INFORMATION FOR GLENN LEONARD'S TEMPTATIONS REVUE
NOTE: Glenn Leonard’s Temptations Revue is in no way affiliated with the
actual Temptations. Glenn was a former member of the group from 1975-83.
Buyers, venues and agents are not permitted to book, advertise, promote,
or otherwise convey this show as anything other than what it is... a showcase
of this former member’s talents and those of his fellow vocalists. Glenn
acknowledges that Otis Williams, the only living original member of the
group, is still with the actual Temptations, who are still touring....
and are also available to be booked through Celebrity Direct Entertainment.
A native of
Washington, DC, Glenn successfully established 3 groups by the time he
was in his early 20’s: The Chancellors, The Instant Groove, and The True
Reflections. He was also a member of another popular and successful
recording group from Washington called The Unifics. He recorded his first
record with his first group, The Chancellors on Cap City Records. He later
would record with The True Reflection on Atlantic Records.
With the success
of his groups, Leonard soon would come to the attention of the world renowned
Tempts in 1975, who were looking for a new lead singer. Glenn had
a long, illustrious career as the first tenor and lead singer of the Tempts
from 1975-1983. He sang on 10 albums with them, and appeared on television
specials world-wide. Most noted for songs like, I’m on Fire; Go for
It, The Best of Both Worlds, Eyes, Ever Ready Love, and the Christmas classic,
Silent Night, from their esteemed Christmas album.
One of Glenn's
most memorable moments with the group was when they did the “Reunion.”
Sharing the stage and recording with the likes of Eddie Kendricks, David
Ruffin, Dennis Edwards, Richard Street, Otis Williams and the greatest
bass singer to ever live, Melvin Franklin.
The Tempts in 1984, he became a born again Christian. He entered
into full time ministry and was licensed in 1986. He became ordained and
received a doctorate degree in the early 90’s.
In 2002, Leonard
decided to reunite some of the great former members together, to share
the history and to give back to the fans. Some of this all-star cast included
Damon Harris, Ali Woodson, Barrington Henderson, GC Cameron, and the late
Ray Davis and Harry Barry. As a tribute to the super talented supporting
cast, Joe Herndon, the current bass singer with the Tempts, came from Glenn's
has hand selected his current group, all with a long history with Glenn
and a variety of national recording groups. They've had amazing reviews
world-wide because of their vocal talent, showmanship on stage, and personalities
currently resides in Washington, DC, and is a 2013 inductee into the R&B
Music Hall of Fame!
Glenn Leonard's Temptations
Revue is honored to welcome back bass singing legend, Joe Herndon, to the
group! He is the former bass singer of The Spaniels and the former bass
singer for The Temptations from 2003 until late in 2015.
Born in Washington,
D.C., Herndon began his career joining the D.C.-based version of The Spaniels
in the 1970s. He would remain singing with them until the late-1990s when
he first joined forces with former Temptations singer Glenn Leonard. In
2003, Herndon was asked to join the legendary Tempts by Temptations founder
Otis Williams. He made his official Temptations debut on their last Motown
album, 2004's "Legacy."
He remained a member
of the group alongside Otis Williams, Bruce Williamson, Ron Tyson and Terry
Weeks until his departure in December of 2015.
the Baltimore, MD area, Kareem starting singing at an early age.
He and Damon Harris, who is a former member of the Tempts, sang together
in a group called the Vandelles. They recorded for T-Neck Records and were
produced by the Isley Brothers. Kareem and Damon went on to form a new
group called Impact, who would record for Atlantic Records and toured throughout
Europe. Kareem has a very keen eye and ear for music production and is
a great choreographer as well as a great vocalist.
in the Baltimore, MD area.
He is definitely
one of the most powerful vocalists to grace the stage today. André
has been singing since the age of 5 but he really began to “sang” as a
tenor in the Cardozo HS choir, his first group was named the Terrible Tenors,
his first song, “Always and Forever” by Heatwave. André went
off to college in Pennsylvania but would return home to the DC area.
André has been working in education since 1994. Most
of those years have been teaching children with special needs. André
was introduced to Pete Marshall, lead singer of “The Choice 4”, a legendary
group that hit it big in the 70’s out of Washington, DC. André can
proudly say that he was the last member of the Choice 4 and performed with
them for several years. André learned a lot from The Choice
4 and vowed to put it to use in his band, Sudden M Pac. A few years later
Pete Marshall would introduce André to Glenn Leonard, formerly of
The Temptations, and he has been with the group since.
Coleman is a consummate entertainment professional, renown as a “double,
triple threat.” He is an accomplished singer, actor and performer.
Joe’s “double, triple threat” comes from his acclaim as a theatrical composer,
songwriter, and astute businessman. Joe was the lead vocalist with
“The Platters” for many years and was a regular at the Sahara Hotel in
Las Vegas performing popular songs such as “My Prayer”, “Smoke Gets in
Your Eyes”, “The Great Pretender” and many more Number 1 hits. He’s
been featured on the “Today Show with Katie Couric” and has appeared on
the “Regis & Kelly Show”.
RON HASLEY - MUSIC DIRECTOR
music group needs a great music director. Ron Hasley fits the bill, playing
piano and directing the band on each performance. Hasley was the recipient
of two NAACP Image Awards for “Best Musical Director” for the productions
of Mark Swinton’s "Ephraim's Song" in 2002 and ”The Gospel Truth." Ron
has served as Musical Director for the hit Broadway musicals such as,
"Your Arms Too Short To Box With God" with Jennifer Holliday and Stephanie
Mills; "Raisin" starring Peabo Bryson, Lynette Hawkins, Jeffrey Osborne
the 1997 National tour of "The Wiz" with Grace Jones, Cee Cee Pennistion
and Tony Terry, and excerpts of Les Miserable, Dreamgirls, and Chorus Line.
Ron also was the MD for The Motown Review Show at the Las Vegas Tropicana
Hotel with The Supremes, The Originals, The Contours, Kim Weston and Martha
Reeves and The Vandellas.
calls Los Angeles, CA home.