group is not "The Platters," in any form, and should not be confused with
the group using that name. This group is a tribute to the great Platters
|Verceal Whitaker, Al Holland
and Kenn Johnson have many decades of combined experience touring the globe
performing these hits to sold-out venues!
WHITAKER: Verceal started her career in Chesapeake, Virginia as
a member of the Dawson Singers. She sang with several recording artists
before joining The Platters and traveled extensively throughout the United
States and Canada as a member of the popular Top 40 group, "Attraction."
She is blessed with a beautiful voice and an extraordinary vocal range.
“The Dish” of the group is described as a true lady both on-stage and offstage.
Over the years, Verceal has shared the stage with the Temptations, Spinners,
Drifters, Coasters, Gary Pucket, Alan James’ Powerhouse, Pointers Sisters,
Percy Sledge, Supremes, Contours, Dan Toler of the Allman Brothers, Tucci
Band, Foreigner, and so many more. Verceal has performed at the Rainbow
Room in NY, The Apollo in Harlem, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and throughout
many countries, some of which include Japan, Philippines, and Australia.
Verceal is a resident of SW Florida.
HOLLAND: Allen Holland, a native of Detroit, started is career
in classical music with his principal instrument being the Violincello.
Allen has played in many orchestras including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra,
The Highland Park Chamber Orchestra, and The Windsor Symphony. Deciding
to try something different, he chose the keyboards as his major instrument,
which led him to join the show band, "Attraction" in 1970. He spent many
years touring with the Platters as an acclaimed vocalist and keyboard player.
Holland lives in Florida.
JOHNSON: Kenn Johnson was born in Detroit, Michigan, so quite naturally
he was a product of the early Motown scene. Raised in the same neighborhood
as The Temptations, Johnson began his singing career in his early teens
with The Romeos. In 1984, Kenn hit the national scene with his own band,
"Shake, Rattle, n' Roll" and performed the classic sounds of the 1950s
and 60s throughout the Western United States. In October, 1995, he left
his successful experience with "Shake, Rattle, n' Roll" and joined The
Platters. Charisma, charm, and style describe Kenn, who resides in
POWELL: For the last 60 years, the legendary Monroe Powell has
been a recording and touring lead vocalist with internationally acclaimed
groups. First with The Dominoes (1958-63) and The Ink Spots (1960s), Powell
is best known as the lead singer of The Platters since 1970, when he replaced
Sonny Turner with the legendary group, becoming the third lead singer of
the group following original Tony Williams, and Turner. Powell has
never claimed to be an original member of the Platters... but it cannot
be denied that Powell was a mainstay with the group, as he’s actually the
longest tenured “Platter” in history. He is a longtime resident of Las
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