Color Me Badd Singer Bryan Abrams Arrested After On-Stage Altercation With Bandmate

Color Me Badd was performing at Del Lago Casino in New York when Abrams allegedly shoved bandmate Mark Calderon down to the ground. 

By Eric Shorey

Color Me Badd singer Bryan Abrams was arrested following a physical altercation with a bandmate on stage at a casino in New York.

Police say Abrams was performing at Del Lago Casino in the Seneca County Town of Tyre, New York when an argument with bandmate Mark Calderon suddenly escalated, according to, a Syracuse, New York-based news organization. Abrams shoved the fellow musician onto some equipment on the floor.

An eyewitness said that Abrams had appeared frustrated with the sound of the concert throughout the performance, according to, another Syracuse, New York-based news organization. Video of the incident shows Abrams shoving the musician without warning.

Calderon was taken to Geneva General Hospital and treated for neck and back pain. He was released shortly thereafter.

Abrams was charged with charged with attempted assault in the 3rd degree and is due in court on Aug. 28. His bail was set at $2,000, according to TMZ.

Color Me Badd is an Oklahoma City-based R&B group that rose to fame in the late 80's and early 90's with singles like "I Wanna Sex You Up", "I Adore Mi Amor" and "All 4 Love." The group, of which Abrams is a founding member, has sold more than 12 million records worldwide.

Color Me Badd's tour is scheduled to continue in Indiana in the following week. Other tour dates also include an August 11 show at the Canalside in Buffalo, according to It is unclear how this arrest will impact the band's future.

[Photo: Seneca County Sheriff's Office]

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