Nashville, TN â€“Â Producer, arranger, composer and crooner,Â Wayne Haun, is preparing to release his debut solo project,Â Old Soul.
Â Wait, CROONER? Thatâ€™s right! Many are just now discovering the vocal prowess that adds an additional layer to this brilliant manâ€™s talent. For years, the multi-awarded Wayne Haun has been known throughout the music industry as the â€œgo-toâ€ producer for exquisite orchestrations. Working with a variety of accomplished artists – The Perrys, Jessica Simpson, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Celine Dion, Jason Crabb, Earl Scruggs and countless others â€“ he is known as â€œthe geniusâ€ and has enough awards and nominations to prove it.
Now,Â StowTown RecordsÂ is pleased to introduce you to Wayne Haun, the crooner. ReleasingÂ July 28, 2013,Â Old SoulÂ (Provident Distribution) displays another side few have known. Drawing from renowned influences such asÂ Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Dean Martin, Barbra StreisandÂ and more, Haun takes the listener on a musical journey to a â€œtime gone by.”
Wayne Haun comments: â€œI listened to every genre of music when I was growing up. From Bluegrass to Gospel, Broadway to Jazz, all those influences shaped the musician I am today. When I was introduced to Broadway, Jazz and Big Band â€“ all the amazing and lush instrumentation – I knew I wanted to write, to orchestrate, to create those sounds and I was determined to learn how!â€
Containing eight classic tunes, and two brand-new compositions,Â Old SoulÂ is a musical feast for the ear. With songs like â€œGive Me The Simple Life,â€ â€œAre You Havinâ€™ Any Funâ€ (duet with Ernie Haase), â€œThe Sweetest Sounds,â€ â€œBye, Bye Babyâ€ and â€œHere You Come Againâ€ (made popular by Dolly Parton) like youâ€™ve never heard it before, this is a must-have for any music lover.
Ernie Haase comments: â€œBack a few years ago, when Wayne first came on as our musical producer and began traveling with us full-time, he started singing some of these tunes in rehearsal and one night, I asked him to sing one on stage and our friends in the audience loved it! From that night on, heâ€™s performed every night. And then it happened; people started asking for this project. So for everyone who requested it, itâ€™s here!
Old SoulÂ (StowTown Records) releasesÂ July 23Â and will be distributed exclusively through Provident Distribution. The project is currently available for pre-order now atÂ www.ErnieHaase.comÂ and will be available digital via iTunes, Amazon and Rhapsody.
1. Â Â Give Me The Simple Life
2.Â Â I Donâ€™t Care Much
3.Â Â Blue Again
4.Â Â Letâ€™s Fall In Love
5.Â Â Are You Havinâ€™ Any Fun (Duet with Ernie Haase)