Grammy award winning, session bassist, and father of 4, Reggie Young is often referred to as a "bass god". He tours and records with Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, Paul Shaffer, Stevie Wonder, Will. i. am., Boys 2 Men, T.I., Ruben Studdard, Kelly Price, Faith Evans, Snoop Dog, Charlie Wilson, Jill Scott, JADE, Big Daddy Kane ,and many more. Born in Long Island New York, While drumming since age 8 Reggie began playing bass at age 12. Reggie's roots were established in a small church located in the small village of Hempstead L.I. where he quickly became an in demand bassist on the gospel scene recording with every major gospel artist in the North East.
In 2010, Fodera guitars of Brooklyn (arguably the world leader in custom bass guitars) approached Reggie at N.A.M.M. and told him they wanted to begin production on the first Reggie Young Signature Fodera bass. This was an unprecedented venture that Reggie accepted. Only a few of the worlds elite bassists such as Anthony Jackson, Christian McBride, Victor Wooten, Matthew Garrison, Richard Bona, James Genus, Tom Kennedy and Oteil Burbridge, hold that title. And now, Reggie has joined the ranks.
In 2011, Reggie was unanimously selected to be the bassist at the World Famous Apollo Theater in NYC. And later, Young became the bassist for the Fox 5 TV show Showtime At The Apollo with Steve Harvey and under the musical direction of Ray Chew. Young also served as musical director for some of these episodes.
Now, adding to many talents, Reggie host his own series of show's called "I'm The Talent"! You can find more information and livestreams at www.facebook.com/imthetalent His show is a weekly livestream that brings you closer to musicians and performers who make the hit records. People you've always wanted to meet and ask questions. It's a very personal touch. Musicians talk about life, their careers and how to get where they are.
Reggie's latest project "Young Street" is bedded in funky rhythm's, layered with powerful, never understated, horn lines and lush live string arrangements. Track 4, "Magic" and track 6, "Alright With Me", Reggie's smooth but gritty vocals earmarks those of Andre 3000 (of Outcast) along with Reggie's melodic bass riffs paraphrasing his vocal ideas. On the other hand track 1, "Young Street" and track 2, "Smash'Em Up", have all the instrumental dance signs of groovy, leg slapping foot stomper. On Track 3, "Brazilian Dreams", Reggie once again teams up with producer Onree Gill who conducts an idea that gives the album an international poise, offering a seesaw of play between a Bazilian bossa and a plain ole funk. This album show's off Reggie's ability to standout without it being redundant. Quite frankly, you want more. I mean who doesn't love bass? But Young Street also gives you band features. They mix it up with fun musical interplay and embrace you with music that delivers you a show! Not just an album.
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