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Sheila • Vocals
Just ask anyone to describe Sheila's performance in two words and they'll say "fully committed." From the moment she hits the stage, it's perfectly clear that she is intentional. She sings each song with a style all her own. She moves, she motivates, she mesmerizes, she ministers, and she makes you feel good. She recorded her first cover tune, Slip Away by Clarence Carter, at the age of seven. She attended the High School of Music and Art in New York City as a voice major. She has been seen on the stage of the Barn Dinner Theater as a "Raylette" in the Pete Peterkin production of Ray Charles Live! She has performed with the Richard B. Harrison Players in productions of Black Nativity at the Harrison Auditorium and Smokey Joe's Café at Paul Robeson Theater at NC A&T State University. She recently appeared with the Aggie Rhythm-n-Blues Revue at the Warehouse Jazz and Supper Club at North Carolina A&T State University. She is often hired to entertain at weddings, private parties and corporate functions. She ministers at several nursing homes and rehab centers in Greensboro, and serves on her church choirs.
Jeff • Sax & Trumpet
Jeff has been a professional musician since the 1980s, and has a diverse background with all styles of music, including Big Band, Blues, Classical, Country, Funk, Jazz, Motown, Musicals, Oldies, Progressive Rock, R&B, Rock, Rockabilly, Soul, and Swing. He has a degree in music, and extensive experience as a performer, band director, music teacher, studio musician, recording engineer, arranger, and composer. In addition to performing with Gekara, he is sought-after as a soloist for weddings, church services, funerals, special events, national anthem, and taps.
Brom • Guitar & Vocals
Brom is a singer-songwriter, music producer, music publisher (ASCAP), and multi-instrumentalist. He has written over 150 songs. Brom and wife Avis wrote an inspirational song "Rekindle" for a Christian compilation CD “Rejoice, Rekindle, Respond”. Vocal Pointe, a gospel group founded by Brom & Avis, recorded the song “Welcome Holy Spirit”, which received airplay on east coast gospel radio stations. Brom produced and wrote the songs for the CD “Intended for Human Consumption” for Sideshow the Band.
Avis • Keyboards & Sax
Avis began playing the piano in her hometown of Bridgeport, Connecticut, under the tutelage of her mother. She founded Mostly Piano Music Studio, after graduating from Howard University, where she earned her B.Mus.Ed and M.Mus. Piano Performance degrees. She has completed one year of studies towards her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at University of Maryland, College Park.
Moot • Synthesizers, Keyboards & Vocals
Moot is a multi-talented musician, producer, engineer and author. He is currently involved deeply in R&D as well as field testing products for Behringer|MUSIC Tribe, one of the world's largest manufacturers of musical equipment. In his personal production facility located in Fort Myers Florida, he writes and sings about music, telling the truth about this world in which we live. Moot is determined to give you the best R&B and Funk experience he can muster. He has the ability to perform in multiple genres and voices, however, his heart and soul lives and breathes the Funk.
Tracy • Drums
Known from The Apollo Theatre to The Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, Tracy has performed and engineered with some of the best talent the world has to offer. He started on drums at five years old, progressed to concert sound production, and has returned to his place behind a drumkit. Affectionately known as "Sticks", he is the founder of Gekara.