Cleveland Variety Band 1




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Cleveland Variety Band 1

This Cleveland Variety Band is a singing group that first began recording on the Kapp label in 1967. "Born Free" from the movie of the same name, and "The Impossible Dream" were their most noted hits. They recorded four Albums. They went to New York in 1968 where they performed at the famed Apollo Theater along with Chuck Jackson. They toured in Germany with Dick Clark with the USO show, which was also broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio Stations. They have performed with Gladys Knight and the Pips, Stevie Wonder, The Ojays, Sly and the Family Stone and a multitude of others. The group continued to perform until the late 80's when they disbanded.

Cleveland Variety Band comeback

In 2006 the lead singer on most of the songs, was asked by the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, if he could get the group back together to do a show with various Doo-Wop groups, such as the Skyliners, US Bonds, The Reflections and the Edsels. He contacted the guys that he had started out singing with in "The Sahibs", one of Cleveland's Premier Groups. Some of them were playing in other bands and singing with other groups but the thought of them getting together again was hard to resist. They performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to a very responsive audience, it was decided that a comeback was in order. After rehearsing for about eight months putting a show together, they started performing. This Cleveland Variety Band has been mesmerizing audiences in the Northeast Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Casinos, Resorts and Supper Clubs around the country.

Cleveland Variety Band members

In March of 2010 they performed for thousands of Fans in the UK. There are four singers and five musicians, they have the capability of adding more if needed. They are capable of performing in any type of venue because of their wide variety of music, from R&B, Country, Gospel and Standards, along with many of their popular hits. The harmony that this group presents is very unique and they have added a female vocalist to the group, which adds a whole new dimension to this already dynamic group. Each member is capable of being a lead singer and they have put together a band that compliments their style, not to mention that each band member is a star in his own right.

You will enjoy this Cleveland Variety Band no matter what your choice of music is, if you like dancing or just like to sit back and enjoy their mellow sounds, you will not be disappointed.

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Country United States
City Cleveland
State/Province Ohio
Performer Type Musical Act

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