KC and The Sunshine Band keeping disco alive
What to expect from the iconic 70's group on tour
- Duration 8:12
- Date Jul 23, 2012
What to expect from the iconic 70's group on tour
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Times -- welcome Harry Wayne Casey.
Better known as Casey of KC and the sunshine band well guns aren't that you're that you're gonna be here thanks for being -- -- volatile performance but it we'll talk about your busy touring schedule first -- the US this summer I.
Actually which -- all your your long I don't like to do like sixty -- days -- solid mostly weekends throughout the year.
Well underway and know what to look into your show described the -- help.
Big is it how many band member is how big of a party -- that.
It's a party in there there's fifteen of us on stage -- -- to travel.
And pretty much -- -- every day and you know it's just it's it's a fun packed high energy show.
And you bring out all those hits per hour all the it's -- illness and does she have any favorites look at the biggest reaction will they all.
Do I mean they all do mean of course people wanted to get down and I and that's the way and they wanted to should beware -- they were able to issues everybody man that when a mall.
So -- they -- they all did great reaction.
-- ever tell stories about where the songs came from -- inspired them do you remember.
-- -- anything in your memory or -- I remember right I -- we'll talk to the beginning of the show which is just little monologue kind of thing.
I try not to talk during the Charlotte which is pretty much nonstop.
And all the songs have a little bit of a story to them I did down and it was originally called what you want is what you'll get -- and I changed it to get down tonight and and we Bogeyman was -- obvious some of a gun.
Up -- okay -- -- who knew.
Humbling you count the audience now he's the generation various generations the younger generation now that -- All of years I always have you know.
From the very beginning it's always been from babies to -- laws and and and it's it's great to see that you know that that that's still the crowd.
Yeah and some of the people and the younger.
Cited is on either of -- know your songs -- believe America right I made -- so what is it means he is that the songs have been re interpreted re entered.
Dues that I think it's great you know because for so many years the critics have tried to convince all of -- the Disco sucks and that this -- bad.
And I'm living proof right here that it's not you know and -- still alive and you know that the songs are bigger than ever I mean -- it's something that I started forty years ago is bigger than it's ever been here in -- in 2012.
Are there any artists that you see your influence and -- is there any artists that you hear on the radio and everybody gets a little bit there's have been a little bit of young and everyone the out.
Anyone in particular are.
Well we're just yeah I know at this -- I mean besides like there's some almighty besides James Brown I think we're reporter on the most sampled artist you know it in music.
Besides that you know my my I've heard my influenced you know from Princeton Madonna to.
Two I would Justin Timberlake to flow right to pit bull -- trillion I mean you name it the whole genre I mean I've heard some or influence in the music.
Do you have a favorite cover version of -- -- the favorite.
-- -- -- -- Rob Zombie did.
-- cover -- boogie man.
Doing those kind of kind of great -- on the -- have a versions and of course you know group called KWS today.
A dance version of please don't go which was a huge number one hit all -- -- world known in 1990s when 1993 if they start as a great example there.
You mentioned he said this goes on very much saliva about the show that you -- in your hometown of Miami it is that it's.
It's it's a dog is showing it was in New York for six years I think it's been in Boston for three now.
And it's like a re creation of studio 54.
On the Adrian arch.
Stage theater there -- Miami.
It's actually on this stage of the opera house its largest production ever to be on that stage it's two million dollar production.
And it's kind and immersive show -- -- you walked in like you're going to studio 54.
And the music starts playing and the next thing you know this whole show starts happening all around me like in front of you behind you.
Next to you I mean you know what happens happens all around and it script and I mean it that the young Brothers are scripted with with the music.
Senator musical but it happens you know route around you you're you're part of musical -- and I'm there on -- been called sunshine Sunday's by storm August -- For six weeks I believe.
And it's it's just a good time it's a great everybody's having a blast and it's been -- and you play you.
I usually Ontario missed if the name of the club -- club over Iran.
overrun is supposed to my friend and he's brought this club to Miami because he thought -- let me bring this club -- the sound actually originated.
As we've brought -- the Miami and he's invited me to.
To be as guest host for the.
And string it out like fine artist collaboration on that show whether -- -- in Miami traveling to Miami you go to the donkey show I think it's a -- he showed dot com may be or harsh harsh our center for performing arts and in Miami it's an awesome -- in the sunshine -- Of course yes.
And now you've does not come -- -- dot com it.
Which we have we have views -- things up now.
I need done some stuff solo as well I know you did a tour Casey's bogey the last my fellow are you working on net -- -- practice like that as -- I'm I'm doing a new album I started recording it December 20 ninth of last year -- just.
-- come out of hibernation or whatever it is I've been in for the last.
Twenty years before and just a creative juices are flowing I'm really excited about it it's a Disco album.
And -- as it's kind of a disk problem classic I'm more I'm doing some classic songs but but not if you know of temple classic just more we'll miss -- Templeton.
And but the majority -- this is all -- it's all new stuff with some great DJs from.
From Europe that I got connected with and some of the band members and -- -- writing some stuff and I'm really excited about I can't wait for to come out.
Great yeah -- field as you mentioned that you.
So the little time away did you feel any pressure some artists feel they have to reinvent themselves or change something did you feel any pressure and that way.
Well there's no -- when I left I mean I it was right after giving up was right.
Number one and I just didn't wanna do it anymore I was trying to be told what to do and how to do it -- to do when a small -- -- that sort sort of things so I just kind of like.
Disconnected myself completely from the music business.
And that in 93 Arsenio Hall had a TV show on and he what is your reunion of the fan and I got -- and I did this show for him.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Wow this is -- this what you really want to do all your life what you love and you're not doing it -- So I I started taken dates and of course at the same time I was doing drugs heavy drugs at the time and they weren't mixing so 95 go into a rehab.
And I chose my career over the drugs thank god thank you -- and so so now fifteen or whatever -- -- years later I'm just having the time in my life I feel in control of my life.
I'm relaxed I'm comfortable -- and I love what -- -- -- it and when it is that new album did well hopefully I mean I thought it would be done by July but I keep tweaking it and you know.
You know putting some of the songs on it.
So maybe by September the -- hopefully by the fall you know by October latest.
Hopefully this year I wanna this year this -- -- I almost make -- -- 2013 is my fortieth fortieth anniversary so.
I'll we have to do something -- Smart guy he's right exactly yeah I need to new tunes to go out there for another hundred cities or whatever it is 700 years he -- the actor.
This is not that I'm not -- about -- I'm going anywhere now absolutely not great though we can -- KC and the sunshine band dot com and those toward a.'s Anderson averaged about engineer and that you out announcement at the Yankees -- -- thank you -- talking like you.