KC and the Sunshine Band are coming to Prairie Band Casino and Resort in Mayetta!
KC and the Sunshine Band are still as widely popular today as they were when they first danced into the music scene 40 years ago. Harry Wayne Casey – KC for short – developed a unique fusion of R&B and funk, with a hint of a Latin percussion groove, giving us an impressive string of hits like “GET DOWN TONIGHT”, “THAT’S THE WAY (I LIKE IT)” and “SHAKE YOUR BOOTY”. With sales of over 100 million records, nine Grammy nominations, three Grammy Awards and an American Music Award, KC and the Sunshine Band was one of the most progressive bands of the 70’s and is credited with changing the sound of modern pop music!
KC and the Sunshine Band play over 100 live shows annually, circling the country and playing dates regularly throughout Europe, Australia and South America. In 2008, KC celebrated 35 years entertaining us, writing songs, performing around the world and he has no intention of stopping. KC’s songs have stood the test of time and you can ask any one of the thousands of fans who spend the entire concert on their feet, dancing and shaking their booty.
Continuing his legacy as The Founder of The Dance Revolution, just a few years ago, KC headlined KC’s Boogie Blast: The Ultimate Dance Party tour with stops throughout the US and Canada. The dance extravaganza also featured Gloria Gaynor, Sister Sledge and fellow ‘SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER’ soundtrack alums Tavares.
KC’s third album, PART 3, released in 1976, also went triple platinum and contained the #1 singles “I’M YOUR BOOGIE MAN”, “SHAKE YOUR BOOTY” and “KEEP IT COMIN’ LOVE”. The band’s string of hit singles continued with “BOOGIE SHOES”, which was included on the ‘SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER’ soundtrack, “PLEASE DON’T GO”, and “YES, I’M READY”, a duet with high school friend Teri DeSario. KC returned to the charts in 1983 with “GIVE IT UP”, which also hit #1 in the UK.
KC won a songwriting Grammy in 1976 for best R&B song for “WHERE IS THE LOVE”, which was recorded by Betty Wright. He also received Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, as well as Producer of the Year in 1978 for his work on the ‘SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER’ soundtrack.
His music has also been featured in over 200 commercials and movies such as Forrest Gump (“Get Down Tonight”), Boogie Nights (“Boogie Shoes”), Boys Don’t Cry (“Rock Your Baby”), Rush Hour (“Get Down Tonight”), Carlito’s Way (“Rock Your Baby”, “Shake Your Booty” and “That’s The Way I Like It”), and Austin Powers in Goldmember. In the summer of 2003, KC had a cameo in the feature film The In-Laws starring Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks.
You can count on hearing his music on the radio, at a nightclub, at the movies, in a sports arena or at one of the 100-plus concerts KC and the Sunshine Band plays every year. It is always fun and truly makes all who hear it happy enough to dance!