A soulful tribute to
- with featured guests -
Stevie's backing ensemble Wonderlove will be on hand to pay tribute to the legend himself. Wonderlove will present a tribute to Stevie with a talented team of national and international guest singers and musicians.
“It is my pleasure to present the musicians of Wonderlove at this festival to pay tribute to our iconic mentor, Stevie Wonder and to show him how much we love him."
- Windy Barnes former member or Wonderlove
Any singer worth their salt was influenced by the greatest entertainers of eras gone by. Most have taken these inspirations to unique heights of flattery and imitation but nothing more. Its time for a new day. Damon Dae. Original. Uniquely his own.
With his easily identifiable sultry tenor voice, he is destined to find his place in history amongst the best. He has the ability-- a gift really-- to take a melody and make you soar, make you submit and make you sing along.
WINDY BARNES FARRELL
WINDYS’ luxurious vocals move effortlessly from Jazz to Pop, to R&B and Gospel. It’s easy to see why she is one of the most sought after singers around the globe. WINDY has been well received throughout ASIA, including Tokyo, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Shanghai, Beijing, Macau and Thailand. She most recently headlined the Dakar-Goree Jazz festival in Senegal.
WINDY has been featured extensively on tour with the highest grossing balladeer in the world, JULIO IGLESIAS. She has traveled the world many times over with one of the most imitated, respected and endearing singer/songwriter/musicians of the 21st century, STEVIE WONDER. In addition, she stopped the show night after night while performing the steamy duet “We’re Not Making Love Anymore” with one of the most soulful Rock turned R&B singers ever, MICHAEL BOLTON. It stands to reason why the unique vocal stylings of WINDY BARNES is recognized all over the world whether on film, television, radio, CD, DVD, and now digital downloads.
Los Angeles-based Wylde Bunch is an ecclectic blend or genre-bending musicians, songwriters, and producers. They have toured nationally and internationally with Black Eyed Peas, The Roots, Slightly Stoopid, The
X-ecutioners, Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D., and many others. Wylde Bunch has been featured on a number of million selling video games including Madden NFL 2005, NBA Live 2005, NFL Street, Gran Turismo 4, and Major League Baseball 2007.
Wylde Bunch's claim to fame is moving the crowd so.. dancing shoes are a must when Wylde Bunch takes the stage.
VICTOR ORLANDO & FUN-JA-LA
Considered the “percussionist to the stars”, Victor Orlando is also a Grammy nominated musician, songwriter, actor, comedian, writer, producer and director. Victor has also recorded and performed with “The Gap Band”, Buddy Miles, Billy Preston, Yarbrough and Peoples, and LL Cool J. Victor has been seen in numerous television programs and first run films. He is also the recipient of the 2013 Hollywood F.A.M.E
The Habits met each other in the blue-collar town of San Pedro, just far enough away from the glamour of the Hollywood glow to be isolated. Comprised of singer/guitarist Wolf Bradley and drummer Andrew Macatrao, The Habits ground their music into bite-size melodies that are impossible to get out of your head. Their music is accompanied by slightly melancholic lyrics that tell a story of love, loss, and everything in between. Their alt/pop sound is unique to them but stems from incongruous avenues of inspiration. From Maroon 5 to Cage the Elephant, The Habits’ music makes you want to dance and hits you hard in the feels. The duo has grown up together in Southern California and are more like brothers than band members. Playing pretty much every bar, club, basement, and alleyway in LA, they’ve honed in on their live show skills, giving their audience a lively and fun show experience.