2006-04-14 / Community

Charlie Wilson, Vivian Green At North Fork April 21

Charlie WilsonCharlie Wilson Performed in the intimate Half Round, Charlie Wilson, from The Gap Band, steps out on his own to perform smash new hit singles "Magic," and "Charlie, Last Name Wilson." Joining Mr. Wilson is the sensational Vivian Green, whose "Gotta Go, Gotta Leave" is a great follow up to her 2003 hit single "Emotional Roller Coaster." This great R&B show arrives at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury on Friday, April 21.

Charlie Wilson - Since his post as lead singer of the Gap Band, the late 70's early 80's funk band, it has been a long road for Charlie Wilson. With his new album, "Charlie, Last Name Wilson," (his first since '01), Charlie has created the perfect re-introduction for audiences to embrace. Wilson collaborated with R. Kelly who produced four immense tracks for the disc. The smoking "So Hot" is a popping dance-floor track one might not expect to hear. After recording with R.Kelly, Charlie went straight to the studio with superstar label-mate Justin Timberlake to produce a track called "Floatin.'" This laidback and funky track is bound to introduce Charlie Wilson to a brand new crowd. From his early days touring with the Rolling Stones to being a major headliner in the early '80s with the Gap Band, Charlie is always ready to bring the party. On "Charlie, Last Name Wilson" a masterful performer returns to proclaim his rightful place on the throne. Mixing booming beats with chocolate love, Charlie Wilson is bringing the truth; and, as with most great soul singers, the gospel of life, love and happiness can be heard in the grain of his voice.

Vivian GreenVivian Green Vivian Green- With the release of her new self entitled album, Vivian , the contemporary R&B singer/ songwriter broadens the promise of her critically-acclaimed debut, A Love Story, with 12 irresistible new songs which she has written, sung, and co-produced. On songs like "Gotta Go, Gotta Leave," "I Like It (But I Don't Need It)," and "Frustrated," Vivian shares the lesson that love, no matter how perilous, can open the door to self-awareness and personal empowerment. Vivian has returned even bolder than on her debut, wiser in the ways of the world, yet more playful in her ability to enjoy a life lived to the fullest. Her extraordinary melodic range and deceptively understated vocal delivery blend into the album's translucent production and sophisticated arrangements to redefine the contours of R&B and soul music on tracks like "All About Us," "Sweet Thing," and "Can't Say It Enough." Her live performances prove equally compelling with Vibe covering a Manhattan nightclub gig: "Her rapport with the audience is both engaging and intimate, and her voice pierces every corner of the room."

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