TSwang's music has 'moMEntum'
April 07, 2013|By HOWARD DUKES | South Bend Tribune Staff Writer
Anthony TSwang Gullens
The South Bend, IN-based R&B Soul recording artist who goes by the stage name "T-Swang" says he knows one sure-fire sign that a song is good is that it makes listeners feel good.
And he believes that his flavor of R&B/Hip Hop/Soul touches on a sound that has been lost for way too long. The fans who listen to "moMEntum" will be very pleased. I will release the MoMentum Cd online through Cdbaby, Emusic, Amazon, & Itunes, up under a independent label (Famous Records) with worldwide Distribution thru UMG. MoMenTum will also be tied to The Mission Is Possible College Tour 2016 to help Fight Against Hunger. I believe Hunger is Preventable and each one of us can play a part to help fight this horrible epidemic. No one should be without Food! That's why were ever I perform at I try to always donate can goods or non perishable food items to give to local food banks. This goes right along with Feeding America.org and how they service over 5 million Plus a year. Every show I have, if any fan or spectator bring a can good, or non perishable food item, It will get you a discount off the ticket price. It's truly that simple.
"If I can't use my music to do something to help someone, then I defeat the purpose of why I have been blessed with the gift to make a change" Gullens says.
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1. How long did it take you to to compose this album?
The CD is called MoMenTum. It offers a hint of the 1990’s New Jack Swing sound infused with millennium club tracks combined with swaggering rhythms to Party to, Dance to, Relax to Make Love to or drive to.
It took me about two years to complete the CD. The recording, vocal preparation, writing, production, and the market strategy. It's very important to have a plan.
2. Which studio did you use? Is it local?
The studio is local studio. It is my very own studio FunkHop Productions LLC.
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3. Is MoMenTum your first album?
This is actually my 3rd CD that I have released on a global domain. The other CD's I have out there are "We Gets Down", and "I Never Had It Like This!"
4. Where else have you performed?
I am the organizer of the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert....We started it in to 2009 all the way up until now....at The Sietz Park Down Town South Bend, last year was such a huge success. We raised 585 lbs of food for the Northern Indiana Food Bank. We had a Michael Jackson Impersonator... the community came out in over whelming numbers, it was great! I have performed with Darrly B & The Reflections, Lyfe Jennings, Drake, Dream Team at the Morris Performing Arts Center, The Improv Comedy Club in Orlando, Fl., The Lasalle Power Company, The Notre Dame Pep Rally with Daryl B, Still Will Cole, & The Reflections, The Taste Of Chicago, LMC College with B Cole and Sonya D, South West Michigan College with Trina, Rome, Juvenile, and Bizzy Bone.I have opened for Genuwine, Case, Drake, The Public Announce and Jeremiah.
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5. Is there an overall theme to your music?
I just want to get people back to the dance floor! That was my drive in this whole CD to make you dance or move you in some kind of way! I really hope it works!
6. Who is your audience?
I would like to think everybody! Because I get a lot of attention from young and old but statistics say women & young people!
7. Where else besides the release party can readers purchase your album and where will they be able to find your upcoming performance dates?
You can hear snippets of the CD on my FaceBook and Myspace page along with tour dates and more. Just go to myspace.com/tswang. The Cd will be on sale at Rhapsody.com, Cdbaby.com, Amazon.com Orbit Records, Itunes.com and at the release party.
8. Why stay in the Michiana area? Why not the East or West coast?
I was born and raised in Chicago. I don't know! But I can tell you this, I just love the MidWest, because I was a middle child. So I have always enjoyed being in the middle you get to learn and experience a lot from the people who have tried things first rather than a hit or miss, you learn from it. I really enjoy how the MidWest is like a middle child, you just get a peace of everything, the east coast music, the west coast, the dirty south all that and a bag of chips. I love it!