Singing since a young age, Coya has always had a passion for music. She has graced many a stage performing in plays in lead roles of “The Life”, “Smokey Joes Cafe”, the beloved musical “Katonga”, and “Rock of Ages”. Music has taken her on a journey around the world living out her dream, touring with shows, musicals, bands as well as solo performances. Inspired by the greats of Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin, Coya’s vocals shine both in versatility and personal style.
Coya is thankful for the gifts God has given her and is honored to share her passion for music and theatre with all that come into her life.
Vocalist Ashley Renée publicly performed in a church Christmas play at the age of four. Since that time, Ashley has performed in hundreds of competitions and pageants throughout the U.S. Ashley’s music career eventually led her toward the world of classical music. She was classically trained for 5 years and was accepted to Stetson University’s School of Music to study opera. Although she enjoyed the challenge presented by classical music, her true passion lay with the music of her childhood. Since then, Ashley has returned to her soul, R&B and bluesy rock roots. She has performed the National Anthem for over 100 college athletic events such as the Pittsburgh Pirates and Major League Soccer, charities and various other venues throughout Florida.
Calvin C. Jones was born and raised in East St. Louis, IL, and grew up idolizing Michael Jackson & Stevie Wonder. He started singing at an early age, then joined the vocal group Men Of Note at 13 and traveled the world as one of their lead singers for many years. Singing led to a passion for theater, and he went on to be featured in shows such as Dreamgirls, Fabulous 50’s, & Little Shop of Horrors, and brought his talents as a lead singer to the group SouthTown Fever. Rockapella had the good fortune to find Calvin while he was showcasing his silky smooth voice as a featured singer at Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL. He’s been touring the world with Rockapella for four years now, and we are proud to welcome him to Decades Rewind!
FRANK J. EDMONDSON III
Frank is a singer/actor from Gainesville, FL. He is a 25-year stage veteran with various experience, both on and off stage. Frank has performed at Busch Gardens Tampa for over eleven years and in various bands and functions since moving to the Tampa area in 2004. He is pleased to be performing with Decades Rewind™ and looks forward to a grand adventure.
Wade started singing at the young age of 14 and would continue studying at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada. Wade is the founder of Black Star Whiskey and has performed in countless concerts across 3 countries, performing with artists such as Brad Gillis. Wade has a very deep respect for our wounded military,. He is founder of Heart Strings for Heroes, a non-profit music therapy foundation that provides free guitars to wounded military in order to assist in their ongoing mental and physical therapy.
Monica is a relative newcomer to the professional music industry. Before Decades Rewind™, she has previous experience in musical theater, church performances and has performed throughout Orlando FL. This is her first major production. Monica is heavily influenced by her older sister, Ashley, who is also a Decades Rewind™ cast member. She is thrilled to be surrounded by such experienced musicians and is looking forward to gaining as much knowledge as possible from her fellow cast members.