Sheila Escovedo is the daughter of percussionist Pete Escovedo, with whom she frequently performs. Sheila E's uncle is Alejandro Escovedo, formerly with Delphine Neid's first-wave punk rock group The Nuns, Rank and File and The True Believers, followed by a solo career. The late Tito Puente was Escovedo's godfather. She is also niece to Javier Escovedo, founder of seminal San Diego punk act, The Zeros. Another uncle, Mario Escovedo, fronted long-running indie rockers, The Dragons. Escovedo is of Mexican, African American, and Creole heritage. Coke Escovedo was also her uncle.
Marta Marrero (born May 18, 1969 in Whittier, California, USA), better known as Martika, is a Cuban-American pop singer. As a child she dabbled in acting making her film debut as one of the dancing orphans in the film version of "Annie". As a teen she would star as 'Gloria' on the syndicated children's variety show 'Kids Incorporated'. After outgrowing her role, Martika would turn her focus towards her first love, music.
Tania Evans is a British vocalist, born in 1967 to Jamaican parents in London. After session work with a number of acts including Neneh Cherry, she released a single, "Can't Let Go". In 1993, she joined the band Culture Beat, and performed lead vocals on the band's major hit singles including worldwide No.1 Mr Vain, as well as Got To Get It, Anything, World In Your Hands, Inside Out and Crying In The Rain.
Vanessa Brown (b.1983), known professionally as V.V. Brown, is an English singer, musician, and songwriter. Brown was born on 24th October 1983 in Northampton. She is the eldest of six siblings and is of Caribbean parentage, her mother and father being Jamaican and Puerto Rican. She attended Overstone Park school near Northampton, which her parents own and work at. Brown learnt to play the piano, developed her singing, and took classical and jazz piano lessons at a musical arts school which she attended at the weekend.
Mango is a name that has been used more than once: (1) An Israeli pop - girl band.
(2) A popular Italian singer.
(3) A pop band from Lithuania.
(4) A alternative punk / ska band from Rīga, Latvia.
(5) A progressive house producer and DJ from Moscow, Russia. Mango (1):
A Israeli pop girl band, that worked between between the years 1988-1991, originated from the Israeli Defense Forces - Northern Command Band.
At least three bands share the name "Industry": 1)A New York-based synth/pop band most famous for the club hit "State of the Nation" and the Stranger To Stranger LP. 2) Bass-guitar player Babayev Fouad founded "Industry" band in April 1994 in Baku and it became the first band in Azerbaijan, promoting grunge-rock.. Founders of the band was formed in 1995 at the same time debut concert was done in "Bakport" club. In 1996 band gave one more concert on several festivals: ("Rock-Fiesta", "Tochka Opori") and got its fans, number of which was increasing from concert to concert.
Jonathan Arthur "Chico" DeBarge (born June 23, 1966 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is an African-American/French R&B singer and a younger brother of the members of the Motown family act DeBarge. He began a musical career of his own with Motown in the late-1980s, but was imprisoned for drug charges and served time in prison. After his release in the mid-1990s, DeBarge returned to Motown to continue his musical career. He later moved to Koch Records, where he released his LP, 2003's Free. On July, 14 2009 he released his sixth album, Addiction, under the Kedar Entertainment label.
She’s an innovative music maker, a style-forging pioneer: since the 80s, Grammy-winning multi-talented Jody Watley has led the way as an entrepreneur working in the independent music world as one of the few already-established female best-selling artists to produce, create and own her recordings. With an amazing 32 Top Ten Singles and 13 No. 1 Singles in the R&B, pop and dance music genres over the past three decades – including such classics as “Looking For A New Love...