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Discography

1977: UPTOWN FESTIVAL

1978: DISCO GARDENS

1979: BIG FUN (Certified Gold)

1980: THREE FOR LOVE (Certified Gold)

1981: GO FOR IT

1982: FRIENDS (Certified Platinum)

1983: THE LOOK

1984: HEARTBREAK

1987: CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE

1990: WAKE UP

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SHALAMAR:

The three key players in today’s Shalamar are Howard Hewett, Carolyn Griffey, and Micki Free.

HOWARD HEWETT BIO:

Hewett's soulful voice has lead the group Shalamar since the mid- 1970's, when SOLAR Records owner Dick Griffey first created the group. Since then, he has produced numerous top 20 hits and gold albums with Shalamar, including "Big Fun," "Three for Love," and "Friends." In 1984, the group won a Grammy for the song, “Don’t Get Stopped in Beverly Hills," and Hewett was nominated for Best R&B vocal performance. Over the years, Hewett continued to pursue a successful solo career, and in 2009 re-joined Shalamar to recharge and reignite the signature sounds of Shalamar!

MICKI FREE BIO:

Discovered by Gene Simmons (the lead singer of KISS), who describes Free as, "not a Jimi Hendrix impersonator, but a Jimi Hendrix innovator," Micki Free is a seasoned Rock & Roll guitarist. He joined Shalamar in 1984, and won a Grammy award with Shalamar for peforming and co-writing the song, "Don't Get Stopped in Beverly Hills." After Hewett's departure from Shalamar, Free took the helm as lead singer and released two additional albums, which included the hits, "Circumstantial Evidence" and "Games." In addition to working with Shalamar, Free is very involved in Native American music; he has received five Native American Music Awards (Nammys), and was also named the Nammys' "Best Male Artist of the Year" in 2002. This year, Free has returned to Shalamar, and this time he has joined Howard Hewett and Carolyn Griffey to sing the hits, and bring the funk-meets-rock guitar sound for which he is best known.

CAROLYN GRIFFEY BIO:

Daughter of SOLAR’s founder Dick Griffey and Disco singer Carrie Lucas, Griffey grew up in the music industry around such musical greats as The Whispers, Shalamar, Midnight Star, Dynasty, Michael Jackson, and Marvin Gaye. In 2003, Griffey joined Shalamar and began touring with the group. This year, she's joining Hewett and Free continue the saga!