Los Angeles Events

94.7 The Wave Soulful Summer Concert Series

Monday

Jul 17, 2017 – 7:30 PM

(daily until Jul 22, 2017)

2700 North Vermont
Los Angeles, CA 90027 Map

  • The DEELE
  • Al B. Sure
  • Force Mds
  • H-TOWN

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$30 - $65
The DEELE: One of the most influential bands in the world of R&B and Pop music is international multi-platinum recording act The Deele. Original members being Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Carlos "Satin" Greene, Stanley "Dee" Bristol, Stanley “Sticq” Burke, and Kevin “Kayo” Roberson. In addition to their success as a band, The Deele has also worked with and created some of the biggest names in music. The Deele’s contributions as writers, producers and performers on projects for other artists has resulted in multiple award-winning efforts that total more than 50 million in worldwide record sales. Combined Deele members Dee and Kayo have a history of writing and producing some of the biggest songs in history from Deele favorites to Grammy Award winning songs such as Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together”.

The path to success for this band started in 1983 with their #3 R&B debut single “Body Talk” setting the stage for The Deele to continue to turn out R&B hits and radio favorites for the next six years. Some of the most notable charting songs that were release by The Deele during this period of time include “Just My Luck”, “Sweet November”, “Material Thangz”, “I’ll Send You Roses”, “Shoot ‘em Up Movies” and their Top Ten Pop hit “Two Occasions”.

In the midst of The Deele’s success as a recording act they began to branch out in the areas of writing and production for outside artists. In 1987 Deele lead vocalist Dee, bass player Kayo, touring percussionist/keyboard player Daryl Simmons, drummer L.A. Reid and keyboard/vocalist Babyface all contributed their talents to the writing, production and performance of The Whispers "Just Gets Better With Time" release resulting in a Top Ten single with “Rock Steady”. In addition to The Whispers Dee, Kayo, L.A. and Daryl also contributed to fellow band member Babyface’s debut solo effort "Lovers". This album produced three Top Ten R&B hits “Mary Mack”, “Lovers” and “I Love You Babe” with two of these hits being co-written by Dee, Kayo, L.A. and Daryl starting a slew of outside projects that would begin dominating the charts.

Acts like Pebbles, Bobby Brown, and Karyn White all began to make their debut in the Top Ten as a result of their work with The Deele. Tracks such as “Girlfriend” Pebbles (featuring The Deele), “Don’t Be Cruel” Bobby Brown, “Every Little Step” Bobby Brown, “The Way You Love Me” Karyn White, “Superwoman” Karyn White and “Secret Rendezvous” Karyn White were all a result of The Deele’s efforts. The combination of Deele personnel was always right on target when it came to pumping out the hits whether it was a song like “Roni” (#3 Pop) written by Dee and Babyface with L.A. and Babyface producing or a song like “The Way You Love Me” (#7 Pop) written and produced by L.A., Babyface, Daryl Simmons with Kayo on bass their formula was to be unmatched.

The rest is as they say “is history”! Currently The Deele has been taking the stage with multiple successful shows bringing Deele favorites as well as hits they had a hand in making to fans around the world. With original members, Dee, Carlos, Kayo and Sticq, and the newest addition to the group, Oui, The Deele is delivering a music success story that could only be delivered on stage. This is one show that you do not want to miss.

For Booking, Please Contact: Jeff Bristol (513) 383-5549 ** jeffreybristol@yahoo.com

Al B. Sure: Born: Albert Joseph Brown III, June 4th, 1968, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Al B. Sure! is an accomplished Singer, Songwriter and Producer.

As a child, Al B. Sure! was introduced to the entertainment business by way of famed songwriter, Ellie Greenwich (writer of the 60's smash, Do Run, Run). At Ten years old Ellie invited Al to participate in the creation of the theme song for Sesame Place Parks; the theme parks inspired by the PBS children's show Sesame Street. Obviously the music never left his system. His debut album, In Effect Mode, sold over two million copies. The double platinum-plus effort climbed the charts to the #1 position on Billboard's R&B chart for an astounding seven straight weeks. Quincy Jones selected Al as the winner of the Sony Innovator Talent Search in a blindfold contest. Subsequently, Al would go on to work with Q on the gold single, Secret Garden, from Quincy's Back on the Block, double platinum album. Accompanying Al on this groundbreaking quartet were Mr. Barry White, El Debarge, and James Ingram.

