WILLIAM HANFORD LEE, JR.
William Hanford Lee Jr. is a talented and self-contained singer, songwriter, composer and producer. A native of Sacramento, California, Lee has been performing since the age of 12 and writing and producing since the age of 15. His passion for production and artist development has put him in the studio with artists and producers such as The Transcenders (Grammy-nominated), Leona Lewis, Brian Alexander Morgan (Grammy-nominated), Ashley Ingram, Tony Terry (twice-nominated Soul Train Music Awards) and Terry Dexter.
As a composer he has compiled an impressive list of trailers including “Terminator Salvation” (Warner Bros.), “Man On Fire” (20th Century Fox), “Walk The Line” (20th Century Fox), “Bad Boys II” (Columbia Pictures) and “House Of The Dead” (Artisan Entertainment). Lee has had songs placed in numerous feature films and television shows including “The Bernie Mac Show” (20th Century Fox Television), “Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties” (20th Century Fox), “Hustle And Heat” (Columbia TriStar) and “Spring Breakdown” (Warner Bros.).
He has also scored numerous successful films, including the 2002 HBO Short Film Award winner and Sundance Film Festival selection “Quest To Ref”, as well as Urbanworld and Hollywood Black Film Festival selection “Knock, Knock... Who’s There?”. His latest film “Sister's Keeper” recently won the top prize at the Hollywood Black Film Festival.
As a performer, Lee performs around the country as a lead singer for the bands Soulville and Powerpoint, as well as his original band Papalee. His voice has been featured in numerous television campaigns including Tobasco (launched during the Super Bowl 2005), Honda and Old Navy, and he was a co-star on the season finale of “Las Vegas” on NBC performing with the legendary Gladys Knight.
Lee's first feature film “Issues” (Bullzeye Productions) is now available on DVD. He is currently producing an EP and developing artists for his independent record label.
Arthur is one of Southern California’s fastest rising stars in dance music. He discovered electronic music in the mid-90’s, which immediately became his source of inspiration. A DJ and producer for over eight years now, Arthur’s immense passions have left an indelible mark in the dance music community. To date, he has performed at venues such as the Hollywood Arena, Spundae and RED at Circus, The Standard, Leiden’s Liberation Festivities in Holland, and Empire Ballroom at the Las Vegas Music Conference. He has also been featured as Guest DJ on Vancouver’s CJSF 90.1FM, ETN.FM, Orbital Grooves Radio, and Global Dance Mission on iTunes.
2008 marks the fifth year of his radio show, “The Division of Hardcore Samples,” which airs every Thursday night from 10PM-12AM PST on KUCI 88.9 FM in Orange County, CA. Past accomplishments include live remote broadcasts through collaborations with Orange Vibe and Giant in a joint effort to further expose electronic dance music to Orange County. Through this, he has worked alongside prominent artists such as Armin van Buuren, Dubfire (of Deep Dish), Miss Nine, Matthew Dekay, Marco Bailey, and Paolo Mojo. In addition, his weekly radio show has allowed him to feature and interview several world-renowned artists—such as UK DJ and Producer Lange, and most recently production stars Jonathan “Jono” Grant and Tony McGuinness of Above & Beyond.
In addition, Arthur currently runs the mixing boards as board operator at two of LA and Orange County’s largest radio stations, KIIS 102.7FM and STAR 98.7FM.
Arthur Galestian is a name you will be seeing and hearing increasingly. He is currently developing several projects, in addition to having a highly active profile in the entertainment industry. We are proud to have him on board here at BJP Entertainment!