6:00 PM Doors open
7:00 PM Concert begins
Enjoy a night of Soul, Funk, R&B, and Pop Music hosted by Old School 104.7's very own Jimmy Reyes. Legendary artists Michel'le, Dazz Band, Lakeside, Tom Browne, and Club Nouveau uniquely blend melody, harmony and rhythm into memorable performances you won't want to miss! Full bar for 21 years and up. VIP Seating includes a special "Meet and Greet" with select artists.
Michel'le Toussant is a vocalist, songwriter, and R&B artist. She is known for her squeaky, child like speaking voice, which is a startling contrast to her strong vocals. Michel'le was the featured female vocalist on the World Class Wreckin' Crew's 1988 single "Turn Off The Lights".
She was originally signed to Eazy-E's Ruthless Record label that released her self-titled debut album, "Michel'le in 1989. Her debut album which was entirely produced by Dr. Dre, contained the classic "No More Lies" also hit singles "Nicety" and "Something in my Heart". The album Michel'le sold over 1.5 million copies and generated two music videos for the singles from the album. She also toured throughout the United Kingdom in support of the album.
Robert “Bobby” Harris, leader and founder of the Grammy Award Winning Dazz Band, formerly “Kinsman Dazz” was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Bobby started playing saxophone with his father Robert Harris, in jazz clubs in the 1960’s when he was 16 years old. As a songwriter and producer Bobby Harris masterminded countless Dazz Band songs in his career which can be found on the two Kinsman Dazz albums and ALL fourteen Dazz Band albums. In 1982, The Dazz Band won a Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Group or Duo for “Let It Whip” written and produced by Reggie Andrews who also produced The Dazz Band hits including: “Swoop”, “Joystick”, “Heartbeat”, “Hot Spot”, “Party Right Here”, “Keep It Live” and “Let It All Blow”, their #3 UK single. The Dazz Band performed their hits on popular television shows such as Soul Train, Solid Gold an American Bandstand. Hits like “Let It Whip” “Swoop” “Joystick”and “Heartbeat” stood the test of time and remain in recurring rotation on radio and Sirus XM Radio today.
Lakeside was formed around 1970 by members of two local groups, the Nomads and the Young Undergrounds. The group, consisting of members Otis Stokes, Thomas Shelby, Steve Shockley, Mark Wood, Tierneyer McCain, Norman Beavers, Marvin Craig and Fred Lewis. A Lakeside Express debut album for the floundering ABC Records followed, but it failed to chart under the weight of the label's problems. Former Soul Train Records - by then renamed by Dick Griffey as SOLAR Records - the LA-based label that would become the hottest of the early 80's. With their name shortened to Lakeside, the group's 1978 party song "It's All the Way Live" shot to the top 5 on the R&B Charts and paved the way for their SOLAR album Shot of Love. During the early 80's, Lakeside's members proved themselves to be fine songwriters, penning such funk gems as "Your Wish Is My Command," "Raid" and their biggest hit, "Fantastic Voyage".
Multi-gold album artist and Billboard “Best Of” awards recipient Tom “Jamaica Funk”. Browne has an unstoppable passion for new music, one that has kept him on tour and in the recording studio.
Sought early on by Columbia Records, Warner Brothers and CTI, Browne was introduced (by Earl Klugh) to Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen, and subsequently signed his first recording contract with the newly formed GRP Records label. GRP and Browne produced some of the labels best hits including Funkin’ For Jamaica, Thighs High, Fungi Mama, Let’s Dance and Secret Fantasy.
Today, Tom Browne can be found on tour regularly. After selling out late summer concerts in The United Kingdom (Pizza Express and CLF Arts Cafe) and The Netherlands (North Sea Jazz Club), he went on to headline The Capital Jazz Cruise, Oxnard and Hub City Jazz Festivals, all receiving glowing reviews.
Club Nouveau is an R&B band that was formed by producer/performer Jay King in 1986 in Sacramento, California, subsequent to the break up of the Timex Social Club. Other members of Club Nouveau included original members Denzil Foster, Thomas McElroy, Samuelle Pratter, and Valerie Watson.
From their debut album, Love, Life, and Pain, which showed up in 1986, they scored four consecutive hits: "Jealousy" (essentially a rewrite of and response to Timex Social Club's hit "Rumours"), "Situation #9", a remake of Bill Withers' "Lean on Me", and "Why You Treat Me So Bad". The latter two both made it to #2 on the R&B charts the next year.