PEYTON

PEYTON

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Like so many American soul singers, Peyton got his musical start in the church. Raised in the south of the US, Peyton was brought up in a family of Pentecostal preachers an... read more
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Like so many American soul singers, Peyton got his musical start in the church. Raised in the south of the US, Peyton was brought up in a family of Pentecostal preachers and was working as the minister of music for his father’s church by the time he was seventeen. After moving to the UK to study, Peyton went on to live in Colombia, South America and New York City, before finally settling in London.

In 2003 Peyton signed his first single to the Hed Kandi label, A Higher Place. Legendary House music producer Eric Kupper (Degrees of Motion) produced the first official mix which topped dance charts around the world and went on to become a House classic. Peyton soon began working on his debut album with Eric Kupper, as well as travelling around the globe performing to tens of thousands, turning the world into his touring playground one country at a time. It was also during this time that Peyton was invited to be one of the five presenters on the UK version of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, which was a big hit in the UK on LIVING TV and was subsequently syndicated to networks all over the world.

In 2005 Peyton released his solo album with Hed Kandi, as well as a string of follow-up anthems (I’ll Rise, Celebrate, Ride Like The Wind) fuelling Peyton’s reputation as one of House music’s brightest new writers and vocalists. His distinctly recognisable voice, in an industry dominated by females vocals, finally resulted in Peyton being the only male nominated for Outstanding Vocalist of the Year at London’s House Music Awards. Peyton began hosting his own weekly radio show on London’s PASSION 91.8 FM, and has continued writing and recording superb dance music, working with the likes of Frankie Knuckles, ATFC, Freemasons, David Penn, DJ Chus, Soul Avengerz, Samuele Sartini, Moto Blanco, Bassmonkeys, Noferini, Kaskade, Kid Massive, Mark Picchiotti, Carlos Gallardo, Chris Cox, The BeatThiefs, Wayne G, The Futuristic Polar Bears, Eric Kupper, Paul Gardner, Taylor Square, Mark Wilkinson, Marc JB, Vertigo, and many more.

Peyton has performed in over 200 cities, in over sixty countries, across six continents making headline appearances at events like Sydney’s Mardi Gras Harbour Party, the official Beijing Olympics after-party, as well as a summer residency at the world’s most famous super-club ‘Space’ on the island of Ibiza.

Peyton’s collaboration with the Freemasons ‘Love Is The Answer’ hit #1 in the UK Club Charts in 2009, at the same time his original track Streets Of Cairo with Fahmy & Samba became a smash hit in Egypt, earning him a Virgin Music Award in the Middle East. Peyton continued to have chart success in the UK, US and Australia in 2011 with his massive hit A Little Louder – the title track to Kid Massive’s artist album and one of the most-played tracks in Ibiza for 2011, with support from Tiesto, Roger Sanchez, Fatboy Slim, and many other world-class DJ’s. Most recently, Peyton’s collaboration with grammy-nonimated producer Chris Cox ‘Changin’ topped the US Billboard and UK Club charts, and his re-work of Duran Duran’s The Reflex with DJ Pagano stayed in the top of the official German dance charts for nearly two months.

While his music continues to spread, many of his songs are being dubbed as anthems, others are recognised as club classics, and Peyton’s worldwide reputation as a performer and writer has secured him the title of one of House music’s most soulful superstars.

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