Rose Royce


“Car Wash”

“Wishing On A Star”

“I Wanna Get Next To Your”


Rose Royce is a funky and talented R&B soul music group from Los Angeles, California. The original members were: Kenny Copeland (lead vocals/trumpet), Lequient “Duke” Jobe (bass/vocals), Michael Moore (saxophone), Freddie Dunn (trumpet), Walter McKinney (guitar), Michael Nash (keyboards), Henry Garner (drums/vocals), Kenji Brown (guitar/lead vocals), and Terral “Terry” Santiel (congas).

The group hit pay dirt when they got the plumb opportunity to provide several songs for the comedy film “Car Wash.” The supremely rousing and syncopated titular tune became a massive #1 hit on both the R&B and Billboard Top 10 pop charts. The songs “I Wanna Get Next to You” and “I’m Going Down” likewise did well on the R&B radio charts while the soundtrack album sold over a million copies. Rose Royce had further follow-up R&B chart hits with the songs “Do Your Dance,” “Ooh Boy,” the extremely lovely and poignant ballad “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore,” and “I’m in Love (And I Love the Feeling).”

However, Rose Royce’s songs have been covered by such notable music artists as Madonna, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Randy Crawford, Christina Aguilera, Teena Marie, Patti LaBelle, and En Vogue. Moreover, the group is still together with a mostly different line-up and continues to perform on stage regularly.

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Maurice THE VOICE Watts


Radio Personality

Master of Ceremony

Voiceover Specialist

Concert Promoter


Celebrating over 40 years as an on air radio personality, his voice has become known around the world. He is also a professional master of ceremony, voiceover specialist for tv & radio ads and more. So if you need an M. C. Make “The Voice” Your Choice!

Maurice began his career in New York City in 1982 at WHBI 105.9FM co-hosting “The Road To Glory” gospel program. He later moved on to WHCR 90.3FM in 1992 where he created “The Love Zone” radio program which soon zoomed to the #1 spot on WHCR’s programming schedule every Friday night at 8 pm.

He also has hosted many events around the world such as The United Negro College Fund, Awards, The National Black Miss Harlem Fashion Show, The Atlantic City Free Summer Concert Series produced by the National R&B Music Society, Classic R&B Events LLC’s Annual Classic R&B Music Festival, The UK Soul Trip USA Gala thus making him become known as one of the world’s greatest Master of Ceremony.

1983-1989 he spent displayed his vocal talent as the bass singer for the popular Bronx, New York Gospel quartet balladeers, “The Ecstatistics”.

In 1997, the community of Harlem NY presented him with the Radio Personality of the Year award. He’s also the recipient of the National R&B Music Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Maurice has made the News media many times, appearing in both, the New York Daily News and the Starlight Magazine.

Maurice also toured as the bass singer with former Temptations lead singer Ali Woodson & The Emperors of Soul in 2002.

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Deniece Williams


“It’s Gonna Take A Miracle”

“Let’s Hear It For The Boy”




Deniece Williams is a four-time Grammy Award winner, Oscar nominee, American Music Award Winner, and a three-time Stellar Award Winner, She is a singer, writer, and a producer. She was born and raised in Gary Indiana and was brought up in the Church of God In Christ.

She first rose to prominence in the 70s when she began singing back up for the great Stevie Wonder as a part of Wonder Love. She appears on his acclaimed masterpiece “Songs In The Key of Life.” She eventually departed from Wonder Love and signed with Columbia Records as a solo artist, teaming up with Maurice White of Earth Wind and Fire and his frequent collaborator, Charles Stepney.

It was during the 70’s and 80’s that she rose to prominence and commented her success with the string of singles and albums. Ms. Williams is known for her multi-octave range and soaring soprano, on chart topping hits such as “Free,” “Silly,” “It’s Gonna Take A Miracle,” “Black Butterfly,” “Let’s Hear It For The Boy,” and her classic duets with Johnny Mathis, “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” as well as the themes song from the hit TV show Family Ties “Without Us.”

Throughout her five decade long career, “Neicy” (as she is known to many fans) has demonstrated dazzling versatility by scoring hits in the Pop, RnB, Dance, Christian, and Gospel arenas. Always writing, always creating, her entrepreneurial reach extends to Hollywood’s new entertainment experience Rock of Ages, at the Bourbon Room. She is a co-writer of 2 movies/theater projects, “Live at the Crescendo Club, starring Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, and Pearl Bailey, and also “The Fairytale Chronicles.”

