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Hailing from Ohio, Blaque Ahys is blazing the trail with jazz, funk and hip hop sounds. Their first offering “This Journey” promises to leave you with samples of their creative songwriting and composing.
Irvin Young (Skipp), lead guitarist provides an exciting mix of flavors which reflect the admired influences of Jimmy Nolen, Catfish Collins, Jimmy Hendrix and George Benson. Skipp makes his guitar talk to you allowing you to imagine words actually coming out of his instrument. He began his interest in music playing drums and watching drummers like Troy Singer, Buddy Rich, and Billy Cobham and moved to the guitar later. While performing with previous bands, he has opened for Public Enemy, Michael Franks, and was featured along with “The Hustlers/Hellraisers” in a documentary on the life and times of R & B legend Curtis Mayfield which aired exclusively on the BBC network in the UK.
Mark Tyree, pianist, composes jazz phrasings that reflect his love for greats such as Gino Vinelli, George Duke, Donald Fagan & Walter Becker (Steely Dan), Tom Schuman (Spyro Gyra) . Mark's silky smooth melodies and chords will without any doubt mesmerize your inner being. Mark began his musical journey under the watchful eye of Alice Trochio, and then later followed the teachings of guitar Jazz Master Tony King. Mark's ability to transcend all genre's of music is another way that propels Blaque Ahys further along the path of their dreams in bringing people together through the spirit of music.
Muhammad Rashid, keyboard and percussion player sends you on a journey into melodies that make you just feel good. As a very young man, Muhammad began creating beats for local hip hop artists. His exposure to music not only came from his father who plays flugle horn and percussion's but also from influences from Freddie Hubbard, Donald Byrd, Yusef Lateef, DJ Quik, Tribe Called Quest, CL Smooth and Pete Rock. His passion to take the music he hears and tell a story which comes from a variety of avenues ranging from conversations, observing and listening to his children, thinking about life, or simply exploring notes. Muhammad uniquely bridges jazz, old school and new school beats.
*The Blaque Ahys connection adds the dynamic and powerful bass tones of Dave Tudor, the flavor of lyricist Deocco Alexander drawing your attention through positive words and Maliya McMillon and Courtney Trice (Eboni Redsoul) provided vocals adding the spice to the pot for this album.
Blaque Ahys recently provided the title track for the independent film “Boy's Pull Your Pants Up” by award winning playwright and author, Jewelene Banks.
Contact: Manager, Malva Rashid Najani@mail.com 330-990-2378
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