"Jeri," as called by the rest of the band, is the wisdom of the group. His musical experience started at an early age playing drums in his childhood church. But Jeremiah soon realized his love and gift for piano. Coming from a musical family, it was inevitable that music would become a huge part of his life. Though Jeremiah's style stems mainly from gospel and smooth jazz influences, you can definitely hear tastes of multiple musical genres as he performs. To Jeremiah, "all music is an expression of life." If you're ever in the Greensboro area, check "Jeri" out at Cornerstone Tabernacle where he currently serves as the Minister of Music.
Vincent Crenshaw ("VeeCee"), manages guitar and keyboards for Total Silence, and serves as the band's arranger/musical director. Vincent has pursued music studies at Wake Forest, Winston-Salem State, and Virginia Commonwealth Universities, and holds a music degree from Winston-Salem State. Born in South Hill, Virginia to a pianist mother and a guitarist father, Vincent started playing at age four. By adolescence, Vincent was playing publicly in a variety of musical venues including church. Among his musical influences he lists Ramsey Lewis, Larry Dunn, Norman Brown, Lee Ritenour, Joe Sample, Herb Stephens, Keith Byrd, David Allen, Michael Hillian and many others who have made deposits into his musical journey. Vincent gives special recognition to his musical mentor, Dr. Fred Tanner, and two people who took extra time and effort with him, Charles Greene and Thomas "Scaul" Howard. "VeeCee" has been blessed to enjoy a diverse career and has had a varied musical background to include television and radio commercials, session recordings for several jazz, R&B, and gospel artists, and as a touring musician. He has also written musical scores for independent films, documentaries, and stage productions such as The Wiz, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, and Pal Joey. His aspirations include making Total Silence a household name and having the time of his life doing it.
Sedar Jones is striving to be one of the most sought after percussionists in the music industry today. Whether it's recording, touring, performing in local drum circles or in his home church, Sedar musically operates on an audience with a mixture of jazzy, Afro-Cuban and R&B rhythms delivered from a variety of techniques learned throughout the journey of his musical career. Originally from Kinston, NC, Sedar graduated from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC where he began to seriously jump start his career both as a member of the nationally acclaimed "Marching Sound Machine" and locally from local jazz spots in Durham and Raleigh to area churches that were looking to add a little "flava" to their services. With his vast assortment of traditional and unusual percussion instruments, Sedar continues to gain the appreciation from true music lovers looking for an extraordinary "percussive" experience. You can catch him every Sunday in Greensboro at Calvary Christian Center where he serves as a staff musician under the leadership of Pastor Vince Hairston.
A New York native, Greg grew up in the churches of North Carolina. This is where he developed a love for music at an early age with an undeniable passion for drums. His dad, an accomplished musician himself noticed his drive and immediately decided to encourage and cultivate his innate skills. Greg sharpened and honed his craft while playing with a local gospel group that his dad sang with. He began playing professionally in his sophomore year in high school. Among Greg?s many accomplishments were playing with the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University?s performance of the ?Black Nativity,? and has performed with bands who opened up for artists such as Donnie McClurkin, Shirley Caesar, Kurt Carr, Keith ?Wonder boy? Johnson and has performed with Ernest Pugh and Steve Lawrence. Greg currently resides in Greensboro, NC where he attends Calvary Christian Center under the teachings of Pastor Vince Hairston. Greg?s many influences have bee Calvin Napper, Calvin Rodgers, Dennis Chambers and Chris Dave; but to hear him tell it, his biggest influence has been his dad and Total Silence?s manager, Gregory L. Henderson.
Astounding and gifted vocalist, Felecia currently resides in North Carolina with her husband
Ryan L. Sims and their two children, Ashtien and Kyndle. She attends Calvary Christian Center East, where she is also very involved in the music/arts ministry. God has blessed her to study in the areas of music and dance. Felecia holds a Bachelor's of Science in Dance Education, from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Bachelor's of Arts in Vocal Performance from Greensboro College. Felicia has performed in the Glory of Gospel, Totally Television, That's Amore, Little Shop of Horrors, Sing- Sing-Sing, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, and Stardust. It is her desire to do the will of the father who created her; she seeks to do just what he has put in her to do. Honestly, there is really nothing more to say about her because she's only the carrier of the gift. To God she gives all the glory and honor, for He is the giver of all.