A Singer, Songwriter and Performer, Ify Otuya studied Music Performance and Production at the prestigious London Centre of Contemporary Music, where she received tuition from some international names including Toby Baker (Sinead O’connor, B.B King), Sid Gauld (Incognito), Pete Zeldman (Jaco Pastorius), Richie Stevens (Jay-Z), and played with the legendary Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Weseley (James Brown).
Based in London, she’s written, recorded and toured the UK with musicians including Folk-Soul sensation Whateverland, and Contemporary vocal group Souls of Prophecy Gospel Choir (Prince’s Trust Fund). She’s also been visible at different times, in circles within the Nigerian music industry (Felabration, Star Trek).
In 2010, she released her debut EP – “The Eclectic Definition of Miss O” [E.D.M.O], for which she journeyed to Nigeria (West Africa) to explore ways to combine African poly-rhythms with the melodic and emotive inflections of R&B.
What sets this talented afro-bohemian girl apart is her ability to effortlessly combine the earthiness of her roots with the essences of contemporary culture. There is experience, relevance, and diversity that come through in her music.
This sexy Lady is a must see crowd pleaser. Masterly delivering sweet R&B with a Hip Hop swing. Yolanda is sure to leave any audience breathless and craving more. Effortlessly captivating your attention with true urban R&B melodies, while soothing you with soulful undertones. Yolanda Foxx is a great addition to any lineup. Either as a Headliner, Fill, or Opening Act. Add her to your Show and witness the sensation for yourself….
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I AM CAMERON PEOPLES CAM FOR SHORT, HERE’S MY STORY. I WAS BORN JUNE 14 1989 IN WINSTON SALEM NORTH CAROLINA. WHEN I WAS FIVE YEARS OLD I REMEMBER LISTENING TO THE RADIO FOR HOURS LEARNING THEIR LYRICS AND RECITING THEM TO MY PEERS. I DID NOT KNOW WHAT THEY MEANT BUT I FELLED IN LOVE WITH HIP HOP. THE WHOLE SOUND AND LIFE STORIES AMAZED ME. I WAS ABLE TO REMEMBER PEOPLE RAPS THAN TELLING THE TEACHER WERE THE BLOCKS GO. ITS FUNNY BACK THAN HIP HOP WAS MY TO GET AWAY FROM THE WORLD. WHEN I WAS EIGHT I WAS TELLING THESE STORIES I HAVE TO OTHERS AND IT CAME OUT IN FORM OF A RAP AND PEOPLE LIKED IT. SO I STARTED TO WRITE STORIES NOT LYRICS ROUND THE AGE OF NINE AND ABLE TO RECITE THEM IN A WAY PEOPLE WAS MOVED ABOUT IT. PEOPLE TOLD BACK THAN I NEED TO STICK TO RAPING, BUT I REALLY AIN’T TAKE IT THAT SERIOUS. I BOUGHT FRUITY LOOPS AND START MAKING BEATS AND BEATS AND BEATS. I ALWAYS HAD FRUITY LOOPS demo WHEN I WAS YOUNGER BUT COULD NOT USE IT RIGHT. I GOT SO GOOD WITH MAKING BEATS I TOLD MYSELF I WANNA TELL MY STORY TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN A WAY THEY WOULD UNDERSTAND AND ENJOY IT. I WAS DOING GOOD AT IT, BUT STILL LIVING ANOTHER LIFE OF CRIME AND IT CAUGHT UP TO ME I HAD TO GO TO JAIL. IN JAIL I TOLD MYSELF THIS IS IT I GOTTA MAKE THIS MUSIC WORK CAUSE I CANT BE IN HERE ALL MY LIFE. SEE MOST PEOPLE DO MUSIC CAUSE THEY WANNA GET RICH AND LIVE THIS LIFE THAT IS NOT NECESSARY. IM SCHOOL NOW TO BECOME SOMETHING. FOR ME I LOVE HIP HOP, I DO NOT DO IT TO BECOME THE BEST RAPER ALIVE. I DO IT CAUSE I LOVE IT, LIVE IT AND WOULD NOT DARE TO ABUSE IT IN THAT WAY. IF I BLOW UP THATS KOOL, IF NOT IM JUS HAPPY TO EXPRESS MY SELF IN WAYS PEOPLE WOULD REMEMBER ME BY.SO WITH ALL THAT SAID I WANT YOU TO KNOW THE MUSIC YOU HEAR IS MY LIFE AND SOUL. I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT AND I THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING ME, ONE LOVE.
Billy Creason – Front Man/Guitar
Billy was formerly with The Hard Time Band, Swamp Donkey,and Stage Coach. You may have even seen him on Nashville Star and American Idol.
Chris Ferrell – Lead Guitar Chris began playing guitar when he was 5 years old and has been playing ever since. He is a versatile guitarist and lists his influences as Robert Johnson, Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Ricky Scaggs, Jimi Hendrix,Eric Clapton,B.B.King,Eddie Van Halen and Chet Atkins. Chris has been playing in clubs since he was 14 years old. Before landing with DAM-FI-NO, he has played with such bands as Night Horse,Rough Cut,Reflections,Chill Factor, Split Decision, Stoneman’s Raid and Dirty Surprise.
Vernon Jordan – drums Vernon is a 25+ year veteran of the local music scene with such bands as Diamonds, The East Coast Rivieras, Electric Horsemen, and Hurricane Willie.
Rocky Smith-Piano,Mandolin, Banjo, Vocals
Rocky began playing drums with his Grandpa’s gospel group at the early age of (3) three and soon was playing everything he touched. After many years of traveling both nationally and regionally he has settled in Greensboro, NC. Rocky says,”I am really excited to be a part of the DamFiNo family.” Rocky spent several years and still works with the Legendary Easter Brothers. He also spent time at Mercury Records in Nashville,TN. Locally you may remember seeing Rocky with Hurricane Willie, and Rough Cut
Donald Kuhns – : Bass Guitar, double bass, Violin, Vocals
Started playing keyboards at age 8. Held a job as Church Organist at age 13. Began playing bass at age 14 (also in church). Started performing in clubs at age 14. Had performed with Ed Shaughnessy (drummer for Doc Severinsen and the “Tonight Show”), Michael W. Smith, and recorded an album by age 17. Born in Martinsburg, W.va./ Grew up playing Bluegrass, Country, Jazz, Blues, Rock, and Fusion.Majored in music at Shepherd College for two years before transferring to Elon College. Has performed in a number of popular variety bands spanning the East Coast over the past 27 years while living in North Carolina. Excited to perform with the musicians of “DAMFINO” and get back to his roots in music.