In AP exclusive, Richard Carpenter discusses the resurgence in reputation of the vinyl document, new Carpenters vinyl remasters, and he reflects on the enduring reputation and legacy of the music created together with his late sister Karen. (Nov. sixteen)
Brother and sister duo the Carpenters — featuring Karen on drums and vocals and Richard on vocals and keyboards — have been one of the largest-promoting pop groups of the late Nineteen Sixties and early ’70s.
Near You: The Music of The Carpenters is knowledgeable tribute band that has carried out collectively for nine years. Area Carpenters followers will get a chance to listen to some timeless tunes when the duvet group visits Des Moines for the primary time for a two-present engagement at 5 p.m. and eight p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at The Temple Theater.
Named after the second studio album by The Carpenters, Close to You features veteran performer Lisa Rock on lead vocals and her six-piece multi-instrumental band. With 270 exhibits carried out in 39 states, the group creates a one among a sort Carpenters experience.
As a niche tribute band, Rock sings the songs in their unique key, creating a genuine experience for the audience.
“I’ve all the time had that vary, it’s so recognizable,” Rock stated during a current telephone name from her house in Chicago. “I never tire of any of the songs.
“Their music is all the time what stood (out) with them. Their group was not about image, they have been simply musicians. I acquired this band together with my music director, and it was that no one else was doing (a Carpenters tribute) and in addition to point out how timeless (the music) is.”
The Carpenters spawned 15 No. 1 hits on the grownup modern charts, and Rock and her band promise to play most, if not all of them, including “Near You,” “We’ve Solely Just Begun,” “Rainy Days,” “Celebrity “and “Prime of the World.”
“I do know one of many Carpenters biographers, so we’ve got private stories from him that I share with the audience as well as some information,” Rock stated. “We’ve been on the street for nine years and technically the Carpenters have been only on the street for eight, so we now have numerous fun tales. We…