Hailing from the Washington, D.C. Metro area and best known for the WHUR-FM Quiet Storm classic, "Anticipation (The Remix)", guiltypleasures bears a soulful sound reminiscent of Eric Benét, Incognito, and Brand New Heavies. Both their 2009 debut album, "lovestories", and their 2015 sophomore release, "cautionarytales", received critical acclaim on SoulTracks.com resulting in multiple Soul Tracks Readers Choice Award and Washington Area Music Association Award nominations.
Bassist Rick White, is the band’s principal writer, arranger and producer and serves as guiltypleasures’ musical director.
Kal El Gross has lent his smooth vocal talents to artists such as El DeBarge, Ledisi, Maysa, Lalah Hathaway, Rahsaan Patterson and Raheem DeVaughn.
Mycah Chevalier’s sultry voice is well known on the Baltimore jazz scene. She has shared the stage with legendary artists such as Regina Belle, Maysa, El DeBarge, The Whispers, Patti Labelle, and Luther Vandross.
Bléz is a classically- trained graduate of Washington, D.C.'s prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts. In addition to performing an onstage duet with Jennifer Hudson, she has shared the stage with artists such as Marsha Ambrosius, Chrisette Michelle, MC Lyte, Vivian Green, Biz Markie and Kem.
Talented singer/Songwriter Jerrica White has performed with a variety of local cover bands and Go-Go legends Trouble Funk.
guiltypleasures captivates listeners with a mix of infectious grooves, provocative lyrics, and seductive vocals.
We're happy to announce that guiltypleasures is a 2016 Washington Area Music Association nominee for Urban Contemporary Duo/Group, and for Urban Contemporary Recording for their album, "cautionarytales"!
CD of the Month
"cautionarytales" is the featured CD for the month of October on SoulTracks.com!!
Check out SoulTracks.com's review of "cautionarytales", the new album from guiltypleasures!!
New Release from guiltypleasures!!
guiltypleasures has just released its new album entitled, "cautionarytales". It features Kal El Gross, Bléz, Kia Bennett, and Jerrica White on vocals
BRAND NEW SINGLE from guiltypleasures!
guiltypleasures is pleased to announce the release of their BRAND NEW SINGLE from entitled, "Sunday"! Written, arranged, and produced by Rick White, and featuring Kal-El Gross and Mycah Chevalier on vocals, "Sunday" is another great love story told as only guiltypleasures can tell it. "Sunday" is AVAILABLE NOW at CDBaby.com, iTunes, and Amazon.com.
gulitypleasures Nominated for 2012 Wammie Award!!!
guiltypleasures has been nominated by the Washington Area Music Asssociation (WAMA) for a Wammie award in the Urban Contemporary Duo/Group category!!!
Voting for the major categories is limited to WAMA members only. However, WAMA also has a "Fan's Favorite" award which gives non-WAMA members an opportunity to vote for their favorite artist!
Please visit http://www.wamadc.com/wama/fanform.htm and cast your vote for "guiltypleasures" (spelled as one word, lowercase with no space). The deadline for voting is Wednesday, February 15th at 6PM.
Winners will be announced at The Wammies which takes place on February 19th at the State Theatre in Falls Church.
Linda Stanton, and 110IN.org, the new event planning organization brings Bmore Groove To DC. Baltimore sensation, Kevin Jackson brings his band to DC for the first time to share his unique music style and talent with the sophisticated patrons of Opera DC.
In addition, DC's own guiltypleasures brings "Sensual Soul" to the Opera DC stage, performing some of your favorites including their WHUR-FM Quiet Storm hit, "Anticipation"!
The DMV's own Brian Christopher will host the soulful music event by opening the party with several of his own amazing songs.
Tickets are $35.00 in advance, $40.00 at the door, and are non-refundable. Opera DC is located conveniently on the blue or orange line at McPherson Square. Your ticket includes catered hors d'oeuvres, one of the sexiest venues in DC, and interesting conversation with the sophisticated and older patrons of this launch event. If you're into Jazzy, soulful music this is an event you need to attend. Visit www.operadc.com for additional venue info.
Tickets are available online, but if you prefer, contact Linda Stanton at 301-807-9080 to purchase tickets offline. We have a team with tickets to purchase throughout the DMV, and Linda will connect you with someone in your area.
guiltypleasures, best known for the WHUR 96.3 Quiet Storm hit, “Anticipation”, makes its Carlyle Club debut on February 18th. With songs from their debut album “lovestories” and their latest album, the critically-acclaimed “cautionarytales”, guiltypleasures captivates audiences with the dynamic vocals of Kal-El Gross, Mycah Chevalier, Bléz, Kia Bennett, and Jerrica White over the deep, laid-back grooves created by bassist, songwriter and producer Rick White.
Get a taste of some sensual soul with guiltypleasures.
2016 Washington Area Music Association award nominee, guiltypleasures, best known for the WHUR 96.3 FM Quiet Storm hit, “Anticipation” and their critically-acclaimed album, "cautionarytales", makes its return to The Carlyle Club on June 16th. If you missed their Carlyle Club debut back in February, you don't wanna miss this one!
Advanced Tickets are $20 ($25 at the door) and are ON SALE NOW at: http://www.thecarlyleclub.com
Get another taste of some sensual soul with guiltypleasures.