Orlando-born singer and self-taught instrumentalist,
Byron "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers’ musical career began in his father's
Gospel group at the age of five. Growing up in a musical household,
Byron was introduced to various genre's of music. He listened to
everything from Gospel to Jazz. However, there was one particular sound
that caught his heart: The Talkbox. He heard it used by R&B Funk
Master artist, Roger Troutman and he immediately wanted to play it
himself for God.
And his journey began…
Byron performed and toured with great Gospel artists like Jonathan
Butler, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Fred Hammond, Ce Ce Winans, Kurt Carr
and Bishop T.D. Jakes, to name just a few. From there, he was offered a
position playing keys with mega-pop band, *NSYNC and his career
catapulted. Over the years, he has toured and performed with the
Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, O-Town, Gloria Estefan, Jordan Knight
and appeared on shows such as Saturday Night Live, The View, The Radio
City Music Awards, Nickelodeon's Teen Choice Awards, Walt Disney's Very
Merry Christmas Parade (ABC), The N'SYNC "Aint No Stoppin' Us Now"
Payper- view special, MTV's TRL, Good Morning America, E True Hollywood
Stories (N'SYNC), the Loreal Summer Music Mania, and Nickelodeon's The
While Byron was honored for such amazing opportunities, he felt that a
career on the road and in the spotlight was starting to take its toll
and his life was heading in a direction he didn’t like. He decided to
step away from *NSYNC and focus more time on his wife and family.
He started working with TobyMac and was featured on the GRAMMY
nominated, Dove Awardwinning, albums Welcome To Diverse City and
Portable Sounds. Additionally, he was writing, co-writing, arranging and
doing guest spots for artists like O-Town, Group 1 Crew, Martha Munizzi
and many others. He took a position playing drums for Group 1 Crew and
Top 3 American Idol finalist Danny Gokey.
Still, he didn’t feel like he was where he was supposed to be. God began dealing with Byron spiritually concerning his gifts.
Byron explains, “God told me at the height of my blossoming career to
leave the road and dedicate my life to him, and he would bless my music
to minister to the world." In 2004 he recorded and released his debut
cd, My Testimony, which sold in over 17 different countries, making him
one of the top sellers on CDBaby.com. Most recently, Byron became a
member of TobyMac’s Diverse City Band and he still continues
his solo career.
His newest project, My Time, released in March and is already making
quite an impact. The first radio single “Ground Zero” reached Top 10 on
the Rhythmic Charts. Byron's TALKBOX performance synergizes with a
unique micro-phonics sound that delivers a sensationally new flavor of
music that "talks." His animated electrifying presence reveals his deep
passion to spread the Gospel.
Byron has a true testimony to share. His life, experiences, and choices
he's made on this journey have paved the way for healing and deliverance