DW Edwards & Lighting Up The Soul Band
Saturday, June 2, 2018 @ 8:00 PM| $20
Doors open 7PM | Show starts at 8PM
$20 Online | $25 Phone & Box Office
Front Row Table $140
4 Seats Per Table ($35 per seat)
DW Edwards & “Lighting Up The Soul Band” “Music is My Life” says Darrell Edwards, Singer, Songwriter, & Musician. Born and raised in Bakersfield California Darrell began performing in church choir at the age of 9. Early in his life he learned to play piano, organ, and guitar as he performed live in front of audiences at various venues around his hometown. Darrell kicked off his second career after retiring in 2010 and commenced almost non-stop music performances beginning on June 19, 2010 at Vallejo’s Annual Juneteenth Festival. He opened the initial stage and performed shows at the Havana Sol Night Club, which is now remodeled, became a comfortable and convenient music venue, and now another lively addition to the Empress Theatre in Historic Downtown Vallejo.
Influenced by music icons such as Prince, James Brown, Pop & Mavis Staples, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Al Green, Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Albert King, Bonnie Raite, Ray Charles, Wynonna Judd, Sylvester Stone, Robert Palmer, Sam Cook, Nancy Sinatra, Otis Redding, and Stevie Wonder, he expresses a deep inspiring testimony about his life experiences in covers and his original treasured songs.
Members of the band, Leah Illingworth, Vocalist; Jay Jones, Bass Guitar; John Brazil, Drums; David Whitten, Rhythm & Lead guitar, and Howard Hickerson, Keyboards and Synthesizer, bring a tight HIT group mastering the Lighting Up The Soul band’s, Funk, Rock, Pop and R&B sound. Each of these top Bay Area musicians helps to build on the groove and rock the house while audiences consistently pack the dance at venues throughout Northern California and beyond. DW has shared the stage many great musicians across the Bay Area and beyond.
DW Edwards is an actor, musician, consummate entertainer, dancer and performer. His band members follow his gregarious lead. They stack up with some of the finest entertainers offering cutting edge full stage enjoyment. This band is a sure bet to enjoyment each and every time they perform. To say you get your money’s worth is a gross understatement. They possess a “wow” factor which creates a loyal fan base and for decades to come. A music experience with DW Edwards and “Lighting Up The Soul” is to witness in real time entertainment you will not forget. Couple this with the bands fire and passion, outstanding performance technique and unstoppable stage presence, in all the members of the band, and you have a sure-fire winning dance party each and every time they take the stage.