The Monk Council
KARAOKE ALLSTARS BIOGRAPHIES
KARAOKE ALLSTARS BIOGRAPHIES
Our people are among the most talented in the industry. It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you.
Cordell Pemberton- Vocalist
Cordell is now and has been with P.A.M. Productions since 2003. Because of his loyalty and commitment to P.A.M. Productions, he has changed the acronym P.A.M. to People About Music. In his solo career, he has performed in plays, weddings, conventions and other social events. He now resides In New Haven CT, working as a Substance Abuse Educator at Wilbur Cross High School.
“About myself? Born and raised in New Haven, CT. I have been singing Since before I took my first breath Into the world. And for some who I have confused already and you need More details, What I mean is, that I come From a singing or should I say”Sanging Family” tree. So I guess, I just was Blessed to inherit what already a genetic Gift. But on a personal note, singing or Any form of music is why I am visible Today. As I have grown into a woman, IHave learned that within me is music, Whether it be gospel, R&B, reggae, rock Pop, or jazz. I am a true legend of my own And I hope that at the end of whatever you Witness about me, you have and will Witness life and history in the making.”
Deja Kai Moore, 26, a New Haven native began singing at the age of twelve at her middle school graduation. Since then Deja has done a demo for a local producer, sang in numerous weddings and has performed in various karaoke venues both casual and competitive. Deja is planning to do some more recording and studio work in the near future and currently works and resides in the New Haven area.
Joe Broadnax- Vocalist
In 1985, Joe appeared in the world renown play, Purlie, where he played the part of a slave. He also has appeared in many off Broadway road tours one of his favorites off Broadway road tours was the world renown play Hair. Greatly influenced by his mother, Jeffrey Osborne, James Ingram and Peabo Bryson, Joe went on appearing in local talent shows, where he was discovered by Walt Reeder Productions. Shortly thereafter, he signed an exclusive management contract. He has appeared with the legendary Jean Carne and Epic recording artist Liz Hogue. He has toured extensively throughout the U.S. with Blue Magic. Joe is currently being shopped around for a major recording deal. Joe Broadnax is coming strong, so watch out for him.
Vocalist- Doron Flake
Doron Monk Flake is the lead singer of rising rock band The Smyrk. His roots lie in R&B from his years in the trio On-Point, gospel as a member of the Monk Singers family choir and rock music from early childhood watching MTV. To hear more of his original material, visit The Smyrk's website: www.thesmyrk.com or www.myspace.com/thesmyrk.
Eryka K. Bogan has been a member of P.A.M. Productions for 6 years. In that time she has been involved in learning many facets of the business, including karaoke performing and hosting, vocal performances for competitions, community service efforts, special events and various sound engineering ventures. She also participated on the winning P.A.M. Productions team that defeated the Wilmington, Delaware karaoke team July 2007. When she isn't involved in P.A.M.'s many ventures, she is a firefighter/emergency medical technician for the City of New Haven and a member of the Firebirds Society of New Haven.. In her spare time, Erika enjoys karaoke, line dancing and is an avid reader. She currently resides in New Haven with her family.
Tasha has been performing in plays, weddings and churches all her life.
Terry Rogers-Vocalist and DJ
A life long resident of the Elm City. As a young man, he loved music whether it be Jazz, R & B, or Hip Hop music. It was in his soul. One of his favorite singers who inspired him was the legendary Luther Vandross. He has been with P.A.M. Productions for about seven years, providing Karaoke throughout Connecticut in various places. Also, he has participated in singing competitions and opening shows for such groups as Slave, and Howard Hewitt. Besides his music and being a Karaoke DJ, he is a machinist for a major newspaper in CT.
Bonita has been singing since she was the age of four. Like most black singers, her roots originated in the church. A native of New Britian, Ct, she moved to Waterbury where she presently resides. Bonita is a single mother with four children. She really enjoys singing, and continues to share her singing talent in her church choir, local bands and now with P.A.M. Productions.
Pamela Monk Kelley-Owner
The name “Monk” and fame are synonymous, and Pamela Monk Kelley most definitely lives up to her name as she continuously “stands out” in all her endeavors. Pam is no stranger to the bright lights and the bustling sounds of the entertainment world. Her cousins are the legendary jazz pianist, Thelonious Monk and Super Bowl Fame, Art Monk. From education to gospel, she is without limitation. Pam leads a high-powered, energetic, yet smooth and inspirational lifestyle, as showcased in her Karaoke business and TV programs. The captivating programs created by this multi-talented visionary are creative, innovated, unique, original, and imaginative. Her production company name was derived from her initials, Pamela Ann Monk. P.A.M. PRODUCTIONS includes activities in theater, dance, music, Karaoke, modeling and behind the scenes' duties such as set design, lighting, and camera work.
Yvonne Adams Freeman-Vocalist- Actress
With gospel as a foundation, Yvonne has been blessed with performances with the late Dr. Rev. James Cleveland Mass choir, The Rev. F.C. Barnes and appearances on the Bobby Jones Show with Luther Barnes. Co-creator of , 2nd Shift Band w/ Duane Edwards, Freddy J Fudd w/ Vonnie Love, The Company w/Craig Hargrove and an Apollo Amateur Winner.
Started singing as a child, about age 6 in her church choir. Her family is very musical and she has several brothers and a sister who sing as well. Her older cousins, Doris and Debra, taught them how to sing together and harmonize. As an adult, Ella enjoys singing Karaoke for fun with family and friends. Recently, she started performing with the Next Level Band, and they have been entertaining at area clubs, nursing homes, and senior centers.
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is an honor to introduce to you the lovely Colonia Thigpen. She is a 17 year old student at Co-op High School in New Haven, Ct. At the sound of her voice, people start making a joyous noise unto the Lord. This young lady has showcased her talent by opening up the Mayor's Inaugural Ceremony this past year, performing for the Woman Scripture, Gospel Musical Workshop of America, and the Black Nativity.
Robert Fluitt- MC Comedian
Fluitt is the funniest Karaoke MC in the New Haven area.
Alisa Williams Howard-Commentator