Ms. Williams is the mother of four sons. She is producing with two of her sons (Ken & Kevin Williams) a children’s cartoon show called “Lizzie The Lake Monster.” She and another son (Forrest Westering), has opened up their own coffee shop in Las Vegas, Nevada called the “Culture Coffee Company.” She is helping her youngest son (Logan Westering) launch his podcast called “Straight Outta Detox.” Ms. Williams lives with an attitude of gratitude for all that God has given to her and her family.



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Atlantic Starr



“Secret Lovers”

“Send For Me”


Grammy SSelf style productions by the Lewis Brothers, which includes “Always”, “Secret Lovers”, “Masterpiece”, and many more, elevates up-to-minute contemporary groves, with the kind of trademark ballads, that have made Atlantic Starr a musical force to reckon with!

From the day Atlantic Starr was conceived, all creative and responsive ears knew, Atlantic Starr’s musical master pieces, had something that was “extra special”! The future of Atlantic Starr, is the revelation of the group’s dynamic producer and lead vocalist Wayne Lewis, along with the equally talented Jonathan Lewis, who is the group’s founders.

The Bright light of Atlantic Starr has not diminished! If anything…it’s gotten even brighter! Atlantic Starr still delivers earthy sensual ballads but has now added surprisingly hot dance-oriented music, that will penetrate the ears of newcomers, and fan base followers alike, to become even greater supporters of their new sound. Atlantic Starr’s enticing ballads like, “Am I Dreaming” and “If your heart isn’t in it”, are very much a part of this new musical adventure, with songs like the first single: “My best friend” and “I’ve Fallen In Love”, performed by Melessa Pierce, and L’ john Epps, captures the essence of the “lovers pursuit”, with soothing voices that accents each note, with total feeling and lots of meaning! A flash in the past, with a bit of the new… Atlantic Starr puts to rest the myth, that they only do ballads. Even the lease inclined to move to the beat will be snapping their fingers and patting their feet!

What Atlantic Starr set out to accomplish in their new musical presentation, is to make the people say, “they are back and better than ever’! This latest endeavor can easily be listened to, from track to track, from their original fan base, while at the same time, crossing over generational boundaries and maintaining popularity and acceptance.

Atlantic Starr, the quality, class act quartet, always has and always will… deliver strong! This new musical quest (Metamorphosis) discloses its songwriting growth and musical progression, with relentless commitment to standard! In a word…Atlantic Starr never really left us…they just took the time they needed to create the legacy that will go down in history as…” GREAT MUSIC PROJECT”!

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“How Bout Us”

“Try Again”

“On And Off Love”


Champaign featuring Pauli Carman based in Champaign, Illinois is a self-contained pop-funk band that came together in 1981. Their first release “How ‘Bout Us” rose to #1 on charts worldwide, according to Billboard Magazine, Pop Charts, Soul Charts, and Easy Listening. Followed by additional singles “Try Again” and a strong dance groove, “On And Off Love” Champaign took the world by storm. Touring overseas and in the United States has been great for the group and their fans can’t get enough of them. Constantly in the studio, Paulie Carman is always keeping their fans in tune with their new music. Now they’re back on the road touring and would love to perform for your next event.

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Public Announcement


“It’s About Time”

“John Doe”

“Men Ain’t Suppose To Cry”


The Platinum Recording group Public Announcement that first came to the attention to the R&B world with R. Kelly has been through some trying times.

The group broke up in the early ’90s but was reorganized with new members and sound led by the dynamic lead singer Feloney Davis who brought in current members Glen “Mac: Oneil and Alvin “Ace” Watkins

The group went on recorded Platuim hit Body Bumpin and other chart-topping hits as John Doe, Man Ain’t Suppose To Cry, Turn Back Hands, mamcita and Loose A Love.

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Lenny Williams


“Cause I Love You”

“So Very Hard To Go”

“You’re Still A Young Man”


The ultimate soul crooner, Oakland, California native Lenny Williams possesses one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music. With his rich, passionate vocal style, he is rightfully regarded as one of R & B’s most influential soul men. Williams began his musical career making records that have subsequently become R & B and Pop classics, tunes like the mega-hit “Cause I Love You” (recorded on his solo album) and “So Very Hard To Go,” which he recorded as the lead singer for Tower of Power. Lenny Williams’ style has transcended into the new millennium, influencing many of today’s newest R & B and Pop vocalists.

