Pioneers of the Australian R&B scene, CDB returned in 2017 with their album ‘Tailored for Now’ through Warner Music.
Original members Andrew De Silva, brothers Gary and Brad Pinto and Danny Williams celebrate their 90’s R&B heroes with iconic hits from Boyz II Men, Montell Jordan, SWV, R Kelly and many more.
Produced by Andrew De Silva and Gary Pinto, the R&B superjams are delivered with slick new production and a tight vocally-driven performance one would expect from this band.
“The resurgence of 90’s R&B into mainstream music culture is like a dream come true for us. This new album allows us to share with our audience a very special time in our lives. The artists we pay tribute to and their culture was our inspiration. Having this opportunity to put our own flavor into these songs and bring them into the now is a really special thing” says Gary Pinto.
‘Tailored for Now’ is as much about creating nostalgia as it is about bringing great songs into a new era. “R&B has always had a die hard following in Australian subculture. We’ve really enjoyed touring this record, especially sharing the stage with some of our idols, Teddy Riley and Keith Sweat”.
Individually, band members have had their own successes, etching out their place within the Australian Music industry. Andrew won the 2012 Season Final of Australia’s Got Talent and is a successful recording artist, songwriter and producer. Gary is the Vocal Director of Channel Seven’s X-Factor and has mentored artists such as Samantha Jade, Dami Im, Will Singe and many more. Brad is an accomplished songwriter with successes including co-writing JJJ’s Hottest 100 hit ‘Boys Like You’ with Aussie rapper 360, the same chorus also featured on the latest album by US rapper G-Eazy.
As teenagers, CDB were part of Melbourne’s south eastern urban scene, a movement involving musicians, producers, rappers, graffiti and visual artists, DJs, fashion designers and dancers.
Signed to Sony Music in their late teens, CDB’s debut album ‘Glide with Me’ (1994) went platinum in Australia and Top 5 in France. ‘Let’s Groove’ topped the ARIA chart and was the bestselling Australian single of 1995. CDB toured the world, playing with the likes of Boyz II Men, K-Ci and JoJo, Desiree and Tina Arena. They performed in Seoul to a live audience of 100,000 and broadcast to 17 million worldwide, and counted Julian Lennon, Tommy Emmanuel and Boyz II Men among their fans.
Their second album “Lifted” (1997) had success with singles ‘Good Times’ and ‘Back Then’.
So what can fans expect on the new tour?
A high energy, choreographed, authentic 90’s experience which showcases the band’s incredible harmonies and is backed by some of Australia’s best musicians. “It should have them doing the running man down the aisles!”, laughs Danny Williams.