Multi-platinum legendary R&B group, The Isley Brothers, will perform for one show only at the UPMC Events Center at Robert Morris University. The iconic group will appear with special guests; The Whispers, Howard Hewett and Tom Browne.
The R&B Legends Showdown will kick off Friday, April 7, 2023.
Fans can expect to hear all their favorite hits as The Isley Brothers, The Whispers, Howard Hewett and Tom Browne perform in one unforgettable night of R&B music.
THE ISLEY BROTHERS – There is only one band in the history of American music that had a proven influence on both The Beatles and the rapper Ice Cube, and had a hit in six straight decades, from the ‘50s to the ‘00s. That band is the mighty Isley Brothers, one the most influential bands in American musical history, who recently celebrated their 60th anniversary.
The Isley Brothers were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, in a class with their old backing guitarist, Jimi Hendrix. The band received a lifetime achievement Grammy in 2014, and have sold millions of records the world over, 16 of their albums hitting the Top 40 on the R&B charts
THE WHISPERS - The Whispers from Los Angeles, California, have scored hit records since the late 1960s. They are best known for their two number one R&B singles, "And the Beat Goes On" in 1980 and "Rock Steady" in 1987.
HOWARD HEWETT - Hewett got his mainstream break as the male vocal lead in Shalamar. The group gave the world feel-good dance favorites The Second Time Around and A Night to Remember and the baby- making classic For the Lover in You, as well as a number of beautiful B-side ballads like You Can Count On Me and Somewhere There’s a Love.
TOM BROWNE - Trumpeter Tom Browne first electrified the contemporary jazz and soul worlds with his crossover R&B hits “Funkin’ For Jamaica (N.Y.),” and “Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move).