Official Biography (courtesy of Pvibez)
Multi facted musician/producer Pvibez name came to real attention to a few notable people in the industry several years ago on myspace where he garnered interest and support from some serious soul, jazz, rare groove and funk artists ie Guitarist Wil Harris (Parliament/Funkadelic, Tyka Nelson), Smooth Jazz Diva Aziza Miller aka Linda Williams ( pianist to Natalie Cole, solo artist & former teacher of Alicia Keys), Brit Funk Bass legend Camelle Hinds, Andre De Lange, and many more. The one thing they agreed on at the time was the integrity and the raw soulful funkiness of the music.The whole myspace experience led to a collaboration with one of his favourite neo soul queens Laurnea on a track called "Dont Break My Heart". Hopefully that track will see the light of day at some point.
Having been around the block a number of times playing in funk & pop indie bands doing R&B and some Hip Hop and getting attention on both sides of the Atlantic for his work with other artists (shopping for deals), Pvibez believed it was just a matter of time before something good occured from it. Everytime something was close to materialising the a&r or agent would either leave the company or for personal reasons fall out of the music business.
So after much hit and misses he took a sabbatical pondered quitting before bouncing back with the intention of building his own studio and production company/label to be totally independant and in control of his own destiny.
It was around this time he got back onto the live circuit as a keyboard player for a then budding soul artist named Tasita D'mour (Reel People, Bah Samba, Copyright, Dj Kawasaki). With both parties finding a common musical understanding Pvibez found himself collaborating on new material with Tasita which enhanced the bands repotoire and gave him the much needed experience he seeked in recording with his new digital and analogue equipment.
Pvibez stayed on the live circuit for a while by joining the now much lauded London bass led fusion band The Shez Raja Collective as keyboardist.
And on occasion he played drums in a blues band as well as a neo soul outfit.
Pvibez will stress his main purpose or direction is working behind the scenes with other artists, producing, co-producing, collaborating, writng etc So it was a turn of events when he found himself as frontman on his own project. The first single from the ep "No Fantasy" feat Dee Freer was released as an mp3 download in 2009 before being picked up on the Soul Unsigned Label's "Contemporary Soul Songbook Vol 3" compilation in 2010. Picking up some pretty nice reviews along the way as well as strong underground airplay it set the wheel in motion for the project that is Urban Xpressionz
"Never say never but I may just have 3 or 4 more vocal projects in me then I'm gonna go more instrumental and have guest vocalists taking the leads on my self named projects down the line. Quincy Jones, Bill Laswell, Viktor Duplaix, Nitin Sawhney are some people I really admire".
Be on the lookout for forthcoming projects featuring the Vibez producing behind the board with some talented artists from both sides of the pond.