King of Hearts

A 10 track soul album (49m 45s) — released July 1st 2013 on Makin Moves

King of Hearts is the highly anticipated new album from Peven Everett who returns with a bang! Instrumentalist, prolific lyricist and heatbreak extraordinaire. This album is fully armed with a sparkling set of super smooth and sizzling love songs. Once again showing us his unique ability to seamlessly float across all genres from RnB, Power Soul, Funk, Rap and Soulful Vocal House.

This brand new collection of exciting power soul ballads and uptempo classics kicks off with the Donny Hathaway inspired 'I Just Wanna Make You Happy', which does just that and more, swiftly moving along into the catchy first single off the album 'One Way Ticket'. Shifting down a gear into the dreamy 'Love Story' and 'I Can Be Your Boyfriend', a perfect summer anthem. The supreme grooves of 'Another Tender Moment' are nostalgic of Peven's early days. Picking up the pace with dance floor gems 'Taking Me Back' and 'When I want Someone It's You' finishing off with the cool hip hop joint 'Baby Momma With Sense' and jazzy end with 'Don't You Want To Funk'.

This distinctive album is quite possibly the best to date, a coming of age both musically and spiritually for one of Chicago's finest. Peven Everett was born and raised in Harvey - Chicago, Illinois. A talented writer, arranger, producer and performer who plays countless instruments proficiently including drums, guitar, bass, flute, piano, trombone, and trumpet across all genres of music. Peven started out in a Jazz band, a first grade music student at school. Recruited to NYC at 17 where he played Carnegie Hall, he worked with Jazz greats such as Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, and Branford Marsalis. Soon after came his own record label Studio Confession Entertainment with his first foray into solo artistry, smashed the charts with classics such as Studio Confessions his critically acclaimed album and single, Gabriel which Peven collaborated on with Roy Davis Jnr. Also, performed by Peven Everett at The Evidence Grace in Winter Silver Ball at the Plaza featuring Jennifer Holliday of Dream Girls fame. He has been remixed by some of dance music heavy weights such as Quentin Harris, Timmy Regisford and Phil Asher. Often copied but never replicated Peven has written and controls the rights to over 500 original timeless songs in his vault spanning genres from Dance, Jazz, Rock, R&B, Hip Hop, Pop, Drum and Bass, as well as having created his own genre he calls Power Soul. Also likened but never compared to artists such as Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Prince and Marvin Gaye.

Peven brings a special element of soul and spirit to everything he touches with emphasis on a special blending of retro and future music making an original sound. Peven was awarded the Independent Achiever award from Heineken's Red Star Soul, he has played trumpet in "Marsalis on Music" the book and documentary, and performed live on Last Night with Carson Daly. Recently Everett revisited Washington to be part of the Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead program hosted at the John F Kennedy Center for the Arts presenting the next generation of jazz greats. He is currently working with his artist Billie Jewell on new music as well as PBJ their duet, his Hip Hop project including Upper Esh hip-hop for the elite minded gentlemen, Experimental Rock, Pop, and as always a constant stream of the Best Soul and Dance music in the World. Other exciting projects in the pipeline include releases through his own label Studio Confession.

King of Hearts the much anticipated album is out through Makin' Moves on 1st July. Peven Everett will be performing with his band LIVE this summer in London as a part of an extensive tour.

Nice to see Peven back, will be supporting for sure - Gilles Peterson BBC

I can always fit Peven's stuff into my sets, thanks for the promo - Jazzie B London Live

Perfect for the summer, will be rocking alot of these songs - Louie Vega Vega Records

Southport this weekend, defo playing a few of these there! - Danny Krivit Body & Soul

Happy to see my fellow Chi-town guy dropping a new project, will support for sure - Ron Trent Chicago

THE MUSICAL GENIUS IS BACK AT IT AGAIN. Loving this release. Full Support. - Boddhi Satva Angola

Pure soul, dont get anything like this down here. Special music! - Vinny Di Vinci Metro FM, South Africa

Diggin' One Way Ticket, will support! - Osunlade Yoruba Records

Sweet, sweet music throughout! - Rainer Trueby Rootdwon, Freiburg

Cant fault Peven, he keeps doing it - Tony humpries Tony Records

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