ARNOLD McCULLER Longtime vocalist with James Taylor, Phil Collins, and more April 3, 2012
Showtime @ 8:00PM
Doors Open @ 6:00PM Tickets $25.00 in advance, $30.00 day of show
At some point in your life, you've heard Arnold McCuller's rich and distinctive vocals - vocals that have captured the hearts and ears of many well-respected musicians and fans alike. A longtime featured singer with some of the best recording artists around, including Phil Collins and James Taylor, McCuller is widely acknowledged as one of the most expressive vocalists in the business. His voice has graced recordings by a virtual who's who of the music industry, including Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Bette Midler, Brenda Russell, Lionel Ritchie, Dave Koz, Billy Idol, Lyle Lovett, and Beck, in addition to his extensive work with Collins and Taylor.
Born and raised in Ohio, McCuller's early musical experiences centered around the church, where both of his parents were prominent vocalists. He began his professional musical career when he was invited to join the national touring company of the musical Hair. Two years later he found himself in Manhattan, where he joined forces with Revelation, a four-member vocal group that toured nationally with the Bee Gees, Smokey Robinson, Isaac Hayes, and many others. An appearance on Saturday Night Live led to a phone call from singer-songwriter James Taylor. Little did they realize that over 30 years later they would still be performing and recording together, with McCuller lending his signature vocals to repertoire staples like "Shower the People," "I Will Follow," and "Is That the Way You Look."
In addition to his prolific work as a supporting vocalist, McCuller has also enjoyed a significant solo career. He released his first album, A Part of Me That's You, in 1984 in collaboration with jazz pianist David Benoit, and he followed that release with 1990's Exception to the Rule. Since then, he has continued to bring his listeners new material with albums like You Can't Go Back (1999), Live at the Baked Potato (2002), Circa 1990 (2003), and Sabor (2009). He has also appeared in numerous movies, including Crossroads (1986), Beaches (1988), The Sum of All Fears (2002), and Funny People (2009). His latest release, a blues album titled Soon As I Get Paid, was released in 2011.
"Arnold McCuller is what's going on, that's always been the case and it always will be." - James Taylor