AL MCKAY'S EARTH, WIND AND FIRE EXPERIENCE
In cooperation with GLP
After a period of extended hiatus of Earth Wind and Fire, the former guitarist Al McKay decided to put a band together initially for some special performances in Japan. Calling themselves the "LA Allstars," the group assembled former members of EWF into a model of the original rhythm section driven group, organized around all important guitar work of McKay who is at the origin of "Fantasy", "Boogie Wonderland" and "September".
Built around legendary Earth Wind & Fire guitarist, Al McKay, and a group of top Los Angeles studio and road musicians is the aptly named "AL McKay´s Earth Wind & Fire Experience ".
They are all about the music.
Performing hit after hit of the super group's material, in the original keys with the original feel, the "AL McKay´s Earth Wind & Fire Experience " offer a stunning demonstration of a living, vital performance - with every component of the band upholding the high standard of excellence that established the original EWF sound.
From Al McKay's guitar, the rhythm section locks down the grooves McKay did so much to create in the first place. The horn section, under the leadership of original EWF trumpeter
Michael Harris, and featuring the talents of former Tower Of Power and Doobie Brother members, deliver performances that any band leader would be proud of. The vocal section anchored by the incredible vocal talents of Tim Owens.
In a day and age when many top pop groups perform with carefully prepared click tracks and prerecorded vocals and padding, it is refreshing to find that the legacy of this music is alive and well with McKay's stunning new group.
So, the "AL McKay´s Earth Wind & Fire Experience " may be the only group capable of rendering this music with the original feel and with no smoke and mirrors. AL McKay´s Earth Wind & Fire Experience is a phenomenon absolutely not to be missed.