“The Lyrical Miracle”
Singer, Songwriter, Rythmologist
S.O.A.Q. has been described as a “singer and songwriter struck by the decade of the
1970’s, grooving to the syncopating rhythms of classic R & B.” S.O.A.Q. pays tribute to
the soulful groups of his parent’s era: Stevie Wonder, Teddy Pendergrass, Marvin Gaye
and Chaka Khan. It was the music he grew up on.
Born in the Bronx, New York, S.O.A.Q. first performed before an audience when he was
13 years old. The response he received from the guests at a wedding stimulated the
birth of his vocal career. He has become a fan favorite with performances throughout
the tri-state, including Boston, Maryland, Virginia and Myrtle Beach, SC.
In 2005 S.O.A.Q. became a founding member of The Mighty Collective Flow, a
collaboration of musicians committed to raising awareness through their music.
S.O.A.Q. sings and rhymes with hi-passion and his tempered sensuality, leaves
audiences demanding more. Standing 6-7″, he seizes their immediate attention when
he touches the stage and melodically keeps it throughout his performance, captivating
their feelings of hope with the emotional messages of reality from a tall man with a loving plan.
S.O.A.Q. has entertained with headline artists such as Harold Melvin’s Bluenotes,
The Intruders, Melba Moore, Carl Thomas, The Force MD’s, Fonda Rae and Just-Ice
just to name a few. He has recorded with vocal trainer Eve Soto, Castles Hill’s finest
Tre’Dee and the ‘Teacha’ himself KRS1 in a song called ‘There It is’. As a highlight of
his grinding enthusiasm, he has opened for Doug E. Fresh and Friends at Camden
Yard in Baltimore Maryland (30,000 in attendance). He also shares the title of being
crowned “Grand Champion” of New York City’s Apollo Theatre Spiderman Week Battle
of the Urban Poets, an achievement he will always cherish. This flourishing journey
looks to blossom, displaying this refreshing showman’s unique approach. S.O.A.Q. has
been sighted displaying his gift in the company of the innovative acid jazz, funk, guitar
giant, Mr. Melvin Sparks.
As of late you can find him hosting the Christopher Ridley Rucker show in New York on
AM 1460 WVOX.com, a position he has embodied for 8 years. Brooklyn’s Straight-up
TV show has been a nesting place for S.O.A.Q.’s hosting/interviewing ability of varied
artists. He has also hosted the Mount Vernon Summer Breeze concerts at City Hall
and he shares his experience as a personal trainer for local talent in the Arts on Third
Street Festivals which have yielded upwards of 50,000 in attendance.
His mission is continuous. S.O.A.Q. is unable to release the undeniable urge to write
the perfect song. His motto: “Live Hard, Love Strong and Die Proud”.