Angelica - Professional Vocalist
The small Virginia town of Montross in Westmorland County is the home of Angelica. She is the youngest of four sisters, and occasional background singer for national R&B recording artist, Ginuwine. Angelica sang on the church choir as a young child, competed in numerous local talent shows where she was crowned Miss Preteen, and even auditioned for American Idol. She spent many hours in the recording studio while in high school, and performed at various shows in the Richmond and DC areas. She studied psychology at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA while making time to sing at a bar near the college campus. It was during that time Angelica realized that music was her true passion. Now as a full-time singer, she is moving that much closer to her goal of making it to the top as an acclaimed vocalist. “I like to keep myself very grounded so that I don’t get big headed when I do make it big” she states. Having grown up in a small town, she remains very close to her family and is very active in her community where she can still be found singing at local events.
Jessica – Professional Vocalist/Brand & Media Manager
Born into foster care but adopted into a family with a musical background, Jessica is a talented singer and songwriter. She has penned an incredible library of tunes that captivates her listeners’ imagination. Jessica knew from a very young age that this form of expression would always hold a special place in her heart. She became inspired to sing at the age of 4, and to play the piano, drums, viola, and clarinet before she was 10. She believes music provides an escape that is so beneficial for the true soul. “The reason I sing and write now is because it brings a fire and passion that nothing else brings. My love for expression and for our community shines through every note I write and sing.”
J-Fields – Professional Vocalist & Talent Scout
J-Fields, is a vocalist as well as a known musical enthusiast who is inspired by the sounds of live instrumentation and the creativity of alternative musical sounds. He is most known for his work in the choir of Strong Tower Ministries as a praise team leader and for his role singing in different gospel and secular vocal groups. His aspiration for leading in the music world drive him for bigger and better opportunities to impact future generations. His love for people also drives him to help others find happiness through music. “At the end of it all, I want people to fall in love with the process and to find happiness for whatever their niche is in life. If I can show them that through the power of music...then I’ve done my job.”
D’Wayne – Professional Drummer & Creative Services Manager
Known for his strong pocket D’Wayne is one of the most versatile drummer in the DC area. He is skilled in a variety of music genre including Gospel, Jazz, and GoGo, a popular music style in the Washington DC area. Noticing his natural ability and inclination, his mother supported his artistic aspirations and penchant for percussion by gifting him with his very own drum set at the age of 12. D’Wayne began to pursue drumming in earnest. With a never ending appetite toward perfection, he was relentless in his drive to master this new found passion. He devoted countless hours mastering and perfecting his skills and soon gained a reputation as a top young drummer. As a dedicated member of his church, he had the privilege to perform professionally with several bands and artists such as Tyrone Powell, Bryan Popin, and Micah Stampley. He also drummed on many projects over the years, and completed several live church recordings and studio sessions with local artists. Despite his artistic achievements, D’Wayne remains very humble. He is driven to improve daily, and by so doing, hope to encourage those he meets to also strive to be better.
Jcastro - Professional Bassist & Principal Industry Advisor
Born and raised in Brooklyn by his “Grandmother”, Jcastro began playing the drums at the tender age of six. He went through a tumultuous time following the death of his parents. His mother passed away when he was five, and then his father passed away a mere two years later. He credits his brother with altering the course of his life when he convinced Jcastro to relocate to the DMV. It took years of drawing closer to God, seeking guidance and understanding before Jcastro became clearer about his purpose. He dabbled with the keyboard and lead guitar until he found his true passion, the bass guitar. A highly celebrated bass player, he achieved tremendous success touring the country and dazzling audiences worldwide with his skills. Jcastro is also an accomplished producer. He’s produced a movie soundtrack and albums for numerous artists such as Lahla-Hadiya, and played for Jonathan Butler and Bishop Paul S. Morton. Above all, Jcastro is a devoted husband and father of six who credits his musical success to God. “Never let the devil mess up the day God prepared for you!” When he’s not gigging, or playing at his local church, you can find Jcastro running J-Lah Studio and J-Lah Lounge in Maryland.