Mr. Dynamite: An Explosive James Brown Show
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Mr. Dynamite: An Explosive James Brown Show

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"For me, James Brown defines what it means to be incomparable," says David Cherry, lead vocalist for Mr. Dynamite: The Exlosive James Brown Show.

David began his musical career singing do-wop, and the drunk-on-funk music of the 70s would remain his first love. He first stepped onto the stage in 1968, and throughout the 70s and 80s he toured with the famous boxer Joe Frazier and his band The Knockouts, with British keyboard giant Brian Auger, with Sly Stewart of Sly and the Family Stone, and with the multi-faceted bassist Jaco Pastorious.

David Cherry reveres James Brown not only for his music, but also for his riveting stage presence. And when he passed away, David felt as though he had lost a family member. So although he had settled down with a family by 1995, David decided to dust off his mic and get back on stage. "Right away, I felt this pull to honor the man who had given me so much."

During his musical career, David Cherry has developed his own on-stage electricity in order to provide proper homage to the Godfather of Soul. When he takes the mic, you never know what the night will bring. But one thing is for certain... don't plan on staying in your seat!

Another driving force for the music of Mr. Dynamite are the thunderous drums played by the band's muscial director, George Correia. "As a drummer, I was blown away by James Brown from the first time I heard his music," Correia remembers.

With his extensive education including a Bachelor's degree from Boston's prestigious Berkelee College of Music and a Master's of Arts degree in teaching from Rhode Island College George Correia has the knowledge and talent needed to provide the soulful funk-drenched arrangements that make each performance unforgettable.

In addition to his educational experience, George has had a multitude of exciting performance opportunities including playing with The Smokin' Joe Frazier Review, with Steve Smith and The Nakeds, at the Montreal Winter Olympics, in Washington behind the Blues Brothers, and in Lake Placid for President Bill Clinton.

So when the lights dim, and the spotlights hit the floor, get ready for an explosive, soul-powered, heartfelt tribute to all that James Brown was.