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With a plethora of musical taste and backgrounds rangingfrom reggae to rock to country to R&B to Jazz, the band "C-Sharp" shows no limitations with their writing ability and style.
Originally referred to as Sentimental Touch in the Jazz World, C-Sharp came together in December 2001 with core members Aeion “Yaaka” Hoilett, Dwain “Wiya” Campbell and Ordean “Bingy” Francis while studying music at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. All hailing from the North Coast, the group began their musical journey in the renowned “Room 13” at the college, „jamming? for hours after classes.
Needing to satisfy their insatiable appetite for playing music, during the first two years of coming together, the group played at weddings, school concerts and many other small events once the opportunity arose. During this time guitarist Lamont
“Monty” Savory joined the group and C-Sharp formed alliances with great musical influences such as Ibo Cooper, of the famed Third World Band, that would later on prove very influential in their becoming the renowned group they are today.
In perfecting their sound, C-Sharp changed faces by welcoming Randevon “Randy” Patrick as their new drummer, and Chevaughn Clayton with his dynamic vocal skills as lead singer and percussionist, both bringing a solid sound to an already eclectic five-man band. "C-Sharp" has done nothing but try to break the mold of today's repetitive reggae music industry by creating their music with the core being reggae but sometime with fusions of Rock, country and other popular genres. C-Sharp places much emphasis on sharp vocals, musical arrangement and positive lyrics to ensure that the music not only satisfy the taste of music lovers internationally, but is also fitting for the whole family.
This band tries their hardest to be real to everyone they come in contact with and be living examples of their music which supports universal love and peace.
After the release of their debut album “What A Day” in 2005, C-Sharp played countless number of shows in the last 11 years, across Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, as opening acts for Rita Marley (Wife of Reggae Legend Bob Marley), Tony Rebel, Tarrus Riley, and also Roberta Flack and Peabo Bryson at the Hilton Hotel in Kingston Jamaica at a special Valentine Day concert.
C-Sharp has started a new chapter with the release of their sophomore album entitled The Invitation on their Independent label C-Sharp Music. "We have spent five years writing and recording songs for this album ensuring that fans get a more mature sound and now this is everything we are and more." stated bassist Aeion. Since the release of this album the Band has toured South Korea in May-June of 2012 at The Latin America Cultural Festival and also started their 2012 summer Europe tour which runs from July to August at Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia Italy. C-Sharp is now preparing to take the new album and this more mature sound to virgin reggae territories and also existing music markets starting in the Oceanic Region. So be ready and gear up for the Reggae Revival to begin with C-Sharp and, as they build their musical reputation, a “Sentimental Touch” is left with fans worldwide.