Professional, Extremely Talented, Exciting AND a Blast are a few words to describe this ten piece band that will EXcite you…
The Band consists of ten pieces including four lead singers, one who doubles on piano, one on percussion and one on trumpet. A three piece horn section (trumpet, Saxophone and Trombone) and a tight four piece rhythm section. The extremely versatile repertoire ranging from all the top dance hits from pop/ rock to hip-hop, country, jazz, reggae, and salsa will EXcite you.
The Band’s inspiration comes from the band leader/trumpet player, Aaron. He is a professor of music at Georgetown University and has performed with such artist as the Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Pattie Labelle and Common. Members also boast tremendous performance experience.
The band’s singer songwriter and percussionist, Jean, is a terrific bilingual vocalist who speaks French, English and Spanish. He has performed with artists Lucy Brown of Atlantic Records, European sensation Omar and Latin Grammy nominee Gonzalo Grau & La Clave performing English and Latin music across the country.
The Bassist, Hamilton, is also a composer who is the former musical director for R&B stars Mario and Mya, He co-arranged Mario’s number one hit “Let Me Love You” and has orchestrated songs for Yolanda Adams and the world re-known Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. Hamilton has also served as the bassist for artists Clark Terry, William “Keter” Betts and Grammy Award winner Stephanie Mills.
Lead vocalist Alison has performed with artists Dwele, Sy Smith and Grammy nominated artist Raheem DeVaughn. She is the former lead vocalist and co writer for the R&B group Yamama’Nym where she performed across the country and in Asia.
Pianist/Vocalist Stephanie is a songwriter and workshop clinician. She received her degree in music from the College of William and Mary where she studied both classical and Jazz music. Stephanie has received scholarships to perform in Pavia Italy and is a choir director at her church. She also performs with the all-female inspirational group HerSanctuary and is currently in the studio working on her debut CD.
Jonathan is fantastic drummer and producer who has performed with the likes of Aretha Franklin, El DeBarge, Erykah Badu, Common, , Angie Stone, Meshell N’Degeocello, Dwele, Louie Bellson and Charlie Byrd. Jon has also produced for Grammy nominated artist Raheem DeVaughn and Grammy award winning engineer Frank Marchand.
Guitarist, Robbie, has been touring since he was a teenager. He has performed with artists Omar, Sy Smith and Grammy nominated artist Raheem DeVaughn and Crissette Michelle. Robbie also writes and produces for Discovery HD and CSTV under the initials rdm.
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EXcite ROCKED! We danced the night away and had a blast. Aaron was courteous and fun to work with – would absolutely recommend them to anyone without reservation. – 9/17 Wedding Reception