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A real American Music Story. As told by A living legend!
Let Movin’ Melvin Brown take you on a Black Music journey (50s-90s) through his incredible and fascinating life in song, tap dance, story & comedy.
★★★★★ “A rare treat. Make the most of it!” The Age
Best described as ‘The last of the great Song & Dance Men’, his award-winning entertainment career spans 5 decades of singing, tap-dancing, storytelling & laughing with the best. Featuring songs of Ray Charles, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding… Tap-dancing to Michael Jackson music, and much more!
Sold out across the world, from Edinburgh to Edmonton, Avignon to Toronto, Hong Kong…
★★★★★ “Exceptional, sheer brilliance” Scotsman
★★★★★ “Grooviest Renaissance Man’ BroadwayBaby
Winner ‘People’s Choice Award’ Vancouver & Toronto Festivals.
Winner ‘Most outstanding Solo Performance’ New York, Ottawa, Orlando, Wellington…
Voted ‘Best Rhythm’n’Blues Artist’ LA Radios
Rhythm & Blues entertainer Movin’ Melvin Brown takes us on a Black Music journey (50s-90s). Song, tap dance, storytelling & comedy. Songs of Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, James Brown, Otis Redding, Temptations, Jackie Wilson and many more…
Movin’ Melvin Live! November 2 & 3, 2018 Doors 7:10 PM / Show 7:30 PM
“The audience hang on his every word, warmly laughing along with his rich chuckle and there’s even a chance to get up and have a dance with the man himself” ★★★★★ Frodo Allan
“He was an absolute delight to watch” ★★★★★ – BBC, Edinburgh Festival Revue
A LIVING LEGEND. Not to be missed!
A Festival favourite, Brown is a flamboyant wizard of song and tap who has been seen widely on BBC & ABC, was the featured artist at Oprah Winfrey’s birthday party for Maya Angelou and has earned critical acclaim from reviewers across the world
Multi-award winning entertainer and Rhythm ‘n’ Blues legend Movin’ Melvin Brown will take you on a Musical journey (50s-90s) through his incredible life in song, dance, tap dance, comedy and true stories!
Described as ‘The last of the great Song and Dance Men’, his award-winning entertainment career spans 5 decades of singing, tap-dancing, storytelling and laughing with the best.
Songs of Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, The Temptations, Platters and more! Featuring characters like the Black Preacher, the Music Box Dancer, Bojangles, James Brown… and Tap dancing to different styles of music, including an amazing and high-energy routine to Michael Jackson’s music ‘Jam’!
The show has sold out in Edinburgh, Edmonton, Vancouver, Adelaide and many other Festivals around the world, earning several awards including ‘Audience Pick’ for best show in Toronto and Vancouver, ‘Outstanding solo Performer’ in New York and Ottawa, ‘Best international Act’ in Brighton UK, and more.
“Exceptional, sheer brilliance” ★★★★★ Scotsman
“It’s a rare treat” ★★★★★ The Age
“Brown was born to perform” ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he has been at the heart of the black music scene since he started stealing hearts with his dancing aged five. He had a doo-wop group as a teenager, when Cincinnati was the hub of black music, and has worked with the likes of James Brown, BB King, The Isley Brothers, Little Stevie Wonder and many more. Right now Brown’s own single Love Stormy Weather is in the UK soul charts and is available on a 45 vinyl.
The first “I Love You Day” Concert was realized in Sydney Australia! On February 2nd.2002, we found a part of the world willing to come together to say: “I Love You”.
The “I Love You Day” Concert 2003 took place on the Canary Islands, Spain and it got bigger! . . . 2004 in Rome, 2005 in Malta, 2006 in Dubai, and 2010 in MACAU Island, Iao Hon Garden.
About I Love You Day:
I just want the world to stop everything for a few moments, to say: “I LOVE YOU”.
Together we will all shift the consciousness of the planet to love.
I want the world to stop and watch as I perform three songs, ending with everyone watching everywhere in the world and all saying together: “I LOVE YOU”. This is a positive world event for everyone! WILL YOU HELP?
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Movin’ Melvin Brown is singing, dancing, tap dancing… this is just a little delightful taste of the great entertainment which comes from the roots of “Soul” and R&B. See also www.myspace.com/movinmelvin
Melvin Brown, or Movin’ Melvin as he is better known, has had huge success with his highly entertaining and energetic show, A Man, A Magic, A Music. Showcasing snippets of Melvin’s career and life., the show has had rave reviews around the world. Since he was a small child, Melvin knew where he wanted to go with his life.
“On my first day of kindergarten the teacher asked if anybody could dance and I replied that I could. I’d only seen my sisters dancing but figured I could do it too. When the rest of the class yelled and clapped, I knew what I wanted to do from that point on.”
His singing came from his church years where, typical to the Hollywood portrayal, the gospel churches rock and rolled their messages into parishioners. During his early years, there was a lot of black music around but nobody would play it on the radio and it wasn’t until the ’50’s that a surge of black music started emerging.
“The ’50’s was one of the most creative times for music in history. The Temptations, Wilson Pickett, The Miracles – people were wondering where all these people came from. From that point on. I was inspired and got a band together and started touring.”
Melvin has worked with the likes of Willie Nelson, and James Brown and has performed for Oprah Winfrey as well as opening for Harry Connick Jur on his Australian tour. After touring, setting up a singing telegram service in Texas, helping the homeless and working with a male revue, Melvin started work on his own homeless project called Change This World Project. He has written books on philosophy and psychology, recorded four CD’s and busks and performs around the world to raise money for his project. He also has his own website – www.movinmelvin.com which provides further information on the man and his project.
For the meantime, in his first Adelaide Fringe, Movin’ Melvin is enjoying responsive and appreciative audiences who foot tap and clap their way through countless musical favourites while learning a little bit about music, a a way of life from the ’50s to today.
-It’s a history of music, a history of myself, a history of the country (the States) and a history of black people.”
"The audience hang on his every word, warmly laughing along with his rich chuckle and there’s even a chance to get up and have a dance with the man himself"
★★★★★ Frodo Allan
“He was an absolute delight to watch”
★★★★★ - BBC, Edinburgh Festival Revue
“To have an all-round performer of Melvin Brown’s calibre and background is an opportunity that doesn’t come every day. Make the most of it!”