'Celebrate' The Music of Kool & The Gang

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The ultimate Celebration of the most successful funk band of all time, The Kool and the Gang Show are guaranteed to get you dancing the night away. Led by a who’s who of incredible musicians who have worked with everyone from George Michael to Alexander O’Neal. This amazing collective of musicians from both sides of the Atlantic deliver a floor-filling set of feel good funk and disco classics including Celebration, Ladies Night, Joanna, Get Down On It, Cherish, Fresh, Too Hot, Hollywood Swinging and much much more. The incredible brass section feature original members of the Light of the World.

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Kool & the Gang have influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like Celebration, Cherish, Jungle Boogie, Summer Madness and Open Sesame, they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums. Kool & the Gang has performed continuously for the past 43 years, longer than any R&B group in history. Their bulletproof funk and jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled band of all time.

In 1964, Khalis Bayyan (AKA Ronald Bell) and his brother, Robert “Kool” Bell, joined Jersey City neighborhood friends Robert “Spike” Mickens, Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas, Ricky Westfield, George Brown, and Charles Smith to create a unique musical blend of jazz, soul and funk. At first calling themselves the Jazziacs, the band went through various names – The New Dimensions, The Soul Town Band, Kool & the Flames – before settling on their moniker. Over the next several years they solidified their musical chemistry on the rough-and-tumble East Coast music scene supporting acts like Bill Cosby, Ritchie Havens and Richard Pryor. Their self-titled 1969 debut album introduced their signature instrumental sound and fierce horn arrangements and spawned their first Billboard R&B charted single, Kool & the Gang.