Legacy Motown Revue
- When: Friday, Sep 11, 2015 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7:00 PM)
- Ticket Price: $20.00
- Door Time: 7:00 PM
- Show Type: R&B
About The Legacy Motown Revue
Since touring with Bill Pinckney’s Original Drifters, as music director and pianist, Band Leader Stan Stigall has dreamed of starting a tribute to the legendary groups that he grew up listening to! Since the passing of his friend, Bill Pinckney, this desire has grown stronger...thus the inception of THE LEGACY!!!
Paying homage to the music that molded multiple generations, and gave Detroit a claim to fame other than cars, THE LEGACY takes you back to the days of The Drifters, The Coasters, The Jacksons, Earth Wind & Fire, The Temptations, and so many more legendary icons! Featuring talented performers that dance and sing, you will be transported back in time to one of the most influential periods in American Musical History!! Soul music is not just our past...it’s The Legacy!
The Legacy Motown Revue was founded July 4, 2010
Richard Carey Figueroa
Richard Carey Figueroa, also known as "Riche Rich", is originally from New York City, but now calls Charlotte, North Carolina home. During his 30 plus years on the stage and in the studio, he has become known as "The Humble Entertainer". Richard is the former lead singer for Pop/Soul group "The Chairmen of the Board" & has shared the stage and provided vocal studio work with Platinum selling and Grammy Award winning artists such as Grover Washington Jr. and Layla Hathaway. Richard brings a wealth of energy, excitement, and showmanship to the stage. Richard joined the Legacy Motown Revue in January 2014.
Tristan LeDerris, our dynamic bass singer, became involved in music at a very early age. He began singing with church choirs at the tender age of 6. During middle school, Tristan took an interest in and developed a love for playing several instruments. He graduated from Dudley High School in 2002, and attended college at Benedict College and NC A&T. Tristan started acting in live Nativity scenes at church, which fostered a love for the stage, and performing. His first professional performance was in 2007, and Tristan has been unstoppable since! Tristan was an original member of The Legacy Motown Revue when it was formed in 2010, and has rejoined the group as of January 2014.
Jonathan Phifer, also known as J.P., began singing in church at a very young age. In 1993, he started singing in the Vocal Ensemble at Smith High School. During this time, he started his first singing group, Expression, which performed at his high school talent show, and Four Seasons mall in Greensboro, NC. A group named Format heard him singing at the mall, and asked J.P. to become a member, after high school. Format toured extensively, opening for such National acts as Boyz ii Men, Dru Hill, Joe, Ray J., Big Pun, Jesse Powell, The Manhattan’s, and K-Ci & Jo Jo. J.P. joined the Legacy Motown Revue in January 2014.
Robert C. Marion, Jr.
Bob was born in Pendleton, SC. He resides in High Point, NC with his wife, Erica, son Trey and daughter, Kris, where he has lived for the past 5 years. Bob began his musical experience in 1970 by learning to play the trombone and bass drum. Later he taught himself to play the bass guitar and piano by ear. Bob describes himself as a versatile and emotional bass player influenced by black gospel flavor. His musical inspiration was influenced by his early Christian upbringing in Kings Chapel A.M.E. Church in Pendleton, SC. Bob is a member of Providence Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC where he plays bass guitar and sings with the Male Chorus. Bob joined The Legacy Motown Revue in April 2014.
Olen Mack Black
Olen Black is a resident of Kernersville, NC and was student at Winston Salem State University. His performing career began when he was 4, on the set of "Sophie and The Moonhanger", a Lifetime Television production. He has appeared in numerous commercial advertisements, the likes of which include JC Penny's, Shoneys, the NCAA, Hanes Clothing Co., and Burger King. His stage experience includes productions of "The Wizard of Oz"(Community Theatre of Greensboro), "Intimate Apparel" (Wake Forest University Theatre), "Ms. Evers' Boys" (Stainglass Theatre of Winston Salem), "Gypsy" (Community Theatre of Greensboro), "The Black Nativity" (Black Rep. Theatre of Winston Salem), and "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" (Arts Council of Winston Salem). He was a member of The Legacy from late 2010 until December 2013. Olen returned to the group part-time in April 2014.