RICK STEVENS, former “Tower of Power” lead singer, is back on the streets again and this time with his own band, “LOVE POWER”! The first part of the name of Rick’s new group was inspired by the scripture from 1 John 4:8, “God is Love”, and the word "Power" comes from the Tower of Power name.
RICK STEVENS AT YOSHI'S IN OAKLAND SEPT. 26
"Rick Stevens & Love Power"
LOVE POWER is a 12-piece “R&B, SOUL, and FUNK” band from the Bay Area.
The rhythm section includes splendid guitarists Johnny “Guitar” De la Cruz, Ian “Aquarius” Lamson, and Gabriel “Bassist Extraordinaire” Del Rosario.
The group’s drummer, Amado “Kickin Drummer” Tuazon and keyboardist Ace “In the Place” Olfré, contribute to the dynamic sounds of this remarkable rhythm section.
The brass section consists of trumpet players Ricardo “Rico” Cardoza, Michael “New York” Parykaza, and trombonist, Victor “Big Sexy” Castro, who share their sophistication and style with the band’s reeds, the saxophone ensemble; Tony “Rick’s Astro Bro” Abena, Gordon “Shorty” Ramos, and Manny “The Grover” Melchor.
The combination of talent and soul in LOVE POWER, enhanced by the band’s aptitude and unwavering dedication, are helping define the landscape for “RICK STEVENS & LOVE POWER”.
The band has built its reputation around “souled-out” shows that connect the power of vocals, rhythm, and horns in a funky party-like atmosphere. Brace yourselves folks, these musicians are quickly distinguishing themselves among the best of the proud and distinguished “soul” bands.
RICK'S NEWEST CD AVAILABLE NOW!
Rick’s newest solo CD, “RICK STEVENS BACK ON THE STREETS AGAIN Vol. 1”, is available for purchase at his shows and also at the special guest appearances that he does throughout the Bay Area.
Stay tuned - Vol. 2 will be recorded in the near future and it promises to be a gem!
Rick has been singing since the age of four, and joined his first group as a teenager. Rick's soulful vocals helped put the Bay Area band "Tower of Power" on the charts in the early 1970's.
Rick joined Tower of Power in 1969, marking the beginning of his impressive musical career - starting with a band that continues to entertain audiences to this day. On Tower of Power’s first album, “EAST BAY GREASE” (recorded on the Fillmore/San Francisco record label) Rick sang the diamond hit, “Sparkling in the Sand”.
The next Tower of Power album to hit the charts was “BUMP CITY” (on the Warner Bros. label), and that record featured Rick’s signature song, “You’re Still a Young Man”. The album remains a fan favorite and crowd pleaser featuring other hits such as “Down to the Night Club” and “You Got to Funkafize”. For more information about Rick's music career, visit the Biography page.
For up-to-the-minute information, follow Rick on Facebook. The Tower of Power website and message board are also good places to look for news about Rick. A few videos of Rick's recent performances have been posted on YouTube.
Site updated September 19, 2014 - more info on upcoming shows posted.
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