Founder of Caring Kids' Concerts
The founder of Caring Kids Concerts is Errol Lee. Errol Lee’s unique performance style seamlessly weaves singing, dancing and a motivational message into a comprehensive educational experience that transcends the “cool barrier.”
His ability to captivate and inspire audiences of all ages has made him an asset to the educational community.
He is the recipient of the following awards and accolades: Barrie Arts Award for Contribution to the Community, York Region Character through the Arts Award, BBPA (Black Business Professional Association) Harry Jerome Excellence in the Art Award, YMCA Peace Medallion, MACCA (Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association) for Outstanding Contribution and Service to our Community in honor of Black History Month Community Service Award and a special recognition award from the OPP for his work with at-risk youth.
His song We Care is featured on the City of Vaughan’s website to promote their Peace Tree Festival, for children and families to celebrate peace and diversity together. This song was also used for a televised PSA for Project CODE so children everywhere, through education, can reach their full potential. Errol Lee’s songs We Can, The Golden Rule and Reaching Out to You were scored by Sistema Toronto to support their mission and program expansion in the TDSB.
Errol Lee believes it is cool to care!
The smile is a welcome, an emblem and a sneak preview.
Errol Lee wears it all the time, but like the sparkle in his eye, it’s only a hint of his potential.
What does he do? Well, only a firsthand experience will convey effectively what Errol does, but an inadequate synopsis might shed some light:
Imagine a crowed, and for the sake of example, let’s say a crowed of high school students, perched on a set of bleachers in a gym. They’re unaffected and cynical, an attitude we’ve all been victim to at times.
Now, enter Errol, beaming as always.
His smile slices the air of indifference and his presence inspires immediate interest.
“Why is he here. “They wonder, “What will he do?”
The beat kicks in. Errol’s body responds. His words turn to a chorus, “I’m somebody, you’re somebody, we’re somebody, hey somebody, be somebody.” The youth are transfixed by his movement and his message and within moment, uplifted.
This is Errol’s power.
By seamlessly interweaving music, singing, dancing and a motivational message into a comprehensive character-building presentation, Errol captivates and enriches those fortunate enough to share and experience his mission.
You can’t call them an audience, however, because Errol doesn’t have an audience. He has partners. Errol engages. Errol interact. Errol adapts. Errol responds.
He brings his partners into his performances, imparting moves and music as well as wisdom.
And by the end, the kids are on their feet, clapping, dancing and singing along.
Errol is unique because he ventures where many performers dare not tread.
Before grade school, middle school and high school students, he transcends the “cool barrier” by striking students’ heart strings and speaking to the universal human experience.
Also, Errol doesn’t simply bring his message to the performance. He knows, you have to practice what you preach.
But what truly sets Errol apart from contemporaries is his message. Errol believes positivity is for people what water and sunshine are to flowers. It nurtures, it enrich, it feeds, and it generates growth.
And, sadly, it’s lacking in our society.
Let’s face it: With rare exceptions, popular culture is on a bad track. It’s a climate of drugs, sex and violence where gunshot wounds suggest credibility, ripped abdominals mean integrity.
Well, this attitude ends with Errol.
In Lee you’ll find a stark countermeasure’ a cure for complacence’ an antidote to apathy.
Errol sings about values we all come to cherish as our paths guide us to understanding.
Errol crosses borders and challenges the norms of contemporary culture.
Errol defies convention.
But as a result, he’s difficult to define- and that’s a good thing.
Think Duke Ellington, Bob Marlye, Louis Armstrong or Bob Dylan. Like the groundbreaking artists of our past, Errol goes against the grain.
This pioneer is not readily classifiable because the world has yet to generate a term to describe his art.
But, it’s only a matter of time before we start trying.
– Paul Leavoy-Copper Kettle Communications