Cameo Tickets Information
The 39 year old band was created by Larry Blackmon in 1974 and originally had 13 members. The name of the band was changed from the New York City Players to Cameo to avoid confusion with the funk music band Ohio Players. Though the band mainly plays funk music, many of their songs show soul influences as well that of R&B, hip hop and electro. Currently the group consists of five members though more are added when during times of tour. The permanent members include Larry Blackmon, Tomi Jenkins, Anthony Lockett, Aaron Mills and Charlie Singleton while Bruce Carter, Wayne Cobham, Keni Hairston, Jeff Nelson, Rayford Griffin and Jonathan Moffett are the additional tour members.
The peak point in the career of Cameo came with the release of ‘Word Up!’ in 1980. The album topped several charts and its title track ‘Word Up’ and another one named ‘Candy’ went viral as soon as they were released. The geniuses behind ‘Word Up’ were Larry Earnest Blackmon the founder and leader of the band along with another band member Thomas Michael Jenkins. This gave Cameo the much needed boost of success and uplift that was required to bring the band into limelight. The album was released under the Atlanta Artists recording label and went on to receive Platinum certification from the United States and Gold certification from the United Kingdom. The song ‘Word Up’ was later used in the movie Severance in 2006 starring the famed actor Danny Dyer. The tune of the song has also been utilized by Russian rapper Noize MC in his song ‘Heroin Fest’.
Moreover, Cameo has a total of 17 studio albums, 6 live albums, 14 compilation albums and 24 singles up till now. Also, many other albums by the band have received U.S Gold certifications. Those include the very popular ‘Secret Omen’, ‘Cameosis’, ‘Feel Me’, ‘Knights of the Sound Table’, ‘Alligator Woman’, ‘She’s Strange’, ‘Single Life’ and Machismo’. With each album, the group has tried to deliver something fresh and entertaining to the fans and has been fairly successful in its attempts. All of their music has received warm reviews from the audiences and critics alike.
Furthermore, Cameo has worked with numerous well-known recording labels including Polygram, Mercury, Universal, Reprise and Chocolate City. Over the years the group has improved substantially and the quality of music produced by them has shown remarked maturity and development. As new members joined the band, each one of them brought something new along with them to add to the group. However, not only have their changing band members contributed to this improvement but also the founder Larry’s dedication and hard work.
In addition, the band’s popular song ‘Candy’ was featured in the famous children’s video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and also in the wedding reception and bachelor party sequences of the 1999 movie The Best Man. The song has been a phenomenal success and one which has become the highest selling songs by the band. Even when performed at shows, the songs makes all the fans sing along with the band and is a major concert hit.
America’s favorite funk band Cameo is going to take over the stage in a town near you very soon. Their concerts are one of the best ones you will ever get to witness and are definitely not ones to miss. So get your Cameo tickets today and guarantee yourself a memorable and enjoyable evening.