Steve Gaspár is the Grammy nominated songwriter, former Epic/CBS recording artist, and keyboardist for James Brown, B.B. King, Gene Cornish (the Rascals) and Peter Criss (KISS). Gaspár has put together music’s supergroup of session royalty for their latest single, a cover of the James Brown classic “Living in America” through Deko Entertainment.
The band will hit the City Winery New York City on January 17 with their amazing line up plus special guests Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, etc.), Kasim Sulton (Utopia, Todd Rundgren, Hall & Oates, etc.), Albert Bouchard (original member of Blue Öyster Cult), and Joe Cerisano (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Silver Condor).
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The Hollywood Allstars features vocalist Tommy Bowes, who for seven years sang with the incredible Tower of Power. Music journalists have consistently praised Bowes’ high range, powerful voice, and unique versatility, after hearing his performances on TOP’s debut album on Epic Records, Monster on a Leash.
The show includes a rare appearance by the Uptown Horns as the horn section, returning to the city where it all began for them. Playing with the Rolling Stones on the Steel Wheels tour, Keith Richards personally praised them as being the “only horn section up for the job,” before they went on to work with Joe Cocker, the J. Geils Band, and providing the horns on James Brown’s Grammy Award Winning Single, “Living in America.”
Scott Spray, Grammy recording bassist from Johnny Winter and the Edgar Winter Group, has recorded on over 800 albums and will be providing ample bottom for the evening. Scott’s tours with Edgar Winter, and spending 15 years on the road with Edgar’s brother Johnny, give Scott a unique perspective into the Blues / R&B influenced songs on Field of Grace.
A native New Yorker, Tony Cintron will be laying down the groove on drums. A tour with Joe Bonamassa placed Cintron on stages with the Derrick Trucks Band, the Doobie Brothers, Dr. John, and the legendary vocalist Roberta Flack at Carnegie Hall.
Making a return appearance to the Hollywood Allstar stage will be guitarist Andy Abel, who in addition to having played with Blood Sweat & Tears, and the Talking Heads, served as co-producer with Steve Gaspár for the Hollywood Allstars new release on Deko Entertainment, Field of Grace, as well as its chief recording, mixing, and mastering engineer.
Another native New Yorker, Eddie Torres, percussionist, best known for “Turn the Beat Around” with singer Vicki Sue Robinson, will be demonstrating his ability to get the fans up and dancing in the aisles.
The Hollywood Allstars, a musician’s band, consistently attract to their shows–let alone one in New York City–a who’s who of musical artists. You never know which other special guests may show up to join the fun on stage, and their show at City Winery is sure to be no exception!
Their shows feature songs from their just released EP on Deko Entertainment, Field of Grace. Also included are songs by many of the artists that this amazing collection of musicians have shared the stage and recording studios with. They’ve managed to put together a 90-minute set of music, which feels instantly familiar and fun, allowing you to see, hear, and feel a time capsule of sorts, from the beginning of their careers to the present.
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