3 Da Hard Way is the Bay Area’s preeminent background vocal team.
The group is comprised of “Sangin” Sara Williams, Joshua Carter, Mickala Cheadle, and, alternate, Tre “I am Rebel” Edwards, each a phenomenal vocalist in their own right.
3 Da Hard Way has provided bgv’s for such artists as Dave Hollister, Ms. Anita Wilson, Naté the Soulsanger, and has provided entertainment for events, such as the Sony Playstation Black History Month Program, San Francisco Juneteenth Festival, and the San Francisco Housing Development Corporation Gala!
“Sangin” Sara serves as the director for 3 Da Hard Way. A Dartmouth College alumni, she has
toured the world with National recording artists, such as Ledisi and has provided vocals, both
lead and background, on many records. She has performed on The Late Show w/David
Letterman, The Queen Latifah Show, The Tonight Show, at the Essence Festival, for the Golden
State Warriors, for former President Obama, for Mayor London Breed, and on various shows on
Vh1 and Mtv. She has performed with such legends as Jennifer Holiday and Stevie Wonder, and
has served as the Background Vocal Director for many local and national artists, for shows such
as the Superbowl Gospel Celebration, and for many choirs and groups. A classically trained
vocalist, Sara also uses her gifts to teach and inspire others.
Joshua Carter, also a phenomenal organist, is high in demand on the Bay Area scene. With a
multi-octave range, Joshua’s vocals soar. He has performed on countless stages, including the
Superbowl Gospel Celebration, Yoshi’s, Oakland and San Francisco, and the Paramount Theater.
Joshua has a special calling in Ministry, and has shared his gift at many churches, including Love
Center, Acts Full Gospel, and Olivet Institutional. Joshua has all performed for the Golden State
Mickala Cheadle is one of the premier sopranos in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the
featured soloist in the Future Perfect band, specializing in R&B, Jazz, Funk and Gospel. Mickala
began her formal musical training in the Young Musicians Program at the University of
California at Berkeley, where she spent eight years studying classical voice, piano, jazz, musical
theater, composition, theory and operatic theater. Mickala is a powerhouse vocalist who has
shared her gifts with many organizations nationwide. She has also been the musical guest for
Stevie Wonder and the Golden State Warriors. In addition to performing, she currently serves
as Minister of Music at Beth Eden Baptist Church in Oakland, Ca.
Tre Edwards (REBEL) attended and graduated from the Oakland School of the Arts. Rebel has a
strong background in church, and has been afforded the opportunity to sing for very influential
people, including former President Barak Obama. Rebel has also opened for National recording
artists such as Ledisi, Tank, and Chrisette Michele, and has sung background vocals for LeAndria
Johnson, the legendary Clark Sisters, and many more. Rebel is an alumni of Berklee College of
Music in Boston, and has toured Europe with Alissia Beniveste and the Funketeers and as the
musical director for the Harlem Gospel Choir Winter Tour, 2016. Rebel is now a touring
member of the San Francisco based Michael Jackson Tribute band, FORVERLAND.
3 Da Hard Way is available for all of your corporate, show, and background vocal needs, locally, nationally, and internationally!