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The PR Experience / Bio

You can't help but to enjoy the smooth and funky sounds of this award winning, national recording artist: The PR Experience! When Marvin Pryor and Nelson Render decided to take their musical talents and performance experiences to the stage, The PR Experience was born. This Atlanta-based group, comprised mostly of middle and high school educators, have created an innovative mixture of melodies and harmonies that reflects a sleek style of Jazz, Funk and Neo Soul. The sultry sound of trumpeter Nelson Render, and the funk-o-licous sound of trombonist Marvin Pryor, defines the group’s unique sound. Along with saxophonist Kevin Shepherd, keyboardist Godfrey Grannum, bassist Ted Stewart, drummer Steve Gooden II, percussionist Brandon Caldwell, and vocalist Raquel Jones, The PR Experience is a musical collection that is sure to become a household name.

The PR Experience were selected as the GA Music Awards "2014 Jazz Artist of the Year". Additionally, they were selected as featured artists for the 2014 Mosaic RAW international artist showcase, and the featured artist for the Praise 102.5/97.5 Gospel Jazz Showcase. This incredible group has been nominated as “Atlanta’s Hottest Band” in 2011, 2012, and 2013. The PR Experience reached #1 in the Reverbnation local Jazz charts. The PR Experience has appeared as opening acts for Eric Roberson, Alex Bugnon and has provided entertainment for celebrities such as Robin Givens, and Judge Glenda Hatchett. The PR Experience have noted performances such as the Sweet Auburn Festival, Atlanta’s longest running free concert series Wednesday Wind Down, the 2013 IMR Indie Music Festival, headliner for Jazz on the River in Columbus, GA.

The PR Experience served as trombonist and trumpeter for the legendary group The Ohio Players from 2010-2012. The PR Experience has collectively toured, performed, appeared and or recorded with noted artists such as: Najee, Mike Phillips, Christopher Williams, Cameo, ConFunkShun, Ray Charles, Heston, Claudia Hayden, Joey Summerville, Third World, and Donald Byrd, and many others. The PR Experience appeared as trumpeter and trombonist in the Lifetime Network movie remake "Steele Magnolias" by Kenny Leon. The PR Experience has been featured guests on Fox 5’s Good Day Atlanta, GA State Representative Stan Watson’s Show, WCLK 91.9, Klarque Garrison’s radio talk show “The Conversation”, and The Fashion Plate with Christopher Martin. Their single “Ahh Baby” topped the charts at #1 on Platinummics.com for 30 weeks in 2012.

The PR Experience continues to electrify audiences with their performances around the country. The PR Experience will provide a performance that is sure to satisfy your musical appetite. Upholding their mission, “Excellence in Music, Presentation and Professionalism”, they invite you to:
Experience the Smooth…..
Experience the Sound…..
Experience the Jazz…..
The PR Experience.

General Info

Band Members
Marvin Pryor, Nelson Render, Keven Shepherd, Godfrey Grannum, Ted Stewart, Steven Gooden II, Brandon Caldwell, Raquel Jones
Artist Name
The PR Experience
Home Page
Jazz / Funk / neo-soul

Contact Info

Ellenwood, GA

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