DERRICK WRIGHT'S TNFL ALL-STAR BAND
Tonight's After Party will be one of the hottest shows in our 29 year history!
We've tapped Derrick Wright, Music Director for Grammy and oscar Award winner Adele and collaborator with such artists as Toni Braxton, Alicia Keys, Marc Anthony and Janet Jackson, to field an all-star band of internationally celebrated global recording artists.
Joining Derrick tonight are a group of the best, most in-demand recording and touring musicians and vocalists in America.
Amanda Brown's classically trained voice is a favorite among many of today's top recording artists. During her appearance on The Voice, Brown charted top ten on the iTunes charts and appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Digital Songs with her singles of "Dream On", "Stars" and "Someone like You'. Amanda has provided backup vocals for award-winning artists as Adele, Taylor Swift, The Killers, Justin Timberlake, Lenny Kravitz, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Hudson.
A dynamic and powerful virtuoso with a soothing touch, Ali Caldwell's voice is as thrilling as it is comforting. Currently on tour with Christina Aguilera enjoying the perks of being a feature as well as being a supporting vocalist for Christina Aguilera's Vegas Residency entitled "The Xperience". This along with her most recent display of flawless television performanc-es on Fox Network's new show The Four, Season 2 (hosted by P Diddy, DJ Khaled & Meghan Trainor) and dominating Season 11 of NBC's The Voice where she garnered an impressive 4 chair turn in her audition.
Cheryl Pepsii Riley
Born Cheryl Ann Riley, the R&B singer touched the hearts of single mothers worldwide with her 1988 ballad 'Thanks for My Child," a gorgeous yet heartbreaking song penned by Full Force. The song topped the Billboard R&B Songs chart and was a Top 40 hit on the Hot 100 chart. Although Riley will be forever be remembered for that song, she managed to carve out a successful R&B career and garnered another R&B hit 'Every Little Thing About You'.
Guy Lockard is a singer-songwriter from Washington, DC. Guy found his legs in entertainment during his adolescence, when he landed his first major role as a Squad member on BET's hit show, Teen Summit. He was a featured vocalist in the
pair his jazzy, soulful voice with dance and rock music. Guy has also guest starred on several television shows such as Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Gossip Girl and Feed the Beast.
Al 'Boogie" Carty is a bassist, composer, musical director and creative collaborator who works with some of the top names in the music business across different genres. The Bronx native, has recently been touring with Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas as part of the release of his third solo album, "The Great Unknown." Prior to that, he served as bassist and musical director to Alicia Keys for her "Set the World on Fire° world tour. Al's performance and recording credits also include Ed Sheeran, J. Cole, Christina Aguilera, David Guetta, Queen Latifah, Meshell Ndegeocello, and many others.
Miles bases his success on hard work, discipline and dedication, for which he gives credit to his mother, a graduate of The Royal Academy of Music, United Kingdom. His professional breakthrough came in 2005, when he toured as a backup musician for Atlantic recording Soca artiste Rupee. As either a keyboardist or musical director, Miles has worked with a diverse group of artists, including, Adele, rocker Drew Seeley, the gospel group Take 6, rapper Fabolous, One Republic, Ashley Tisdale, Sean Kingston, Laura Izibor and jazz musician Najee.
Ricardo "Rickystrings" Ramos is a guitarist, bassist and song engineer. Upon graduating high school, Ricardo completed his first European tour opening for a hip-hop group called The Spooks. His graduation from the Institute Of Audio Research at 20 led to working with high-profile artists such as Jerry Rivera, Proyecto Uno, Luisito Quintero (Vega Records), Grammy Award winner Franco De Vita (Sony), Grammy Award winner Obie Bermudez, Grammy Award nominee Thalia (Sony), and part of Latin Pop group Taxi Amarillo, Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp. Currently, Ricardo is on tour with multi-platinum Atlantic Records R&B artist Trey Songz, and Grammy award winning artist H.E.R.
Peter Wise is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer based out of Brooklyn, NY. He began playing classical guitar at age five, and classical piano at age six. NYU afforded him the opportunity to study under award winning songwriter Phil Galdston ("Save The Best For Last"), as well the opportunity to be mentored by the late Glenn Frey, Roseanne Cash, and Barry Eastmond. Wise has continued his ascent as a singer and songwriter, marrying the early 70's folk lyricism which first influenced him to write with the harmonies of jazz and the grooves of hip hop and R&B. Wise was invited to open for The Eagles as a part of the first NYU Steinhart gala at a sold out Beacon Theater. Now based out of Brooklyn, Wise has performed his music all the world, with tour stops this year in Hawaii, New England, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, and Texas.