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 2022 with a number of collaborations!         

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

Musicians ....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!  

Scoodie has worked with a number of artists throughout his musical career including Larry Huggins  (R&B and Gospel Rock music).  The show subsequently left the televised airways.  The group went on tour in Canada and Entertained extensively throughout Delaware Valley.  Danny Montez Band,

Ann Byers Review (Gladys Knight Impersonator);

Mr. Melody Band;  Corban Family: (R&B and Casino Circuit style music); Urban Quadra Jazz Band: (Jazz and R&B music).  He entertained at private affairs such as; Doctor Conventions, Bah mitvahs and Jazz festivals.  He also performed with Lowdown, an R&B and Rock & Roll group.  Jazzmyn Ferrell & lasavant Image; Ajodah and the Marquee players; MD Concept Blues Band; Best of Friends (vocal group);  Wilson Lambert (bBue Magic Tribute);  James Lee former member of Fat larry’s Band and Mary Cross 2Nspire you Band (Phyllis Hyman/ Tribute/R&B/ Jazz and Classic Soul from  2018-to-Present.

 

The Original Blue Magic group from 2019 till present.

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 bands that have opened for Patti LaBelle, George Benson, and Alex Bugnon.’s piano stylings.  Her  voice can be heard in area venues playing her original works, 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. 

Daille is known for her versatility and has the ability to compose various styles of music equally as well.  Daille's new indie release single, “For All” is available on various music platforms including Spotify and iTunes.  Besides working as a freelance musician, Kettrell led her own band, Rites of Passage, and Daille Kettrell & Kharemelion.  She was also a core member of the band, Pristine Raeign since 2014.  Her debut CD Release for The Rite Time, The Rite Moment was in 2008.  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 Jackie 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

Leroy 'Juney' Tatum

 

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Vocalist

Martina Grant

Born and raised in Camden, NJ. Martina began performing with the choir of five Spruillettes at the age of 6!  This multifaceted songstress is known for her ability to harmonically compliment any vocalist she accompanies – with great ease.

Modeling professionally since age 8, Martina is also an accomplished actress who, under producer / director Stephen Stahl has worked in Trading Places.  She also worked as a stage manager for Sugermouth Sam Don’t Dance No More, and with playwriter Don Evans.  She performed in Dream Girls with the Emmy Award winner Joseph A Walker who wrote The River Niger performing behind the scene vocals.  She has been cast in behind the scenes videos, singing solos and background with Dr. James Edwards.

She continues to write - and for the past several years, has worked in the studio on music compilations penned by her late mother.  Best known for her performances at various venues under the stage name MarJean, she is excited to perform alongside the incomparable Mary Cross 2NspireU Project.

This quick study with a keen ear loves all genres of music and has been holding Mary down since the early stages of the 2NspireU project over 3 years ago!

KEYS, BASS, DRUMS!

bruce alford

Some of 2InspireU's Many Performances