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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 1, 2011 – Canadian soul singer, songwriter and producer Warren Dean Flandez and his 8-piece band will take the stage at 7:00 pm on Friday, May 13th, for a free, all ages soulfully charged concert at HMV Robson Street in Downtown Vancouver. The showcase is in celebration of the release of Warren’s highly anticipated debut album, Vintage Love.
Vintage Love will be available for purchase exclusively at HMV on May 13th, with a full release on May 17th on 30 Records/Fontana North.
“Vintage Love is a tribute to artists past, present and future, keeping soul alive,” said Warren. “I am so honored to debut this album at HMV Robson, an icon of music and entertainment in Vancouver.”
Vintage Love, which bridges the gap between the timeless sounds of 60s soul and contemporary hip-hop, is a nod to soul greats Warren grew up listening to. It features 13 songs ranging from soul anthems, R&B jams, and heart wrenching ballads, most of which were co-written and co-produced by Warren.
Vintage Love features the talents of Warren’s longtime producer, co-writer and friend, Mike Southworth, and key song writing collaborations with Roc Nation’s Andrea Martin (Leona Lewis, En Vogue) and Printz Board (The Black Eyed Peas). Notable tracks include ‘Ungrateful’, a duet with R&B songstress Divine Brown, and ‘Superhuman’, penned by Grammy Award winner and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Diane Warren.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 28, 2011 – Canadian soul singer, songwriter and producer Warren Dean Flandez will release his debut studio album Vintage Love on May 17, 2011 under 30 Records. A nod to soul greats Warren grew up listening to – artists like Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Al Green – Vintage Love bridges the gaps between the timeless sounds of 60s soul, the edgy flavour of hip-hop and the romantic themes of traditional R&B.
The album’s first single, ‘Love You (Like You Do)’, featuring Vancouver rapper Lago, will be released nationally on May 13, 2011 and will be available for free download for a limited time at www.warrendeanflandez.com.
Born in Yellowknife, Warren Dean Flandez has a voice that can silence a noisy room. Checo Tohomaso, former keyboardist and backup singer for Marvin Gaye, described it as having “a unique, distinctive tone that reminds me of a combination of Sam Cooke and Curtis Mayfield” and Tom Harrison, music writer for the Vancouver Province says Warren “is aware of soul roots and where he wants to take them. When he glides up to falsetto, the ghosts of great soul men go with him.”
Vintage Love features 13 new songs ranging from driving soul anthems to promiscuous R&B jams and heart wrenching ballads. Flandez, who co-wrote and co-produced most of the songs, can be found playing keyboards on select tracks, supported by some of the best studio musicians in the business.
The album features the talents of Warren’s longtime producer, co-writer and friend, Mike Southworth, and key song writing collaborations with Andrea Martin (Leona Lewis), Printz Board (The Black Eyed Peas) and Dapo Torimiro (John Legend, Brandy). Notable tracks include ‘Ungrateful’, a duet with R&B songstress Divine Brown, and ‘Superhuman’, penned by Grammy Award winner and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Diane Warren.
Warren will be celebrating the release of Vintage Love with a series of unforgettable, high energy performances, featuring his talented live band. Showcase dates will be released in the coming weeks on www.warrendeanflandez.com.
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