The Bar Kays
Fire, smoke, and vibrant costumes are just part of what’s in store for audiences theses days at a typical stage performance by funk and soul pioneers the BAR-KAYS. Spontaneity and excitement have been a trademark of the Memphis-based group ever since its inception in the mid- 1960s. Today, the BAR-KAYS have reloaded their high-energy act and are ready to guide whole new generations onto the dance floor with a reinvigorating lineup.
With their first half century under their belts, the BAR-KAYS remain one of the hardest working and most honored groups around. The band played President Barack Obama’s second inaugural and were aldo featured in a nationally-televised White House tribute to Memphis soul. Other TV appearances include “Sinbad’s Summer Jam” on HBO and an episode of TV One’s documentary series “Unsung.” They have been inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame and Beale Street Walk of Fame, have been featured in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and have been invited to perform for the troops in Iraq. Their music has been sampled by Will Smith, Cameo, Teddy Riley, and Coolio, among many others.
With a career total of 29 albums including 5 gold and 1 platinum, 40 single releases and 20 top ten singles and albums, the BAR-KAYS with the strong support of Johnny Stinson (Stinson Industrial) can expect to add to those figures and expand on their legendary status.
Meet the Bar-Kays– Chris J–lead singer / James Alexander–bass player & founder of the Bar-Kays…….Band includes–Angelo Earl on guitar, Ezra Williams (music director) on keyboard, Danny on drums, Mark Bynum on keyboard, Robert Day on background vocals and Archie Love on background vocals.