Shalamar Make It A Night To Remember...
Shalamar sold over 25 million records until the classic line up split in the mid-eighties. They are acknowledged as one of the best funk and soul groups of their generation. Reloaded in 2001 – Howard Hewett, Jeffrey Daniel and Carolyn Griffey have been performing live with a seven piece backing band bringing energy and a major dose of funk to audiences worldwide.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s the name Shalamar became synonymous with the contemporary sound of catchy feel-good dance music. As Shalamar, Howard Hewett and Jeffrey Daniel sold over 25 million records globally and collected more than 100 gold, silver and platinum awards. Shalamar are best known for a string of worldwide hits such as The Second Time Around, Make That Move, I Owe You One, I Can Make You Feel Good, There It Is, Friends and of course their often copied anthem A Night To Remember.
Shalamar were regarded as fashion icons and trendsetters, helping to introduce 'body-popping' to the UK. Jeffrey Daniel brought street dance to the United Kingdom – he is noted as the dance mentor for Michael Jackson and the man that taught him the moonwalk, having first performed the dance on US TV with the Electric Boogaloos. Howard Hewett is a one of the most iconic US soul artists of all time, releasing numerous solo albums and collaborating or performing with some of the greats including Stevie Wonder, George Duke, Earth, Wind and Fire, Anita Baker and Dionne Warwick. He was recently voted by Soul Tracks as one of the top 10 greatest male soul singers of all time.
Howard and Jeffrey, together with Carolyn Griffey – the daughter of Solar Records founder Dick Griffey - bring an exciting blend of funk, disco and soul to every live show. This is the line-up that will appear at The Apex on Wednesday 8 July at 7.30pm. Tickets are £35.50 seated, £34.50 standing, call the Box Office on 01284 758000, or visit www.theapex.co.uk for more information, or to book your tickets.