(taken from bio external website source https://www.soultracks.com/bey-bright) "Bey Bright is an author, music executive, consultant, producer, songwriter, musician, entertainer, and entrepreneur. He is CEO of Bey Bright INC; a subsidiary of Bright Vision Entertainment, which is an entertainment/communications company based in New York City & Washington, DC. Mr. Bright's number #1 focus is to motivate, educate & entertain the masses through written works, musical compositions, and lectures.
Bey Bright has incorporated his business acumen, years of experience, and knowledge in the entertainment industry to pay it forward in an attempt to help people achieve their goals and dreams. Bey has been a featured author, musician, and guest speaker on numerous radio shows across the globe. Bey has participated in many seminars and panels which include most notably, the prestigious Congressional Black Caucus Author's Pavilion. Mr. Bright has also shared his expertise and insights about male/female relationships on The Audrey Chapman Show, The Daily Drum, & the nationally syndicated radio show He Said She Said on HUR Voices/ 96.3 WHUR FM in Washington, DC. Bey has also been featured on the nationally syndicated Bev Smith Radio Show.
As a musician, producer & entertainer under the moniker FlamBey, Mr. Bright has written, produced and released several albums in the Hip Hop and R&B genres under his Bright Vision label. Read more about his music releases @ www.beybrightbve.com
Through his music publishing company RahBey Music Publishing, Bey has also had success placing several songs from his music catalog on hit TV shows such as MTV's "My Super Sweet 16", BET's "Uncut", and Access Hollywood Canada.
With over 50,000 records sold independently, FlamBey's music has been heard globally on formats such as MTV, BET, Sirius XM, SmoothJazz.com, Yahoo Music, AOL, I Heart Radio, Live 365, DMX, Pandora, Muzak, Music Choice, WHUR FM 96.3, WPGC 95.5FM Video Music Box, Voices of America, & NPR among others. Bey Bright attended Norfolk State University and is a graduate of American Inter Continental University where he possesses a degree in Business Administration & Management. He also possesses an OSSE Substitute Teaching License administered by the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education."
I had the chance to interview Mr. Bey bright about his successful musical journey. Hers what he shared with me.
Who is Bey Bright & how did you get started in the music business?
I was born in Harlem NYC. I grew up between NYC and the Washington DC area now known as the DMV. I was introduced to music when I was a child. My mom enrolled me in the "Harlem School of Arts". In our home, my mom and dad would play soul music daily. I believe, "I got hooked on music from birth. I was inspired to create and perform music because it was a daily part of my existence.
Can you tell me about a standout moment in your musical journey?
Wow, that’s a tough question. However, I’ll say that my most memorable moment was having my "Soul Nostalgia 3" album go #1 on the UK Soul Chart in 2021. Simultaneously, it was #1 on the Amazon UK Best Sellers and Hot New Releases charts. That was an incredible accomplishment for me as an indie artist and label.
What has been a challenge for you?
Investing my last 10,000 dollars into an indie artist. I groomed and poured so much into this artist, only to have our relationship soured. She left me high and dry! I lost everything in the process, including my marriage. I had to rebuild and reinvent myself after that situation.
Who are your musical influences?
I have many musical influences, however, the most influential ones are Quincy Jones, Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Michael Jackson, New Edition, Teddy Riley, Andre Harrell, Kenny Gamble, and Leon Huff, and Rick James.
Bey, who would you like to record a song with?
I’d love to do a duet with Jasmine Sullivan and have a song written for me by Smokey Robinson.
What is the last song you’ve listened to by another artist and who are your present favorites?
The last song I listened to by another artist was by Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak. Their song, "Leave the Door Open" is incredibly soulful and fresh.
What was your most embarrassing moment while at a live performance or interview?
None to speak of so far! Knock on wood! LOL!
How many singles/albums do you have out presently and are there any projects in the works?
To date, I have over 75 songs in my music catalog. Those songs consist of my personal records, where I am the lead vocalist, and of songs I’ve written and produced for other indie artists. They’re the featured artist.
What do you typically do before performing live or recording?
Personal prayer and a group prayer before every performance. I ask the Creator for a blessed show or an amazing studio session/recording.
What advice would you like to give to an upcoming artist?
My advice is to (1) Keep your ego in check (2) Learn the business side of the music industry (3) Enjoy the journey.
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EPK: Album: Soul Nostalgia 3
Record Label: Bright Vision Entertainment