We had the good fortune of connecting with Brandon Lewis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brandon, what do you want people to remember about you?
I feel the obligation to be a pioneer for the next legacy of Memphis music as a young industry leader. I also look for other young leaders in the community as I spearhead projects that help move the creative arts forward. This practice has become a part of my everyday movement and is a major part of my audience engagement. The bigger message is “pour into the community that pours into you.” Therefore, I work to develop myself as an artist and other young talent across the tri-state area and beyond to be prepared for every opportunity that can empower us to sustain a viable music industry in the city of Memphis. Doing this is a challenge, and that’s why it is imperative to have patience and passion to move a legacy forward. I believe the greatest reward is finding gifts in not only myself but also in others and affording them the opportunity to express the gifts they have been given in a quality way. My legacy is rooted in how much I have done for others and not just what I have done for myself.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am an R&B/Soul singer and composer of music for the marketplace of today. I am known for my characterized vocals, my style, and community engagement. However, I am most proud of my work and efforts as a music community advocate. Serving many talents every year through dedicated mentorship. My sound and my look set me apart from other artists, allowing me to create an authentic journey.
It has not been a smooth road, but I have gained much wisdom in my years of being a music creator. It takes countless hours of rehearsal, preparation, writing, brainstorming, and collaborating. For every mistake I made along the way, there was a lesson learned. It’s challenging being an artist when we don’t make much profit from our music alone but we invest most of our life. However, creating an impact and leaving a great legacy are my incentives for continuing to create. The daily journey is something I look forward to. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to shout out a Non-profit organization, The Consortium MMT (Memphis Music Town), for being an establishment that continues to provide much more than music to the incredible local talents of Memphis, TN.
Brandon McCoy a.k.a (B’Nodd)