FFO: Bootsy Collins, Earth Wind & Fire, Sam Cooke

Lawrence Preston, the native San Franciscan is back with ‘Stood Up’. For those unfamiliar, he’s a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a focus on bass guitar. Preston’s first experience of the stage came at 5 as a member of the child quartet gospel group, Fantastic Four. Shortly after graduating high school, Lawrence was recommended by Freddie Stone (Sly & The Family Stone) to Dorothy Morrison, who hired him after seeing his musical skill.

Lawrence Preston’s solo career took off in 1993. He would record his first CD single, ‘A Little Vanity’, two years later in 1995. In 1997 he would go on to record his first full-length album, ‘And Now, Lawrence Preston’.

He is a funk and soul artist who takes inspiration from a range of gospel bands such as The Pilgrim Jubilees, The Gospelaires, and The Highway Q.C’s. Lawrence has incredible bass skills that are reminiscent of Bootsy Collins, Marcus Miller and Verdine White.

Listen to Lawrence Preston if you are a fan of Bootsy Collins, Earth Wind & Fire, and Maze. On his latest track ‘Stood Up’ he exudes the luscious tones of artists like Sam Cooke, and Ronald Isley.

Words: Tom Guilfoyle | covenantofarca1

Listen to ‘Stood Up’ below: