When songwriter/producer/musician Wayne Vaughn collaborated with Earth Wind & Fire’s Maurice White back in 1981 to pen “Let’s Groove Tonight,” neither had an inkling the song would transform into not only one of the group’s biggest hits, but also a universal party anthem for years to come. Cut chase to Friday, March 12, 2010 and “Let’s Groove Tonight” will be the reoccurring theme for the latest explosion of “L.A. Nights…in Beverly Hills” presented by ultimate party hosts, 3 The Hard Way Entertainment Group, comprising Kevin Rouse, Pernell Clark and Lennell Jones. Vaughn will be joined by his band, the nine piece ensemble, “Three Generations of Groove” as they rock some of his famous classic originals and cover some of music’s funkiest blends.
The Heavy Hitters Comedy Hour for the night will feature funny man Tommy Chunn and the hilarious Speedy, known from Sirius Satellite Radio’s “Foxxhole.” The uniquely, gifted singer Ieisha Warwick will perform as well and DJ Darius Farrely aka Disco will ignite the dance floor as comedy, music, dining, drink and dancing reign at the Camden House in Beverly Hills on 430 N. Camden Drive.
Wayne Vaughn is heralded as one of the music industry’s first class groove masters. A consummate pianist, he has also penned several hits for Earth Wind & Fire including “Something Special” and “I Wanna Be with You,” in addition to songs for Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin and the Emotions. With Three Generations of Groove, Vaughn combines the talents of some of the music industry’s best session players, with members of his own talented family, including his wife, Wanda Vaughn of the Emotions and his young adult children, to create a musical kaleidoscope of simmering funk!
Actor Hawthorne James and singer Marva King at “L.A. Nights…In Beverly Hills”
Photo: Mel Fuller
“‘L.A. Nights…Beverly Hills” keeps getting better and better,” expresses Rouse. “Marva King sizzled with sass last month while comedian Doug Williams had the audience in stitches. Los Angeles is definitely taking note as we continue to offer one of the best nights out on the town!”
“LA Nights…in Beverly Hills” is the perfect Friday night excursion. Cover charge is $15.00 before 9:30pm and $20 after 9:30pm with $3.00 parking available. Limited VIP reserved table seating is available.
A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit Brother II Brother, (http://www.BrotherIIBrother.org) a city wide mentoring program for at risk, inner city kids. ”
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Pictured from left to right: A few members from Three Generations of Groove:
Kevin Williams on trombone, Eric Mc Kain on percussion, Gerald Brown on bass,
Cherry Pie on tenor sax, Wayne Vaughn on keys and Sean Erick on trumpet.
Band Photo credit: Curt Sanchez / [email protected]