imageFaze is an R&B group from Miami, Florida that originally consisted of Dave Johnson, Edward Faison, Wayne Morrison, Princeton Chery and Robert Wright.

The group met at a talent show & decided to sing together. They named themselves Force Five (after the R&B group Force MDs whom they idolized).

Faze later signed with an independent record company called Cyntone Records. imageIn 1989, they released their debut album “Faze 1.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts.

imageFaze scored their first moderately successful hit with the single “Cold Sweat” which peaked at #89 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.

imageThe follow-up single “When You Were Mine” was released, but didn’t appear to make the charts at all.

The success of Faze’s song “Cold Sweat” caught the attention of Miller London (the president of RCA Records) who signed them to a record deal with the label. image

Faze re-recorded their debut album and renamed it “Love Games” which was released in 1991 where it peaked at #93 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.

A new version of “Cold Sweat” managed to peak at #94 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 5 weeks. image

imageThe follow-up singles “The Things You Do” and “That’s What I’m Here For” were released, but didn’t make the charts at all.

After their time with RCA Records came to an end, Dave & Princeton left the group & the remaining members Edward, Robert & Wayne added their long-time friend George McKenzie to the group.

Robert, Edward & Wayne took unused recordings from the “Love Games” album to use for a new album “Cold Sweat Again,” but it was never released.

After that, Faze decided to take a break. Robert began writing & producing music for various artists.

Missing singing & performing, Robert talked to his good friend Steve “Static Major” Garrett and his longtime friend & associate Micheal Sterling.

Robert contacted Edward and Wayne & the three of them returned to the recording studio to record their new album. image

In 2009, Faze released their third album “Unfinished Business” which is available for digital download.

These days, it’s unknown what the members of Faze are up to and it appears as if they have faded into obscurity.

To see the live music video of Faze performing “Cold Sweat,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “When You Were Mine,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “The Things You Do,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “That’s What I’m Here For,” go to:

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