Tell everyone about your autobiography “Switch, DeBarge, Motown & Me,“?
Switch, DeBarge, Motown & Me! Is my telling about my journey from birth, through my earlier years as a Motown Records artist. As well as the journey of my group/band Switch from its beginning, through our five years at Motown and the only live performance tour with the original six members, myself, Bobby DeBarge, Phillip Ingram, Jody Sims, Tommy DeBarge and Eddie Fluellen.
Which chapter in the book is your favorite and why?
I believe my favorite chapter of the book is “School Daze”, because that’s where my years of learning and growing were most profound. My dreams of becoming an entertainer took shape and ultimately determined the roads I would take which brought me to today’s outcome.
How did it feel to become a published author?
Proud, happy, relieved, accomplished and determined to continue.
Give us an interesting fun fact about your book?
I think what surprises most about my book, is the number of pages there are. What folks don’t know is, just before I decided it was finally time to publish, I was well into 700 plus pages. Which I had to take my time and much thought to find the right place to end (and save) my final chapter and move on.
Any upcoming projects coming up that you would like to share with readers?
Thanks to the pandemic (this madness has to have a silver lining somewhere), I’ve had the time to begin, work and complete a few projects, with the main one being the “Switch, DeBarge, Motown & Me!” audio book. Due to my ideas, production values and personal demands for quality, this project is taking some time.
Concert or Broadway Play?
How about both???
Arctic or the tropics?
Name one thing from your childhood that kids these days wouldn’t understand?
Among the many, my first thought is delivering newspapers, which I did in my “pre-teen” years.
What album had the biggest impact on you as a teenager?
“Craps” by Richard Pryor.
What must be seen or experienced in person to really appreciate it?
Switch’s live performances!
Name somewhere special you have travelled to, that will always hold fond memories?
I spent a week in Gabon, West Africa w/El DeBarge, Tevon Cambell and a small group of people in late 1997. During that visit (over the 90’s -2000s,) I seldom show up anywhere without my camcorder. I was blessed to capture much of that trip on video, which I can and do pull out from time to time to watch, remember and share with family and friends.
Name one interesting talent you have or something we don’t know about you?
I thoroughly enjoy and am known for my cooking, which I have done and grown better at since I was 13 years old.
How can everyone keep in contact with you on social media?