Born and raised in Hackensack, New Jersey, the multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer and musician quickly developed an underground fan base with his first two full-length releases: "Just Me..." in 2007 and "Soulcentric" in 2008. Following the release of his sophomore LP, he was featured as a "B-Side Artist" on the nationally-syndicated Michael Baisden Show and went on to share his music with live audiences throughout the United States. In 2012 he had the honor of performing on the 6th annual Capital Jazz SuperCruise, in a lineup of legendary Jazz and Soul artists, including George Duke, Gerald Albright, Will Downing, Lalah Hathaway, Boney James, Dwele, Yolanda Adams, Eric Roberson, and many more. Now an internationally distributed recording artist, he is giving fans an encouraging preview of his third album with a new EP, entitled "Freedom" (released in January 2013).
His sophomore release, Soulcentric (August 2008) has received rave reviews! It includes the hit singles "Necessary", "Talk To Me", and "Sugar High" (featuring Grammy-nominated soul singer, Wayna). With an overwhelming response since its release in November 2007, "Necessary" quickly became a MySpace.com favorite and has been in rotation on Internet, satellite and mainstream radio stations around the world. In 2009, "Talk To Me" made its debut on the nationally syndicated Michael Baisden Show and "Necessary" was nominated for Best R&B Song in the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards. Perhaps the most powerful selection from the Soulcentric catalogue, however, is the uplifting women’s anthem “Wash The Mirror (Love Yourself)” from which Bland launched the worldwide #LoveYourself™ campaign. Fueled by the age-old notion that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the mission of this campaign is to encourage and inspire future generations of women to develop a positive relationship with their own self image, promoting positive self-esteem through the universal language of music.
His first new release in almost five years, Elijah's latest is the sexy hit single "For The Record" which has provided his fans an encouraging preview of his highly-anticipated third full-length album.
Anyone who knows this man can attest to his undying passion and love for creative expression. He is also an accomplished graphic designer and voiceover actor. With a healthy blend of passion, purpose, faith, and love, Elijah Bland is committed to sharing his gifts with the world, one soul at a time.
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