GenresR&B, Soul, Adult contemporary, Pop Funk, Indie More...
LocationDetroit MI United States
Sounds LikeNeyo, Maxwell, Eric Benet, Musiq Soulchild, Bruno Mars
HistoryMember since: 03/17/2013 Year Founded: 2005
- Original material: 02 hrs : 00 min
- Cover material: 02 hrs : 00 min
- Average Draw: 300
- Largest crowd: 300
- CD's released: 1
- CD's sold: 500
- Digital songs sold: 130
- Have Sound: Partial PA
The Story of
There are singers, and even what some call "Sangers". But when a "Vocalist" comes along. It is a beautiful, joyuos a nd passionate ride. KENDICK HARDAWAY is a vocalist without a doubt. he is that rare natural vocalist who can take a lyric and make you feel it. Reminiscant and inspired by other great Soul singers such as Donnie Hathaway & Luther Vandross, KENDRICK delivers passion that feels so real you find yourself hanging on every word as if you were going through the pain or the pleasure yourself. Born into a family of singers, the baby of the bunch had the path already laid in front of him. And to no ones surprise he started on the journey early on. Traditional routes thru Church choirs and vocal groups followed only leaving the hunger for more unfulfilled due to the fact of KENDRICK'S prowess as a vocalist could not be contained in a group setting. Finally branching out on his own during a stint in the Air Force after High School. He soon found himself opening for the likes of Montell Jordan & 112 while stationed in Germany.
Upon returning to the states he contiued performing and decided to put out some original music as well. The result was his 2010 E.P. called "Inner - Lude" featuring his unique blend of undeniable Soul, Urban AC, Pop Jazz & Acoustic as well as showcasing his incredible vocal range. As a vocalist he has been compared to Maxwell, Neyo, Eric Benet', Musiq Soulchild, Raheem DeVaughn and the great one himself Michael Jacson. And, even performs his classic "Heartbreak Hotel" as his intro track for his stage show. He has been a perennial performer on the detroit circuit rocking various festivals from the Annual Ribs & Soul Festival (2005 - 2011), the Motor City Music Conference 2005, Thrivefestival 2009 & 2010, and recvently the Peoples Arts Festival & the Inuagural Jazz on The Plaz festival. KENDRICK HARDAWAY has also begun to make a name for himself on the Soul scene performing with such Nationally known Soul artists as Kindred the Family Soul, Eric Roberson, Conya Doss, Carl Thomas & NeYo. he has linked up with one of the hottest up & coming bands in the Detroit area called HTS (Heal The Soul) Band to smash more venues and stages across the midwest & beyond. In addition he has begun writing and recording for his next full length project to be released in early 2012. he currently has two singles the acoustic gem which was exclusively heard only at his stage shows, but by popular demand made available the beautiful "From here" and the Powereful soul ballad "Dare I Say". Look for more to come from the ever soulful, amazing vocalist called, KENDRICK HARDAWAY