Welcome to Kelesha's Place,
Welcome to my website! (Updated 10-16-18).
I thought I was finished writing music and then recently I sat down at the piano and wrote this heartfelt song called "Share a Smile". Music and Lyrics by Kelesha Martin. Lead vocals by Patricia Canada. One video is more performance oriented and the other is more of a thank you for those who attended.
I would like to thank the following people who helped with my album-Love Notes:
Cori Jacobs, B.Z. Lewis of Studio 132, Lindsey from Studio Pros, Matt Young from Press Recording, Kevin Julien, Kellie Rivers, Shad Harris, Kevin Steele,Gustavo Porras from Red Lion Studio,Cynthia Gibson, Jacob Wilson, Sheila Sherman and my sister Ronita Johnson.
My name is Kelesha Martin and I am a songwriter, Substitute Arts Teacher, background vocalist and home recording artist.
I have taken classes in Propellerhead Reason, Cubase, Mixing, Songwriting and most recently Melodyne Editor.
Starnow is where I met two talented artist: Kellie Rivers, vocalists and graphic artists, and most recently, Kevin Sharpe. Details of their contributions will be included in the credits of my new CD released in October. Some of the artist, musicians, and others went beyond the call of duty spending countless hours to get this album as close as they could to perfect.
Kati O'Toole at Studio Pros and Matt Young of Press Recording are two such people!
I would also like to thank Music Gateway, who gave me a chance to work with Cori Jacobs who arranged string and drum parts to contribute in a major way to this album. He has contributed to eight out of ten songs. He also is responsible for flute and vocal revoicing. His talent over the course of the project was greatly appreciated and inspirational!
I have many people to thank but working with Kellie Rivers has given me a chance to work with some new talent that was not on "Earth Day" recorded at Studio 132 featuring B.Z. Lewis. Gustavo Porras, of Red Lion Studio in Florida. Gustavo recorded Kellie's vocal, "Show Your Love" and performed on Bass Guitar. He performed LIVE drums on another song and soulful strings on yet another track.
After most instruments were recorded, I worked with Matt Young, of Press Recording Studio. Matt did the Editing for this album and some Mixing too. I thank him for his dedication. He performs electric guitar and bass.
Cynthia Gibson, is a vocalist who spent months on her lead vocal "Yes Today". I am so glad her voice matched the voice of the background vocalist Lindsey who is heard on most of the vocal tracks. This song was remixed by Kevin Julien. When I finished the album I decided to contact Ron Leeper who mastered my last album. You will be impressed with his mastering of the four singles-Show Your Love, What Is a Friend?, Hear My Prayer and My Special Friend.
Finally, I would like to thank my sister Ronita. The song we sing together on has LIVE drums. There are LIVE drum loops by Kevin Sharpe, drum programming by Shad Harris and LIVE performance by Gustavo Porras.
Thanks for taking the time to check out this website.
Finally, I would like to thank my husband Wayne, whose financial
contribution helped make my first two CD's possible. Also, I would be remiss if I did not
thank my brother, Robert J. Thomas aka Jazzy Jerome, who took the album "Sunrise Serenade" all over
the world to share and distribute. A preview can be heard on Noisetrade.
Kelesha Martin/Kay Lei Music
Earth Day by Kelesha Martin -vocals by Kellie Rivers- www.Youtube.com/watch?V=Gt5XyWNMTAE
I hope to have a new video this year!