CEO/Executive Producer of Big Time Productions Simon Smith
Big Time Productions & Records is an independent record label. We produce all kinds of music, from gospel rap to jazz; from spoken word to a cappella …our slogan is “from the beat to the shrink wrap” we literally do everything in-house. CEO/Executive Producer Simon Smith, playing many instruments, utilizes his talents in so many avenues of the industry, you would have to listen and look to recognize a true genius. He is not only the nucleus of BTP, he’s the one that goes out and hand picks artist like Rappin 4 Tay, and Jeff Murrah, and puts together compilations other producers dream of, or are afraid of. BTP also does sound engineering with a large range of equipment that can suit any venue, including live recording. If you need your project mixed and/or mastered contact BTP.
Coming out of Chicago, singer/writer V’Launce Davis has been with the BTP crew since 2008. V sings R&B as well as gospel.
V’Launce’s R&B Debut CD is a masterpiece…his multiple talents show he is truly an entertainer for all ages…
You have to hear him to believe it!
His gospel CD’s can be purchased at http://www.cdbaby.com/gospelation2
Lil Twain aka “TSmackz”
Antwain Barker is Big Time Production’s youngest artist. He’s been in the booth since the age of 11 doing gospel and hip hop rap. Today at 18 he is producing his own music, and has started his own crew in the BTP family.
Lil Twain and Toshia Webster (BTP’S First Lady, CEO Simon Smith’s wife, and Lil Twain’s mom) are always working in the booth. Lil Twain puts it down like only he can… He’s at the board thinking of something new to bring to the table.
You can hear him on all the Gospelation CDs.
Scott Saulson (of Stagefright)
Bass Player and Singer of Stagefright – Founded in 1993 in San Francisco, California, Stagefright is an alternative rock/crossover band that combines the gothic and alt rock influences of its vocalists Sumiko and Carolyn Saulson with the reggae influences of drummer Don Geron and former bassist Prudah Walkman. Started as a family band with Scott Saulson on bass, Mangladata on Spanish Guitar, and Gunther Palmer on Drums and mother/daughter team Carolyn and Sumiko on vocals, the band has gone through a number of line ups since then, the longest running including experienced reggae and gospel bassist Prudah Walkman and Don Geron. Although Prudah has since relocated to Southern California, leaving the band, his influence remains. Stagefright has played the Whiskey A-Go-Go, The California Blues Festival, Juneteenth San Francisco, Soupstock, Dome Village, Boomerang, and Mama Pajamas.