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.
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.”