Thursday, December 15, 2005

Ralph Tresvant Shares Secrets To Recording And Performing

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If anyone knows about recording music, it’s New Edition alum Ralph Tresvant.

Tresvant says he recorded his first album at age 16 using two tape recorders at home and marvels, “I did the background, harmonies, everything. I thought that was the greatest album that never was!”

He recently recorded another solo album – in the studio, of course – and says he used all his influences “from REO Speedwagon to Run DMC to make a little gumbo.”

It’s called RizzWaFaire, combining his nickname “Rizz” and the phrase “Savoir Faire” – to know how to do something gracefully.

The album is slated for release in February 2006, and Tresvant says some of the songs – like the one for his wife, “Home Girl” – reflect things he couldn’t include in New Edition albums.

Coincidentally, Tresvant is touring with all the other members of New Edition early next year.

Asked how he’ll reach the high notes in “Candy Girl,” he jokes, “You know vice clips? Like pliers? I just snap those bad boys on before I go on stage.”

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