Jennifer Hudson, The Jacksons, Keyshia Cole), and #1 iTunes-charting Toronto based producer Ben Pelchat (Boy George, Chrissie Hynde, Tim Arnold), Wes set out to make an album that would define his career.
Recorded at the legendary Tito Jackson’s private studio in Los Angeles, as well as the historic Kensington Sound in Toronto, Wes fed inspiration from the musical legacy surrounding him and infused that into his brand-new take on RnB-pop. For more Wes, be sure to check out his website. wesmasonmusic.com
About Kofi Black
In an industry full of cookie-cutter images and factory-produced talent, one is hard-pressed to discover an artist with the skill, passion, and drive of Kofi Black. As a self-trained singer, songwriter, and producer, Kofi is the definition of what the industry has been waiting for.
He is completely self-taught on the piano, drums and bass guitar, which are all heard throughout his music. He was also vocally trained by one of the most prolific coaches of this time, Craig Derry, who’s trained everyone from Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, John Legend to Trey Songz.
As opportunity presented itself, Kofi began singing background for artists such as Mariah Carey, Joe, Carl Thomas, and several others. Understanding just how rare his talent was, Kofi went into the studio and began penning his own classics. He was once apart of a rap group in High School and was always the go-to guy to produce beats.
The Staten Island musician is inspired by greats like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donnie Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Prince, Rick James, R. Kelly and Andre 3000 to name a few, Kofi’s style is a fusion of his African roots, soul, pop and funk. No box can contain this kind of talent. His voice range and performance will dazzle your intellect. IG @kofiblackmusic
About Ben Pelchat
It is a rare breed of musician that can successfully be both a music producer and a recording artist. With a well deserved reputation as a “Music Designer” par excellence, Ben Pelchat (AKA remixer Turbo Zebra) hails from the iconic Kensington Sound studios, where he can be found producing #1 charting albums and internationally placed TV/film music. He has worked with Grammy Award winners and outstanding artists from all over the world including Boy George, Chrissie Hynde, Joe Bonamassa, Tim Arnold and Kofi Black.
Ben composes, sings and is a multi-instrumentalist – a musician’s musician. Having fronted several bands over the years as well as serving as A&R for many young artists, he is now pursuing a solo career with material that is rapidly gaining recognition. With eclectic and poetic songs that draw influence from Bowie, Michael Jackson and Beck, Ben is definitely one to look out for. benpelchat.com
About Earl Powell
Earl Powell is a Grammy-recognized, Billboard-charting songwriter/composer, Gold certification honouree, and a native of Chicago’s west-side, now continuing to make his mark in Los Angeles, CA.
Professionally, Earl is honoured to be currently working with music royalty – legendary singing group The Jacksons. In addition to working with them as a group, he is also working on the solo projects of Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, and Jermaine’s son Jafaar Jackson. These projects are in collaboration with industry colleagues Jeff Roberson & Mike Jackson.
Earl is proud to have received Grammy, Billboard and Gold recognition as a Writer, Producer and Engineer on Jennifer Hudson’s “Stand Up” from her self-titled debut recording project. Beyond the institutionalized classroom setting, Earl has been an asset to the community by the way of Beat Creators, an after-school not-for-profit music educational program that was started to keep music in schools & help offset budget cuts. He very fittingly implemented the program initially at his high school alma mater, Manley High. eptonemusic.com
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