My talent was discovered when I was 6 yrs old along with my brothers.
1964 - Formed group fashioned after the Sensations.
1968 - Formed new group the Enthusiastics, a name given by my grandmother, with my
brother Tony and my friend Willie. We performed in many annual talent shows at East Tech High School. We were called the â€œOjaysâ€?. In addition, we also performed at the neighborhood center in the projects.
Early Career: Lead singer for the Box Office Attraction Band along with two other singers and five band members. We played the top 40â€™s all over Cleveland, Ohio. We were one of the most back by popular demand bands in the land at that time.
1978 - Started to write my own songs with simple melodies and much emotion.
- Joined Razz to Riches, an all girls band, after the Box Office Attraction
- Found a young group named The Black Magic Band.
- Gave an audition at the Salvation Army and won. Performed more than
eight years until the drummer passed away.
1983 - Attended college after the break up of The Black Magic Band to study the theory of writing music.
1991 - Earned lead singer spot with The Dynamic Homeboys group with the recommendation of the studio producer. We had the honor of provivding the entertainment for Mr. Jesse Jackson during his campaign for Presidency in Cleveland, Ohio.
1995 - As part of the 20 artists in the Intermission Talent for the Haircare Oscars, I was chosen to be the only opening act for many famous artists such as: Chanta Moore, Jesse Cambel, Men at Large, and Levert.
1997 - Had an inner city contract with a label for three years with a group named S.T.R.O.K.E. (Sensational Talent Reviving of Kicking it Edge). During this time, I wrote and arrange songs, vocals, and music for the group.
Most Worthy: My song Freaky Lovin was a smash hit on MP3 in less than two weeks and stayed on the Favorite Listeners List for one month and a half.
2000 - Started as minister of music for a youth choir at A.M.E.
I have 2yrs of music at a school of the arts and plenty on the job training with local bands and solo opportunities.
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