"Shugga" was born down at the crossroads; Where professional studio musicians meet Deep South Soul and bring you a musical experience that will both surprise and delight.
The centerpiece is Helen Gray. Her four-octave range is only part of the story. Helen is steeped in a family legacy of famous performers. 5 studio albums and world tours with Little Richard later, Helen has come home to the Bay Area and found her musical companion in Larry Steelman.
Larry is the quintessential Los Angeles "heavyweight". Not only was he the pianist for Johnny Mathis for over 4 years, his prolific songwriting, arranging, and session skills are currently in high demand throughout the world.
Together, Helen & Larry create the most unique mix of soul & smarts in music today. Every genre, any song, and each venue is your opportunity to experience the "Shugga" magic. Hearing is believing...
Carrie Jahde has earned multiple awards over the past decade for her versatile, passionate, and unique approach to drumming. As an international performer, she maintains a full-time touring, recording and teaching schedule, working with musical groups ranging in style from jazz to Latin to funk to R&B.
Larry Steelman (Piano & Vocals),
Jay Styne (bass & Vocals),
Carrie Jahde (drums & Vocals),
Helen Bernard Gray (vocals)