Carlton Flonnoy, Sr
Carlton is on eof the newest members of The Crashers. He was born and raised in Kansis City, Missouri. Carlton, they say has been singing since birth. His father, Joseph Ray Sr. was gospel singer with the Dixie Wonders. Sam Cooke was a good friend of Carlton's father and was a regular in their home rehearsing. Carlton was a promanent fixture at these rehearsals where he learned everyone's parts and to harmonize. Carlton's first time on stage was at age 4 with Sam Cooke and the Soulsters. The stage has been a part of his life since that moment.
At the age of 24 he joined his first road band, Elegance; opening for Teddy Pendergrass, The Chi-Lites, and the Pointer Sisters. Carlton toured Japan twice as lead vocalist with Elegance. In 1982 Carlton was recruited by a Florida band called Hi Octane and relocat4ed from California to Florida. Since the disbandment of Hi Octane, Carlton has perfromed as lead vcalist with Florida bands such as West of Cairo, Catch 22, Richie Kicklighter, The Worx, G0-Force and Earl Wise & Friends. Every Sunday you can hear Carlton singing for the Lord at the Center for Positive Living in Sarasota, Florida. He is presently awaiting the release of his recently recorded gospel CD. CArlton will continue singing until the Lord says that's enough.