Mr. Harold Winley was born in Washington, D.C. on May 13, 1933 to parents DavidS.&Adell Winley.
After the passing of his mother in 1945, Harold and his siblings moved with his mothers family to Plymoth, North Carolina. It wasn't until then that Harold reallygot into singing. In March of 1948, Harold moved back to D.C., rented a room for $4.00 a week, and got a job at the 6th and Q market. It was there that Harold first heard the Clovers on a radio show on a Sunday Morning. He would later meet the Clovers at a talent show sponsored by Mortons Department Store.
Harold Winley has worked with artists the likes of Charlie "Bird" Parker, Billie Holliday, Fats Domino, Count Basie, Joe Louis, Louis Armstrong, and the list goes on and on.
King Raymond Green - Member of The CLOVERS/Artistic Director
King Raymond Green was born on December 31, 1951 to African American & Puerto Rican parents, in San German Puerto Rico. Green received an associates degree in Fine Arts from Montgomery College in 1970 and his bachelors degree in Audio Engineering from Drexel University in 1981. Currently, Mr. King Raymond Green is an accomplished musician, singer, and record producer. He was the founder and former member of the 1970's funk band signed to Atlantic Records, "Black Heat," and has worked with the likes of the "God-father of Go-go" himself, Chuck Brown, The Flamingos, Carlos Santana, Phil Guilbeau, and David "fathead" Newman just to name a few. In 2006, Mr. Green formed a different group of Clovers after a six year stint with Johnny Mason's group of Clovers.
Tyrone Burwell - Member of the CLOVERS
Born in Henderson N.C., Tyrone started singing at a young age in the local church. Tyrone is a singer/songwriter and entertainer that plays keyboard and bass. His smooth vocals and style have led him to open for many great performers like Millie Jackson, The Ojays, The Temptations, and Johnny Gill just to name a few. In 1987, the release of his single "Memories," which he co-wrote, landed him a recording contract with Rock Candy Records.
Franklen Poole - Member of The CLOVERS
Franklen Poole is a first tenor that has been with Harold Winley AND The CLOVERS for over five years. He hails from
Washington, D.C. and currently resides in Kingsley, Pa. Mr. Poole first sang in the choir at his father’s church, and later became grounded in R&B. His musical talents include playing the bass guitar and drums. Mr. Poole has many musical
influences: Among them: Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Earth, Wind and Fire, Peabo
Bryson, The Isley Brothers and Al Green.
His biggest musical accomplishments include backing up prominent Washington D.C. entertainers of the 70’s, which
included Hajji, former Atlantic recording artist Johnell Gray of Black Heat, the group
Fancy Colours, and he sang and played drums behind Nadine Edwards. Franklen is excited that fans will
hear The CLOVERS new sound because “it is different from what the audience is used to
hearing from The CLOVERS. “Our new album titled, 'Harold Winley AND The CLOVERS of The New Millennium' is
different from our earlier works, and is a labor of love that includes songs written by the
late Al Johnson and the late Paul Minor.
Carlos Wilson - Member of the CLOVERS
Carlos Wilson became a member of Harold Winley AND The CLOVERS in
2009 as a first tenor. Carlos always loved to sing. He honed his skills in
his family church singing with his brothers and sisters. In the late 1960's, Carlos
began singing lead with local bands for about four years. In
2005, Carlos formed a band with a friend and were opening for groups like Kenny Vance and the Planotones and Jay and
the Americans. As fate would have it, one of the band members would invite King
Raymond Green to a show. After the performance, King invited Carlos to
audition for Harold Winley AND The CLOVERS. Two weeks later, Carlos was
rehearsing with the group. Carlos has
fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a professional singer and is
privileged to represent this legendary singing group.
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