Al B. Sure! continued to create an extraordinary presence on the music scene, validated by numerous awards including Grammy nominations, an American Music Award for Best New R&B Artist, several Soul Train Awards, several New York Music Awards, over 30 ASCAP Awards for writing and composition performance. As a writer/producer Al has generated some of todays most inspired and innovative music. Al's discoveries and production on several of today's major multi-platinum selling artists launched Al as one of the premier and decorative producer/songwriters in the industry.

Al's production has also contributed to the multi-platinum status of the soundtracks for Boyz-N-the Hood, Jason's Lyric, New Jack City, and New York Undercover. Al's production also consisted of work with such major talents as David Bowie, Al Green, Diana Ross, Rod Stewart, Robert Palmer, Faith Evans, 112, Teddy Riley, Aaron Hall, Eric B. & Rahkim, Eddie Murphy, Michael McDonald, Shanice Wilson, Heavy D & the Boyz, Eddie F, and Johnny Gill, among others.

Al has made numerous talk show appearances including the Oprah Winfrey Show, The David Letterman Show, Jay Leno, Good Morning America, Arsenio Hall, Rolanda, Phil Donahue, NBC's Live at 5, and Good Morning LA. Al's performances include BET, the Apollo Theater, Soul Train show and awards, The Grammy's, and The American Music Awards and most major venues across the United States & abroad. Al assisted MTV in introducing its first R&B/Hip-Hop show on the Network by being the launch host of MTV Jams. Al's appearances include Will Smith's Fresh Prince show, Quincy Jones' Back on the Block movie/documentary, and ABC's Magic Johnson Special. Al also co-starred with Martin Lawrence in a pilot for a feature film entitled Private Times, directed by the late George Jackson (Director of New Jack City and Jason's Lyric), Doug McHenry and Stan Lathan. The star-studded cast included ER's Michael Michelle and Michael Wright of the movie The Five Heartbeats.

Al's brainchild, ABS Entertainment.net, Inc., is comprised of an independent record label, publishing arm, and a television development division. As CEO, Al's goal is to focus his experience and energies to seek out, discover, and launch tomorrow's superstar artists, producers, and songwriters and develop innovative ideas that would be interesting to today's fickle audiences in music & television. My greatest desire is to afford hungry, undiscovered, talented individuals, the same opportunities as I had in the music industry, states Al.

Though it would be hard to imagine that this kind of meteoric success could leave anyone unaffected, Al concedes one significant change a change for the better. My experience as an artist, producer, songwriter, and record executive has given me an intangible sensitivity to the needs of a budding, future superstar in every capacity of the industry, reflects Al. I recognize the blessing of expressing my life through the vehicle of song, the dependency of human emotion on every note, and my responsibility to provide the light at the end of the tunnel. I aim to create a desire to reach for the light by respecting the journey with constructive honesty, maintaining positivity, remaining innovative creatively & musically, and never leaving the studio until the job is done!

