This specially curated show is guaranteed to have you moving and grooving. Hosted by beloved actor and entrepreneur Danny Trejo, this show features Russell Thompkins Jr. who was the original lead singer of The Stylistics for more than 30 years. His impeccable falsetto voice led the group to international fame and recognition, recording hits such as “You’re A Big Girl Now,” “Stop, Look, Listen,” “You Are Everything,” “Rockin’ Roll Baby” and many more.
With Russell, The Stylistics earned 7 gold albums, 5 gold singles, 2 double gold singles, 8 platinum albums, 1 double platinum album and 4 platinum singles, along with a Grammy nomination in 1974 for “You Make Me Feel Brand New” and a plaque on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994. In May 2004, Russell was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. In April 2000, Russell departed from the original group and formed “The New Stylistics” to preserve and showcase the sound of the original recordings for fans. Russell Thompkins Jr. & The New Stylistics now consists of Russell along with Raymond Johnson and Jonathan Buckson.
The show will also showcase singer, songwriter and guitarist, Cota, who has opened shows for both classic soul artists and hard-edged hip-hop creators like The Game and Tyga. His voice sings with a smooth angelic vocal tone that is reminiscent of the R&B greats who have influenced his craft.
Danny Trejo has developed a prolific career in the entertainment industry with a hard-earned and atypical road to success. From years of imprisonment to helping troubled youth battle drug additions, from acting to producing and now on to restaurant ventures, Trejo’s name, face and achievements are well-recognized in Hollywood and beyond. Trejo has starred in films like Machete, Machete Kills, Desperado, Heat, the From Dusk Till Dawn series, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, the Spy Kids movies, and many more. He’s had recurring roles on Sons of Anarchy, King of the Hill, Breaking Bad, and The Flash to name a few. When Trejo isn’t on screen, he’s getting his hands in other hustles, like recently expanding his Trejo’s Tacos empire in Los Angeles area, as well as Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts. Danny also plays continuous roles as a devoted father of three and an intervention counselor. Danny’s colorful life and prolific career are chronicled in the latest bio-documentary Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo.