August 17, 2009
UPTON, NY – Memphis Soul Review, featuring local musician Bobby Nathan, will perform at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Friday, September 11, at 8 p.m. in the Brookhaven Center. A professional dance instructor will be at the event offering lessons. Sponsored by the BNL Music and Social and Cultural Clubs, the event is open to the public. All visitors to the Laboratory 16 and older must bring a photo I.D.
In 1991, Nathan formed Memphis Soul Review, a seven-piece band that recreates Texas rock and blues, complemented by a horn section. The band also features rhythm and blues music by artists of the 1960s and 1970s, including Sam & Dave, the Isley Brothers, Wilson Picket, Otis Redding, and Aretha Franklin.
Bobby Nathan began playing guitar in 1959. In the 1970s he toured the U.S. with the band Strawberry. In 1976 he formed the band Uptown and played at local disco clubs. In 1979 Nathan and his wife Joanne opened Unique Recording Studios in New York City where he works with many notable artists including Bruce Springsteen, Anita Baker, Joe Cocker, Diana Ross, LaToya Jackson, and James Brown. In fact, Nathan was the first to sample James Brown’s screams and Led Zeppelin’s drums. Nathan also hosted a NYC Blues Jam at the Cutting Room in Manhattan.
Tickets for the show are $16 and may be purchased through www.ticketweb.com or at the door. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. For more information call 631 344-5257.
For more information on the band go to the Memphis Soul Review website.
The Laboratory is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.
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