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The Tokyo Flash Band / Bio

After a couple of years with various bands, I began playing bass guitar and played in my first recording session with a jazz and r&b group called the Rhythm and Blues Quartet but my biggest successes came after I began playing the keyboard. I played keyboard with several bands before deciding to form my own band, The Soul Syndicate. My band was working with a 3 voice brother and sister act called Whirlwind when I was approached by their manager, Phil Braxton, who also managed the hot disco group Ecstasy,Passion and Pain. I was auditioned and invited to join Ecstasy,Passion and Pain and toured nationally and internationally with them for over a year.

During a show on the same bill with the Jimmy Castor Bunch, I was asked by Jimmy Castor if I would be interested in joining his group. I was interested and played with the Bunch for many years.

In 1983 some of my friends and I were the first people of color featured in a rock video on VH1. I was in the Grammy nominated videos "Uptown Girl" and "Tell Her About It" for Billy Joel.

Some down time in my career with the Bunch was spent as the musical director and road manager for acts managed by Buddy Allen Management (Spinners). They hired me to work with Ronnie Dyson and Stacy Lattisaw. The Stacy Lattisaw job was unique in that it was my first experience working with a teenage artist. Due to her tender age, (she was 12 when I first started working with her), Buddy Allen Management trained me to handle her business affairs while she toured. This management experience fueled my interest in helping to mold the careers of artists and has led me to become a partner in White Light Music and Zoom Management, a new artist management company that includes The Tokyo Flash Band as a client.

General Info

Band Members
Tokyo Flash - Keys, Ray Naccari - Keys,Ron Richardson - Bass, Butch Campbell - Guitar, Abdul Wasi - Drums, Dakota MacLeod - Vocals, Angel Rose - Vocals
Artist Name
The Tokyo Flash Band
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/thetokyoflashband
Genres
Jazz / Funk / R&B

Contact Info

Location
New York, NY
Manager
Zoom Management
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