Louis York is the creation of multi-Grammy nominated songwriting and production duo Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony. With a discography that covers everything from Pop, R&B, Gospel, and Country, they’ve created for icons like Michael & Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion; Chart toppers Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus; R&B Divas Fantasia, Ledisi, Jazmine Sullivan, and more. In 2015, they created their label Weirdo Workshop and when stepping behind the mic for the first time in their careers, they threw out every rule the business has told them to follow. It doesn’t matter how long, how many transitions or how many genres, Kelly and Harmony found themselves searching for one thing, and one thing alone – GREAT ART. Louis York has pushed the envelope with their music to include themes of love, acceptance, and social awareness that culminated into an EP trilogy called Masterpiece Theater: Act I, Act II, Act III. They’ve played in cities all across the country packing venues leaving attendees in amazement with their creativity, energy and stage presence always wanting more.
Beatnik group The Shindellas are a female band formed under the belief that when women come together, powerful things can happen. The Shindellas are comprised of three brilliantly talented women, Kasi Jones (Singer), Stacy Johnson (Singer/Guitarist) and Tamara Chauniece (Singer). Each member was introduced by multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated, songwriting and production duo, Chuck Harmony and Claude Kelly, also known as the progressive band Louis York. The Shindellas explore Jazz, Soul and true R&B to create a unique genre of music for their audience. They are proponents of self-love, empowerment, and elegance, which are tenets they work hard to spread through their music.
Tiny Book Club
On this complicated journey called life, the team at Weirdo Workshop started an initiative called Tiny Book Club.
THE GOAL: in an age where alternative facts reign, continue searching for our truth through short yet impactful pieces of literature. Through engaging discussion we hope to broaden perspectives, create cultural awareness, and ultimately bring back human connections and interactions.
Deep Fried Veggies
Deep Fried Veggies is a phlisophy for students, young creatives and professionals presented in the form of an all exclusive masterclass given by multi-platinum and GRAMMY nominated songwriting and production duo Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony of Louis York. DFV provides a look inside the journey and events that transformed and catapulted Harmony and Kelly’s professional careers. The partners in business and music share the purpose and inspiration behind their pursuit for excellence in music and the life lessons and decisions that not only yielded some of their greatest work to date, but gave way to the understanding and harnessing of their inner unique Weirdo.
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Weirdo Workshop is a platform initiated by Grammy-nominated songwriting and production team Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony. After reaching a point of frustration in the music industry, the two decided to be a part of the solution, and create a business serving as a platform that generates conversation through art. The company’s goal is to create a community of open-minded intellectuals who will advocate and practice self acceptance.
We Sound Crazy!
An original podcast featuring Phil Thornton, Tamone Bacon, Claude Kelly, and Chuck Harmony. Listen as these music business veterans host dynamic interviews with industry execs and artists while giving their coveted, comical opinions on today’s music, yesterday’s music and the music of tomorrow in a fast paced format.