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|AVIS HARRELL'S UPDATE GALLERY 2005-2006|
AVISí 2005-2006 YEAR IN REVIEW
AVIS ON TOUR IN TAHITI
Avis Harrell at Le Mandarin in Tahiti
SELF CONTAINED ANNOUNCEMENT
CD Release Party December 22, 2005 Avis performs at The Monsoons Cafť
Avis at Leítoir Brassuers in Tahiti (The 3 Brotherís Night Club) Itís time to party when the TCB band plays funky Rock ní Roll. The audience loves it when Avis blends in and parties with them.
A time for a love song. Avis performs and original Ballard.
Avis dances with a patron (L) and sings to Christopherís little Sister (Top). All ages can appreciate Avisí show.
The Tropical Combo Band throws a party for Avis after the Two-week tour.
Zoomer News Ad for Avis' concerts.
Avis Harrell revient!
Sound Check News Article review for Avis! SELF CONTAINED CD By: Ken Wibecan
Avis and The Tropical Band -Frederick Rossini and Jerome at Casa Litina relax after the last show.
Petites Announces News Ad - Tahiti always embraces Avis and makes sure everyone knows she has arrived.
Avis at The Casa Latina mesmerizes the audience. This was the last show and one of the best!
The audience love to be near Avis and dance while she performs. It was great fun with great friends.
The People at the Mandarin are drawn near Avis as she creates a joyous energetic mood.
The Tour Line up draws a great crowd in Tahiti
(Article in French) TRANSLATION:
Avis Harrell on tour in Tahitií - Ray Charlesí ex-chorus girl on tour with the Tropical Combo Band
The American singer Avis Harrell performs with the local band ďTropical Combo BandĒ during their third tour in Tahiti. She is performing tonight at the Astrolab Bar of Le Meridian Tahiti for a musical break. Avis Harrell is already very well known in Tahiti. It is indeed the fourth time she has come to Tahiti, and the third time with the Tropical Combo Band & The Rossini Brothers. She met the group in 1995 during her first visit when they were sharing the same stage. At that time, Avis didnít hesitate to sing with them. From then, their mutual love for music sealed their friendship and as soon as her show in Las Vegas with Wayne Newton allows her to take free time, Avis & TCB like to come back to Tahiti and propose a set of concerts. Ray Charlesí ex-chorus grew up with gospel & soul music and started singing at the age of 7. She can perform soul, funk, rhythm and blues or Brazilian music and all other types of music played by the TCB. Next Friday, she will perform at the Paradise Disco with TCB and Leo Marais, who is also on tour, and whose musicians are common to both bands.
Ex Chorus Girl with Ray Charles on Tour w/ The Tropical Combo Band
The American Singer Avis Harrell performs all rhythm and blues, Soul and Funk. Here for a two-week tour, Avis and the TCB have been boosting Polynesian evenings with their energy. Many patrons were under their spell on Wednesday and Thursday night at the Mandarin restaurant. The bend and Avis, with her generous voice, are obviously having fun. She is from United States and performed sided by side a few of some of the greatest artists such as Ray Charles with whom she did the backing vocals for two years. Even Stevie Wonder helped her in her career. This is her forth tour in Tahiti and the third one with The Rossini Brothers Tropical Combo Band. At present Avis chooses the best venues and the best opportunities in Los Angeles to perform and Tahiti is also one of them. Avis Harrell will be singing songs by Patty Labelle, Sade' or Otis Redding, and original material as well. She will do her last gig tonight at the Casa Latina at 20h 30
Chicano Magazine Ad.
The Tropical Combo Band
(A multi talented Band)
Frederick Rossini is the leader and Musical Director of the TCB Band plays keyboards, bass and Key-bass. He is a Professor and the head of the board of directors at the School of Music
Stephan Rossini plays drums and percussions. He is also a Professor at the School of Music in Tahiti and does technical sound for the group.
Jerome plays trombone and percussions. He is one of the most colorful Trombonist I have ever heard. He also performed background vocals.
Le Ron plays all Saxophones, Tenor and alto. A very versatile musician. He performed background vocals as well.
Christopher plays lead guitar. He comes from a family of musicians and has been playing since childhood. Heís very soulful like B.B. King.
Avis & The Tropical Band at The Le Meridian
2005 Tahiti Tour
New! On news stands now! June - 2006 Michelle's World Magazine Article Feature Story on Avis Harrell "The Music Scene" Pg. 6,7&8 www.michellestevenson.com
Avis has worked with Hank Robinsonís Entertainment since their inception and they do it again at the 11th Annual Jazz Affair in Palm Springs, California.
You can find Avis Harrell & The Jimmy McConnell Orchestra at Stevieís on the Strip at least once or twice every month
Avisí CD Release Party December 22, 2005
Avis at The Le Meridian w/ The Tropical Combo Band
Stevies! Sunday July 2, 2006
Friday May 6, 2006 The Belage' Hotel Presents Avis and The 360 Degrees Band
Avis at the Crystal Rose W/ Robinsonís Entertainment
Avis and the Jimmy McConnell 17 Piece Big Band Orchestra at Stevie's on The Strip
Our Weekly Newspaper "Independent Action" news article review about AVIS! "SELF CONTAINED" by: Cynthia Griffin
Avis and The Jimmy McConnell Orchestra at Stevies on the Strip. Having a great time!
UP COMING DATES:
Sunday August 13, 2006 @ Stevie's On The Strip w/The Jimmy McConnell Orchestra 6:00 P.M. & 10:00 P.M.
Friday Sept. 8, 2006@ The Belage' Hotel Presents Avis and The 360 Degrees Band
Sunday Sept. 17, 2006@ Stevie's On The Strip w/The Jimmy McConnell Orchestra 6:00 P.M. & 10:00 P.M.
Sat. Nov. 5, 2006 W/ Robinson's Entertainment 13th Annual Jazz Affair Rosarita Beach Mexico!
February 2007 French Polynesia Tahiti "The Oscar Awards"
SUNDAY AUGUST 19. 2006 @ 6:00 PM
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Article by: Bio Advertisement: By: Gayle Corn http://www.thelooponline.com/spotlightavisharrell.html
Article by: Michelle Stevenson Editor & Chief for Michelle's World Magazine -www.michellestevenson.com
Article by: Cynthia Griffin - Our Weekly Newspaper (LA)
Article by: Ken Wibecan -Sound Check News (N.Y.)
Promotions: The Rossini
Brothers (French Polynesia)
Tahitian New Paper - Zoomer News Ad - Fenua News (Tahiti)
Concerts: Hank Robinson Entertainment (LA)
FRIENDS OF AVIS!
ALSO: While you're here, stop by and visit
of THE FOUR TOPS!!
http://www.geraldmillermusic.com/ (Background vocals) Personal Passions cd
I would like
to personally give a shout out, a BIG HUG and THANKS to all who
contributed with photographs and writes ups for my 2005-06 Year-In-Review.
GOD BLESS YOU!
Self Contained Soul
traveled, and where I plan to go. My sisters make me proud and the
group we had as teens, The Fawns, was a great launching pad for me.
My Mom makes me proud, because she laid a wonderful blue print of
what it means to be a complete woman and sheís proud of me. Iím
proud of my relationship with God and having faith in Him has opened a
lot of doors for me.
JCP: Avis, thank you so much for this wonderful time you've spent with
AH: You are very kind, Carey. This was so much fun and you're so