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Byron "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers

Byron "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers

Nashville, TN USA

Contemporary R&B/Funk/Gospel artist.

He is featured on Talkbox on several #1 hits in multiple genres including Jazz, R&B, Pop, Hip Hop, Gospel, Country, Reggae & Contemporary Christian. We at TalkStar call him a Talkbox Jedi.

Performed the infamous intro to Bruno Mars smash “24K Magic”which was then sampled to create Kendrick Lamar’s “Loyalty” earning him 4 Grammy Awards.

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Fingazz

Fingazz

Los Angeles, CA USA

Creator of the TalkStar – Platinum producer and talkbox artist.

Talkbox featured on records with Machine Gun Kelly, Bryson Tiller, Tyga, Flo Rida, Fareast Movement, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Just Blaze, Wonder Girls, Lil Rob, Baby Bash, Paul Wall, Mike Posner, and more.

His original talkbox music has become dance battle standards around the world.  Songs like “I Can Make Ya” and “Winning” have been featured on competition shows like So You Think You Can Dance, World Of Dance, and America’s Got Talent – as well as tens of thousands of dancer videos on YouTube and other social media platforms.

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Ty Dolla $ign

Ty Dolla $ign

Los Angeles, CA USA

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.

Atlantic Records & Taylor Gang artist having many charting singles since 2010 and featured on hits along side Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, YG, Rihanna, Jason Derulo, Nicki Manaj, Jhené Aiko, and more.His later single “Psycho” with Post Malone hit the #1
spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

Ty$ showcased Battlecat with his TalkStar on the Netflix series “Song Exploder” and immediately wanted to include this in his music and live shows.

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Fredwreck

Fredwreck

Los Angeles, CA USA

Grammy Award winning American music artist and record producer

Farid Karam Nassar, better known as Fredwreck got his big break when he became a producer for Dr. Dre’s newly founded record label Aftermath Entertainment, and then went on to work with Snoop Dogg’s record label Dogghouse Records (now Doggystyle Records) and became a known producer on Tha Dogg Pound-affiliated material. He has produced tracks from Kurupt’s “Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha” and most of his next release, “Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey”; both released during the period the rapper had left Death Row Records.

Fredwreck has been as a talkbox player and has used the sound on several records including the Kurupt classic “Who Ride Wit Us”.

Patrick „Static“ Scheffler

Patrick „Static“ Scheffler

GERMANY

Producer and founder of „VIBEKINGz“

Credits:

Artists:
Ray-J, Gizzle, Kehlani, Rayven Justice, O.T. Genasis, TQ, Glasses Malone, 40 Glocc, Ayosha, K-Young, Just Chase, Vory, Shai, J-Ro of The Alkaholikz, Trillville, Jerzee, Ogün & Ömsen, CJ Taylor, Bria, Y’akoto, Bahar, Niels Van Gogh, Maliq

Awards:
Silver & bronze Cannes Lion, Gold (Back To The Start by Michael Schulte / Co-Publisher)

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SERGIIO

SERGIIO

AUSTRALIA

Producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, DJ and talkbox artist
(formerly known as Sergio Selim)

A Roland endorsed musician, SERGIIO is a seasoned live performer and keyboardist frequenting on stages with some of the best bands and musicians on the scene. His DJ sets often include live instrumentation and the Talk Box, special guests and exclusive remixes. His series of “Short Version” videos have amassed millions of views across multiple platforms, leading up to the release of his full length album “VERSION” in late 2017.

 

Credits:

Artists:
Ty Dolla $ign, Jidenna, Iggy Azalea, Teddy Riley, Tuxedo and many more.

Marcus Hodge

Marcus Hodge

LOS ANGELES, CA

Touring musician, music director and talkbox artist

Marcus Hodge has been in the music industry for 18years. While attending Musicians Institute in Hollywood he got offered to go on his first tour with R&B legend Rapheal Saadiq from the World renowned group Tony Toni Tone. From there he began to meet and network with different music directors and started touring, working and also music directing.
In 2005 is when he started working with Teddy Riley touring with Guy & Blackstreet. While on tour Teddy introduced Marcus to the Talkbox the art of using it. Marcus as also been on major Television shows such as Jay Leno, Carson Daily, Ellen, James Corden, The View, Saturday Night Live, Bet 106th and Park, Jimmy Kimmel, Bet Celebration of Gospel, The Tracey Morgan Show, Good Morning America, American Music Awards, & iHeart Radio Awards.
Marcus is Truly Happy to be a part of the Talkstar Family and is currently in the studio working and using the Talkstar on the upcoming projects with Ne-Yo produced by 1500 or nothin and Chris Brown’s Album on a song produced by Damon Thomas from Super Producer duo The Underdogs & Marcus Hodge so keep an eye out on it

 

Credits:

Artists:
Rapheal Saadiq, Omarion, Marques Houston, Faith Evans, Cee-Lo Green, Jamie Foxx, El Debarge, Lil Wayne, T.I, Tank, Tyrese, Ginuwine, Jodeci, Ashanti, Fat Joe, Usher, Brandy, Jhené Aiko, Young Jeezy, Toni Braxton, Ice Cube, Keyshia Cole, Avant, Carl Thomas, BJ The Chicago Kid and many more.

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Blu2th

Blu2th

LOS ANGELES, CA

Multi-Platinum producer, writer, and multi-instrumentalist.

Erik “Blu2th” Griggs, a St. Louis raised talent is best known for his involvement in the song “No Air”, with Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown. On No Air, he’s the principle writer and co-producer with The Underdogs. He has written with the likes of The Underdogs, Tim & Bob, and Babyface to name a few. In his first three years in the industry, his work earned him a People’s Choice award, a BMI Song of the Year award, and a Grammy nomination. 

After a move to Los Angeles, Blu2th became an integral part of Dr. Dre’s production team “The I.C.U.” and worked on the “Compton” soundtrack and many other Dr. Dre projects.

Credits:

Artists:
Dr. Dre, Eminem, Jordan Sparks, Chris Brown, Anderson Paak, Tyrese, After 7, K-Ci, Tank

Adrian Hibbs

Adrian Hibbs

LOS ANGELES, CA

Touring musician, producer/writer, and talkbox artist

As a versatile keyboard player and colorful arranger, Adrian’s style is a concoction of rhythm, blues, electro-funk, and saturated soul. He’s toured internationally, performed and recorded with such shows and artists as Wanya Morris (Boys II Men), MTV Awards Asia, Summer Sonic Fest Tokyo, New Orleans Voodoo Fest, Last Call with Carson Daly, Rove Live Australia, Intergalactix, Plain White T’s, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Lex Sadler, Tim Lefebvre and Panic! at the Disco. He released a self-titled EP The Adrian Hibbs Project in NYC produced by Scotty Hard (Wutang, MMW, Boogie Down Productions) and single “D’tailed” with master drummer James Gadson. His LP E.D.E.N. (Every Day Every Night) was released December 2014 produced by David Ott (Empire) and Taylor Graves (Thundercat, Kimbra) and led Adrian to sign with the U.K.’s Touch Tones Music Group as their first Los Angeles based songwriter.  His musical influences run the gamut from Stevie Wonder, Zapp and Roger, Sly & the Family Stone to Earth Wind & Fire.  He currently produces and performs in the Los Angeles based synth duo “ Plasty” with singer Chloe Pappas.

 

Lil $

Lil $

JAPAN

The best player among the many Japanese talkbox players.

2020.02.22 TALK BOX HOLIC (full album) release
2020.04.24 TALK BOX HOLIC – Fingazz REMIX- release

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