Clyde Cumberlander, Jr.
Being a native of North Carolina, Clyde Cumberlander, Jr. grew up in the city of Shelby which is about 45miles west of Charlotte. At an early age Cumberlander began his love affair with music
After entering Crest High School, his career began to blossom starting with the opportunity to work on recording projects with the legendary award winning gospel great Pastor John P. Kee. Popularity was further gained by being a lead man and side man for other groups on a local Charlotte Syndicated Gospel TV Show, "Opportunity Knocks".
This made way for opportunities to be a sideman for groups such as "God's Anointed", "Gifted", "Minister Patricia Clark", "Cleveland County Mass Choir", "Chris Brinson", "Maria Howell", to name a few. This then led to opportunities for Cumberlander to open for such artists as "TM Mass Choir", "Chris Brinson", David Allen" , "Sade", "Digable Planet", "Pure Soul", grammy nominee "Glenn Jones" and grammy nominee jazz saxophonist "Najee", and the legendary playwright "David Peyton", writer of the hit gospel plays "Tired of Being Alone", "Child Support", " When a Woman's Fed Up", and "A Good Man is Hard to Find".
Cumberlander also had the privilege and honor of playing at the 44th Inaugural kickoff celebration of "Barrack Obama's" Presidency where he graciously accompanied other gospel greats such as "Men of Standard" and "Kim Burrell". Cumberlander has also accompanied other gospel greats such as Elder Rance Allen, Dorinda Clark Cole to name a few. Cumberlander has also recorded with artist such as "Anthony Hamilton", and "The Destiny Brothers".
On the local level, Cumberlander is the lead man for the jazz quartet "jStreet" band.
With his mother and father's religious background, church and gospel music were deeply instilled in him at an early age.
Cumberlander is recognized in the region as one of the premier musicians in the area. He has played at events spanning as far as the Mid- west and the entire East coast, also on special events for universities in the region.
Cumberlander's life long dream is to play and record albums on a national and international level so people can be reached and blessed through music.