Imagination featuring LEEE JOHN
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Over the past three decades multi award winning British soul group Imagination released so many wonderful classic hits such as Body Talk, Just An illusion , Flashback, Music and Lights and Changes which helped secure Imagination's power and dominance over the charts in the 1980's with their genre defying music not only in the UK but across the world with sales in excess of over 30 million albums thus Imagination presented perfect Brit Jazz/Funk songs and establishing their position as essential 80's crossover soul-dance hit-makers and influencers for future generations of pop stars.
Even today the story of Imagination’s music continues in the form of a long list of samples, remixes and adaptations by major contemporary stars. Destiny's Child (complete with Beyoncé) sampled Just An illusion on their 1998 self-titled debut album. Leee himself featured on DJ Dero's 2005 rendition of the song which was widely played in clubs. The same year saw Mariah Carey reuse the track on her top ten single “Get Your Number”. Flashback was sampled by Boards of Canada, Music & Lights by Tiger & Woods. All Night Loving by 88 Keys featuring Kanye West!
It’s fair to say founding member and songwriter LEEE JOHN is one of the hardest working men in music, touring internationally both as Imagination and as LEEE JOHN in his ever popular solo performances showing his continuous diversity across multi genres from the pop stream as well as his more classic presentation in the jazz world, none better reflecting this than with the release of his last critically acclaimed solo album “Feel My Soul”.http://www.feelmysoul.co.uk/
Now is the time: https://vimeo.com/5310326
Furthermore he is currently producing and directing ”Flashback” a film of the history of British black music for which more than 200 interviews are already in the can, including Beverley Knight, Eddy Grant, Trevor Nelson, Omar, Geno Washington, Shalamar's Jeffrey Daniels, Boney M's Bobby Farrell and Ruby Turner and with invitations to screen at Int TV/Film Festivals already on the table 2016 certainly looks to be a very busy time for Leee in the making.
Flashback Documentary: http://www.flashbackprojectuk.com
Outside of this, it doesn’t stop there as in DECEMBER 2015 LEEE wrote, sung & co - produced a song for Mary Wilson of The Supremes with a top 20 Billboard Dance Charts mega Dance Smash “Time to Move On”. Leee also features as part of the cream of uk soul ,reggae and rnb the BRITISH COLLECTIVE featuring Jr giscombe , Omar m Noel mc coy , Don-E with a uk number in the soul charts - "love Me Tonight " the 80s Trevor Walters classic hit. The British collective follow it with a new album. Please check www.thebritishcollective.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knb1AeAsuJo
At present LEEE who is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches to the penultimate Imagination long awaited new album “Retropia” which upon hearing delivers at its best a celebration of the soul, funk and jazz in that true unmistakable Imagination sound echoing its various influences. This album also welcomes a host of incredibly talented Intl recording Artists such BLUEY from Incognito who contributed some electrifying guitar licks on songs such as SECRETS and DO IT RIGHT NOW which was by coincidence co-written with Steve Nichols of the group LOOSE ENDS with LEEE JOHN . In addition, an outstanding duet with LEEE JOHN & Mike LindUp of Level 42s of their classic interpretation of the Stevie Wonder song VISIONS.
As a bonus track, award winning legendary Reggae maestro Dennis Bovell who recently contributed to the huge success of Joss Stone’s first reggae offering - works with LEEE and together weaving their magical rendition of the Junior Murvin classic song Police and Thieves . Retropia welcomes a superb arrangement of musical contributions from some Britain’s immensely talented home grown elite musicians , it features 11 songs including a gospel feel version of the AC/DC track HIGHWAY TO HELL , as well one of LEEE’s favourite songs from EDDIE KENDRICKS lead singer of the Temptations "Tell her love has felt the Need ". All songs on the RETROPIA album were wrote and produced by LEEE JOHN and his long-time sonic maestro engineer associate producer DEE VAZ , with most of the production recorded in London and mixed in Rochfort France where LEEE JOHN previously recorded his critically acclaimed Jazz album FEEL MY SOUL mixed by famed French engineer Francois Gauchor for Cristal records and Sony music.. - www.retropia.co
In addition to all of this Imagination featuring LEEE JOHN will be celebrating their 35 Year Anniversary this year with Int and UK tour dates being planned with this special anniversary show that promises to deliver all the greatest hits and much more, not to be missed!
See links below:
Jazz Café shows broadcasted and filmed by Vintage TV
For further information here are the direct links to:-
Videos – Imagination featuring Leee John see below with new single “Krash” “ http://vimeo.com/71097458
· Body Talk Video: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x189nt_imagination-body-talk_music
· Just an illusion: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x13f4cj_imagination-just-an-illusion_music
· Music and Lights:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtPT8w7wEa4
Currently performing across Europe, including Festivals and private corporate events we look forward to hearing from you to discuss your booking bookings requirements for “Imagination featuring Leee John” in 2017.
My fee to start with my FULL band is £8,000.00 ( sterling ) to £10,000 pending event Commision to be taken on TOP of fee. If i do ANY playback no matter what i do from 1 song to 6 or more its £5,000.00 .Contracts must have deposit prior to signing any agreement and full payment before getting on flights. Any cash deals will have to have major discussion and Full payment on arrival at hotel NOT after or before show. Rider will have all requirements . IF jazz quartet then different rider and Less people on the road to be discussed.