SEEKINGVocalist - Bass, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer.
Recipe for Success
Take two cups of Soul, one cup of Oldies, a half of cup of Blues, sift in some Jazz, add a tablespoon of Pop, a teaspoon of Rock, marinate it in some Originality, season it with some Funk and stir it together. Bring it to a boil. Bless it with some Gospel and serve it Hot. Garnish it with Professionalism and Class. Warning! Possible side affects...May lead to the urge to smile, laugh, reminisce, sing along, clap your hand, dance and have a good time.
Unions that last 35 years are truly special. 35 years of sharing the joy of music is exceptional. Celebrating this unusual achievement in music history. Seville continues as strong now as in the beginning, 1975.
Five talented young men Philemon Young Jr., J.B. Williams Jr., Larry Tate, Tony Williams and Michael Martin Sr. came together in 1975 as "Seville". Seville' first sold out performance was 1979 at Dooto's Music Center in Compton. It drew a crowd of over 1500 guests.
"Seville" became synonymous with extraordinary talent and outstanding performances. After this first outing, Seville signed a two year contract with The Name of The Game nightclub followed by another exciting and eventful two year signing.
During the 80's Robert Braggs, Joseph Quinney, Larry Tate, Michael Martin Sr., J.B. Williams Jr. and Philemon Young Jr. would share the stage as "Seville". Upon the conclusion of the contract with The Name of The Game "Seville" continued to perform throughout the greater Los Angeles area in nightclubs such as the Total Experience, Mavericks Flats, Blueberry Hill, The Diamond Head, Page Four, The Family Room,La Louisanna, Little J's, The Town House, and BB Kings Supper Club. Local and statewide "Seville" continued to delight their audiences.
The club appearances were very popular. The success of "Seville" did not go unnoticed, they maintained a large following and played to standing room only crowds. Outside offers to the members of "Seville" led to other member changes. Larry Tate left the group to perform with the Platters, The Coasters and The Persuasions. Tony Williams and Tony Powers also left to perform with Class One in Las Vegas.
The 90's brought more success for "Seville". The groups lineup included Philemon Young Jr., Michael Martin Sr., Joseph Quinney, Terrence Forsythe, Costie Payne and Tony Powers. Due to illness, J.B. Williams Jr. found it necessary to stop performing with the group in 2003. J.B. Passed away February 28,2007. Terrence, Costie ,Tony and Joseph eventually followed their dreams and pursued other successful musical interest.
2000 to 2010 were busy and successful years for "Seville". They performed as a part of "Heroes and Legends Awards" at the Universal Sheraton in Hollywood, Ca. along with such notables as The Temptations, Gladys Knight, Bubba Knight, Gene Chandler, The Whispers and Motown choreographer, Cholly Atkins. "Seville" also appeared on the PAX television special which included David Somerville,The Diamonds,The Drifter,The Coaster, Barbara Lewis, Donnie Brooks,Brenda Holloway and many more.
In service to the community "Seville" has performed for many charity organizations including: Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity, Parents Without Partners, - The African Film Gallery, Yad B' Yad Helping Terminally III Children, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, Harry A Meir Crippled Children Society, United States Postal Convention, The NAACP , The Links Inc., African Market Place, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.,The Eyes of Christmas and The Black Expo
"Seville" has many recordings "Falling In Like and "Foxy Dancer", recorded with Philemon L. Young Jr., J.B. Williams, Robert Braggs, Tony Williams, Larry Tate, Michael Martin Sr. "Toss Salad" which was recorded with Philemon L. Young Jr., Michael Martin Sr., Joseph Quinney, Costie Payne and The "Ohio Trio Plus" band. Bill Pittman on Bass,Norman Weatherly on Keyboards, Billy Butler Drums and side man William Bryant,Keyboards. Talk to me” recorded in 2010 with Philemon Young Jr. Michael Martin Sr. and Johnnie Morisette Jr. Throughout the 35 years of "Seville's" history you have seen members come and go. As we move forward in this new millennium with Philemon Young Jr., (originator, lead vocalist, songwriter, choreographer and manager), Johnnie Morisette Jr.(lead vocalist, choreographer), Michael Martin Sr. (lead vocalist, choreographer) they have all taken us on a ride, a ride that could only be done...
"The Seville Way"
Its Not Old School, Its Proskool
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jun 08 2009
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- 67 years
The O'Jays, The Temptations, The Young Hearts, Bloodstone, Sam Cooke, The Platters, The Drifters, The Whispers, The Manhattan Transfer, Phil Perry, Jackie Wilson,
Members Of Band
Seville Vocal talent, friendship and a common goal created the perfect blend for 35 years of singing success. Philemon Leon Young Jr., Michael Martin Sr and Johnnie Morisette Jr. are known around the world as "Seville
Rainbow Lagoon Park, Long Beach, CA
Family Event, Music and Food Festival.
10,000 attendees expected.
** Estimated start time -- Please confirm
San Fernando Valley Boys and Girls Club
11251 Glenoaks Blvd
Pacoima, CA 91331
The 3 Diamonds A Tributes To The Supremes 8:00 PM
Seville A Tributes to The Spinners 9:15 PM
5 Temping Men A Tribute To The Temptations 10:15 PM