Lisa Gay, Tony Drake and The Gentlemen of Thrill Band
December 4th, 2014 (6PM – 9PM)
Guests must make dinner reservations at (702) 457-3866 for a "Swanky and Soulful" Supper Club Soiree at the legendary "Italian American Club" Thursday, December 4th, (6PM - 9PM), in the Sorrento Grand Ballroom. Maitre d' Ben would like everyone to enjoy the fine dining before the show (5 PM-6 PM) and after (6PM-9:00PM) in the Tuscany Dining Room.
Show tickets are $10.00 includes 3 raffle tickets for 9PM drawing.
Classic Soul n’ Jazz Artists, “Lisa Gay, Tony Drake and The Gentlemen of Thrill Band” invite you to celebrate the Holiday Season with a “Swanky and Soulful Supper Club Soiree”, Thursday, December 4th (7PM-9PM), at the Very Vintage Vegas Italian American Club.
As “2014 Excellence In Entertainment, Lounge Performers of the Year. (Lisa Gay, Tony Drake and The Gentlemen of Thrill Band), 2014 Excellence in Entertainment Fusion Band of the Year Award.” and previous “2012 Best Urban Jazz Band" and Winners of "The Sweet Louie Award" for Outstanding Musical Achievement", this promises to be festive affair, with Guests Dancing to Classic Soul, Jazz, Pop, American Songbook, and Raffle prize giveaway starting at 9PM.
Originally from Los Angeles, Lisa Gay and Tony Drake have enjoyed many successes in the music industry as artists, performers individually, and as a duo act. Lisa Gay was a former Background Singer at A&M Records who has recorded and toured with Grammy Awarding winning Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., (originally with The 5th Dimension), Joe Cocker, South Africa’s Letta Mbulu, Bass Legend Chuck Rainey and Late Keyboardist Richard Tee (Stuff Band) has also recorded jingles and on movie soundtracks, while husband, Guitarist Tony Drake has been one of soul music’s most respected session and touring Guitarists with over a 40 year history (Lou Rawls, Della Reese, Ray Charles, Barry White, Etta James, Fifth Dimension, Checkmates with Sweet Louie and Sonny Charles plus many more!) Television, (“Julia” with Diahann Carroll, “The Lucille Ball Show”, “American Music Awards, “Black Achievement Awards”, “Lou Rawls Parade of Stars”), Tony was also one of the original LA Funk Brothers when Motown moved from Detroit to Los Angeles with James Jamerson, Earl Palmer, Earl Van Dyke , Paul Humphrey (Drummer for Lawrence Welk), and a host of other famous musicians. Tony has recorded on many Grammy award winning records and movie soundtracks. Tony was also the Guitarist in the Las Vegas All Star Band for the acclaimed “Georgia On My Mind Show” that starred Clint Holmes, Neenna Freelon, Kirk Whalum, and Take 6 in a musical tribute to the late Ray Charles. Tony is also seen regularly on the “Springs Preserve” television commercial ad here in Las Vegas.
Since arriving in Las Vegas, this husband and wife team created the premier Classic Soul n’ Jazz venue at Alexis Park Resort as headliners for 2 years and are in production with their “Central Avenue Show” about the history of Los Angeles music for a 2015 season tour.
“Lisa Gay, Tony Drake and The Gentlemen of Thrill Band” will also feature the legendary Joe Darro (Keyboards), Bob Sachs (Bass), Jess Gopen (Drums) and Special Guest Singer Tenor Timothy Wells.