Thu March 30, 2023GRAMMY©-nominated Best Male R&B Vocalist
Doors: 7:30PM Show: 8:00PM
We are excited to welcome back Grammy Award nominee & male vocal sensation, Keith Washington for another night of Classic Soul & R&B, with special guest vocalist, Ariel Marin. This soulful tenor delivers chart topping renditions of unforgettable love ballads & original R&B songs that are sure to put you in the mood to move & groove. Keith “Kissing You” Washington is the truth. Join us @ 7pm for the pre-show VIP Meet & Great for an up close & personal interview / Q&A with Keith Washington, hosted by The Lady & The Voice.
Presented by Mark Elliott & The A-List Musiq Your Bay Area’s Who’s Who Entertainment Network.
Keith Douglas Washington (born November 15, 1960) is an American R&B vocalist from Detroit who recorded the hit single "Kissing You" in 1991. The song was also used as background music for the ABC television soap opera General Hospital. "Kissing You" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance Male and won a 1992 Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single – Male. The song also topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for one week.
Prior to his success as a recording act, Washington earned recognition as a songwriter, co-writing Freddie Jackson's 1988 number one R&B hit "Hey Lover". Within three years, Washington had scored a contract as a solo artist, releasing his debut album, Make Time for Love, in 1991. In addition to "Kissing You", the album featured a number of successful follow-up R&B singles. He also recorded a duet with Kylie Minogue, their co-composition "If You Were with Me Now", in 1991 (on PWL Records), which reached number 4 in the UK Singles Chart and number 23 in Minogue's native Australia. Washington's follow-up album, You Make It Easy appeared in 1993, though its success paled in comparison to the debut. It would be another five years before Washington released his third album, KW, which featured the minor single, "Bring It On".
Washington branched out in a few acting roles, starring as himself on the television series Martin in an episode called "A Woman with a Past" which featured him singing a duet with Tisha Campbell-Martin titled "The Closer I Get to You", a classic ballad performed and made famous in 1978 by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway. Additionally, Keith had a brief role in the TV soap opera General Hospital as Keith Jasper. Appearing alongside lead actress Janet Jackson, he also had a brief role in John Singleton's Poetic Justice, as a hairdresser named Dexter.
Ariel Marin is a refreshingly eclectic inspirational singer with an angelic “four octave” voice. Having grown up in the San Francisco Bay Area she was exposed to a melting pot of cultures. She enjoys singing everything from Fleetwood Mac to Motown, sultry sounds of Sade to Top 40 classics. When it comes to Rock, Pop, Folk, Country, R&B, Gospel, & Jazz, she has it covered!! As a result, her unique music is heavily influenced by a multitude of styles including folk, rock, r&b, gospel, classical, and pop to name a few. Her mother having been a professional rock singer, Ariel spent much of her childhood around recording artists including the Dinosaurs, Tony Saunders, Arlo Guthrie, and the Grateful Dead. Ariel also enjoys performing songs from her new forthcoming CD “Peculiar People”. Her refreshing new music can be found on iTunes, Amazon, SoundCloud, Spotify and all other streaming outlets. Home (arielmarinmusic.com)
“The Lady and The Voice” radio show and podcast, hosted by Armand and Eileen, give listeners a glimpse into their world of love, laughter, and disagreements. With their combined 40-plus years of marriage experience, coupled with the help of industry professionals, listeners are inclined to shift their perspectives and see life from a different lens. Known as an “Empower Couple”, their goal is to assist with breaking generational curses that negatively affect our communities.
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