Soul / R&B
Best known for his hit “The River,” R&B artist Noel Gourdin released Fresh: The Definition earlier this year. Influenced by classic soul as well as the contemporary sounds of R&B and hip-hop, Noel’s music is a seamless blend of each genre.
“Listening to so much music from so many different eras really helped me put my style together,” explains the singer-songwriter. His debut offering, After My Time, is a refreshing mix of timeless R&B with a modern, feel. Armed with commanding, rich vocals and a solid collection of intimate, soulful songs, Gourdin is clearly influenced by the soul singers of the past.
As a kid growing up just outside of Boston in Brockton, Massachusetts, the 26-year-old musician soaked up the sounds of his father’s music collection, which consisted of plenty of old soul favorites like Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Tyrone Davis and Teddy Pendergrass. Noel realized his passion for making music in high school and set out on a music career by writing and producing songs and performing at clubs and showcases in and around the Boston area.
music has begun speaking for itself.” – www.eurweb.com