A MUSICAL JOURNEY
Joseff McKenneth is a singer, songwriter and actor! He was born September 14th and was raised in the small city of Santee, South Carolina by his then-single mother and three sisters. Joseff gained a special interest for the performing arts at a very early age!
He studied music at the oldest historically black university in South Carolina, Claflin University, and then relocated to New York City for music and theater training at New York University!
Joseff's career as a professional artist started in 2007, opening for R&B/Soul sensation Dave Hollister, Gospel recording artists William Murphy III, Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson, Byron Cage and Kim Burrell. That same year, he was a finalist on MTV's 4th Season of P. Diddy's "Making the Band". In 2009, he made an appearance in the Step Up 3D movie and made his OffBroadway debut in 2011. He released his first independent recording project in June 2012, giving him local and international underground buzz that garnered the watchful eye of two Sony/BMG executives.
In January 2016, Joseff independently released his first EP entitled "Inspired”, followed by his first holiday project in November that same year. On New Years Day 2018, an original short film and soundtrack, "Afterwhile", was released to all the digital markets. Summer 2018 brought a surprise EP release of Joseff's most personal and revealing record to date, "A Liberated Son." Fall 2018, Joseff became a featured performer on the historical Carnegie Hall stage! In September 2019, he released his very first single, "Trust", through a major label distribution, RCA Inspiration, as two different mixes [Divine Mix + Heavenly Mix]! "Trust" was, then, released through HoneyComb Music as a Dance Mix that reached #1 on Bandcamp's R&B and Gospel charts on Christmas Day 2019 and again in January 2020!
Joseff has managed to maintain a sustainable life as an artist constantly exploring artistic horizons! Music critics, bloggers, and indie magazines on the east coast and abroad say he is "...definitely one of the most unique, fresh, and thrilling artists to look out for in this generation (Levitate Magazine, SC)"; "...he riffs sensuously on songs with a range, an edge, a beauty, and a commanding dignity not seen since the glory days of soulful pop and R&B (MyWay Magazine, GA); "...his brand is an exciting and refreshing preview of coming attractions (MaseTV, NY); or simply put, "...vocally refreshing and soulful (RadioByAndy, Italy)"
The official first single from his 2012 debut album. Filmed in Boston, MA. Directed by Curwyn Henry. Produced by John "Andre Keys" Jeremie.
WALK WITH ME (THROUGH IT ALL)
The soul-stirring smash hit single from his 2016 EP, "Inspired". Filmed at the historic Old Stone Church & Cemetery, West Babylon, MA. Directed by Curwyn Henry
A funky, mid-tempo groove released in 2014 as a promotional single. Filmed in New York City. Directed by and featuring Blu Mantic. Produced by John "Andre Keys" Jeremie.