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Making of “The Bravest Man in the Universe” interview with Harold Payne, Bobby Womack, Richard Russell and Damon Albarn
Best Album of the year
October 22, 2012 Bobby Womack’s “Bravest Man in the Universe” co-written by Harold Payne, Bobby Womack, Damon Albarn & Richard Russell wins Q award in UK for “Best Album of the year”
TEDX Del Ray Beach
May 3, 2013 Harold Payne does TEDx talk on “Preparing for Spontaneity” and custom song recap at finale.
NATIONAL SPEAKERS ASSOCIATION:
July 15-17, 2012 Harold Payne will be performing “recap improv” on the Main stage of The National Speakers Association conference in Indianapolis, In and created custom songs for each of the main speakers.
WOMACK/PAYNE – NEW CD RELEASE
June 12, 2012 Bobby WOMACK “Bravest Man in the Universe” album (co-written by Harold Payne) released to rave reviews and enters the Billboard charts.
DOCUMENTARY features song “To Be Free”
JUNE 2012 Manzanar Fishing Club movie including the theme song “To Be Free” written and performed by Harold Payne currently at selected theaters
MONACO FILM FESTIVAL AWARD
MAY 2012: GRAVITY 180 film garners documentary award at Monaco film festival
LOOK WHAT THE PRESS/INDUSTRY IS SAYING ABOUT HAROLD PAYNE
WOMACK MUSIC PROJECT 2012
“Harold was a great presence in the studio. I love his approach to it. He raised the level of everything. The songwriting is so good, and done by somebody on the inside, somebody integral to who Bobby is. “And it’s funny to see them together. They are a real double act. Harold is Bobby’s straight-man. He’s a patient man too. We loved having him around.”…..read more ECHOS MAGAZINE June 2012.doc
MUSIC CONNECTION: SONGWRITER PROFILE
“Payne’s expressive, bluesy voice is the shining thread that ties it all together into messages that are benevolent, never strident.” …read entire feature: MCSongwriterProfile.doc
JAPANESE AMERICAN WWII VETS PRESENTATION:
Payne shared the song in 2003 at the Go For Broke Monument's 4th anniversary celebration….After his spine-tingling performance at our 2011 Evening of Aloha, we asked Payne if we could post it to our website for the veterans and their families…..see more at http://www.goforbroke.org/quiet_heroes.asp
"No Payne No Gain" op ed news piece by Meryl Ann Butler
Nowadays, Payne's goal is to leave his audiences happier than he found them, noting, "My mission is to touch people's lives in a positive way and to use my gifts for good--and for good fun…read more at: http://www.opednews.com/articles/No-Payne-No-Gain-Harold-by-Meryl-Ann-Butler-110820-691.html