2v6Smooth R&B-Hip Hop blend built on a foundation of Doo-Wop, Classic Soul and A Cappella vocal harmonies.


Instrumentation
Clifford "Cassanova" Thomas--vocalist, keyboard, saxophone.
Shakerian "Kerry" Marshall--vocalist, drums

Biography
Throughout the years, vocal groups such as the 5 Satins, the Temptations, the Ojays, recent groups like Boys II Men, Dru Hill and Jagged Edge, duos like Sam and Dave, K-Ci and Jo-Jo have established a style of performance and sound of music unprecedented among all other styles. This experience has been more recently represented by the up and coming vocal group 2V6.

2V6 (256), consists of two Anniston, Alabama young men-- Shakerian (Kerry) and Cassanova (Clifford) whose style and drive shines brightly on every person they meet. Although this group is R&B/Urban, their individual tastes in music are extremely diverse; ranging from pop to neo-soul, doo-wop to reggae, hip-hop to rock guitar riffs. They also play drums, keyboard and saxophone.Their image and music touches on every facet of our society, from the smooth RandB love song to the newly defined cRunkandB and the driving upbeat Hip Hop mix.

Listening to a 2V6 song you may not realize it but all vocals --lead, harmony, background (with few exceptions) are entirely 2V6 on the microphone. They sound like a group of 4 or more singers. They have successfully entertained audiences at music festivals, night clubs, high school pep rallies, college events, step shows and professional sporting events such as the Birmingham Steeldogs arena football and Birmingham Magicians basketball games. 2V6 is a clique that's hard to playa-hate. Even their live acappella rendition of the National Anthem (Star Spangled Banner) has gotten them standing ovations. 2V6 released a full album in January, 2006 featuring the single "Ride". Their well choreographed shows are ready for your next party, prom, festival or special event.

***Highlights of the types of venues and audiences 2V6 has performed for from 2002 to 2006 include large family type crowds at the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee Festival, University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) Springfest, Juneteenth Heritage Festival, Birmingham Heritage Festival, Talladega College Springfest, and at the Tampax Total You Tour Talent Expo at the World Congress Center, Sweet Auburn Heritage Festival and at the Soul Food and Music Festival held in Atlanta.


They have also done high school pep rallies. 2V6 was the half-time entertainment for the Ohio Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament (Round One) hosted by the Lady Gamecocks of Jacksonville State University. They performed at Hip Hop for Christmas Charity show at Studio 231 in Gadsden, Al. several nightclubs including the famous Cafe 290 in Atlanta. They also performed as a featured guest act at the New Artist Entertainment's Road to Stardom Talent Show (2005) and from that were invited to participate in some of the Black College Spring Break Tour events for 2006 and spend a week in Hollywood with talent scouts from Showtime At The Apollo and auditioning for other A&R Executives.

2V6 is managed by Cowboy Entertainment and is a part of the Bama Hip Hop Network. For shows and promotional events call 256-282-0799 or write to Bama Hip Hop 2216 Christine Avenue, Anniston, AL. 36207

Sources: CD Baby, Sonicbids

More info:  http://www.sonicbids.com/band/2v6/


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