Concert Date: Saturday, Nov 25th | 8pm
Tickets: $89 On Sale Fri Nov 10th at 5pm
Online or at the box office located at 50 West Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL
Mon-Fri 10-6 Phone: 954-545-7800
Editorial Note: This show was previously scheduled for the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, tickets from that show will be honored.
The Pompano Beach Cultural Center Presents Dru Hill
Featuring Sisqo, Nokio, Jazz & Tao
with special guests Tony! Toni! Toné!
The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is proud to bring South Florida R& B fans an intimate evening featuring the iconic music of Dru Hill featuring Sisqo, Nokio, Jazz & Tao. Joining them will be the immensely talented trio Tony! Toni! Toné!
Many consider Dru Hill the torch bearers responsible for carrying R&B music into the new millennium. Comprised of four immensely talented singers who were and remain the quintessential example of superior entertainers, Dru Hill has been giving fans what they need in the form of numerous classic love ballads and infectious dance songs since they emerged in the 1990s. Named after a popular Baltimore park, Dru Hill, is comprised of Tamir Ruffin a/k/a Nokio, Mark Andrews a/k/a Sisqo, Larry Anthony a/k/a Jazz, and Antwuan Simpson a/k/a Tao, the newest addition the group replacing original member James “Big Woody” Green who left the group to pursue a solo gospel career.
In a career that spans nearly two decades, Dru Hill, under the steadfast leadership of their long time and trusted manager Kevin Peck has accomplished literally everything an R&B/Pop group could dream of achieving. From having a string of Top 40 #1 hit singles, multi-platinum selling albums, movie and television appearances, headlining sold out concert tours around the world, to selling an eye-popping 30 million records worldwide, their star power has never been in question. Proof of their immense global following was most evident when their reality show entitled Keith Sweat’s Platinum House became the highest rated series in the Centric network’s history, proving their critics wrong that even after a significant absence from the public eye, fans still can’t get enough of Dru Hill. With a music library fit for royalty, that boasts some of the biggest selling and most popular R&B songs of all time to include “Tell Me”, “5 Steps”, “In My Bed”, “Never Make a Promise”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “These are the Times”, and “We’re Not Making Love No More”, that are considered by many music experts to be standards that help define the 90’s. Additionally, the group’s music has helped tremendously to bolster the sale of movies and soundtracks with their songs often having been the lead single for block buster films like “Eddie” starring Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg (Tell Me), “How to be a Player” starring comedian Bill Bellamy (She’s a Bad Mama Jama), “Rush Hour” starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker (How Deep is Your Love), Wild Wild West starring mega superstar Will Smith (Wild Wild West), and “Soul Food” starring former Miss America Vanessa Williams (We’re Not Making Love No More).
Joining Dru Hill for this exciting evening be the immensely talented trio, Tony! Toni! Toné!
For most listeners during the 80s and 90s, the appeal of this group was their influential, rare, and hybrid sound that eventually shaped the genre of R&B into what it is today. The creative sounds of Tony! Toni! Toné! related to rap and hip hop in some instances, but there was still a strong side of singing and live instrumentation, giving them the ability to draw large audiences.
Tony! Toni! Toné! is now is made up of Amar Khalil (vocals), Dwayne Wiggins (guitarist/vocalist), and Dwayne’s cousin Timothy Riley (drummer). After their final album in 1996, some members decided to turn into solo acts, thus, Amar Khalil stepped in for Dwayne Wiggins’ brother who was formerly the lead vocalist. Over the years the band broke through on a mainstream level, went on to sell millions of records, and is now a multiplatinum selling group.