Tavares Booking Agent – Cape Entertainment Agency
Music booking agents for original recording artist Tavares.
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Tavares

When asked to name the Soul Music supergroups of the '70s and early '80s, folks tend to gravitate to familiar names such as Earth, Wind and Fire, the Spinners, the Commodores and the Isley Brothers. However, five brothers from New Bedford, Massachusetts – Ralph, Tiny, Chubby, Butch and Pooch Tavares – arguably created the most consistently high quality soul music of that period.

Originally called "Chubby and the Turnpikes," the Tavares brothers spent the late '60s and early '70s in their native New England covering tunes of R&B greats at various clubs, while trying to land a record deal. They finally scored a contract with Capitol Records’ then-new black music division and released their first single, "Check It Out," in 1973. It soared to the top 10 on the R&B charts and became the group’s first top 40 pop hit. It also became the centerpiece for the group’s Johnny Bristol-produced debut album, an excellent example of early '70s Soul that also featured the hit "The Sound That Lonely Makes." The Check It Out LP gave the first glimpse of tight brotherly harmonies and alternating lead vocals that would become the Tavares trademark sound.

Capitol teamed the group next with Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, hot producers/writers who were coming off the hugely successful Keeper of the Castle album for the Four Tops. They led Tavares through two successful LPs, Hard Core Poetry and In The City, and the group’s first #1 R&B hit (a cover of Hall & Oates’ "She’s Gone") and first top 10 pop hit ("It Only Takes A Minute"). While a number of other groups were covering similar stylistic territory at the time, the wonderfully tight group harmonies and consistently solid song selection set Tavares apart.

If their first three albums set the Tavares brothers up for success, the fourth, Sky High, (produced by Motown veteran writer/producer Freddie
Perren) and its international hits, "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel" and "Don’t Take Away the Music," led the group to the "A" list of popular black artists. Perren moved the group to a hotter beat-heavy sound not hinted at in Tavares’ earlier releases and the timing couldn’t have been better, as the disco boom was about to explode. The group teamed with Perren again for their Love Storm and Future Bound LPs in 1977 and 1978.
It was at this point that Tavares hit an unexpected pivotal moment: it’s cover of the Bee Gees’ "More Than A Woman" was included on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, giving the group its greatest exposure ever (as well as its only Grammy award) but bringing with it a label that Tavares would spend years trying to shake – that of "Disco Group."

Interestingly, it was at disco’s peak in 1979 that the brothers took a counter-industry turn, releasing the ballad-drenched Madam Butterfly LP.
Produced by Philly veteran Bobby Martin, this disc highlighted the group’s Soul foundation, especially on the hit "Never Had A Love Like This Before"
and three Sam Dees’ ballads (including the incredible "Let Me Heal The Bruises").

The remaining three brothers continue to tour internationally, appearing recently in the PBS "Superstars of 70s Soul" special.

Songs include: Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel; It Only Takes A Minute; More Than A Woman


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Tavares Booking Agent – Cape Entertainment Agency
Music booking agents for original recording artist Tavares.
Book Tavares and other top celebrity talent from Doo Wop, the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and disco.


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