MP3 Costie Payne - Far From Perfect
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13 MP3 Songs
URBAN/R&B: Rhythm & Blues
Accomplished Songwriter, Composer, & Dynamic R & B Vocalist
At the age of six, Costie Payne began sharing his God-given talent in a small, down-home church in his hometown of Magnolia, Arkansas. Over his brief lifetime, he has developed a unique style and delivery often referred to as "Pro School" as he adopted the writing style of yesterday's greatest R & B pioneers, coupled with today's innovative arrangements. Costie's commanding stage presence, superb showmanship, silky tenor vocals infused with sensuously soulful melodies and his alluring sex appeal make each and every performance unforgettable!
Costie served a four-year term in the U.S. Army where he worked as a cook and member of the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus as he continued to pursue his musical calling. Costie's military career was suddenly, cut short when he chose to donate a kidney to his ailing father in an effort to save his life. This unselfish act of love was successful although, his desire to perform burned within him as strongly as ever. Following his military career, Costie heeded the familiar call "Go West Young Man", remaining diligent in his quest for the seemingly elusive "brass ring" and settled in Southern California in 1997. Shortly thereafter, he had the good fortune to meet the extraordinary producer Arthur Brown whose credits include artists such as Ice Cube, George Clinton, P-Funk, KIDDO and the legendary group Rose Royce. Mr. Brown took Costie under his wing, mentoring him in the areas of musical arrangement and production.
Costie currently tours nationally with two dynamic and renowned R & B groups, Rose Royce and The Bus Boys, while focusing his energy on producing his first solo project consisting of original material, written, arranged and published by the artist. He is already a familiar face, voice and name overseas and on radio stations due to live performances in Japan.
Today, Costie is committed to reaching the highly anticipated goals of international artist and producer. The core values instilled by his loving mother and grandparents together with his strong faith in God drive him to produce and promote positive musical projects that he intends to use to affect the lives of many people throughout the world.
U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division Chorus, Second Tenor (1992-1995)
Lead Vocalist with R & B Group Redefine (1995-1998)
Opening Act for Gerald Austin at "GG's Jazz Club", Dallas, TX (1996)
Song Writer/Singer of Commercial produced for "Cadillac" Automobile (1998)
Performer in Duo-Act in Wakayama, Japan
(September 1998 -October 1998 & December 1998 - March 1999)
Vocalist with Trio, Seville at "Little J's Nightclub", Los Angeles, CA (May 1998-July 1999)
Performances at B.B. King's Blues Club, Universal City, CA (1998-1999)
Featured Artist on the album "Escape from Death Row", (1999)
Featured Vocalist with nightly high-profile performances for a prominent studio performance band featuring Nubu Hiro Mine (guitar) touring in major cities in Japan, (August 2000 - November 2000)
Performing Vocalist with legendary R & B group Rose Royce (continuous on-going performances since August 2000)
Performing Vocalist with The Bus Boys (continuous on-going performances since February 2002)
Performances at Industry Hills Sheraton Hotel & Resort, Industry, CA (on-going periodic scheduling)
Black Colleges Nationwide Tour, (March 2001 - April 2001)
Performance with Mickey Rooney Charity Benefit at various Los Angeles County locations (May 2001)
Performances at The Ontario Hilton Hotel, Ontario, CA, Tuesday & Wednesday eves. (May-Sept. 2001)
Lead Vocalist for Top 40 band Tight Ship (on-going periodic performances)
Lead Vocalist for Island/Reggae band Morris Code (on-going periodic performances)
Performed "The National Anthem" at the 2003 California State Fair and Exposition (on-going periodic performances)
Performance recorded for Television Audience on "Good Day Sacramento" to publicize the
"Urban Idol" final competition (June 18, 2004)
"Urban Idol" Contest Finalist, Classic Jukebox (June 18, 2004)
Performed with The Bus Boys to promote "The Asparagus Festival" and their up-coming performance at the Festival for Channel 31 (June 2004)
Performed with Rick James, Teena Marie, Morris Day & The Tyme at the Smirnoff Music Center, Dallas, TX (June 20, 2004)
Lead Vocalist accompanied by Rhythm & Blues legend Jimmy Malone for the Cal Expo
"Grape & Gourmet" Scholarship Benefit (July 15, 2004)
Solo Performance on Center Stage during the 2004 California State Fair & Exposition
Solo Performance at the "Mandarin Festival", Auburn, CA, Sunday November 21, 2004
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