(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Rufus, which brought Chaka Khan to stardom, has launched "The Great American Talent Search." They seek a vocalist from this nationwide talent search to continue their musical legacy of original Neo Soul, bridging their brand of old school with hip-hop, jazz, pop, and funk. Two winners will record a single with the band, perform on the national tour, win a 2004 Scion and other prizes.
"We're not looking for Chaka Khan clones; no one can replace what Chaka contributed to the band," says original founding group members Andre Fischer and Bobby Watson, "We're looking for exceptional vocal talent that will blend effortlessly with the sound and legacy of Rufus."
Applicants should send a cassette tape or CD, with two songs (each a maximum of two minutes) and an 8 x 10" photo or snapshot to:
The entry deadline is August 31, 2004
The Great American Talent Search is going to
San Francisco and
Washington with the finals in Orlando.
West LA Music (Special thanks to Don Griffin),
Dean Markley Strings,
MCA / Universal Records,
BB King Blues Club,
Union Editorial and
A portion of proceeds will benefit the American Diabetes Association. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen