The Major Group is excited to announce that we are now representing Alto Reed and his “Rock and Roll AllStars!”
Founding and current member of “Rock & Roll Hall of Famer” Bob Seger & his Silver Bullet Band, Alto was recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame at a special ceremony and SRO Performance “Grammy” winner Reed’s early saxophone and music influences include Motown’s Jr. Walker and sax-man King Curtis which helped shape Reed’s “R&B” and “Rock” sensibilities as a perfect complement to Seger’s “Rhythm & Blues/Rock & Roll style”.
Thus, in the early 70’s, Reed began, what is now, a long career with Bob Seger, creating signature sax lines on numerous Seger Classics like “Turn The Page”, “Old Time Rock and Roll”, “Main Street” and “The Horizontal Bop” which established his saxophone as a significant lead instrument in “Rock & Roll”.
Alto Reed is celebrated equally for his legendary electrifying concert performances in front of millions of concert goers as well being an intrinsic musical ingredient on more than a dozen Multi-Platinum Albums with sales of close to 100,000,000.
Reed’s diverse repertoire with his 10 piece Motor City AllStars gives a whole new meaning to “Rockin’ Blues”, whether seemingly levitating a huge bass saxophone slung around his neck or delivering sexy/down & dirty heartfelt blues licks and vocals.
Meet the Rock & Roll AllStars!
Dave Mason’s early musical career as a member of the band Traffic operated on the cutting edge of the late-sixties music scene at a time of rapid and remarkable evolution, and expanded rock’s sonic palette with songs such as Mr. Fantasy, and Traffic, among the more remarkable albums of the sixites.
High octane, turbo, high performance, supercharged MITCH RYDER & The Detroit Wheels didn’t need to hail from the Motor City for those adjectives to be tossed their way, but it was certainly appropriate that they called Motown home. It was Mitch and The Wheels who served as the musical bridge between the Motown soul factory and the high energy, take no prisoners rock ‘n’ roll that would roar out of Detroit via Iggy & The Stooges, MC5, Ted Nugent and Bob Seger. With Ryder, it wasn’t attitude or public outrage or politics that generated the charge you could simply hear it in the music.
Mark Farner is the heart and soul of the band Grand Funk Railroad, having written and/or sung their most famous songs from the majority of their ’70s hits: “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home),” “Bad Time,” “Footstompin’ Music,” “Rock & Roll Soul,” the number one remake of the Little Eva classic “The Loco-Motion” ( which is everything creatively that a remake should be), a cover of “Some Kind of Wonderful,” along with a multitude of well-known album tracks, including “Hooked on Love,” “Mean Mistreater,” “Heartbreaker,” to riveting versions of the Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” and Traffic’s “Feelin’ All Right.”
As America’s baby boomers moved into their mid teens, Gary began his professional career. For his first hit, “New Orleans,” attention was brought to the record by having promotional copies sent to radio stations in sleeves inscribed “Buy U.S. Bonds” – hence at age 19, Gary Anderson became Gary U.S. Bonds.
DeWayne Jessie was part of Universal Studios’ stable of character actors when he was offered the role of Otis Day, the roadhouse rhythm -and – blues singer in “Animal House” – National Lampoon’s occasionally raunchy but – unfailingly- funny tribute to college fraternity life. Now he’s Otis – for life. “He’s taken over,”Jessie admitted. “He’s taken over as far as performing goes. But when I get my bills, it’s DeWayne Jessie.”
Peter Rivera is the original drummer and lead vocalist behind all of the hits. Wherever these classics are played people inevitably say something like: “I’d know that voice anywhere” . . .Peter’s story is one of those all-American classics; a kind of “rags to riches” tale in which an obscure white boy, growing up in a red- brick row house of Detroit, Michigan, finds his way out of the grimy bluecollar neighborhood that spawned a whole generation of factory workers, dock hands, and “tough-guy” bar brawlers to the big time glitz and glam of the pop music industry.
For further information regarding Alto Reed’s “Rock and Roll AllStars” please contact The Major Group at [email protected] or by telephone at (248) 792-5916.