Duke Tumatoe

No Slowing Down for Duke Tumatoe

Duke Tumatoe has successfully proven that age is just a number! Duke has made a career out of class acts involving different genres of music such as R&B, rock, blues, and funk and humor and had a regular gig on the nationally syndicated “Bob and Tom” radio program.

The initial glory days

Being southerner from Chicago, Duke hung out with several legends and was a huge fan of blues music. Did you know that Tumatoe founded, what would end up being the band known as REO Speedwagon? Even though his stint with the band wasn’t very long, it didn’t slow him down because he founded the Duke Tumatoe & the All-Star Frogs, which toured extensively for more than a decade in the Midwest. They hit a number of college campuses and bars as well. Even though the schedule was hectic and left the band members with little time to record albums, they released a couple of them – Red Pepper Hot! and Back to Chicago.

Stepping over to greater achievements

After a while, Tumatoe had had enough! He wanted to take it easy, which led to the band splitting up. This was the foundation for the Power Trio, responsible for Duke’s Up for Blind Pig Records. He created his own label known as the Sweetfinger Music, and released several albums – Dr. Duke, Wild Animals, Greatest Hits Plus, and the all-instrumental Picks & Sticks. He also opened for many legendary figures in blues and rock, during his long career. Those names include Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, George Thorogood, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Doobie Brothers and John Fogerty.

 

…and he gets better with age

Despite his age, Duke refuses to slow down and still performs hundreds of shows regularly. His creation “You’ve Got the Problem!” garnered a lot of praise when was released. The Power Trio truly worked magic when it came to displaying their talent for playing instruments, which presented a thrilling picture when combined with tongue-in-cheek humor. The sob story of a poor, misunderstood person and his struggle against the world, with his partner accompanying him, struck a right chord with the audience. Duke’s musical mayhem was well-accepted and is considered to be one of the best live performances to date.

Tumatoe is one of the most lucrative hidden treasures of music, and fans want him to maintain the mantle. His shows are exciting and unpredictable – you never know what to expect. Sounds great right? Get your tickets now, or “you have got a problem”.

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Anthony Evans

God is With Us at All Times

Gospel singing was wasn’t exactatly  a “conventional” genre when Anthony Evans first ventured into it. Even so, he never looked back. Though life was tough, this singer, songwriter & worship leader, stayed true to his craft, which resulted in his calendar being packed with dates at churches, concerts, and major conferences. Quickly gainig attention for his passionate and versatile voice, which was perfect for recording in several Christian music formats.

One should “let go”

Letting Go, one of his sophomore releases, is considered to be an extremely prestigious project. Evans, who is widely known for his dynamic vocal presence, his joyful expression of passionate faith and for his insatiable thirst to understand matters that are important in his relationship with God, has lent his voice to an album full of songs that explore God’s grace and invokes deeper faith and understanding. After so much time, he has quit being self-sufficient due to his belief that God doesn’t abandon us in both good and bad times.

His journey begins

Evans stepped into the limelight after appearing on Season 2 of the hit NBC singing competition show The Voice, where he was chosen by Christina Aguilera to join her team. He carved a niche for himself due to a much talked about “battle round” performance that many still view as one of the greatest vocal moments of the series. In fact, the supervising director of casting for NBC had even asked him, why Evans was 30 years old and hadn’t been heard of. That is when he realized that his talent shouldn’t be confined within a church.

…and a star is born

The Voice catapulted him to instant stardom, and he was asked by L.A. producer Adam Anders to go to Lose Angeles and record guide vocals for CeeLo Green. The 3-month stint stretched for over 2 years, within which, he worked with Celine Dion and Mariah Carey. He was asked to return to The Voice as a talent producer too. He had to divide his time between his hometown of Dallas and the far-outside-the-Bible-belt surroundings of L.A. All of this served as platform for him to interact with people outside churches.

Anthony’s unwavering belief in himself and God has brought him where he is today, but he is still discovering new horizons. Want to catch an Anthony Evans show live? Here’s how you can book tickets in advance before they are sold out!

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Alvin Risk

Time to Take a “Risk”

Marcio Alvarado is better known to adoring fans, as Alvin Risk. Alvin hasn’t restricted himself to any particular genre of music. Alvin is an electronic music producer, singer and DJ. It seems as if the talent is in the genes, because he is the brother of well known Painted Face, singer and producer Allie Alvarado!

 

Alvin Risk’s endless talents

Risk is known for dabbling in bass powered dance music and he shot to fame with what is considered to be one of the most unique sounds in this particular genre. He has incorporated and mixed countless bass styles including dubstep, electro, trap and more to create something that is aptly named as Junk Food. The song “Put Em Up” is being used by artists like Skrillex, Kill the Noise, 12th Planet and the whole OWSLA crew all over the world. He has a solid resume of remixes for Matt & Kim, Ali Love, Example, Skylar Grey, and Jamaica.

 

Are we safe from ourselves?

Alvin’s special track ‘Safe’ was touted to be a song with an assortment of themes like chipmunk voices and broken hearts. The song, from the pseudonymous producer and singer, is at first svelte and impressionistic, but takes a straightforward lyrical turn and a discomfiting musical one. Of course, this is deliberately done to invoke the emotion of loss in your heart. Risk’s goal was to emphasize the fact that when we decide to open the door to someone and get to know them, it is already too late, and in reality we don’t’ know anybody. His quote basically states you are left with “nothing but a hole in your heart”. He has a strong opinion about infidelity. Risk feels that the moment you start trusting someone; you give them the power to take advantage of you, and consequently, to hurt you. The song wants you to imagine yourself in the role of tormentor and not the victim – it is about the wrong you did rather than the deeds of others. The dark tone is inspired by David Fincher movies. However, you don’t have to be melancholic – Safe is conceptualized purely from a lyrical perspective.

Alvin has garnered massive popularity since he posted his very first songs in the year 2011, which catapulted him to the pinnacle of fame. He performs on a regular basis, and has certain productions and collaborations to his credit. Wish to attend his performance? All you need to do is get the tickets online at Eventsfy – Or Click the follwing link to connect with Alvin Risk