Tuesday, October 15, 2013
- by Mark Herndon and Johnny E. Smith
Chattanooga ‘s rising popular band, The Power Player, opened at the Variety Playhouse for a popular group, Here Come The Mummies in Atlanta.
The Power Players band was birthed in Detroit, Mi., with a move to Chattanooga as two of its original the members Larry Fontaine and Michael Andrews found their way to Chattanooga, four years ago with their distinct delivery of authentic Motown sound to the Tennessee Valley.
Founding member Mike Andrews and Larry Fontaine connected with local drummer Johnny E. Smith and bass player Reginald Moss to form the current "core" lineup. In addition, Richard Copeland and Bexy Ribero adding a brass horn section to some performances. The band has been busy playing the Chattanooga and Nashville music scene including regular performances at BB Kings, Rhythm & Brews and the Palms at Hamilton.
The Power Players have garnered attention from the popular group “Here Come the Mummies” recently opening for them at Chattanooga Track 29 venue with the support of Adam and Monica Kinsey.
The bands played together at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, last week to a standing-room-only crowd. The Power Players will be headlining Rhythm and Brews Oct. 19, for the "after party" of Green Spaces "Roof Top Hop" event. The admission is only $10 and proceeds go to a great cause.
Get your tickets online at www.rhythm-brews.com.
The Power Players have a huge New Year’s Eve announcement coming as well as additional opening dates with Here Come the Mummies. Get all the latest information about the band at www.thepowerplayersshowband.com or check them out on Facebook.