Now…Over the past few years, Lenny has continued his solo career, touring the US, Europe and South Africa. In 2004 and 2005, Lenny and Kanye West were honored recipients of the BMI Songwriters Award for the song “Over Night Celebrity,” recorded by rapper Twista. In the Summer of 2018, Lenny’s smooth tones were on display in the song “I Love My Momma,” a collaboration with superstar rapper Snoop Dogg, featured on the popular HBO miniseries Sharp Objects. Over the years, he has shared stages with Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, K-Jon, Anthony Hamilton, The Whispers, Rick James, Boney James, Bobby Womack, The Ohio Players, Al Green, Usher and Frankie Beverly and Maze. Lenny has also expanded his multi-dimensional career to include acting, starring in several popular stage plays. As an icon of the past and the present, Lenny Williams continues to expand his musical prowess and flex his newly found acting skills. He is sure to continue wowing his fans in the United States and beyond for decades to come. Now a Doctor, since receiving his honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Lenny Williams has the right musical prescription to soothe real music lovers. Lenny Williams is always prepared for the spotlight that he belongs in.

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Keith Washington


“Kissing You”

“Candlelight & You”

“Are You Still In Love With Me”


Keith Washington is an American R&B vocalist, songwriter, actor, and producer born in Detroit, Michigan. He started singing at the age of six, opening up for artists such as Brenda Russell and many others that grace the stage at the club Twenty Grand. Years later, Washington started touring with the legendary group “The Dramatics,” being featured on stage being seen by well-known artists, as well as, record executives. In 1984, Washington made his first TV debut on the hit show Star Search, hosted by Ed McMahon. The exposure from Star Search afforded him opportunities to do background recording sessions with renowned artists such as Stevie Wonder, George Clinton, R&B Vocalist Miki Howard, and the Jacksons just to name a few. Washington then moved to Los Angeles, where he met manager, Sherwin Bash, and A&R executive for Qwest Records, Raoul Roach who introduced him to Quincy Jones, who signed him to Qwest Warner Brothers.

In 1991, Qwest Warner Brothers released his first single titled “Kissing You,” off the Make time for love CD produced by Jon Nettlesbey and Terry Coffey, which was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance and won a 1992 Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B single. In addition, the song topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Charts for several weeks. Shortly after, Qwest Warner Brothers released his second single titled, “Are You Still In Love With Me,” produced by Barry Eastmond, giving him his first Gold and Platinum CD. Washington then went on to record his second CD titled, “You Make It Easy,” produced by Gorge Duke, landing Washington his second Gold Album. He then went on to record several duets with R&B singer Chante Moore, artist Taylor Dayne, and UK pop artist Kylie Minogue, titled “If You Were With Me Now” reaching #4 on the UK Single Charts. In 1998, Washington released his third CD titled; “KW” produced by platinum producer Rodney Jerkins, and teamed up once again with Chante Moore, releasing the hit single, “I Love You.”
Washington then went on to work with platinum producers Babyface and L.A. Reid, on the soundtrack from the hit movie Boomerang, starring Eddie Murphy. He also appeared on several television shows such as The Tonight Show hosted by Jay Leno and The Arsenio Hall Show. Washington also co-starred on an episode of the hit sitcom Martin, also, landing a recurring role on the daytime soap opera General Hospital. He appeared in the John Singleton film “Poetic Justice,” starring Janet Jackson and Tupac.

In 2007, Washington starred in the hit stage play “My Brother Marvin” written by Marvin’s sister, Zeola Gaye alongside actress Lyn Whitfield and actor Clifton Powell. Washington embodied Marvin so well; there was talk of him being nominated for a Tony Award. He also became an air personality in Detroit, MI, for 1059 Kiss-FM.

In 2018, Washington was awarded the HAL award for “Outstanding Achievement in Music.” In 2019, he received the “The National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Award.” Washington is now working on his forthcoming CD and will soon be releasing his new single covering “My Latest, My Greatest Inspiration,” originally recorded by Teddy Pendergrass.

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The Manhattans Feat Gerald Alston


“Kiss & Say Goodbye”

“Shining Star”

“There’s No Me Without You”


THE MANHATTANS were originally: Winfred “Blue” Lovett, Richard Taylor, Kenny Kelley, George “Smitty” Smith and Sonny Bivins. Blue and Smitty were out front as the group’s strong lead singers. Blue was also the group leader and an outstanding songwriter whose compositions with producer Joe Evans gave the group a string of hits on Carnival Records during the mid 1960s.

