If you're interested in having some of the best talent around for your next event then check out, former lead vocalist for The Platters Joe coleman, for jazz, r&b, motown, gospel, pop, oldies or doo wop. If you still enjoy the sounds of groups like "The Platters", "The Temptations" and "The Drifters" then check out "Leonard, Coleman & Blunt", which consists of former members of each of these groups and let them take you a trip down memory lane, as they pay tribute to the great vocal groups of our time.
Our performers are among the most talented in the industry. It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you to make your next event memorable and fun.
Joe Coleman is a consummate entertainment professional, renown as a “double, triple threat.” He is an accomplished singer, actor and performer. Joe’s “double, triple threat” comes from his acclaim as a theatrical composer, songwriter, and astute businessman. Joe was the lead vocalist with “The Platters” for many years and was a regular at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas performing popular songs such as “My Prayer”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”, “The Great Pretender” and many more Number 1 hits.
Most recently, he was selected as the Featured Vocalist at a Tribute Gala honoring television icon and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey. Joe was also blessed to be featured at events honoring Quincy Jones, Maya Angelou, Nancy Wilson and the wonderful cinema star, Sidney Poitier. Joe has also performed with the renowned Barbra Streisand on her Finale Tour, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Natalie Cole, B.B. King, Lou Rawls and many more.
Joe’s acting credits include the recent hit “If This Hat Could Talk” and Off-Broadway productions of “Destiny In My Hands”, “Mama I Want To Sing!”, “Nuthin’ But The Blues” and “Heaven and the Homeboy”, directed by Tony Award winning director, George Faison.
Joe received rave reviews from the Washington Post, NY Daily News, ABC-TV and others for his 26 original song compositions for the hit musical “If This Hat Could Talk” [Hats], which has been successfully touring the country for the past 3 years. Joe not only composed the music for “Hats”, but also starred in the production with, none other than, Grammy Award winning vocalist, Stephanie Mills and Tony Award winning actress, Melba Moore. Joe also served as the Co-Executive Producer for “Hats” and was part of the lead creative team that featured George Faison as its Director and book-writer.
From Jazz to Pop; R&B to Blues; and with a firm upbringing in gospel music, Joe Coleman has thrilled varied audiences with his mercurial style and smooth delivery. Whether performing with his gospel group, “Joe Coleman and the Chain of Love”, or singing R&B under the musical direction of the esteemed, Dennis Williams – Musical Director for the O’Jays – or performing with Grammy Award-nominated jazz pianist, Roy Meriwether and his Trio, Joe brings his own brand of entertainment to the fore, carefully melding each genre into what has become his own “signature” style.
Joe has been featured on the “Today Show with Katie Couric” and has appeared on the “Regis & Kelly Show”. He has performed in world-class entertainment locations, such as NYC’s Avery Fisher Hall, Beacon Theatre and Plaza Hotel; Top of the Pops (London); Queen Elizabeth Stadium (Hong Kong), The Foreign Businessman’s Hotel (China); Mugen (Tokyo); Princess Casino Cruises (West Palm Beach); Fox Theatre (Atlanta); The Chicago Opera House (Chicago) and many other first class venues.
Joe Coleman will release his new CD project entitled, “Singin’ My Song” in 2011. Additionally, Joe has been commissioned to write 3 songs for a new theatrical production titled, “The Honeycomb’s All New Revue”, which opened in Atlanta, Ga.
"Leonard, Coleman & Blunt"
Great Music…Great Moves…Classic Style…A hint of Romance…
Three veterans of the music industry, from three of the premier vocal groups of our time, have come together to form the ultimate vocal group experience, “Leonard, Coleman & Blunt”. Performing the hits of the groups that made them famous, Glenn Leonard, Joe Coleman and Joe Blunt bring their collective “Showman’s Touch” to the stage, enthralling audiences with their unique talents and “classic” sense of style.
“Leonard, Coleman & Blunt” has a wealth of experience as a result of the many years they’ve spent traveling the globe, with their respective organizations, bringing first-class entertainment to the world stage. Now, they have joined forces in one, powerful collaboration, to perform hits like, “Only You”, “Just My Imagination” and “Under the Boardwalk” and many of the songs, that we all know and love, that will take you back to a time when love was young and…you could understand all of the words to the songs. “Leonard, Coleman & Blunt” will take you back to a time of “rhythm and romance”, when groups like The Platters, The Temptations and The Drifters ruled the charts and made your hearts sing along with pleasure.
“Leonard, Coleman & Blunt” will take you on a journey back to the “good old days” – a journey you will, most certainly, enjoy beyond measure. The voices are “still” crisp…the sound is “still” classic R&B…the moves are “still” as smooth as ever…and the music, well…the music speaks for itself.
“Leonard, Coleman & Blunt”…Great Music…Great Moves…Classic Style...A Hint of Romance. Simply put, “Best of the Best” will rock you, roll you and set your soul on fire. Sit back…relax…and enjoy.