‘The last of the great Song & Dance Men’
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
Wolf Performance Hall
251 Dundas Street | London, ON, N6A 6H9
“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”
“It’s a rare treat”
★★★★★ The Age
“Brown was born to perform”
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.