For almost 20 years, singer/songwriter Michael Sutton has been an important hidden force in the music industry. Writing and producing countless songs for artists such as Stevie Wonder, Thelma Houston, and Smokey Robinson, Sutton became known for his behind-the-scenes efforts more than anything else. Writing many theme songs as well, he branched into movies and even scored a few films before the late 90's. By that time, he began tiring of staying in the background and desired an active role in his own music. Writing a series of soulful love ballads, Sutton shaped his own brand of smooth R&B during the next few years, eventually stepping into the studio to record. When he emerged, Hopeless Romantic became the first solo album from the longtime songwriter. Released in 2002 on his own Little Dizzy Records, Sutton played a series of live dates soon after.
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