10TH ANNUAL TOY & DIAPER DRIVE

10TH ANNUAL TOY & DIAPER DRIVE

BLUES REVIEW BAND, SOUL POWER BAND, LUCIUS PARR, GEORGE BOWMAN, SIR HARRISON, MIKE ELDRED, SUGAR THIEVES, MOGILLON BAND

Sun, December 3, 2017

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$0.00

This event is 21 and over

Bring an unwrapped Toy or pack of baby Diapers or both

Toy's donated will benefit the Salvation Army and the diapers will go to 1st Way Woman's Center.

SOUL POWER BAND
SOUL POWER BAND
As a self-contained vintage r&b and soul band, Soul Power has evolved into undoubtedly one of the hottest acts in the Metro-Phoenix area and has gained a tremendous base of loyal fans. With smooth vocal harmonies and tight rhythms, this group has what it takes to attract, excite, and sustain a crowd. Soul Power’s song list ranges from the soulful Motown sound (Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, etc...), and the “Sound of Philadelphia” (Ojays, Teddy Pendergrass, Lou Rawls, etc...) to the funk sounds of artist such as Sly & the Family Stone, Rick James, Cameo, Parliament/Funkadelic, as well as the classic Blues. Most alluring are the scorching renditions of unforgettable love ballads which add the finishing touch by way of this timeless outfit of Phoenix’s finest performers. Soul Power band approaches each performance with enthusiasm and professionalism which keeps audiences coming back for more. The goal of the Soul Power band is to grow in notoriety and become a touring band.
LUCIUS PARR
LUCIUS PARR
GEORGE BOWMAN
GEORGE BOWMAN
George was born in Mississippi. Although he sang in the church choir, music became important in his life only after his family relocated to Phoenix in the mid 1960's.

Dyke of Dyke & The Blazers managed the apartment complex the Bowmans lived in. Thus, George met Dyke and the band close up. That experience left him in awe and inspired him to become a professional singer. He befriended singer Rochelle Whitehead and drummer Delmar Stewart in the late 60's and formed a show band "Memphis Soul" which enjoyed great popularity for years.

George continued as lead singer with various bands including: "Soul on Ice" (mid to late 70's), "Pyramid" (early 80's), "Nitekap" (mid 80's) "Spectrum" (early 90's) In the mid to late 90's he performed and toured with Lucious Parr's band "Street Life."

In 1999 George won the Arizona Blues Showdown.����

In recent years he has mainly focused on song writing and released 'Badd Boy' (2002) and 'Hoochie Coochie' (2004) which are selling well overseas.��

He has opened for many acts such as Charles Brown, Sweetwater, Taj Mahal, Dr. Hook, Buddy Miles and many more.

George continues to do occasional showcases featuring some of Phoenix' best musicians and R&B artists.
SIR HARRISON
Harrison Begay was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, is full blooded Navajo (Dine'). His passion for blues music and the guitar have been the driving force in his quest for artistry. He started playing music at the age of eight. The clarinet being his first instrument. It would not be until the early years of high school that Harrison would pick up his first guitar.
Harrison first took the stage in 1999 at a blues jam in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Every week he returned and the audience wanted more. This was the time for him to learn, grow and work with other musicians. His first band would take on the name, "Colorblind", a power trio that was complimented by the tasteful bass-lines of producer and recording engineer, Leo Okeke.
In the summer of 2000 Colorblind was called to fill a major time slot that opened up at the Tulsa Blues Festival at the historic Cain's Ballroom . Wanting the exposure, his the band played for free. That night they brought the house down.
Sir Harrison's music and stage performance has attracted a broad audience. His guitar playing is straight from the soul. He's been compared to Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Cray, but Sir Harrison's guitar playing has his own unique sound.
His current band, "Sir Harrison and the Blues Kings," was formed in 2004 in Flagstaff, Arizona. The members are veteran musicians. Singer song-writer and bassist, Richard Neville who has toured with Poco, Vince Gill, Mickey Gilley, Tanya Tucker and guitar virtuoso Phil Brown. Drummer, Eddy Barattini has toured with Richie Havens, Stanley Jordon and is also an accomplished recording engineer and composer. Together their music is a combination of rhythmic patterns, all in a motion created by Sir Harrison's body language and soulful guitar riffs. It's smooth, funky, rock-in and whole lot of blues power.
SUGAR THIEVES
SUGAR THIEVES
The Sugar Thieves have a sultry blues roots foundation, and powerhouse delta sound that will take you back in time. They also come equipped with a fresh new style, high-energy showmanship, and an original song list that brings music enthusiasts, of any age, to their feet to shake that meat! In 2008 and 2009, The Sugar Thieves won the Phoenix Blues Society’s AZ. Blues Showdown and were voted best blues band in the state. They went on to compete in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis (Feb. 2009/Jan. 2010) where they were voted one of the top ten unsigned blues bands in the world in 09, and won the “People’s Choice” award at the Old Daisy Theatre in 2010. The Sugar Thieves were also voted best Americana band in 09 by the Phoenix New Times’ “Summer of Sound Series”, and nominated for Best Local Band in Phoenix as well. The singular vision that drives this band is their plight to reintroduce what some call a dying genre, blues music, to younger generations and those that have simply forgotten. But don’t think you’ve heard anything like it before. The Thieves put on a show that’s worth writing home about.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/