The Flamin' Caucasians
Venue Address (Get Directions)World Cafe Live at the Queen
Date and Time
Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 8:00pm
The Flamin’ Caucasians' fans still remember their gig as the house band for the Morning Zoo with John De Bella on Philadelphia radio station WMMR. Their energy, musical chops and spontaneity won them the chance to rock the house and back up an impressive list of recording stars, comedians and celebrities, including Southside Johnny, Warren Zevon, Gregg Allman, Alan King, and Sinbad.
The Caucs have found their way into millions of homes through local and national TV; featured on WPVIs AM Philadelphia, they performed with comedian Big Daddy Graham. They provided musical backup in commercials for KYW Sports announcers Lou Tilley and Ukie Washington and played "Heartbreak Hotel" on a PSA for the Women's Humane Society.
The Caucs were especially pleased to perform at the Inaugural Ball of their good friend and former mayor, Ed Rendell. At his invitation, the Caucs kept the party rollin' in Washington, DC, at the Pennsylvania Democratic Committee's party for the National Democratic Party. The bipartisan Caucasians also rocked with the Florida and Michigan Republicans during their 2000 National Convention here in Philadelphia!
Nationally, the Flamin' Caucasians performed house band duties for ESPN's Lighter Side of Sports working with Jay Johnstone and other sports celebrities; and the syndicated Morton Downey Show with location shoots from Atlantic City to Detroit to Harlem's legendary Apollo Theatre in New York. At the Apollo, the Flamin' Caucasians found themselves keeping the peace playing "Walk, Don't Run" while police quelled a near-riot sparked by an on-stage dispute between Reverend Al Sharpton and Roy Innes!