The Sonic feat. Robert Lee and Lauran Beluzo “I’ll be the one”
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, June 13, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mike Rogers and his longtime producing partner, Gary Lefkowith, are collectively known as The Sonic. The Sonic hit the pinnacle of success when his debut single, “Any Moment”, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart!
Le Sonic’s next release, “I’ll Be The One”, again features the legendary guitarist from ? and the Mysterians, Robert Lee – who co-wrote their 60s mega hit ’96 Tears’. Recent American Idol contestant Lauran Beluzo is on lead vocals. She is also a two-time winner of Amateur Night at the Apollo.
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Mike and Gary are seasoned producers and songwriters with long careers. Rogers co-produced Deee-Lite’s “Groove Is in the Heart”, recognized as one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 best songs. Lefkowith is a recent US songwriting contest finalist, and as a radio promoter he has provided airplay for a wide range of artists – everyone from Elvis to Adele.
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Gary’s thoughts and inspiration:
“The Sonic’s ‘I’ll Be The One’ release on June 3, 2022 is a rewrite of my first record release in 1976. I wrote this as a jazzy attempt at making a traditional standard like ‘Fly Me to The Moon” or “Misty,” when I was at Berklee College of Music in the summer of 1974. When I found my way from Boston to NYC, I shopped around the Tin Pan Alley publishing houses for trying to place this song and others. While pursuing this approach, I met local musicians who had made a name for themselves playing at the Peppermint Lounge alongside Joey Dee & the Starlighters. agreement to move forward with a real contract without editing Disco being the new fad it was easy to adapt to this genre as the tempo was just around 120 bpm and the bossa rhythm became 4 on the ground à la Barry White. Our exit even preceded the success of the Bee Gees. The rest of the story is for my book”.
He continued, “Fast forward to 2020, I wanted to revisit the song now that The Sonic was pursuing a Smooth Jazz direction. I felt like the lyrics had always been incomplete, so Jean Leote lent his talent to give the song better focus and deeper meaning. Mike Rogers made his usual brilliant melodic tweaks, to further shape the song and take it to the next level. Now the original vision of jazz has been realized for me. “I’ll Be The One” is what I wanted a woman to sing to me. To really sell herself and put her emotions on the line to my advantage. It’s selfish of me to want this, but it’s what I wanted and what my wife Lyn gave me. The reverse of the original 45 was “Kanas City Woman”, and was written for Lyn even though she had lived in Wichita. This song was a finalist at the 1977 American Song Festival.
The Sonic, a production team built on a foundation of musical creativity and modern technology. Mike Rogers and Gary Lefkowith are both producers, songwriters and artists. The Sonic is the embodiment of the Duo to showcase their creative vision.
Mike Rogers engineered and co-produced Deee-Lite’s mega hit “Groove is in the Heart”. The LP was voted album of the year by the New York Times. The list of millions of sellers continued, while working with Sinead O Connor, Graham Nash, Erasure, They Might be Giants, The Fat Boys, Arthur Baker and Flood, In High School Mike played drums on the program New York’s elite jazz club Talent Unlimited, where he met jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie, Wayne Shorter, Lenny White, Chick Correa and Joanne Brackeen. He heard some of those Legends Jam in Joanne’s loft!
Gary Lefkowith brings a unique perspective to the creative process. With a daytime gig in Radio Promotion, one eye is on commercial potential and the other on maintaining an artistic vision. Gary has promoted Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, Meghan Trainer, John Legend, P!NK, Fleetwood Mac Records and is currently under contract with Curb Records. He ran Chubby Checker’s label and was instrumental in securing a deal with Sony/RED. Gary was a quarter-finalist at the American Song Festival, which led to a publishing deal with TRO, known for handling music by Woody Guthrie.
Lauran Beluzo is a two-time winner of the amateur night at the Apollo and was on American Idol 3 years ago and featured in the final. Lauran is well known in her hometown of Springfield, MA and is basically a local celebrity having been on television and in the market papers. She has completed several residencies at local clubs and has always been in high demand for weddings, family reunions and local events. In addition to performing, Lauran teaches music and is adored by her young students. I really want everyone to see the video because his awesome presence is a shining light. My partner Mike Rogers thinks Lauran is Judy Garland reincarnated and I see a lot of Billie Holiday in her.
Robert “Bobby” Lee Balderrama is well known for his lead guitar work in ? and the Mysterians. He co-wrote their massive ’60s hit, “96 Tears,” which went all the way to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and is on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Question Mark and the Mysterians is one of the first groups whose musical style is described as punk rock. Their music and imagery was a big influence on all the British and American rockers of the genre, who followed in the 70s. Bobby’s solo career as The Robert Lee Revue is credited with two albums: For the Love of Smooth Jazz, in 2010, and City of Smooth Jazz, in 2012. Her 2014 single “Happy&GoLucky”, was Top 30 The Billboard / Mediabase Smooth Jazz
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