North “2unes” Woodall With “2unes” as your stage name, and if I were a betting woman, I would put money on the theory that jazz guitarist North Woodall can play his hind parts off. Mmmm, I’m feeling lucky right about now… any takers? On the real tip, my point of view is much more than conjecture. Having sampled the goods, if you will, speculation turns into truth.Primarily self-taught, it was at the age of eleven that his mom introduced him to the guitar and a love affair with music that has stood the test of time and many challenges was born. In his teens, North studied the playing styles of Ernie Isley, Santana, and Joe Walsh, among others. Hard work, determination, and a natural gift paid off. North began playing R&B, entered several talent shows and, as a result of his burgeoning proficiency with the guitar, he was quickly established with known groups in and around Dayton like The Delvones and Round Trip Ticket.Mississippi bred and Ohio led, not my words ya’ll, Woodall, followed his internal guide and headed south to Atlanta. There, he continued to hone his skills and his cup over-floweth when opportunities came a-knocking for him to share the stage with his homies, funk masters Lakeside and The Ohio Players, along with Roger Troutman and Zapp, Roy Aires, Millie Jackson, Tom Brown and Will Downing.
Karen “KD” Woodall From Co-Coa Beach Florida holding it down in Georgia. The persute of music at an early age playing the saxophone in highschool band and the keyboards in talent shows and also with her passion of dancing, she also enjoy choreographing dance steps. While listening to the accapella group take 6 is what gave her the passion to sing and write lyrics. her influence is Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, Sara Vaughn etc. She has done studio work from lead to background for several independent artists. While on stage not only does she enjoy entertaining the audience but plays the “funk box “ also known as a handsonic.” Her classy style is like no other.
Dean “Bigg Webb” Webster Hails from the land of funk, Dayton Ohio which was known for its funk bands including Lakeside, Slave and Roger Troutman back in the day! He was raised around music his entire life and he is the youngest of 4 siblings with each being an accomplished musician in their own right. (3 bass players, 1 lead guitar). He started playing keyboard and bass at the same time but it didn’t take long for him to gravitate towards one instrument and he chose the bass or did the bass choose him? As a youngster, Bigg Webb was heavily influenced by several of the great bass players including Stanley Clarke, Verdine White, Aaron Mills, Mark Adams and his brothers of course. He was in his first band at the age of 12 years old and trained his ear by learning commercials during the 30 second time limit. This would serve him well and become an invaluable tool. Bigg Webb continued to hone his skills while playing all genres of music from R&B, Jazz, Gospel and the more modern Neo Soul. He has shared the stage with many artists and continues to play in Church every Sunday! He feels his biggest asset is his ability to learn a set list at a moment’s notice and playing songs the right way. He is a bass player that understands musicianship and knows how to hold down the pocket! He has been referred to as a consummate professional by his peers and continues his true passion for music!
Melvin “Butch” Caldwell is a self-taught keyboardist from Chattanooga TN (via Athens TN). He was first introduced to the piano at the age of 5 by his mother who also played. He started playing by ear and soon was able to play whatever he heard. As butch got older he started playing for the local church and by the time he reached high school he was playing the sounds from Motown, Stax etc… His interest switched to jazz in the 70’s and was inspired by artist like Bob James, Joe sample. Butch has played with several local bands in the Atlanta area including “evolution” which he and some other musicians started in 2006. Butch has performed at venues in the Atlanta area such as Sambuca, encore, Tanqueray lounge, Blue lights, and several more. He have played for weddings private parties etc. Butch have been with 2unes and UEB since 2013.
Willie “Flint” Cox I am a Drummer, whose desire started at the age of 4, and I’ve never looked back since. I played all thru elementary school, junior high, and high school. Played for several different local bands out of Flint, MI. and perfected my craft further in school to graduate from Julia ST. Cecilia, school of arts. Opened for Chapter 8, with a local band. Change, we opened the show for them, and several other opening acts. I’ve always stayed ambitious, and inspired by new and upcoming artist with a flair for Jazz, and R&B. (and everything outside the box). Here’s to a long time coming, and being able to say Here’s too, the first Milli Yo.
Alex Walke “The Human Woodwind Section” Sax Player