Angela Winbush is an R&B/soul singer-songwriter who rose to fame first in the 1980s with the R&B duo Rene & Angela.  She also scored several solo hits.  Tunes you’re sure to recognize are: “I’ll Be Good to You,” “You Don’t Have to Cry,”  “Your Smile,” and “Angel.” 

Rose Royce, a 1970s soul and R&B who are best known for  their hits”  “Car Wash,” “I Wanna Get Next to You,” “I’m Going Down,” “Wishing on a tar,” and Love Don’t Live here Anymore. 

The Gap Band Experience — The original Gap band was had a series of hits in the 1970s and 80s.  The nucleus of the group, started in Tulsa, consisted of brothers Charlies, Ronnie and Robert Wilson.  Charlie has gone on to a successful solo career and won’ appear with the Gap Band Experience. 

Gap Band Experience is led by brother Ronnie Wilson, however do to a lawsuit they can’t use the name “The Gap Band.”  The Gap Experience’s lead singer, replacing Charlie Wilson, is R&B artist Charles “MaxC” Salter.  The Gap Experience also includes musicians who used to play with the original band: Raymond Calhoun, Billy Young, Terry Scott, Roman Johnson, Jimi Macon and Oliver Scott.

The members of the Zapp Band have been playing boisterous, bass-soaked fun together for over four decades.  They rose to prominence after being discovered by legendary George Clinton  and are known for singles like: “More Bounce to the Ounce,” “Doo Wa Ditty,” and “I Can Make You Dance,” their performances are as heavy on space-age talkbox distortion as they are on dazzling showmanship.

The SOS Band.  Another great 80’s R&B and funk group.  The SOS is best known for their hits, “Take Your Time,” “Just Be Good to Me,” Tel Me if You Still Love Care.”