- Posted March 24, 2014 by
NYC, New York
R&B/Soul Singer Fil Straughan Makes An Impact Globally
The CNN iReport Music Spotlight: Fil Straughan is an explosive R&B/Soul singer from the UK with an international appeal. He is an R&B Tour De Force. His amazing showmanship and charismatic charm has earned him a myriad of fans around the globe. His style is an unique blend of classic soul and modern R&B that ranks him alongside contemporary soul musicians like Seal, Anthony Hamilton, Maxwell and Musiq Soulchild. Moreover, Fil's smooth, silky voice is reminiscent of R&B legends such as Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke and Luther Vandross.
Equally important, Fil Straughan has developed a concert experience called "The Spirit of Luther" whereby he does a an amazing tribute to the late great Luther Vandross. The Luther tribute features audience favorites like "Give Me the Reason," "Never Too Much" and "Dance With My Father." Straughan's vocals are so strikingly similar to Vandross' that you will feel the spirit and presence of the legend in the room.
As well, the dynamic singer/songwriter spins stories of love, lessons learned, conflict and resolution. Fil Straughan's music consists of lush melodies and well-sung, powerful romantic anthems. His latest single is called "On My Knees" off of his critically acclaimed "Fil The Soul" album, which is available on CD Baby. The song is tender and passionate. It's about the power of prayer and the restoration of hope. The track is captivating with an intricate melody and a flawless vocal delivery by Fil. "On My Knees" is a cross over smash. The soul singer is currently is the studio putting the finishing touches on his next album entitled "Conversations With Myself," which he describes as some of his best work yet.
Fil Straughan's steadfast dedication and drive landed him appearances in television commercials for McDonald's, Puma, and Finnair. Additionally, his music has been heard on such major radio stations as WBLS, Solar Radio, Smooth FM and more. One of the main ingredients behind the Fil Straughan brand is his electrifying stage presence. He has the ability to captivate the crowd like few R&B/Soul singers can. Fil has performed at such illustrious events as the Scotland Yard Ball and The London Press Ball. He not only puts on a concert, he creates an experience that leaves a major impact on the audience. Fil Straughan is poised to put the heart and soul back into R&B. Stay connected to Mr. Straughan and follow him on his amazing journey by logging on to his website at www.filstraughan.com.
By Jesse Atkinson