The Original Lakeside (Fantastic Voyage)

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(Above) Legends for Relief Concert — Dayton, Ohio —

https://www.theoriginallakeside.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

THE ORIGINAL LAKESIDE (FANTASTIC VOYAGE)

Original Lakeside and Cherelle performing at the The Sandia Ballroom
(505) 796-7500

30 Rainbow Rd NE Albuquerque, NM 87113

Legends for Relief Concert — Dayton, Ohio — The Original Lakeside has joined forces with Phil C. Brown Public Relations for the next phase of their fantastic musical voyage.  https://www.theoriginallakeside.com

BIOGRAPHY — Lakeside’s Fantastic Voyage has entered its fifth decade, and the Dayton,Ohio-based funk group is without a doubt one of the most enduring musical forces to ever capture the public’s eclectic fantasy. Reminiscing the exciting earlier years, the group made noise for the first time with the release of their self-titled debut album and first single on the project “If I Didn’t Have You.” From that point forward, their star continued to rise and led to their soulful rendition of “Shine On” on the hottest-running dance shows on music television, Soul Train and American Bandstand. They soon entered partnership with Solar Record’s Dick Griffey, who was enjoying success with a number of headlining acts and, in 1978, released their next album Shot of Love, a saucy smorgasbord of tunes written by band-members with the smash “It’s All The Way Live.” The tune charted at #4 on R&B Charts and can be heard on air-waves to this day — 2019. In the early days, band-members included Fred Alexander, Marvin Craig, Fred Lewis, Steve Shockley,Norman Beavers, Otis Stokes, Mark Wood, Tiemeyer McCain, and Thomas Shelby. Happily, in 2019, the band can boast six original members, thus settling any rumor that the group is a replacement or contrived group. No other funk, rock, or R&B band can boast as man original members over such a long period of time. After having played together for a number of years, the band jelled so effortlessly that all members were essential to maintain the level of funk juice manifest in each of their recordings. However, the public’s attraction to the funkified band was not only their music; their costumes (pirates, cowboys, and Robin Hood, etc., were nostalgic and awakened the public’s longing for decades when the music of Lakeside would (before Lakeside) would also have had special meaning for funk lovers everywhere. Members of the group have observed that visual effect was another feature separating the group from other contemporaneous musical brigades. But if that wasn’t enough, in 1980, the the super-hit Fantastic Voyage, a funk-licious number rocketed to the top of the R&B Charts. Although it was aimed in the same direction on the Pop Charts, it made a huge splash though falling short of the top spot. The jam lasted for weeks on the R&B Charts and is the tune with which Lakeside is most identified.Your Wish Is My Command, their next album, proved to be no slouch either as it featured the single “I Wan To Hold Your Hand,” a slower, funkier version of the pop tune from the discography of Lennon and McCartney. The tune was also successful, just missing the top spot on the R&B Chart. Lead singer Eddie Guyton joined the group in 2015, and after several more albums the band introduced the singles “Raid,” “Outrageous,” and “Real Love.” The Original Lakeside band is without question a promoter’s favorite, and followers the world over enjoyed their featured story on the T V series Unsung. Lakeside was also honored at The National Museum of African American History and Culture in the nation’s capitol. For the 2019-2020 entertainment season, the band plans new music, tours, TV performances, interviews on radio, and special appearances. Without a doubt, The Original Lakeside is one of the hottest acts touring, and if original members have anything to say about it, they will continue to satisfy the musical craving of aficionados from now on.                                                                              Written by  Phil C. Brown

BOOKING, Events: contact Mr. Alexander  (972) 365-5521

Interviews with band members, contact Phil C. Brown (817) 681-6068; plcharlesbrown@att.net —

RADIO INTERVIEWS:                                                                                                    Sept. 12 , 2019 KZWA FM in Lake Charles, LA                                           Sept. 14, 2019 WMBS FM in Uniontown (Pittsburb), PA

 

 

 

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