San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Godfather of Soul!!, Mr. Dynamite!!, Mr. Please, Please, Please!!, Soul Brother Number One!!, and the Hardest Working Man in Show Business!! these are the many names of Mr. James Brown one of the most dynamic and influential artists in the 20th century of popular music.
The James Brown Tribute Show recreates the fun, energy, soul, funk, and excitement of the James Brown Show featuring multi-talented comedian/impressionist/tribute artist LLoyd Diamond as James Brown. Lloyd Diamond as James Brown, dances, sings, and has amazed audiences all over the country with his dead on embodiment of James Brown. This is NOT a parody or a lip synced show! You'll hear such timeless classic hits such as "Sex Machine", "Get on the Good Foot", and "Papa's Gotta Brand New Bag". Adding to the authenticity of the James Brown tribute show is original JB's bassist Fred Thomas. Mr. Thomas has worked with James Brown for over 30 years and can be heard on such funk classics as "Hot Pants", "The Payback", and "Make it Funky".
The James Brown Tribute show is a show you'll want to see again and again. SO COME GET DOWN WIT YO' BAD SELF IN NEW YORK TOWN TO THE FUNKY, FUNKY SOUND of Mr. JAAAAAMES BROWN!!!
Lloyd Diamond was born and raised in New York City. As a child, Lloyd had a gift for doing impressions of Jerry Lewis, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, among others. He loved making his family and friends laugh. His friends in high school encouraged him to pursue a career in comedy. One night his brother took him to an open mike at the New York Comedy Club and he was bit by the performing bug ever since. Lloyd performed while in college. Since then he's appeared at the Comic Strip, Stand up NY, Caroline's, New York Comedy Club, and Boston Comedy Club. He's appeared on the Comedy TKO segment on "Showtime at the Apollo", "Good Morning America's Make Us Laugh All Night Long Competition, "Jane Hanson's New York "Chapelle's Show" and "America's Got Talent".
Lloyd also sings, dances does impersonations. and plays drums. He was invited by Sandy Hackett, son of the legendary Buddy Hackett, to play Sammy Davis Jr. in his production of "The Tribute to the Rat Pack" in Las Vegas. Although his most popular character is Sammy Davis Jr, Lloyd also does impersonations of James Brown, Ray Charles, Chris Rock, Jerry Lewis, Bill Cosby, Michael Jackson and many others. Still loyal to his stand-up roots, Lloyd performs his unique brand of comedy in clubs and colleges across the country. Lloyd leaves audiences laughing with his boundless energy, charisma, physical comedy, and clean material. He's a comedian with a wide range of impressions, characters, voices, and facial contortions. Lloyd continues to make a name for himself as a well rounded entertainer.
When & Where
B.B. King Blues Club
Conveniently located in the heart of Times Square near Penn Station and Port Authority, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill offers music fans a unique experience. Owned by the Bensusan Family, proprietors of the world renowned Blue Note Jazz Club, the club features world-class musical talent and consists of two distinct spaces: the Showcase Room & Lucille’s Grill.
The breathtaking main space is classical in form and spirit: two-tiered, horseshoe-shaped seating (booths & tables) centered around a 30-foot stage presents up close and personal views of all performances. The 40-foot bar is a haven for the reserved listener. The atmosphere is enhanced with two 8-foot big video screens on either side of the stage.