FRANSISCO CENTENO (Bass): Francisco was discovered at the age of 15 and began recording with Motown greats like Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye. By the age of twenty, he had played in all the major cities in the USA while touring with Aretha Franklin, Melba Moore and Bette Midler. For the past 30 years, he has been heard on hundreds of commercials, albums, motion picture soundtracks and TV shows. Fransisco has played with several Broadway shows and is currently with A BRONX TALE.
KEVIN HUPP (Drums): Kevin is a world class, award-winning drummer, producer, songwriter and studio owner. He has toured with some of the best artists and musicians in the world, beginning in 1986 with the legendary Rick Derringer and working with him for the next ten years. Kevin has also shared the stage with Edgar Winter, Johnny Winter, Eddie Van Halen, Hall and Oates, Freddy Johnson, many others. He most recently played with Iggy Pop.
JERRY Z (Organ): Jerry creates a sophisticated and modern approach to the Hammond B3 and is an intrinsic part of the New York music scene. With a style all his own, Jerry has captured the attention of audiences at home and abroad with fresh melodies, potent grooves and soulful compositions. Notable collaborations include recordings for soul-jazz pioneer Melvin Sparks, Grove Up, This is It, Jim Payne's Sensei and Energie, Oz Hoy's Twisted Blues Volume 1&2, Who Gives A Funk, and The Headhunters’On Top album. Jerry has also enjoyed performing and recording with Delbert McClinton.
RONNY DRAYTON (Guitar): Ronny was raised in South Jamaica, Queens, NY, and first played drums at St. Clement The Pope Middle School. He switched to guitar at age seventeen, and met and played with many of the great ones in the genres of Rock, Funk, Soul, Blues and Jazz. His mentors included Jimi Hendrix, Edwin Birdsong, Albert King, Roy Ayers, Attila Zoller, James Blood Ulmer and The Chambers Bros. Ronny studied Composition and Arrangement at Kingsborough Community College. Over the years, he has worked on countless recording projects as well as numerous TV shows and videos.
ASA LOVECHILD (backing vocals): Asa Lovechild is a singer, actress and writer. She is a native of Louisville, KY, who started her singing and acting career at the age of four. She has had the privilege and honor of touring with the legendary Nona Hendryx (Labelle) for the past eight years, and has shared the stage and worked with the likes of R&B singer Monifah, Tsidii Le Loka, The Black Rock Coalition, Toshi Reagon, George Clinton, The Ladies of SKYY, Sara Dash (LaBelle), Melba Moore, Lonnette McKee, Martha Redbone, Freddie Jackson, Morley, Imani Uzuri, Sandra St. Victor, Qaasim Middleton (American Idol Contestant), Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads), and many more renowned acts. Asa holds a BA in Literature and Theatre Arts, an MBA in marketing, and is pursuing her DBA in Entrepreneurship (Entertainment). Her last album, Love's Experience (Steve Wallace Edition), has charted twice on the UK soul charts (in 2007 and again in 2013). She is noted as being one of the top 20 digitally downloaded artists in Neo-Soul, on Amazon.com UK. You can hear her music in heavy rotation in Brazil, Germany, Nigeria, the UK, and other parts of the world. She is currently in the final stages of recording her follow up album to Love’s Experience and is in talks for mounting her one woman show Identity Crisis.
KEYONTIA "Ki Ki" HAWKINS (backing vocals): Ki Ki Hawkins is a singer, originally from Baltimore, MD, who attended The Baltimore School for the Arts where she expanded vocally from gospel, R&B, jazz and rock into classical. This classically-trained prodigy further continued her education at The Juilliard School of Music. Ki Ki began her touring career with notable artists such as Amel Larrieux; Kelis; Angelique Kidjo; Nona Hendryx; Patti LaBelle; The Legendary Group LaBelle, and 2009 Grammy Nominated artist Maiysha. As an established writer, Ki Ki has written and performed lead and backing vocals on dance singles, "You Don't Tell Me Anymore", "Get Up", "Thankyou", "Keep It Movin", and "Give You What You Need" for Wakko Records with singles released in the UK and the US. She has been invited to lend her vocal styling to many studio sessions, including Raheem DeVaughn's "Love Experience" album, as a featured vocalist on Q-Tip's 2007 single "Work it Out" and 2009 "Kamaal the Abstract", backgrounds on LaBelle's 2008 "Back to Now" CD, the 2009 E.P. release of “The Ki Ki Experience LIVE”, and backgrounds on Nona Hendryx's 2011 "Mutatis Mutandis" album.