2NspireU - Dane, Scoodie, Daille, Mary, & Kerry

2NspireU - Dane, Scoodie, Daille, Mary, & Kerry

2 INspire U

Mary is founder of the band 2NspireU which consists of 5 musicians and 3 vocalists.  The combined years of music expertise exceed 80 years.  They have shared the stage with Eban Brown (former voice of the Stylistics); Chris Thomas (The Mayor) Comedy Showcases; ‘Luther Relives’. 

The debut album is scheduled for release in late 2021 and includes songs written by Israeli Composer Misha Segal.         

For more information send an email to marycrossmusic@gmail.com.

Meet the Musicians Here 2NspireU

Guitarist

Dane Clarke

Dane Clark was born in the small town of Carenage in Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies.  He grew up to the sound of steel drums and the “Quatro” a ukulele-like instrument in a rich ethnic environment.  His father, James, passed on his love of the guitar.  He played and composed songs for the local church and several small groups.  After migrating to the US, he studied classical guitar for two years at Rutgers University in Camden, NJ. He went on to play for Bethany Baptist Church and co-founded Rapture Jazz/Rapture Fusion

Bassist

Joe 'Scoodie' Fisher

Bassist with a colorful life having played alongside fellow great musicians part of Fat Larry's Band!

VOCALIST

LEXI LECOTE

Lexi Lecote was born an raise in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia. Her love of music dates back to her early childhood singing in choirs and performing the latest pop tunes on her porch in front of her friends. Her love of music spans all genres, everything from classical to alternative.  She has sung on various choirs and iscurently the soprano leader of her church choir. In her spare time she enjoys reading and writing poetry.

keyboards

daille kettrell

Daille Kettrell (pianist, vocalist, songwriter, educator), a Camden, NJ native, has been performing professionally for over two decades.  She was a keyboardist with the late Lionel Hampton, vibraphone/percussion legend, Bobbi Humphrey, jazz recording artist/flutist, the late Vesta Williams, R &B Artist/vocalist, and Gordon James, smooth jazz trumpeter.  She has been a musician in bnds that have opened for Patti LaBelle, George Benson, and Alex Bugnon.’s piano stylins and sultry also voice canm be heard in area veniues playing her original work, blues, jazz, and R&B/Pop.  As a composer, she received an honorable mention for her composition, “The Next Plateau” in the 2003 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. 

She is known for her versatility and ability to compose various tyles of music eqully well.  Daille has a new indie release single, “For All” available on platforms including Spotify and iTunes among others.  Beside working as a freelance musician, Ketterll led her own hands, Rites of Passage, and Daille Kettrell 7 Kharemelion.  Sh was a core member of the band, Pristine Raeign since 2014  Her debut VD Release for The Rite Time, The Rite Moment was in 2008.  She has performed at the COX 2009 Omahja Riverfront Jazz & Blues Festival in Omaha, NE/ 

She has performed at the COX 2009 Omaha Riverfront Jazz & Blues Festival in Omaha, NE, The 2008 Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival in Long Branch, NJ and WBGO Jazz-FM 88 Newark Radio Children’s Concerts and Gallery Receptions I Newark, NJ.  Currently, she works with established international vocal artists Jacke Greggs and Mary Cross.  Her future projects include new original recording and film/TV music work.  When not writing or performing, she is an elementary music teacher in the Camden City School District.

Vocalist

ANGEL MORGAN

Angel Morgan is a NJ native who started singing around the age of 12.  She has sang with various choirs including the Adult Choirs at Asbury United Methodist Church in Merchantville, NJ, and St. Matthews Baptist Church in Williamstown, NJ.  Angel has also sang with the gospel recording choir The Tri-State Mass Choir from NJ.  She can be found singing at various events such as weddings, funerals, and special occasions.  Angel loves many genres of music including classic R&B, neo-soul, funk, reggae, classic rock, jazz, and gospel.  Some of her favorite artists are Jill Scott, Anita Baker, Lalah Hathaway, Faith Evans, Chaka Khan, and Whitney Houston, just to name a few.  Her powerful soprano vocal is a great accompaniment to any artist.  She believes “Singing gives me creative freedom to inspire others”.  2NspireU Project is honored to have this powerful vocal gem who performs lead and background in any capacity – just like a chameleon!

Drums / Percussion

kerry d. little

Kerry D. Little had a passion for drums at the age of 3 and started his musical life. Taught by his late uncle “Dale Scotton” at the age of 6. He attended church all his life at The Church Of God Of Prophecy of many churches. Kerry received the name “Lil’ Drummer Boy” from his last name, being a drummer and young boy at that age. He created a versatile style of his own for any occasion. In 1988 at the age of 15, Kerry started drumming for other places and for bands, choirs etc. This continued as life went on. He was named one of the most talented drummers in Coatesville, PA. He would just enjoy the love from the public that honor his talent. He was greatly influenced by the great drummers of Lil’ John Roberts, Brian Moore, Rev. Garfield Williams, Joe Shields, Steve Gadd, Dennis Chambers, Dave Weckl & so many others. Growing up in church, Kerry attended State Church Conventions and National Church Conventions as one of the main drummers for The Church Of God Of Prophecy Worldwide. He later on took his talent to another level and started drumming and sharing stages for R&B artists such as Axis, Bryan Parr, Greg Scott (Breakwater), Walt Anderson, Tyra Kirkland Starr, Patti LaBelle - (House Of Blues), CeCe Winans, Twinkie Clarke (The Clarke Sisters) Valerie Simpson of Ashford & Simpson - (Sugar Bar), Kim Waters - (Modified Funk), Point Blank, Philly Destiny Band, Red Alert Band & so many other bands and artists. Today, the Lil’ Drummer Boy still enjoys drumming with other artists and traveling from state to state and across country. “I would love to thank God for giving me this wonderful talent and taking the time to teach me patients and discipline with it as time goes on. My main goal is to keep on expanding my talent. Traveling from place to place making it a successful career. Also to obtain a responsible and challenging position in which I can utilize my talent and abilities with all kinds of music and bands.”

PERCUSSION

bruce alford

Some of 2InspireU's Many Performances