From: CA, United States
Genre: R&B, Alternative Soul
Vegas, in Los Angeles, California, exhibited star quality as a young child with his charm, melodic tone, and overall amazing talent. With musical and vocal ability that blurs the lines of branding and description, Vegas’ music transcends the boundaries of normal genres and classifications. His music is best described as a soulful melting pot of genres. “I love the edginess of rock, the simplicity of pop, the heart and emotion of soul…” Vegas says of his catalog to date.
A quick learner even at an early age, he taught himself to play the piano, and eventually the guitar. Encouraged by his choir teacher, he took his vocal and musical talents further, winning many talent shows and capturing the eye of other vocalists in Los Angeles at the time.
For the bulk of his career, Vegas has been a member of a group. His first group
“Element,” – which later changed its name to “Exclusive” – was signed to Akon’s production company. The group was briefly signed to a management deal with Nixon and Associates, a talent company owned by Norman Nixon and Debbie Allen. Later the group signed a deal with Bogata Records, a label owned by Jermaine O’Neal of the Boston Celtics.
In 2001, tired of waiting on others for production, lyrics, studio time, etc., Vegas formed Orchestrated Hitz, a production studio and record label. He taught himself to play instruments, vocal production and engineering. And with allegiances to no one but himself, he began writing, producing and engineering music, and secured a publishing deal with ASCAP. He has produced and written for many musicians and entertainers including Jason Derulo (Warner Bros), Ray Lavender (Konvict Music), Boo and Gotti (Cash Money) and Lil’ Fate (DTP).
In 2008, Vegas auditioned for Diddy’s Making the Band, making it to the final round. That same year, he formed a live band, “Alter Ego,” for which he co-wrote and produced the band’s self titled album “Alter Ego.” In addition to the stages of MTV, Vegas’ performance credits also include opening for Yung Joc with his group “20/20”, the Atlanta Music Conference and the Bronner Bros. Hair Show with “Alter Ego,” and various nightclubs in the Atlanta area.
With a passion for orchestral ensembles and vocal dynamism, Vegas always stresses the importance of understanding the theory of music. “Filter emotion through music.” That will be his approach as he embarks on the journey of making his first solo album, of which he will co-produce and co-write all of the material.