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• QUICK BIO: Two cups of Soul a cup of Oldies, a cup of Blues, a cup of Jazz, a cup of Pop, a cup of of Rock, marinate in Originality, season in some Funk, Bring to a boil, Bless it in Gospel, serve it
6/23/2024 10:17:01 PM
Los Angeles CA - United States
•  Soul [Motown]

• INFLUENCES: The Temptations,The Platters,The Drifters,The Whispers,Nat Cole,The O'Jays,

Philemon Young-Vocals
Michael Martin-Vocals
Greg B-Vocals
Bill Pittman-Bass
Billy Butler-Drums
Norman Weatherly-Keyboards

Phil Young
Inland Empire Records/Seville
305 north Second Ave Suite 260
Upland,Ca. 91786



• BIO:
Unions that last 50 years are truly special. 50 years of sharing the joy of music is exceptional. Celebrating this unusual achievement is music history. Seville continues as strong now as in the beginning, 1973.
Philemon Young Jr JB. Williams Jr, Larry Tate, Tony Williams and Michael Martin Sr came together in 1973 as "Seville".
Seville'  first sold out performance was 1979 at Dooto's Music Center in Compton Ca.. It drew a crowd of over 1500 guests. 
"Seville's first records 1982 was recorded on Infinity + records, the label started by Philemon Young, Jr. The spelling of the groups name in 82 was Siville. This record "Falling In Like and 'Foxy Dancer a 45 Vinyl Record, has started a Vinyl collectors frenzy in Countries of the United Kingdom.It is selling on the web for $350.00 to $500. Recorded with Philemon L. Young, Jr., JB Williams, Robert Braggs, Tony Williams, Larry Tate, Michael Martin, Sr. "Toss Salad” which was recorded 1999 with Philemon L. Young, Jr., Michael Martin, Sr., Joseph Quinney, Costie Payne and The "Ohio Trio Plus" band. Bill Pittman on Bass,Norman Weatherly on Keyboards, Billy Butler  Drums and side man William Bryant.
They performed as a part of "Heroes and Legends Awards" at the Universal Sheraton in Hollywood, Ca. along with such notables as The Temptations, Gladys Knight, Bubba Knight, Gene Chandler, The Whispers and Motown choreographer, Cholly Atkins. "Seville" also appeared on the PAX television special which included David Somerville,The Diamonds,The Drifter,The Coaster, Barbara Lewis, Donnie Brooks and Brenda Holloway also in 2013 for Los Angeles cities Celebrate L.A with President Bill Clinton,Stevie Wonder and Ryan Seacrest.
In service to the community "Seville" has performed for charities and organizations including: Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity,  Parents Without Partners, - The African Film Gallery, Yad B' Yad Helping Terminally III Children, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, Harry A Meir Crippled Children Society,  United States Postal Convention, The NAACP , The Links Inc.,  African Market Place,  Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.,The Eyes of Christmas and The Los Angeles Black Expo.

Throughout the 50 years of "Seville's" history members have come and gone. And yet Seville continues to entertain with Philemon Young, Jr., (originator, lead vocalist, songwriter, choreographer and manager), Michael Martin, Sr. (Vice President, vocalist, choreographer) with Greg B vocalist.
"The Seville Way"
It’s Not Old School, Its Proskool
A sweet mix of Motown, Blues,R&B, Pop, Jazz, American classics and Gospel.

Ohio Trio Plus Musicians,vocals,)
“OHIO TRIO PLUS” Bill Pittman, also known as “Captain Swoop” is an Aquarian, born in Dayton, Ohio. A well-established bass player, writer, arranger and producer of a Digital production studio in Los Angeles, California. Many affluent entertainers including CBS television star, Della Reese, Joyce Kennedy and Marion Ramsey are among the list of clients. A pyramid of videos, music and movie film credits make up the versatile tapestry of a founding member of The Ohio Trio Plus Band and music director for the vocal group “Seville”.

Billy Butler born in Akron, Ohio began playing the violin and drums at the age of 8. Billy recorded with Charles Wright, 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Anna Gordy of Motown Records, Rufus Thomas and Della Reese. Television credits include, the late Mr. Pete Show and commercials for Toyota and the Diet Pepsi Company featuring Ray Charles. Graced with an award-winning smile, electrifying energy and a multitude of personality, the owner of Smiley ‘B’ Productions in Los Angeles, California continues to drum to the beat as a founding member of The Ohio Trio Plus Band.

Norman Weatherly, keyboard and background vocals, is proud to say that his career in music began when he was 10 years old, playing in nightclubs and dances in the Northeast area of Ohio. Originally from Akron, Norman made a considerable political contribution to former president Jimmy Carter by writing and recording a song used in the campaign for the presidency. Since moving to Los Angeles, The Drifters, The Coasters, The Platters, Mary Wells and The Marvellettes have found Norman’s adept skill on the keyboards to be a considerable asset to their live stage shows. Also Grady Harrell (BMG Records) saw fit to use Norman’s talent to do the keyboard work on three of the songs on Grady’s album.
Genre(s): Blues, Christian, Dance, Easy Listening, Funk, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Soul , R&B, Top-40
Venue(s): Clubs, Festivals , Street Fairs, Weddings, Corporate Events, Holiday parties, Private parties, Special Occasions, Church , Charity Events

Philemon (Phil) Young Jr, Manager
INLAND EMPIRE RECORDS INC 305 N. Second Ave. suite 260   Upland.Ca. 91786

 SEVILLE  Voicemail 213-637-8946
 Email seville1975@aol.com Fax 909-920-9292

• Friday, October 31, 2014   Kay O'Kelly (Harbor City, CA)
  ++ Having both enjoyed being entertained and being a part of the contracting for your services, I want to say that you are a class act. As a professional musician, I understand the ins and outs of both the performance and business sides and it is my considered opinion that your services should be rewarded at a higher rate.From a fan.