R&B, jazz, blues, soul and neo-soul


FrameWerk, is a troupe of multi-talented musicians with Spoon, Charnetta, Paul, Sonja, Tony and KC laying down their groove.

Their "signature sound reaches into the R&B, jazz, blues, soul and neo-soul catalog, with solid arrangements that remind you of the first time you heard it."

"FrameWerk is being called the sound that excites the soul. Mixed with original selections, soothing ballads, and funk that will get you on your feet, it's a journey that will spur a series of emotions and memories."

Spoon - "El Warren Weatherspoon aka “Spoon” - Drums, Percussion, Band Leader - Nationally known for many years as the drummer for the legendary R&B group “Heatwave” (best known for such hits as “Always and Forever”, “Boogie Nights “and “Groove Line” , among many others), Heatwave’s highlights include three gold, two platinum and two double platinum albums, five gold singles, four Grammy nominations and a recent nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Serving as the catalyst for FrameWerk, Spoon brings his experiences performing with Carlos Santana, Hall and Oates, The Jones Girls and Jean Carn, along with that driving, funky groove to combine with one of the most talented core of musicians ever to be assembled in one unit."

Charnetta - Charnetta Dobbins - piano, Keyboard, Vocals, Musical Director, Producer, Composer.   Charnetta has played piano since the age of three. She is a classical pianist, and has competed in numerous piano competitions. She won the gold medal in the District of Columbia Chapter of NAACP's ACT-SO Competition, and first place winner of the Omega Psi Phi Talent Hunt Competition. In addition to Classical, she also plays Gospel and Soul music. "She has performed as a keyboardist and vocalist in several bands in the Washington, DC area and has shared the same stages with R&B singer Tank as well as go-go superstar Sugar Bear of "EU.""

KC - "Calvin Clifton aka KC - Bass Guitar, Bass Synthesizers and Pedals, Vocals, Writer/Arranger KC is a Baltimore, Maryland native. He started playing trumpet in elementary school, but after watching Paul McCartney sing and play bass, he was hooked. KC started performing with his family band, the Plus Band when he was 19, and has been on the local and national music scene since. Local bands KC has started and performed with include KASH (formerly Black Myca), Chocolate Rain, MadHouse, Sumor and PowerGlide, and he’s been involved with several Jimi Wilkes projects.Professionally, he is the bassist for The Intruders and has performed with/opened for Blue Magic, Gerald Levert, Chicago, The Escorts, The Whispers, The Phonics, and New Era, to name a few."

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Shanti - "Shanti Walker - Vocalist, Singer, Songwriter - Shanti is a Washington, DC - native who began formal training at a high school of Performing Arts, where he studied and performed classical music. Shanti has twenty five years of singing experience and his vocal talents have allowed him to work with artist such as: Patti LaBelle, Rachelle Ferrell, Kelly Price and gospel artist Mary Mary and Yolanda Adams."

Sonja - "Sonja Chichester - Vocalist - Washington-born and raised jazz, R&B and soul singer Sonja embarked on a singing career at an early age. Sonja’s roots were as a gospel singer in the church choir, but she quickly moved to sharing the stage with Patti Labelle and opening for such artists as Phil Perry, Sinbad, Angela Boyfill, SOS Band, just to name a few. Sonja had a major role in the traveling company of the hit play “Choir Rehearsal”."

Jeff - "Jeff Gordon - Keyboards, Vocals - Jeff Gordon - has been providing pleasurable eargasms playing keyboards for all to enjoy for many years. Starting at the age of 14 with a little Casio keyboard, he has honed is skills so that he can play with local and national artist. He is a member of Kappa Alpha PSI Inc., and was the Music Director for "Ginuwine". Through the years, Jeff has shared the stage with Harold Melvin and Blue notes, KC and Jo Jo, Tank, Avant, Stylistics and Sinbad. Jeff brings to FrameWerk his years of national experience and his creative music and production ideas that are sure excite audiences around the world."

Tony - "Tony Contee - Guitar, Vocals - Tony started playing professionally at the age of thirteen with DC artist Skip Mahoney and the Casuals and has never looked back. After appearing on stage in clubs and venues that he says he probably couldn’t get in to by the front door (14!!!), Tony returned to the DC area and performed with various local groups until again heading out on tour with Eddie Kendricks at the ripe old age of 16 years old! Guitarist for Heatwave, Tony’s experience also includes world-wide tours with pioneering go-go group “Trouble Funk”, Jean Carne, Father’s Children and The Fonics."


FrameWerk Band live in Studio interview on DaBlend Radio Show (2013)


FrameWerk Band Releases New Single "Have Some Fun"

PRLog (Press Release) - Jun. 24, 2013 - GREENBELT, Md. -- R & B lovers & steppers alike were anticipating the release of FrameWerk Band's single and on June 1st, 2013 the single was finally released. As expected the band did not disappoint their fans with this infectious dance tune. "Have Some Fun" is definitely a jam that will get you on your feet; steppin' enthusiast or not!  Link to Press Release


FrameWerk Live! You're on my mind

FrameWerk Band @ Carter Barron Amphitheatre - Washington DC