DECEMBER PROPOSAL HOLIDAY-PRESENTS
URBAN - Funk
December Proposal Holiday-presents
December Proposal Holiday: Born Warren Crowell of Chicago, Illinois, and the creator of the Folk Funk genre. I am a songwriter (BMI)/vocalist/arranger/performer/music director. Throughout the years from the early 1980's; after a tour of duty in the United States Marine Corps, I began pursuing a music career- which proved an off and on series of successful music performance groups.
After years of honing my skills on electric bass, I auditioned for, and joined a number of existing, non-performing bands in California, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Chicago. Instrumental in putting these bands on the local public music performance circuits, I was able to gain important skills in music directing, performance arranging, stage presence, and other factors which creates an experience for the audiences.
The mid 1980's was a turning point for me when I began thinking of methods to bring something fresh and new to the industry. My music and songs were tendered from personal life experiences, and experiences of others which I had witnessed. I knew they were relevant to a great group of people. Giving the situation deep thought, I created and named my form of music "Folk Funk". The definition of which is inner city tales on the flip side of Hip Hop.
I attended the Columbia College of Chicago where I studied music theory, piano I & II, and creative writing. Further-on I studied music theory and String Bass at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Currently, I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with an inspiring group of musicians and performers whom are also very savvy in stage presence and performances. We're working on a production which I know will move the audiences and introduce the Folk Funk genre into a culture within the industry as well as in communities and venues wherever we can perform. December Proposal Holiday- presents is the title of our performances because