b. Giorge F. Pettus, New York, U.S.A.
Giorge Pettus is the son of a preacher and grew up listening to gospel music, later moved into a more secular music style.
Based in New York, Giorge Pettus signed to MCA Records in 1987 where La La wrote and produced his debut single 'My Night For Love' taken from the album 'Giorge Pettus' released later that year.
Nearly a decade earlier, Giorge (then spelt 'George') appeared as a musician and songwriter on an album by the singer Sandy Mercer entitled 'Hey Love, Come And Get It' on Hugo & Luigi's H & L Records label in 1978.
The 1987 set featured additional production chores from the late Louil Silas Jnr and Kashif and featured the ballads 'Can You Wait' and 'You're Perfect' (highly popular on the U.K. soul radio stations.
Giorge embarked on a tour the following year, in Europe covering 40 cities, called the 'Moment Of Truth' tour, in which Giorge was the opening act for Whitney Houston.
Still at MCA, a further album followed in 1991, entitled 'This Is Your Night'.
A further set was released in late 2000 entitled 'Lyros', which embraced jazz, soul and gospel influences.
Giorge's more recent activities involve speeches in Church meetings in Atlanta.
Giorge has penned tunes for The Stylistics and The Soft Tones amongst other recording artists.
Giorge Pettus (MCA Records 1987)
This Is Your Night (MCA 1991)
Lyros (Winsor Records 2000)