LENNOX'S BIO - MUSIC THERAPY FOR THE SOUL...
Have you ever loved something longer than you can remember when "The Love" for it started? Well that is how I feel about writing songs and singing.
As the story goes I have had the love of music since I was about 4 or 5 years old, My Mom sings and taught me the love of music not formally but through watching her and experiencing life as her child.
Whether music was playing around the house doing chores or being taken to Angelic Choir rehearsal (Children's choir) at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York e.v.e.r.y. Saturday and singing in service Sundays. Church and the fellowship of friends and family was everything a child could hope for. We learned about friendships, courting, babies, who slept with who that should not have, the love of God, death, birth and salvation and everything else you could imagine. It was an absolutely amazing experience. Almost all my friends could just flat out sing.
For years and years I listened, watched, learned and loved the sound of music. I had no idea that my interest was shaping a most important part of my life.
Like most of you reading this I listened to popular music on records, cassettes, CDs and the radio or watched it on T.V. and as a young guy I watched in black and white. I grew up in Bed-Stuy "Do or Die Brooklyn, N.Y. in The Breevoort projects and for the most part and didn't know that we were not financially well off.
There was love in my home and it was safe and secure. We wanted for some things but needed nothing. We were happy living in Brooklyn. I grew up with my brother Victor and my sister Shanette along with my Mom (Sonya Armstrong). We lived in a two bedroom apartment.
You know it wasn't until just now as I recalling my childhood that I ever called it a two bedroom apartment. It was simply...home. I also had an older Sister named Sonrita who lived in North Carolina. I will write about that story one day. Remind me to tell you about that sometime. Love owes you the backstory...its a tear jerker.
Eventually my love for music became infectious that I was enrolled in a school for boys called The Brooklyn Boys Chorus, Directed by Jim McCarthy. We studied reading, writing and math a little but sang almost all day every day. Classical, Pop Music, Rock Music - We even recorded with Super rock group K.I.S.S. on their very first album. When they walked in the room we were startled...They were future Rock legends in full regalia...It was crazy! They were dressed like super hero vampires. We didn't know what to make of it...
Time went on and I graduated to working with other talented people. I drifted in and out of writing partnerships, performed in clubs, sang in choirs...I have got some great choir stories...One day going to an early Hezikiah Walker rehearsal at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with a childhood best friend we heard this guy singing from the bottom of his shoes...It was the future lead singer of Guy - Aaron Hall. He was singing the nails out of the pews!
I guess I could on with stories of singing at concert halls, stages and anywhere I could. I have loved music forever and now with the love I continue to have for music I have decided to sing and share stories about love and lost, joy and celebration and about learning.
My music are songs that begin to tell the story I've experienced. I invite you personally to share my love with you through Music Therapy...The Soul of a man through his music...