John Redmon & Thomas J. Dawson Jr.
JOHN REDMON —
Since age 5, John Redmon has had a deep love and appreciation for music. His mother, Cynthia Redmon, an accomplished pianist, took him under her wing and taught him the musical art, encouraging him to play alongside of her in various church services. By age 12, he was not only being encouraged by his mother and other piano instructors to play both by ear and sight, but also to compose original works.
By 1994 Redmon decided to not just compose but house his original works within his own independent record label and named the company Reaching Records. The label’s purpose and motto was to ‘reach and touch hearts around the world.’ For the next twenty years, he did just that by producing and releasing multiple projects on his label that eventually gained national and international attention and recognition, including: A Woman’s Journey (featuring Grammy Award Nominees Vickie Winans, Brenda Nicholas and of course a motivational testimonial from his own mother Cynthia Redmon), John Redmon & Friends: Faith, Love and Unity, Volumes 1, 1.1(featuring BeBe and CeCe Winans, Daniel Winans, Phil and Brenda Nicholas and Grammy Award winner Patti Labelle), S’Agapo (I Love You) – his first R&B / Pop Album which included covered the Whitney Houston classic “All At Once”, and his biggest and most successful/notable single release Thank You Lord (Story of the Shunamite Woman) that was highlighted at a Jimmy Swaggart Easter Conference.
In 2016 Redmon performed The Star Spangled Banner at the Pepsi Center at the Nuggets vs Cavaliers game on February 21. In this same year, he created and hosted a weekly radio show called Matters of the Heart on JBCM radio that dealt with painful testimonials and sensitive, current issues that were sealed with hope. Some guests included: Grammy Award nominee Rodney Friend, Hollywood actress Linda Purl and his most popular interview to date…his mother Cynthia Redmon.
Redmon has toured all over the United States and England with his inspirational messages found in both word, song, instrument and voice. He testifies and believes that his latter days are going to be greater than his past. His charm, professionalism, passion for both humankind and his music along with his disarming, radiant smile and infectious laugh makes him a favorite amongst both his audiences and fellow musicians.
THOMAS J. DAWSON, JR. —
Thomas is an accomplished musician, producer, composer, and film editor, who collaborates with some of the most successful artist in the music industry today. His diverse talents as a keyboardist are only exceeded by his genius as a studio engineer who is at the forefront of music technology trends. Thomas has performed on stage with internationally renowned artists such as Kelly Rowland, Eric Benet, Howard Hewitt, and the Commodores. Thomas is the Commodores’ music director, lead keyboardist, and has co-produced many of their songs and CD’s for this legendary group. His credits include projects with music icon Beyonce and J-Lo. Thomas has produced several projects of his own with the jazz group Finger Roll. The first of these projects won the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Jazz Discovery competition.
As computer technology has become more vital in every aspect of the music industry, Thomas has excelled as a consummate recording engineer. His experience and training as a musician, combined with his knowledge of computer technology, has made him one of the most sought after studio engineers in the business. He is independently scoring entire sound tracks for movie directors and expanding into mastering the integration of video and music production. Thomas’ reputation as a creative artist and versatile professional has also allowed him to transcend the boundaries of all music genres, including gospel music, by working with the acclaimed gospel group, The Winans.
On stage, Thomas’ passion for music is heard in the rhythm of his work and seen in the eyes of audiences that marvel at his talent. He has received a Gold Album for his work with Changing Faces and performed on other projects that have sold thousands of copies.
Thomas has a passion for sharing his knowledge with others. He is currently a professor of audio recording at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and also tours nationally as a guest lecturer at other universities.
Thomas continues to thrive as an artist, producer, arranger and engineer in the dynamically changing entertainment industry. His creative versatility, professionalism and character ensure that his success will be sustained for years to come.
What a Wonderful World