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Artist / Performer ‘Theory’ launches new music video featuring the “Walkway Over the Hudson”

  |   September 17, 2010  |  Comment

Theory, whose real name is Kendall Williams, is a Yonkers native and Poughkeepsie resident who makes a personal connection with his music that his fans will never lose. Theory’s songs come from within bringing a sincerity that is authentic, respectful and always emotional.

Theory began writing poetry with a gift of rhyme that naturally evolved into music, creating an electrifying, multi-faceted style of sleek hip-hop lyrics with a twist of R&B flare.

Theory has traveled the world but makes quite an impact on the Hudson Valley community regularly performing for charities and fundraisers.

On the music video front, Theory’s video for his song “Change”, produced and directed by Jarek Zabczyski, won the BET award for “Most Inspirational Music Video for an Independent Artist.” His newest video “We’ll Be Alright” takes you on a journey across space and time and holds the honor of having been the first ever video filmed on the Poughkeepsie’s Historic Rail Road Bridge “Walkway over the Hudson,” the world’s longest and highest pedestrian walkway.

The Walkway opened in October of 2009 to much fanfare. More than a half-million people have traversed the structure since, following a $39 million transformation of the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge into a 1.28-mile walkway spanning the Hudson River.

Since its release “We’ll Be Alright” has garnered enormous attention, quickly receiving more than 200,000 views on YouTube. Musically, Theory’s single “Swish” recently rose to the #1 position on WPKF 96.1 Kiss FM’s Total Request Countdown. The second time in the history of the station that a local independent artist managed to achieve such a feat. The first time, the achievement also went to Theory for his song “A Soldier’s Heart.”

Theory teamed up with Jarek Zabczyski, Executive Producer and Director of the video, whose vision for the song “We’ll Be Alright” literally took him to new heights, the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge.

Jarek’s career began right out of high school directing and producing corporate industrials, training videos and other marketing presentation. His entrepreneurial spirit drove him to create his childhood dream, “Jester Pictures.” By 2007, Jarek’s networking efforts provided him an opportunity to produce and direct the “Spammy Awards” for the Box Office Smash Hit Producer Don Murphy and was awarded grand prize for his video submission in a video contest held by Paramount Pictures. In 2008 Jarek was hired to record a series of live concerts for Broadway’s Adam Pascal of RENT and Aida fame. He then produced and directed Adam’s first music video for his song “Single Drop of You.” which won “Best Music Video” at the Moondance Film Festival in Colorado.

Due to Jarek’s creative talents and special effects, the “We’ll Be Alright” music video has been accepted to the Woodstock Film festival later this month. For more information about the film festival see our calendar of events at http://experiencethehudsonvalley.com or www.woodstockfilmfestival.com.

Music CD’s by Theory are available at Barnes & Nobel and Itunes.

By: Edward Howaniec

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