Sänger und Komponist mit Leib und Seele, Stimme und Show

Geboren in Oklahoma, USA, aufgewachsen im Mainstream schwarzer und weißer Musik des Kontinents war Maurice Allen Lee nach dem Studium zum Opernsänger zwei Jahre als erster Tenor Mitglied der Oper in Atlanta, Georgia unter Leitung seiner damaligen Gesangs- und Klavierlehrerin Pamela Heuerman. Über Südamerika, Indien und Österreich führte sein Weg nach Deutschland. Seit vielen Jahren arbeitet er mit festen Engagement als Sänger in einer der beliebtesten Tanz-, Gala- und Show-Bands des Nordens.

Nach seinem ersten Auftritt am Niederrhein anlässlich der 700 Jahr Feier der Stadt Moers im Kulturzentrum Rheinkamp schrieb die NRZ / WAZ: »... und als absoluter Star das Stimmwunder Maurice. Der Künstler heizte mit selbstgeschriebenen Songs ein, so dass es keinen Gast mehr auf dem Platz hielt«.

Maurice verfügt über ein umfangreiches Repertoire an selbstinterpretierten Fremd- und Eigenkompositionen von Musical bis Jazz und Pop. Er kann bekannte Showstars imitieren, moderiert mit Humor in drei Sprachen Englisch, Deutsch und Spanisch und präsentiert selbstgeschriebene Stücke. Maurice gewann mit seiner Gala-Show-Band den Wanderpokal des Bundespräsidenten und mit seiner Blues-Band den Publikumspreis auf dem 20. Blues Festival in Dresden.

 

The "whole-souled" Singer, Songwriter, Poet and Performer

                                                                   
Early Life
Born in Oklahoma City in the USA, Maurice grew up influenced by the wide variety and music-mix of the 60’s and 70‘s. His father and mother were both featured solo vocalists in their local Baptist church choirs. His mother, Dorothy Lee was a frequent guest singer on the popular Abram Ross Gospel Radio Show at the time with her song "Couldnt Hear Nobody Pray". Maurices' personal "mentors" include the late great Mahalia Jackson, "Lady Day" Billie Holiday, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Marvin Gaye, Jose' Feliciano, the Blues Legend and Howlin' Wolf. His classic music favourites include Chopin and Beethoven.

Formal Education 
After studies in Economics at the University of Oklahoma at Norman, Maurice moved to Atlanta Georgia where he concentrated on broadening his vocal skills, learning guitar and receiving piano lessons. In Atlanta he sang, wrote songs with and was drummer for his own Trio "The Willy Best Band" before being recruited by his then voice instuctor Patricia Heuermann‘s Atlanta Opera Society, to participate as first tenor in their stage productions of Gilbert and Sullivans' Operetta's "Don Magnifico" and "The H.M.S Pinafore". 

Travels
Maurices' "search" eventually took him first to "the City of Love" Vienna, where he gave concerts as a solo act in the popular night locations and played often "just for fun" on the famous Kantnerstrasse walking street. Later, after marriage and the birth of his first daughter, Maurice travelled to Peru and then to Spain where he taught Conversational English and presented concerts sponsored by local charity services in schools and youth correctional facilities. 

Following a one year stay in India, he and his small family returned to Germany where it was "off to school" for all the children. At which time Maurice became lead vocalist for one of North Germany's then most beloved Dance and Show Bands.


                                                                   
Present Projects 
Maurice Allen Lee is presently engaged with projects such as The Rockorchester Ruhrgebeat, a Thirty-three member Rock Ensemble, which is considered by some to be the biggest if not one of the most culturally diverse Rockbands in the world ! Maurice is also frequently seen and heard in the German city of Bochums "New York Nights" Club hosted by one of "The Voice" TV Shows favourite participants, the New York "power" female  vocalist and now "Voice Coach", Pamela Falcon.

Maurices' newest Studio CD "Call the Soul Doctor" with twelve of his compositions is *available upon demand and on Spotify and iTunes. During the Corona crisis, Maurice has directed and performed in his own new music video entitled "For the Children". It is a beautiful duett featuring the German female vocalist Nicole Schaffelke. He also wrote and recorded a new composition called "The Forever Song".
                                                                                      
These, as well as others of his live performances can now be viewed on Youtube. Other personal literary works such as his Poems "Victims of Ourselves" and "I Bless the Year" are also now available upon click at:

http://mauriceallenlee.com/poems-and-lyrics.html
                                                                                  
Awards / Achievements 
Maurice received the Johannes Rau Award for Entertainment on the German Island of Spiekeroog: 

  • 20th Dresdner Blues Festival.
    Public Favourite Award for Original Composition "Taxi Driver"
  • Was awarded Bronce at the WDR 2 Radio program "Made in Germany". Musikszene NRW - Song Finalist with "The Day of Judgement" u.a.
  • Was rated "Finalist" at the Great American Song Contest with his compositions "Love Above Money" and "You Can't Avoid the Blues".
  • Song Nr. 14 "The Last Days" on new CD "Sounds Like Duisburg" 
  • Great American Song Contest Finalist with u.a. :
    "Taxi Driver"
    "Love Above Money"
    "You Can't Avoid the Blues"
  • Lufthansa Charity Action WDR World Children's Day TV 
    "For the Children 'Round the World"
  • Matthias Killing TV Performance: "United Europe"
  • 20 th Dresdner Blues Festival
    Public Favourite Award
    for Original Composition, "Taxi Driver"

Place of Birth: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
Date of Birth: December 28
Sun Sign: Capricorn 
Place of Residence: Maurice presently resides in Duisburg Germany together with the German Avantgard Artist, Sigrid Beuting 

My class picture from 1962, St. Joseph's School. Norman, Oklahoma  ...

Maurice in School - 6th

Verdienste und Auszeichnungen

- Wanderpokal des Bundespräsidenten Johannes Rau

- Publikumspreis 20. Blues Festival Dresden
- Sieger beim Homberger Musikfever
- 1. Platz Talentwettbewerb KVM Musikverlag Janine Records

»...Als Stimmungskanone und Stimmwunder wurde Maurice Lee mit dem Wanderpreis des Bundespräsidenten ausgezeichnet - Lohn für einen hervorragenden Entertainer. Als Christ und überzeugt vom Guten im Menschen ist die Arbeit mit dem Rock-Orchester für ihn auch ein Dienst für Frieden und Menschlichkeit...«

Quelle: RockOrchester Ruhrgebeat

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Geburtsdatum: 28.12.
Sternzeichen: Steinbock
Familie: 4 Kids - (3 Mädels, 1 Junge)
Instrument: Gesang, Percussion, Gitarre, Mundharmonika
meine Hobbys: Radfahren, Salsa tanzen
Welche Musik höre ich gern?
Charly Parker, Django Reinhard,
Sam Cooke, John Lennon
Erste LP: Bluesband, 1999 mit »Good News«
Lieblingsessen: Spare Ribs, Franfurter Kranz
Lieblingsgetränk: trockener Rotwein
Mein Wunsch für die Zukunft: 10 goldene Schallplatten ;-)
Reisen: Indien, Südamerika, Spanien, Rumänien, Österreich
Lebensmotto: Gib nie auf!

This article was updated on Montag, 10 Januar 2022