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May 2010

A Conversation with KC
by Melanie Hulick

HULICK: It’s great to be talking to you today. I have to tell you that at the office whenever one of your songs comes on the radio,
and that happens several times throughout the day, somebody will yell out, “There’s the man!”

KC: (Laughs) That’s great!

HULICK: Let’s get right into your awards. You’ve won three Grammys, which include Album of the Year and
Producer of the Year, for your work on the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack. Does it get any bigger than being part of
“ Saturday Night Fever”?
read entire article


They put Miami on the map

For those of us who lived in Miami during the '70s and '80s, the ``Miami Sound'' is synonymous with a band that put the Magic City on the map long before Gloria and Emilio Estefan reached their success. That band was KC and the Sunshine Band.

Read the Whole Story Here

April 2008

KC and the Sunshine Band will appear on the Today show live from New York May 10th 2008

August 2007

Connecticut Post
by Aaron Leo

TRUMBULL — Megan Hannan, of Fairfield, doesn't just like KC and the Sunshine Band.
" All my wedding songs were KC and the Sunshine Band," she said while watching Harry "KC" Wayne Casey boogie in Indian Ledge Park Thursday night. "We used to dance to this," said Hannan's mother, Judy Mori, of Trumbull. "These guys are really good."
Hannan said she's seen KC and the Sunshine Band, which scored disco hits throughout the 1970s such as "That's the Way I Like It," in concert three times over the last several years.

Kim Nagy, of Bridgeport, is not ashamed to admit her love of disco. "I was a big disco fan back in the 1980s and I still am," she said as she and two of her friends waited for a shuttle to take them from the farthest parking lot. Cars filled up all the lots and some concert-goers had to take a bus from Trumbull High School. Kool & the Gang was also scheduled to play. Tickets were $35 for lawn seats and $45 for chairs.

Marika Fenyvesi, of Shelton, originally from Europe, knows KC and the Sunshine Band from its heyday. "We know a lot of their songs. In Europe, we listened to them on records," she said. Kool & the Gang fans also weighed in. "I saw Kool & the Gang last year when they were on the Green in New Haven," said Geralene Valentine, of Monroe, a friend of Nagy. The concert fit in with Daniela Kalapir's musical style, which is varied. The Bridgeport resident attended with Nagy and Valentine. "My husband likes all music. I've never been to more concerts" since meeting him, she said. She said she attends about four a year, from Elton John and Janet Jackson to Nickelback.

When they arrived at the stage area, KC was performing "Shake Your Booty." He wore black pants, a black T-shirt and a black sport jacket covered with spangly crosses.
Then, he wiped his forehead with a black handkerchief and threw it into the cheering crowd. Dancers dressed in black gyrated on stage while wearing fluorescent boas and later danced a little risque with KC before he launched into "Boogie Shoes." KC took a few moments to address the crowd, which ranged from toddlers to adults. "I turned 56 years old this year," KC said. "What the hell happened?" "Yeah, I'm a baby boomer," he added. Scanning the audience, he spoke to the younger viewers. "We were your mother's 'N Sync. Get a good look at me. This is what Justin Timberlake is going to look like in 30 years," he said. To accentuate his age, he joked that he was making music 33 years ago when Cher was on her farewell tour.

February 2007

Save Hialeah Park!!

Please see the attached letter regarding this matter and post on our New Forum for this effort

January 25, 2007

America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places
National Trust for Historic Preservation
1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

To Whom It May Concern:

The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation is writing to support the nomination of the Hialeah Park Race Track to the America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places List for 2007.

The Hialeah Park Race Track is the oldest and widest turf horse racetrack in the United States. The racetrack is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also eligible for listing as a National Historic Landmark. This important historic landmark has contributed not only to the development of the city of Hialeah, but has also played a positive role in the development of tourism in South Florida.

