Esprit De Corps
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Esprit De Corps

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States
Pop Reggae




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Still working on that hot first release.



Esprit De Corps is a new, Los Angeles-based music group focused on
creating reggae/soul music with an 80’s-style influence. Taken
literally, the term “Esprit De Corps” refers to the ability of a group to
maintain pride, loyalty, morale and fellowship to an institution or
oneself and others. The new band, which promises a fresh, unique
spin on reggae music, was founded in 2011 by Fred Card and Shock
Mama Cherry.
Card, a Brazilian-born guitarist who now lives in L.A., started playing
in reggae bands back when he was in high school. By his senior year,
he was already recording songs and playing gigs with Jamaican star
Earl Zero. Over the years, Card has worked with Junior Kelly (he
produced “Lots of Herbs”), Sizzla, Anthony B., Michael Rose, Tanya
Stephens, Gregory Isaacs and Buju Banton. Most recently, he has
written and remixed songs for Bassnectar, and is now part of the
production team at Fulton Yard Unlimited, which just produced the first
single off of Earth Wind & Fire’s new Greatest Hits album. Card’s role
in Esprit De Corps is as multi-instrumentalist, songwriter
(music/arrangements) and co-producer.
Shock Mama Cherry’s early roots were in the heart of Brooklyn, where
she began writing poetry and music at the early age of 10. By the age
of 16, she was signed to a record label and began writing, recording
and performing soul music on a much broader scale. Since that time,
Cherry has been working in and around the music industry in a variety
of capacities (including writing for artists such as Jaheim and Dwele)
and has even delved into modeling and acting. She was introduced to
Card in 2010 by producer/engineer Neal H. Pogue, and their mutual
love of reggae sowed the seeds for Esprit De Corps, where she is lead
vocalist/songwriter (lyrics/melody).