Fletchman Brinson, A.K.A. “West Coast Fletch”
THE PLAYERS: West Coast Fletch on Guitars, Keys, Bass and Drum Rhythms. Vocals: Fletchman, Tina and Janai B.
MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Top 25 Ourstage.com May 2012 in Gospel and 7 top 40 in Jazz and/or Gospel 2012.
Still #1 on the ReverbNation.com Christian/Gospel charts for Lake Forest, CA. http://www.reverbnation.com/fletchmanbrinson all of 2012.
QUOTES: “Hi Fletchman, thanks for your connection on ReverbNation. I’m diggin’ your outstanding music airing here on IMRadio, as I write you this note. Have a wonderful upcoming weekend!” Peace, Paddy Noonan, IMRadio, Founder and Musician 2012.
- “Absolutely outstanding songs & singing voice, you are a very talented & gifted artist, fantastic work! Loving all your beautiful tracks. A God given talent. God Bless you! My very best wishes to you from England, Rob”. Robert Steven Hunt (December 2012).
- Faith Rock (May 2012)
- “Your song is gonna be played this Wednesday Night on Faith Rock (8-10pm CST)”. Check it out LIVE at:http://tobtr.com/s/3195111, call in via cell or Skype 646-716-5947 or on iTunes at Spiritual Rock Radio.
INFLUENCES: Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Parliament-Funkadelic, The Jackson Five, George Benson, Stevie Wonder, The Isley Brothers, Barry White, Kirk Franklin, Hezekiah Walker, LTD., Norman Brown, Lenny Kravitz, Prince, The Hawkins Family, Andre Crouch and John P. Kee.
SOUND LIKE: Robert Cray, Darius Rucker, (Prince – On my Everlasting Song) and Lou Rawls.
MY STORY: As I was growing up in South Central L.A. in the 5th grade, the school offered a music program to keep kids out of trouble. I was given a trombone to learn (I wanted a trumpet but the school was broke and ran out of Trumpets…LOL). Blessed with an uncanny music memory, by instinct I memorized all the orchestral trombone parts faster than I could read the music. By the age of 13 my parents bought me my first guitar (I actually wanted a bass guitar). I only played by ear and have been doing so without any formal training or music lessons. Although playing for random soloists in a Gospel Church can truly be an ear-bending experience, one literally learns how to catch “the key” the singer is singing in. Now you will find R&B, Jazz, Gospel, Rock and Funk elements in my compositions.