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Joe Coleman is a consummate entertainment professional, renown as a “double, triple threat.”  He is an accomplished singer, actor and performer.  Joe’s “double, triple threat” comes from his acclaim as a theatrical composer, songwriter, and astute businessman.  Joe was a member of “The Platters” for 23 years and was a regular at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas performing popular songs such as “Only You”, “My Prayer”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”, “The Great Pretender” and many more Number One hits.  Joe has also performed with the renowned Barbra Streisand on her Finale Tour, Ben E. King, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Natalie Cole, B.B. King, Lou Rawls and many more.

Born in Newport News, VA, and raised in Washington, DC, Joe Blunt began his professional singing career, at the age of 18, when he signed his first recording contract with DC’s Cap City Records as a member of R&B vocal group, “The Chancelors” (which also included Glenn Leonard).  Joe was the lead singer on the group’s debut single, ”Sad Avenue.”  Although the group eventually disbanded, Blunt and Leonard continued their quest for stardom with the formation of a popular local group called the “Instant Groove” and later launched yet another group, “True Reflection,” whose 1973 debut album on Atlantic Records, “Where I’m Coming From,” has become something of a collector’s item among soul music fans all over the world.  The album utilized many of the musicians and arrangers who popularized “The Sound of Philadelphia,” which greatly influenced the Soul/R&B music of that era.

If you’ve ever heard Theo Peoples’ voice, it’s no secret why many regard him as one of the most ‘AUTHENTIC’ voices in the music industry and agree he has raised the bar high because of his soulful vocal style! For nearly two decades Theo Peoples’ voice has been critical to the legacy of not just one but two of Motown’s iconic groups – the ‘Temptations‘ AND ‘The Four Tops‘! With classics like “My Girl”, Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and “Can’t Get Next To You” from the Temptations and “Baby, I Need Your Loving”, “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” and “Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I Got) by the Four Tops to name a few, he has earned the singular honor of being the only man to be a member of both legendary groups, and his bona fide voice has been a ‘well received’ contribution in both cases!

Around the World and Back Again

Our Journey

Joe Coleman, Joe Blunt and Theo Peoples have been around the world and back again several times each as the lead singers of four of the most legendary vocal groups of all time: the Temptations, Platters, The Four Tops and Drifters. These gentlemen have a back-story right out of a Hollywood movie; they grew up singing in church and on street corners throughout the 1960s. Joe Coleman remembers meeting Joe Blunt at church for the first time as members of the Junior Choir, which was directed by his mom Rev. Effie Coleman and Joe’s Blunt’s mom, Rev. Nan Brown. “We were seven or eight years old. My mom told me to get ready for choir rehearsal to which I said, ‘Mom, I’m not in the choir.’ Mom replied, ‘Oh, I didn’t tell you… you’re in the choir!’ Absolutely, my favorite story.”

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