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Smoke E. Digglera
Louisville , Kentucky United States
Primary Genre: R&B
Primary Skill: Keyboard
Education: Central High 1994
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Willing to relocate for the right gig? (Yes)
Bio:  Responsible for many of the hits you have heard on the radio over the past 13 years, SMOKE E. DIGGLERA is a soulful R&B artist / producer, who blends traditional Rhythm & Blues with elements of pop, hip-hop, jazz and the Motown Sound. SMOKE E. DIGGLERA was born in Louisville, Kentucky and began singing at the age of five. During his early years, SMOKE E. DIGGLERA sang at home, in church and in school productions. He studied other artist's musical and vocal talents which deeply influenced his own musical style.

In the mid 1990's, SMOKE E. DIGGLERA (then named "Smokey") was a member of the R&B group Playa who got their big break when they were discovered by platinum selling R&B group Jodeci after they sang backstage for them at a show. Under the guidance of Jodeci producer DeVante, Playa was a part of production / singing / writing collective dubbed "Da Bassment" whose members included Grammy Award winning artists Missy Elliot and Timbaland.

Playa, with SMOKE E. DIGGLERA on lead vocal, released their debut album "CHEERS 2 U" in 1998. The hit single of the same name reached #3 on Billboard's R&B / Hip-Hop Chart and remains a favorite among music lovers today. The video for "CHEERS 2 U" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yvSkYpVZ_I) made history by becoming the most requested video on Black Entertainment Television (BET).

SMOKE E. DIGGLERA's time with Playa gave him the opportunity to work with some of the music industry's biggest stars as an artist, producer, arranger, and writer including: Grammy Award winning legend Al Green, Grammy Award winning artist and producer Kanye West and Grammy Award winning producer Teddy Riley.

As he readies his solo project, SMOKE E. DIGGLERA is opening a new chapter in his career. Writing, producing and performing solo material for a couple of years (http://ilike.com/artist/Smoke+E.+Digglera), SMOKE E. DIGGLERA is now ready to use his enormous talent and seasoned experience to take the music industry by storm once again. His music is a mix of beautiful ballads and up tempo, dance friendly tracks which is sure to please listeners and musical enthusiasts of all genres.

SMOKE E. DIGGLERA's diversity as an artist and desire to touch lives is evident through his music and broadbased appeal. In June of 2011, he wrote and produced a song for Fortune 500 restaurant giant KFC in honor of Black Music Month. The video for "Our Music is Love" is featured on the KFC 360 website (http://mykfc360.com).
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Aspirations

Songs: Orginals and Covers
Desired Genre: Gospel, Hip-Hop, Latin, Pop, R&B, Soul
Music Is: A way of life
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I can Practice: n/a
I can gig: Anytime
I pay bills with: by making music
Travel area: 101-200 miles

Experience

Level: professional
Years Playing: 10+
Band Experience: Yes
Gigs Played: 50+
Skills: Background Singer, Cover/Tribute Music, Keyboard, Piano, Producer, Recording/Sound Engineer, Studio Musician, Vocalist General, Writer - Lyrics
Touring Experience: Some
Years on tour: 4 -10
Largest Audience: 10,000+
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Influences:
First Album: Playa / Cheers 2 U (1998)
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Musicians Met: Missy Elliott Jodeci Al Green Tony Thompson (Hi-Five) Aaliyah Foxy Brown Jazzy Pha Kanye West Timbaland Magoo Static Major Ginuwine Keith Sweat Nicole Wray Tweet Blackstreet Coko (SWV) Kenny Lattimore Jimmy Douglass (Slave) Quindon Tarver Stevie-J the Hitman J-Dub Budda Pimp C of UGK Too Short Dave Hollister Lil Flip K-Ci & JoJo The Hampton Brothers Teddy Riley Kelly Price Dru Hill Montell Jordan Case Lovher Outsiderz 4 Life/Virginia Sound Design Jason Dowty Goodfella Spice Girls Pretty Ricky
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Drinker: sometimes
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