Sunday, May 7, 2017

Little Jake & the Soul Searchers Performing at Pompano Beach Cultural Center Opening Weekend Celebration

Taking it on the road in May!

Bringing people together for 
good times EVERY time they 
take the stage!

Friday, May 12, 2017 ~ 7pm
Grand Opening Weekend!
Preview Party - An inaugural fundraiser with 
spectacular live performances, featuring 
Little Jake & The Soul Searchers 
with their high-energy show and powerful 
big-band sound and other performers 
throughout the building.
Pompano Beach
Cultural Center
50 W. Atlantic Blvd
Pompano Beach, FL 33060 (954)839-9578

Friday, May 26, 2017 ~ 10pm
Ashley Street Station
607 Baytree Road
Valdosta, GA 31602
Valdosta's hottest live music venue!

Friday, June 2, 2017 ~ 8-10pm
Friday Night Free Music Series
Bo Diddley Downtown Community Plaza
111 E. University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

Little Jake Mitchell is an authentic blues child prodigy and R&B singer who works as hard today as he did in his appearances at the Apollo Theater; as hard as he did on tour as "Mr. Excitement" with R&B immortals James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, and Bobby Blue Bland, or at the Pensacola Blues Festival, when B. B. King encouraged him to stay in show business.

Little Jake & The Soul Searchers—that's what you get when you combine Jake with The Silver-Sonic Horns and a powerful rhythm section. The band recalls authentic R&B stagecraft in support of a classic repertoire of soulful songs. Depending on the venue, Jake and the band treat audiences to sights and sounds seldom seen or heard since the golden age of R&B: opening singers, Tran “The Piano Man” Whitley and drummer, Hal "Halag8r" Saylor; a dynamic, audience-walking lead singer; a strolling horn section; a full-time emcee/announcer, Kenny "The Conductor" Eunice; and one of the funkiest rhythm sections around. The band's roots are deep, featuring sidemen who worked with Ike and Tina Turner, Billy Joe Royal, Ernie K Doe, Hues Corporation, and other R&B and rock pioneers.

The Silver-Sonic Horns, originally organized as The Blacklash Horns by Charlie Blade, trace their heritage back to 1969 when initially formed as the horn section for one of Florida's R&B pioneer band, Weston Prim & Blacklash: Blade on saxes, and long-time collaborator Brian 'T-Bone' Stevens on trombone. They are joined by Doug 'Skywalker' Meyers on trumpet. Classic R&B section-horn energy, funky improvisation by the whole horn section, a great appearance, and a topnotch sound system make The Silver-Sonic Horns an integral part of the Jake Mitchell experience.

The rhythm section features keyboardist and vocalist, Tran Whitley, holding forth on the real deal—a vintage Hammond B3 organ that anchors the band. Tran is joined by seasoned guitarist / backup vocalist, Charles Henry, who can play it funky, and does. On Fender bass, with years of experience beginning with Billy Joe Royal's road band, Allen McCollum keeps the bass line bumping and jumping. Providing energetic pulse and punctuation, and featured as an opening vocalist in every show: Hal Saylor on drums.

Little Jake Mitchell is one of Florida's great native-son ambassadors in rhythm and blues music. Little Jake & The Soul Searchers deliver authentic style and classic repertoire at every performance.

Band Members
Jake Mitchell - Lead Vocals 
Tran Whitley - Keyboards 
Charles Henry - Guitar
Levi Griffin Jr. - Guitar 
Allen McCollum - Bass 
Hal Saylor - Drums 
Charlie Blade - Sax 
Doug Meyers - Trumpet 
Brian Stevens - Trombone

Stay in touch with Little Jake at:

Booking Info:
Charles Steadham
Blade Agency
(352) 372-8158 x101

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