Welcome to Kelesha's Place,
Welcome to my homepage! (Updated 4-20-18).
After writing over thirty songs it is almost time to slow down and spend more time with my family, and just lighten up!
I am planning a new release no later than August or September. I would like to thank the following people.
Masterfader, B.Z. Lewis of Studio 132, Lindsey from Studio Pros, Matt Young from Press Recording, Kevin Julien, Kellie Rivers, Shad Harris of the Groovenators, 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, Band Member, background vocalist and home recording artist.
I have taken classes in Propellerhead Reason, Cubase, and Mixing, Songwriting and most recently Melodyne Editor.
The last two years have all been all about collaborating musically , since I wrote the song "Earth Day" with lyric input from Tom Schwall. I collaborated with him through Bandzoogle. I pitched the song to Kellie Rivers via Starnow and a friendship was started. I recently decided to look for talent again on Starnow and discovered another talented artist named Kevin Sharpe. His LIVE drums will be showcased along with many other artists and musicians. A friend of mine named Shad Harris has taken these loops and matched them up with a song called "Eyes on You". These lyrics are the most personal of all the songs on the album.
As a result of Music Gateway, I had a chance to work with Masterfader who wrote string and drum parts to contribute to this album as well as doing some flute and vocal revoicing. His talent over the course of the project was greatly appreciated!
Kevin Julien is the other artist/musician I worked with as a result of Music Gateway who is featured on the song "Yes Today". I wanted to try my hand at a more Gospel sound. He helped by remixing it.
May this music bring you peace and well-being!
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. It is because of Robert's commitment to helping the global community
that the goal of giving book scholarships to SUSD High Schools was met. Robert who is on the EP
also ministered to the needs of servicemen with that music.
Earth Day by Kelesha Martin -vocals by Kellie Rivers- www.Youtube.com/watch?V=Gt5XyWNMTAE