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Glenn Leonard’s Temptations Revue!

Glenn Leonard, who was the lead singer of the Temps from 1975-83, recorded on 10 albums with the group, appeared on numerous TV specials world-wide, and circled the globe many times over. He’s well-known as the beautiful voice on the internationally famous version of the classic Tempts version of “Silent Night.” Glenn also was with the Temptations Reunion tour / album that also featured Dennis Edwards, Richard Street, and original members Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, and David Ruffin.  Glenn and an all-star cast are back in action! His high tenor voice has been loved by millions world-wide,Mr. Leonard is a 2013 inductee into the R&B Music Hall of Fame.Their show is full of high energy and choreography, and they perform all the hits only like Glenn Leonard can!

 

GLENN LEONARD: A native of Washington, DC, Glenn successfully established 3 groups by the time he was in his early 20’s: The Chancellors, The Instant Groove, and The True Reflections.  He was also a member of another popular and successful recording group from Washington called The Unifics. He recorded his first record with his first group, The Chancellors on Cap City Records. He later would record with The True Reflection on Atlantic Records.With the success of his groups, Leonard soon would come to the attention of the world renowned Tempts in 1975, who were looking for a new lead singer.  Glenn had a long, illustrious career as the first tenor and lead singer of the Tempts from 1975-1983. He sang on 10 albums with them, and appeared on television specials world-wide.  Most noted for songs like, I’m on Fire; Go for It, The Best of Both Worlds, Eyes, Ever Ready Love, and the Christmas classic, Silent Night, from their esteemed Christmas album.One of Glenn’s most memorable moments with the group was when they did the “Reunion.” Sharing the stage and recording with the likes of Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, Dennis Edwards, Richard Street, Otis Williams and the greatest bass singer to ever live, Melvin Franklin.In 2002, Leonard decided to reunite some of the great former members together, to share the history and to give back to the fans. Some of this all-star cast included Damon Harris, Ali Woodson, Barrington Henderson, GC Cameron, and the late Ray Davis and Harry Barry.  As a tribute to the super talented supporting cast, Joe Herndon, the current bass singer with the Tempts, came from Glenn’s group.

Mr. Leonard has hand selected his current group, all with a long history with Glenn and a variety of national recording groups. They’ve had amazing reviews world-wide because of their vocal talent, showmanship on stage, and personalities off-stage.

Glenn Leonard currently resides in Washington, DC, and is a 2013 inductee into the R&B Music Hall of Fame!

 

JOE COLEMAN:   Joe Coleman is a consummate entertainment professional, renown as a “double, triple threat.”  He is an accomplished singer, actor and performer.  Joe’s “double, triple threat” comes from his acclaim as a theatrical composer, songwriter, and astute businessman.  Joe was the lead vocalist with “The Platters” for many years and was a regular at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas performing popular songs such as “My Prayer”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”, “The Great Pretender” and many more Number 1 hits.  He’s been featured on the “Today Show with Katie Couric” and has appeared on the “Regis & Kelly Show”.

 

MIKE JOINER: Michael Joiner was born in 1951 under the sign of Gemini. Michael, a Baltimore, MD native, loved singing as a child. His singing career began in 1967 while in High School, when Michael joined the singing group “The Poets.” He then moved on to “The Highlights” where he performed throughout the Baltimore area. Michael then became a member of “Smooth and Company” where he performed and recorded under The Echo Records label, recording two singles “Half Steppin” and “Love is always on My Mind.” His most distinctive and recognizable sound is his intense bass octave vocal range which memorizes audiences in every performance. Mike retired as a Law Enforcement Officer after 32 years his passions are football and martial arts.

 

KAREEM ALI: From the Baltimore, MD  area, Kareem starting singing at an early age. He and Damon Harris, who is a former member of the Tempts, sang together in a group called the Vandelles. They recorded for T-Neck Records and were produced by the Isley Brothers. Kareem and Damon went on to form a new group called Impact, who would record for Atlantic Records and toured throughout Europe. Kareem has a very keen eye and ear for music production and is a great choreographer as well as a great vocalist. Kareem lives in the Baltimore, MD area.

 

ANDRE JACKSON: He is definitely one of the most powerful vocalists to grace the stage today. André has been singing since the age of 5 but he really began to “sang” as a tenor in the Cardozo HS choir, his first group was named the Terrible Tenors, his first song, “Always and Forever” by Heatwave.  André went off to college in Pennsylvania but would return home to the DC area.  André has been working in education since 1994.   Most of those years have been teaching children with special needs.  André was introduced to Pete Marshall, lead singer of “The Choice 4”, a legendary group that hit it big in the 70’s out of Washington, DC. André can proudly say that he was the last member of the Choice 4 and performed with them for several years.  André learned a lot from The Choice 4 and vowed to put it to use in his band, Sudden M Pac. A few years later Pete Marshall would introduce André to Glenn Leonard, formerly of The Temptations, and he has been with the group since.

 

RON HASLEY – MUSIC DIRECTOR: Every great music group needs a great music director. Ron Hasley fits the bill, playing piano and directing the band on each performance. Hasley was the recipient of two NAACP Image Awards for “Best Musical Director” for the productions of Mark Swinton’s “Ephraim’s Song” in 2002 and ”The Gospel Truth.” Ron has served as Musical Director for the hit Broadway musicals such as,   “Your Arms Too Short To Box With God” with Jennifer Holliday and Stephanie Mills; “Raisin” starring Peabo Bryson, Lynette Hawkins, Jeffrey Osborne  the 1997 National tour of “The Wiz” with Grace Jones, Cee Cee Pennistion and Tony Terry, and excerpts of Les Miserable, Dreamgirls, and Chorus Line.  Ron also was the MD for The Motown Review Show at the Las Vegas Tropicana Hotel with The Supremes, The Originals, The Contours, Kim Weston and Martha Reeves and The Vandellas. Mr. Hasley calls Los Angeles, CA home.

 

Former, longtime members, John “Doc” Devone, Pete Marshall and Joe Blunt are all going through health-related issues and are unable to perform with Glenn Leonard’s Temptations Revue.