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Colonel Red’s foray into the music industry began when Epic Record company giant Sylvia Rhone signed the then lead singer, Nikki Romillie, of Pride n’ Politix, to Atlantic Records. An accompanying publishing deal with Warner Bros. established the artiste, now known as Colonel Red, as one of the UK’s top cutting edge singer/songwriters.
For the past several years, Redz has made a clear departure from being a highly featured vocal artiste, appearing on all the latest & greatest, from the West London Neo soul/ Broken/ House scene, to the International world music scene.
From the year 2000 through till 2016 Colonel Red purged himself as the ‘broken soul & House’ don of this era, still alongside a hectic release schedule. 2011 was already witnessing a shift in Redz creative direction, with the incredible ‘Keep Walking album released on Tokyo Dawn Records & then again, this transition clearly reflected in his release of, ‘Cyber Funk’ track ‘SpaceFace’ off the ‘SpaceSleep EP’. Still Colonel Red remained true to his compelling need to ‘not’ be contained by a label, song or sound, but rather a necessity & free will, to release what he believes in regardless of profit, gain or popularity.
With his debut release on the ‘Ink Rebellion’ label, the highly acclaimed, ‘Redlight’ Album, entirely self produced, sees Redz now become the poetic architect. Tapping into all aspects of his musical roots, fusing an evocative uber-rhythmic groove with sublime & meaningful lyrics, all woven together by passionate vocal performances, defining what can only be described as Colonel Red’s very own British Urban Soul Rock. The track entitled ‘Believe In Me’ taken from the ‘Redlight’ album won the Gilles Peterson Worldwide award of 2014, winning the album acclaim & further more expanding Colonel Reds reach to an even wider audience, establishing Colonel Red as one of the most prophetic recording performing artistes worldwide.
Colonel Red has written, recorded & performed with artistes such as Maurice White, Lenny White, Alex Acuna, Amp Fiddler, Keith Sweat, Teddy Pendegrass, Anita Baker, Jerry Hey & the Seawind Orchestra, Shara Nelson, Lisa Lisa & the Cult Jam, Sandra St Victor, IG Culture, Bugz in the Attic, Ursual Rucker, Tony Allen, Jon Hassel, Dwight Trible, The Last Poets, Brian Jackson, Gerald Levert, Ten City, Lisa Fisher, Kamaal Williams, Full Force, & many more, both highly established & iconic figures in the music industry.
In the year of 2019 Redz also made his debut appearance in the Warner Bros blockbuster film release ‘The Informer’ alongside Rapper/Actor Common, Clive Owen, Joel Kinnerman & Rosemary Pike.