LEE - BASS & VOCALS
Larry was a star center for
the UCLA Bruins and later spent 18 years in the NFL playing
for the Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos. He
also served as Vice-president of Football Operations for the
After retiring he decided to return to his
childhood passion - music. Since then he has played with
groups like The Ohio Players, Heatwave and Zapp. His "Back in
the Day Band" has played at local events like The Urban Wheel
Awards, Arts, Beats & Eats, the R&B Jazzfest and River
Days and has performed at prestigious venues like The
SoundBoard Theatre, Hart Plaza, and several national
In 2006 he was named Urban Funk Bass Player of the Year at
the Detroit Music Awards. Click
here for a News Feature
about Larry and the band.
THOMPSON - VOCALS
Beverly is a veteran of the music
business. She has performed all over the country as a solo
artist and as a member of many corporate bands.
passionate when she sings and you feel every note. Her vocal
abilities allow her to go from Aretha Franklin to Chaka
KIKO - VOCALS
Kiko has toured with K'Jon and opened for Charlie Wilson and Mike Epps at The Fox Theatre. In 2014 she was nominated for a Detroit Black Music Award as Outstanding R&B Singer.
Kiko has performed at iconic venues like Baker's Keyboard Lounge, Cliff Bells, The Music Hall, and The Fillmore Theatre.
Kiko has also had roles in the stage plays like "My Brother Marvin" and Perilous Times."
CHANEY - SAX & VOCALS
Mr. Chaney is the most
decorated member of the band. He has played with greats such
as Tyrone Davis, Little Milton, John Lee Hooker, New Birth,
"The Contours", and "The Funk Brothers". His solos are
priceless and he can even belt out some Blues vocally.
James is in his 70s but don't tell him because he
might just start acting like
STONE - TROMBONE & VOCALS
The "big fella -
gentle giant" in the group is laid-back until it's time for
him to attack his horn.
Chuck comes from the school of
Fred Wesley. He is precise when it comes to his part of the
chords as a member of the horn section.
He has been a
part of the Dramatics organization for 20+ years. He has also
traveled the world as a freelance musician with numerous
MARK CROFT - TRUMPET & VOCALS
DAVID BRANDON - DRUMS
David Brandon is a true musician who has graced stages around the world as the drummer for The Temptations, The Dramatics and, currently, The Spinners.
BOYD - GUITAR & VOCALS
Eric is a Detroit
fixture who has graced stages and studios all over the state.
He comes from the Ohio Players front man, Leroy (Sugarfoot)
Bonner school of licks.
course of our show you will hear some of the funkiest grooves
coming from this man's guitar. And when he's featured as a
soloist, his playing goes up another level from there.
DUWAYNE SMITH - KEYBOARDS & VOCALS