Force Mds: THE FORCE MDS Beginning their musical journey singing in local talent shows and on the Staten Island Ferry, the Force MDs was the first music group to combine R&B with Rap to invent Doo Wop Hip Hop. Before becoming famous they were known locally in their home town of Staten Island as the LDs, the group was formed by brothers, Stevie D. Lundy, T.C.D Lundy, Khalil Lundy and their uncle Jessie Daniels. The forming of this group would forever change the rap game. As the groups sound and following grew, Stevie D and the LD’s teamed up with Mercury Nelson and Dr. Rock forming a new hip-hop group called the “Force MC’s”. Trisco Pearson, a childhood friend, was later asked to join to balance out the group. In the summer of 1983, Mr. Magic a well known radio disc-jockey heard the group and brought them to the attention of Tom Silverman owner of Tommy Boy Records. In 1984 the group signed to Tommy Boy Records and changed their name to the Force MDs (MD, stands for "Musical Diversity"). Khalil the youngest of the Lundy brothers left the group before they signed. Their unique sound brought four top 10 hits including "Tears", "Touch and Go", and their first number 1 hit "Love is a House", and “Tender Love” produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for the Krush Groove soundtrack was a top ten pop and R&B hit. They also produced three top twenty hits including "Here I go again", "Itchin for a Scratch" and "Couldn’t care less". Their silky smooth harmonizing brought the attention of Madonna, who asked the group to open for her 1989 European tour. In 1995 tragedy struck when Mercury Nelson died from a heart attack. Khalil Lundy returned to the group as they record the independent release "Moments in Time" in 1996. In 1998 another tragedy befell the group when lead singer Antoine "T.C.D" Lundy died of Lou Gehrig's disease. With their 2000 release "The Reunion" the remaining members, Stevie D, Khalil, Jessie D., and Trisco are keeping the legacy of the Force MDs alive. The Force MD's are still performing their greatest hits around the country and a documentary entitled “Force MDs Relived” has been released and an independent film is in the works. Passing on the knowledge they have learned to the next generation, the group manages twenty-one year old R&B recording artist, Zieme, who like his musical mentors brings R&B to another level. The Force MDs are currently touring and performing around the country and will release a documentary later this year recounting their careers in the music industry. The Force MDs started out as group made up of family and close friends trying to make some extra money. But what they did was forever changed the way Hip Hop is produced, performed and sampled. These dynamic performers helped birth in the hip hop generation and themselves have gone through personal and professional triumphs and heartbreaks. They will forever be pioneers in the music industry and will continue to dazzle audiences from every walk of life with their captivating stage performances and dynamic ability to harmonize as one. Discography 1984 "Love Letters” 1985 "Chillin" 1987 "Touch and Go" 1990 "Step to Me" 1996 “Moments in Time” 2000 “The Reunion”

Media, Press & Booking Inquires Contact Lynk PR, lynkpr@yahoo.com

H-TOWN: H TOWN

Hailing from Houston is one of the most astounding artists heavily known for their ground breaking Slow Jams ever to be released, the unforgettable H Town. The trio consisting of G.I, Shazam and his twin brother Dino had started their musical ventures from their early teens, but it wasn’t until they were signed by 2 Live Crew’s Luther ‘Luke’ Campbell that their ambition’s were taken to a level that not even they knew existed.

In 1994 ‘Fever For Da Flavor’ was H Town’s debut album that included hit singles, “Lick U Up” and the track title that claims their name to fame, “Knockin’ Da Boots” that even to this day would define the meaning of Rhythm & Blue’s Slow Jams. The phenomenal feedback from their first official album release sold more than a 3 million copies, which then led the threesome into platinum selling records on motion picture soundtracks.

H Town recorded a track called “Part Time Lover” for their first soundtrack appearance on Death Rows “Above The Rim”. Not only did the single hit platinum sales, but also helped push the soundtrack into a multi platinum success. At this point H Town had created an incomparable musical buzz and their status of creating sexy numbers became a demanding craft within the musical game. The following year Martin Lawrence starred in his first hit film “THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE”’ in which H Town once again gained immense endorsements for the soundtracks outstanding classic version of “Thin Line Between Love And Hate”.

Following up to their previous success, H Town released their second album, ‘Beggin’ After Dark’ in 1995, and although it never received the same financial backing like their first, the kings of Slow Jams still received a platinum single with “Emotions”. Their third album was represented a little while later in 2000, and once again this ‘Ladies Edition’ featured the gold selling singles such as “They Like It Slow” and “Natural Woman”, always satisfying and never a disappointment.

After recording their new album in 2003, Kevin A Conner AKA Dino and his girlfriend Teshya Rae Weisent were tragically killed in a car accident when his car was struck by a SUV that had run a red light. The H Town Reunion Tour was cancelled while Dino’s brother Shazam and band mate G.I needed the time to grieve over the loss of not only a group member of H Town, but family and friend.

The musical history of H Town grew into an overwhelming development of three young artists that represented hit after hit and with aspiring attitudes creating this amazing journey, their musical growth has gone from strength to strength. The two man band has replenished, Shazam and G.I have been back in the studio and recorded their new album, ‘H2’, which will be released later this year proving their history as the true ”KINGS OF THE SLOW JAMS”.

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