Beverly

Beverly

BandR&BSinger/Songwriter

Her vocal style is not limited to any one style of singing. Beverly has a background in gospel, light jazz, R&B, pop and light opera.

Biography

There are voices and then there are star voices”, one of the many accolades written about singer/songwriter Beverly. Born one of five children to parents James and the late Edoris Crowder, Beverly began singing at the tender age of four. She grew up in a musical family where everyone could sing. She and her siblings also played instruments around the house. With her gospel roots, Beverly sang in the choir at an early age and was also with the pre-teen group “The Cathedral Voices”, which traveled around to different churches. Beverly made quite a name for herself, where she sang at weddings and funerals, not to mention local talent shows, showcases and contest. One event led to a small acting role in “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”, where Beverly went on to playing the leading role for the same production.

Beverly’s professional music career began when she auditioned for Teddy Riley at Paramount Carowinds in her home town of Charlotte, NC. She was featured on the song “I Can’t Get You Out of My Mind” by Black Street. She later moved to Virginia Beach for a shot at singing in a female group also headed by Teddy Riley. After returning home, Beverly continued to pursue her dreams of becoming a national recording artist. Her next opportunity came when a former classmate sent a demo tape of karaoke song’s to an inside connection at Yab Yum Entertainment. The tape made its way into the hands of the CEO Tracey Edmonds who flew Beverly out in a matter of days. Beverly returned home after the audition when a call to her day job, “Pizza Hut”, confirmed the eagerly anticipated deal. Beverly was on her way when she moved to Los Angeles to record her debut album “Heart and Soul”. Her talent brought her before top industry producers including Babyface (Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston, Boys to Men), Rodney Jerkins (Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child), David Foster (Whitney Houston, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClerkin, Celine Dion) and a host of other great producers in the industry. Beverly left a lasting impression on her audience during countless performances. She has graced the stage with legends Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, KC & JoJo, After Seven, Sheila E and many more great artist in the industry as well. Beverly performed her singles “You Came Along” and “Here” on Soul Train and a duet, “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)”, with Babyface on MTV UNPLUGGED. She also was honored to have to opportunity to sing background on Whitney Houston’s song “You’ll Never Stand Alone”. Other featured performances by Beverly included a song co-written by her on the soundtracks Light It Up titled “Here”, as well as Hav Plenty sound track titled “I Can't Get You Out Of My Mind”. Beverly was featured in several magazines, including some covers, BRE, Urban Network, Black Hair, R&R and Honey. Her vocal style is not limited to any one style of singing. Beverly has a background in gospel, light jazz, R&B, pop and light opera. Studying with the late world renowned opera coach Sammy Stevenson, she traveled to London in 2004 with the cast of "Porgy and Bess". Beverly is currently working on a new project and hopes to return to her fans with a much anticipated album release. She assures it will be well worth the wait.

Discography

Heart and Soul
Elektra