Rhythm and Blues, Soul and DIsco

Steve Williams

Steve Williams is the lead singer of the reunited Instant Funk. A graduate of Trenton High School, Williams is veteran of the Trenton music scene who has performed with Grace Little and Patti Labelle, among other notables. He describes himself as a protege of Trenton High School teacher and musician Ted Plunkett. The accompanying March […]

Reginald Dash

Reginald Dash (1958-2012) was a percussionist and actor who toured with many local and nationally-known artists. the following biography is from his online obituary:  Reginald Lamont Dash TRENTON – Reginald Lamont Dash (Harrison), 54, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the University of Princeton Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Trenton, […]

Russell Chell

Russell Chell is the Hamilton, New Jersey-born guitarist for the popular Brooklyn-based band, The Skins. He is a 2010  graduate of Hamilton High School and attended Mercer County Community College as a music major. He joined The Skins in 2012.  In its November 17, 2016 issue Rolling Stone listed the Skins as one of “10 […]

The Disco Twins: Joseph and Henry Miller

Joseph and Henry Miller were popular Trenton DJs credited with influencing Collins Leysath (DJ Ready Red of The Geto Boys.) According to a December 6, 2016 obituary for Joseph Miller in the Trentonian, they were born in Princeton but moved to Trenton as children. He died in Trenton, on November 27, 2016 at the age […]

Kim Covington

Kim Covington is a vocalist who has performed extensively in France and Italy. A graduate of Trenton High School, her music career began at the age of five, singing in  a church choir. She studied music at the Conservatory of Music at Trenton, and at Douglass College, Rutgers, University.  According to her website, her credits […]

Dionne Farris

From her Wikipedia page: Dionne Yvette Farris (born December 4, 1969) is an American, singer, songwriter, producer and actress. Born and raised in New Jersey, she began singing in elementary school and competed in pageants as a teenager. In the early 1990s, she performed as the vocalist on hip hopgroupArrested Development (1992) hit single “Tennessee”. […]

Barbara Trent

From a NJ.com article: Her name and her voice are familiar to anyone who has ever lived in Trenton, sat in a supper club where she sang or discussed the legends that came and conquered the residents of New Jersey’s capital city. “I started singing at the former Lanzi’s in South Trenton around 1971, she […]

Donald “Pup” Bolding

Donald “Pup” Bolding is a songwriter, guitarist and producer whose talents have taken him from school and church ensembles in Trenton to touring and recording gigs with such hitmakers as Nelly, Case, Deborah Cox and Sarah Dash. He co-produced Sarah Dash’s album, :The Seventh Child, and co-wrote two of the songs.

Michael Ray

Michael Ray is a trumpeter known for his work with the Sun Ra Arkestra and Kool and the Gang, as well as for leadership of his own ensemble, Michael Ray and the Cosmic Krewe. In addition to his work as a performer, he worked with his friend and Kool and the Gang bandmate Clifford Adams […]