This is a free concert at Levitt Pavilion Dayton with Funk/Soul music
Join us as part of the 2022 Eichelberger Concert Season on the CareSource lawn at the Levitt Pavilion in downtown Dayton! Bring your lawn chair, cooler, and picnic basket, and get ready for a night of free music under the stars! Plan your visit HERE
The Original LAKESIDE journey began when a group of High School students from DAYTON, OHIO formed a singing group and backup band which later morphed into a FUNK band after landing a recording deal with Solar Records. Still maintaining the dynamic vocal abilities that gave them an edge on most of the bands when it came to vocals, and that “edge” still holds true today, having four members singing vocals from ballads with the best of them to that Funky sound “The Original LAKESIDE is known for. Made up of talented musicians and ferocious stamina that has sustained them for more than 40 years, a feat not many bands can boast about today while maintaining seven of the original nine members that recorded every record. Formerly known as the Ohio Lakeside Express, their travels have taken them throughout the world.
Lakeside was the first band to successfully use a “theme” for each album cover which created notoriety in the music industry and the Lakeside fan base, always wondering what they were going to come out with next. Starting out with a Robin Hood theme, their album “A Shot Of Love” scored them
their first hit “All The Way Live”. Other themes such as Rough Rider cowboys, Elliott Ness and the Untouchables and those Funky Pirates are just a few of the group’s unforgettable themes. Recording mogul Dick Griffey of Solar Records felt the Lakeside vibe giving them free rein in the studio which prompted many of the mega hits that took the music industry by storm. The sound of Funk hits such as “All The Way Live”, “Raid”, and “Outrageous” are known to draw people to the
dance floor like a magnet. The signature sound of the lead guitar on the hit “Something About That Woman”, alarm your funk sensors to take immediate notice! The double bass sound was not only their signature but also the foundation for all of The Original Lakeside’s dance hits. Lakeside’s soulful
ballads demonstrate their versatility, style and perfect mix of vocals and band as recorded on the remake of the Beatle’s classic “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”. And of course, there is the Lakeside anthem “Fantastic Voyage that sets the brand apart from all the rest. Rerecorded by Coolio and many others.
The longevity of The Original LAKESIDE comes from the power of commitment, dedication, positivity, and RESPECT FOR THE FUNK.
Forty-plus years together is why they are the Ultimate stage performers they are.
Undeniably THE BEST Funk Band performance you will ever witness!
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