WHAT WE DO

MUSIC PRODUCTION

 

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.

MUSIC MARKETING

 

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.

VOICE TRAINING

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.

PUBLISHING

 

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.

MUSIC COACHING

 

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

SEMINARS

 

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.

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MISSION STATEMENT

Lawrence Watson is an experienced performer boasting over thirty-five years of performing experience throughout New England and around the world. He has traveled as far as Singapore and Malaysia, delivering his own special brand of music. In a return engagement to Shanghai, China, Watson wowed the Chinese people as the lead male vocalist in a concert entitled “The American Songbook.” He was the featured artist in the annual Passion Caribbean Dance and Music Festival in Barranquilla, Colombia and spent two seasons as a judge on the Boston WGBH television show Sing That Thing!


In 2018, SaveOurSelves Productions and Consulting, the company of which Lawrence Watson is the executive director and founder, concentrated its musical and educational efforts in China. Presently, due to the coronavirus pandemic, touring has been put on hold. As the world slowly reopens, we will focus our efforts in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa.

 

Watson has recently published 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 with accompanying illustrations by young artists of color. All of the illustrations in the book visually capture the intention and spirit 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 often-overlooked young talent in America and continues the long legacy of collaboration between visual and musical artists in the Black community. With its comprehensive curriculum, H.E.M. will eventually become the textbook of choice for several music programs around the globe.

Watson’s fourth studio recording Prescriptions is available for purchase, consisting of many songs Watson has sung over the years 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 23 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 of Music, 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 as Motown was, if we had had Larry Watson, 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, the 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 sung 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.

 

SOSP ELDERS AND ADVISORS

 Lawrence "Larry" Watson
Founder and Artistic Director
Pedro A. Moreno
Studio Engineer and Musician
 Keturah Reeves
Special Assistant to Mr. Watson and Resident Artist
 Bonnie Berry-Lamons
Attorney and Legal Affairs
 Jane Fondon
CEO of Unity First INC, and Director of Marketing and Bookings
 Tom Fondon
CEO of Unity First INC, and Director of Marketing and Bookings
 Jesse Fontain
Road Manager and Logistics, Resident Artist
 Zakiya Alake
Community Outreach Resident Artist
 Darren Lussier
Sound Stage and Lighting Director
 Mary Bertin
Advisor and Spokesperson
 J.J Onyx
Director of Photography
 Carl Stover 
Assistant Road Manager, Resident Artist
 Lucas Bun
Resident Artist
 Alan Abrahams
Executive Record Producer, Advisor to Mr. Watson
 Gregory Dunmore,
National Press advisor to Mr.  Watson
 Dr. Lloyd Sheldon Johnson
Education and Theatre, Advisor to Mr Watson
 Ms, Stephanie Dawson,
Retired General and advisor to Mr. Watson
 Janice Pendarvis
Senior Vocal Coach, Resident Artist and Advisor to Mr Watson 
 Akili Haynes
Musician, Dancer and Resident Artist

CONTACT

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OUR ADDRESS

P.O. Box 302438

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Email: contactus@saveourselvesproductions.com
Tel:  617-825-9600

 

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