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Gene Townsel

Helping Singers realize their "Dream" is Gene's passion. After having performed in major venues around the world and developing singers in his Los Angeles Studio, Gene is currently the owner of his studio "The Source" in Deerfield Beach Florida and still performs as a solo artist and conducts Singers Workshops for aspiring artists. Having acquired international recognition as a vocal performer of note, Gene has performed on the stages of Acapulco, Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore, Aruba, Curacao and Buenos Aires, to name a few, as well as major U. S. cities. To date, he has two albums to his credit, "Time Wounds All Heels" and "The 23rd Psalm", the latter containing the highly acclaimed title song that while being performed at the 1984 National Baptist Convention musical in Los Angeles, received a standing ovation by some 6,000 listeners.

Gene founded The Gene Townsel Studio of Theatrical and Musical Arts where such artists as "Scat Man" Crothers and Marques Houston of "Immature" now "IMX" were regular clients. He also founded The Balance Town Music Publishing and Production Company, and The Artists Against Drug Abuse Program in Los Angeles California. As a vocal coach/teacher to professional and aspiring artists for over 40 years, Gene has used his experience as an Internationally Acclaimed Singer and his formal training (Florida A&M University) as a vocal music major, to help his students develop the tools necessary to be competitive in the industry. Some of his more notable students are Academy Award Nominee, Margaret Avery ("Sug" Avery/Color Purple), Verdell Brown (Keyboardist with Gladys Knight) and Damon Hines (Lethal Weapon) and has arranged scores for "Moesha" star Sheryl Lee Ralph at the beginning of her career in Japan as well as having been instrumental in the development of many other gospel and secular artists.

In 1997 while still residing in Los Angeles, Broward County Florida declared a day in his honor "Gene Townsel Appreciation Day". Gene has had a long and successful career as a top-draw entertainer from L.A. to N.Y to Asia. Gene has performed with and done back up vocals for the likes of Dusty Springfield, Lou Rawls, opened for Bobby Bland and many others. He has done arrangements for many well known entertainers. After over 23 years of having a successful music studio in Los Angeles, he has only recently relocated to Florida, Gene is currently the owner of his own studio "The Source" in Deerfield Beach and still performs as a solo artist and conducts Singers Workshops for aspiring artists.