PREFORMED @ GROOVE ODYSSEY'S 2ND BIRTHDAY BASH:
Singer, songwriter, and producer Kenny Bobien has been creating the music that represents an entire community of gospel and house for the better part of 20 years, having earned him the well deserved title "King of Gospel House Music" in the industry and among his faithful fans. The strength that comes from within Kenny Bobien's distinct falsetto voice is the obvious driving force behind his success which was clear from his first hit "You Are My Friend" (1994 / Produced by BOP, Cover Records). The true strength behind Kenny's success is something he realized early on in his career. Many people can create fun dance music but the real secret is creating dance music that can fuel a dance floor but also the spirits of the dancers long after they leave the clubs. Kenny has not only figured this out but he has mastered this art and shares it in all of his music, most evident in "Brighter Day" (Kenny Bobien and Big Moses / King Street), his greatest success to date!
Kenny Bobien has taking all of his experiences as a successful background vocalist for some of R&B's undeniable legends like Teddy Pendergrass, Celine Dion, Taylor Dayne, Jennifer Holiday and Milira in conjunction with his weekly services as a practicing Pastor in Newark and applied them to an amazing stage presence that is consistently in demand around the world. In his home town of Newark New Jersey, he was humbled to perform for thousands in attendance of the Lincoln Park Music Festival in 2009 and 2010. He was honored by Japan to perform live with a full orchestra in 2009 for Ageha World Museum, w/Studio Apartment for over 12,000 adoring fans and in 2008 Detroit Music Hall showed their love with 3000 fans singing "Father" and "I shall Not Be Moved" on along with Kenny while he performed!
Kenny Bobien's voice is the purest form of house music and is synonymous with HOUSE/CLUB MUSIC ANTHEMS for the past 20 years by new and seasoned DJs.. Kenny's music is heard around the world through his performances and also thanks to the world renowned DJ/Producers like Dennis Ferrer, Louie Vega, DJ Spen, Basement Boys, Studio Apartment, Teddy Douglas and Kerri Chandler that also recognize Kenny's talent for singing the music that touches the souls of all that hear it. With hit tracks like "Father", "Grateful", and most recently "About Love" it's no surprise that Kenny's dedication and love for his art has delivered him to his latest roll as CEO and Creative Director of his own label SoulArt Music Group, with long time friend and manager Abigail Adams, Movin' Management Group. This friendship was forged over 20 years ago in Abigail's East Orange NJ records store, Movin' Records from sharing one common denominator, the music and the message of love and hope that lives within it. Just like everyone else who meets Kenny, Abigail knew right away that Kenny was not just another singer who wanted to sell some records, "he was and still is a musical force I couldn't resist working with..... and the rest is history!" Abigail recalls with a smile.
The new project Kenny & Abigail are embarking on will be their greatest yet. This will be their first release under their new label SoulArt Music Group. Appropriately titled Kenny Bobien DEFINED LP, representing Kenny at this moment, poised and defined in his music and his career. DEFINED LP was released in May 2011 and include 13 tracks. Included in the collection are "I Shall Not Be Moved", "Brighter Days" and "Why We Sing" which will showcase the music that has kept Kenny in such high demand. DEFINED LP will also include the new music that Kenny has been creating such as "The Light" produced by Jihad Muhammad and "Special Day" produced by Ian Friday which are sure to become HOUSE Anthems for the world to embrace!
Kenny Bobien is more than 25 years into his career and yet his music is just as refreshing and full of hope as when he first got into this industry. The best is yet to come for Kenny, with the digital re mastering of his greatest works and new music to fuel the HOUSE scene for another 25 years Kenny's confidence and faith are stronger than every. With new found excitement and joy for all that 2012 will bringing we invite everyone to share and enjoy the music of his soul and his life's work.