Thursday, June 1, 2006

KC’s Boogie Blast - Disco Inferno Heats Up Summer

With the way-back machine sufficiently revved up as the Summer concert season kicks into high gear, it wouldn’t be complete with out a full-blown disco revival variety show in the offing.  Enter Mr. Wayne Casey, or as he is more affectionately known, the singer for KC and the Sunshine Band. KC has rounded his closest friends from the decade that fashion forgot, be they disco divas or rhythm and blues crooners to help him take audiences back the time of big collars, bad hair and good times.

The Bands
Joining KC and the Sunshine Band in bringing the disco era into the new millennium are Philly soul vocal outfit Sister Sledge, disco queen Gloria Gaynor, and the five-brother-strong R & B singing ensemble, Tavares.

The Songs
KC and the boys enjoyed much success throughout the latter half of the 70s with good time hits ‘That’s the Way (I Like It),’ ‘I’m Your Boogie Man,’ ‘Boogie Shoes,' ‘Shake Your Booty,’ (is there a theme developing?) and of course ‘Get Down Tonight’.  Sister Sledge are probably best known for their hit ‘We Are Family’ adopted by the 1980 World Series winning Pittsburgh Pirates.  Gloria Gaynor, disco queen, gave strength to spurned women everywhere with her breakup anthem ‘I Will Survive.'  Tavares had many hits in the 70’s most notably a cover of ‘She’s Gone’ written by Darryl Hall of Hall & Oates fame and the Bee Gees tune ‘More Than A Woman’ which appeared on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.

Double Duty
In addition to the headlining set, KC and the Sunshine Band will serve as the backing band for the other artists on the 30 city tour.