What's up Digilogue Fam! We're back with another Artist to Watch, this time it's Miami-based R&B artist, Cedric Brazle.
We sat down with Cedric and discussed his early music influences, wanting to create timeless material, and what's in the works for him in 2021. His debut EP "If I Knew Then..." features the fan-favorite single "Mixed Feelings" (you can watch the video here) and whether you've been experienced heartbreak or not, you'll be able to relate to the soulful, heartfelt lyrics.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at what A Day in the Life looks like for Cedric when he's prepping for a show—including the importance of preparation, prayer, and having a solid team behind you.
A (Show) Day in the Life of Cedric Brazle
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM — It’s a natural reaction to look at our phones in the morning. So, for the past few years I have made it a point to say a prayer before I ever touch my phone. Then after my morning prayer, I usually turn on Kirk Franklin’s “Brighter Day”; It sets the tone and expectation for my day. Being a morning person leaves me with ample time to cook or go and find something to eat (and I’m a country boy so, 9 times out of 10, grits are a part of the menu). While I eat, I will sit on my front porch, headphones in and listen to music, preferably Gospel and R&B to just reflect on things that I desire to accomplish or the things that I am working on now.
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM — Once I’ve gotten my day started on the right foot, I iron and hang up my clothes for the day, take a shower and get myself together before leaving the house.
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM — On a show day, around this time, I am usually on a call with my manager and team so I can get the rundown on all the things I need to prepare and get ready for the day. This usually includes running through the setlist, wardrobe, ensuring all props and stage directions are outlined, and soundcheck times (I have never missed a soundcheck).
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM — By now, I am running through the show before the soundcheck to make sure that I have everything together so that I can be my best self. I am somewhat of a perfectionist, so I like to know what I am doing beforehand, even if I have already had a lot of practice ahead of time.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM — A few hours before the show, I usually run to CVS or Walgreens to pick up a gallon of water and throat lozenges (I can never get enough). My vocal coach always told me to be prepared and by now it’s so much of a routine, I won’t perform without it.
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM — By this time, the show is about to begin. All my preparation for the day is done and I’m at the show location/set and going through the show in my head a few times. Before I perform, I usually ask my team for a prayer because it always calms my nerves and brings down any pre-performance jitters.
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM — SHOWTIME!
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Management - Emperium Entertainment
Manager: De Aundre Slater