Quindon Tarver

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Quindon Tarver
Birth name Quindon Dan Tarver[1]
Born (1982-08-04) August 4, 1982 (age 32)
Plano, Texas[2]
Genres Rhythm and blues
Occupation(s) singer, songwriter, actor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1996-present

Quindon Tarver (born August 4, 1982) is an American singer. He is best known for his cover of Prince's "When Doves Cry" for the 1996 film William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet.

Life and career[edit]

Quindon Tarver started out singing in church.

Tarver's cover of "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)," as well as his rendition of "When Doves Cry," were included on Romeo + Juliet's soundtrack (which earned double platinum status for selling two million copies). He also appeared in the film (as a choir boy).

Under the same management as then teen sensations Immature/IMx, Smooth, Gyrl, and B2K, Tarver began to appeal to a large market of teens and subsequently toured the world with the likes of Immature, Brandy Norwood, and Monica.

Tarver has contributed to the soundtracks of such feature films as Kazaam (A&M Records) and Down in the Delta (Virgin Records), and has made appearances on Good Morning America, Soul Train and American Idol Seasons 2 & 7, in which he finished in the Top 50. He has worked with artists Faith Evans, Playa, Tiny (of Xscape and VH1’s Family Hustle and Nokio (of R&B group Dru Hill). He has worked with many producers, most notably Troy Taylor.

Tarver has a YouTube channel called QuindonTarverInc and is currently working on a new inspirational project, as well as writing a book.


  1. ^ "Biography for Quindon Tarver". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2006-10-08. [unreliable source?]
  2. ^ "Quindon Tarver". The Boy Choir & Soloist Directory. Retrieved 2008-12-21. [unreliable source?]

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