Harold Payne is a multi-platinum and Posi award winning songwriter whose soulful uplifting songs and husky heartfelt vocals have graced stages around the world. He has written songs for such diverse artists as Rod Stewart, Patti Labelle, the Temptations, and long time collaborator, Bobby Womack The album won the prestigious “Q” award in the UK for “Best Album of the Year”—literally from Peter Paul and Mary to Snoop Dogg.
His most recent charted music was Daylight by Kelly Rowland and the summer 2012 release “Bravest Man in the Universe” by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Bobby Womack co-written by Payne, Womack, Damon Albarn (Gorillaz & Blur frontman) & Richard Russell (XL Recordings head) In 2011, he flew to London to partner with Damon Albarn and Richard Russell to, collaborate on new songs for Bobby Womack.
SELECTED SONG CREDITS
Songs recorded by: Kelly Rowland, Snoop Dogg, Bobby Womack, Taj Mahal, Juelz Santana, Kalapana, 50 Cent, Dennis Pavao, Lloyd Banks, Rod Stewart, The Cover Girls, Patti Labelle, Ron Wood (of the Rolling Stones), The Temptations, Sly Stone, Kingston Trio, Leon Russell and Peter Paul & Mary
Although a major part of Harold Payne’s career has involved songwriting, he has maintained a performance schedule over several decades that averages 200 plus dates per year. Harold has played just about every imaginable venue… from amphitheaters, festivals & Houses of Blues to corporate events, Houses of worship & House concerts.
He has opened for the likes of Van Morrison, Kenny Loggins, & Hawaiian legend “Iz” (Israel Kamakawiwo`ole). After Harold launching the Power of Positive Music® series he began performing more at Unity churches, for motivational speakers like Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen and at positive music events like the ones hosted by EMPOWERMA.com. Harold’s mission is to inspire through his own brand of positive music. At every performance he presents at least one “ON THE SPOT, improv creation, which is truly his musical signature!