Rock the Park Concert Artists
Rockie Lynne and his band are known for their high-energy live performance that has garnered them a loyal following across the U.S. Their southern-rock-country-infused approach to good old-fashioned rock’n’roll is sure to please any music lover looking for a great night of live music and stellar musicianship. Over the last decade, Rockie has appeared nationally on "Good Morning America," ABC News, and countless other media outlets. A successful songwriter in his own right, Rockie’s original compositions have been included in countless regional and national network programs. Highlights include an Emmy Award-winning Public Television special, CBS “Criminal Minds” and “Fox NFL Sunday” broadcasts.
Kimber & Kompany
Just like most R&B singers, Dale Kimber grew up in church singing and playing the piano in the choir. At the age of 17, he joined a gospel group called The Burlington Young Adult choir with whom he played piano for three years. In August of 1978, world-renowned recording artist Billy Preston invited Dale to come to Los Angeles to visit. The visit inspired Dale to relocate to the area.
Being young and adventurous, Dale did not stay focused on music, but when he was invited to join a trio that was being formed by Randy Jackson (American Idol, VP of A&R Music at SONY) he accepted the opportunity to record and do live shows for the label. In the end, the album was not released, so Dale left Los Angeles to go on the road with The Pointer Sisters as a valet during their U.S. tour of the play Ain't Misbehavin. After the tour ended he moved to New York City to be a stagehand for the original Lion King On Broadway.
Dale organized his own group called Kimber & Kompany once he returned home to North Carolina, mimicking Chaka Khan & Rufus' setup with two to three background vocalists and four musicians. Kimber & Kompany has worked in most of the surrounding areas, doing local nightclubs, superclubs, and private parties from Winston to Charlotte to Greensboro to Durham to Raleigh and Cary and Burlington.
Salsawiz Presents Orquesta K’che
The North Carolina’s Triangle area Latin dance band Orquesta K’che is the brainchild of percussionist/leader Billy Marrero. Orquesta K'che ["kah-CHAY"] has become the Triangle's Latin Party Dance Band. The countries of origin represented in K’che include the USA, Venezuela, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.
When on stage, the eleven (11) piece band ignites audiences to dance by projecting the musical energy of its members. Early on, they realized that all of the local Latin bands were playing only Salsa, so “K’che” decided to mix it up; the band's strategy for building their own niche in the salsa scene is twofold. First and foremost, they aim to be an all-purpose dance band. That means playing Cumbia, Merengue, Bolero, and Latin Jazz as well as Hot Salsa, rather than specializing in one genre. They also bring variety to the scene by selecting classic charts to cover that no other band in the area is doing, along with some original charts.