The legendary, the soulful, the masterful, Mr. Emotion, Walter “Bunny” Sigler releases his latest R&B album From Bunny With Love, featuring the single “Nobody Else For Me” and is available on CD Baby, iTunes and on Bunny’s website on April 17.
Walter “Bunny” Sigler learned the power of music and the emotional quality of funk as a child, in the Emmanuel Baptist church in Philadelphia, PA. While still in his adolescence, Bunny, his brother and two other young men made up The Opals, his first vocal and musical group. Since then Sigler is a four-time Grammy award winner and nominee who has been a writer, producer or recording artist on thousands of recorded CDs. He is known internationally as a great performer and originator of the Philly Sound for Gamble & Huff, and for his portrayal of the title role in Verdi’s Othello, at the Biennale Festival in Venice, Italy.
His work with Leon Huff and Kenny Gamble was instrumental in the development of The Philadelphia Sound and the distinction genre known as “Philly Soul”, as well as the climb to R&B legacy that Philadelphia International Records experienced since the 1960s. He has over four decades of multi-gold and platinum recordings both as a writer and producer for artists like The O’Jays, Jackie Moore, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Barbara Mason, Billy Paul, Lou Rawls, Patti LaBelle and Stephanie Mills.
More recently, The Roots, Outkast, and Mary J. Blige are among a few arists who have all used Bunny Sigler’s music. Nelly’s 2002 smash hit, “Dilemma” was co-written by Bunny and for ten weeks it replaced Nelly’s previous #1 from that year, “Hot In Herre” on charts throughout the world. He also co-wrote “The Ruler’s Back”, the opening song on the widely respected and critically acclaimed album The Blueprint by Jay-Z.
The twelve original tracks on this newest album, From Bunny With Love are evidence that Bunny remains a musical and creative powerhouse. From the melodious and heartfelt “My Sweet Lorraine” to the furtive “Unspoken Words,” which expresses the widely familliar pains of a growing, father-child relationship. The captivating single, “Nobody Else for Me” speaks of finding that right someone and holding on to her through all of life’s detours. Hear Bunny’s sweet emotion with the lyrics of “I Wish”: a universal prayer for peace and better times in the world. To close out the album Bunny bestows his infinitismal funk and groove upon his listeners with “Face The Music,” to leave them with a reminder that as long as we have music to be sung or beats to be heard the heart of Philly will play out forever.
So sit back, relax and feel the love, funk, and soul as only Bunny Sigler can perform with his gift to you “From Bunny With Love.”