Recently, the Citizens of South Florida for the Preservation of the Hialeah Race Track contacted the Florida Trust informing us of the imminent threat to the racetrack by the proposal of a large multi-use development plan. This proposed development has the potential of adversely affecting the Hialeah Park Race Track, and if it continues as planned, would result in the removal of the site from the National Register and from consideration for National Historic Landmark status.

It’s our opinion that, with the right level of support nationally, regionally, and locally, preservationists will have the opportunity to work with the developers for this proposed project and minimize the effects to this nationally-significant historic site. The media attention generated by listing on the America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places List could considerably increase the success in saving this site.

Thank you for your consideration.


Becky Clarke

July 2006

Wow...KC has a Busy July! Here are some highlights of the month!

Boogie Blast The Best
KC life of the party as fans shake their bootie at funky disco review
By Dennis Armstrong Ottawa Sun

KC & THE SUNSHINE Band and a few of their friends turned Bluesfest's Festival Plaza into Studio 54 for a closing night party.

And if unsolicited audience participation is any indication, it was clear that fans were in a major mood to party.

Despite the lingering high temperatures, a surprising number of people turned out in tacky disco wear, with one woman bringing her own disco ball hung from a fishing rod.

Not since the New York Dolls gig last year have so many fans been eager to relive a bit of their youth, and enjoy some absolutely fabulous funk with KC & The Sunshine Band's free-spirited Boogie Blast with '70s disco icons Tavares,

Sister Sledge and Gloria Gaynor.

Never regarded as a serious musical talent, KC's Disco Blast nonetheless turned out to be a totally entertaining, with nonstop dancing, cheesy DJs and a pageant of dance hits that made disco a global phenomenon.

With the main stage decked out like a disco, complete with lounge chairs and giant disco ball, the revue-style show kicked off with a funky fanfare of Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours and a platoon of boa-ed dancers in various states of undress while KC, looking remarkably unchanged from his '70s heyday, saddled up behind the keyboards to play his anthem Shake Your Booty and later Boogie Man.

"This is what Justin Timberlake is going to look like in 33 years," the 55-year-old KC joked.

A quick costume change and KC was back to sing another hit, Boogie Shoes, an overheated romantic plea Please Don't Go, a solidly phat cover of Brick House and a booty-shaking That's The Way I Like It.

Much of KC's vocals and dance floor moves have survived remarkably intact. Sadly, time hasn't been quite as kind to Tavares, who had a hard time staying in tune during More Than A Woman, although they had a much better time of it later on with Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel.

Sister Sledge was also terrific rallying the crowds with We Are Family.

Meanwhile, the fans were dancing anywhere they could -- on the sidewalks, in City Hall's foyer, the Festival Plaza fountain, even their own VIP chairs.

The hit of the show was diva Gloria Gaynor, who sang her anthems Never Can Say Goodbye and I Will Survive.

It was the biggest, baddest night to send off the 2006 festival. Perhaps Bluesfest organizers should consider launching a whole new dance series.



Bluesfest Main Stage



Boogie Blast
Come See KC & The Sunshine Band Live this Summer, with special guests Gloria Gaynor, Sister Sledge and Tavares. Join the Boogie Blast! www.frontrowtours.com

Today Show Telecast
“Click here to watch KC & the Sunshine Band on The Today Show Summer Concert Series on July 14, 2006:” This telecast will be available online for a few days after the performance.

KC is Spokesperson for Time Life's Disco Fever Ultimate Dance Collection!
“KC is the official spokesman for the Time Life “Disco Fever” Collection…which is the greatest collection of dance hits ever assembled. Click here for information, and how you can order these CDs for your very own:”

April 2006


Reality signs KC and the Sunshine Band. Look for a deluxe single package of "THATS THE WAY" in 2006. The package will include cutting edge remixes and a brand new song from KC. from a statement by Warren Croyle, CEO "KC has affected generations of music lovers around the world, we are thrilled to have KC on the Reality roster"

March 2006

104.3 KBIG – FM Announces Artist Lineup For
“Disco Fever 5” @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

March 9, 2006 -- 104.3 KBIG – FM has announced the lineup for the station’s “Disco Fever 5” concert, which will be held on Friday, May 5, 2006, at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Disco legends KC & The Sunshine Band will return to headline this year’s show, which will also feature performances by 70’s superstar artists Gloria Gaynor, Sister Sledge, and Tavares.

