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• QUICK BIO: Larry Johnson, ENTERTAINER. That basically says it all. This versatile talent has virtually tackled and accomplished all phases of the entertainment business. With over 35 years experience,
10/26/2021 1:04:26 AM
Larry Johnson
West Palm Beach FL - United States
•  Singer/Songwriter [Urban/R & B/Pop/Adult]

• INFLUENCES: Eddie Kendricks, Russell Thompkins Jr., Oliver Cheatham, The Temptations, Prince, Eric Benet, Maxwell

Larry Johnson-Vocals, Actor, Producer, Writer
Lesly Louis-Keyboards, Musical Director
Joel Brown-Bass
Dyrell Brown-Drums
Tavares Nottage-Keyboards
Daniel Lee-Saxophone, Guitar
William Gamble-Guitar
Stephani Grace, Cande Rivers-Vocals
DiDi McFadden-Vocals, Drums, Percussion
Greg Woods, Michael White-Vocals

Treasure Coast Talent Management
561-685-5060 cell


• BIO:
A true Motown artist from Detroit, Larry Johnson is a touring, International recording artist, with extensive experience worldwide. Larry has sang lead vocals on tour with 4 different former lead singers of The Temptations, and one former lead singer of The Four Tops. Larry has also toured the United Kingdom with a former lead singer of The Drifters and his Drifters group. Most notably touring as one of the lead singers with 3X Grammy Award Winner, the late Richard Street, former lead singer of The Temptations (1971-1992), and his Temptation's group.


Larry Johnson’s Essence Of Motown brings together the excitement of good vocals, choreography and genre versatility to any venue. Performing Pop, Rock, Country, Oldies, R & B, and of course, the Motown Sound. As a group, they have performed together for the past 10 years in venues all over the state of Florida and beyond. Larry, Stephani, Greg, Michael, Cande and DiDi harmoniously work together to bring the best performance for all. Touring professional Larry Johnson has over 16 years experience performing all over the world as one of the lead singers with four different former lead singers of the legendary Motown group, The Temptations, and one former member of The Four Tops. Initially touring with the late Ali Ollie Woodson (Treat her Like A Lady), and his Temptation’s group, The Emperors Of Soul, then went on to perform and tour for 9 years with the late Richard Street (Papa Was A Rolling Stone), and his Temptation’s group. Larry also performed and tours as 1st tenor lead vocals with A Temptation's Revue featuring Grammy Award winner, former lead singer of The Temptations Barrington "Bo" Henderson. More recently Larry has toured with the legendary Theo Peoples and his Temptations/Four Tops Revue. Larry also had a series of performances with the legendary Ray Lewis (former lead singer of The Drifters) in the United Kingdom, as well as solo performances in Japan, Germany, Sweden, England and more. Larry has also written songs & recorded with chart topping artists and producers in Sweden. Larry has over 35 years of professional experience and coming from a strong extensive corporate background, he has performed for many major corporations throughout the country and abroad.

Stephani Grace has been singing professionally for the past 6 years, and brings versatility and power vocals to the Essence of Motown. Stephani grew up in choral classes, eventually earning a music scholarship to college. After joining the Marine Corps and starting a family, she is back to her passion in music, performing songs in all genres by the top female vocalists of our era, from Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion to Etta James and everyone in between.

DiDi McFadden has over 22 years experience as a professional entertainer. Getting her start initially as a very versatile vocalist/drummer in her family band. An amazing drummer, as well as playing guitar, bass, keyboards and ukelele, DiDi worked as the main drummer for 15 years in her former band she formed back in Hawaii. She has also performed with other top artists back in Hawaii, as she toured the Hawaiian Islands, several cruise ships, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Lake Tahoe. She brings that same professionalism, versatility, smooth vocals and energy to The Essence Of Motown.

