Remembering James Band 

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Will Roc Griffin- Musical Director

Electric Guitar

                 George Pfiefer- Guitar

Drums Sticks

                           Oliver Aden- Drums

Trumpet 2

Doug Mckinna - Trumpet

Bass Guitar 2

                    Mark Marsh - Bass

Sax

Garry Jones- Tenor Saxophone

Ben Ball- Alto Sax

Cast/Artist

E'tian Larue (Bobby Byrd) A Longview, TX native who has had a love of acting since grade school, as well as while attending Grambling State University. Perfecting his craft at Encore Theatre in Houston as well as other production companies allowed him to perform alongside,  Carl Payne,  Robin Givens, Shirley Murdock, Darrin Henson, Clifton Powell and others. He is very excited to take on the Role of "Bobby Byrd" and join the cast of Remembering James!

 

"I have a passion for this Art form, being able to embody a character and make it believable is truly a gift, and it is a pleasure to share the stage with others who have the same talent" 

Natusha Howard (Velma Brown), discovered her LOVE for theater and acting in the 7th grade and have been performing ever since. She received her Bachelor's from Prairie View A&M in acting as well as a Masters from CalArts. She thanks God for being able to do what she love to do.

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SEANMICHAEL RODGERS (Danny Ray/Cape Man) made his TV debut on Amazon’s award winning series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in Season 4. He is also featured in the new award winning parody film VAX scheduled for release this fall. First Inspired by lessons on his grandmother's piano, his 25 year career includes show producer (Uptown Live), music producer, singer, songwriter, and film director. (Galatians 6:9;Galatians 6:7b NWT)

Jordan Burns (The Famous Flames/Dancer) originally from El Dorado, Arkansas graduate of Henderson State University, with a BA in Theatre arts. Now living in the Northwest Indiana/Chicago area. Choreographing & teaching kids of all ages in various Competitive Dance studios. Works include portraying the role of Scarecrow in The Wiz in New York City with NY Black Arts, as Beé The Reindeer in Forever Frozen Story International Tour, and dancer/choreographer for Club Med Resorts in Punta Cana Dominican Republic. His most recent acting roles are The Buddy Holly Story with Metropolis Performing Arts Center and as Lyle in The GreatWorks Touring Theatre adaptation of Lyle The Crocodile. Currently you can check out his latest dance work in directing/dancing the latest youtube video “Britney Dreams”.

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Abran Davis (The Famous Flames/Dancer) Always had the talent of dancing and a natural character to my persona. He started in theatre, during his sophomore year at Hallsville High School, and played many lead characters throughout his 3 years in the program. Hairspray (Seaweed J Stubbs), 21 Chump Street (Justin Laboy), In The Heights (Usnavi De La Vega). A proud Texas UIL One Act Play winner for Outstanding Performance in a Play. 

 

"Achievements matter, but I want to keep sharing and working on my craft for the world to enjoy".

Jason Bowens (The Famous Flames/Dancer) is thrilled to join the Remembering James cast. Jason aims to inspire others through the arts. He Thanks his Mother and Grandmother for their support along with his Church Family, Church On Purpose (Longview, TX). 

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Chris Mason (The Famous Flames/Dancer) From Longview TX, who loves acting. Chris has been acting for 8 years . Love to dance and sing in his spare time. He's a proud Theater and Film student at The KD Conservatory in Dallas TX. He plans to reach all of his goals through hard work and dedication. NO SHORT CUTS!

Super Bad Girls

Sheryl Lucky is a native of Shreveport, LA and now resides in Longview, TX. Her heart is made up of
many treasures beginning with her amazing husband, LaBrandon, and her sweet daughter, little miss
Ruby. With an entrepreneurial spirit, Sheryl seeks to provide opportunities for people to actualize their
greatness through Financial Literacy, Financial Coaching, and businesses that highlight specialty
skillsets. As a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, sisterhood and service are at the
core of her values. As a MBA Graduate of The University of Texas at Tyler, and a Bachelor of Liberal
Arts Degree from Louisiana State University of Shreveport, education has proven to be the key to
continued success. Ingenuity, nostalgia, and class are the characteristics of her composition.

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Du'Sharme Davis, known by many as DeeDee, is a native of Longview Texas, and now resides in Conroe Texas. By the grace of god she has been blessed with many talents some including: acting singing and dancing. She has had the opportunity to perform in stage plays, YouTube series, Independent films, and local movies. Dancing has always been a passion for her from her experience in many dance crews focusing on contemporary and hip Hop throughout her youth, all the way to her training in jazz, lyrical contemporary, b-boy, ballet, and majorette while attending Sam Houston State University. With her training this has giving her the opportunity to not only collaborate with local artists in the East Texas area, but also coach dance for over 10 years. DeeDee strives to show her peers and youth that you can follow multiple dreams and not have to stick to one path. As I graduate of Kilgore college and holding two Bachelor's of Arts degrees from Sam Houston State University she seeks to show that determination, education and faith has become a huge part of her continued success.

Ashanti Watson, born and raised in Tatum, TX, is a hard-working and dedicated mother, wife, minister, and musician. Currently residing in Dallas,TX, she enjoys reading daily, indulging in home renovation tv shows, and spending quality time with her entrepreneurial husband, Rodney, and beautiful, two year old daughter, Naomi. Her occupation as a Human Resources Manager helps her assist others with finding their true career path. Her current life motto: "God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved. God shall help her and that right early."