Eloveation, is South Carolina based band that is quickly gaining recognition for their intense musical energy, versatile vocals, sensational style and dynamic sound. The Eloveation experience is a show is like no other. They allow the audience to become absorbed by their high energy and style. Eloveation is an eight-piece outfit with a lead guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and outstanding vocals..
Rico Cason (Lead Vocals/Keyboard)
Rico is a native of Greenwood, SC. He became interested in music, at an early age. During his intermediate level of schooling, he began participating in singing on the choir. He has a deep and strong love for music. As he reached his teenage years, he realized that he was able to do more with his voice than most people and had tremendous voice control. His listeners were astounded at the development of this young man's voice. Rico also had a chance to perform with many artist, such as Sir Charles Jones, Rude Boys, Trey Songz, Dream, Lenny Williams, Con Funk Shun, Whodini, Mel Waiters, Calvin Richardson, Keisha Coles and many others. Rico was also a contestant on the American Idol, which he competed in Las Vegas.
Jai “Lady J” Jones (Lead Vocals)
Jai was raised in Atlanta, GA and has been in the Entertainment Business for over 25+ years. She has been the Lead Singer of several corporate bands for over 20+ years. She has owned several businesses attributing her success from the skills she obtained in receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. She also gives a lot of credit to the things she has learned and was taught growing up by her "Father, God Fathers and Family Friends".
Tania Tolliver (Lead Vocals)
Tania began singing at the age of three, belting out her renditions of songs by Whitney Houston and other popular artists of the time. Tania began performing at the age of five. She sang on the choir at church and with her elementary school chorus. Singing for Tania has always been as natural to her. While in high school the principle asked her personally to sing the National Anthem at the schools state basketball championship (Greer High School State Champions 2005). She was blessed to get a recording contract with Carolina South Music, while still attending school. It was during this time she got to open for Jeffery Osborne best known for the song “On the Wings of Love,” and the performer Kem known for the song “I Can't Stop Loving You.” She also won many talent awards. T
Valerie Taylor (Lead Vocals)
Valerie was born in Newberry, SC. Upon graduating from high school, Valerie continue her education, earning an Associate's degree in Engineering Graphics Technology. She has many talents from writing poetry to being a cartoonist to music. She also models and acts. Valerie has participated in many local talent shows and some national competitions. She is creative, imaginative and innovative. Above all, she loves music the most. Valerie has made some new friendships and created some bonds with the other talent in the band. She loves the chemistry they have. Valerie says tune in to be amazed by the look and sound of Eloveation.
Chris Alexander (Lead Guitar/Vocals)
Chris is a guitarist and has played professionally for 30+ years with groups such as Norris Turner, The Swinging Medallions, and the Fabulous Expressions. Also shared venues with groups such as the Temptations and Four Tops, Martha Wilson, and many others.
Lamar Seymour (Drums)
Lamar was born in Greenwood, SC. Lamar looks at the drums like a heartbeat. He has been playing the rums since the age of five. Gospel has been the main genre of music that I have been apart of. Lamar has played Lloyd Cannady and the Flying Clouds of Plum Branch, SC. He has worked with other artists such Lil Kapp and the New Tru Voices and currently working with Steve Anderson and the Faithful Gospel Singers. Lamar looks at working with Eloveation as a blessing because he says the band has true chemistry, which is hard to find. He says stay tuned to the Eloveation Channel and be amazed!
Antonio Edwards, Jr. (Keyboard/Vocals)
Antonio is a native of Greenwood, SC. Antonio has also studied piano since the age of ten and has directed choirs since the age of sixteen. He has also composed about 15 songs for choir and solo performances. He graduated from Emerald High School in 2010. Antonio continued his education and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree at Furman University in May 2014. At Furman University, he was the male Freshman of the year of the Furman Singers in 2010, pianist of the Furman Jazz Ensemble, director of the 2013-14 Furman Chancel Choir, and also a member of Exploration of Vocation and Ministry where he served as an intern with the chaplain's office. Antonio studied classical voice, music history, conducting and Italian for three months during the fall semester of 2012 in Arezzo, Italy.