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The Bronx, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1980 | INDIE | AFM

The Bronx, New York, United States | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 1980
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"CONCERT REVIEW: THE VIRTUAL BAND AT THE DEBONAIR MUSIC HALL"

The Virtual Band is one of New York Citys top musical groups of all time. The band began its legendary career in 1978 but took off in 1980. With a mix of latin, jazz, pop, R&B, soul, funk and disco, infused with mystical and spiritual influences , the band crossed all genres and broke barriers. They are, without a doubt, one of the most fun groups ever.
The Virtual Band has had an astounding career. They have been members of so many top R&B bands that included No. 1 R&B singles and Platinum Top 10 pop albums. In 2021, The Virtual Band members were nominated into the East Coast Music Hall of Fame.

The Virtual Band gave one of the most memorable concerts I have ever seen…
There was no better proof of the universal appeal of this band than the packed and diverse house at the breathtaking Highline Ballroom NYC & Debonair Music Hall in Teaneck NJ. The theater is housed in the new, futuristic structure that looks like it landed from another world. Everyone I met who worked within the Highline venue was friendly and helpful. The complex, is run with precision and great care is taken to make the experience special.

The singer and musician, Stevie Beatz Adorno, was the founder of The Virtual Band and he also composed and produced for the group. The lineup has not changed through the years with a list of impressive former members of many well known platinum R&B bands, thankfully the original members are still performing and are as strong as ever. They include Wally Irizarry, bassist with his ever-youthful energy still intact – Bandleader Stevie "Beatz" Adorno on vocals and Drums (who started on drums with GQ back in the day); and the amazing and soulful MCA RECORDING ARTIST Lori Rose on lead vocals, percussion. Bryan "Coke" Lammers of "Heat Wave" fame plays Guitar and sings lead background vocals.

The Virtual Band band is a supremely talented group of All-Star singer/musicians whose energy and joy spilled out into the audience. This was all part of the evening as these visuals were projected on the screen and stage, accompanied by a great light show.
With no intermission, the band managed to fit over 35 years of music into nearly two hours – approximately 21 songs – though their catalogue is so deep they could have performed for many more hours. Along with Steve Adorno on drums, there were sets of percussion kits which the vocalists worked throughout the show. The band was comprised of keyboardist, Curtis Styles of WARNER MUSIC RECORDING ARTIST Der Kinky Fox and GOLD RECORDING ARTIST The B.B.&Q Band fame; and the great horn section led by Saxy Ric on tenor saxophone.
The band blended their wonderful, uplifting dance music – “Boogie Nights", "Aint Nobody" (which incorporated an instrumental Latin section in the middle), “Disco Nights,” “Groove Line,” “Outstanding,” “Besitos,” “Stormy Lovers” and “Fantasy,” with a few of their sweet, sexy love songs that included “Never Too Far". Lori Rose took us by surprise into a hit from another great group, The Stylistics, called ‘People Make The World Go Round.” She gave a jaw-dropping display of her extraordinary range and simply brought the house down.
Blazing through hit after hit, engaging the audience to stand, dance and sing along (though not much encouragement was needed!), The Virtual Band gave one of the most memorable concerts I have ever seen and proved that their talent and music are timeless. They are as tight a group and family as they ever were. As someone said, this is what real music is – from the days when a band understood their musical roots, wrote their own songs, played their own instruments and sang with soul and heart– just pure talent. - SAPPHIR EMERALD MAGAZINE


"The Virtual Band on World Wide Radio"

The Virtual Band Music is now Being played on radio stations across the world. You can hear them on USA, UK, Scotland, Dubai, France, Spain, Japan, and more world wide Radio stations everyday. - FaceBook


Discography

PLAYING THE HITS FROM EARTH WIND AND FIRE, GQ, KOOL AND THE GANG, ISLEY BROTHERS, CROWN HEIGHTS AFFAIR, CHIC, HEATWAVE, B.B.&Q, AND MUCH MORE:

ALWAYS AND FOREVER - DISCO NIGHTS - ON THE BEAT - PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND - WATCHING YOU - BOOGIE NIGHTS - GROOVE LINE - SHOPPIN ROUND AGAIN - STANDING OVATION - I DO LOVE YOU - SITTING IN THE PARK - Ain't Nobody - I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY - LAST DANCE- GOT TO BE REAL - HOT SHOT -RUNNING AWAY - HOLLYWOOD SWINGING - LAST DANCE -LE FREAK -CELEBRATION - SEPTEMBER -   AND SO MUCH MORE.

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World Beatz & Urban Treatz from THE VIRTUAL BAND! The Virtual Band has been making music and performing together for over 35 years. An All-Star group of musicians, lead by bandleader Stevie Beatz Adorno, former drummer and vocalist of Arista Records platinum recording artist GQ ,Devoshun, Sarah Dash,Natalie Cole,Phyllis Hyman, JerryButler, Seguida, The Pursuaders. The V-Band members have toured and performed as members of many Gold And Platinum Recording Artist. Guitarist Bryan "Coke" Lammers was a member of platinum recording artist Heat Wave, Rick James Soul City Band, Sarah Dash, The Rocketeers. Keyboardist Curtis Styles was a member of Platinum recording artist Gloria Gaynor, Force MDs, The B.B.&Q.Band, Der Kinky Fox,Slave. MCA Recording artist Vocalist Lori Rose was the front singer of Fania recording artist Seguida NY Latin Rock, SMI recording artist. Devoshun , and the voice on tv and radio jingles, Platinum recording artist  The B.B.&Q Band. Saxy Ric is a 3 time winner of the APOLLO THEATER talent show and was a member of Platinum recording artist Ashanti, FREDDY JACKSON, OHIO PLAYERS Miki Howard. Wally Irizarry bassist for Fania International recording artists Seguida NY Latin Rock. The Virtual Band power house show takes you on a musical journey as they perform the platinum R&B/Soul hits and their own original songs from the classic R&B bands they all have been part of.

Here is the lineup.

STEVIE BEATZ ADORNO: BANDLEADER, DRUMS,KEYBOARDS,PERCUSSION,VOCALS -

LORI ROSE: VOCALS, PERCUSSION, FLUTE -

 CURTIS STYLES: KEYBOARDS, VOCALS -

 - WILFORD BRYAN LAMMERS: GUITARS -

WALLY IRIZARRY: ELECTRIC & ACOUSTIC BASS - SAXY RIC: WOODWINDS


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