"Leonard, Coleman, & Blunt" formerly of The Temptations, The Platters & The Drifters
Three former lead singers from three of the world’s most renowned vocal groups… which collectively have sold over 100 million records — “The Temptations,” “The Plat- ters,” and “The Drifters” — have come together to create the ulti- mate musical experience, “Leonard, Coleman & Blunt.”
Glenn Leonard, former lead tenor of the “The Temptations” (heard around the world as the lead on the group’s classic, “Silent Night”) (1975-1983), Joe Coleman, former lead singer, “The Platters,” “Only You”, “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” (1988-2004), and Joe Blunt, former lead singer of “The Drifters” “Under The Boardwalk,” “On Broadway” (1975-1985), together, bring their rich blend of classic hits and showmanship to the stage. Most recently, Leonard, Coleman & Blunt wowed the audience at the re-opening of the famed Howard Theater in Washington, D.C. Their “Motown Tribute,” arranged and produced by Award winning producer, George Duke, brought the audience and legendary hon- oree, Berry Gordy, to their feet.
The same week, the group per- formed in the Annual Cherry Blossom Parade, which was aired on ABC-TV, to rave reviews. They were also featured at the TV- One/Radio One Christmas Gala for its legendary founder, Cathy Hughes.
Leonard, Coleman & Blunt has recently released their new Christ- mas single, written and produced by Joe Coleman, entitled “You’re All I Want For Christmas,” avail- able on Itunes, Amazon and all ma- jor download sites. In addition, Leonard, Coleman & Blunt rec- orded a DC Statehood song entitled “Stand Up 4 DC” that was com- missioned by the ACLU. This song was also written and produced by group member, Joe Coleman.
Reminisce as Leonard, Coleman & Blunt return you to the days of rhythm and romance…to an era when “The Temptations,” “The Platters” and “The Drifters,” ruled the airwaves and brought joy to millions through their music.
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The Johnny Artis Band
The Johnny Artis Band is well known in the Mid Atlantic region for their fun loving brand of R&B and Rock & Roll. They have been entertaining audiences with their current lineup for years, showing the professionalism and expertise that only comes from the experience of working together to provide the best entertainment possible. Johnny brings everything together with his engaging stage presence, establishing a comfortable rapport with any audience, and keeping them entertained without exception.
Johnny Artis was born and raised in Caroline County, Virginia. It was here he was first introduced to the sounds of gospel music that rang strong in his family. At the age of 10, he moved to his present home of Alexandria, VA. Johnny worked as a chef who received rave reviews and who excelled in the restaurant business until the age of 28. It was after the death of his mother that he decided to lay down his apron and devote himself to his (and his mother's) first love, performing. He formed a band known as Johnny Tenspot and Loose Change, and it was here that Johnny honed the skills that would serve him as a performer. Over the years, Johnny Tenspot and Loose Change evolved into The Johnny Artis Band, and in the process created a name and reputation for good music and a great show. Johnny has overcome many obstacles in his life and it seems to have given him the ability to take a song and fill it with emotion, putting it in the audience's heart and making them feel it from head to toe.
With the upcoming release of his new CD "Live Versatility" coming on the heels of his successful release "3 Down Now", and more projects waiting in the wings, Johnny's talents seem to have no limits. The Johnny Artis Band continues to produce Classic Rock and Roll and High Energy Rhythm and Blues thanks in no small part to its cast of talented members, including Jeff Bean (Keyboards), Lee Dodson (Bass), Charles Wright (Guitars), Frankie Addison (Sax), Sean Peck (Drums), and, of course, Johnny himself (Owner,CFO and Lead Vocalist). These professionals definitely provide a musical combination of electrifying chemistry that produces an intense ride that no one should miss.