“Disco Fever has become one of the hottest tickets of the summer,” says KBIG Program Director David ‘Chachi’ Denes. “It’s more than just a concert. It’s an experience, an event that people look forward to year after year. We’re very excited to be bringing the show to Orange County for the first time, and promise Disco Fever 5 will be our biggest show yet!”

Tickets for Disco Fever 5 will go on-sale Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 10am. Tickets may be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Tower Records, Wherehouse Music, Robinsons-May and Ritmo Latino. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.Ticketmaster.com or through the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater box office.

KBIG will offer a special presale opportunity for listeners to buy tickets through “Community 104”, the station’s online listener rewards program. Details are available at www.KBIG.com. Disco Fever 5 is presented by Mercedes-Benz dealers of Southern California and 104.3 KBIG. Click the following link for ticket info.


“We just learned that the Pinecrest, FL show on March 18th is for residents of Pinecrest only. We’re very sorry for any inconvenience, and hope to see you at one of our upcoming shows. Our Summer touring schedule will be announced very shortly. As always, thanks for your
love and support”

February 2006
Collector's Choice Records Is releasing the following KCSB LP'S on Cd on April 25th 2006
All in there original versions..this is the first time some of these have ever been released to the public on CD..It is also understood that the DO YOU WANNA GO PARTY LP will also be re-released on CD in the near future....They will be available on the Collector's choice web site, Amazon.com, CDNOW, and possibly in stores..Enjoy these re-releases and bring back many memories of times gone by......BE SURE TO ORDER YOUR COPY WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE!!!!!!

October 2005

KC-Ten Now Available!

Click here for details!


“We’re pleased to re-confirm our New Years engagement at the Grand Ballroom, L’Auberge du Lac Casino in Lake Charles, LA on New Year’s Eve, 2005. L’Auberge du Lac Casino is rebuilding from the damage received by Hurricane Rita, and will re-open in early October. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the hurricanes. We’re looking forward to returning to Louisiana and playing for our fans. See you on New Year’s Eve

September 2005


1st bit......KC gets ready to release the KC -10 LP on CD. This is a first time release and will include a previously not included track of the classic Stevie Wonder Hit "Uptight everything is Alright" The CD should be available in the next few weeks on the web site only..Also KC is planning a CD release of his more mellow songs from his previous LP's- CD's and some never released songs. The CD at this time has 17 songs on it. This will be the first release of its type as usually KCSB is Uptempo. This CD will definetly put you in the mood for love and a more mellow groove. This CD also will only be available on the Web Site.. Look for it right before Christmas.


Thank you for taking the time to respond to my email regarding Hialeah Park. As I mentioned our efforts with the Park started in earnest several months ago. We discovered that it was in immiment danger of being redeveloped and found this shocking. Through our efforts we’ve encountered a number of people with similar concerns regarding the future of the park. Among those several local journalists who have broached the subject in several articles (links below).

It’s apparent that Hialeah Park owner John Brunetti (a developer) is serious about a plan to build condo and apartment units, plus nearly a million square feet of retail and office space on his 220-acre parcel. The city council recently approved and removed the historic designation of the horse stables, thus allowing Brunetti to tear them down.

I wanted to provide you some background history regarding track. In a nutshell, the the sport of horseracing has suffered a decline from its heyday. Although the park was a legendary hotspot in its prime, by the eighties and nineties, business had fallen off severely. Added to that, two competing tracks, Calder and Gulfstream, were able to get the state legislature to deregulate racing dates. The two cooperating tracks took the good dates and left Hialeah with unmarketable scraps. The horses stopped running in May 2001, and since then, the park has mostly been just a backdrop for weddings, proms, and quince parties. The park's 220 acres make it extremely valuable land (easily upwards of $200 million).

