Route Five is an R&B/Pop vocal group from Miami, Florida. The group is drawn from two Haitian families; two brothers from the Mompremiers, and three brothers from the Lefervres. Jason Mompremier(20), Nickson Mompremier(18), Debson Mompremier(17), Jeffrey Lefevre(19) and Jerry Lefevre(17) are educated young men who love to sing and harmonize together. In gospel mode, their silky blend of voices conveys calm and great joy. Their sound is more upbeat when they move into pop/rapper mode with accompanying dance moves.
The group members were raised in homes where music was a part of their upbringing. Their parents were gospel singers, and seeing them perform on stage inspired the young men to create their own group. With the support of their parents, they began singing at churches all over Florida while still in grade school.
By their early teens the Route Five guys were falling in love with R&B and Pop, finding inspiration from the music of Boyz to Men, New Edition, and the Jackson5. Although their parents were skeptical of the young artists doing secular music, they were determined to pursue their dreams. Under the leadership and guidance of Deon Herring and the Jaded Records Team, they are one their way to greatness.
Jeffrey Lefevre (Free) sings baritone and is the stylist in Route 5. At age 20, he is the one of the oldest member of the group (and the one with the most swag--just ask him). Many R&B artists such as Boyz 2 Men, R Kelly, and several others have inspired him. According to his peers he not only has a fabulous voice, but also is a human GPS, a talent unexpectedly valuable on tour. Free is of Haitian descent and is eager to help his home country. He strives to become one of the greats in the music industry.
Jerry Lefevre (JB) Known for his sweet falsettos, adopted the name Jerry Berry (JB) sings tenor 1 and is the lead singer of the group, the most spirited as well. In spite of his bravado, he is a very humble and hardworking artist inspired by Brian McKnight, Bruno Mars, and Michael Jackson, to name a few. JB loves sports, especially basketball, and brings his competitive edge to Route 5. He is quick to acknowledge the important role his parents play in the group’s support system, true for all the young men. Success in the music business is his number one goal in life.
Debson Dudre Mompremier (Debs) at 17 is the youngest member of the group, but the most intense. This multifaceted young man is a singer, rapper, and songwriter. He began singing at age three, and added rapping to R&B and hip hop by the time he was 12. His influences are Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, and J. Cole. Debs plays the roles of singing tenor 2 and rapping in Route 5’s music. Although he is first and foremost an artist, his organizational skills are outstanding and much appreciated by his peers. Debs is focusing his intensity on putting Route 5 at the top of the charts.
Nickson J. Mompremier (Pres or President) sings bass. He is a very skilled vocalist and a dedicated musician. He thinks of himself as an ‘old soul’ because of his love of old school music that includes the work of Boyz II Men, New Edition, the O’Jays, and Tony! Toni! Tone! He began singing gospel music with his brothers when he was very young, inspired by his parents to sing at church. As he grew, Pres fell in love with R&B and pop. He is determined to be one the greats, and plans to get there with the help of Deon Herring and Jaded Records.
Jason Mompremier (Killa) sings tenor 3 and is the vocal arranger for Route 5. He is also the most serious and business-like of the group. His passion for music has always been a vital part of his life. Jason’s parents sang gospel music a cappella at church, and early on he became fascinated with the way their harmonies blended. Several artists such as Bruno Mars, Usher, Neyo, and Michael Jackson have been inspirations to him. In spite of his intimidating street name, Killa takes his leadership position in Route5 (second oldest) seriously. His calm, serious manner provides guidance to the group. Killa has confidence that Route 5, under the guidance of Deon Herring, will heard all over the USA.