Lights Up the Stage With Technology
GAZZE, www.thefunband.com, continues to set the standards for “live” performing, by adding a new $6,000 lighting system. “Thru-out our tenure we have continually raised the bar in ‘live” performing standards” said Dwight Weems, founding member of GAZZE. “ Our commitment has always been to provide the best total evening of entertainment, and lighting is an important tool to enhance a musical performance. Imagine going to a concert or disco with great music, but no lighting. You would be missing a tremendous amount of energy! I’ve seen some artists perform in the dark, or with 2-3 lights on a pole! But we’ve always had higher standards! We’ve always had good lighting, and now it’s even better!”
Lead Singer On Stage With Prince
GAZZE lead singer Dwight Weems was picked by Prince to join him on stage during a stop on the “Musicology” tour. “My wife and I were in the front row of a sold-out performance at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford New Jersey” said Dwight.
Halfway thru the set Prince motions me to join him on stage! “The next thing I knew I'm on stage with the legend, dancing and doing my thing. Then Prince smiles, points at me and says, "He's a Baaadddd Man!" to the entire crowd! I didn’t think he was ready for how crazy/fun I can be!
Then, Prince leads me all over the stage (in the round) pumping up the crowd and interacting with the band. The band was INCREDIBLE! I was slapping high-fives with Prince, partying with Maceo Parker, Candy Dulfer and the entire NPG Band. At one point Prince yells to the drummer, (John Blackwell) to give him/me a beat. Then the drummer and I start playing/dancing together. Then Prince takes me over to Mike Scott (Guitar) and the 3 of us (Prince, Mike & I) start doing this dance step while the crowd went nuts.”
“I did the same thing on stage with Prince as I do every weekend, I had fun in the music!” In the audience for the star-studded performance were Lenny Kravitz, Denzel Washington, Max Weinberg (drummer for Springstein and Conan OBriens’ band), Rev Al Sharpton, Members of the Tonight Show Band and more. “Prince put on a terrific performance! And I know I pleasantly surprised him by showing him that I too……….am a Party Man!”
Lead Vocalist "Shannon Ramsey" Mentored by Gloria Estephan and featured on National TV Broadcast
GAZZE Lead Vocalist "Shannon Ramsey" Mentored by Gloria Estephan and featured on National TV Broadcast