“When you think about Sax music, you automatically think Jazz or Classical…but is that it? Is that the only limits Sax music can attain?” explains Mr. VSax, multi-talented musician, producer, band leader and record engineer—turned singer. “Is an African-American male vocalist only supposed to sing R&B or Soul? Of course not. He can be free to sing whatever style he desires, due to his early influences. He may have been raised in a “different environment”, and all he listened to was Garth Brooks & other country artists growing up…so that’s what he loves. Should we fault him for that? That’s the similar approach I take with my Sax music.” And with that, you have been introduced to sounds of the new and upcoming Sax/Vocal artist Mr. VSax.
Mr. VSax was born Victor Oyedeji in Houston, Texas. Raised in a Nigerian home with Nigerian parents with an American outlook, Mr. VSax has been able to fully appreciate both the American and Nigerian styles of music, and will occasionally release Nigerian Covers to various Nigerian Blogs + DJs worldwide, just to show that he’s never forgotten about his roots. Songs include P-Square’s “No One Like You”, TuFace’s “African Queen”, DBanj’s “Oliver Twist” and P-Square’s “Beautiful Onyinye” (which has been featured on top Nigerian music site notjustok.com), and has performed at Nigerian/African weddings & events in the Houston area as a result.
A man with many hats, Mr. VSax has been nominated for many awards, including the NPA-USA (Nigerian Promoters Association-USA) “Best Instrumentalist” category for 2 years in a row (2011 & 2012), and has won 1st place at the 2011 “Lakewood’s Got Talent” competition at Lakewood Church, Houston, TX. As a musical director, his former band “VSax & The Crew” has toured with Nigerian Superstar Flavour N’Abania in the US, serving as his backup band. They have also opened up for Tuface, J Martins, US Artist V.I.C. and Mr Casper (“Cha Cha Slide”). As a music producer (and ASCAP member since ’09), he has produced for many local Houston artists, including Mateo Vic, Mandela Dunamis, Chris Mitchell, Katumbella…and has recorded and mixed songs for Artists including WizKid, DeJoenez, Hoodbilli, IB, Max Pain and many more with his production label VSax Music Entertainment, LLC. Currently, he is also known to provide sheet music for most of the Billboard covers that he plays on his VSaxSheets site at vsaxmusic.com/VSaxSheets.
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