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T Life, producer, songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and raised in both Philadelphia and Miami Florida. Every since T could remember he has been interested in music. Some of his first memories were playing Latin and calypso music in hotels along South Beach. Even then at the tender age of 12, T was working as a professional and knew he was born for stardom.
When T became a teenager he and his family moved to Philadelphia. He soon found his way back on stage when he answered a call for a base player with a rhythm & blues group called The Butlers, who later became known as Frankie Beverly and Maze.
T’s talents were not only a guitar player and vocalist he was a talented songwriter and producer. He decided to use those talents at Gamble & Huff’s record label, Philadelphia International Records also known as Philly International. There T worked with such artists as Bunny Sigler, Instant Funk, The Intruders, The Ebonys, The Spinners, Carl Carlton, Eddie Kindricks, Jermaine Jackson, Teddy Pendergrass and more. T was also signed to Philly International as an artist with his rock group Spiritual Concept, where they released their first album “Spiritual Concept”. In later years T became a solo artist on RCA Records with his album entitled “That’s Life” and also on Arista Records with the album “Something That You Do to Me”
It was at Philly International Records T’s career as a producer took off when he heard a young girl singing in the bathroom as she worked cleaning. Her voice was one of the most powerful voices he had ever heard for someone so young. Her name was Evelyn King who later became known as Evelyn “Champagne” King.
T produced many hits with Evelyn. One of which was entitled “Shame” that made its mark in the disco era and in T’s career. He obtained a nomination for producer of the year with the American Music Awards and won the distinguished BMI award with his publishing house Mills and Mills Music Inc. T also produced Evelyn’s, “Music Box” album and her single “I don’t Know If It’s Right which both went gold and platinum.
Other artist T produced were Phyllis Hyman’s “Somewhere In My Lifetime” album and Vicki Sue’s “Movin On” album just to name a few. He has worked with stars such as Luther Vandross, Irene Cara and Eve as well as great musicians such as Will Lee from The David Letterman Show, the talented arranger, George Andrews and many more.
T Life, the artist, has recently released his new single “California Woman”, a powerful song with flavors of T’s southern roots and a fusion of blues with a throw back of yesterday’s rock & roll. Currently “California Woman” is available for download at iTunes, Amazon.com and other music online music stores.