TYRESE, GINUWINE & TANK JOIN REGGAES GROOVIN IN THE PARK CONCERT
American Music Award winning singer Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank, who collectively are members of R&B supergroup TGT will join reggae stars Toots Hibbert & the Maytals, Cocoa Tea, Barrington Levy and Queen Ifrica as headline acts for the 3rd annual Groovin In The Park concert which unfolds at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens New York on Sunday, June 30th 2013.
“Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank as members of TGT and as solo performers have graced some of the biggest festivals in world and we are just excited that we were able to book them for our festival and present them to music fans here in the tri-state area” Groovin Inc. founder and CEO Christopher Roberts said. The three successful R&B singers have been best friends for more than a decade. In fact Tyrese was the best man at Ginuwine's wedding. In an interview, Tyrese noted that he Ginuwine and Tank had spoken about forming TGT for many years, as it would be the "ultimate R&B fan experience" to see them perform live.
“Me, Tank and Ginuwine been talking about this forever. The reason why this makes sense is that besides all of us being R&B singers, we're all good friends. Every time I see Tank, every time I see Ginuwine, we all had good energy regardless" he gushed.
Tyrese, an accomplished rapper, actor, author, fashion model and MTV VJ gained international attention in 1994 after he appeared in a Coca-Cola ad. After releasing several successful albums, he transitioned into films, with lead roles in several Hollywood blockbusters including '2 Fast 2 Furious,' 'Waist Deep' and 'Transformers.' Among his biggest hit songs that will have female fans screaming for more are 'Latel,' 'How U Gonna Act Like That,' 'Sweet Lady,' 'Alter Ego' and 'On Top Of Me.' Soul Train Award winner Ginuwine has proven himself to be one of R&B's pre-eminent idols during the heyday of hip-hop soul. His sultry, seductive crooning has earned him a substantial female following and made him a regular presence on the R&B charts over the years. His powerful vocals have graced some of the biggest songs of our time including 'All Night All Day,' 'Bedda Man,' 'Differences' and 'G. Thang.'
Grammy nominated singer Tank has a hefty catalogue of hit songs dating back to his 2001 release 'Maybe I Deserve' that climbed to the number #7 position on the US R&B charts. Tank has one of the most recognizable names in modern R&B and is known for his sensual love songs, that harp back to masters like Marvin Gaye and Al Green. Among his popular songs that will have the ladies calling his name are 'Freaky,' 'Slowly,' 'One Man,' 'Come Over' (with Aaliyah), 'Please Don't Go,' 'I Can't Make You Love Me' and 'Emergency.'
Toots Hibbert, Barrington Levy, Queen Ifrika and Coco Tea to perform
New York: Groovin Inc., the promoters of the annual New York City music extravaganza Groovin In The Park are very pleased to announce their third annual concert for Sunday June 30 for Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York. The announcement was made at the event launch at the Consulate General of Jamaica in Manhattan recently.
“I am personally very delighted that my team and I have been able to perfect our game plan and return to Roy Wilkins Park for the third year with another world class production that is guaranteed to thrill music lovers across the New York tri-state region”, Chris Roberts, founder and CEO of Groovin Inc. announced today.
This year’s lineup is more dazzling that ever and includes reggae’s most illustrious living legend Toots Hibbert alongside iconic hit machines Barrington Levy, Cocoa Tea and Queen Ifrica. Additional acts will be announced later.
Although Groovin In The Park is only heading in its third year, this eclectic New York City event that synergizes the most awe-inspiring talent from the planets of reggae and R & B has already cemented an enviable reputation as the summer concert that is not to be missed.
This year the event promises to be a ravishing treat for reggae lovers who will have the opportunity to see Toots, icon and former lead singer from the classic 60s group The Maytals doing nostalgic anthems such as 54-46, Sweet & Dandy and Monkey Man. Equally enrapturing will be a rare performance in New York City by the modern day Fyah Mumma Queen Ifrica who typically has audiences chanting her ever last word in live performances. And of course, the anthologies of both Barrington Levy and Cocoa Tea have defined excellence in reggae music over the past three decades, so fans attending Groovin In The Park this year are in for a truly special treat.
"I am excited about performing at Groovin In The Park on Sunday, April 30th. It is gonna be a grooving event" veteran reggae legend Toots told the gathering at the launch. "I am encouraging families to come out early and enjoy the event."
In its first two years, Groovin In The Park has succeeded in electrifying New York City with legends such as Beres Hammond, Jimmy Cliff, Beenie Man, Boyz 11 Men, Kenny “Baby Face” Edmonds, Tarrus Riley, Machel Montano, Gladys Knight and others.
Among the special invited guests attending the launch were Herman LaMont, Consul General to Jamaica, NY; Caribbean Food Delights founder & CEO Vincent HoSang and his daughter Sabrina HoSang COO; Shelton Rose, Grace Kennedy, Market Manager, Northern US; Eddy Edwards Chairman Jamaican Jerk Festival USA; Trevor Scotland, SQPA Director of Marketing; veteran radio host Gil Bailey; Chris Chin CEO VP Records; Irwine Clare, CEO Team Jamaica Bickle; Bob Desouza, CEO Trans Continental Shipping; executives from the Groovin Inc. team among others.
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