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Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean is the biggest black recording star Britain has ever produced, one who has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime to date.

He has collected a pile of Gold and Platinum records across the world and hit the number one spot worldwide in the pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland, and the UK. Billy has achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and a songwriter.

Billy Ocean’s first hit was the 1976 hit single “Love Really Hurts Without You”. In the following year came another UK number two, “Red Light Spells Danger”. And there were more hits in the ’80s, including three US number ones: “Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)”, “There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)” and “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car”. But he is probably best known for “When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going”, which was a hit for Billy Ocean in 1986 and Boyzone 13 years later.

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Earth Wind & Fire Experience 

By Al McKay 

The brainchild of legendary funk guitarist, Al McKay, the ‘Earth Wind and Fire Experience’ brings together some of America’s greatest jazz and funk musicians to create one of the most exciting live bands for hire on the circuit. Available for all public celebrations, concerts and corporate events, this band is one of a kind and not be missed. Nicknamed Al McKay’s Allstars, the band is led by the Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum artist Al McKay. McKay needs little introduction. As the guitarist for Ike and Tina Turner as well as The Temptations he has a musical pedigree unlike any other.

He is also famed for his time with the American band Earth, Wind and Fire. The Grammy Award-winning group will be remembered for writing the classic hit singles “Let’s Groove”, ‘After the Love Has Gone’, ‘Shining Star’, ‘Got to Get You in My Life’ and many others. Their success has been immortalised in several awards, worldwide recognition, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

McKay has brought all this experience to the fore in creating a band made up of former Earth, Wind and Fire members and talented session musicians. The live band boasts 13 musicians providing an unmatched richness in tone and timbre. 

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Maxi Priest

Maxi Priest – Max Alfred Elliott, born 610610 in London, UK – is a dancehall, reggae , pop and R&B-singer from England. His parents were Jamaican, and Maxi is cousin to lateJacob Miller , who was frontman for Inner Circle and one of the greatest reggae and roots reggae icons. Maxi's first major album Maxi (1988) along with his cover of Cat Stevens' 'Wild World', established him as one of the British top singers. He is one of two British reggae acts (along with UB40) to have topped American Billboard: 'Close To You' (1990). Other big hits are 'That Girl' (with Shaggy) (1996) and 'Housecall' (1991,1993). Maxi has done 10 studio albums so far (1985-2014).

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Kenny Thomas

Kenny Thomas  is  a multi-platinum selling artist who had a major impact on the commercial, soul and album charts in the 90's. By the time he was 23 he had been nominated for 2 Brit Awards, shared the stage with such luminaries as Edwin Starr, Freddie Jackson, Kool & The Gang, Incognito and Lonnie Liston Smith and was a regular on TOTP!

Kenny remains one of the most important and successful UK soul singers of his generation with his debut album ‘Voices’ selling 600,000 copies in the UK alone on Chrysalis Records in 1991 achieving a total of 8 Top 40 singles and 2 Top 10 records whilst picking up 2 x BRIT-Award Nominations for ‘Best Male Vocalist’ and ‘Best Newcomer’.




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Atlantic Starr

Atlantic Starr is an American R&B/funk and soul music band formed in 1976. The group originally featured lead vocalist and drummer Porter Carroll Jr., guitarists David Lewis and Wayne Lewis, trumpeter Jonathan Lewis, bassist Clifford Archer, keyboardist/saxophonist Joseph Phillips and percussionist Kenneth ""Wally"" Nicholson.

Atlantic Starr released their self-titled debut album in 1978. It included the singles ""Stand Up"", ""Keep It Comin'"" and ""Love Me Down"". Their second album, ""Straight to the Point"", was issued in 1979. The record featured their first Top 10 hit on the R&B chart: ""When Love Calls"".


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The Trammps

Disco's most soulful vocal group began in the '60s as the Volcanos, and were also called the Moods. Gene Faith was the original lead vocalist, with Earl Young, Jimmy Ellis, guitarist Dennis Harris, keyboardist Ron Kersey, organist John Hart, bassist Stanley Wade, and drummer Michael Thomas. But by the time they'd gone through various identities and emerged as the Trammps in the mid-'70s, the lineup featured lead vocalist Ellis, Norman Harris, and Stanley Wade, Robert Upchurch and Young. A snappy revival of Judy Garland's '40s tune "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart" was their first chart single, reaching number 17 on the R&B list in 1972. Despite their well-deserved reputation and boisterous, jubilant harmonies and sound, the Trammps were never a huge commercial success even during disco's heyday. Indeed, they had only three R&B Top Ten hits from 1972 through 1978, and such wonderful records as "Soul Bones," "Ninety-Nine and a Half," and "I Feel Like I've Been Livin' (On the Dark Side of the Moon)" stiffed on the charts though they were beloved by club audiences and R&B fans alike. Their only huge hit was "Disco Inferno" in 1977, which was a number nine R&B single in 1977 and was also featured on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Yet it missed the pop Top Ten, peaking at number 11. But the Trammps' prowess can't be measured by chart popularity; Ellis' booming, joyous vocals brilliantly championed the celebratory fervor and atmosphere that made disco both loved and hated among music fans.

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Jocelyn Brown

Jocelyn Brown is a versatile singer with powerful and passionate voice. Jocelyn came from a family where her Grandmother, Mother, two aunts and a cousin all sang, but it was her aunt Barbara Roy, who sang with female vocal group EPP that inspired her to sing seriously.

Jocelyn’s biggest hits include:
Somebody Else's Guy
Always There
Something Going On
Keep On Jumpin
Enough Is Enough
I Believe Worthy
Nights Over Egypt
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
My Troubled Soul

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Gwen Dickey


Gwen Dickey was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA, Gwen is now a resident of the United Kingdom due to her enormous success in both the UK and Europe, where she regularly tours and featured on television. Gwen Dickey, the voice of Rose Royce on all hit records made famous by this international group. No-one can forget the classic hits of the 70’s such as ‘Carwash’, ‘Wishing on a Star’, ‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore’, ‘Do Your Dance’, ‘Is It Love You’re After’, ‘I’m in love (and I Love the Feeling)’, and ‘I Wanna Get Next to You’.

Gwen Dickey embarked on a solo career and she enjoyed her first chart success when she joined forces with KWS on Chaka Khan’s classic hit ‘Ain’t Nobody’ in 1994.

In 1998 Gwen teamed up with international rap artist Jay-Z for a brand new version of the Rose Royce hit ‘Wishing on a Star’. Gwen’s new vocals sounded just as good as ever and after picking up extensive airplay on Radio 1 and all the independent stations, the record entered the UK Charts first week at No.13 giving Gwen her first solo Top Ten hit. In 1999 Gwen sang the title song for the Warner Brothers hit Dutch film ‘Abeltje’ with top Dutch band ‘Romeo’.

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Damage

Damage are a UK-based boyband who hit their peak in the late 90s.
The band featured Andrez Harriott, Jade Jones, Coreé Richards, Rahsaan J Bromfield and Noel Simpson, and they achieved their first Top 20 UK hit with "Love 2 Love" in 1996, which was swiftly followed by "Forever" that same year.
A self-titled debut album followed in 1997, which spawned two top 10 hits, "Love Guaranteed" and a cover of the classic Eric Claption hit "Wonderful Tonight".
The band then took an extended hiatus following the collapse of their record company, but returned in 2000 with their second album "Since You've Been Gone" which spawned 5 more Top 40 hits.

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