Home page - book a STAR for your event!


   Richard De La Font Agency, Inc.
   Legendary 5-Star Service and Reputation
   Providing Excellence in Entertainment Since 1970

      Booking Freda Payne - book r&b music artists
      Book jazz music artists - book Freda Payne
         Soul, Smooth Soul, Pop-Soul, Vocal Jazz

Booking Information
About This Company
R&B Roster  |  Jazz Music Roster
Music Menu
Fast Index  |  Home  |  Search
Printable Page


How To Book Freda Payne For Your Event

Freda Payne may be available for your next special event!

  Freda Payne - booking information

  Freda Payne - booking information

The multi-talented Freda Payne is best known for her singing career, yet she has also performed in musicals and acted in movies over the years, and briefly in 1981 was the host of her own TV talk show, "Today's Black Woman."

  Freda Payne - booking information  Born in Detroit, Michigan, Freda Payne is sister of former Supremes member Scherrie Payne. Freda began her career with the Pearl Bailey Revue, performing regularly with Duke Ellington. Her first major break came when Quincy Jones invited her to perform as a soloist with his orchestra one night at the Apollo in Harlem, New York.

In 1965 she signed with ABC Records and sang strictly jazz until 1969 when she was signed by the Invictus label, formed by the Holland/Dozier/Holland production team, after their departure from Motown Records. In fact, Freda Payne was the first singer that Motown president Berry Gordy Jr. wanted to sign to his label. Gordy had his eyes set on making Freda his big female star in the early part of Motown before Diana Ross, Martha Reeves and Mary Wells. However, Freda was never signed by Gordy.

At Invictus, Freda Payne made an immediate impact on the American R&B scene with "Unhooked Generation," followed by her biggest hit "Band of Gold" (UK No.1, Sept 1970). In the UK this success was followed by a couple of minor hit singles, "Deeper and Deeper" (No. 33, Nov 1970) and "Cherish What Is Dear To You" (No. 46, Mar 1971). However, her U.S. million-seller anti-Vietnam song "Bring the Boys Home" failed to chart in the UK. Because of a royalty dispute with Invictus, "I haven't been paid a cent in 25 years," said Freda in a recent U.S. interview, she returned to the ABC label.

Her album releases for ABC included "Payne & Pleasure" (1975) and "Out Of Payne Comes Love" (1975). In 1976 Freda made a switch to Capitol for "Supernatural High" and in 1982 Freda Payne recorded the single "In Motion" for the New York Sutra label.

Payne is equally at home performing with a symphony or an intimate jazz trio. Her remarkable multi-faceted career spans more than four decades and includes theater, Broadway, concert stage and film.

Whether singing pop, jazz, or R&B, there are few vocalists finer than Freda Payne.

Hit songs include --

  • Band of Gold
  • Bring The Boys Home
  • Deeper & Deeper
  • Cherish What Is Dear To You (While It's Near To You)
  • Love Magnet
  • You Brought The Joy
  • The Unhooked Generation
  • Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right
  • It's Yours To Have
  • The Road We Didn't Take
  • In Motion

Freda Payne may be available for your next special event.

Watch videos
YouTube | Vimeo

Booking Freda Payne

  For booking information, click HERE!

Genre: R&B
Genre: Jazz
   .Soul. / xSoul
   .Smooth Soul. / SmoothSoul
   .Pop-Soul. / PopSoul
   .Vocal Jazz. / VocalJazz
   .Orchestra charts available. / OrchestraCharts

Years active
   x60s, x70s, x80s, x90s, x00s, x10s, x20s

Born: ..in Michigan / born nMichigan
Born: ..in Detroit / born DetroitMI
Born:   Sep 19, 1945     

Based: ..in US
Based: ..in California / based nCalifornia
Based: ..in Los Angeles / based LosAngelesCA



Concert Schedule – by Ticketmaster

Concert Schedule – by Live Nation

Booking Information
Music Menu
Fast Index  |  Home  |  Search


Do you need to print copies?
For a special page designed for printing or e-mailing,
click here.

Printer friendly page




This company has been providing excellence in entertainment and customer service since 1970.
We can assist you regarding any of the following --
booking entertainment, such as major name entertainers or celebrities, booking Freda Payne, booking information on Freda Payne, or hiring Freda Payne for your special event, or to book or hire Freda Payne, or if you are seeking the Freda Payne booking agent for corporate entertainment or for a private party.
Consider the opportunity to book Freda Payne or other entertainers for a wedding, birthday, anniversary, business meeting or convention.
If you are not a talent buyer, we are unable to provide Freda Payne manager or management contact information.
This is the official website of Richard De La Font Agency, Inc.
Contact us to book a celebrity entertainer for your private party, birthday, or wedding, or for your corporate event!
Consider this your official Freda Payne booking agency web site – The booking agent who works for you!

This company acts as an entertainment consultant or broker/producer and does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive agent, representative or management of Freda Payne.

This is the month of April update of this page. Cost, fee and pricing are available.

Questions submitted to us include -
what is the booking fee or price of this artist
what is the cost of this artist
is this artist available for my event
how do I hire this artist for a corporate event or private party
how do i book this artist for a corporate event or private party
how do I contact this artist
who is the manager of this artist
how do I contact the official agent of this artist
how do i contact the manager of this artist
who is the official manager of this artist
who is the direct agent of this artist
who is the official agent of this artist
who is the responsible agent of this artist
who is the booking agent of this artist
how do i contact this artist
how do i contact management of this artist
looking for direct contact information for this artist

This site uses a fast and efficient internal search engine to help you find what you need. The following tags help it do its job --
Incorrect or alternate spelling: frieda payne, freida payne, freta payne, freda p, freda pa, freda pay, freda payn, freda pain, freda paine, Frieda paine, freeda payne, freeda paine, freda-payne, fredapayne
Booking price. Booking fee. How much does it cost to book Freda Payne r&b jazz music artist booking Freda Payne booking agent contact information official web site manager home page website management concert bookings, biography
Freda Payne, jazz and r&b music artist - booking agent. This artist may be available for your event. Book her if you can. You will have the time of your life!