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Like so many American soul singers, Peyton got his musical start in the church. Raised in the south of the US, Peyton was brought up in a family of Pentecostal preachers and was working as the minister of music for his father’s church by the time he was seventeen. After moving to the UK to study, Peyton went on to live in Colombia, South America and New York City, before finally settling in London.

In 2003 Peyton signed his first single to the Hed Kandi label, A Higher Place. Legendary House music producer Eric Kupper (Degrees of Motion) produced the first official mix which topped dance charts around the world and went on to become a House classic. Peyton soon began working on his debut album with Eric Kupper, as well as travelling around the globe performing to tens of thousands, turning the world into his touring playground one country at a time.  It was also during this time that Peyton was invited to be one of the five presenters on the UK version of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, commissioned by LIVING TV. 

In 2005 Peyton released his solo album with Hed Kandi, as well as a string of follow-up anthems (I'll Rise, Celebrate, Keep The Faith) which fuelled Peyton's reputation as one of House music's brightest new writers and vocalists.  His distinctly recognisable voice, in an industry dominated by females vocals, finally resulted in Peyton being the only male nominated for Outstanding Vocalist of the Year at London's House Music Awards. Peyton began hosting his own weekly radio show on London's PASSION 91.8 FM, and has continued writing and recording superb dance music, working with the likes of ATFC, Freemasons, Hoxton Whores, Soul Avengerz, Moto Blanco, Bassmonkeys, Noferini, Audio Fraud, Kaskade, Kid Massive, Mark Picchiotti, BeatThiefs, Wayne G, Eric Kupper, Paul Gardner, Mark Wilkinson, Eddie Kid, Juanjo Martin, Vertigo, and many more.  Peyton has performed in over 170 cities, in over fifty countries, across six continents . . . making headline appearances at events like Sydney's Mardi Gras Harbour Party, the official Beijing Olympics afterparty, as well as a summer residency at the world's most famous superclub Space in Ibiza.  In 2009, Peyton's collaboration with the Freemasons 'Love Is The Answer' hit #1 in the UK Club Charts.  While his music continues to spread, many of his songs are being dubbed anthems, while others are recognised as club classics, and Peyton's worldwide reputation as a performer and writer has secured him the title of one of House music's most soulful superstars.

 



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