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Detroit, MI | Established. Jan 01, 1995 | INDIE

Detroit, MI | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1995
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"Serieux "I Can Give You Love"


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Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Serieux - I Can Give You Love - 2009 - Serieux Music
?The first impression I had of this CD was that it smacks - in the best way possible - of a Y2K Temptations CD. If you, like me, LOVED their 2004 "Legacy" album then the compositions on here will enthrall you as much as they do me. There is more than a vague link here though. Two ex Temptations have a hand in this - G.C. Cameron and the rich, deep bass of Buster Mowberry are on hand to add real a Temptations clout to the songs. The first song that I choose from here is simply awesome - a cut written and sung by G.C Cameron - entitled "I Keep Running Back". This is simply brilliant! A real funky, chunky intense piece of dance floor friendly Y2K soul. I can heartily recommend the CD for this song alone - it really is a smasher and the Temptations themselves would do far worse than take note of songs like this - as the constant barrage of cover versions does nowt to light my fire.??"Nobody Like You" is a superb ol' skool soul jam which will appeal to fans of recent sets by the Persuaders etc. A classy effort all told. The gentler "My Heart's On Fire" reminds me slightly of "Satisfy" by the DCX from a few years back. This is a sexy groove make no mistake. Great harmonies too! Another G.C. Cameron tune, "I Can Give You Love" is also worth a spin and the rhythm guitar and haunting synth - very subtle it is too! - hark back to a brighter, more soulful age. There is - da da daaa! - a cover version hidden away here BUT it really is classy! They fellas cover Hall & Oats' "Sara Smile" to great effect and make it one of the highlights of the CD. The sax and tight harmonies create a real atmosphere of warmth. The most contemporary cut on here is the sparse and acoustic "Bring Your Body" - not exactly Hippity Hoppity but more in tune with the Latin feel of late and not detrimental to the CD as a whole either. This is one well recommended CD from a real soul group. There's more pedigree here than the kennel club!??
Barry Towler?The Vibe Scribe
- The Vibe Scribe by Barry Towler


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“If Seeing Is Believing…Then...This Is A Group You Must See!”

Innovative, Fantastic, Awesome, and Dynamic - These are the words used by audiences all over the world to describe the explosive entertainment provided by the group, Serieux. Serieux is a high impact, group of singers and musicians, who has re-surfaced the “back in the day” Motown sound that once captivated the entire world.

The Temptations back in the day were a very hard act to follow. They charmed the fans all over the world with their charisma and unique style. Likewise, Serieux has its own unique style and charisma with a flavor of Motown that will keep you captivated.

Serieux was founded in 1998 by Larry Griffin, vocalist, choreographer and CEO/Group Manager, Valenica Taylor, Chief of Staff, Donovan Johnson, Musical Director and Robert Grande Road Manager. Mr. Griffins vision has joined together a group who has perfected the entertainment style provided in the 60's and 70's by world renowned groups like the Temptations, The Contours, The Miracles, The Four Tops, The Spinners and many others that made up the "Motown Sound."

This group has taken their phenomenal vocals, energetic choreography and spectacular musical abilities and performed in well-known casinos in Detroit, Michigan and Las Vegas, Nevada. Serieux has appeared with: Earth, Wind and Fire, The Four Tops, The Neville Brothers, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, The Manhattans. The Whispers, The O’Jays. Serieux has joined forces with Ali Woodson former lead singer of The Temptations, together they are Ali Woodson formerly of The Temptations and his Revue. They've also performed in a Motown Musical "Come and get these Memories" with Martha Reeves and won acclaim as “The Temptations” in “Marvin, My Brother - The Marvin Gaye Story”. The demand for great entertainment has taken this group all over the United States from coast to coast and internationally in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Manila, Philippines, Toronto, Canada, Japan and France.

May 2007 Serieux joined forces with another ex Temptation and former lead singer of the Spinners,
GC Cameron. Cameron was a key writer on the new CD and a guest vocalist. In March 2009 Serieux launched their first CD entitled “I Can Give You Love.” The CD has gained recognition and excited the ears of fans throughout the US, UK, Europe and Japan. The new CD will tantalize the music lover in you with songs such as: “Keep Running Back,” “My Hearts on Fire,” “I Can Give You Love,” “Du The Damn Thang,” and the Hall and Oats classic “Sarah Smile.”

Serieux was voted by Detroit Metro Area Musicians and Entertainment Association (DMAMEA) as the Best R&B Vocal Group in Southeastern Michigan. Other winners included; Aretha Franklin (Legendary Choice Award) and Anita Baker (Achievement Award). In 2009 Serieux was voted best R&B vocal group in Michigan by the Black Music Award Association.

The Serieux group consists of Larry Griffin, Quinton Troutman, Odell Jones, John Jackson, and Delbert Nelson

The Serieux band consist of: Donovan Johnson, Derrick Thomas, Baby Ray Moore, John Morgan and Amy Lee.

Seriuex is truly a group that lives by their motto:

“If Seeing Is Believing…..THEN…..This Is A Group You Must See!”

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