One of the most revolutionary
eras of music was created in the 1950s, setting a standard that music groups
and individual artists still follow today! Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
group, The Platters, created hit after hit throughout the 1950s and 60s,
including “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,” “The Great Pretender,” “Only You”
and so many other golden classics!
Today, The All-Star Platters
Revue continues that legacy, performing the hits to fans around the world
in a simple, affordable configuration that allows venues of any size to
Paying tribute to The Platters
original members, The All-Star Platters Revue features three members that
spent many years touring with The Platters Featuring The Legendary Monroe
Powell. Mr. Powell replaced Sonny Turner as The Platters lead singer in
1970, following Mr. Turner replacing original lead vocalist Tony Williams
in 1960. Not only do they perform all the classic Platters hit songs, but
they will also feature many of your favorite songs by other artists from
the 1950s & 60s !!
Verceal Whitaker, Al Holland
and Kenn Johnson have many decades of combined experience touring the globe
performing these hits to sold-out venues!
VERCEAL 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
AL 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.
KENN 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.