Friday, August 28, 2015

Brae Leni

I've got another new artist that I'd like to share with you!



His bio, in his own words:

Born BRAElon LENIear, the soul sangin' soul bangin' artist you know as Brae Leni does it for the music lovers. Brae is 23 years of age. He was born & raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. Music has been a lifelong blessing, passion, talent, & job for him. He LOVES music. He has his own studio, Recording mostly all of his music in a closet, he has dropped 3 mixtapes & 2 albums. They are all available online. Go cop LoveBomb & Soulsville from iTunes.

He is also the manager, founder, & lead singer of a band called SOULution! He is currently unsigned, but he can still take it home. Brae Leni is a neosoul singer, but an avid lover of all genres. Don't be surprised if you hear Brae singing country, pop, reggae, or any other genres. He grew up on the Motown sound, Michael Jackson, & old soul music. Believing that what God has for him is for him & that he is destined for success. Brae Leni is going to keep pushing til he gets discovered. To stay updated with Brae just check his website out ( www.braeleni.com ). God Bless you all.


Brae was kind enough to answer my cheesy questions.  Let's get to know him just a little bit better!

1. When did you first start singing (or playing your instrument)?
In 1st grade was when I first started singing, been doing it since 6 years of age. I'm 23 now.

2. What was the first song you recall singing (or playing)?

I remember singing all of The Jackson 5 hits as well as some Stevie Wonder, I really started off with the Motown Sound

3. Who are your musical inspirations?
My musical inspirations would be Michael Jackson, Kanye West, Usher, John Legend, Musiq Soulchild, Marvin Gaye, D'angelo, Jasmine Sullivan, & Lauryn Hill.

4. What genre of music do you listen to today?

I listen to all music at some point in the week. Most days I'm bumping neosoul, Motown, or hip hop!

5. What embarrassing songs might I find on your MP3 player?
Thong Song by Sisqo & Cha Cha by D.R.A.M

6. Where would you most like to perform?
I'd love to perform on ANY stage anywhere along side of Jasmine Sullivan or D'angelo. I wouldn't mind the stage, but the BET Awards or ESPY's would work for me. I'm a big sports advocate/fan.

7. If you weren't a musician, what would you be doing?
I'd probably be playing football, basketball, a music teacher, or a zoologist. Who knows!

8. What instruments do you play?
I don't play any instruments, I can help create music though. I have a great ear, I know it wouldn't be hard for me to learn one, I'm just not interested. I'd rather listen to the producers who love what they do in astonishment. I know my calling, I love to sing!

9. If you could dabble in another genre of music, what would it be?
I'd probably tap into Hip Hop, I actually write some great lyrics. Maybe I should ghostwrite for Drake.

10. What other talents do you have?
Leadership, Writing, & I'm super athletic.

11. What is your favorite song to belt out at the bar/in the car/for karaoke?
Right now, it'd be Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk

12. If you could sing a duet with any musician, living or dead, who would it be?
It's a close race between Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye. Mike edge him by just a smidgen.

13. What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest thing for me is promoting, I feel like Little Rock, Arkansas just isn't a good place for a soul singer. Our music market is pretty bad, the lack of support is at an all time high.

14. What has been the best advice you have ever been given?
The best advice I've ever been given is to keep God 1st. God is good, God opens doors for me that I could never open alone. If I never achieve my music dreams I know that I'm grateful for everything I've been through. Stay positive, and be yourself no matter what




Please give Brae Leni a like and a follow on his social media, it would greatly be appreciated!

www.braeleni.com
braelonleniear@braeleni.com
www.facebook.com/bleni
https://www.facebook.com/pages/SOULution-Little-Rock-Music/429112157145797
https://www.facebook.com/braelon.leniear?fref=ts
https://soundcloud.com/braelonleniear
https://twitter.com/BraeLeni
https://instagram.com/braeleni/

Thank you, Brae Leni, for taking the time to share your story and music with us!


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