January 31st, 2012 20:29 EST
SOP Battle of the Bands Featuring Richard Kincaid with 'Ain't No Sunshine'
The Classically Trained Chicago Based Vocal Powerhouse Follows The Adult Contemporary Success Of "Magic Holiday " With His Soulful Twist On Bill Withers` Classic "Ain`t No Sunshine " " The First Official Single From His Upcoming Album `Mosaic`
Richard Kincaid (www.richardkincaidmusic.com) has found a great way to follow-up the "Magic Holiday " he celebrated this past Christmastime: spreading a little "Sunshine. "
The Chicago based singer, whose debut song cracked the Top #35 on theFMQB AC40 Chart, is set to release his sensually cool take on Bill Withers` R&B classic "Ain`t No Sunshine " to Adult Contemporary radio on February 7. "Ain`t No Sunshine, " which features colorful, blues influenced guitar and piano solos, is the official first single Kincaid`s upcoming second album Mosaic.
"Magic Holiday " was more than the singer`s enchanting breakthrough single "it was a celebration of a classically trained vocalist finally having the guts to leave the corporate treadmill behind for good and return to his first love.
Developing financial, technology and integration strategies as CFO, COO and finally CEO) at Equity Office Properties Trust--the largest publicly traded office real estate company in theU.S.--Kincaid spent years keeping company with some of the country`s top financial and corporate brass. With the release of "Magic Holiday " "penned and produced by Kincaid`s multi-talented musical partner David Taylor II "Kincaid found a much hipper crowd to hang with on the chart: My Chemical Romance, The Band Perry, Lifehouse, P!nk and Katy Perry.
Kincaid had some cool company in the studio as well; "Magic Holiday " featured backing vocals by famed singers Arnold McCuller and Kate Markowitz, both of whom have recorded and toured with James Taylor for years.
Mosaic features eight powerfully produced cover songs (from a rousing gospel-tinged version of Elton John`s "Don`t Let The Sun Go Down on Me " to"Tracks of My Tears ") and four Taylor originals. The tracking reflects a rich and fascinating array of Kincaid`s life experiences.
Mosaic, set for release on Taylor`s label House of DT Records, is a follow up to Kincaid`s 2010 debut Return, also produced by Taylor and featuring the same musicians.
Kincaid recently embraced his philanthropic side and founded the BeCause Foundation (www.becausefoundation.org), a not for profit organization that combines documentary films and outreach campaigns to start and strengthen social movements.