Collectively, this group has all the tools to perform in any venue and any situation. The Essence Of Motown has the energetic versatility to custom design performances for any entertainment need.
For more information and appearance schedule, please click on www.myppk.com/get/LarryJohnson For bookings call Larry at 561-685-5060 or email at SingLJsing@yahoo.com

Currently Performing with:

Can't Get Next To You - The Temptations Experience, performing nationwide with 5 vocalists who each have sang, performed and toured with actual former members of The Temptations and The Four Tops, presenting an authentic tribute to these fabulous groups. A Michael Yorkell/Hipshot Management Production
August 2019 - present

The Magic Of Motown - performing Motown concerts, paying tributes to all the legendary male & female Motown artists, and keeping the Motown legacy alive. A Michael Yorkell/Hipshot Management production
Sept 2019 - present

Elements - The Ultimate Earth, Wind & Fire Experience.. A tribute to this fabulous group. A Michael Yorkell/Hipshot Management production
Jan 2018 - present

Theo Peoples Temps & Tops Revue - Performing concerts with the legendary Theo Peoples, who is the only man in history to be the lead singer of both The Temptations and The Four Tops.
A Michael Yorkell/Hipshot Management production
une 2017 - present

Motown In Motion - a tribute to the Motown sound This four man groups performing songs from the Motown era. A Joey Dale Production
Feb 2016 - present

Larry Johnson & Elevated Soul presents "An Essence Of Motown", A tribute to the amazing Motown Sound, plus much more.
March 2012 - Present

Larry Johnson's Essence Of Motown, feat. Didi McFadden, Stephani Grace, Cande Rivers, Greg Woods, & Michael White - A Tribute To Motown & More, covering all genres of music in the great American Songbook.
May 2009 - Present

A Temptation's Revue featuring Grammy Award Winner, Barrington "Bo" Henderson, former lead singer of The Temptations. A Tribute To The Music Of The Temptations, the Motown sound and more. A Michael Yorkell/Hipshot Management production
Feb. 2013 - 2018

Richard Street's Temptations Tribute Group, featuring Grammy Award Winner Barrington "Bo" Henderson, lead singer of The Temptations '98-'03. Continuing the Legacy of This Legendary Temptations lead singer Richard Street (Temptations lead singer '71-'95), A Michael Yorkell/Hipshot Management production
Position: 1st tenor lead vocals
Time Period: February 2013 - Present

Also performed with:
3x Grammy Award, 2x American Music Award winner Richard Street's Temptations Group, (Papa Was A Rolling Stone), Richard Street was one of The Temptations lead singers from '71-'95,
Position: 1st tenor lead vocals
Time Period: March 2004 - February 2013

The Temptations' legendary former lead singer, Ali "Ollie" Woodson (Treat Her Like A Lady, Lady Soul) and his "Emperors Of Soul" Temptations Group.
Position: 2nd tenor lead vocals
Time period : March 2004- Feb 2005

Originally touring Nationally and Internationally with Ali Woodson, learning the vocal harmonies, style and choreography of the original Temptations.
Now singing and performing original Temptations' music, choreography and hit songs with the late Richard Street's Tribute Group. Mr. Street, who was an original member of the group "Otis Williams and The Distants" in the late 50's, (the group that went on to become The Temptations) and came back to the Temptations in 1971. Also touring nationally and internationally, keeping the legendary music of "The Temptations" alive.

One Vision Enterprises/Treasure Coast Talent Management
Position: Executive Director/ Owner
Time Period: January 2001 - Present
Description: Marketing solo & group/band performances ( LJP1 Band, OneVision Band, Larry Johnson's Essence Of Motown, and Larry Johnson & Elevated Soul, Larry Johnson's Essence Of Motown Temptation's Tribute) and providing talent to venues, functions and corporate events. Marketing, Logistics Staffing, Training/Mentoring and promoting all aspects of the entertainment business.

Horizon Vocal group/Ingram Productions
Position: Lead vocals, Spokesperson (founding member)
Time Period: February 1988 - December 2000
Description: One of the founding members of this high energy vocal performance dance group, touring nationally for numerous major corporations, festivals, corporate parties, events. Also as recording artists, released the popular dance hit (w/video) "Swing Engine", which enjoyed regional and national success, including airing regularly on B.E.T.'s television video channel...and reaching #1 on the charts in the Caribbean, and stayed in the top 10 for 11 consecutive months.

• Wednesday, February 24, 2021   Jim Riccione (Myrtle Beach, SC)
  ++ Saw Larry tonite at the Islander on Singer Island, Fl. Excellent!! I’m 67, grew up loving R&B, particularly the Temptations with the great David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks. Great to see that their show lives on through fantastic acts such as Larry’s. We will catch Larry’s act every time we are in town. Thanks for a great evening.