Who is Tate Simms?
Tate Simms of Tate Simms Productions is based in New York, New York A.K.A (Manhattan). He is an award-winning songwriter. He has written music for grammy-winning Christiana Aguilera, Mary Wilson of the Legendary Supremes, Globus, The Ray Charles Orchestra, George Benson, Sheryl Crow, Curtis Blow, Orin Juice Jones, and more. The song Crazy in Love is excellent. The song drops the beat with the piano and follows through with a smooth delivery. The track Crazy in Love has sweet vocals from Singer Poeina. Listen to the song below and let us know your thoughts.
Question and answers with the artist:
How did you start in the music business?
I was basically born into a musical family. My father and mother were both singers which are how they met. I would travel with my father at a very young age to his gospel shows all over the east coast and didn’t realize I was getting first-hand ear training for harmonies and so much more, so music has been in my life since the very beginning of my life.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
The music that I write is a mixture of all of the music that I was raised on when I was in my formative years. More of a funky rock style that really pulls at my heart. That’s my love. When I was younger I would listen to everything from jazz to rock and everything in between. To answer your question I tend to write
What is the current project about?
My latest album “Utmost” is a compilation of R&B funk and soul with a pop twist. Everything that I really love the most in musicals basically recorded everything that I really feel near and dear to me and that’s how the album came about.
How do you feel it will inspire others?
I like to write lyrics that will bring a positive message to people that listen to them and hopefully they will understand that things don’t have to be negative for them to succeed in whatever they truly love or believe in. So a lot of the songs are based on things that I want to let the younger generation know that things are not hopeless and there’s always a positive spin that you can put on everything in live music and whatever you want to do with your life.
What is your creative process like?
When I first started writing it was usually about the beat and the bass. And that would motivate me to continue on. Now I’ve grown so much,I tend to try and start with either a title or a concept, to begin with, the writing. The beat used to work at times. Other times it didn’t. So now with me thinking more conceptually, I tend to get a more in-depth message out.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
I would love to collaborate with my childhood idle and idle to this day, Sir Paul McCartney. Such a huge talent with a great heart and soul. So inspirational.
If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
I am in the process right now of looking for bands that would fit my type of music and more than one person has said that Kings X would be a great fit. I’ve been a fan of those guys for a long time and Doug Pinnick is a sweetheart of a guy.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Stay positive. A lot of the music out at times can be filled with frustration understandably universe is always listening and What you say and think tend to manifest itself in the subconscious. So keep it positive. But it doesn’t always have to be like that. Try and focus on lifting yourself and others up.
What is the most useless talent you have?
I can belch At will lol?
Do you sing in the shower? What songs? What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
Seeing that I’m a vocalist and musician I hardly ever sing if I’m not working. I know a lot of singers do sing all the time But I try and save it for the stage. So no I don’t sing in the shower.
Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues?
I’ve been blessed in my career to have played with some of the biggest and the best in the world so that’s a big question. My favorite venue was a place I played in Paris France in 2008. I don’t even remember the name of it but I do remember it was the biggest audience I had ever performed for in my life. 19,000. I had a blast.
Do you have any upcoming shows?
Today I’m playing a Motown revue with my friends from NYC at a festival in San Diego. Tomorrow night I’m working at a club in the lake forest. So I’m all over the place from week to week. I love staying busy and on top of my craft.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
The internet has been a blessing and a curse for unknown artists. It gave literally everyone the ability to put their music out but Then when you do that quality control goes down because everyone can do it. So it’s a double-edged sword.
What is your favorite song to perform?
That’s easy my rock tune on my album “Utmost” entitled You , Me And She.
What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into ?
When I was young I was a wild child like most adolescents so I’ve had my share of run-ins with the law and I’d rather let sleeping dogs lie.
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
A publisher of my music told me when writing music, don’t be afraid to be cliche and use terms that people use in everyday conversation. Invaluable. it freed me up tremendously lyrically.
Touring the world again but this time playing my music with my band. I’m excited.
What should the world know?
We all need to know that it’s not over because that’s up to us as individuals. And if we don’t realize that then maybe it is over but I still have faith. I’m an eternal optimist. We hold the future in our hands every day.
TATE WAS BORN IN MANHATTAN AND RAISED ON THE BEST MUSIC EVER WRITTEN. TATE IS AN ACCOMPLISHED VOCALIST/GUITARIST/BASSIST/SONGWRITER AND PRODUCER. TATE HAS ALREADY MADE AN IMPACT ON THE PLANET AS A LIVE PERFORMER FOR MANY ARTISTS. TOURING THE GLOBE WITH THE LIKES OF GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING VOCALIST CHRISTINA AGUILERA, MARY WILSON OF THE LEGENDARY SUPREMES, GLOBUS, THE NEW RAY CHARLES ORCHESTRA, GEORGE BENSON, SHERYL CROW, CURTIS BLOW, AND ORIN JUICE JONES.
HE’S JAMMED WITH SPENCER DAVIS AND APPEARED ON THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW BACKING LISA MARIE PRESLEY WITH THE HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR. HE HAS ALSO BEEN A BACKUP SINGER FOR PAUL CARRACK.TV APPEARANCES WITH JOE COCKER, SIR CLIFF RICHARDS, TON CHRISTIE, AND ESPERANZA SPALDING TO NAME A FEW. EVEN THE CLASSICAL MUSIC OF ANDRE RIEU. TATE WAS ALSO THE MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR LATOYA JACKSON AND
HE ALSO RECENTLY OPENED FOR LIVING COLOR AND IS CURRENTLY THE LEAD GUITARIST WITH FRANKIE “KASH” WADDY FROM JAMES BROWN, BOOTSY COLLINS AND FUNKADELIC TATE WAS ALSO ONE OF THE BAND LEADERS OF THE HANK LANE ORCHESTRAS. THE PREMIER WEDDING AND CORPORATE BANDS IN NYC I’VE ALSO RECENTLY PLAYED WITH BOBBY BROWN.
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