Initially discovered by his father, Carlous Sr, this promising and progressive producer's first introduction to music was on a drum set. "I recall, when I was about six or seven, my father patting out rhythms on my hands and asking me to mimic the rhythms he played." Carlous' father was shocked at his son's ability to mimic such intricate rhythms and decided to invest in his son's talent. Carlous began drum lessons and became a band member at his grandfather's church.
Carlous' family is no stranger to the music scene. He comes from a musical family. His father is a singer/songwriter, his grandfather's played several instruments, and his uncles, Cedric and Victor Caldwell are highly accomplished producers. Being surrounded by such talent instilled in him a spirit of excellence. "I find it important to point out that my dad insisted that in everything I do, I do it right. I required that every note I play, that I play it right." Those words stick with Carlous today as a producer and pianist, conscious and intentional about every note he plays.
Around the age of 15, Carlous was introduced to the piano. He developed a love for the instrument and his family took note. His grandmother invested in lessons for him and his parents sent him off to the world-renowned Jamey Aebersold summer camp. There he gained skills that will last for a lifetime. "A lot of the things I learned at that camp I still have with me today." Around that same time Carlous started a band called C.O.L.O.R.E.D. Boys. C.O.L.O.R.E.D. is an acronym for Christ, Our Lord, Our Redeemer, Experiencing Discipleship. This band, comprised of his cousin and some of his closest friends, traveled Tennessee and opened up for Christian artists, such as Kirk Franklin, Judith McAllister, and Tye Tribbett.
Unbeknownst to many, Carlous was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease when he was only five months old. Carlous' mother, and one of his biggest supporters, prayed for a miracle for her son and it was soon to come. Although Carlous spent weeks at a time in the hospital as a child, he was given an experimental drug at the age of 10, that greatly limited the damaging effects of Sickle Cell on his life. He regards this as a miracle and is "extremely blessed" that the treatment does it job, as it does not work for everyone. Carlous may have Sickle Cell, but he has not let that stop him. He has used his diagnoses as a platform to bring more attention to this often forgotten disease that affects so many. In June of 2012 he and his wife hosted the first annual Passion of Praise concert geared towards raising awareness as well as funds for Sickle Cell Disease. The event was sponsored by Carlous' organization, CMinorWorld. CMinorWorld serves as a social event and music production company. For more information, or to request services, click HERE to visit the CMinorWorld page.