From a broken home in a small town outside of Philadelphia to graduating Georgetown University in 3 years to working on Wall Street to CEO of Revel Music Group,Coley is on a mission to inspire the undaunted pursuit of your dreams while not taking yourself so seriously. Perseverance has driven Coley through years of personal and professional struggles, all the way to co-owner of Revel Music, a record label that has landed major label deals and works with some of the biggest names in music.
R&B music is in the midst of an identity crisis. Yet buried somewhere beneath Euro-pop’s fist- pump-ready synthesizers, half-hearted rapper crooning and Auto-Tune’s computed emotion lies the genre’s gimmick-proof essence: Soul. It’s the essential element that Detroit– born singer Brandon Hines offers pure and undiluted in his smooth tenor. “R&B is rhythm and blues. I think people generalize it to urban singing but it’s not,” says Brandon. “My music speaks to the soul. There hasn’t been the right fit for that void lately.”