Constant Change was born in 1964 and named, Dawn Thomas at birth. She legally changed her name to Constant Change on March 5, 1997. She prefers to be called, "Dawn".
Born into a musical family, her Dad was a music minister, and her mother was a pianist. She grew up singing in the the church, and was greatly influenced by black gospel, southern gospel and inspirational gospel music. At an early age, she studied classical piano, and at age 16, discovered her gift for songwriting, when she wrote her first song, entitled, "Except for The Grace of God".
Some of her original gospel songs includes:
He'll Do It Again, recorded by Shirley Caesar and others
I Am Not Ashamed, by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and Janet Paschal
In It After All, by Larnelle Harris
I'll Give You Peace, by Sandy Patti
Hallelujah Praise The Lamb, by The Talleys
Growing up, various musical styles and musicians influenced her writing and taste. Some of those musicians include: James Taylor, Andre Crouch, Michael McDonald, Sade, Toto, Guy Heath, Maurice White, Quincy Jones, Dr Hook, Kelly Willard, Claude Bolling, The Happy Goodmans.
In the early 90's, she recorded an album for Elektra Records, produced by the late and legendary, Tommy Lipuma.
As a signed artist, she recorded her original adult/contemporary ballad, If I'm Not In Love, which was included on the movie soundtrack, Indecent Proposal. The movie was released in the early to mid 90s and starred Robert Redford and Demi Moore. While the song was re-produced for Elektra Records , the recording selected for the movie soundtrack was Constant's original demo recording, which cost under $500 dollars to make, and was produced by Scott Sheriff and Constant herself.
Some of her original pop, jazz, and country songs includes:
Story of My Life,, by Irma Thomas
If I'm Not In Love by Faith Hill
Spend the Night, by Earth Wind & Fire
Only For A While & Serious, by Anita Baker
Too Much For This Heart, by James Ingram
Greater Need & By My Side, by Lorrie Morgan
Now passionate for tennis, Constant still writes and records music when inspired, and has also taken to poetry writing.
Dawn @ DawnThomas.cc