Keyboardist and vocalist Wade C. Long has been musically inclined for as long as he can remember. Raised in a family with diverse tastes in sound, he began singing at the age of 3. By age 6 Wade had written his first song, a rap, and he was leading songs in his church choir. Initially choosing to forego college, Mr. Long began to write and produce music for himself and other artists throughout his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Later making the move to the big city, Wade C. Long found himself in Los Angeles releasing his debut LP Love Is, in 2014. Two years later he collaborated with dance band, Zona, lending lead vocals on their single Love of My Life, and also his producing talents to several other songs on their album Peace Love Understanding.
Continuing to record, Wade finally released his first LP in 2020. The timely release of Nostalgia gave listeners an upbeat outlet from a year that was left grief-stricken by a worldwide pandemic and social unrest. Wade was rewarded by seeing his music reach several Smooth Jazz and Soul accolades, the highlight being voted a finalist for Soultracks.com’s Reader’s Choice Award for New Artist of the Year.
As Nostalgia continues to receive international airplay, Wade C. Long is returning with his second full-length album. Longitude will be released in three parts. Part One of the self-proclaimed “feel-good” record will be subtitled Keys Please. It releases worldwide on April 30, 2021.