The Whispers with Howard Hewett
March 19, 2022 • 8:00pm The Club Tickets from $29.95 Buy Tickets(Opens in a new window)

The Whispers with Howard Hewett

SATURDAY, MARCH 19
March 19, 2022 • 8:00pm The Club Tickets from $29.95 Buy Tickets(Opens in a new window)
In the annals of R&B history, the Grammy-nominated The Whispers have earned a solid and memorable position, celebrating over fifty years in the industry.  They are one of the finest and longest-lived R&B vocal groups, and what's most amazing is that they did it with nearly all the same members. They are known for their smooth soulful ballads and remain one of the premier R&B groups to ever grace the stage. Their musical success can be attributed to a careful balance of R & B, disco, jazz, and pop to the delight of millions of fans.  Musical accomplishments include double platinum albums, thirty-three top ten hits and over twenty Billboard charted albums over a span of five decades.

The Whispers began their legendary and timeless career in 1964 when they first organized at Jordan high school in Watts, producing a string of hits continuing over the last five decades such as “Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong”, “And the Beat Goes On’, “Rock Steady”, “A Song For Donny”, and “Lady”.  They emerged as the leading romantic singers of their generation, racking up one gold album after another. 

They are the first group to be signed to Soul Train Records, and earned most of their greatest hits with Solar Records.  The Whispers’ music has been sampled over 131 times and their music has been featured in over 600 musical compilations.  Their music has been heard on movie sound tracks such as “Waiting to Exhale”, “Madea’s Family Reunion”, and “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”. They sang the title track on Jay Leno’s movie soundtrack “Collision Course”. The group has not made any personnel changes since 1973 when Leaveil Degree replaced Gordy Harmon; they still consist of Walter Scott, Wallace Scott, and Leaveil Degree.  The recent passing of Nicholas Caldwell in 2016 leaves them as a trio, but still stellar and powerful in their stage presence.  They are one of only a few “old school” groups that can boast of having over 50 years in the industry with a worldwide fan base, maintaining their vocal dominance and original members.

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Howard Hewett is one of the most gifted vocalists in the Post-Marvin Gaye era of pop R&B.

He started singing as a child, fronting his older sisters in The Hewett Singers. The group toured the gospel circuit. As a teen, Hewett sharpened his crooner skills in a funk band called Lyfe. In 1976, Hewett moved to Los Angeles and formed a group put together by the owners of the historic Maverick’s Flat, called Beverly Hills.​

Hewett got his mainstream break as the male vocal lead in Shalamar, a centerpiece of Dick Griffey’s SOLAR (Sound of Los Angeles Records) label. His tenor voice mixed beautifully with the bright vocals of Jody Watley, the dancing skills of Jeffery Daniels and the writing and production of Leon Sylvers III. The group gave the world feel-good dance favorites The Second Time Around and A Night to Remember, the baby-making classic For the Lover in You, as well as a number of beautiful B-side ballads like You Can Count On Me and Somewhere There’s a Love. When Watley and Daniels left the group in 1983, Hewett continued to lead Mickey Free and Delisa Davis in the reconstituted Shalamar. This version of the group was best known for soundtrack contributions on Footloose and Beverly Hills Cop with Dancing in the Sheets and the Grammy-winning Don’t Get Stopped in Beverly Hills, respectively.

Hewett continues to seduce audiences and eardrums as he is constantly touring and intermittently releasing new music.​

“Of all the fine vocalists working today, Howard Hewett is one of the finest.” – Babyface




 
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