CISSY CRUTCHER appears in the Mario Van
Peebles film, Black, White & Blues, starring the late
Michael Clarke Duncan and Tom Skerritt. She also
won Best Supporting Actress from the Thanet
International Film Festival for her role in The New,
True Charlie Wu.
Performing since the age of four, CISSY was the
North American winner of Avon Voices, Avon’s
first-ever global talent search. She was also a Top
Ten Finalist worldwide in Avon Voices 2011. She shares her vocal talents with the Pat Patrick Showband at venues around the United States and has vocal credits on projects for other artists, jingles, and corporate soundtracks. She has also performed for
audiences in England, Australia, and New Zealand. Cissy has appeared with jazz saxophonists, Marion Meadows and opened for musical groups such as Cameo and Con Funk Shun. Performances during her career also include the
Franklin Jazz Festival, the Watertown Music & Arts Fest, Nashville’s Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival, the Crystal Cathedral, the Montreaux/Atlanta Music Festival, the Sydney Opera House, the World’s Fair 1988, and BET’s Video Gospel, and the Vision Awards.
CISSY is a singer/songwriter who has combined her passion of writing poetry, singing, and songwriting to develop a unique musical style. Two of her own compositions are on her debut CD, That Kinda Love, (available through her website, iTunes and CD Baby) which blends elements inspired by some of her influences: Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and Stevie Wonder.
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