Our challenge is to gather enough allies to make saving the park not only a viable, but politically necessary option. Already The local Urban Environment League is backing our cause. A racing industry exective has also traveled to the San Diego Zoo, which is interested in making sure the famous flamingo population at Hialeah is protected. Nominations are also underway with the Dade County Heritage Trust as well as the Florida Trust.

Ways to help:

· It would be a huge help if you could assist with support letters to some of our local politicians and Florida Governor Charlie Crist. Below I've provided the contact information.

Florida Governor Charlie Crist

Phone: 850-488-7146 Fax: 850-487-0801

Office of the Governor
The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

Esteban Bovo, Hialeah City Council President

(305) 883-5959 estebanbovojr@aol.com.

Vivian Casals-Munoz,Hialeah City Council Member
(305) 883-5954 vcasalsmunozcoh@bellsouth.net

· Also our website, www.savehialeahpark.com is in it's begining stages. We would love to post a quote or letter of support from you.

· In the near future we would like to organize a benefit concert with various artist to support, our non-profit organization (currently in the works).

· Spreading the word through the media or additional contacts is also something we're looking to do. We've found that people from all walks of life have a true passion for this park.

· We're open to any thoughts or ideas you may have.

Background links and info:

Most recent article Sun Post


DEC 10th...Beth Dunlop Miami Herald Article http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/living/16197813.htm

Miami Herald "Stables loose historic designation"


National Park Service history of the track


The link below will take you directly to the DRI "Maps" section. The "Maps" (#9) page includes the Master Plan, aerial photographs, elevations etc. It is a huge PDF file give it a minute to load completely. http://www.sfrpc.org/data/dri/Hialeah%20Park/Question%2009.pdf

Here is the link for the entire "application for development approval." from the South Florida Regional Planning Council Development of Regional Impact. Click on the green squares to the right of the description for the detailed information. http://www.sfrpc.com/dri/hialeah%20park.htm

Again thank you very much for your time, we greatly appreciate it.

Janet Diaz

Citizen's to Save Hialeah Park



July 2005

New “SHAKE YOUR BOOTY” shorts available now- full sizes and more designs coming soon!
Click here to view new items!

Upcoming Show in July 16, 2005 Vancouver, WA

For information on the Hot July Nights event in Vancouver, WA, click here


June 2005

June 11, 1977:

KC & The Sunshine Band became only the second group after The Jackson Five to achieve 4 US No.1s, when 'I'm Your Boogie Man' went to the top of the charts. Read more here


May 2005

Get Down Tonight!
Grammy Winning Pop Legend KC Falls From Stage
Boogie Shoes Blamed

(Los Angeles, CA) Grammy winning pop legend KC of KC and the Sunshine Band is recovering today in his Miami home after taking a dive off the stage while performing at the Cinco De Mayo Festival in Phoenix, AZ on May 7th. The singer, best known for his chart-topping hits from the ‘70’s (Get Down Tonight, (That’s The Way) I Like It and (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,) was performing in front of an estimated 5,000 people when the accident occurred.

KC blames his boogie shoes for the fall. Two songs into his 75 minute set, KC fell head first onto the concrete and six feet below the stage at the outdoor arena. Ironically, it occurred as KC began singing his classic hit Boogie Shoes. I left my shoes at the hotel and had to perform in a new pair he lamented. I picked the wrong pair of Boogie Shoes!

After quickly receiving some first aid backstage, the singer resumed his performance and sought medical attention afterwards at a local hospital, receiving six stitches over his right eye, and treatment for a knee sprain and various bumps and bruises.

The show must go on, though. KC, 54, will continue his tour with his Sunshine Band, with stops in Winter Haven, FL on May 13 and Atlanta, GA on May 14.

KC and American Idol
South Florida KCSB Fans: Tune in to Fox WSVN Ten O’Clock News on Tuesday, May 17th for KC’s “American Idol” wrap-up with Entertainment reporter Louis Aguirre.

