One of the best things about Twitter is when you get a Tweet back from a music artist who you have always liked. Some celebrities are even better when they follow their fans back. As a thank you I want to do a post on each of the music stars who have followed me on Twitter over the past few months. The first one has to be about Deon Estus.
Many months ago I started posting about songs I love from the 80s. One song that I posted was Heaven Help Me, the beautiful soulful 1989 top ten Billboard hit by Deon Estus. Writing that post I never thought that the man himself would read it and post it on his own Twitter page. Deon follows many of his fans and interacts with them regularly. For me, that is what makes a true music star.
Deon was the bass player and backing singer on Wham!'s albums and tours and also featured on George Michael's Faith album and tour but his own solo songs from his debut album Spell onwards are also exactly the kind of r'n'b pop genre that I love. I genuinely mean it that Heaven Help Me is the kind of song that I will always love. For me it captures the mood of the music that was in the charts in the late 1980s and continued throughout the following decades.
Deon does more than promote his music and creative talent on Twitter as he regularly is involved in charity and good work causes through the medium of social networking. So thank you so much Deon. I know each and everyone of your fans love the appreciation you return to us.
Here are four songs by Deon. The first is Heaven Help Me.
The second is a remix of Me or the Rumours. It is remixed by Jon 'Jellybean' Benitez which makes it even more fabulous!
The third is a joyful live in concert at Wembley stadium video where he sings a cover version of the great Len Barry song 1-2-3 with George Michael
and the fourth is a newer song, the beautiful Only Love Is Real.