has always been the key ingredient for 2 or more people to click. Kelvis
and Kendall Duffie have been developing chemistry together for the past
15 years. Originally performing together as part of a 4-member
contemporary gospel outfit, the twin brothers performed and recorded all
over the continental U.S., Europe and South America and with many
years of experience and growth in their craft, the brothers found
themselves working on the industry side of things, being involved in
radio promotions, artist development and production. With a strong
desire to still make music, Kendall, the younger of the set by 34
minutes proposed developing songs as a duo and targeting what they have
always done so naturally, smooth mellow grooves. Kelvis felt they had
the experience and talent to do just that, and thus Kloud
9 was birthed.
group’s 1st release came in 1999 on a compilation project
entitled Soul Stepp’n on the UK
label Expansion Records, and gave them strong visibility at smooth jazz
radio. After a short break from the scene, the brothers started working
on material for their debut album. After months of studio recording and
song writing sessions, the guys’ felt they had all the right
ingredients for success and presented the project to Expansion Records.
The duo was signed immediately and the long awaited CD was completed
December of 2001. Keeping with their concept of smooth grooves and laid
back vocals, the new CD entitled “On Kloud 9” is a
collection of smooth soul, adult R&B and smooth jazz tunes. The CD
features Incognito doing what
they do best on a powerful dance tempo groove entitled
speaks to the heart of many of today’s issues.
Bernod is featured on the jazzy, feel-good tune “Let’s
not lose” addressing the importance of relationships, the difficulties
therein and making a declaration to not lose what you have. Saxophonist Kirk
Whalum will blow you away as he lends a hand on the sultry yet slick
you mine” which reminds us that romance and chivalry is still
alive while offering a refreshing twist to the monotonous theme of most
of today’s love songs. The new CD will be released March 2002.
The 1st single off the project “Can’t stop thinking about you” will also appear on a new compilation CD entitled “With This Ring-Forever I Do” which will be distributed worldwide through Zomba Recording Corporation in March 2002. The song was written and produced by Mitchell Jones of the famed Gospel group Commissioned, (who by the way are responsible for influencing superstar R&B and Pop acts Boys to Men and Black Street among others. The future is bright and there’s a lot more music to come from these guys. Kloud 9 is sure to offer something special to music lovers everywhere. And while the turn of the century doesn’t have us flying around in space cars on the moon, Kelvis and Kendall will be doing their best to put you on Kloud 9.
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