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Shadows of the 60s: A Tribute to The Four Tops

Urban, Soul, R&B, Motown, Classic R&B, Pop, Male, Tribute, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s

Shadows of the 60s Tribute to The Four TopsDave Revels SHADOWS OF THE 60'S  (Standing in the Shadows) pays tribute to the tremendous legacy of The Four Tops. in this Tribute production show,  SHADOWS OF THE 60'S perform the Four Tops' hits that span three decades, the 1960's to the 1980's. Great care is taken to reproduce the music, note for note and in the original keys and arrangements. Considered by many the best male vocal group and lead singer ever produced by Motown, The Four Tops hold the distinction of being the longest-lived group in rock/soul history (41 years) without personnel change (1956-1997). The Four Tops reigned supreme from 1964-1967 during the height of the British musical invasion under the songwriting team of Holland Dozier Holland. Come join us on tour as we take this very special walk with you down memory lane.

Dave Revels, has been an entertainer for over three decades. In The mid to late eighties he was a member of the Hall Of Fame group, the Drifters, which featured two original members, Charlie Thomas and Elsbeary Hobbs. He has toured world-wide and is currently the lead singer and record arranger/producer for internationally acclaimed a cappella group, The Persuasions. He is an author and songwriter.

Dave has over 20 years experience in developing theme shows and 50's and 60's style productions. He has produced or written songs for shows in Las Vegas, Nevada (Sahara Hotel & Casino - "Love Potion #10" and the finale song for a rock and roll show that played in Las Vegas for over 7 years). Dave has also created and produced Christmas shows in Atlantic City (Resorts Hotel & Casino, The Sands, Tropicana).

TopsIn his present production, Dave has gathered talented musicians and singers who have worked with various legends of rock and roll, soul and Motown to create his "Standing in The Shadows Of the Four Tops," TRIBUTE to the Four Tops. A long time admirer of the Four Tops' Levi Stubbs voice Dave had the pleasure of meeting him and the other Tops on several ocassions during his stint with the Drifters as an opening act for the Four Tops as well as appearing on the 1985 Motown Returns To The Apollo  NBC television special in the "Battle Of The Bands" which featured The Tops, Temptations, Manhattans, The cadillacs and The Drifters, the group Dave was a member of at that time. The footage can be seen on youtube as introduced by Bill Cosby.

In addition to his commercial endeavors, Dave presently is the president and director of the Stand Up America "One World" Children Chorus that tours across America raising funds for charitable causes. The Chorus, based on the patriotic song "Stand Up America," penned by Dave has been endorsed by educators nationwide who see it as a song that helps to unify their diverse racial and ethnic student body with it's message of understanding, racial harmony and the need for everyone to work together to build a more unified nation.

Instrumentation Mark Fineberg - Tenor Saxaphone, Auxiliary Percussion, and flute., alto sax Larry Hines - Vocals Cliff Dawson - Vocals Sam White - Vocals Mike Cullens - Drums Paul Page - Bass Guitar Carl Vreeland - Guitar Eric Lipper - keyboards Sonia Revels - Vocals Traci Robinson-Greene - Vocals Dave Revels - Lead Vocals

Tunes you can expect to hear live! Four Tops Song catalogue:

  • BernadetteTops3
  • Can't Help Myself
  • Reach Out
  • Baby I Need Your Loving
  • Ask The Lonely
  • Same Old Song
  • Shake Me
  • Wake Me (When It's Over)
  • I believe In You and Me
  • When She Was My Girl
  • Ain't No Woman Like The One I Got
  • Still Waters Run Deep
  • River Deep/Mountain High, and many more
  • Songs from the Marvin Gaye Catalogue
  • Temptations catalogue
  • Junior Walker & The Allstars
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Smokie Robinson
  • Supremes
  • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

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