The Dramatics, Michigan's sensational soul, pop, and rhythm and blues artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Saban Theater!
The Dramatics started off in Detroit in 1962 as a vocal group (called the Dynamics) consisting of Rob Davis, Ron Banks, Larry Reed, Robert Ellington, Larry "Squirrel" Demps, and Elbert Wilkens. They released 2 singles after which Ellington left the group and it was renamed The Dramatics. They honed their craft over the next few years and their breakthrough came in 1971 with the single Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get (written by renowned producer and songwriter Tony Hester). It hit #3 and #9 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot 100 charts respectively and was certified Gold. Over the years, the group's musical style has spanned many genres such as rhythm and blues, quiet storm (a subgenre of contemporary R&B music - named after the eponymous 1976 single by Smokey Robinson - that’s characterized by understated, mellow dynamics, slow tempos, and relaxed rhythms), soul, pop, and smooth soul (a subgenre of soul featuring melodic hooks and production that capture the right seductive mood). They've had a stellar career with 19 studio albums, 2 live albums, 8 compilation albums, 1 video album, 1 Christmas album, and 49 singles.
Don't miss your chance to see the smooth R&B and soul vocal group who scored a number of hits throughout the late 1960s and ‘70s!