Small Town, Big Talent
It's not just a performance, it's a party when Wayne Preston and David Weston make music together with the Lady in Red, Sandra Simmons. The three have been entertaining audiences at local venues such as The Big Easy (since closed), Hotel Aiken, West Side Bowery, The Wine Cellar, Pat's Martini Bar, and Rose Hill Estate for several years with spirited renditions of R&B classics, shag, beach and pop music. Their mix also includes jazz standards, reggae, blues and even some country. Preston and Weston have lots of vocals, lots of laughs, and lots of fun.
Preston and Weston go together like hand in glove, and we're not just talking about their names. One of them has been a member of a Grammy Award winning group, the other was in the original Blues Brothers movie, and both have toured with James Brown. Each has roots in religious music and a strong devotion to his Christian faith.
They may be a trio but thanks to generous talent and instrumental versatility, combined with a little musical technology, they put out a band-size sound. At any moment, Wayne may be performing lead or background vocals with his phenomenal range, or playing various instrumental parts including a range of saxophones, flute, bell, tambourine, shaker egg, wood box, or whatever else he can pull out of his hat. At the same time, David is playing two keyboards, a different part for each hand, with percussion and drum programs controlled by his left foot while singing backup vocals. Add in the sultry and entertaining style of Sandra Simmons and their sound is phenomenal!
Consummate entertainers, they seldom take a break during their performances, extracting the most from every note, every bar, and every measure. If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing them perform, check the calendar! Discover why there is a growing legion of enthusiastic fans, occasionally joining in to play the tambourine, wooden box or shaker egg. You might even become one!
~Excerpt from Easy Street Magazine