Topper Has It All
Supreme talent, youth, experience, vitality, strong visual presence and an amazing track record spanning decades as one of America’s premier touring / recording bands.
Topper’s longevity is unheard of in the music business. The band has been touring and recording for over thirty years, remaining as vital and exciting as they have been from the beginning of their incredible, long run. Originally formed in Atlanta, GA, as an eight piece horn driven funk/jazz/fusion recording project in the late seventies, Topper was poised to become a supergroup along the lines of Earth,Wind & Fire, The Commodores, KC & The Sunshine Band and Tower Of Power. When negotiations with record company management broke down, the group began playing live venues worldwide, continuing to write, record and release original music on their indie record label, Ring Records.
Currently a five piece band, featuring franchise members, guitarist/vocalist, David Rodé and vocalist/keyboardist, Pete George, along with beautiful female vocalist, Miami and supreme young rhythm section, bassist/alto sax/vocalist, Nathaniel Payne and drummer/vocalist, Cody Spiva. The group is multi format, depending on the event,venue, clientele, etc.
Topper’s Dance/Variety/Party Music show utilizes a massive song list of all genres/decades of music, all performed true to form vocally & instrumentally with high energy and one on one crowd interaction. Topper’s vocals and musicianship are second to none!
The band’s Tribute Show, “Voices Of Rock & Soul!”, showcases short segments of rock & soul classics (Journey, U2, Foreigner, AC/DC, Bad Company, Rod Stewart, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Four Tops, and Wilson Pickett to name a few!) Vocalist Pete George’s uncanny ability to nail the characteristics of virtually any legendary singer has to be heard and seen to believe, hence the name ‘Voices Of Rock & Soul! Topper-Voices Of Rock Live! “The Movie”, A Trey Miller Film, is available on DVD, along with the movie’s companion double live CD, Voices Of Rock Live! Both releases are available at online retailers, topperlive.com/merchandise and all live venues where the band appears.
Topper presents a concert of original rock material from their eighteen track compilation album, Only For The Money-Deluxe Edition, music videos and digital releases. Only For The Money has been distributed worldwide in both CD and digital downloads at all major music retailers, along with Topper’s other recordings and music videos.
showcasing their lead and harmony vocals, original and multi genre repertoire. The entire band performs the acoustic show at intimate listening venues and private events, as well.
Topper’s music has received airplay on FM and internet radio stations for over twenty years. In short, there has never been a band with the talent, scope, versatility, longevity and most of all, positive energy and confidence, as Topper. This legendary band is constantly moving forward, continuing to reinvent itself, thrilling crowds nationwide; Unstoppable!
Voices-Unplugged is available for bookings at intimate listening rooms, private events, clubs, festivals and concerts.
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The Voice of ‘Voices’ is Pete George. His ability to nail the singing styles of vocalists from Steve Perry of Journey to the young Rod Stewart is phenomenal. Called “The Man of 1000 Voices”, he sounds like these Rock titans in their glory. Indeed, the show relies on faithful renditions of these classics, and not cheesy wig and makeup-fueled mimicry.
The band looks like rockers because they are, not because they are costumed and coiffed. And the sound is real, with no gimmicks, sequencing or prerecorded production. The musicians are members of Topper, a veteran band with over 20 years experience touring and recording. The show includes original material from their CD compilation “Only For the Money/Deluxe Edition”, that fits in seamlessly with the covers in the show. These guys are a band very much like the groups featured in the show. Topper, a working band with a large US and European fan base, has collaborated to present “Voices Of Rock”.
The promo DVD is recorded live in real time, with no overdubbing or studio enhancement. Shot in a single take at Kerrigan’s, one of the Southeast’s premiere live venues, it is a true reflection of the excitement of the show. What you see in the promo is what you get: the raw thrill of real Rock, performed live with passion by pros who care.