Meet the brilliant, talented artist who created our theme songs, "It Gets Better" from Season One and "I'm Coming Out" from Season Two! Click here for the video and read more below.
When Saturn was five, if you awoke early enough on a Sunday morning, you'd catch him on the front porch, his tiny feet buried in his grandmother's high heels, her Sunday hat falling lopsided on his head, belting out his favorite gospel hymns at the top of his lungs.
Fast-forward twenty years... He's lost the heels and the hat, but he's still singing his heart out ... though maybe not quite like Mahalia Jackson.
Writing, composing, and producing all his own songs, Saturn is a recipe for Alternative Urban Pop - "Lightly fold Prince with Depeche Mode, add a couple of dashes of Bowie and sprinkle around the edges with gay hip hop, pop in your CD player and out your speakers comes Saturn!"
Renowned, award-winning musician and editor, Robert Urban, once said of Saturn, "To experience this handsome rising star croon, rap, dance, vogue, charm and effervesce his way through a live concert is to witness perhaps the hardest-working gay man in show biz."
Saturn's 2002 debut album, "The Virgin Poet," received enthusiastic praise for its "highly theatrical" and "emotionally raw" content, but Saturn turned up the heat in 2005 with "Deviant." Baltimore Gay Life said of "Deviant", "...his blunt lyrical seduction is as refreshing as the raw yet refined production of this release [that] oozes with raw sexual energy and rhythms that are dark and hypnotic." Mark Lush of Midwest Bands wrote of "Deviant", "It has more artistic merit than 90% of the music you will hear this year..."
Saturn has gained rotation on an ever-growing list of stations, including Sirius OUTQ, WCH Radio, Stonewall Society and KPFT 90.1 FM, and Houston TX and his song "Saint" was voted by listeners as one of the top OUT songs of 2005 on Sirius OutQ. Along with being featured prominently on the internationally syndicated radio show "This Way Out", WCH Radio called Saturn one of its "top 25 independent artists.
One performance highlight was opening for RuPaul at the 2005 Baltimore Gay Pride. In addition to performing at a number of Gay Pride events across the country, Saturn has performed at nightclubs, showcases and other events on both coasts.
His 2010 release "Plastic/Box" heralded the song "Oblivion", which has been one of his most popular songs to date. The accompanying music video was nominated for a RightOutTV Award.
2013 will see the release of his 5th album, "Dance and Make Love", as well as several new videos, a remix album and many live performances. This is the year of Saturn!