Colin Steele
Location: brooklyn, NY, USA
Description: Male Vocalist (Neo Soul, R&B, Hip Hop, Pop)
Biography: Colin Steele was born ,Khalid Teemer, in Sacramento, California and raised by his father, Mark Teemer, a controversial revolutionary artist, and member of the Black Panther Party. Khalid and his family went into hiding from the law when he was 11 and moved to Chicago where he began singing on the streets in Chicago's "The Loop" district with his younger brother for donations to help support the family. At age 12 he began recording and touring with DJ International Records until his growing popularity began to draw attention to the family's situation and his father was forced to turn himself in. The family moved back to California. A few years later, while still in high school, Khalid moved to Los Angeles, California. He changed his name to "Colin Steele" and landed the role of Jermaine Jackson in the television movie "The Jacksons: An American Dream". Next, he hosted the children's television talk show "Club "HT" Live", and later sang lead on a remake of the classic soul ballad "In The Still Of The Night" for Whoopie Goldberg's "Sister Act II". Colin was accepted at UCLA, and while attending, began writing songs, recording, and performing with the singing group 5.0, but declined the offers of recording and management contracts at that time. Colin moved to New York where he now resides. Colin moved to New York and joined the cast of the hit musical "N B Singing" in 2004. In 2005 Colin decided to self release his debut album, "Colin Steele". The album mixes catchy Pop/R&B cuts (Stay With Me, Fantasy, More Of U, Lets Make A Flick,The Word Is Out) with more underground urban styled tracks (Leavin', What Money Does 2 A Man) that paint a vivid picture of his reality,. Also included is his inspirational soulful "house" influenced track (You Can Make It If U Try). The album was produced by Colin Steele, DJ Will Prince, A.C.E., Squeek, and musical arranger, Martin Bejarano. For more info on Colin Steele, check out his website:
Press Release:
This is the debut solo release from Colin Steele. Colin Steele played the role of Jermaine Jackson in "The Jacksons: An American Dream", which airs frequently on VH1 and is the lead singer on "In The Still of The Night" in the Whoopie Goldberg smash hit Sister Act II. Colin's style has been compared to greats like Maxwell, Michael Jackson, Usher and many others. Colin is not only sings lead, but he also sings all of the background vocals as well. 7 of the 10 songs on the album were written by Colin. Colin worked with several producers throughout the recording of this album. He currently lives in New York and writes and produces music with other artists as well.