Carolyn Griffey

Carolyn Griffey

Carolyn Griffey

Carolyn Griffey is the female lead of the Grammy Award winning R&B/Pop group Shalamar.  She is the daughter of Solar Records Disco Diva Carrie Lucas and music industry icon, Solar Records founder Dick Griffey, who in earlier years worked with Don Cornelius on Soul Train. Griffey grew up in the music industry with very close ties artists like Babyface, Antonio “LA” Ried, The Whispers, Shalamar, Midnight Star, Klymaxx, Michael Jackson, Al B Sure, Faith Evans, Christopher Williams, just to name a few.  In 1990 she was signed to Sony/Epic Records as part of the New Jack Swing duo “Absolute.”  The group released one album, “For All Seasons” and sang on various projects including the movie soundtrack to Moulon Rouge with Nichole Kidman.  She also has performed and worked with Andre Crouch and his Choir, who is best known for their work on Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.”

Growing up as an industry child, Carolyn had an All Access Backstage Pass. It was normal to be on the road, in the studio or backstage with Shalamar. A childhood dream was realized when Griffey’s father placed her in the group with Jeffrey Daniel and Howard Hewett in 2002. In 2005 they appeared on ITV’s “Hit Me Baby” in the UK. The group continues to play major venues, mostly overseas but when performing in America Micki Free is added to the mix for a more current line up.  Shalimar recently partnered with Chicago’s S & S Records Inc. D.J. Skip and D.J. Steve Silk Hurley for their new dance single “Don’t Go” which is the prelude to Griffey’s solo project that she is currently working on. Look for her on tour, on the air, or on screen. Griffey along with the “SOLAR FAMILY” and friends are in the process of resurrecting THE SOLAR LEGACY so the world is reminded of the music and contributions that came from the SOUND OF LOS ANGELES RECORDS.

Let the SAGA CONTINUE…