Al Zaid & Classic Soul Band

Why book Al Zaid & Classic Soul Band?

Al Zaid vocalist and recording artist. Al Zaid and band presents R&B, jazz, blues and motown music. Al Zaid performs songs of Smokey Robinson, The Platters, Marvin Gaye, George Benson, The Temptations, Al Green and many more hits of the sixties and seventies.

For booking Al Zaid & Band call AZ Music Productions @ 916-627-8627

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We danced the night away!!! Band and dancers were ignited!!!

This band knows how to work a crowd into cohesive, energized dancing fun. They get to know you, respond to requests, and get the energy flowing between the crowd and the band.
They know how to pace it (even in 109 degree heat)!
They made the large party rock. Next day, everyone was talking about them and that is a great sign that the same crowd wants them back for the next event!

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Priced Fairly
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Reviewer: Bonnie R.
Organization: Steiner College
Event: Other in Sacramento, CA
Event Date: Jul 4, 2013
Hired As: R&B Group, Motown Group

Response from Al Zaid & Classic Soul Band:

Al Zaid and Classic Soul Band enjoyed performing for your event. The band had a great time and the crowd was very pleasant and we look forward to a repeat. A special thanks to Bonnie for giving us the opportunity.

Exceeded our expectations

Al Zaid and his band were sensational. We had seen the great videos but Al and the band's live performance was even better and far exceeded our expectations. Highly professional. Highly recommended. We'd like to do it all again.

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Reviewer: David H.
Event: Birthday Party in Santa Fe, NM
Event Date: Jun 8, 2013
Hired As: 1950s Era Entertainment

Response from Al Zaid & Classic Soul Band:

Thanks, We ' The Sounds of the Platters' enjoyed performing for you as well. It was such a nice crowd and we got a chance to show our other side of the Doo-wop experience by perfroming other artist of that period. The songs are historical and paved the way for great artist of the sixties and seventies.

Review by Gwen P. S. M.

We truly enjoyed having Al Zaid as our special guest on our Blue Monday Internet Radio show heard in 30 countries and 100 plus cities on www.harambeeradio.com
Gwen Mack, Pisces Speaks and Marshal Bluesman Wilkerson, your Blue Monday hosts. I am a true fan now of Al Zaid, your vocals, songs and your talent has our listeners wanting more, more, more. Only You, Magic Touch, Its U that we need in the world of music. Keep the soulful, love songs ALIVE! Thank you so much for your interview and sharing your music and experience with US. Hope to see you Live soon. Feb 7, 2011 is also my step moms birthday and I was able to celebrate with your songs..

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Priced Fairly
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Reviewer: Gwen P. S. M.
Organization: www.Harambeeradio.com
Event: Ethnic Celebration in Sacramento, CA
Event Date: Feb 7, 2011
Hired As: R&B Group, R&B Vocalist, Soul Singer

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 15 - 180 minutes
  • Fee: $500-$5500
  • Languages: English

Overview

We pride ourselves in giving the best service as well as entertainment for your event. Our musicians are highly professional and dress according to the needs of our customers. We will give you dance music that keep you dancing or a performance for your listening pleasure. We are a group that maintain the excellence of Classic rock, R&B, blues and Soul music. We have worked with some of the worlds best and have traveled the world over. We are not just an ordinary local group. We can perform many of the most loved hits upon request.

Additional Booking Notes

We provide sound which includes PA and mics. For major projects we contract our sound company with lights sound for a fee.

Upcoming Booked Events

04/18/14 Club Pheasant Restuarant/West Sacramento, CA
04/19/14 Angelicas/ Redwood City, CA

Past Booked Events

03/16/14 Off The Hook/Sacramento, CA
07/13/13 San Jose, CA
11/17/12 The Dunes BAr
08/11/12 San Diego, CA
10/15/11 Brasil
10/01/11 International Festival/Davis Veteran's Memorial Center, 203 East 14th St., Davis CA. 95616
09/10/11 Oshima Sushi Restaurant-Fugu Lounge/2071 Natomas Crossing Dr. Sacramento, CA.
09/05/11 Brasil
08/13/11 Oshima Sushi Restaurant-Fugu Lounge/2071 Natomas Crossing Dr. Sacramento, CA
06/18/11 Juneteenth Celebrations-Pittsburg City Park/Pittsburg CA
06/17/11 Father's Day Party/5585 Cottle Rd., San Jose, CA 95123
06/17/11 Strikes/Coach's Classic Bar & Grill/3443 Laguna Blvd., Elk Grove, CA
05/01/11 Heather Farm Community Center/ 301 N. San Carlo Dr. Walnut Creek, CA
04/09/11 Linen Life Gallery/770 East 14th San Leadro, CA.
04/09/11 Oshima Sushi Restaurant- Fugu Lounge/ 2071 Natomas Crossing Dr. Sacramento, CA
03/11/11 The Power Club Brewer & Irish Pub/ 195 Harrison Ave., Auburn , CA.
02/11/11 Hosea's !5th Annual Birthday Party/Hilton-Oakland.CA

