Mostly influenced by the music scene of the 70s, PEPPER MASHAY was originally planning on becoming a journalist. But everything changed once she started to get up on stage to perform her own songs.
After moving and becoming a session singer in LA, PEPPER has sung for such artists as Tina Turner, Cher, Mick Jagger, Keb’ Mo’, Celine Dion, and many others.
But it didn’t take long for PEPPER MASHAY to step out of the shadows and into the limelight.
In 2000, PEPPER MASHAY exploded on the music scene with her hit “Dive In The Pool” (the unofficial song from Showtime’s “Queer As Folk”). In ‘05 PEPPER released “Send Me An Angel”; the classic 80’s Pop hit with a remix from Dave Audé, and “Beauty Shop” from the MGM movie DVD featuring Queen Latifah.
Her ’06 release called “Lost Yo Mind” went #1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Play Chart. Her next song “Does Your Mamma Know” was released on her own label “Freckle Bandit Records for ’08. The song won for Best Dance/Electronica category for “The USA Songwriting Competition for ’08.
“Does Your Mamma Know” was also a featured song on the highly watched “Bravo’s A-List Awards Show” and the song is on “Promo Only’s Mainstream Club Compilation”.” It’s an honor to be on that compilation”.
“I’ve got more surprises up my sleeve, says Pepper”. I’ve got a number of releases coming out in Europe over the summer of ’10. “I’m really excited over my music right now”. My new song “Freeway of Love” has a video and was released at the end of Feb.’10 and will make its way up the “National Video Charts”. It just premiered on “NewNowNext” on MTV/LOGO on Mar. 30th to rave reviews”.
All the Festivals will hear the song plus “Cosmic Love Juice” and “Love & Understanding” over the summer” added Pepper. It’s been a long-traveled road but for PEPPER it’s been a road well worth it. “No matter how long it takes,” advises PEPPER, “never give up your dreams”.
Abigail “If it Doesn’t Fit” (Remix) Upfront Lead background vocalist. Pepper also lends her unique vocals to this track by saying “My Mama said if it don’t fit don’t force it.”
Whitney Houston’s “My Love is Your Love” (Remix) Peppers’s voice was dubbed 100’s of times and used as the entire vocal background choir highly featured throughout this song.
Taylor Dayne “Naked Without You” (Remix) Lead Background vocalist.
Jennifer Holliday “A Women’s Got the Power” Pepper Recorded the Demo for Jennifer to listen to and did the lead background vocal on this song as well.
Christina Aguilera “The Christmas Song” (Remix) Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire. Lead Background Vocalist.
Lead Background vocalist for Bobby Caldwell for the last 4 years.
Lead Background vocalist for the Marvelettes Review, featuring original lead singer, the legendary Motown Diva Gladys Horton.
Lead Singer of the vocal group “Voyceboxing” on GRP Records/US. All 12 songs were written by Jean McClain. The album was produced by Lenny White and Exec. Prod. by Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen.
OTHER BACKGROUND VOCALIST CREDITS:
Cher – Love Hurts
Michael Bolton – Time, Love and Tenderness
Mick Jagger – 2nd Solo Record
Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do With It
Celine Dion – If You Asked Me To & Falling Into You
Paul Rogers – Tribute to Muddy Waters
Aaron Neville – The Grand Tour
Bruce Hornsby – Harbor Lights
Kenny G. – Breathless
Vonda Shepard – 2nd Solo Record
Ray Charles – Various Records
Steve Perry – 2nd Solo record
Dave Coz – Lucky Man
John Hiatt – Perfectly Good Guitar and Solo Record
Victoria Williams – Solo Record
The Wallflowers – 1st Solo Record
Lenny Kravitz – 1st Solo Record
XTC – Solo Record
Patti Austin – Solo Record
David Benoit – Solo record
Sheena Easton – Solo record
Bobby Caldwell – Soul Survivor
Heavy D – The U.N. Children’s Album
Lalah Hathaway – Heaven Knows and Album
Three Men & a Little Lady
National Lampoon’s Xmas Vacation
What’s Love Got To Do With It
Out For Justice
Under Siege 2
Pump Up The Volume
SING and Dr. Jeckyl & Ms. Hyde
The Jay Leno Show
In The Heat Of The Night
Rachel Gunn RN
American Music Awards (with MC Hammer)
The Arsenio Hall Show
The Mann Theater
Miller Lite with Big Daddy Kane
In and Out Hamburgers
PEPPER’S CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS:
Aid for Aids – Los Angeles, CA.
AIDS Project Los Angeles, CA.
Laguna Beach HIV Clinic – Laguna Beach, CA.
AIDS Early Intervention Program
Ordinary Miracles – San Diego, CA.
Hillcrest Youth Center -San Diego, CA.
California Alliance for Pride and Equality
Imperial Court de San Diego – San Diego, CA.
Fashion Cares – Toronto, Canada
Life Long AIDS Alliance – Seattle, Washington
StopAIDS.org – San Francisco, CA.
Fenway Community Health Center – Boston, MA.
Arizona AIDS Project – Phoenix, AZ.
LA Shanti – Los Angeles, CA.
GLAAD – Los Angeles, CA.
AIDS Walk Colorado – Denver, CO.
Project Angel Food – Los Angeles, CA.
The Matthew Shepard Foundation – Denver, CO.