Capture the impact of Terry
Bradford. Irrepressible. Irresistible. His force is palpable.
The music - a tantalizing fusion of pop, soul, R&B, with a touch of classical opera for good
measure. The voice – distinctively versatile, with an
expansive range and extraordinary agility. And the man…a
musician who transcends industry packaging, with uncommon
charisma and a pulsating exuberance for life, and a single-minded
focus on creating unity through music. Terry has the uncanny
ability to reach out and seize his audience in heart and mind,
moment after moment, every single performance. And, he gives
you permission to be free.
Widely recognized as Celine Dion’s duet
partner for 5 years, Terry Bradford has broken through as
a solo recording artist and performer. His third CD, “unanimous”,
is a compelling and joyous musical cocktail, each piece an
enticing gem that celebrates life. Equally adept with synthesizer
and acoustic instrumentation, Terry’s music has the
listener dancing in exhilaration one minute, and shaken to
the core the next.
Terry has an impressive range of other performance,
recording, video, movie, television, and songwriting credits
to his name. He performed duets with Linda Ronstadt during
her Millenium Tour, and has sung with Whitney Houston, Elton
John, Patti LaBelle, Teddy Pendergrass, Lionel Ritchie, and
Bruce Willis. Terry’s also recorded with Celine Dion,
Ricky Martin, Annie Lennox, and Cher among others, and worked
on movie soundtracks such as “The Lion King”,
“What’s Love Got to Do With It”, “Mystery
Men”, “200 Cigarettes”, and “Amistad”.
Terry’s voice also appears on such television shows
as “The Rugrats”, “Any Day Now”, and
“City of Angels”. Terry is perhaps best known
to television audiences around the world as the 1990 Star
Search Male Vocalist Champion.
Strongly influenced by his grandmother, a self-taught pianist
and vocalist, Terry began his music training at a mere 3 years
of age, when “Granny” plopped him in front of
her big, old upright. Terry was a precocious youngster, accompanying
Granny’s solos at church and performing in the Gospel
tradition. Too tiny to reach the piano pedals but possessing
a keen sense of musicality, Terry compensated for his small
stature by holding down the piano keys with his child-sized
fingers, to create the sustained sound necessary for the piece.
quickly became the center of Terry’s life’s work,
both in school and out. By age 9, Terry was the pianist and
director for his church choir, and had begun composing music.
With his trademark untamed hair and innate grace towards humanity,
Terry was an easy mark for school bullies. Rather than respond
with bitterness, Terry used these experiences to gain insight
into personal motivations and needs, lessons that continue
to affect his music today. And, he began to understand the
mesmerizing power of music on the human condition.
As a teenager and young man, Terry was handpicked to study
voice with notable vocal teachers in the Florida region, and
later with Seth Riggs in Los Angeles (vocal trainer for Stevie
Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Barbara Streisand, among other
famous singers). He continued his vocal and piano studies
in college. Los Angeles quickly recognized Terry’s irrepressible
talent. Working with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Terry
began writing and recording gospel and R&B music. He joined
the PTL Singers with Jim and Tammy Faye Baker, and even developed
an award-winning syndicated program showcasing his own gospel
music. Later, Terry toured with Debbie Boone and then Debbie
From this remarkable beginning, Terry began his transformation
into the enigmatic and vibrant musician with universal appeal.
Allow his music to cascade over you. His goal? To make us
dance, to make us think, to inspire us to discover the best
in ourselves … those things that make us “unanimous.”
Terry Bradford. Free yourself (but wear your seatbelt).
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