Peven Everett – “One Way Ticket / I Just Wanna Make You Happy”

Peven Everett, Chicago soul legend returns with his first single release of 2013. One Way Ticket / I Just Wanna Make You Happy is the first double single, taken from his much anticipated new album “King Of Hearts” out on Makin’ Moves Records.

‘One Way Ticket’ is a storming piece of soulful house music which is sure to catapulted all over the radio this summer from London to Ibiza. ‘I Just Want To Make You Happy’ is a different piece of music, trademark musicianship by Peven himself, presenting and performing all the instruments with a salute to the golden soul era and Donny Hathaway.

Peven Everett was born and raised in Harvey – Chicago, Illinois. A talented writer, arranger, producer and performer who plays countless instruments proficiently including drums, guitar, bass, flute, piano, trombone, and trumpet across all genres of music. Peven started out in a Jazz band, a first grade music student at school. Recruited to NYC at 17 where he played Carnegie Hall, he worked with Jazz greats such as Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, and Branford Marsalis. Soon after came his own record label Studio Confession Entertainment with his first foray into solo artistry, smashed the charts with classics such as Studio Confessions his critically acclaimed album and single, Gabriel which Peven collaborated on with Roy Davis Jnr. Also, performed by Peven Everett at The Evidence Grace in Winter Silver Ball at the Plaza featuring Jennifer Holliday of Dream Girls fame. Collaborations have included dance music legends such as Quentin Harris, Timmy Regisford, Phil Asher.

Often copied but never replicated Peven has written and controls the rights to over 500 original timeless songs in his vault spanning genres from Dance, Jazz, Rock, R&B, Hip Hop, Pop, Drum and Bass, as well as having created his own genre he calls Power Soul. Also likened but never compared to artists such as Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Prince and Marvin Gaye. Peven brings a special element of soul and spirit to everything he touches with emphasis on a special blending of retro and future music making an original sound.

One Way Ticket / I Just Wanna Make You Happy is the first A and B single release featured on King of Hearts album. Promos available on from 23 April, with the official release on all other digital sites on 20th May.

Makin’ Moves is a new music and events company launched in Summer 2012, the brain child of Matt Langrish-Smith and Jamesey, a business collective set up to nurture rising talent aswell as collaborating with established names. Matt has a wealth of experience under his belt from working with dance independents like Papa Records and Tribe Records UK, an internationally acclaimed label and events company with club residencies in Paris, Miami and London. Whilst, Jamesey established his name on House FM radio in 2004, he resides at the Ditch bar with Euphoric House Collective Randy J & Floyd Patterson, headlined BBE Records’ parties, Soulogic and Kinki Malinki. Jamesy was soon jetting around the world guesting at parties in Sardinia, Barcelona, New York, Paris, Russia, Georgia and Dubai. In 2008 a chance meeting between Jamesy and Matt Langrish-Smith at , lead to many late nights debating about the soulful house scene which proved to be a meeting of musical minds and the start of a perfect business partnership.

The last 12 months has seen Makin’ Moves host parties at Brixton Club House, Bedroom Bar and their first major event at The Winter Music Conference in Miami last month, all proved to be a roaring success. This Summer will see a selection of Makin’ Moves parties, showcases and releases to celebrate their 1st anniversary including The Light Bar, Shoreditch on Sunday 16th June, their first ever party in New York City, a very much anticipated live concert from Peven Everett to coincide with his album release in August. Aswell as hot new material from Makin’ Moves’ rising stars presenting Ezel, Tamara Wellons and hot UK talent Chenai.

For more information and all press enquiries including interview requests and images, please contact Rosalia at or call 07946 523007.