ISH is a blend of soulful, sultry voices and purposeful lyrics. Though ISH is composed of a young couple, traces of old school, feel-good music can be found in their style. ISH’s sound is heavily influenced by R&B, Jazz and some Gospel powerhouse artists that they grew up listening to. The group possesses an appreciation for live instrumentation. Caleb is a phenomenal musician who has a knack for recreating music to produce innovative shows, while Andriea is a creative force who writes lyrics that empower women and delve into the matters of the heart. Both vocalists evolved as artists, as they were classically trained throughout school. All things creative are important to these two, and they continue to challenge themselves.
Both individually blessed with talents, fate stepped in to make them more powerful as a collective unit.
Caleb and Andriea learned that their voices were complementary, when they met and started singing together in 2007. Sparks quickly flew, and the two entered into a relationship with each other and into a love triangle with music. In 2009, the two married. Mr. and Mrs. Ishman decided to name their group ISH, a shortened version of their last name, which was also the nickname that was given to them by friends, co-workers, and students.
Caleb and Andriea labor tirelessly to write music that serves the purpose of promoting love, marriage, education, and positivity. Growing up, both Caleb and Andriea had positive family structures that taught them the things that they are now passing along to today’s generation of youth. ISH feels that it is their calling to use their gifts of voice to not only influence others through song, but to also use them to educate and mentor.
The band’s album EP Pineapple Tuesday is available on iTunes and Amazon. ISH’s single “The Vows” is currently in rotation on 88.3 FM DJ Brasko’s Da Real Kickin Funkster Show in France, 96.1 ALL FM DJ Chris Crates’ Meltdown Radio Show in Manchester, UK, Chicago-based Internet TV/Radio talk show Kingz of R&B Show, and Washington, DC-based JOTA FM The Briggs Report that airs in Cairo, Egypt.