The Ultimate James Brown Tribute Show & Review - CANCELED

The Kent Stage welcomes

The Ultimate James Brown Tribute Show & Review - CANCELED

Fri, July 26, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00


This event is all ages

The Ultimate James Brown Tribute Show & Review - CANCELED
The Ultimate James Brown Tribute Show & Review - CANCELED
Robert T is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist born in St. Louis, Mo.,“The Show Me State”. His parents shared a common bond of southern values, being from Tennessee and Arkansas. He isa major figure in northeast Ohio for his vocals and dance performance. Robert T began performing at the age of 7 yrs. old, in backyard talent shows, with singing groups comprised of neighborhood friends, along with his older brother.
Influenced by many artist before him, Robert T was also influenced by a rich culture from a musical family. His father and grandmothers were superior
gospel singers. His maternal grandfather was a blues singer, a guitarist, and a
“buck dancer” with the Tennessee“chitlin' circuit”.

Robert T's early influences were Chuck Berry, Ike and Tina Turner, Ray
Charles, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Jackie Wilson, and most of all, The
Godfather of Soul... James Brown, and the list goes on.

Soon, he and his brother began to play the guitar. A few years later, he switched
to piano/organ while his brother moved to the drums.In 1966, the family moved
to Akron, Ohio, where they continued their musical journey with new friends
and cousins. After performing in more singing groups, he and his friends began
to form their own band called the Brohams (pronounced bro-hams).

He then became the driving force, and for several other bands as well, such as
The Future Band, Jensson, (later, The Jensson Body Thrillers), Conga Jihad (a
rock group), Soul Explosion, The Howard Street Blues Band, Robert T and The
Midnight Movers, Special Effects, Special Event, Special Blend ( all from
Special Productions Agency), Ovation Band, Swizzle Stixx, Shockwave, and then
with an all new line-up of The Midnight Movers Band.

Robert T recorded, wrote, and co-wrote many songs within those groups, such
as “Harrowing Man”,“Son of Man”,“Girls Like You”, with Conga Jihad,“I Like
Them All”, for The Howard Street Blues Band, “God Bless The Child, with Eric
Letta, “Who Will Rule Iraq”and the follow-up campaign song for the Presidency
of Barrack Obama, titled “Obama's Got The Power”, which he sold well from
the trunk of his car, and can be seen on YouTube under the same title.
Venue Information:
The Kent Stage
175 East Main
Kent, OH, 44240