PapaLee’s Amazing June

June has been the most amazing month of my entire life! My gorgeous wife Maria Elena Lee just gave birth (at home) to our beautiful daughter Lily Kathryn Lee on Wednesday June 9, 2010 at 4:58 pm. Here’s a picture of my gals literally seconds after Lily’s arrival.

First of all, take a moment to notice how gorgeous Maria looks… okay, that’s enough.

Also, this week my debut album SOULvival is released on digital outlets worldwide, and on my website at www.papaleemusic.com.

Both are getting INCREDIBLE reviews! Please don’t keep it a secret, post a link to it on your blog or facebook page, and let’s get this thing rollin! Lily’s got a lot of growing  to do, and I think we gotta put her through school and stuff like that. So she’s SERIOUSLY counting on us ALL to make it happen. More pictures and updates to come.

Be blessed AND a blessing
PapaLee  - Hey that’s me!

New album release – SOULvival by PapaLee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PapaLee celebrates release of anticipated debut cd SOULvival
with LIVE Concert at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza on June 24th

LOS ANGELES CA – June 5, 2010 – BJP Entertainment and PapaLee Music proudly present SOULvival, the debut album from Sacramento-bred and currently Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and producer PapaLee. To celebrate the release of this much-anticipated cd, there will be a FREE concert at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles on Thursday June 24th at 7:00 pm. The concert is part of the BHCP Live Concert Series celebrating Black Music Month.

SOULvival is a masterpiece of soul/R&B ready to hit digital distribution outlets and independent terrestrial and internet radio on June 15th, 2010. SOULvival speaks with a polished blend of funk, hip-hop, rock, blues, even a little gospel, but above all else SOUL. “Beautiful” is the first single on a knockout debut album that has been described as a ” 30-minute comfort ride” from beginning to end.

PapaLee (aka William Hanford Lee Jr.) is a lifelong musician and singer who has been performing or producing music since the age of 12. His resume highlights include work with grammy-nominated artist Leona Lewis, and producer/mentor Brian Alexander Morgan (Usher, SWV, Mariah Carey), and collabs with international recording artist Terry Dexter. He has composed music for the Dodge Ram Challenge national campaign and web series as well as commercials for blockbusters such as “Terminator Salvation” and “Walk The Line”. His music has been featured in films like “The Taking Of Pelham 123″ and on TV programs such as “The Bernie Mac Show”.

The release of SOULvival coincides with the imminent birth of papaLee’s first child. “Becoming a father really shifts your attention toward things like your legacy and purpose – it can give you a razor sharp focus and clarity.”

With BJP Entertainment, SOULvival will have exceptional marketing support behind it as well. BJP Entertainment has been behind the career of superstar actress and comedienne Luenell (Borat, Katt Williams’ American Hustle) – who is also featured on the album. Additional tour dates to support SOULvival will be announced soon.

For more information, promo requests or to set up an interview, please contact Arthur Galestian or Bill Lee at BJP Entertainment arthurg@bjpentertainment.com, or whl@papaleemusic.com – 818.388.2105.

Contact:
BJP Entertainment
818.388.2105
press@bjpentertainment.com
www.bjpentertainment.com

Artist website:
www.papaleemusic.com

PapaLee Live At Jax Wednesday!

It’s still Wednesdays and it’s still funky!

PapaLee has been extended at Jax through the month of April. The dynamic musical movement continues with an amazing band and wonderful food and ambience. We are now starting at 8:30 pm and finishing at 12:30. We know… it’s a school night!

The band will feature Steve Lang on keys, Mark Meadows on bass, Scooter Powell on drums, Yarone Levy on guitar, and William Hanford Lee Jr. on the m.i.c. Wednesday March 10th we’ll feature Romeo Bruné on guitar filling in for Yarone.

Jax Bar & Grill is located at 339 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale (at Lexington). Call 818.500.1604 for reservations.

PapaLee Live At Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall!

PapaLee is live Thursday evening at The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall in the Sears Court.

We will be performing from 7 – 8pm. The band will feature the usual suspects: Alonzo Scooter Powell on drums, Steve Lang on keys, Mark Meadows on bass, Yarone Levy on guitar; plus Hornlicious – Bijon Watson on trumpet and Louis Van Taylor on sax!

Here‘s a link to show info on the mall site. I hope to see you there.

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 3650 West Martin Luther King Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90008 (323) 290-6636.