CARMEL, IN— For their one-year anniversary event, The Warehouse keeps its theme of outstanding musical acts with The Soul Revue feat. much-loved local artists Blair Clark, Brenda Williams and Lonnie Lester on Friday, Sept. 18th, 2015 at 8 PM at 254 1st Ave SW, Carmel, IN. Accompanied by an all-star cast of the best area musicians, Clark, Williams and Lester will showcase soul, Motown, R&B, and jazz favorites. Always crowd-pleasers in their own right, the powerhouse trio will be sure to bring down the house for this one-of-a-kind evening.
Tickets are $25 advance and $30 day of show and are now available at liveforthemusic.com. Doors will open at 7 PM. All ages are welcome. Visit liveforthemusic.com to purchase tickets
About Blair Clark
Take a little pop, throw in some R&B, mix it with some soul and add a touch of jazz and the result is the electrifying sounds of Blair Clark. Clark has captivated audiences through Europe, Canada and all over the U.S. Appearing at numerous concerts, festivals, private events, and clubs. Clark has had the privilege of working with Grammy award-winner/producer Narada Michael Walden, BMI ® award-winner Preston Glass and New Orleans jazz legend Henry Butler, to name a few. He’s enjoyed collaborating and recording with Evelyn “Champagne” King and Ron Tyson of The Temptations.
As a songwriter, Clark has written for various artists including co-writing with Narada Michael Walden and Preston Glass, as well as his own projects. A producer, Clark has created and worked in studios in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Indianapolis. Clark recently released “Blair Clark Sings the Great American Song Book, Live at the Jazz Kitchen.” He will soon be releasing his next project, “In a Perfect World.” This latest work will be produced with the legendary Preston Glass, who has worked with such artists as Kenny G., Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin and Earth, Wind & Fire, to name just a few. For more information about Blair Clark, visit www.blairclark.com
About Brenda Williams
Brenda Williams is a dynamic and vivacious singer and actress based in the Indianapolis area. Equally impressive to her voice and talent is her resume, which includes performing for 3 United States Presidents. Ms. Williams gained recognition in the Indianapolis area with her award-winning performances in the American Cabaret Theatre, the Indiana Repertory Theatre, and Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.
And her national recognition packs much star power. Ms. Williams has been the opening act for headliners such as Ray Charles, The Beach Boys, Lee Greenwood, Chuck Mangione, and Meryl Streep. She has been spotlighted by the Indianapolis Woman Magazine for their Local Female Musician Choice Award, recognized by the Indianapolis Star as one of the Top People To Watch, and Second Runner-Up to the Mrs. America Title.
Ms. Williams has built a large fan base in Central Indiana over the years through her ability to perform a wide variety of settings in her own defining style. Whether performing in the theatre with Broadway tunes, singing ballads in a Supper Club, or swinging away in a Jazz Room, she is able to energetically communicate with her audience.
About Lonnie Lester
Lonnie likes to call himself “Just a Working Musician”; however he is often described as Tom Jones smooth, with the swagger and smile that make the ladies feel like they’re the only ones in the room. His magnetic personality draws couples to the dance floor and persuades even the timid to join him in singing a couple bars of “My Way”.
The Indianapolis rhythm and blues singer – was on the road for 40 years, opening for The Drifters, Aretha Franklin, Sam & Dave, Little Willie John, Johnny Mathis and many others, making his living in juke joints and opening for rhythm and blues groups. One of his biggest shows was in Chicago, opening for jazz vocalists Lambert Hendricks & Ross at the Morrison Hotel.
Lonnie was born in Dorena, Missouri in 1937, the oldest of thirteen children. He first started singing at the age of six at his Grandmother’s church in Murphysboro, IL. He continued singing through grade school, and loved listening to Nat King Cole, Billy Eckstein and the hit parade on the radio. In 1946 his family moved to Gary, Indiana and as a teenager performed with doo-wop (a style of music popularized in the 1950’s sung in harmony) groups in and around Gary, Indiana. He also sang in mixed chorus at Gary Roosevelt High School, along with Gerald Gregory, who created a famous base line, Pookie, Piller T and Courtney who later called themselves the Spaniels, and went on to write “Goodnight Sweetheart” recorded by Vivian Carter on the VJ label.
About The Warehouse
In a space dating back to the 1950s, The Warehouse, located at 254 1st Ave SW, is a converted machine shop turned live music venue and art space. With state-of-the-art stage and lighting equipment, a bar, and an art gallery, The Warehouse is a hip, edgy, fun place to enjoy all varieties of live performance as well as private events. For more information about The Warehouse call (317) 661-1760 or visit liveforthemusic.com.