Music icons Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., the original lead vocalists of the internationally acclaimed music group The 5th Dimension, bring back their trademark "champagne soul" sound to the Catalina Jazz Club (6725 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028), starring in "Up, Up and Away" on Labor Day weekend. The husband and wife duo are scheduled to perform Friday, August 31st through Sunday, September 2nd.
McCoo and Davis, seven time GRAMMY® Award winners, who last performed at the Catalina Jazz Club in 2014 before a sold out crowd, will perform pop classics, including Up, Up and Away, Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In, Worst That Could Happen, You Don't Have to be a Star (To be in My Show), Stoned Soul Picnic, Wedding Bell Blues, Last Night (I Didn't Get to Sleep at All), I Believe in You and Me, Everyday People, and When a Man Loves a Woman. The husband and wife duo will also debut new music from their upcoming studio album, an homage to some of the legendary music icons of our time. Set to be announced next month, this project is being produced by Nic Mendoza, and will be McCoo & Davis' first major recording project in three decades. Stephen Roseberry and Jon Carrasco are Executive Producers, as well as McCoo & Davis' Personal Manager, Steve Rosenblum, along with Associate Producers Rubén Torres and Tommy Meharey.
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. enjoy tremendous success as recording artists, performers and authors. They received 7 Grammy Awards and earned 15 gold and 3 platinum records. The husband and wife team celebrate over 49 years of marriage. In 2004, the couple wrote a book, which shares their secrets of staying happy and committed to each other in Hollywood. As lead vocalists of one of the top singing groups of our time, The 5th Dimension, they recorded such hits such as UP, UP & AWAY, AQUARIUS/LET THE SUNSHINE IN, WEDDING BELL BLUES, ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER, and STONED SOUL PICNIC to name a few. As a duo, the song YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A STAR (TO BE IN MY SHOW), reached #1 on the music charts and earned them a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. On television, THE MARILYN McCOO & BILLY DAVIS, JR. SHOW was the first, and to date only, variety series starring an African-American musical couple.
In addition to the success they have together, Marilyn & Billy have also enjoyed solo pursuits. McCoo hosted the popular television music series, SOLID GOLD, for 5 years - and Davis had the chance to realize a lifelong dream For reservations, call 323-466-2210 or visit mccoodavis.com or www.catalinajazzclub.com to record a religious album with gospel great, the Rev. James Cleveland, entitled, "Let Me Have a Dream." Over the years, the talents of McCoo & Davis have been requested for important events on a national and global level, including participation in inaugural celebrations for U.S. Presidents and a performance for the Pontiff, Pope John Paul II.