01/30/2013

SOUND YOUR FUNKY HORN:LEGENDARY KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND CELEBRATE 40 YEARS OF MAKING BOOTIES SHAKE

MIAMI, Fl. (January 30, 2013) – Put on your “Boogie Shoes” and prepare to “Get Down Tonight” with Harry Wayne Casey 'KC' and the band that created some of the world’s most beloved dance songs. Formed in 1973, KC & the Sunshine Band celebrate 40 years of making music – the result of which gave voice to a generation, helped define an entire culture and continues to make an impact today.

KC's story is a musically rich one. From his two year plus internship with TK Records in Miami where he learned each facet of the music industry from the ground up to his imaginative musical creations which included mixing Caribbean Junkanoo instruments with the music of Motown he had grown up with. The resulting sound from the accomplished singer/songwriter was a unique, infectious one and it grabbed the hearts and minds of the American public compelling them to get out of their seats and hit the dance floor. 

KC & the Sunshine Band has earned lifetime worldwide album sales well past the 100 million mark and secured #1 hit smashes with “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “Get Down Tonight,” and “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty” as well as numerous signature songs like “I’m Your Boogie Man,” “Boogie Shoes,” “Keep It Comin’ Love,” “Please Don’t Go” and more. Their music has been featured on hundreds of movies, TV shows and advertising campaigns.

“In 40 years and in my wildest dreams I never imagined that I would still be doing what I love doing, and that is making and performing my music for you,” says KC. “I am so grateful and thankful for the continued support and belief in KC & The Sunshine Band from all of our fans new and old and those who have not admitted it yet.”

This celebratory year finds KC & the Sunshine Band on tour both across the country and internationally. He’ll cook with Paula Deen, be featured on the award-winning television show “Unsung,” and receive a prestigious award from the Florida Association of Broadcasters.

Look for new music from KC & the Sunshine Band in March.

To learn more about KC & The Sunshine Band and to find more details about its upcoming tour dates, visit
www.heykcsb.com

KC & The Sunshine Band is booked by William Morris Endeavor.

About KC & the Sunshine Band:
Formed in 1973, KC & The Sunshine Band aims to serve a single purpose: to create instant happiness through music. For nearly 40 years the group has done just that, topping the charts with seven No. 1 singles and three triple platinum albums, winning three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, an American Music Award, and becoming the first act since The Beatles to score four No. 1 pop singles in one 12-month period in 1976. In 2001, KC was honored with the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences Governor’s Award, the highest honor given by a chapter of the Academy. The band’s infectious sound gives life to countless ad campaigns and hundreds of movie soundtracks. KC & The Sunshine Band has defined disco and forever influenced music with its timeless sound and mission of getting people out of their seats to celebrate, which is still being fulfilled today.