Dance artist Peyton is heading to #gayleeds this August to perform at Leeds LGBT Pride 2017.
Best known for his popular club tune ‘A Higher Place’ the UK based singer will be showcasing that song and a host of other uplifting tunes when he hits the stage.
Like so many American soul singers, Peyton got his musical start in the church. He was raised in the South of the US, Peyton was brought up in a family of Pentecostal preachers and was working as the minister of music for his father’s church by the time he was seventeen.
After moving to the UK to study, Peyton went on to live in Colombia, South America and New York City, before finally settling in London.
In 2003 Peyton signed his first single to the Hed Kandi label, A Higher Place. The legendary House music producer Eric Kupper (Degrees of Motion) produced the first official mix which topped dance charts around the world and went on to become a House classic.
Peyton soon began working on his debut album with Eric Kupper, as well as travelling around the globe performing to tens of thousands, turning the world into his touring playground one country at a time. It was also during this time that Peyton was invited to be one of the five presenters on the UK version of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, which was a big hit in the UK on LIVING TV and was subsequently syndicated to networks all over the world.
Peyton has performed in over 200 cities, in over sixty countries, across six continents making headline appearances at events like Sydney’s Mardi Gras Harbour Party and the official Mardi Gras Event, the Beijing Olympics after-party, White Sensation in Prague, as well as a summer residency at the world’s most famous super-club ‘Space’ on the island of Ibiza.
Peyton’s collaboration with the Freemasons ‘Love Is The Answer’ hit #1 in the UK Club Charts in 2009, at the same time his original track Streets Of Cairo with Egyptian duo Fahmy & Samba became a smash hit in Egypt, earning him a Virgin Music Award in the Middle East.
Peyton continued to have chart success in the UK, the US and Australia in 2011 with his massive hit A Little Louder – the title track to Kid Massive’s artist album and one of the most-played tracks in Ibiza for 2011, with support from Tiesto, Roger Sanchez, Fatboy Slim, and many others.
In 2013 Peyton & Gallardo’s original track Let It Go was chosen by US retailer Abercrombie & Fitch to be featured on a viral video campaign, directed by none other than the world’s leading fashion photographer Bruce Weber.
He will perform at Leeds LGBT Pride (Main Event) on Sunday 6th August (2017).
Keep an eye on www.leedspride.com for more announcements!