From a very early age, Tranelle King – aka T.KING – would belt out notes whenever he had the chance – from performing old school favourites on the school bus to fellow classmates, to demanding attention at his pre-school graduation by putting his spin on George Benson’s, ‘The Greatest Love of All’, delivering the classic in Whitney Houston, jaw-dropping style..
The North Carolina powerhouse took his natural-born talent beyond the school bus and graduation – where there was a local talent show, he was at the front of the queue. Raised eyebrows from music scouts brought in floods of opportunities to perform in clubs, music venues as well as talent shows – in and beyond his hometown.
A knockout delivery of Usher’s slow jam hit ‘Nice & Slow’ in his local club, had presented T. King an offer he couldn’t refuse. Lurking in the crowd was a music scout representing Apollo Theatre in Harlem who invited the slick newcomer to perform on television, where got the chance to rub shoulders with the presenter of the show Steve Harvey, Def Jam Records A&R man, JoJo Brimm, Mystical…and the original members of Destiny Child.
With countless of talent shows comes the release of T.King’s debut single entitled Boyfriend. Drawing from his childhood influences, which include Barry White, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Prince and Whitney Houston, the almost four-minute production oozes a strong presence of that 90s after hours vibe – something that’s seriously lacking in today’s music industry.
Have a listen for yourself; check out his latest single, Boyfriend, available now on iTunes.