Group Without A Name (GWN)

Group Without A Name (GWN)

 Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., USA
BandJazzAdult Contemporary

A breath of fresh air

Biography

Group Without a Name (GWN) was established January of 2009 in the basement of Lulu Vere Childer’s Hall (the Fine Arts Building) at Howard University. At the time of its inception, the members of GWN were freshman who differed in many ways, but despite these differences, they combined their musical styles and created a sound of their own. Initially the group was only four members, (Isaac “Izzy” Bell IV, Shacara “FL Song” Rodgers-Bradham, Kayla “Lady K” Waters and Ashton “Mookie” Vines) however, by the end of 2009 they had welcomed members Justin “Jay” Frazier to the fold. Recently as of 2011, Eliot Seppa has completed the six piece super group.
GWN has sought to become a force within the world of music, hence the creation of their name. They chose Group Without a Name, because their music defines them and without a doubt it, continues to do so. With a diverse mix of Hip Hop, R&B, Soul and Jazz, their music is nearly indefinable. Audiences from all over are drawn to the appeal of this surplus of musical talent and originality. Their beginnings were humble, however, spending countless hours practicing, writing and accepting small performances. Conversely, they did not let their status deter them and in the winter of 2009, they gathered their funds and flew to Chicago, IL to record their debut album “The Definition.” When the album was released on April 10, 2010 it was received well throughout the Howard University and DMV community, selling over 2,000 units. Two weeks later on April 23, 2010, the group was recognized as one of the best five musical acts on campus in The Hilltop's "Freshman Five" feature. The album proved to be a launching pad towards a successful year.
By the end of their junior year, GWN had performed and featured at many events in DC. Beginning as the winner of their first talent show in April of 2009, to heavily contributing in the Mr. and Miss Howard Pageant and the Haiti Benefit Concert, they were honored at the first ever WHBC Rockstar Awards in 2010. Progressing on, from their brief stint as the house band at G2 Lounge, to featuring at the Up and Up open mic series, to performing at Indulj on the legendary U street, to electrifying the stage before thousands at Howard University’s famous International Yardfest, they are continually garnering a fan base, both young and old. Along with performing, the group has also shared the stage with some of the industry’s best: Wale, Phil Ade, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Algebra Blesset, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, and more.
GWN has skyrocketed to superstardom at Howard University by staying hungry, yet humble. Two years have passed since the group was first formed and 2011 has already been a productive year. They established their label, BOMDU Entertainment, LLC in May of 2011 and plan to release several singles over the coming months in preparation for the upcoming release of their second album “Redefined”. Since the beginning, staying humble and faithful to God has been key.
"As artists there is greatness in all of them. Their music is about fun and life. There's no grey area. It's real music, by real musicians, singers and writers.”
-Macaiah Recording Studio
Chicago, IL

Discography

www.gwnmusic.bandcamp.com

The Definition- Album
1. Real Noise
2. Musicaholic
3. Sounds Like
4. Long Lost Lover
5. Really Need It
6. Meant To Be
7. GWN Anthem

Shut Up- Single

SummerTime- Single