The founding members are childhood friends from East Elmhurst, Queens, NY that form the heart & soul of the ensemble. They are Ron Crichlow on drums, Randy Parks - bass and siblings Reggie Spencer & Shirelle Woods- vocalists. Rounding out the ensemble are Dennis Nelson on keyboards, and Brian Taylor on guitar.
Members of the historic Leverich Memorial Church based in East Elmhurst NY, The Ron Crichlow Gospel Ensemble originally came together to offer a musical ministry to the congregation. Their popularity grew with each performance and it was decided to formally create an ensemble and they began the process of auditioning singers to join the ensemble. The quest for the singers blessed the group with the very talented members Richard Anderson, Tisha Hunter (back-up singer for James "J.T." Taylor of Kool & The Gang fame), Octavia Harrell, Chanique Rogers, Rose Tanis and Valerie Tanis.
This wonderful collective of individuals recorded their debut release at the legendary Tony Bennett Studios in Englewood, N.J. Stand-out tracks feature guest instrumentalists such as saxophonist Tony Smith on "I Walk With God" and Grammy nominee, Senegalese Kora master, Mamadou Diabate on "I Need A Blessing." With the fall 2007 release of the CD, "The Path," produced by Jamal Salter, the Ron Crichlow Ensemble is poised for an anointing.
Capturing originality for that one-of-a-kind, unique sound.