Saturday, June 17th at 9:30 PM
If we didn’t know better, we’d say that the Boogie Wonder Band, arrived via a time machine because this 10-piece band busts out funk-a-licious grooves and disco-strutting jams like they are straight out of the ’70s. Channeling the era with a full throttle high-octane live show, each member dons eye-popping Las Vegas-inspired costumes and flashy personas. They don’t just hail from another land; they come from another decade – where Disco ruled the dance floors!
Formed in 1996, the Boogie Wonder Band includes singer Apollo Johnson, bassist and founder Boogie Cindy, percussionist Eddie Toussaint, trumpeter Benny “chopshop” Jamison, drummer Luke Andersen, guitarist Jack Wrangler, saxophonist Duke Lebeau, singer Emma Marlowe, keyboardist Robby Falcone and singer Stardust.
With recent stops in Mumbai, India for the Neighbourhood Winter Festival, Disco Symphony shows with the Cape Cod Symphony, Mardi Gras in New Orleans for Pygmalion fest with The Ladies from Chic, Festival Montagne & Musique in France, Ontario 54 in California and of of course as the sole Canadian band on the unforgettable Ultimate Disco Cruises, they continue to spread the word and raise the bar!
Over the years, BWB has had the privilege to share the stage with Kool & The Gang, Village People, Rick James, War, CHIC, KC & the Sunshine Band, Gloria Gaynor, Maxine Nightingale, The Trammps, Paul Shaffer, Pointer Sister, Styx, Foreigner and the who’s who of funk and disco.
“Worked with this group, they are everything and more when you see them live!!!!” – Deney Terrio, Dance coach/choreographer for John Travolta in the movie Saturday Night Fever.
Visit the Boogie Wonder Band’s website: www.boogiewonderband.com