SOULvival Review In Sac Observer

Here‘s a link to a great article/review of SOULvival in The Sacramento Observer. The interview was picked up from the Lana Wilson-Combs’ review of the album that ran on her site N2 Entertainment.net. Here’s a shot of the Calendar section cover that I took from my mobile phone.

Click here to buy a copy of SOULvival today on itunes.

The Sacramento Observer is one of the nation’s most honored Black newspapers and has been owned and operated by my family for almost 50 years.

PapaLee Live At Lucy’s 51

I’m getting down at Lucy’s 51 in Toluca Lake! Come out MONDAY NIGHT July 19th and get some of this silky soul music. It will be a sick 4-piece band with Stephen “Stevo Theard – drums, Michael Kennedy Sr. – bass, Dan Formica – guitar, and PapaLee on the vocals and acoustic. Showtime is 9pm sharp. $5 cover charge and TELL ‘EM YOU CAME TO SEE PAPALEE!

Lucy’s 51 is at 10149 Riverside Drive (between Pass Ave. and Forman) in Toluca Lake.

Here‘s a link to the event page on Facebook.

PapaLee LIVE! At Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

Catch a musical breath of fresh air this Thursday June 24th at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in the Sears court. I will be celebrating the release of my debut album SOULvival with a FREE concert featuring original music and an incredible live band!

Don’t miss this encore performance as part of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Summer Concert Series! The show back in January was off-the-hook. The BHCP Live Concert Series features some of LA’s hottest local talent and is a joyous celebration of Black Music Month. Come on out, let the music move you, pick up a CD and enjoy some positive musical vibrations.

PapaLee features Stevo Théard on drums, Michael Kennedy on bass, Dan Formica on guitar and Hornlicious (Bijon Watson and Louis Van Taylor). Also featured will be amazing vocalist Angela Songbird. Angela is “next up” on the BJP Entertainment imprint but will be providing background vocals on Thursday. You can miss it “if you want to”, but I wouldn’t suggest it.

See you there!
PapaLee

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