My talents include:
- Composing (er, Kompozing!)
- Lyrics, Writing
- Vocals, Backup
So, here it is.
My name is Clarence Ferguson, Jr. and I was born and raised in Rochester, New York. I reside in Brentwood, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. I am a songwriter, lyricist, and composer. Music has been my God given purpose from childhood and I believe in what God has placed in my brain concerning what music should sound like. I may not have much in equipment, but I'm thankful for what's in my hands - Roland JX-305 Groovesynth, a CD burner, a $5 microphone (reference: Dwele'), a boatload of sounds, Acid Music Studio 8, Reason 4 (soon to be Reason 6.5) & Pro Tools 8 music software (both of which I'm learning as we speak) in my arsenal. Thanks, God
I envision from my scratch ideas finished projects that will be a part of the music, film, and television industries respectively. I've had a few cuts on CDs by some unknown artists, but I believe what I'm doing here will surpass that by God's grace. I'm a fan of collaboration...that's why I'm here. As for influences, there's so many. So I'll try to name 15.
Dwele, Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis, Roger Troutman, Clara Hill, Vikter Duplaix, The System, Tonex, PAJAM, Kirk Franklin, Phyllis Hyman, Quincy Jones, Angela Bofill, Jill Scott, Lalah Hathaway, Canton Jones, Rod Temperton, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Paul Hardcastle, Roy Ayers, Patrice Rushen, Tears For Fears, Loose Ends, The System, Mint Condition, Ambrosia, oops I went over my limit. Sorry. Google the ones you don't know.
Anyway, thanks for this chance to show you me. Now I'm going back to work. That doesn't mean my job, it means my vision, dream, and purpose.
Clarence Ferguson, Jr. "C. Double34 Music"