SaveOurSelves is in constant negotiations with some of the most competitive and professional musicians in the Country. Watson has trained three generations of musicians and many of them continue to work for him. We are not limited to the New England area of the United States and are always willing to travel to meet the needs of a client
Professor Watson has taught private voice lessons and been a vocal coach for over twenty-five years. He is sought after by many seasoned singers to aid them in assembling working musicians, coaching on the maintenance of their vocal instruments, and performing a stellar musical production.
SaveOurSelves Productions enrolls many musicians into the various seminars to help artists develop greater professionalism. Watson is currently working on an expanded series of workshops dealing with various topics impacting our urban communities in the United States and peoples of African Descent around the world.
SaveOurSelves Productions is a self -publishing company. We have produced three successful CD’s for Lawrence “Larry” Watson. By Christmas 2017 plans are underway to premier a new book, “H.E.M. Highly Emotional Music”, a three-act play entitled, “Still on the Journey”, as well as the continued work of publishing numerous projects with original SOSP artist compositions.
WHAT WE DO
SaveOurSelves works with a myriad of very successful producers on the east and west Coast. We also have affiliations throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean Canada, and West/East Africa. We can act as a clearance house or liaison in assisting you in identifying a professional who can best suit your professional needs.
We are expanding our services and expecting to publicly release five CD’S for up and coming new artists.
SaveOurSelves advisors are available to work with individual artists to assist them in garnering promotional material for their various musical projects. This can include but is not limited to, mass distributions relationships, as well as developing marketing strategies with your musical field.
SOSP ELDERS AND ADVISORS
CEO of Unity First INC, and Director of Marketing and Bookings
Executive Director, Principal Conductor, and Resident Artist
Desmond Scaife jr,
Musical Director, Vocal contractor, and Resident Artist
Special Assistant to Mr. Watson and Resident Artist
Writer, Director of Outreach programs
Lawrence "Larry" Watson
Founder and Artistic Director
Sound Stage and Lighting Director
Executive Manager, International Markets,”China”
Road Manager and Logistics, Resident Artist
Director of Photography
Attorney and Legal Affairs
CEO of Unity First INC, and Director of Marketing and Bookings
National Press advisor to Mr. Watson
Advisor and Spokesperson
Assistant Road Manager, Resident Artist
Executive Record Producer, Advisor to Mr. Watson
Community Outreach Resident Artist
Ms, Stephanie Dawson,
Retired General and advisor to Mr. Watson
Dr. Jonathan Lightfoot
Educational Workshops and Advisor to Mr. Watson”
Dr. Lloyd Sheldon Johnson
Education and Theatre, Advisor to Mr Watson
Musician, Production Engineer and Manager of Websites
Senior Vocal Coach, Resident Artist and Advisor to Mr Watson
Musician, Dancer and Resident Artist
Lawrence Watson celebrates thirty-five years of performing throughout the New England areas and around
the world. He has traveled to Singapore and Malaysia delivering his own special brand of holiday music. In
a return engagement to Shanghai, China, Watson wowed the Chinese people as lead male vocalist in a
concert entitled “The American Songbook”. He was the featured artist in the annual Passion Caribe Dance
and Music Festival in Barranquilla, Columbia in South America. Watson also spent two seasons as a judge
on the Boston WGBH television show Sing That Thing!
In 2018, SaveOurSelves Productions and Consulting will concentrate its musical and educational efforts in
China. In addition, SOSP will commence a world tour built to cultivate musical relationships
internationally. Watson is in the final stages of his long-awaited book of original music and all-time classic
standards. The book, entitled “H.E.M.”, focuses on what he refers to as “Highly Emotional Music”. In
addition, the book offers the audience thirty-three classic songs, illustrated by young artists of color. All of
the illustrations in the book visually capture the intention of the songs. H.E.M. is an insightful look at the
social history of people of African descent through their popular musical forms. Being a master teacher,
Watson has used this opportunity to highlight the often-overlooked young talent in America and continue
the long legacy of collaboration between visual and musical artists in the Black community. The book will
be available in Mandarin and Spanish in 2018. The book will eventually become the textbook of choice for
several music programs around the globe. His forth studio recording is available for purchase.
“Prescriptions” consist of many of the songs Watson has sung over the year that have worked as “medicine.” These elixirs can be used to chronicle and comprehend the current disorderly and turbulent
situation in America, as well as challenging times in our lives.
Lawrence Watson is a soulful messenger—a modern-day Paul Robeson. For two-three years, he served as
Voice Faculty and Performance Ensemble teacher at Berklee College of Music. For fifteen years, he served
the Resident Artist at the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at the Harvard Law
School. At Berklee College, he teaches official Motown Ensemble, Stage Performance Technique,
Foundations of Singing with Soul, the required History, Culture and Music of African Americans, private
voice instruction, and a series of directed studies on Jazz, Blues, Rhythm Music, Soul, Contemporary Pop,
Black Art songs and American Gospel music. Mr. Berry Gordy, Founder of the Motown Record Company,
the most successful record company of the 20th Century delivered the ultimate summation:
“First, I want to say that as great at Motown was, if we had had Larry Watson (thunderous applause)
it would have been even better…. it would have been amazing, he
was incredible, his rhythm …we would have been off the charts if he would have been there.”
Kay Bourne, veteran emeritus music critic for the Bay State Banner, wrote: “This powerful baritone, who
easily swoops up to the tenor range, sings with a groovy beat lyrics that convey messages smoothly
delivered yet relevant to the Black cause. He is the respected inheritor of the Great Black Music tradition of
blues, jazz and gospel, but his own man too.”
Lawrence Watson has been special guest soloist, opening for artists like Al Green, Smokey Robinson,
Oleta Adams, Little Richard, Gladys Knight, The Neville Brothers, Tata Vega, Jean Carne, and The Boston
Pops Orchestra. He has also sang for President Nelson Mandela, the Honorable Reverend Desmond Tutu,
the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, three Supreme
Court Justices (Sandra Day O’Connor, Stephen Breyer, and Elena Kagan), and President Barack Obama.