Chevaughn ADD


Chevaughn’s vocal instrument is a divine design. His velvet smooth tenor, fitted with rich gospel inflected tones, an R&B crooner’s romantic lilt and reggae revolutionary’s chant, is a perfectly made musical vehicle for the times. If his voice had a life of its own it would be a mystical revolutionary with great charismatic powers. This singer, songwriter is a top class act whose voice is on a time line of musical excellence. Place his voice over an R&B track and you would have producers clamoring to see which new musical phenomenon has entered the arena. Put the voice in the hard core dancehall arena and it will still stand out. It was his banging hook and melodic smooth voice that carried “Holiday”, the breakout song of 2009 with Ding Dong, to the top of the charts; and that has carried him across the globe as the lead singer for the eclectic roots group, C Sharp.

Born in Westmeade, Portmore to a musical family, Chevaughn has been singing and playing the drums since his days in the choir, having first received vocal training from his older sister who always encouraged him to pursue his dream. His quest for music led him to the Edna Manley School of the Visual and Performing Arts from 2003-2006 where he majored in ‘Popular Music’. During his years at Edna Manley Chevaughn met up with the Further Notice Band, became a member and now works with them as Notice Productions (producers of “Holiday”). Upon finishing Edna Manley he stepped in as the lead singer of C-Sharp in 2006. For Chevaughn being with C Sharp has shaped his music immensely and he describes the group as family saying, “our musical chemistry is wicked, we write together effortlessly". C Sharp combines the different musical loves of all the band members fusing rock, pop, African beats with reggae, dancehall and roots for a completely unique eclectic sound. Chevaughn’s voice is perfectly in sync with all these sounds. One can hear his perfectly controlled and focused musical angst on social commentaries “No More” and "What’s The Matter with the World." His vocal range is genius.

In Chevaughn’s melodious defiance, there is sweetness mixed with angst in a complex blend of tone; power; vocal range and soul which guarantees that you always get more than you expect. When he sings, what you are hearing is the magical tones of a voice so mature and confident, yet placed within the youthful body of an artiste who is relevant, current and still pushing the envelope. Chevaughn sings life and buoyancy into any song. This vibrancy also translates to the stage as Chevaughn’s performance is something to behold. His phenomenal stage presence commands attention with the skills of a veteran artiste. A major part of this is the fact that, though relatively new on the scene, he is not new to the stage. For years he has graced many a stage breathing life and power into musical theater production, touring the world with such stalwarts as Jimmy Cliff, Sly and Robbie, Rita Marley, Tarrus Riley, Queen Ifrica, Tony Rebel and Father Holung & Friends.

The release of "Holiday" has been magic for Chevaughn garnering him several nominations and an award at the Excellence in Music (EME) Awards; and putting him in heavy rotation. He has made big stages such as Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica Jazz and Blues, Shaggy and Friends, Rebel Salute among others and continues to explore the world bringing his musical message across the Caribbean, Europe and North America. C Sharp is in the midst of finishing their yet-to-be-titled sophomore album Chevaughn has done several successful singles including "Tables", “Happy," “Life” and “Come My Way” for Notice Productions and has more music in the works. With musical influences such as Donny Hathaway and the ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson, Chevaughn calls his music a complicated fusion of genres that will continue to grow with time and dedication; both of which he has in abundance. As for the future the promising young artiste says “fans can expect only the best; there will definitely be more quality, forward thinking, love filled, feel good music to last for generations; also expect performances that will bless all with a smile in my heart.”

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