WHO WE ARE

The Flex Crew has redefined Reggae music. The seven members of The Flex Crew hail from a variety of musical backgrounds, resulting in a versatile and high energy band with a genius array of musical styles. No where else will you hear a comparable mix of Funk, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Hip Hop and Reggae’s Lover’s Rock, Roots and Dancehall styles.

Originating in Columbus, Ohio, this multi-talented band has been blessing the ears of audiences across the country with its unique style for almost two decades. Accomplished singers, musicians, producers and songwriters in their own right- the Flex Crew has also shared the stage with Reggae superstars such as: Buju Banton, Maxi Priest, Michael Rose, Luciano, Steel Pulse, Third World, Bounty Killa, Wayne Wonder, Sugar Minot, Burning Spear, The Meditations, Brigadier Jerry, Sister Nancy, Coca Tea, Pato Banton, The Meditations, Justin Hinds, and Tonto Metro & Devonte.

The Flex Crew has an extensive bibliography of original music. Its latest C.D. “Forward” consists of such hits as: Lovely Day, OOO Mami, Push and Come Over, What’s Wrong Wit You, Forward- Backward Never, Coming Home, Good Look At You, Vibe Like a Rasta, Legacy and Informer.

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BARAKA

BARAKA

Lyrics, Vocals

Baraka has open for acts including Luciano, Steele Pulse, Yellowman, Chaka Demus, Shaba Ranks, Beanie Man, Capleton, Sizzla, Buju Banton, and countless others.

BARAKA

Lyrics, Vocals

Dougie ‘Sima’ Simpson

Dougie ‘Sima’ Simpson

Lyrics, Vocals

He began singing with his family at a young age, and his career took off in the 1980s with him being featured in bands such as Idrean Posse, The Ark Band, and the Mega Fresh Band.

Dougie ‘Sima’ Simpson

Lyrics, Vocals

Ras T. Dubflex

Ras T. Dubflex

Keys, Vocals

In the early days he began playing drums in the gospel family group “The Ford Boys” which compiled his brothers Rodney and Timothy, at the family church, “Zion Tried Stone” pastored by his great uncle, Walter Dewey Kinchen whom was the “Sanford and Son” of Cleveland.

Ras T. Dubflex

Keys, Vocals

Paul Scruthers

Paul Scruthers

Keyboardist

Scruthers also led a fusion group called Ology for which he wrote all the music. He has toured with legendary Snowband, "The Showman", and is a former member of The Ark Band.

Paul Scruthers

Keyboardist

Mike Cello

Mike Cello

Lead Guitar

Cello's credits are endless and include performing with The 5th Dimension, Roger Williams, Foley, Frankie "J", Jimmie McGee, The Ark Band, Minindlya, co-founder of the group "Shakerman", and the release of his own album "Imprints" and "Vision".

Mike Cello

Lead Guitar

Aaron Thompson
Aaron's passion for the bass guitar makes him a natural at the local reggae music scene. He is the former member of Eastwind, Mega Fresh Posse, and Deighton Charlamagne.