CHESTER GREGORY RELEASES “BREAKBEAT KARAOKE” 6/23

Recording Artist and Multi-award winning Broadway Star CHESTER GREGORY releases “BREAKBEAT KARAOKE” – The Mixtape on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at no cost to consumers exclusively at www.ChesterGregory.comBREAKBEAT KARAOKE is a collection of throwback “breakbeats” from classic hip hop tunes with remixes from songs from the debut album “In Search of High Love”, in addition to new compositions specifically created for this mixtape. It features guest appearances and cameos from Farrah Burns, Phase One and Dot Da Genius who produced Day N Night by Kid Cudi among others.   “I wanted to pay tribute to some of best in hip hop like J. Dilla, De La Soul, Common, Jay-Z and DJ Premier to name a few, says Chester.” “I just want it to be like the soundtrack to the summer, where you put it on and before you know it, you are just in a party zone, he adds.”   

CHESTER GREGORY is no stranger to the stage; an award-winning Broadway performer and acclaimed as one of the most dynamic musical theatre presences in the entertainment business – a young black man in possession of a powerful five octave voice that has elicited high praise from the late Isaac Hayes, a standing ovation from Michael Jackson and inspired Phil Collins to compose a Broadway song custom made for what his God-given instrument can do.

After several years of blowing audiences away on the “Great White Way”, playing the lead in the biographical musical “The Jackie Wilson Story“, key roles in “Hairspray“, “Tarzan“, “Cry Baby“, and most recently the originator of the “Donkey” role for Dreamworks “SHREK“, Chester Gregory has become a veteran of the stage.  That veteran is ready to reveal to the R&B/Soul world that the regular guy behind all of those dazzling characters…is the man he faces in the mirror every day.

Gary, Indiana-native Chester Gregory grew up admiring all around entertainers ranging from King of Pop Michael Jackson to triple threat icons Sammy Davis, Jr. and Gregory Hines. Years of dedicated vocal training (surprisingly not in the church) led to a bachelors degree in Musical Theatre at Columbia College in Chicago.

In March 2009, Chester Gregory released his critically acclaimed debut album “In Search of High Love”, and was able to introduce himself as a thoughtful and gifted songwriter that is blessed with a voice that just captivates and demands attention.  The album was lead by the classic composition “I Only Have Eyes 4 U”, written by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, in which allowed Chester to add his magical touch and give the song a different twist. 

Chester Gregory (a.k.a. Chess Gregory) peels back another layer of his soul to show the world what he is truly made of.  He welcomes you to his world. 

 

Are you ready?

 He really has the ability to take risks with the melody and bring something fresh to it every time he sings it.  When I grow up, I want to sing like Chester Gregory!!!”   -Phil Collins

www.ChesterGregory.com

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Recording Artist and Multi-award winning Broadway Star CHESTER GREGORY releases “BREAKBEAT KARAOKE” – The Mixtape on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at no cost to consumers exclusively at www.ChesterGregory.com

BREAKBEAT KARAOKE is a collection of throwback “breakbeats” from classic hip hop tunes with remixes from songs from the debut album “In Search of High Love”, in addition to new compositions specifically created for this mixtape. It features guest appearances and cameos from Farrah Burns, Phase One and Dot Da Genius who produced Day N Night by Kid Cudi among others.
 
“I wanted to pay tribute to some of best in hip hop like J. Dilla, De La Soul, Common, Jay-Z and DJ Premier to name a few, says Chester.” “I just want it to be like the soundtrack to the summer, where you put it on and before you know it, you are just in a party zone, he adds.”
  

CHESTER GREGORY is no stranger to the stage; an award-winning Broadway performer and acclaimed as one of the most dynamic musical theatre presences in the entertainment business – a young black man in possession of a powerful five octave voice that has elicited high praise from the late Isaac Hayes, a standing ovation from Michael Jackson and inspired Phil Collins to compose a Broadway song custom made for what his God-given instrument can do.

After several years of blowing audiences away on the “Great White Way”, playing the lead in the biographical musical “The Jackie Wilson Story“, key roles in “Hairspray“, “Tarzan“, “Cry Baby“, and most recently the originator of the “Donkey” role for Dreamworks “SHREK“, Chester Gregory has become a veteran of the stage.  That veteran is ready to reveal to the R&B/Soul world that the regular guy behind all of those dazzling characters…is the man he faces in the mirror every day.

Gary, Indiana-native Chester Gregory grew up admiring all around entertainers ranging from King of Pop Michael Jackson to triple threat icons Sammy Davis, Jr. and Gregory Hines. Years of dedicated vocal training (surprisingly not in the church) led to a bachelors degree in Musical Theatre at Columbia College in Chicago.

In March 2009, Chester Gregory released his critically acclaimed debut album “In Search of High Love”, and was able to introduce himself as a thoughtful and gifted songwriter that is blessed with a voice that just captivates and demands attention.  The album was lead by the classic composition “I Only Have Eyes 4 U”, written by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, in which allowed Chester to add his magical touch and give the song a different twist. 

Chester Gregory (a.k.a. Chess Gregory) peels back another layer of his soul to show the world what he is truly made of.  He welcomes you to his world. 

  

Are you ready?

 He really has the ability to take risks with the melody and bring something fresh to it every time he sings it.  When I grow up, I want to sing like Chester Gregory!!!  -Phil Collins

 

 

www.ChesterGregory.com

 

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