ARTISTS ON THE RISE NY: Emmanuel Withers

Editor’s Note: Emmanuel Withers will be performing at Sound The Groove NY’s MASQUERADE BASH/ LIVE MUSIC NIGHT @ THE DELANCEY NYC on July 27th, 2019! Be sure to check them out, along with other amazing artists from the area! If you’d like to perform with Groove, contact us here.

Emmanuel Withers describes himself as a late bloomer in his musical pursuit. Emmanuel actually began writing rhymes and rapping at age 12; he wrote, produced and recorded his own songs.Emmanuel discovered he could not only rap, but he could sing, when a young lady a hook that he referenced for her to sing and urged him to sing his own songs. He was 16 and her words planted a seed in Emmanuel that he cultivated for the next few years.

Emmanuel developed his musicianship by studying vocal legends of the past:Russell Thompkins Jr. of the Stylistics, Bill Kenny, and Sam Cooke, just to name a few. Born to a gifted mother in her own right:An accomplished Pianist and Soprano . Emmanuel was destined to encompass an intrinsic vocal gift that encapsulates his listeners in a musical kaleidoscope filled with emotion, passion, and style.

As an Undergraduate at Morgan State University, Emmanuel had the opportunity to sing behind Baltimore’s Marcell & The Truth and Raheem DeVaughn. Though he loved the experience, Emmanuel was compelled to continue with his education. Emmanuel left the music scene and graduated from Morgan State University with a Bachelors and then went on to receive his Masters from Carnegie Mellon. While working in the field of Information Systems, when the music scene came calling. Emmanuel left the Financial Security of a 9-5, when an opportunity of a lifetime for him to
perform as a member of Damon Harris ‘s Temptation Review. Group members were so impressed with Emmanuel’s Counter Tenor Voice that they inducted him to perform the part of the incomparable Eddie Kendricks.

Emmanuel’s “Neo-Classic” style draws SOUL and AUTHENTICITY from the great classic artist of yesterday., while invoking a silky tone and controlled edge that sets him apart as a vocal force….. Emmanuel Withers is a musical experience reminiscent of a time when music set a high standard of artistry, while resonating the creativity that encompasses the ingredients of a legend in music.

Editor’s Note: Emmanuel Withers will be performing at Sound The Groove NY’s MASQUERADE BASH/ LIVE MUSIC NIGHT @ THE DELANCEY NYC on July 27th, 2019! Be sure to check them out, along with other amazing artists from the area! If you’d like to perform with Groove, contact us here.