|Location: North Hollywood, CA, USA|
|Description: Inobe’s music sounds like a conversation between a butterfly and a funk-jazz collage.|
– Biography –
“Inobe’s music sounds like a conversation between a butterfly and a funk-jazz collage.”
Inobe’s musical journey started in a small Baptist church in St. Petersburg, FL where her grandfather is Pastor. She grew up in a singing family and learned at an early age that she could move people with her voice and comfort them with her words. After graduating from a performing arts high school, Inobe moved to Atlanta and completed a music business degree at Georgia State University.
Armed with a lifetime of musical heritage and a newly minted degree, Inobe decided to offer her brand of indie soul directly to fans through the web and live shows. Over the past few years she has developed a signature sound blending funk, soul and jazz. The sound has earned Inobe a loyal following around the world.
Sometimes compared to Erykah Badu, Inobe has a soul-shifting voice and sings with a transparent honesty that engages listeners in intimate dialogue. Her songs and performances convey an understanding of people’s situations that makes you feel she’s singing directly to you.
Inobe has performed 5 USO tours to lift spirits and entertain American troops around the world. She has played her music in 17 countries across North and Central America, Europe, Greenland, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Pacific Rim and the Caribbean. Her world travel experiences have added a heightened consciousness to her songs that were already rich with hope and compassion for others.
She has drawn audiences at many premier new music venues including the Temple Bar; Hard Rock Café Atlanta; Cotton Club; Café Fais Do Do; Blue Café; EarthLink Live and Apache Café. She appeared before an estimated audience of 400,000 viewers on Fox 5 Good Day Atlanta.
Inobe has been a featured performer at several regional festivals and conferences including Atlanta’s Music Midtown, National Black Arts Festival, Heritage Arts Festival, African Festival of the Arts and Atlantis Music Conference. She has shared stages with some of today’s biggest R&B stars including India.Arie, Erykah Badu, Ashanti, Nivea, Vivian Green, Donnie, Kindred, Roy Hargrove, Musiq Soulchild and Donell Jones.
Inobe has sold over 5,000 records and single downloads. Her music has sold worldwide in 33 countries across six continents. The week of November 14, 2007, “Grandma Said” was iTunes Japan’s “Single of the Week” with over 25,000 downloads.
Her music and persona have received larger-than-life attention. The real-life entertainer and her music inspire the lead characters in the New York Times best sellers “Naughty or Nice” (2003) and “Chasing Destiny” (2006) by Eric Jerome Dickey.
“I write about things God has brought me through, but I also write to others’ pain,” says Inobe. “People like your music if they can stretch to identify with it, but they don’t fully appreciate it unless your music stretches to identify with them first.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Inobe Gives Music Fans Free Weekly Downloads for a Year
LOS ANGELES, October 28, 2009 – Retro-Soul artist Inobe has always strived to give fans what they want in her music. Now she’s giving them even more by offering free weekly MP3 downloads for a year.
Starting on her birthday, November 21, fans will be able to get a new Inobe song each week on her ReverbNation page. The 52 free selections will consist of album tracks, songs from “the vault” and remixes by underground disc jockeys.
The campaign commemorates the digital release of her latest album “Lyfe”, a 14-song “Best Of” collection including four new songs available at CD Baby for $7.95. Each track got an extreme makeover with new production, mixes and mastering.
An indie music veteran who’s often compared to Erykah Badu, Inobe has performed five USO tours around the world entertaining American troops in remote locations such as Kuwait, Afghanistan, Greenland and Guantanamo Bay. A tribute video the troops she’s served can be viewed on her YouTube page.
Inobe has been a featured performer at premier new music venues across the U.S. including the Temple Bar and Hard Rock Cafe. She’s shared stages with a host of R&B and Soul mainstays including India.Arie, Ashanti and Musiq Soulchild.
For additional info, please visit www.inobe.com. For review copies, contact Marcus Thomas at 818-284-2204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.