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TAPPESTRY

Country | Disco | Funk | Instrumental | Jazz | R&B | Soul | Swing | Vocal

  

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TAPPESTRY performs an eclectic mix of covers, artist tribute segments, contemporary top 40, R&B, original compositions, and standards. The performances are a collage of talent dedicated to the Art of Entertainment. TAPPESTRY takes you on a memorable live musical glide across the musical spectrum. TAPPESTRY is more than the sum of its nine parts. TAPPESTRY is Family.

Live Music and Entertainment is our Aim. We Are Now!

Tappestry members are Wendell Anderson, Sr., Jinnerva Shelery, Tangie Wyatt and Eric Ruffin out front, musicians Gideon “Guitar” Watson on lead guitar, Steve Richardson on bass guitar and Bishop Will Hagans on keyboard creating a sound of their own.

Wendell E. Anderson, Sr. lead singer since 1989 of The Hues Corporation. Their biggest hit “Rock the Boat” is still played on the air and in movies all over the world. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, music provided him the opportunity to travel the world becoming an exceptional singer/songwriter. In 2010 Wendell began building the Natty Records Entertainment and Music Company signing to the Natty Records label iconic artists, The Hues Corporation. In late 2018 he selected the final musician for his new band, TAPPESTRY. Wendell is proving that your musical journey continues as long as you do. Bon Appetite Everyone.

Jinnerva Shelery is an accomplished singer, dancer, and actress, she is currently a member of The Hues Corporation. Jinnerva fell in love with music at a young age singing in the Jerriell Baptist Church choir. Jinnerva played the role of Sarah Vaughn in the musical, “100 Years of Divas in American Music” and Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill”, to name a few. She has been an entertainer for Carnival Cruise Lines during the 90’s. Jinnerva was a member of a quartet that performed in a music video for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Gideon “Guitar” Watson, a Cincinnati native that has been playing the guitar professionally for over 30 years. He has played at the Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church for over 30 years. Gideon is the lead guitarist for the late Grammy Award Winner, Dr. Charles Fold and The Charles Fold Singers. He has also played for renowned gospel singers, The Late Rev. James Cleveland, Dr. Cheviene Jones, Dr. Mark Williams, Dr. Joe Pace, and Dottie Peoples. Gideon has played for many local groups over the past 30 years including the well-known gospel jazz band, The Muzic Company, that has opened up for Fantasia, The Whispers, Babyface, New Edition, just to name a few.

Steve Richardson, a Cincinnati native is an accomplished bassist that started his musical career playing drums at the age of two. In 2007 Steve decided to make the leap from drums to bass providing him the opportunity to work with some of the best musicians and artists in the Cincinnati area. Steve comes from a musical family where his mother was the lead singer and choir director; his father was the band leader and choir director at their church during his childhood. Since picking up the bass guitar, Steve has opened up for New Edition, Fantasia, and Mary J. Blige. He also played behind gospel artists, Donnie McClurkin and Marvin Sapp.

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