Lakeside (with Mark Woods, Jr. ) and The Voices
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 8:00 PM CDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
The Promontory, Chicago, IL
All Ages $52/$42/$37/$27
(w/ MARK WOOD JR.)
During the 70's funk paved its way to the American mainstream and Dayton, Ohio was the epicenter. The Ohio Players, Zapp, Lakeside, Slave, Heatwave, The Sun all came out of Dayton, Ohio. More funk band funkateers than any place in the world came out of Dayton, commanding it to gracefully take its place in history known as "The Land Of Funk" coined in the Lakeside's classic single, "Fantastic Voyage."
Lakeside is a world class showband of pioneers driven in funkology! The band has maintained it's Solar Records/Dick Griffey sound over the years. The show stopping group made its mission churning out so many Notorious Funk Gems such as "It's All The Way Live," "I Need You," "Raid," "Fantastic Voyage!"
Lakeside's true sound comes from the seasoned musicianship of pioneer Mark Adam Wood, Jr. (aka The Captn) a natural multi-talented funkateer with amazing vocals that Eloquently Captivates a Lakeside Audience and sets it ablaze, over 4 decades!!! As lead singer, Mark's unique voice has carried the Lakeside sound to all far corners of the planet appearing on television too many times to count and continues to share the stage with many of the Greatest Artists. His Powerful Raspy/Husky Tenor is "Remarkably Intact" after years of putting on indefatigable first rate concerts.
Mark Wood is the lead singer on all the great top 10 hits of party songs & ballads of the Lakeside Motif, including as The Captn on the classic, "Fantastic Voyage" which was his brainchild. This classic coined the phrase "The Land Of Funk" and Mark Wood is proud that the people of Dayton refers to Dayton as "The Land Of Funk!"
The Voices, five talented vocalist; Mike Hampton, Raphael Miles, Terrence Chatman, Orlandus Thomas, and Isaac Wooten have come together with more than 25 years of collective performance experience to create one of the hottest... if not "The Hottest" vocal groups in the Midwest area. In fact, this past October "The Voices" were nominated and received the Black Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music in the R&B category.
As a group, their recent performances have electrified audiences to the tune of standing ovations after every performance which got them the title of "Number 1 Motown and R&B Tribute Group."