Biography OF Adrienne Hampton
SAPPHIRE IS THE MANAGER OF SAPPHIRE FADED GENES BAND AND A TRUE RENAISSANCE SINGER SONGWRITER FROM PHILADELPHIA. HER INSPIRATION STEMS FROM A VARIETY OF “ARTS” THROUGH THE YEARS. BECAUSE OF SAPPHIRE’S SINGING VERSATILITY AND HER VARIETY OF SINGING STYLES, SHE ENJOYS PERFORMING MUSIC SUCH AS RNB, JAZZ, ROCK, RAP, COUNTRY, BLUES, REGGAE, AND BIG BAND MUSIC. SHE ALSO PERFORMS POPULAR COVER TUNES PEOPLE ENJOY LISTENING TO. SAPPHIRE PREFERS MARKETING HERSELF AS A MULTI-VERSATILE ARTIST.
AS A YOUNG CHILD SHE ENJOYED MIMICKING SINGERS SUCH AS DIANA ROSS, DONNA SUMMERS, AND OTHERS. SHE HAS RECENTLY FALLEN IN LOVE WITH CORRINE BAILEY RAE, AND H.E.R. ALTHOUGH HER VOCALS CAN APPEAR VERY SOFT AND SULTRY, SHE WILL SURPRISE YOU WITH A POWERFUL RANGE. SHE OFTEN HEARS PEOPLE SAYING SHE HAS SIMILAR SOUNDS AND STYLE AS JILL SCOTT, DIANA ROSS, AND THE LATE NATILE COLE. ESPECIALLY WITH HER SONG RELEASED “NO JUSTICE NO PEACE”. TO DATE, SAPPHIRE HAS WRITTEN OVER 30 SONGS IN THE LAST TWO YEARS AND FOUND THAT NICHE PEOPLE LOVE.
SAPPHIRE HAS HAD THE PLEASURE OF PERFORMING WITH LOCAL PHILADELPHIA AND WEDDING BANDS SUCH AS CONTAGIOUS PARTY BAND, 2CQ JAZZ BAND, IVAN TAUBE ORCHESTRA, AND 13 PIECE ORCHESTRA WHERE SHE PORTRAYED THE LOVELY DIANA ROSS IN “THE FIRST LADIES OF ROCK AND SOUL”.
IN DECEMBER 2019, SAPPHIRE PERFORMED FOR PEACE RALLY SINGING BACKGROUND ON A MASS CHOIR FOR DIONNE WARWICK, HEZEKIAH WALKER, YOLANDA ADAMS, AND OTHERS.
SAPPHIRE COMPLETED HER FIRST MUSICAL PROJECT ON MAY 1, 2020 RELEASING HER FIRST ALBUM “PRECIOUS GEM” AND HAS RECENTLY RELEASED HER SINGLE “NO JUSTICE NO PEACE” ON JULY 31ST. 2020. THIS SONG RECEIVED ENORMOUS REVIEWS FROM PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD, BLOGS, PLAYLISTS, RADIO STATIONS, AND WHYY AND PBS TELEVISION AND RADIO.
THIS SONG WAS FEATURED IN THE “WAKE UP RISE UP” WORLD PEACE CONCERT IN SEPTEMBER 2021. SAPPHIRE WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM THIS SONG LIVE JUNE 26th 2022 WAKE UP RISE SUMMER CONCERT.
AUGUST 2020, SAPPHIRE HAD THE HONOR TO SING BACKGROUND ON “YOU TALK A GOOD GAME” WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY FILM AND TELEVISION COMPOSER, SKIP DENEBERG.
SAPPHIRE IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE HER SONG TITLED “GOTTA TRY” IS PLAYED ON LDM RADIO STATION (NEW YORK) AND HAS BEEN PLACED ON THE LIST FOR THE 7th LDM MUSIC AWARDS. SAPPHIRE’S HAS A SONG TO BE RELEASED JUNE12th TITLED “REMEMBER WHEN”.
SHE BELIEVES MUSIC MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND AND IT SHOULD ALWAYS BE FUN!
Biography OF Felix Perez
Felix Perez, a local Philadelphian, has over 50 years of guitar performance in various genres, including classic rock, latin rock, R&B, funk fusion, salsa and jazz.
Felix’s artistic expression has been influenced by musical greats – Carlos Santana, Al Dimeola, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Joe Bonamasa & Gary Moore.
Felix’s musical career has afforded him the opportunity to play with bands from the metropolitan area and even have several television appearances.
Felix’s musical interests also include writing original musical compositions, several of which have been registered.
Felix dedication to his craft drives him to have great respect for the music he plays. His work ethic and love of music allow him to perform at the highest level of execution.
Biography OF Shawn (Shizz) Liles
Shawn (Shizz) Liles, was born and raised in North Philly surrounded by seasoned musicians who taught him how to play the funk greats, like “Slide” by Slave, at an early age. While attending culturally diverse Girard College, Shizz realized his affinity for playing rock tunes, like Led Zeppelin and Kiss. While in the Marine Corps, his bass playing was quickly influenced by the world beats to which he was exposed while traveling. While in the Marines, Shizz began to play regularly for the first time with a local rock band.
For the next 12 years, Shizz played all types of gigs in Tokyo, including being a core member of the stage band for Tokyo Disneyland in their stage band, doing his first studio work with a British rock band, and performing in a video with Japanese pop star “Sakura” for MTV Japan. Back in Philly, Shizz has played with several of the top cover bands in the area, playing corporate events and private functions around town, as well as Atlantic City and other clubs at the Jersey shore.
Biography OF William Murray
graduated from Howard University and holds Bachelor’s Music Degree. He also has a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Music at Rowan University.Played in the Louie Bellson Big Band for 3 years. Played for Sara Vaughn and Tony Bennet.He auditioned and won playing lead Alto in the US Air Force Premier Jazz Ensemble. Eventually became musical director/lead alto for the Air Force’s Premier Jazz Ensemble. Recorded for many artists at MSFB Studios in Philadelphia. Recorded commercials, tV and raidio. Played many Jazz clubs around the world.