The weekend so many of you have been waiting for is finally here. We are closing out our Rodney Square Summer Stage concert series this Saturday July 30th, with Best Kept Soul, Team Familiar and last but not least, Dru Hill.
Best Kept Soul
Welcome to BKS Entertainment featuring BEST KEPT SOUL~ The Band ‘BKS.’ Hailing from Delaware with roots extending through New York, Philadelphia & Baltimore. ‘BKS’ has even reached as far away as Indonesia. The Members of Our Band are well versed in many genres of music, ranging from Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop and Rock just to name a few….. Individually they have acquired many different accolades in the areas of Music Education, Live Performance, Video & Record Production. ‘BKS’ has opened for &/or shared the stage with the likes of TR (formerly the Twilites), The Dells, Levert II, the Roots, Musiq Soulchild, LL Cool J, Bunny Sigler, Miles Jaye, Alyson Williams, Ray, Goodman & Brown, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, the Stylistics, Al B. Sure, The Intruders, Marvin Winans, Carol Riddick, Jaguar Wright Kindred The Famil Soul and Eric Roberson. ‘BKS’ is an ‘Intact Group’ – collectively offering over 75 years of experience in the Music Industry. Honored as the ‘Peoples Choice’-Best Live Band @ the 2010 & 2012 DelawareBlack.com Awards Ceremony, ‘BKS’ continues to be recognized for their ability to remain innovative, SOUL filled and classic.
Familiar Faces (#TeamFamiliar) was formed in 2001 through the vision and leadership of legendary Go-Go great, Donnell Floyd. Known as the premiere “Grown & Sexy Band” of the DMV, they have quickly risen to one of the hottest bands on the scene. They have performed with the likes of national recording artist greats, such as Montell Jordan, Tony Terry, Fantasia, Marsha Ambrosius, R. Kelly, Raheem DeVaughn and Melanie Fiona. They are the hosts of the wildly popular Go-Go Miami – an annual party that shuts down South Beach with exclusive live performances and parties.
Familiar Faces’ chemistry is powered by the Go-Go legends that make up the band, many of whom have fronted their own bands. With serious vocal talent, a full horn section, and intense pocket beats, Familiar Faces is versatile enough to move from jazz and pop to hip-hop oriented go-go crank. The band lineup includes: Donnell Floyd – vocals/saxophone; Frank “Scooby” Marshall – vocals/guitar; Jeffery “Jammin Jeff” Warren – drums; Marquis “Quisy” Melvin – vocals; Kimberly “Kim Michelle” Graham – vocals; Derek “DP” Paige, Sr. – trumpet/vocals; Jasen “O” Holland – trumpet/vocals; Byron “BJ” Jackson – keyboards; Mike Arnold – keyboards; Sean Geason – bass; Eric “Bojack” Butler – percussion; and Milton “Go-Go Mickey” Freeman – congas.
Founded in 1992 as “14K Harmony,” the group, discovered by manager Kevin Peck, evolved to become “Dru Hill” in 1996, engraving itself into the legacy of R&B music and bringing a dynamic sound to the ever-changing industry. Known for hits like “Tell Me,” “In My Bed,” “Never Make a Promise,” and “How Deep Is Your Love,” the group has given the world music for the ages. As the dynamic quartet gears up to celebrate their 20th Anniversary, it’s clear that they’ve just gotten started. In celebration of their journey thus far, the group has exciting surprises in store for its expanding fan base everywhere. Recording new material and continuously performing at sold-out venues around the globe, Dru Hill continues to solidify its legacy as one of the greatest groups of all time.
Revisit this classic, 5 Steps, from Dru Hill and catch them this Saturday at the Rodney Square Summer Stage in downtown Wilmington!