Most independent soul artists would be honoured and privileged to be on their EIGHTH project… Our girl Soul Train/ Centric Award recording artist CONYA DOSS has finally put the icing on her eighth studio album, “Clear”. To be real it honestly doesn’t seem like it was that long ago when we was biggin’ up the release of VII. We’ve been fans of talented singer and songwriter Conya Doss since day one so we write this article with a smile and a glass of Remy Martin. Before we get into the nitty gritty of Conya’s new project “Clear” and where in Europe she would be performing before the year is out, let’s go through the formalities and update our audience with the biography of this amazing artist:
Conya Doss is a seventies baby (born June 13, 1972) and is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist and has been a major figure in independent music for over one decade. Conya is known as an innovator and is widely known for her eclectic work and light vocal range. She is known without doubt as The Queen of Indie Soul. Her music combines R&B, soul, funk, neo soul, and jazz.
Conya was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and developed an interest in music at an early age. After recording songs with her group “Lyrik”, she pursued a solo career. Doss has been singing since she was five. She grew up listening to the likes of Bonnie Raitt, The Doobie Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Angela Winbush, Nina Simone, and Jane Child. She attended Cleveland School of the Arts along with Avant and 71 North and sang with childhood friend, Stacy Richardson-Crawford (former back-up singer for the late Gerald Levert and Anthony Hamilton in the duo Lyrik. As an adult, Conya wrote for the group 3LW (singers of the hit song, “No more. Baby, I’ma Do Right”), and worked with Gerald Levert and PAJAM before venturing into a career as a solo artist. She later received her teaching credential and has become a teacher of children with special needs in the Cleveland Public School system. She began using music in her classroom as a way to connect with her students and her debut album A Poem About Ms. Doss was inspired by a heartfelt letter from one of her students.
Her first album “A Poem About Ms. Doss” was released in 2002. Over a course of years, she would release two more albums: Just Because (2004) and Love Rain Down (2006). Her breakthrough album “Still…” was released in 2008, which featured the lead single “What I’d Do”. In 2010, Doss released her fifth album “Blu Transition” and followed up with “A Pocketful of Purpose” in 2012. Conya released her seventh album “Seven: VII” in 2015.
We’ve been anxiously awaiting new music from Conya, and the long, long wait has now ended with the release of her album CLEAR. Song for song, it may be Conya’s best, beginning with the terrific first single “Until.” The incredible first single which is currently number 1 in our Independent Hype TOP 20 Chart. This project has been perfectly constructed with a lot of thought and creative songwriting. Before we give you some examples off the album please note the wonderful guy’s at SoulGIGS (London) would be bringing a fantastic show for all lovers of soul music to the shores of THE United Kingdom & Europe: The fabulous Kindred Family Soul & The incredible Conya Doss..
UPCOMING CONYA DOSS “C L E A R” TOUR DATES:
Nov 29th 2018 @ Hare & Hound – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 30th 2018 @ Band on the Wall – Manchester, United Kingdom
Dec 1st 2018 @ New Morning – Paris, France
Dec 2nd 2018 @ Islington Assembly Hall – London, United Kingdom
Dec 3rd 2018 @ Hideaway – London, United Kingdom
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