Village People

Monday, November 11, 2013

Now in their 36th Year!
The Lyric will be burning up with Disco fever when Village People, the undisputed “Kings of Disco”, make their triumphant return to Treasure Coast!  The one-of-a-kind Village People light up the stage with their energetic choreography, brimming with raucous fun and lots of bumping and grinding. Complete with their flamboyant personas, this iconic pop-phenom group will don their signature costumes as a police officer, American Indian chief, construction worker, soldier, biker and cowboy, and groove you back to the decadent days of Disco!

Selling more than 100 million recordings, Village People were an instant phenomenon in the ‘70s and ‘80s with hits San Francisco/In Hollywood, Macho Man, YMCA, In the Navy, Go West , Can't Stop the Music and more.  The band was assembled in 1977 and managed by two French musicians, Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo, specifically to showcase and perform their disco music creations.  In 1980, they starred in their own 1980 major feature movie Can't Stop the Music co-starring Steve Guttenberg, Bruce Jenner, Valerie Perrine, Paul Sand, June Havoc, Tammy Grimes and directed by Nancy Walker. It remains a popular cult film around the world.
In September 2008, Village People finally received a “Star” on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – between Betty Grable and Liberace!  The group has won many worldwide awards including the American Music Award-Favorite Musical Group 1979, AGVA's Georgie Award, West Germany's Gold Lion Award for music excellence, Brazil's 1981 Award for Best Act, etc. In the summer of 2013, Village People added a new single to their show:"Let's Go Back to the Dance Floor".  This crowd pleaser is available on i-Tunes and and was written and produced by KC of "Sunshine Band" fame.
Village People are Ray Simpson (Cop & lead singer), Alexander Briley (G.I./Military), Felipe Rose (Native American Indian), Bill Whitefield (Construction Worker), Jim Newman (Cowboy) and Eric Anzalone (Biker).