New R&B debut release from Bruce Gardner entitled 12 Stories. A cool blend of Traditional R&B with a taste of hip-hop. A must have for R&B lovers. Bruce "Kool-Aid" Gardner, is a singer/producer/songwriter based in a suburb of Maryland. Bruce developed his love of music playing for local area Go-Go- bands (E.U., Chuck Brown) before joining a pop group called 4play. After releasing a 4 song Ep with 4play and touring up and down the east coast, Bruce left the group to make it on his own. After interning at several recording studio's he decided to open his own studio and production company called Juice Box Productions and formed a co-op production company, Knock Hard Entertainment with long time friend John "Kaos" Corbett. Bruce has produced such artist as Raheem DeVaughn (Jive), Proit Jones (Motown), Jaye Millz (Wanna Blow), DJ S&S (Leathel Records), and Self a.k.a. Eddie Whispers (lightyear/Warner Bros.) to name a few. Bruce has also produced music for independent films (Red Grant's Family Reunion) and has songs featured in several motion pictures as (Jordan to the MAX/iMAX Giant Screen Sports & Floundering (Universal Pictures). Bruce is also a founding member of the hip-hop/r&b group PRO-SHOPPE. (WWW.MYSPACE.COM/PROSHOPPEMUSIC). PRO-SHOPPE developed a signature sound and released 3 LPs under the Payperwerk Records label. Bruce Gardner’s solo debut "12 stories" is a cool mix of R&B, Funk, and Hip Hop with Bruce's smooth vocals dripped over the grooves. Bruce also wrote, produced, and performed all the songs on this debut LP except for the Nona Hendryx remake "Transformation". This LP is a must for those how enjoy good R&B Soul music.