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Memphis-raised Ted Winn claims No. 1 spot on London R&B radio

Singer Ted Winn was raised in Memphis but now calls Atlanta home. However, Winn is quickly being adopted by British soul fans who have fallen in love with the title song from his solo CD debut “Balance.” Singer Ted Winn was raised in Memphis but now calls Atlanta home. However, Winn is quickly being adopted by British soul fans who have fallen in love with the title song from his solo CD debut “Balance” (Shanachie/TeddysJamz).

 Ted Winn
Tedd Winn

The song recently shot to No. 1 on London’s Starpoint Radio R&B chart.

“Balance” sports a retro soul groove reminiscent of Marvin Gaye’s  “Inner City Blues (Makes Me Wanna Holler)” with social commentary like Donny Hathaway’s “The Ghetto.” In an age when most young artists are drifting from the grass roots of soul music in favor of computer-generated songs, Winn’s “Balance” comes as a rare treat for soul fans.

“I wanted the song to have an authentic 70s feel,” Winn says. “So with everything from the Wurlitzer to the horn arrangements, my co-producer Daniel Moore and I were quite deliberate in trying to deliver that feel.”

The silky soulful track chronicles the yin and yang of everyday life.

“The song was inspired by my desire to see people live in a happier and healthier state of consciousness,” says Winn. “I wanted the lyrics to detail how life is filled with opposing expressions that bring balance.”

The song received steady DJ spins at the recent Prestatyn Soul Weekender in Northern Wales. The mellow upbeat is generating buzz on both the UK British soul circuit and its sister Northern Soul scene. Winn learned of the song’s growing popularity when a British fan sent him an email.

“Receiving a message that ‘Balance’ is being embraced by soul music lovers in London is amazing,” he says. “I wanted to have something on the CD for everybody but that honestly shocked me!”

For a decade, Ted & Sheri were one of the most popular acts in gospel with Top Ten hits such as the energetic “Celebrate” and their dynamic rendition of  “Come Ye Disconsolate.” Now, the two have taken a hiatus as a duo to record solo projects. Winn’s solo debut “Balance” was recently released and debuted at No. 23 on the U.S. Billboard gospel album sales chart off the strength of his Top 40 gospel hits “God Believes in You” and “The Lifter.”

“I can’t wait to travel to London and perform there,” says Winn. “I’ve heard that the fans there bring a unique energy to concerts and I’d love to experience that.”

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