KOOL 105 Presents B.J. Thomas (5-Time Grammy Award Winner)!!!
The Humbuckers, Pulse, Neighborhood Eats (FOOD TRUCK)
1578 South Broadway
Denver, CO, 80210
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:03 PM
This event is 21 and over
BJ Thomas has recorded an incredible string of successes in several genres - 15 Top 40 pop hits, 10 Top 40 Country hits, six Grammys, two Dove awards, two platinum and 11 gold records, and chart-toppers on the pop, country, gospel and adult contemporary charts.
Owning one of the most distinctive voices in American pop music, the internationally renowned six-time Grammy and Oscar winning THOMAS is known for his multiple signature hits - The Oscar winning "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head", The multi-million selling songs "Hooked On A Feeling," "Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song", "Rock And Roll Lullaby," and his career igniting cover of Hank Williams, "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," just to name a few.
This legendary pop icon BJ Thomas is heading back into the studio on the new Wrinkled Records label to record acoustic versions of his hits with guest artists-Vince Gill, Keb Mo and Steve Tyrell. Album is due later this year!
Nothing about the identifiable sound of B.J. THOMAS' voice has changed, but there's a re-energized commitment behind it.
Recognizing the continued loyalty of his fans, B.J. re-launched Curb Records release of "Love To Burn," in 2007- his first new studio album in almost a decade. Concurrent with that project, BJ contributed six songs to the soundtrack of the independent picture "JAKE'S CORNER"-in production with Allan Swartsburg and Bob Mann of NY Deep Diner on a Brazilian album in which B.J. lent his voice in an exciting new style; and created "Raindrops and Boondocks," a HD video of a recent live concert.
"We've always tried to do the right thing as far as getting our music out and encouraging people with positive music," B.J. reflects. Indeed, many of B.J.'s signature hits—the Oscar-winning "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," the million-selling "Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" and his career-igniting cover of Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"—invariably find the plots' protagonists employing some level of positivity to overcome the universal battle with loneliness. Continuing his supportive inclinations, a series of positive-themed discs were embraced by the gospel community, giving him the first four platinum albums in gospel history. A brief-but-successful foray into country music—dotted by "Whatever Happened To Old Fashioned Love" and "New Looks From An Old Lover," written by his wife, Gloria, Red Lane and Latham Hudson—emphasized classic family ideals and commitment, as did the still-familiar theme to Growing Pains "As Long As We Got Each Other," sung on the tube with Jennifer Warnes.
An interesting confluence of events helped to recharge B.J.'s career commitment. His daughters grew up and left home. The surprise emergence of Raindrops in a key scene in Spider-Man 2 underscored his continued place as an identifiable cultural touchstone. And he discovered through technology just how deep and loyal his fans' commitment runs.
"One of the real catalysts behind this is I did an interview with an online disc jockey," B.J. explains. "He interviewed me and then put some music together for a one-hour package that could be accessed on the Internet, and he had 3.5 million downloads in three days. So we said, 'Hey, our people are sitting right there. We just gotta figure out a way to reach them.'"
"Love To Burn," was a release that synthesized the wide-ranging styles that have influenced his career. It included a barrelhouse version of "T-R-O-U-B-L-E," a song originally associated with Elvis Presley, whose landmark recordings "Suspicious Minds" and "In The Ghetto" came when he used producer Chips Moman and his associated musicians—the same guys who contributed to such B.J. Thomas classics as "I Can't Help Believing," "Hooked On A Feeling" and "No Love At All." "Love To Burn" digs into Allen Toussaint's New Orleans-flavored "Play Something Sweet" (Brickyard Blues) and features a Dobie Gray-penned ballad, "Stranger in the Mirror," which finds B.J. in movingly sensitive form.
Music certainly "got" B.J. Thomas from a very early age. Born in rural Hugo, Oklahoma, just north of the Texas border, his family soon moved to Houston, where he was attracted to the country of Ernest Tubb and Hank Williams (one of his strongest memories is of attending a Hank concert with his father) and the soul of Jackie Wilson and Little Richard, whose "Miss Ann" was the first single B.J. ever bought.
In fact, the embellishments, repetitions and melisma that have become a trademark of B.J.'s identifiable style were adapted from one of those mentors. "I got that from Jackie Wilson," B.J. says. "What he could do was amazing. If you do it the right way, it puts a lot of sincerity and meaning into the word that you're singing. I always try to use it where it emphasizes the emotion of the song." After his initial successes on a small Southern label, B.J. signed with New York's Scepter, where the roster also included Ronnie Milsap and Dionne Warwick. In fact, it was Warwick who introduced B.J. to songwriter-producer Burt Bacharach, leading to his performance of "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" for Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid.
"All I am is just another guy. I've been very lucky. I've had a wonderful life, I've been a husband and a father who cherishes his children and now I'm a grandfather, and I'm motivated like all these teachers and preachers and mothers and fathers to help my kids grow up with character and self-respect. I hope that doesn't sound too grandiose, but that's what it comes down to. It's what I've tried to do with my music and with the majority of my life." That he has succeeded at home and still maintained a place as one of music's most recognizable voices is truly remarkable.
One of Denver’s most exciting live bands, The Humbuckers never fails to get people up and dancing. With more than 25 shows under their belt at Herman’s Hideaway, The Humbuckers are road-tested Rock & Rollers with a high-octane set list and a V-8 delivery.
“They sound like the mix on my iPod” is a frequent comment you hear after seeing a Humbuckers show. They seamlessly roll songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s into each other to create a tapestry of sound.
Founded in 2003 by guitarist Chuck Montera, their lineup includes Pamela Crawford on vocals, Classically trained Glenn Martin on bass, multi-instrumentalist Leslie Draper Roy on sax, flute and guitar and drummer Rick "Boom Boom" Samuels. Their originals are influenced by Punk and Grunge of the 80s/90s.
So next time you’re in Denver, stop by Herman’s Hideaway on south Broadway. You may be lucky enough to catch a Humbuckers show and maybe even share a beer or three with the band.
Pulse is Denver's Premier Blues and Classic Rock Cover Band providing music from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and the 2000's.
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