When Smith became ill in 1970, Phil Terrell stepped in as temporary lead singer until a permanent replacement could be found. In the fall of that same year, Gerald Alston, whose style paid homage to the legendary Sam Cooke took over as lead singer. More a pop singer than either Lovett or Smith, Alston’s incorporation into the group enabled THE MANHATTANS to break out of their mold as “doo-woppers” and achieve major national success on Starday/King Records with a Teddy Randazzo love song entitled “A Million To One”. In 1972, Blue Lovett’s “One Life To Live” reached the top 20 R&B charts. With Alston handling all lead vocals and Lovett providing smooth spoken introductions, THE MANHATTANS moved to Columbia Records in 1973 where they collaborated with producer Bobby Martin on a string of hit ballads including, “There’s No Me Without You”, “We Never Danced To A Love Song” and “Hurt”. The most notable of these ballads was Blue Lovett’s “Kiss And Say Goodbye”, a platinum selling #1 pop and R&B hit in 1976. In that same year, THE MANHATTANS teamed up once again with producer Randazzo to record “Feels So Good”, “You’re My Life” and “There’s No Good In Goodbye”. In 1977, they performed at President Jimmy Carter’s Inaugural Ball and since then have received their share of platinum and gold singles, albums, and other industry kudos; most notably a 1980 Grammy for “Shining Star” written and produced by Leo Graham.

In 1985, THE MANHATTANS, wanting to enhance their show by adding a female vocalist to the act, chose Regina Belle after being introduced to her by legendary New York DJ Vaughn Harper. Spending two years touring with THE MANHATTANS, she appeared on the Bobby Womack-produced single, “Where Did We Go Wrong” (a duet with Gerald Alston). She also contributed to The Manhattans 1986 Columbia Records album, “Back To Basics”. A year later she was signed to the label as a solo artist.

After 16 years with Columbia Records, lead singer Gerald Alston took his turn as a solo artist with Motown Records; while Blue Lovett, due to doctor’s concerns regarding his health, decided to turn his attention towards producing and grooming new artists. The late 1980’s found THE MANHATTANS pursuing individual interests within the industry.

In 1993, all that changed. With their 30th anniversary approaching in 1994, it was the perfect time to reunite. So, along with new members Troy May and David Tyson, a reunion tour was born.

On February 25, 1999 THE MANHATTANS were inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame.

In 2003, THE MANHATTANS released their first studio album in fifteen years featuring the beautiful ballad “Turn Out The Stars” which became one of the year’s best songs.

On August 15, 2012, THE MANHATTANS celebrated their 50th anniversary.

Now that’s history……

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After 7


“Ready or Not”

“Heat of The Moment”

“Gonna Love You Right”


Grammy and American Music Award nominees After 7 (Melvin Edmonds Kevon Edmonds and Keith Mitchell) best known for their dynamic and distinctive R&B sound, marked a 32 year musical milestone in 2021.

In 1988, these three talented young men from Indianapolis, Indiana were brought to Virgin Records by the legendary hit-making duo Antonio “L.A.” Reid and Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds – Kevon and Melvin’s younger brother.

Their self-titled debut album went Platinum producing two #1 Billboard R&B singles and Certified Gold “Can’t Stop” and “Ready or Not.”

Their sophomore project, “Takin’ My Time” was Certified Gold. In addition, After 7 released 2 singles – “Nights Like This” used in the film soundtrack “The Five Heartbeats” and “Not Enough Hours In The Night” from the TV soundtrack “Beverly Hills 90210”. Their 3rd album “Reflections” of which the lead single, “Till You Do Me Right” charted another Top 10 hit.

After a 20 year hiatus from the studio, the group members came together and recorded with the writing and production team of Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds and Daryl Simmons. They released the landmark album TIMELESS which landed five Top 10 hits on the Billboard Urban AC Charts.

In May 2019, the group mourned the sudden loss of Melvin Edmonds, the father of the gifted and talented Jason Edmonds who stepped in to continue the legacy in both live concerts and recordings until July 2019. It was then that vocalist, Danny ‘SkyHigh’ McClain joined Kevon Edmonds and Keith Mitchell to create a masterful woven tapestry of music for SRG-ILS/RoseWorks. The first single: Bittersweet will hit the airwaves this spring followed by the May 2021 highly anticipated album titled UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

After 7 is a NAACP Image Award recipient and has received countless of other awards and accolades. The group will continue to reach the hearts of fans worldwide and bring their message of passion and love through their music.

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