Raised on Detroit’s West Side, soul singer Lando (born Orlando R. Joiner) started singing at the age of five. He graduated from Frank Cody Senior High School where he performed in statewide classical vocal competitions as a member of one of Cody’s prestigious performance choirs. Cody also spawned the talents of fellow industry classmates Nicci Gilbert of Brownstone, Dwele and Slum Village to name a few.

Lando | Vocalist/Songwriter

By the time he made it to Atlanta to begin his studies at Morris Brown College he had already begun writing and performing with other artists and musicians on the fertile Detroit music scene. He cut his vocal teeth singing background and demoing songs for artists like Kenny Lattimore, Keith Washington, Chante Moore, Joe, Horace Brown, Raphael Saadiq, Tamar Braxton and Usher. That experience led Lando to being signed to a now-defunct imprint on Atlantic Records though he was eventually dropped.

A multi-talented vocalist, songwriter, actor and producer Lando credits his eclectic taste in music to his parent’s vast array of musical interests.

As a vocalist, Lando’s delivery is distinctive and captivating as he effortlessly stretches his elastic tenor beyond the limits of many of his contemporaries. Lando has participated in Atlanta’s open-mic scene and is currently working on his debut effort entitled “…In This Space”. He’s released the lead single from that effort entitled “Space” in April 2009.

Garnering recognition and aplomb for his vocal prowess, insightful lyrics and impassioned performances Lando is becoming an anticipated audible decadency.

The Bleu Kiss Entertainment Group Presents “In This Space”CD

Soul Artist, Lando, announces the release of his debut CD, “In This Space“, an eclectic and groovy blend of soul, jazz, r&b and pop.  With every song on this project navigating the unpredictable waters of life and love; Lando, earnestly and passionately sings the songs of both the broken-hearted and the amorous.

 Space (live)

On the single, “Space”, released earlier this year to high acclaim Lando, an obvious advocate for love; croons about not wanting to give his lady the space that she desires for fear that in the end she may decide that he’s not the one she needs.

Regarding his project, Lando states, “I’m proud of the work that came out of this effort, it feels more like me than any other project I’ve worked on and at the end of the day this was really all that I hoped for.

You can’t be all things to all people so I just tried to be the best me that I could be for me, the rest is in God’s hands. I do however, hope that those who have anticipated the release of “In This Space…” will enjoy it for years to come.

I Who Have Nothing (Acoustic)

” Including “Let It Go” featuring Salakida, “Leavin'” and the Shamora Crawford produced “Be Near Me”, “In This Space…” will take listeners on a melodic journey of love’s splendor and dismal dissolve. Drawing from jazz, pop and urban music influences, Lando shines a light on the highs and lows of love as he sees them.

Lando – Touch U (Back In Dayz 07)

Being a writer, producer and composer all lyrics were written by Lando but there are a few notable collaborations with fellow artists and producers like Salakida (singer, songwriter and producer), Shamora (singer, songwriter and producer) – the producer behind hits by Jennifer Lopez, Monica, Angie Stone and Cherri DennisBrandon A. Thomas (guitarist, producer, songwriter and musical director) and Soultron (currently touring with Angie Stone) and nu-soul sensation DeniseAvery SunshineWhite (pianist, singer, songwriter, composer, producer and actress).

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