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Persuasions inducted into Rock and Roll Doo Wop Hall Of Fame  & inducted into the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens "Celebrity Path" walk of fame which honors Brooklyn Residents whose talents have made a major contribution to the world - Critics agree, Persuasions CD on ZOHO Label  TITLED "KNOCKIN' ON BOB'S DOOR"  is a hit! - To read reviews,  click on "reviews" tab.



“The Persuasions are truly a class act, and it was a thrill to have them on the stage at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Centennial Celebration. When you looked around the audience, people were swaying back and forth, holding hands, and singing along to the entire show. The performance really brought the crowd together and we all felt like we were a part of a very special moment in time. It was a magical, magical performance for us!” - Anita Jacobs, Director of Public Programs Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

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"Afro-American music - the great fusion that gave us jazz, blues and rock and roll - is captured in its purest form by The Persuasions. For decades they have been taking a -cappella music to ever-new heights, reminding generations of musicians that the human voice is the subtlest and most powerful of all instruments. I feel honoured to have been able to invite them to play here in England, and to watch yet another generation fall under their spell." - Brian Eno/record producer (Guest artistic director, Brighton Festival 2010)



  

December 27, 28, 29. 2013 Tokyo, Japan - The Cotton Club.

 

                                      2014 concert Schedule

January 18 Mamaroneck, NY 

January 20 New York City  - SUBCULTURE 45 Bleeker Street, lower Manhattan -  CLICK ON LINK BELOW FOR TICKETS

http://www.subculturenewyork.com/event/282641-persuasions-new-york/

http://www.subculturenewyork.com/event/282641-persuasions-new-york 

January 24 Brooklyn, NY (Private)

April 11 Minneasota TBA

April 12 Wisconsin (TBA)

 

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New York Daily News Review on The Persuasions Chesky Records release, "Persuasions Sing U2." 

 

"I could tell, even over the phone, that these guys were something special."  - Frank Zappa

"These guys are deep sea divers. I'm just a fisherman in a boat."  - Tom Waits

"They are to singing what Muhammad Ali was to boxing---invincible, innovative, original, beautiful."
 - The L.A. Weekly

"The Persuasions' style is a perfect marriage of passion and intelligence." - Greil Marcus, rock critic and author

"One of the hundred best works of the 1970s" - Rolling Stone referring to their 1977 album, Chirpin'

"The Persuasions are four parts of one voice, one spirit."  - Mix Magazine

"These all-vocal, instrument-free heroes paved the way for today's platinum a cappella acts, Take 6 and Bobby McFerrin, as well as the retro-hip-hop styles of Boyz II Men and Color Me Badd." - Cash Box 1996

"That The Persuasions---the godfathers of the movement---guys who were singing a cappella on the street corners of Bedford-Stuyvesant, N.Y., long before Boyz II Men were even Babiez II Men, are sometimes overlooked is a howling injustice, in five-part harmony." - The San Jose Mercury News  

 



From the fall of 2009  J.J. Cale recording session with Joachim Becker of ZOHO MUSIC  Persuasions delivered two hot tracks on J.J. Cale's "Travelin' Light" and "I'll Make Love To You." "Sweet" Joe Russell delivered a scorching lead on the latter while Jimmy Hayes delivered a soothing to the ear bass lead on "Travelin' light.


 HAITIAN BENEFIT CONCERT AT TEMPLE BETH EL IN STAMFORD CT., HELD MARCH 8 RAISED $11k TO BUILD TWO WATER TOWERS TO BRING MUCH NEEDED SOURCE OF FRESH DRINKING WATER. THE PERSUASIONS ( IN PURPLE) ALONG WITH OTHER ARTISTS VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME AND TALENT TO THIS WORTHY CAUSE. HERE THEY ARE JOINED BY OVER 100 KIDS AND THE WHAT'S UP BAND TO PERFORM THE FINALE NUMBER "STAND UP AMERICA," WRITTEN BY PERSUASIONS' DAVE REVELS