Marc Sadane (SirDane) was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia; from a history of creative individuals who exhibited vast expressions in a myriad of forms such as: music, dance, theatre, fashion design, lighting design, and set concepts. As a young musical director for the local churches in Savannah and New York City; Sadane received strong encouragement from many quarters to enhance his musical talent, but when he made his first careen move it was in the area of interior and fashion design not entertainment.
After a brief affair with the Fashion Institute of Technology, modeling tailoring, dance and main lead vocalist in “Your Arms Are Too Short To Box With God” in Paris; Sadane found himself irresistibly drawn back to his first creative love – Music.
Sadane’s first real experience in the realms of professional R&B music was highly successful. As the lead singer for an eight-piece group called “Tungsten Steele”, he blossomed vocally and visually and by popular demand became the main attraction for the band. The stylistic combinations of smooth ballads, acoustical sounds and spiritual inflections garnered the group’s regional recognition from an ensemble of faithful followers. Sadane, however, having his sights set higher, found himself at a creative crossroad. He had to make a choice between a solo career and the well known Tungsten Steele. And after ever serious consideration, he formed a new band, which enabled him to take his rightful spot on center stage.
Sadane had complete artistic control over this new formation and his highly energetic performance led to a prestigious and permanent gig. Sadane and his band were hired to do nightly performances for Manhattan’s well known Jazz spot – Mikell’s located at 96th and Columbus Avenue in New York City. It was a very auspicious staging area for Sir’ Dane’s solo careen, since artists like the late Ms. Phyllis Hyman had been discovered in this uptown club. Phyllis later became a mentor and close personal friend to Sadane. She gave support and became his personal idol. He started singing a great many of her songs in his show (from a male point of view) saying, I connect to her vocals and lyrics.
I reach into the depths of my soul when I write. I love words that are true, loving, and spiritual, that are sexy, filled with joy and pain too. I want the listeners to get a real clear picture of the subject I am singing about – no falls, no games! Real music, real words deep from within my soul to the listener’s soul.
As stated on page 131 in “Luther” The Life and Longings of Luther Vandross by Craig Seymore; Luther called Marc Sadane a protege of the sultry, statuesque, Jazz/R&B song stylist Phyllis Hyman.
Today Sadane (Sir Dane) believes he is in the beginning state of knowing who he is musically and as a human being…. “I’m a soulologist. vocalist, writer, stylist and producer. Sadane worked with some talented producers such as; James Mtume and Reggie Lucas who produced tow successful albums for Sadane (SirDane). Mtume and Lucas also produced for such artist as: Stephanie Mills, Donnie Hathaway, Roberta Flack, and the late great Phyllis Hyman.
The real essence of this musical genius is his powerful vocals – strong, sexy, and soulful, like no other male artist out there today. The soul and spiritual depths which make up the core of Marc Sadane’s (SirDane’s) being was not captured in the past like they are today.
“I’ve always thought of myself as more of an entertainer than simply a singer or recording artist”.
Sadane lives with the conviction that he will be what he is because, “Life is planned that way, by the Almighty GOD”! He lives each day committed on being just who he is, Marc Sadane! He strives to improve on whatever character flaws he may have.
Sadane has been the opening act for such musical artist as Stephanie Mills, The Times and more…. The real essence of his musical genius is his powerful vocals – strong, sexy, and soulful, like no other male artist on the scene today. The Soul and Spiritual depths which make up the core of Marc Sadane’s being was not captured in the past as it is today. Hear Marc Sadane (SirDane) like you’ve never heard him before – at his vocal best. So sit back, listen and enjoy the Soul of Marc Sadane (SirDane).
COME FOR ME
JUST THAT GOOD
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