MacFour in Baltimore, MD was created in December of 2010 to the tune of New Edition ‘Heart Break.’ Our father, Kevin McKenney, challenged Kevin (KJ), then age nine, to imitate the moves they were watching New Edition perform. KJ was more than happy to show his talent and was soon joined by his brothers K’Von, K-Love and Keith until all four of us were rocking to the rhythm of the popular song.
As it turned out, we were naturals with the hip hop rhythms, and that performance sparked the idea to form MacFour.
A few days later, KJ asked our father when they were going to rehearse, and Kevin told him that New Edition rehearsed and prepared hard every day, to get where they are today. He said, “Study the Greats, to be Great!” With that in mind, we began our daily routine of rehearsals after school, eventually landing our first performance in August 2011.
Since then MacFour has performed in several shows in the DMV (Washington, DC; Maryland, Virginia) region. Promoters like Anthony Jeter soon selected our group to perform during The Baltimore Superfest presentations.
Our other appearances to date include NowTown/Motown Revue, WOLB Radio appearance with Doni Glover, a spot on Fox 45 Good Day Baltimore, BigWalkTV Weekly Review, Christmas shows, and school dances. Each one was a unique chance to demonstrate our talent for music and dance.
As MacFour, we are determined to keep the classic RNB flavor alive by emulating inspirational groups like The Jackson 5, New Edition, Troop, Dru Hill, The Temptations, Full Force, Force MDs, The Dells, The OJays, and Levert. We study video performances by these groups on a daily basis and have also enlisted the assistance of a vocal coach in order to improve our craft. We have come a long way since 2010, and we are more than ever determined to continue through hard work to improve our artistic skills.
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