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Classic R&B

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If you do not see the entertainer that you are looking for on the Classic R&B, Soul, Disco or Funk Music roster below, fill out the entertainment request form or e-mail us and we will be happy to help you book any Classic R&B, Soul, Disco or Funk artist working today.

Want to talk about your event now? Give us a call at (212) 645-0555 and one of our booking agents will be happy to help you immediately.

Our office is staffed from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM EST, Monday - Friday.

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En Vogue

 En Vogue Booking Agent
Genre:Adult ContemporaryPrice:Under $50,000Demo:25-35,35-50

En Vogue

En Vogue hit the music scene in 1990 with Born to Sing. The album would eventually go on to multi-platinum status and spawn three chart-topping singles. Funky Divas followed, and gave audiences “Free Your Mind” and "My Lovin' (Never Gonna Get It.)” The album was nominated for five Grammies and went on to sell more than three million copies. A series of chart-topping albums followed, including Runaway Love (1993),

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Evelyn Champagne King

Evelyn Champagne King Booking Agent
Genre:Classic R&BPrice:Under $15,000Demo:25-35,35-50

Evelyn Champagne King

The R&B singer known as Evelyn “Champagne” King was born in 1960 in New York. Evelyn grew up in Philadelphia, though, and as a child she was largely inspired by her uncle’s stage performances, particularly by his role in Porgy and Bess. King sang frequently, and after a record company executive overheard her singing one day, she found herself with a contract and a new career path. Evelyn Champagne King’s debut, Smooth Talk, was released in 1977 and fe...

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George Clinton

 George Clinton Booking Agent
Genre:Classic RockPrice:Under $50,000Demo:25-35,35-50,50 +

George Clinton

George Clinton was born in 1941 in North Carolina but grew up in New Jersey. As a teenager, he formed the doo-wop group The Parliaments, which found a major hit in the single “I Wanna Testify” in 1967. The band eventually changed its name to Parliament, and Clinton simultaneously formed the band Funkadelic. Both Parliament and Funkadelic blended the styles of artists such as Hendrix and James Brown, but with the addition of psychedelic elements, sound effects, and strong bass l...

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Gladys Knight

 Gladys Knight Booking Agent
Genre:Classic R&BDemo:35-50,50 +

Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight was born in Georgia in 1944. While still incredibly young, she, her siblings, and her cousins formed The Pips and by the end of the 1950’s, they’d begun to tour, gaining popularity and establishing a fan base. Their first single to chart came in 1961 with “Every Beat of My Heart,” and “Giving Up” and “Letter Full of Tears” followed. Eventually, Gladys Knight & the Pips became one of Motown’s most successful ...

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Gloria Gaynor

 Gloria Gaynor Booking Agent
Genre:Disco / FunkPrice:Under $50,000Demo:35-50,50 +

Gloria Gaynor

With "I Will Survive" nearly an anthem to an entire generation and beyond, Gloria Gaynor's voice still evokes inspiration, power, and beauty to millions around the globe. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Gloria Gaynor spent much of her childhood with her grandmother, and music was an ever-constant presence in the house. The voices of Nat "King" Cole and Sarah Vaughan filled the family living room, and her father sang professionally in local nightclubs. Her brothers sang ...

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Grace Jones

 Grace Jones  Booking Agent
Genre:Disco / FunkPrice:Under $200,000Demo:35-50,50 +

Grace Jones

Grace Jones was born in Jamaica in the early 1950’s. Her family moved to New York when she was a child, and by the time she was a teenager, Grace had been singled out for a future modeling career. The Whilamina Modeling Agency in New York swept her up immediately, and the young Jones soon found herself traveling the world on modeling assignments. It was during one of these journeys to Europe in 1977 that a record company offered her the opportunity to record her first album. ...

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Howard Hewett

Howard Hewett Booking Agent
Genre:Classic R&BPrice:Under $15,000Demo:35-50,50 +

Howard Hewett

The R&B and gospel singer Howard Hewett was born in 1955 in Ohio, but moved to California in the mid 1970’s. While in California, Hewett became friends with musicians Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel, of the group Shalamar. When the group found itself in need of a lead singer in 1979, Daniel contacted Hewett to fill the position, and so for the next six years Hewett served as lead singer for Shalamar. With Shalamar, Howard Hewett gave audiences some of the biggest R&...

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Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas Booking Agency
Genre:Gospel MusicPrice:Under $50,000Demo:50 +

Irma Thomas

The soul singer Irma Thomas was born in 1941 in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Long before Thomas won her first Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2007, she had spent nearly fifty years performing as one of the era’s most talented, if unappreciated, performers. Irma began singing as a teenager in her local church choir, eventually landing a deal with a local New Orleans label. Her debut single, “(You Can Have My Husband But) Don’t Mess with My Man” experienced sig...

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J.T. Taylor (The Voice Of Kool & The Gang)

 J.T. Taylor (The Voice Of Kool & The Gang) Booking Agent
Genre:Disco / FunkPrice:Under $75,000Demo:35-50,50 +

J.T. Taylor (The Voice Of Kool & The Gang)

James “JT” Taylor was born in 1953 in New Jersey.  JT’s first foray into the music world was when he and his friends formed their own band when he was thirteen, although he found much greater success after joining Kool & the Gang in 1978. Within a year, Taylor was serving as the band’s lead singer and played an instrumental role in bringing them into the 1980’s, where Kool & the Gang enjoyed their greatest period of success. With Kool &...

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James Ingram

Genre:Classic R&BDemo:35-50,50 +

James Ingram

The American singer-songwriter James Ingram was born in 1952 in Akron, Ohio. Long before he rose to fame as one of the 1980’s most recognizable collaborative vocalists, contributing to such hits as “Baby Come to Me,” Ingram served as a musician in a number of capacities. He performed as a member of the Los Angeles-based band Revelation Funk, and also served as a keyboard player for the legendary Ray Charles.   James Ingram’s big breakthrou...

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Jean Carne

Jean Carne Booking Agency
Genre:Jazz & BluesPrice:Under $25,000Demo:50 +

Jean Carne

The American jazz and pop singer Jean Carne was born in 1947 in Atlanta, Georgia. As a child, Jean sang in the local church choir and while still in elementary school, she began to study a variety of instruments, including the bassoon, the clarinet, and the piano. After graduating from high school, Carne attended Morris Brown College to further her studies in music, but she left university to instead begin serving as the featured vocalist in a jazz fusion band, founded by her husband, Doug...

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Jeffrey Osborne

 Jeffrey Osborne Booking Agent
Genre:Classic R&BPrice:Under $25,000Demo:35-50,50 +

Jeffrey Osborne

Jeffrey Osborne was born in 1948 in Providence, Rhode Island, one of twelve children in a very large musical family. As a trumpeter, his father performed with legends such as Duke Ellington and Count Basie, but he passed away when Jeffrey was barely a teenager. The young Osborne embarked on his own career with the band L.T.D., which he began in 1970.  After ten years with the band, during which time they scored a number of hits (“Every time I Turn Around (Back In Love Again)&quo...

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Classic R&B Booking Agency

Classic R&B, sometimes called Old School R&B, consists of performers and groups from the 60's, 70's and 80's that make up a few different musical genres including Soul, R&B, Disco and Funk.  Most of these famous Classic R&B groups are African American musicians that had great success as touring acts and sold millions of records to a wide audience around the world.  As many old school R&B acts had multiple hits, these groups still tour up to 200 days a year with booking agents for Classic R&B groups getting requests for booking R&B acts around he world.  The booking fee for Classic R&B acts can start at $7,500, with booking prices for Classic R&B groups going to over $1,000,000.

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