11/17 8:00 PM & 10PM - $40.00
ScoBar Entertainment presents:
The Three Degrees
Nick Kellie – guitar
Kenny Brooks – drums
Tetsuya Mizobuchi – bass
Sean Wayland and Ben Winkelman – keyboards
ScoBar Entertainment will present The Three Degrees (“When Will I See You Again,” “Dirty Ol’ Man,” “TSOP”) at The Iridium, on Friday & Saturday, November 16 & 17, 2010 at 8 & 10pm. The “Longest Running Female Vocal Trio” in history (according to the Guinness Book of World Records), will make their first New York City appearance in 25 years.
When you hear the name, The Three Degrees, you immediately think of their most famous song, “When Will I See You Again” & the vision of three beautiful ebony women, perfectly coordinated in both their dance routines & their vocal harmonies. “When Will I See You Again” was a major hit record throughout the world, topping the charts in the U.S.A., the U.K., Japan & most European countries, earning the trio every conceivable accolade at the time — not to mention enough gold records to make Fort Knox envious!
The Three Degrees has retained all three of their major qualities — their beauty, their sparkling choreography & their precise vocal qualities. In between, they have amassed an impressive list of hit records. Today, the line-up consists of Valerie Holiday, Helen Scott & Freddie Pool.
The beginning of The Three Degrees dates back more than 4 decades, when their then-manager, Richard Barrett, brought three young teenagers together in Philadelphia, making their first mark on the recording scene with Philly-based Swan Records. They soon signed with New York-based Roulette Records & the hits began with a remake of the Chantels 1958 hit, “Maybe” & continued through “I Do Take You,” “You’re The One,” “There’s So Much Love All Around Me” & “Trade Winds.” It was during this two-year span that they made a cameo appearance in the movie The French Connection, singing “Everybody Gets to Go to the Moon,” portraying themselves in a cabaret scene. In 1972, they hit pay dirt with “Dirty Ol’ Man” & “TSOP,” with MFSB. The following year came “When Will I See You Again.”
During this time, the group made their biggest hit, when Prince Charles publicly acclaimed The Three Degrees as his favorite group. They were dubbed “Charlie’s Angels” & were invited guests at the wedding reception of Princess Diana & Prince Charles. The only other American guest was Nancy Reagan.
After more than four decades of existence, The Three Degrees can still make the claim as being the longest running female vocal group in history, and they show no signs of slowing down!