Erek McFadden was born and raised in a small town in Southern New Jersey called Sicklerville. Music runs deep in his family roots going back as far as his great grand parents. At the age of four he began playing the bongos in church. Erek grew to become a fine drummer playing professionally for over 25 years as a drummer, percussionist, composer and arranger for several artists and many groups with a deep passion and love for music. He has accompanied several artists in Gospel, Jazz and R&B throughout the Tri-State area. Erek teaches, coaches and coordinates the music and musical talent in various genres of music. He is the founder of Gospel Group, Erek McFadden and The Praise Alliance who have released 3 projects and currently working on their fourth. He has his own production company entitled "JD Kere Productions" which strives to produce quality music for new artists as well as sound engineering for events. Erek is a radio personality and hosts "The Lounge" on international internet radio station iWorship96 FM which focuses on promoting music for independent artists around the world. Erek is currently endorsed by Soultone Cymbals and Diemond Star Drumsticks.