ELVIS WHITE
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The best kept secret in music

Press


"Rising soca group ELVIS WHITE are among top Caribbean performers nominated for this year's Reggae Soca Music Awards." - NY Daily News


"The stage was warmed up by the sensational body-bumping of Caribbean newcomers ELVIS WHITE." - UKMUSIC.com


"The hottest musical newcomers for Summer 2006!" - Word Up Magazine


"Hailing from the British Virgin Islands and named after the group's lead vocalist, this group concocts breezy reggae and soca tunes. Their debut, with production from Salaam Remi and AKON, runs amok with a melange of sexy island rhythms." - VIBE


"A fresh style of Caribbean music has arrived in the form of ELVIS WHITE." - SMOOTH Magazine


"As the creator and founder of Virgin Records, I am honored to write on behalf of the band, ELVIS WHITE. For many years, they have been delighting guests at my private resort in the BVI, Necker Island. Elvis and the band truly know how to electrify a crowd, as they proved while performing for my Virgin Companies in London.

Although Soca Music is new to the industry, I believe ELVIS WHITE has what is takes to succeed and will make a name for themselves in the industry. Due to the fun nature and unique blend of their music, they have the ability to appeal to a wide variety of people and will have many coming back for more.

I am confident the band will be a huge success and wish them well in this exciting journey. The world is about to experience one of the true musical gems of the Caribbean!"
- Virgin Management - Sir Richard Branson


"ELVIS WHITE's hot energy and pulsating beat, truly delivered and left the crowd begging for more...ELVIS WHITE not only held their own, but amazingly stole the show!" -Gordon Kenny - Executive Producer, the Hollywood Diversity Awards - Rubber Magazine


"The Soca music group ELVIS WHITE has been treating their Caribbean fans to great music for over seven years...Elvis White is the lead singer for one of the most exhilarating and ground breaking Soca bands ever to come out of the Caribbean." - Augusta Focus


"An amalgam of musical, cultural, ambassadors, they are a band of soca specialists united by the name of band founder, Elvis White...This Elvis is here to make a mark on the soca scene. And from early indications, it seems ELVIS WHITE may soon be synonymous with Soca." - Caribbean Life


"1720 Entertainment presents one of the most groundbreaking Soca performers to come out of the Caribbean, ELVIS WHITE...Their song "Amazing Grace" is a remake of the original church hymn we all know but with a Caribbean vibe to it. The new version makes you want to give praise and dance at the same time and not just from the Holy Ghost." - Rolling Out Magazine


Discography

Current Radio Singles- (both receiving spins)
"Don't Stop"
"Sexy Waist"

Album Release: Spring 2007-
"Promise - Live & Direct"

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Elvis White, named after his mother’s favorite entertainer, the legendary Elvis Presley, is the lead singer and namesake of one of the most exhilarating and groundbreaking bands ever to come out of the British Virgin Islands, ELVIS WHITE.

The first to recognize the talent of Elvis White was The Mighty Arrow, the King of Soca, who was one of the first Caribbean artists to have an international hit, “HOT, HOT, HOT”.

Elvis, like The Mighty Arrow, grew up in KinSale, a small village in Montserrat. A lover of great balladeers and reggae bands, Elvis would sneak out of his village at night and soak up the local Montserrat music scene. An invitation by Arrow to join him on the road as an opening singer was Elvis’ first professional venture off the island and his first big break. “I admired the way Arrow used to turn the crowd on”, remembers Elvis. “He had a great personality, he commanded the stage, interacted with the crowd, got the party rocking, waving, and winding….he was a truly great performer.”

Elvis’ second big break would come from his friend, 1720 Entertainment President/CEO, Terry K. Johnson. While working at the airport in Virgin Gorda, in the British Virgin Islands, Elvis befriended Mr. Johnson and the two formed a 15- year friendship. “You meet very few people in this world that touch you and leave a lasting impression like Elvis does,” states Terry Johnson. “The moment I heard the band, I thought that they were the best live band I had ever seen. Elvis himself is the real thing; he has a pure soul and the most distinctive voice I have ever heard. The band’s name, ELVIS WHITE, and the music is a reflection of his persona; it uplifts, it inspires…it just makes you want to move. I have great faith in Elvis, and in ELVIS WHITE, as well as great faith that God’s hand is at work... The birth of 1720 Entertainment is about putting that faith to work.”

ELVIS WHITE has been treating their fans to great music for over seven years. They have performed for a variety of audiences worldwide, including performances at Sir Richard Branson’s private resort – Necker Island in the BVI; The Hamptons social scene; twice in Europe -- the first time to perform for Sir Richard’s five- day Virgin Mega Party in front of over 60,000 people. The second time, as the opening act for Hip Hop icons – The Fugees in France, England, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland for audiences of over 10,000 a night on The Fugees European Tour. ELVIS WHITE has also opened for Keith Sweat on the 2005 Summer Sweat Tour and for Maze, featuring Frankie Beverly on the R&B Island Jam. In October 2005, ELVIS WHITE danced away with the “Best Live Band” award at the popular Miami Carnival and left the audience begging for more at the celebrity- studded Hollywood Diversity Awards, held in Los Angeles last November.

“ELVIS WHITE has the ability to appeal to a wide variety of people and will have many coming back for more. I am confident the band will be a huge success… the world is about to experience one of the true musical gems of the Caribbean.”
- Sir Richard Branson

"ELVIS WHITE has an exciting energy and rhythm not felt in a long time in this town. As the opening act, going up against platinum-selling artists on the same bill, ELVIS WHITE not only held their own, but amazingly stole the show! In a town where it takes a lot to surprise anyone, ELVIS WHITE's hot energy and pulsating beat truly delivered and left the crowd begging for more!"
Gordon Kenney - Executive Producer, Hollywood Diversity Awards

ELVIS WHITE is one of the most exciting bands ever to emerge from the Caribbean. The band includes keyboardist and musical director Greg Hogan; singers Arturo “Toro the Bull” George; the “First Lady” of ELVIS WHITE -- Shekie Wheatley; and lead singer, the band’s namesake, Elvis.

Their debut LP, entitled PROMISE – Live & Direct, features production by rap superstar AKON; Salaam Remi (The Fugees, Kevin Lyttle, Rupee, Nas); Cory Rooney (Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child, Marc Anthony, Michael Jackson); Article One Productions; Donald Parks (Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Toni Braxton, Bobby Brown); and John Howcott (Keith Sweat, The Braxtons, Chante Moore, Silk, and Vanessa Williams).

Their debut LP, PROMISE – LIVE & DIRECT, features their Caribbean/International waist winding hit, “Sexy Waist”; their Reggaeton inspired, rhythmic cross-over hit, “Don’t Stop”; Reggae Rhythms driven tracks , “Don’t Break My Heart” and “Love You Down”; and bonus Carnival treats, “WUK” and the Carnival Road march anthem, “Clear De Way.” PROMISE – Live & Direct slows down to drop some inspiration and praise to Almighty “JA” with a Caribbean rendition of the beloved spiritual “Amazing Grace”. Classic- hit music fans will be pleased with the Caribbean rendition of “Sexual Healing” produced by Remi.

Elvis and the members of ELVIS WHITE are excited about PROMISE- Live & Direct and through faith, what it promises to d