The musical career of Cezar - Singer/Songwriter/Producer - evolved from his father's love of music. Cezar's father, Rupert Cunningham, co-founded Ashanti & Bamboo Records in London. Spending time around his father, Cezar became enamored with the musical styling of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Louie Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Otis Redding and a myriad of others.
His first release "Sexyways", on the Thundaclap Riddim, was featured on Greensleeves Records compilation and put into rotation on BBC radio's reggae & dancehall show in the UK. The multi-talented phenom has collaborated with some of the most notable producers such as the legendary Tony Kelly, Steven "Lenky" Marsden, Flabba, Al'borosie, dancehall producer "Blaxx", Stephan Schulmeister of Bush House & David Kennedy - with whom the Internationally awarded "Keep On" was recorded.
Cezar has written for artists such as Tami Chynn, Wayne Marshall, Empress, Maya Azucena and Soca artist Machel Montano. His impressive writing ability gained him second place in World Music in the 2006/07 International Songwriting Competition for the masterfully penned "Keep On". Out of 15,000 songs from around the world, Cezar's sole entry rose to the top of the pile. "Keep On" was later remixed into a house style tune done by Spencer and Hill. The House remix, the brainchild of Cezar's manager, Rodney Hill, was licensed by Ultra Records and then endorsed and licensed by Coca-Cola for the use of their WE8 campaign for the Beijing Olympics - which also featured artists such as Tiesto, Jes, Lucas Prata and more - with a limited edition Coke bottle bearing Cezar's name.
His many releases - including work on the UNI Japan released "Singerz" album series - and appearances in such events as Air Jamaica Jazz n' Blues '04 - '08, Bob Marley Caribbean Festival, opening for the late great, Lucky Dube in Brazil's Salvador Reggae Fest 07, RE High School Tour, LA's Key Club & Jamaica 360, Temple Bar, Crash Mansion, Hampton's Whitehouse, Antigua Splash, Miss Jamaica Florida, Temptation Live, The E-Spot and performances at Weekenz, Redbones, The Village and other local and international shows, has spread his name and reputation far and wide. He has been featured by major newspapers, local and international magazines and television networks, including BETJ & VH1 Soul.
Currently, Cezar's single "Will You Be" which was originally released in March 2008, was re-released on August 18, 2009 and is now available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and Zune as a result of a distribution deal signed between Cezar's manager Rodney Hill of RHH Music Corp and Dubshot Records.
"Will You Be" was produced by Delano of Renaissance Sound. Delano, who is best known for his production of Sean Paul's hit "We Be Burnin", has worked with Top Reggae Artists including Beenie Man, Bounty Killa, Assassin and TOK - to name a few. Delano also produced Sean Paul's song "Straight From the Heart" - currently on his new album Imperial Blaze. Both "Straight From the Heart" and "Will You Be" is featured on the Legal Riddim on which Cezar plays the guitar.
The video for "Will You Be" has been in heavy rotation on BETJ.
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