Sunday, June 22, 2014
The Headhunters are coming! Mike Clark Bill Summers Tony Adamo
The Headhunters are coming! The legendary ensemble that redefined funk are finishing work on a new release. Co-leaders Mike Clark & Bill Summers are back! Clark the iconic drummer and architect of the East Bay Funk sound along with esteemed world music guru Bill Summers are adding some new talent to the mix including Nu-jazz vocal visionary Tony Adamo! The natural evolution of the Head Hunters East Bay Funk Sound goes on a global groove of epic proportions.
Adamo’s beatnik cool with a Nu-jazz flair takes old school funk and spins it new cool contemporary to enlighten a new audience with a righteous groove and a beat you hear with your feet! Mike Clark’s description of Tony’s talent, “His deep blues, Oakland style funk and jazz roots are locked in at a deep emotional level!” All*About*Jazz remarked, “As a vocalist, Adamo’s exciting, highly-energetic interpretations avoid any faux hip inflections.”
Mike Clark and Bill Summers are writing music for Adamo’s upcoming release. Also enlisted as musical co-conspirators and writing for both the new release and live show are Tim Ouimette of Ray Charles and Ray Baretto fame and former musical director for the Arsenio Hall show, Michael Wolff! Having worked with talent from Tower of Power to Ernie Watts, Adamo is indeed the real deal. After the critically acclaimed Miles of Blu, Tony Adamo’s musical stock is an arrow pointing straight up!