B I O G R A P H Y
Fulton Tashombe has been performing as a Professional Musician for over thirty years. Born in San Francisco, California, he began his career as a child prodigy under the guidance of the late Earle Blew, Professor of Music at Stanford University.
Tashombe went from classical music training to discover a wide range of musical forms in which he could express himself; Jazz, Latin, Reggae, Pop, Country, Soul, R&B, as well as original material. Tashombe, being of Creole descent, also has a strong Gospel influence, no doubt due to the fact that Fulton's dad is a Baptist Minister.
As pianist, vocalist, writer, conductor, and arranger, Tashombe has performed with the famed recording artists: The Whispers, The O'Jays, Johnnie Guitar Watson, Emil Richards, and many others. While serving in the Air Force, Fulton participated in the film "The Right Stuff", which was nominated for an Academy Award. Since the 1970's, Tashombe's dynamic sound has been featured on numerous recordings.
Since coming to the Island of Maui in 1983, Tashombe has created an ensemble of World class musicians that has excited and inspired countless audiences in both dance, night club, and concert settings. Through the use of sophisticated electronics, varied musical backgrounds, strong vocals and charismatic personalities, Tashombe produces what is best described as a contemporary orchestral sound, utilizing the latest in sound technology. You will be able to listen to songs from some of his releases and acts he has recorded and produced very soon. Please visit again.
R A W S I L K
Touted as one of the finest variety bands in Maui, Raw Silk has played the convention circuit since the early 80's. This versatile Maui-based band features the dynamic vocals of New York recording artist Kelly Covington and musical mastery of Fulton Tashombe. With the solid back beat of its studio-class rhythm section, Raw Silk performs its rendition of Top 40 dance hits from the 80's and 90's, favorites from the 70's, classic 50's/60's Motown, as well as its "bread & butter" jazz standards from the 40's. A definite must for your event entertainment!
Kelly Covington is a talented vocalist with a pure, powerful voice that makes a soaring lead instrument. She evokes the complete spectrum of emotions during the course of an evening's performance.
Her four-octave range and finely developed technical skills, combined with her depth and sensitivity in interpretation of lyrics, enable her to make a wide range of material seem as if they were written for her.
Originally from New York, Covington's inspiration to dedicate herself to music came from her father, a pianist and vocalist whose group, "The Glen Covington Trio," performed in the New York City area.
After studying music at Fiske University in Nashville, Tennessee, and touring with the "Jubilee Singers", Covington moved to San Francisco.
She did studio work in the Bay area, performing on Angela Bofill and Phyllis Hyman's albums, and other albums produced by Narada Michael Walden (winner of a Grammy award for Best Producer).
After moving to Maui, she has continued to do studio work here, as well as performing live with a variety of bands at numerous clubs and hotels.
Covington has been writing original songs as well, recently with Walden in writing, "I'm Down for You", recorded by Stacy Lattisaw.
She sang on several albums recorded on Maui, including Mango's "Mango Season," Michael Stillwater's "Heart songs," and "Just Visiting," by David Stinson.
She is currently performing with her own group "Raw Silk", which performs a wide range of musical styles including jazz, pop, R&B, rock & roll and the finest in dance music.
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