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Soul Persuaders

R&B Band from Reno, NV - Will travel up to 10 miles
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$1500 - $8000 per event
From Motown to Yourtown - The Soul Persuaders, (Les Carter, Fred Williams and Phil Weaver) are from Detroit, home of Motown. We have toured and played with many of the major R&B and Motown groups. We are pleased to announce that we have found an amazing lead singer - Lee Davis. We promise to bring you the finest R&B, Motown, Soul, Funk and Blues.

Here's a quote from the band members:

"So, First off, we're thinking to ourselves that you might be thinking to yourselves "so what's so cool and unique about the Soul Persuaders? What makes them so different from all the other bands out there?" In a nutshell, here it is. We (Les, Fred and Phil) relocated to Reno from Detroit (Motown) just a few years ago. We've been working together for most of our lives. We brought with us decades of professional experience playing, recording and touring with many of the biggest names in R&B, Motown, Soul and Funk including the Contours, Carl Carlton, Marvelettes, Rick James, Temptations, Four Tops, Ray Charles, Shotgun, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Freida Payne, Leslie Gore, Miracles, Drifters, Gene Chandler, Flamingos... and many more. After many auditions and showcases we have added an extraordinary new lead vocalist to the band - "Dmanlee1". We hope to see you at a show in the very near future."

Reviews

"Mike, the Soul Persuaders look & sound great. Both Phil Weaver and Fred Williams are dedicated & fine musicians. I wish you guys the utmost success, Joe!" - Joe Billingslea, Founder of the Motown group, The Contours. (Note: Soul Persuaders members Phil Weaver (lead guitar and vocals) and Fred Williams (bass) toured and played with the Contours).

"Motown and Sultry Soul combine with a dash of Funk to create the Soul Persuaders signature sound. The rich melodies and smooth harmonizing from these four gentlemen will have you dancing and groovin' all through the night." - Atlantis Casino, Reno, Nevada.

Managers Introduction

I was blessed to have been a young man in Oakland, California during the 60s. At that time blues and R&B artists from all over appeared at small clubs on 7th Street in West Oakland. I frequented places like Slim Jenkin's Supper Club, the Blue Room, Esther's Orbit Room and many other clubs along 7th Street. I enjoyed the likes of B.B. King, Ike & Tina turner, Big Joe Turner, Big Mama Thornton, Etta James, Bobby Blue Bland, Ray Charles and more - wonderful and amazing experiences and memories.

I've seen a lot of bands over the years, but I've always missed the sounds and the feelings I experienced back then. When I first saw the Soul Persuaders perform it brought it all back - goosebumps and all - I was "home." I knew I had to work with the band and help bring their talent to all of you. The extraordinary talents of Phil, Fred and Les with the addition of special featured artists results in an unforgettable musical experience. If you are into R&B, Motown, Funk, Blues and Soul from the 60s through the present, you'll want to experience the pure authentic energy of the Soul Persuaders.

The Soul Persuaders members include Phil Weaver (lead guitar and vocals), Fred Williams (bass), Les Carter (drums and backup vocals) and newest member Lee Davis (lead vocals). Three members - Phil, Fred and Les - are from Detroit, original home of Motown. As youngsters they lived Motown music. Fred and Les had their own R&B band and performed at Berry Gordy's home. All three moved on to tour and record with many of the major Motown groups. Lee, an accomplished vocalist, is originally from Compton, CA and now makes his home in Reno.

The Soul Persuaders perform the finest R&B, Soul, Motown, Funk and Blues. Band members have decades of professional experience touring and recording with some of the biggest names in R&B. The band is located in Reno, Nevada and is willing to travel the world for the right gig. Locally, the band appears at weddings, reunions, private parties, fund raising events, festivals, casinos and select clubs - anywhere live professional and energetic dance music is needed.

For more details about the band members' amazing professional music careers, check out their interview video and biography. We look forward to seeing you at a show soon.

Please contact me to have the Soul Persuaders appear at your casino showroom, concert, corporate party, reunion, fundraiser, wedding, festival or event. We are also available as an opening act for headliner shows and the band backing up headliners.

Mike Meuser, Manager
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Portola Concerts in the Park
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Taste of Downtown Carson City
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5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Desert Rose Casino
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8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Desert Rose Casino
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8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Rockbar Theater
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8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2016
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Juneteenth Celebration
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Please note Soul Persuaders will also travel to Sparks, Sun Valley, Verdi, Floriston, Virginia City, Carson City, Silver City, Incline Village, Kings Beach, Dayton, Crystal Bay, Loyalton, Tahoe Vista, Truckee, Sierraville, Carnelian Bay, Vinton, Chilcoot, Silver Springs, Fernley, Olympic Valley, Wadsworth, Tahoe City, Glenbrook, Nixon, Minden, Genoa, Soda Springs, Norden, Tahoma.
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