Support from music industry’s luminaries is deep and wide: Jazzanova, Joey Negro, Spiritual South and Yam Who? to name but a few have all expressed their full appreciation for the music of Robert Strauss, yet there can be no greater accolade for a musician trying to recreate and build on the more elegant sounds to come out of the 80’s than the involvement of the man himself: Leroy Burgess. For ‘Mr Feelings’, Leroy Burgess comes out of the woodwork to not only lend his vocal talent to ‘Hot like an Oven’, but also to feature in Robert Strauss’ band tour later this year.
This album has all the hallmarks of a future classic, and it makes BBE immensely proud to be part of the project. It will be supported by a full radio & press campaign, limited editon 12 “ singles & tour.
Robert Strauss’ 8-piece band will put on a ‘back to basics’ show refreshed with modern jazz, soul & hip hop touches. The live show will feature the majority of material from ‘Mr Feelings’ plus some classic tracks from Leroy Burgess’ back catalogue. Selected quotes:
Spiritual South This music is almost too good – any better and I would be totally lost for words…
Yam Who? Production is dope and right on point… Larry (Levan) would be proud. Fashion boogie…why not?
Rainer Truby Feelin´it, lovin´it, Robert Strauss is delivering the goods. Nice to see the return of Leroy Burgess.