R&B Recording Artist
Reunited in 2001 by co-founders Frederick Williams and Antonio Johnson, the group FOCUS is by no means a stranger to the entertainment world. Compared to groups the likes of Jodeci, Az Yet, New Edition, Take 6 and Silk, this up-and-coming sensation is said to be the â€œBoyz to Men of the New Millennium.â€ The smooth, melodic, accappella sounds of FOCUS are a synthesis of gospel, jazz and R&B. Despite the size and intimidating nature of the music industry, these natives who hail from the west side of Chicago aspire to expand their sound and knowledge far beyond the Windy City. Their sight is set on becoming the next multi-platinum R&B group, with hopes of crossing over and becoming media moguls like other big R&B and Hip Hop names who venture in the fashion and real estate industries. What we ask is for you to open your mindâ€™s eye, enjoy our harmonious lyricsâ€¦and FOCUS!
THE ARTIST CHARATER:
FREDERICK (SWIFT NOTES) WILLIAMS, Songwriter, Arranger, Co founder
Smooth as silk with a vintage blend of jazz, gospel and R&B soulful sound. Frederick Williams singer/songwriter demonstrates this in his music, Scorpio.
ANTHONY (TONE LOC) REED, Lead singer/Front man
Streamline R&B couldn't be any slicker if you rubbed it down with a bottle of baby oil. Anthony Redd with equally cool moves as his rivals like Sisqo and Usher----Reed tackles matter Sagittarius
CALARM (CALOO) WILLIAMS, Lead, dancer/background vocals
this youngster of Focus feels he has nothing to prove. Calarm passionately known as Caloo will woo his listeners with his Baby Face and buttery vocals cascading over the thumping tracks that he loves so well (church). Aries
ANTONIO (T MAC) JOHNSON, Co-founder/background vocals
The melodic passion ingrained in Antonio Johnson 's timeless tenor and fearless falsetto clearly adds to the emotional sonic wealth to the debut release album Focus 4 Life. Sagittarius
JONATHAN (JAY) CHISM, Rapper/dancer, background vocals
Hints of Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson peak through his Soul tinged voice, but has style are all his own, from bass-heavy hip hop to crisp romantic ballads. Leo
Focus has performed and appeared at many special and private functions throughout the metro Chicagoland area such as WGCI 107.5 Home Jam * The Touch of the Past with V103's Jim Raggs * Undiscover live with Fred McKnight * various community cable channels in and out of the state of Illinois * Places 4th out of 60 on BET industry Talent Search * Placed 2nd at WILD 99.7 in Appleton, Wisconsin * NYC Fame * The Amateur Night in Harlem in New York * Winners of the Gillespie Idol 2004 & 2005 commercial spot with daily rotation *opened for the Ying Yang Twins in Yazoo, Mississippi, just to name a few............