Welcome to the Official Website for the internationally known recording artists NEW BIRTH , featuring original members, Melvin Wilson and Leslie Wilson "Wildflower" .. "It's Been A Long Time" .. "Dream Merchant" .. "I Can Understand It"
April 2010 Hey Everybody, We hope you are all doing well. We have been pretty busy this year with the 70’s Soul Jam Tour. We are very happy to be performing with our peers and especially grateful to be able to perform for all the lovers of this timeless music. So far we’ve been to Cleveland, Newark, Upper Marlboro, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati, Kansas City and St. Louis. We will be on the West Coast June 11th, 12th and 13th in Sacramento at
the Radisson Theater
, Los Angeles at
the Greek Theater
and Oakland at
the Paramount Theater
. You can click on the theater names to purchase tickets. We will also be coming to Phoenix on September 24th and the Los Angeles County Fair on September 25th. You know….the internet is an amazing tool. It has allowed us to stay connected to the people and it has enabled us to find things we never knew existed or thought we would never see again, such as some of our early performances. We’ve set up a new page so you can check some of them out. We guarantee it will bring back some old and hopefully wonderful memories like it does for us. By the way, if you have something that includes New Birth or know of something, please share. We would love to see it and share it with everyone else.
Visit our 'Video page'
We also get some great emails from you. People often ask us about other members of the New Birth. Even though many of them no longer perform, they are still doing their thing. Tony Churchill (Sax) and Austin Landers (Baritone Sax) are running
Lacy Street Productions
in Los Angeles. They have never stopped creating the magic. Robin Russell (Drums) is still banging the drums on the stage and at the park. Whenever we have any shows where we can include Robin, we do….he’s a master and still at the top of his game. You can check out Robin
and major props to Robin for the recent feature article in “Modern Drummer” magazine. It is a well-deserved tribute to his artistry and long overdue acknowledgement of his talents. Leroy Taylor (Bass) is still keeping it steady in Virginia. He continues to record and perform gospel, R&B and Hip-Hop. On many an occasion, you will find him teaching those young cats a thing or two. The rest of the group is spread over the United States. Some are still performing and several have settled into retirement after moving on successfully to other paths in their lives. If you have a question or want to get in touch with any of them, drop us a line and we will see what we can do. We’ve been working on some new tracks and will be sharing them with you shortly, so please check back with us soon. In the meantime, our last release “Lifetime” is available for download. Just go to our music page and it will take you where you need to be. As always, we love to hear from you and get your feedback. We try to answer everyone but if we don’t please don’t take it personal. We are looking forward to a bountiful 2010 and hope that yours is filled with peace and blessings. Melvin & Leslie Been Such a Long Time! Sorry for taking so long to update the site. Some stuff came up and we had to deal with it but we are back on track (business and personal). We are working on putting some shows together with the guys from Switch and Slave and hope to be coming your way soon. We hope all of you have been holding up under the pressures of the world. We are all blessed to still be here as so many of our peers have joined the elders. We all need to be thankful for every day that the Lord sends our way. As always, please know that we appreciate your love and support. Check back in with us from time to time as we hope to be updating the site soon with new performance dates. Peace and Love, Melvin and Leslie Where have we been? Around! We never stopped doing music...projects have just laid dormant for a while. Some of the songs on the new CD are a reflection of that. We have a catalog of music that we created over the years that eventually will see the light of day. We are so happy that you stopped by. Please make sure you send us a note and let us know what you think of the new music. Send us your questions too because we always love to hear from you and be sure to check back with us from time to time as we add to our site.
Welcome to our New Official Website for the internationally known recording artists NEW BIRTH, featuring original members, Melvin Wilson and Leslie Wilson "Wildflower" .. "It's Been A Long Time" .. "Dream Merchant" .. "I Can Understand It"
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