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Funk and R&B Live - Con Funk Shun, Michel’le, Lenny Williams & more!
Aug 26, 2023 • Belk Theater
FUNK and R&B LIVE presents an ICONIC multi-platinum Grammy-nominated Funk and R&B throwback concert featuring the legendary Group CON FUNK SHUN performing their chart-topping hit reproduced by Bruno Mars, "LOVE TRAIN" with special performances by Lenny Williams, Michel'le, Adina Howard and Chalie Boy.
5 Iconic Artists.
CON FUNK SHUN is an American R&B and funk band whose popularity began in the mid-1970s and ran through the 1980s. They were influenced by funk legend James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone. Con Funk Shun enjoyed decades of successful national and overseas tours, eleven chart-topping albums, and numerous hit singles.
They scored a string of top ten hit songs on the U.S. Billboard chart, including "Ffun" (No. 1), "Shake and Dance with Me" (No. 5), "Chase Me" (No. 4), "Got to Be Enough" (No. 8), "Too Tight" (No. 8), "Baby, I'm Hooked (Right into Your Love)" (No. 5), and "Electric Lady" (No. 4) and other top chart hits "Straight From The Heart," "Im Leaving Baby" and "Love Train." Bruno Mars recently reproduced their classic Billboard smash hit "Love Train."
LENNY WILLIAMS is an American singer-songwriter and musician, best known as the lead vocalist for the soul/funk group Tower of Power. As a solo artist, Williams made several hit recordings including the classic hit "Cause I Love You" and "Choosing You." "Cause I Love You" was sampled by many artists including Kanye West for the song "Overnight Celebrity" by Twista.
ADINA HOWARD is an American singer and songwriter who rose to fame during the mid 1990s with her debut album "Do You Wanna Ride?," featuring the Platinum-certified hit single "Freak like Me" released in 1995 and certified Gold by the RIAA.
CHALIE BOY is an American recording artist, who made his major-label debut in 2009 with the breakout hit single "I Look Good."
MICHEL'LE is an American R&B singer known for her songs from 1989 to the early 1990s. Her highest charting song is the top ten US Hot 100 hit "No More Lies." Michel'le was originally a featured female vocalist of World Class Wreckin' Cru's 1987 single "Turn Off the Lights." Michel'le was signed to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records. In 1989, her self-titled debut album was released, produced entirely by Dr. Dre. The album contained the single "No More Lies" which peaked at No. 7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the hit R&B singles "Nicety" and "Something in My Heart." Michel'le was certified Gold on April 25, 1990.
"Producing this series of Funk and R&B concerts give our audience the Best of Both Worlds. . a little R&B with a whole lot of FUNK...a show you definitely don't want to miss!" says producer Jimmy Jay.
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