The Five Towns Community Center will be hosting the Persuasions on Saturday, December 17th, 2016.
The Persuasions: "A living American Musical Treasure," celebrating 53 years in the Art of A Cappella Singing.
From their humble beginning of singing on the streets of Brooklyn, New York in 1962 the Persuasions earthy gospel infused voices have soared through the echo chambers of New York City Subways to the dizzying heights of the Carnegie Hall stage in Manhattan.
They have recorded with the likes of Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Folk great Joni Mitchell to rock's legendary Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead. The list goes on to include Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and along the way earn the respect of countless fellow artists such as the Temptations, The late Curtis Mayfield, Four Tops and on and on.
Now in what some may call the "twilight" of their illustrious career, The Persuasions are showing no signs of slowing down, with recent appearance on ABC's The View and "back by popular demand" three years running at The Cotton Club in Tokyo, Japan.
In the past two years the Persuasions have made a renaissance resurgence with cameo performances with Pink Floyd's Roger Waters and Master of The Telecaster guitar, G.E. Smith. In 2016 they began touring with Canadian based rock group Barenaked Ladies (number 1 pop hit, One Week and Emmy winning theme song for TV hit show, Big Bang Theory) and have recorded with the group and look to continue touring in 2017.
All proceeds help over 250 children attend a Broadway Play, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.