Peyton

Real Name:
Christopher Peyton
Profile:
Peyton is the American singer who starred in The X Factor UK (2016) on ITV1 where he was described by Simon Cowell as "pure class" and “just incredible” for wowing the judges and viewers with his soulful and powerful performances, as he breezed through to the Judge’s Houses section of the series.

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, which was a big hit in the UK on LIVING TV and was subsequently syndicated to networks all over the world.

In 2005 Peyton released his solo album with Hed Kandi, as well as a string of follow-up anthems (I’ll Rise, Celebrate, Ride Like The Wind) fuelling 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 quality dance music, working with the likes of Frankie Knuckles, ATFC, Freemasons, Eric Kupper, Kid Massive, Moto Blanco, Noferini, Kaskade, to name just a few!

Peyton has performed in over 200 cities, in over sixty countries, across six continents making headline appearances at events like Sydney’s Mardi Gras Harbour Party and the official Mardi Gras Event, the Beijing Olympics after-party, White Sensation in Prague, as well as a summer residencies Blue Marlin as well as the world’s most famous super-club 'Space' on the island of Ibiza.

Peyton’s collaboration with the Freemasons ‘Love Is The Answer’ hit #1 in the UK Club Charts in 2009, at the same time his original track Streets Of Cairo with Egyptian duo Fahmy & Samba became a smash hit in Egypt, earning him a Virgin Music Award in the Middle East. Peyton continued to have chart success in the UK, US and Australia in 2011 with his massive hit A Little Louder - the title track to Kid Massive's artist album and one of the most-played tracks in Ibiza for 2011, with support from Tiesto, Roger Sanchez, Fatboy Slim, and many others. In 2012 Peyton's collaboration with grammy-nonimated producer Chris Cox 'Changin' topped the US Billboard and UK Club charts, and his re-work of Duran Duran's The Reflex with DJ Pagano stayed in the top of the official German dance charts for over two months. Around this time Peyton began collaborating with Spanish producer Carlos Gallardo, a relationship which has resulted in a string of releases including After The Summer, which became an instant radio hit on Spain’s Flash FM, as well as a cover of Sting’s Desert Rose released on Blanco y Negro with a stunning video shot in the Egyptian desert. In 2013 Peyton & Gallardo’s original track Let It Go was chosen by US retailer Abercrombie & Fitch to be featured on a viral video campaign, directed by none other than the world’s leading fashion photographer Bruce Weber. It was also in 2013 that Peyton’s life long dream to collaborate with the Godfather of House came true: Beautiful, a collaboration between Peyton, Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper was released on Hysteria Records and was one of the best-selling soulful House records of the year.

As his music continues to spread, many of his songs have been dubbed as 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 and enduring stars.
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Albums

Peyton - Peyton album art Peyton Peyton (Album) Hed Kandi UK 2005 Sell This Version
Peyton - Sinners Got Soul Too album art Peyton Sinners Got Soul Too (Album) Peyton Music UK 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Peyton - A Higher Place album art Peyton A Higher Place (Maxi) Hed Kandi UK 2004 Sell This Version
Peyton - A Higher Place / I'll Rise album art Peyton A Higher Place / I'll Rise (Maxi, Single) Hed Kandi UK 2005 Sell This Version
Peyton - I'll Rise album art Peyton I'll Rise (Single, Maxi) Border Breakers France 2005 Sell This Version
HEDK12011P Peyton - Celebrate / Keep The Faith / Higher Place / Find My Way album art Peyton Celebrate / Keep The Faith / Higher Place / Find My Way(12") Hed Kandi HEDK12011P UK 2005 Sell This Version
HOUSONIC 006 Peyton - New Day album art ATFC Presents Peyton ATFC Presents Peyton - New Day(12") Housonic Recordings HOUSONIC 006 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Peyton - Till You Come Back album art Noferini* feat Peyton Noferini* feat Peyton - Till You Come Back Dee-P-erfect Italy 2007 Sell This Version
Peyton - Ride Like The Wind album art Audio-Fraud Feat Peyton Audio-Fraud Feat Peyton - Ride Like The Wind (Single) All Around The World UK 2007 Sell This Version
DARLING016 Peyton - I Just Wanna Be Lonely album art Disco Darlings & Peyton Disco Darlings & Peyton - I Just Wanna Be Lonely(12") Disco Darlings DARLING016 UK 2007 Sell This Version
Peyton - You Can't Hide From Yourself album art Paul Gardner Feat. Peyton Paul Gardner Feat. Peyton - You Can't Hide From Yourself Milk & Sugar Recordings 2008 Sell This Version
Soda001 Peyton - Give Thanks (Soul Avengerz Mixes) album art Peyton & The Rhythm Republic* Peyton & The Rhythm Republic* - Give Thanks (Soul Avengerz Mixes)(12") Soda Records (2) Soda001 UK 2008 Sell This Version
PJMS0105R Peyton - Never Give Up (The Remixes) album art The Rhythm Republic* & Peyton The Rhythm Republic* & Peyton - Never Give Up (The Remixes)(8xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Peppermint Jam PJMS0105R Germany 2008
Peyton - Love Is The Answer album art Funk Fanatics Featuring Peyton Funk Fanatics Featuring Peyton - Love Is The Answer (Single, Maxi) Freemaison UK 2009 Sell This Version
Peyton - Promised Land album art Collective* Vs Peyton Collective* Vs Peyton - Promised Land (Single) Purple Music Switzerland 2009 Sell This Version
Peyton - Here I Am album art Peyton Vs. Eric Kupper Peyton Vs. Eric Kupper - Here I Am (Single) Blueplate Global US 2009
NG 036 Peyton - Rise Up album art Arkoss Ft. Peyton Arkoss Ft. Peyton - Rise Up(7xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Neurotic Groove NG 036 UK 2009
546X Peyton - Trapped album art Pagano & Wayne G Feat. Peyton Pagano & Wayne G Feat. Peyton - Trapped(5xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Kult Records 546X US 2009
HGR 034 Peyton - Feeling Nina album art The Beatthiefs & Suzee X Feat. Peyton The Beatthiefs & Suzee X Feat. Peyton - Feeling Nina(3xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Haiti Groove Recordings HGR 034 Germany 2009
HGR041 Peyton - Fly With Me album art The Beatthiefs Feat. Peyton The Beatthiefs Feat. Peyton - Fly With Me(5xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Haiti Groove Recordings HGR041 Germany 2010
336202 Peyton - Keep Believin' album art Marc JB Vs. Peyton Marc JB Vs. Peyton - Keep Believin'(7xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Sainted Records 336202 Italy 2010
FLW002 Peyton - Ur The Best Thing album art Wayne G & Peyton Wayne G & Peyton - Ur The Best Thing(11xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Flawless Recordings FLW002 UK 2010
825646 812332 Peyton - A Little Sensitivity album art Peyton A Little Sensitivity(5xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Fierce Angel Records 825646 812332 UK 2010
Peyton - The Reflex album art Pagano & Paramour Feat. Peyton Pagano & Paramour Feat. Peyton - The Reflex (Single) S2G Productions Germany 2011
Peyton - Love So Strong album art John LePage & Paul Goodyear Feat. Peyton John LePage & Paul Goodyear Feat. Peyton - Love So Strong (Single) Groove Records (8) UK 2011