The Groovelles Bios

 

beverlyBEVERLY BREMERS

 Beverly is best known for her million-selling record, “Don’t Say You Don’t Remember” and her Top-40 hit, “We’re Free”. She has also starred in many theatrical productions, most notably, Hair and The Me Nobody Knows on Broadway, and The Rocky Horror Show and Menopause: The Musical in Los Angeles. She has performed in clubs and concerts all over the world, as well as on talk/variety shows such as “The Tonight Show”, “The Merv Griffin Show”, “The Mike Douglas Show”, “The David Frost Show” and “American Bandstand”.

As a songwriter, she enjoyed chart success with several songs in the US and Europe, and received a platinum record for writing “Mousercise” for Disney, which was also the theme for the long-running cable show. Beverly has also written the scores for 4 stage musicals produced in Los Angeles & San Diego and has just completed her 5th. Beverly is the recipient of several awards such as the OBIE, L.A. Weekly Best Musical, the AGLA Image Award, the American Song Festival Best Song, and the Seoul International Song Festival Best Song, where she represented the United States as performer and composer.

www.beverlybremers.com

 

priscillaPRISCILLA PRESTON

Priscilla is originally from Long Island, New York and has performed at various concert theaters, state fairs, TV shows, banquets, nightclubs, weddings and churches from New York to Los Angeles.  A versatile vocalist and musician, Priscilla learned her talent through her mother, Margaret Roberts (opening artist for country great, Patsy Cline).

Priscilla is known for her powerful and fine-tuned vocals as well as her talent to deliver a dynamic and entertaining show, including her acclaimed show, “Patsy Cline”.  Priscilla’s vocal roots stem from country-western, blues and gospel to goodtime rock ‘n’ roll.

In addition to her vocal talents, she is also a knowledgeable musician, adding rich color to her shows as a pianist.  Priscilla has opened for many country artists including Rick Skaggs, Tanya Tucker, Ty Herndon and Freddie Fender. She has several CDs available of her Patsy Cline show.

www.priscillapreston.com

 

melodieMELODIE HERRON

Melodie is a skilled singer as well as a natural dancer, both of which she loves to do. Most recently, she performed at a showcase at the Rhythm Lounge in Long Beach, California. In addition, she performed with her dancers, Keverlie and Caitlyn, at the Mixed Nuts Comedy Club and 2 showcases at the Normandie Casino. She has also showcased at B.B King’s in the Universal City Walk by singing, harmonizing and dancing with three other young artists. For the past few years, she has assisted other friends by singing and harmonizing background on tracks for both a gospel and a hip hop CD. Among her influences are Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, and Beyoncé.

Melodie Dionne Herron was born in Jackson, Mississippi to a musical family. The Herron family relocated to the Southern California area in 1983. From the age of three, Melodie expressed an interest in singing, playing piano and writing melodies. She always knew that she would be a singer and entertainer. To accomplish her dream of being a recording artist, Melodie prepared herself by studying and listening to Classical, Pop, R&B, and Hip Hop music.

At six, Melodie sang solos and harmonized in a group with her brother (Misty) and sister (Keverlie) at church. From ages seven to twelve, she sang in school musicals and talent showcase competitions in the local Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) after-school program in which she won first place singing “Two Different Worlds”. She made numerous performances throughout the city on behalf of VAPA. On entering high school, she became a cheerleader and sang the National Anthem before sports events. Since Melodie is a natural gifted dancer, she and her sister were asked to choreograph and teach other students to perform original dance routines to popular R&B tunes for the school musicals. Since high school, she cultivated her performing skills by taking voice and classical piano lessons along with modern and hip hop dance at local community colleges, and she is currently attending college to complete her career goals. She plans to continue to enhance her singing and piano skills with more vocal and piano study as well as enhancing her dance and hip hop skills at the Millennium Dance Studios in Santa Monica.

 

 

cropped-tanyaTANYA LEE – Original Groovelle  Choreographer

Following her mother’s footsteps of becoming a professional dancer, Tanya trained in ballet, jazz, and modern dance, which lead her to expand her interests in singing and acting. At the age of twelve, Tanya received a full scholarship with the Los Angeles Jr. Light Opera Workshop at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Music Center, under the direction of Paul G. Gleason. Tanya landed her first speaking role in the film “Which Way Is Up”, starring Richard Pryor, which was the beginning of her career as a professional actress with Screen Actors Guild.  Over the years, Tanya has performed in films, television shows, and Equity musical theater productions. Most notable: Films – “Coming To America” & “School Daze”; TV – “Ironside”, “Glee”, “The Steve Harvey Show”, & “A Different World”; Theatre - Hairspray, Boomers, The Buddy Holly Story, Menopause The Musical, & Ain’t Misbehavin’.