"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can"
[Arthur Ashe]

'WAYOUT: Portfolio Vol. 1' consists of 17 tracks (almost 73 minutes of audio).  This album evolved slowly over a period of 4 years.  My initial focus was to assemble a non-artist driven package. I always thought of the album as a comprehensive showcase of my work.. much the same way a photographer demonstrates with a portfolio of images.  So, on one hand it was going to be my version of a resume and business card.. but on the other hand it is a full-length recording which requires some form of 'recording artist' representation.  I just wanted to make a CD that represented who I was creatively in that particular time... instruments, vocals, graphics, etc.  But, I could not have imagined the favorable reception received through it's initial release.

SPECIAL Thanks to James Day (songwriter / producer) for lending earliest day-one support and helping to create the original spark of interest and visibility in the UK.  Thank you to the wonderful urban / soul radio presenters in the UK for supporting this record and expanding its reach to indie music friends and fans around the globe.

~ Lenny


"Finally the debut album from Lenny Hamilton Jr has landed. I have followed Lenny's music for some time now, and I soon realized there was something special [about] this nice guy and his music. There was a special mood in the songs, the production was tight and the vocal arrangements were beautiful.  Wayout: Portfolio Vol. 1 is one of the best albums this year and one of the best debut albums in a long time.  Lenny is the future of soul music..."
[DJ Soulswede, 2010 / founder, Soulinterviews.com]


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