CASEY & ERICA – Tickets – Yoshi’s Oakland – Oakland, CA – May 20th, 2018

CASEY & ERICA

Music to uplift, empower and encourage

CASEY & ERICA

Sun 5.20

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Yoshi's Oakland

Oakland, CA

$26.00

Casey & Erica
Casey & Erica
CASEY & ERICA have both been singing since they were four years of age. They both have a love for music and love to uplift, empower, and encourage others by using the gifts and talents they have been blessed with. They both love the Lord and life! They have been married for twelve years and are the proud parents of three children. They have often been referred to as the “Gospel Kindred” (Neo Soul / husband and wife duo). There sound is a mixture of contemporary, feel good music with an element of surprise. Thought provoking and “real life” lyrics and experiences are what you can expect to hear when taking a listen to the couple.

They have been ministering together since 2006. The couple have had the opportunity to sing background for a number of gospel recording artist such as: DeWayne Woods, Kathy Taylor, Dorinda Clark Cole, and Ted Winn. CASEY & ERICA have opened for artists such as: Martha Munizzi, Marvin Sapp, and New Kids on the Block. They were featured artists at the “Ultimate Black-Tie Affair” honoring the legendary Edwin Hawkins. They were both featured in a tribute for Richard Smallwood. CASEY & ERICA have also had the opportunity to minister at City of Refuge, Bishop Noel Jones (Gardenia, CA) and West Angeles COGIC, Bishop Charles Blake (Los Angeles, CA). They were also members of the group “Ethology” under the direction of Chris Haynes.


CASEY LEE PRINGLE, JR. was born and raised in Oakland, CA. He began singing at age four in the New Testament Holy Church of Jesus where his grandfather, the late Bishop Casey Pringle was the pastor. Casey still sings at the church and contributes greatly to the music department at New Testament. He has sung in the UC Berkeley Young Inspirational Gospel Choir under the direction of Sylvester Henderson. He also sings with the gospel choir at Los Medanos Community College and has received private vocal training from Mr. Henderson. He also received training in the following classes: chamber chorale, piano, and recital class. He was the runner up in the Bay Area’s “Apollo in the City” talent competition. He was a featured soloist in a tribute to the late Darryl Coley. He has sung with the bay area’s finest gospel artists, such as: Tramaine Hawkins, Lawrence Matthews, Demetrius Tolefree, Amar Khalil (of Tony! Toni! Toné!), Dave Hollister, David Jackson, and saxophonist Angelo Luster (featured soloist on his album entitled “Face to Face”). Casey is currently the Minister of Music at the New Testament Church pastured by Casey Pringle, Sr. and the New Life Community Church pastured by Darnell Hammock.

ERICA STARR PRINGLE was also born and raised in Oakland, CA where she began singing at the age of four with the Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church where her grandfather, Rev. Rogers Mitchell, Sr. served as pastor. She sang in the choir, led praise and worship, and then later took over the youth choir as the head musician. She received vocal training from the UC Berkeley Young Musicians Program, where David Tigner was her vocal coach. She then received a scholarship and attended Holy Names University and studied with Ms. Cheryl Keller. She sang with the gospel choir at Los Medanos Community College and also received training in the following: chamber chorale, piano, and recital class. She was also a member of the UC Berkeley Young Inspirational Gospel Choir under the direction of Sylvester Henderson. Erica is currently the music teacher at the East Bay School for Boys in Berkeley. Her special interests are performing arts, recording, and arranging music. Her vocal performances include lead vocalist/background vocalist for various recording artists/musicians: Jennifer Holliday, Tramaine Hawkins, and Lawrence Matthews.

Music is everything to CASEY & ERICA, but their first love is for the Lord. Ministry through music is what they want to do, to spread the word of God throughout the nation. They also enjoy writing and arranging music as well. The duo couple released their debut album as signed artists of the Dream Gospel/Capitol Records Recording Group in February of 2016.
Venue Information:
Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA, 94607
http://www.yoshis.com/