B. Sutton has over two decades of seasoned experience in the music
industry, including seven years as a staff producer and writer for
Motown Records. A Stevie Wonder discovery, Mr. Sutton drew the attention
of many talented artists at Motown for his genius as a musician,
lyricist and composer. Over the years, Mr. Sutton has composed and
produced music for Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross,
Dionne Warwick, Anita Pointer and Pat Boone to name a few. Mr. Sutton's
contribution to the Disco era was substantial. Michael's songs,
performed by the duo Michael and Brenda Sutton, proved to be some
of Disco's most successful and timeless hits. The hot dance singles
Down to love Town, Grip My Hips and Cheryl Lynn's Shake It Up Tonight
could be heard from every club coast to coast.
his credit Mr. Sutton has written, produced and scored over 300
songs for major artists as well as for film and television. Some
of these accomplishments include the following: The album, Any Way
You Like It for Thelma Houston which went gold, the album Switch
which went Platinum, the movie score for One False Move, the title
song, We'll make It for the Channel 4 documentary Oasis Of Hope,
the title song for the cable TV series Passion And Romance, and
Machine Gun Blues, ESPN's Body Shaping and Co-Ed Training, the theme
songs for the HBO movies Black Belt, Dance with Death, Guilty As
Charged, Watchers 2, Cues' for the TV show Viper, Showtime's Black
Scorpion and the production and performance for the HBO/Cinemax
TV series Emmanuelle In Space. Michael has just finished his own
CD Hopeless Romantic.
album is a passionate blend of blues, quixotic love ballads and
true get-down dance tracks. His vocal qualities have been compared
to Marvin, Smokey and Luther, while still maintaining his own style,
known as the "velvet voice."
B. Sutton is well known in the industry for his personable nature,
his honesty, integrity, professionalism and attention to detail.
His tenure as a member of ASCAP for over twenty years has earned
him the reputation of being a premier artist, composer and producer.