Crossovah

Crossovah

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A quartet of vocalists who are as amazing dancers and entertainers as they are singers, Crossovah is the total entertainment package. A versatile group with a perfect blend of Caribbean and mainstream music, Crossovah's appeal transcends race, age or background.

Biography

CROSSOVAH is more than a male vocal group – they are a movement! Never before has Caribbean and mainstream urban music been blended so perfectly! The energy of soca, the swagger of hip-hop, the sensuality of R&B and the uplifting vibes of reggae; this perfect fusion could only be created by CROSSOVAH!

The CROSSOVAH movement began when the now inseparable friends met at Timber Creek High School in Orlando, Florida. Ricardo Drue of Trinidad joined voices with Christopher “Criss” Grant of Jamaica to become members of a group called Diversity. After leaving the group they initially began Crossovah as a duo with Joshua “J-Rah” Jenkins of Barbados and Dave “Kupid” Richards of Antigua as dancers. Criss and Ricardo's sound and chemistry provided the foundation for the group which eventually evolved into a quartet after discovering their dancers could also rap.

Their unique sound evolved naturally from the influences of their roots and the sounds of their adopted homeland. “We listened to reggae and soca at home with our family and American music when we were hangin’ with friends” explained Criss.

CROSSOVAH quickly made a name for themselves in Orlando by opening for popular artists such as Jeffery Osborne, Sean Kingston, Dawgie Slaughter and Elephant Man. Impressed by their raw talent Dawgie Slaughter lent his vocals to “Come Follow Me” one of the several blazing tracks from their upcoming album. The group also caught the ears of top soca producers Peter Coppin, “Tempted to Touch” (Rupee) and Mastamind, “Don’t Stop” (Shurwaye Winchester.) Coppin and Mastamind also contributed to the album producing “Legacy” and “Doin’ Just Fine” respectively.

The members of this Caribbean-American quartet are as amazing dancers as they are vocalists. The buzz surrounding their energetic live performances spread quickly beyond their hometown leading to appearances at Virginia’s Carifest, Chicago’s Jerk Festival, the Miami Carnival and elsewhere. In 2007 the group traveled to Trinidad to enter the Groovy Soca Monarch competition making it to the semi-finals. “Hey Ladies,” the group’s debut video aired in over 20 countries on MTV Tempo.

Crossovah the movement created by the fusion of their cultures and heritage is as much American as it is Caribbean. They are united by a common goal, to unify cultures through song and dance. The energy of Soca, the swagger of hip-hop, the sensuality of R&B and the uplifting vibes of reggae; ……it’s unique, it’s hot…. It’s CROSSOVAH!!

Discography

Test Di Foundation (Coconut Tree Riddim)
Sweet Caribbean Girls w Red Rat
Legacy
Doin Just Fine
Wuk Up Your Waist
Outta Control

Set List

Set can range from 20 minutes to an hour. Covers several genres including reggae, r&b, calypso, hip hop and soca. Focus is on original material, however Covers are given a fair treatement.