“This record was inspired by my fiancé Nadira Kimberly. At home one night, we played and sang together as we listened to ‘Close To You’ by the amazing Burt Bacharach. This really opened the door for me to do this amazing man’s music. In 1975, I was 13 years old when my first single was released, “Please Stay,” by none other than Burt Bacharach. It's like I've come full circle.” Tracklisting includes: Do You Know The Way To San Jose; I’ll Never Fall In Love Again; This Guy’s In Love With You; Alfie; I Say A Little Prayer; Walk On By; (They Long To Be) Close To You; The Look Of Love; Cape Town; What The World Needs Now Is Love; and A House Is Not A Home.
Jonathan Butler is a native of Cape Town, South Africa and the youngest in a family of 12 children, Butler began singing and playing guitar at age seven. Well respected in the jazz and R&B fields, as well as the gospel arena with his iconic Grammy®-nominated hit “Falling In Love With Jesus,” Butler is one of the few artists who successfully and seamlessly blends the genres into his career and live shows. Butler signed his first record deal as a teen and became the first black artist played on white South African radio stations, winning a Sarie Award, the South African equivalent of a Grammy, for the hit single, “Please Stay.” Butler lived in England for 17 years, and today makes his home in California, yet his artistry continues to pay homage to his African roots.