Al Zaid & Classic Soul Band

Singing at the age of nine, Al Zaid is known as the man with a thousand voices. With an unlimited vocal ability and his achievement of perfection, afforded Al the opportunity to be the former lead singer of the Zola Taylor's Platters (one of the original member of the Platters group). Additionally, Al Zaid has performed R&B, Pop, Broadway Musicals and Jazz.
Of great musical historic value, Al has opened for some of the world’s para-mounted artist such as; Al Green, The Emotions, Bobby Wormack, Isaac Hayes, Etta James, and the Temptations. As a dynamic vocalist and magnificent performer, Al Zaid has executed tributes and voice makeovers of such artist as; Tony Williams of the Platters, Sam Cooke, Al Green, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Eddie Kendricks, Curtis Mayfield, George Benson.
Al Zaid has great tonation of his four octave ranges. Singing 1st tenor, 2nd tenor and baritone keeps his music dynamic, which adds that special something to your event. Al’s newly released CD 'The Nearness of Love’ is a musical dynasty of his ability as a vocalist singing Jazz Standards of such artist as, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Nat King Cole and Tony Williams of ‘The Platters’. Al believes in working with the best musicians and giving more than 100 percent. Al Zaid performs with a keyboardist or his trio (Legends of Classic Soul Jazz)
Al Zaid’s show ‘ The Nearness of Love’ is a tribute to some of the world’s renown crooners which has performed ‘The Greatest Love Songs’ some of which Al presents in his own style on his newly released CD “The Nearness of Love”

Al’s Trio ‘Legends of Classic Jazz’ members are as follows:
Ken Meyers- (director and pianist) played with and arranged music for New York Symphonic Orchestras and many small jazz groups. Accompanied singers (Vic Damone, Pearl Bailey, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme to name a few).

Manny Kellough- GRAMMY AWARD WINNING DRUMMER EXTRAORDINAIRE
4 GOLD RECORDS w/Billy Preston, including the hit song, “Nothing From Nothing”
A GRAMMY AWARD for Best New Artist w/Graham Central Station, 1974.
BEST JAZZ BAND – The Black Music Academy, 2007 - The Manny Kellough Jazz Trio
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS : The Late Legendary Billy Preston for over 25 years. * Graham Central Station * The Platters *Lou Ragland ‘s “ World Famous “ Ink Spot’s *Carmen McCrae * Doby Gray * Freddie Hubbard * The Late Great Ray Charles * The Main Ingredient *The Late Rev. James Cleveland * The Rolling Stones on The Goat’s Head Soup Tour, 1974 * Barry White * Quincy Jones ( Sanford & Son TV Them Song )

The team providing the talent:

Mike King

Keyboardist

James Malone

Keyboardist

Walter Williams

Drums

Tim Lowery

Bass

Al Zaid

Vocalist

Ray Marton

Bass

Set List

Al Green Show
1.L-O-V-E
2.Tired of Being Alone
3.Let's Stay Together
4.I'm Still In Love With You
5.You Ought to Be with Me
6.For The Good Times
7.Sha La la la la
8.Funny how Time Slips Away
9.Love and Happiness
10.Call Me
11.How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
12.Unchained Melody
13.Simply Beautiful

Smokey Robinson Show
1. Get ready
2. I'll Try Something New
3. Tracks of My Tears
4. Ooh Baby Baby
5. Here I Go Again
6. Being With You
7. Crusin'
8. Going to A Go Go
9. Just To See Her
10.I second that Emotion
11.I'm Gonna Make You Love Me

The Temptations

1. My Girl
2. The Way You Do the Things You Do
3. I Wish It Would Rain
4. Since I Lost My Baby
5. Beauty's Only Skin Deep
7. Ain't To Prout To Beg
8. Just My Imagination
9. Get Ready

Marvin Gaye
1. Let's Get It On
2. What's Going On
3. Mercy Mercy
4. I Heard it Through the Grapevine
5. Distant Lover
6. How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved By You)
7. Ain't no Mountain High Enough

Wilson Pickett

1. Land of A thousand Dances
2. 634-5789 (That's My Number)
3. In the Midnight Hour
4. Mustang Sally
5. Knock On Wood

Sam Cooke

1. A Change is Gonna Come
2. Another Saturday Night
3. What A Wonderful World
4. Bring It On Home
5. Cupid
6. Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha
7. Frankie and Johnnie
8. (I Love You For Sentimental Reasons
9. Nothing Can Change This Love
10. Stand By Me
11. When I Fall In Love
12. You Send Me
13. Having A Party

The Platters

1. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
2. My Prayer
3. Twilight Time
4. Only You
5. The Magic Touch
6. Remember When
7. Ebb Tide
8. Harbor Lights

Dance music

1. Super Freeak
2. Play that Funky Music
3. Last Two Dollars
4. Slide On
5. Celebration
6. Brick House
7. Skin Tight
8. Get Up and Dance

Jazz Standards

1. My Funny Valentine
2. Who Can I Turn To
3. Since I Fell For You
4. What A Wonderful World
5. Misty
6. What A Difference A Day Makes
7. Fly Me to The Moon
8. More
9. That's Life
10. Autumn Leaves
11. For All We know
12. For Once in My Life
13. You Don't Know What Love Is
14. Night and Day
15. Teach Me Tonight
16. That's All
17. When I Fall In Love
18. This Masquerade
19. The shadow of Your Smile
20. Yesterday
21. Summer Time
22. At Last
23. What you won't do, do for love

Influences & Inspiration

Smokey Robinson
Al Green
Marvin Gaye
The Temptations
Sam Cooke
Luther Vandross
Lionel Richie
Billy Paul
The Platters
The Stylistics
The Spinners
Stevie Wonder
B.B.King
Albert King
Micheal Jackson
Curtis Mayfield

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