Vincent L. Berry
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|Vincent L. Berry II|
|Birth name||Vincent Le'Carl Berry II|
|Also known as||Cleftone|
|Born||August 1, 1985|
|Origin||Detroit, Michigan United States|
|Genres||Pop, CCM, R&B, gospel, hip hop, country|
|Occupations||Songwriter, producer, singer, keyboardist|
|Instruments||Piano, organ, vocal|
|Associated acts||The EleKtroniKZ, Karen Clark-Sheard, James Fortune, Kierra Sheard, Shana Wilson, James Fortune, Kreesha Turner, Mike Winans Jr.. Gayle Brannan,|
Vincent Le’Carl Berry II (born August 1, 1985) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. Founder of Press Play, Inc., a Los Angeles-based entertainment company that produces content through artist development and song composition. He was born in Detroit, Michigan. He currently resides in Los Angeles. College: Morehouse College, Major: Business Administration, Concentration: Accounting
Berry has written/produced for Bryan-Michael Cox, J. Que Smith, Drumma Boy, Harold Lilly, Wrightrax, Chuck Alkazian, Infinity, JDS[disambiguation needed] (Star Trak Entertainment), Karen Clark Sheard, Kierra Sheard, James Fortune, Kreesha Turner, Mike Winans. Jr., Shana Wilson, Tim Bowman Jr, JDS[disambiguation needed], Gayle Brannan, and Mitchell Jones of the gospel group Commissioned.
Musical style and influences
Berry music influences consist of such music creators as, Hillsong, Chris Tomlin, Charlie Pride, Rodney Jerkins, Barrett Strong, Smokey Robinson, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Sam Cook, Rascal Flatts, Craig Wiseman, Michael Jackson and R. Kelly.
Motivated by many panels of several music industry professionals encouraging songwriters to limit their target markets, Berry made it a point to develop his ability to write across many genres. Today, he is widely respected for his innovative approach towards composition and his ability to navigate between styles, without sacrificing the integrity of each prospective genre.
- "Heaven's Coming"
- "Take Away the Stone"
- "Remember Me"
- "Medley" (I Cant Wait/Jehovah Reigns/Hallelujah)
- "We Lift Your Name"
- "I Love You"
- "Alabaster Box"
- "Never Be the Same"
- "Give Me You"
- "At Your Feet"
- Kierra Sheard - "Free" (Deluxe Edition)
- 15. "Ready to Go" –
- "We Reach for You"
- "Pull Back the Veil"
- "You Are Holy"
- "Holy Holy Holy"
- "Shout to the Lord"
- "So Amazing"
- "Son of God Flow"
- "Lion of Judah"
- "Have Your Way"
- "Prophetic Flow"
- "Press in Your Presence"
Awards and nominations
|2006||Quarterfinalist, International Songwriting Competition for R&B Category -- "Quit with Your Attitudes"|
|2006||Quarterfinalist. International Songwriting Competition for Gospel Category- "Hold On"|