Houston native and U.S. Army Veteran Joseph Washington is a multitalented crooner, songwriter, music producer and screenwriter who is gaining traction in the music industry with original works showcasing exceptional vocal prowess, accompanied by high-level, self-produced videography.
Influenced by the works of Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Joseph Washington has developed a unique sultry and soothing sound both vocally and in the penning of his original works. His vocal stylings and interpretations exude a sense of calm while purposefully addressing the complex issues of life and love. While primarily a singer/songwriter, Washington has also studied film, radio and television broadcasting at Texas Southern University.
As the founder and CEO of MBUE, LLC (Mother Bell Universal Entertainment) Washington has produced various projects that not only are entertaining but serve as community service and awareness projects. In addition, Washington has shared the love by featuring local singers, songwriters, and actors in his projects, providing much needed experience and exposure for other striving artists.
Washington’s first single release in June of 1999 “In Their Shoes” featured a local gospel group “Reverence” as well as various local soloists. This project promoted awareness of the issue of homelessness. All sale proceeds were used to clothe and feed a portion of Houston’s homeless population inspiring Mr. Washington to create the non-profit “In Their Shoes Foundation.”
MBUE’s second release in July 2005, was Washington’s first full album “When God Made a Woman” a tribute to God for blessing man with the love of a woman. Songs run the gamut of relationship issues from the playful “Jennifer Gee” about a childhood crush, “Sshh (Don’t Say a Word)” being a knight in shining armor, to the title cut.
As a nod to his own dedication and service in Kuwait and Iraq, Washington included “We Thank You” written as a tribute to the military. Washington put great effort into producing a spectacular video highlighting the sacrifice military families make. The video also features spoken tributes to service members from various Houston celebrities including judges, firefighters, police, The TSU Ocean of Soul Band, Texans and Astros players and owners, then mayor of Houston, Annise Parker, and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.
These efforts did not go unnoticed as the video was featured on the local news: The Isiah Factor. “We Thank You” also propelled Washington into the national spotlight as he was invited to perform the song for the annual Freedom Fest Concert in Fort Hood in July of 2012. With more than 100,00 people in attendance, Washington’s band performed as the opening act for national recording artist Kelly Clarkson.
Washington’s latest single and music video, “My Vow” is sure to become a wedding classic. It is due for release on November 1, 2021.
With Joseph Washington, chivalry is not dead. It is alive and ready to entertain the masses with a gentle crooner who speaks and lives out the true language of love.