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The first CD released is rightfully called "The Beginning" with original songs: "Always Walking Away", and "Escalade" which has received local airplay in Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kenticky. Our new CD will have you completely ADDICTED.

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I became interested in music as I listened to my foster mother sing spirituals around the
house. As I listened to her I always felt happy. I began singing at the tender age of five
at church, where I wanted to create that same feeling in others. I remained in the
gospel choir at church for many years where I performed with a wide variety of local
gospel groups. As I began taking singing more seriously I auditioned at The School for
Creative and Performing Arts, and was accepted, majoring in Vocal Music.
Growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio has allowed me to grow musically in all genres. I’ve been able to travel to places such as Long Island, New York, where I met The Sherelle's, made famous for their songs "One Fine Day" and "Soldier Boy". This
meeting was made possible because I had the honor of performing with one of
Cincinnati's own great entertainers, Mr. Richard Johnson. Richard was the bass voice
in the 1950 group "The Students", made famous for their hit songs "Everyday of the Week" and "So Young”. He is currently entertaining with his own group, Ritchie and the Students. I also shared the stage with B.B. King's daughter “Daughter of the Blues" Shirley King in
Chicago, Illinois and at Stevie Rays in Louisville Kentucky. In January 08 I performed with Magic Dick, Deanna Bogart and the amazing Tommy Castro at The Southgate House Newport Kentucky. It’s been an incredible experience meeting and sharing the stage with so many wonderful performers.
I have come full circle at this point, and am writing original songs, recording my first original CD and
performing at different venues throughout the tri-state area with my own band, IIJUICY.
We have been together for a five successful years, what a great time it's been. On May
21, 2006 we won the 2006 Cincinnati Blues Challenge and we represented
Cincinnati Ohio in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee February 2007.
Keep your eyes and ears open! I was once told by very concerned doctors after a
severe car accident that I would never be able to speak clearly again, much less than
be able to ever sing again. Well, there was another plan in store for me, which is to sing
my way into your hearts and minds.