KC will be on live with Louis to discuss the evening’s “Idol” results, getting KC’s comments as WSVN’s local “celebrity judge.” This will be KC’s second appearance on the telecast; he also appeared on WSVN’s wrap-up show for “American Idol” last season.

WSVN is found on channel 7 in Broward and Dade counties.

April 2005

K.C.'s band kicks things off at festival's VIP opener

By Ivette M. Yee
Staff Writer
Posted April 22 2005

Cranes lifting acrobats to the heavens, giant disco balls spinning to infectious beats, an open bar -- this is Day 1 of SunFest, South Florida's largest waterfront art and music festival. It runs Wednesday through May 1 in downtown West Palm Beach.

The 22-year-old festival attracts more than 300,000 people each year, and this year it is changing formats to add more entertainment and entice newcomers who are intimidated by crowds.

That means a smaller, higher-priced kickoff event designed by Palm Beach party guru Bruce Sutka featuring Cirque Du Soleil-themed entertainment, festival food samplings and K.C. and the Sunshine Band.

Admission is $50 per person and includes open bar, food and the concert.

"I think when people go to a club and see the VIP areas, they think, `What does it take to get in there?'" said Greg Fagan, SunFest board president. "With the opening-night event, they will know. It will be one big VIP area."

In the past, opening night featured a concert lineup and drew 20,000. This year, attendance is being capped at 5,000. So far, organizers said they haven't received any complaints, and half of the tickets are sold. Overall ticket sales are up 26 percent, they said.

"The SunFest audience is changing," said Paul Jamieson, SunFest executive director. "We now have a hard-core audience looking for more amenities and less crowds, so we thought we'd take one night of the festival and make it a different experience, make it more party like."

Those who want to stick with the familiar festival format will just have to wait a day for the melange of music. Concerts take place simultaneously on three stages and will begin on Thursday, with the ultimate partier, Nelly (Country Grammar, Ride Wit Me, Hot in Herre). His current single, Over and Over, features country star Tim McGraw.

From hip-hop to '80s rock, a leather-clad Billy Idol and his trademark snarl will perform on April 29.

Other entertainers during the five-day festival include bluesman Jonny Lang on Thursday, followed by Lisa Marie Presley and the reggae band Steel Pulse on April 29. Latin singer Obie Bermúdez performs on April 30, and pop sensation Ryan Cabrera and hip-hop maestro Wyclef Jean perform on May 1.

The final day of the festival has been named "The Sunday Rock Revival," showcasing modern rock with a slate of bands which organizers picked up from the defunct Zetafest, including Silvertide, Breaking Benjamin and 3 Doors Down.

"This is our most diverse and exciting lineup ever," Jamieson said. "There's not a weak night in there."

Reserved seating for all concerts is being offered for the first time for an additional $8 to $15. SunFest tickets cost $17 in advance and $20 at the gate.

The SunFest juried art show will open a day earlier this year with a wine-and-cheese reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. More than 165 artists are showing their artwork.

A major addition to the festival this year is GameRiot, a cutting-edge video arcade with 25 new and unreleased games at 64 gaming stations.

Gamers can kick it with Halo 2, Tony Hawk's Underground 2 and more for cash and prizes.

Youngsters can frolic at the Youth Park and Stage, which will be moved to the festival's south end, in Trinity Park. The stage will showcase live family entertainment, including Elmo Live and the Kazoobie Kazoo Show.

Adults can mingle at Captain Morgan's Floating Oasis, a floating bar on the Intracoastal Waterway. An additional party barge has been added this year, bringing the total to three. Each will be themed to feature country music from WIRK (FM 107.9), dance tunes from WLDI (FM 95.5) or oldies from KOOL 105.5 WOLL (FM 105.5).

Ivette M. Yee can be reached at imyee@sun-sentinel.com or 561-243-6538.

For details about West Palm Beach SunFest, and KCSB’s performance kicking off the festival on Wed April 27, follow the link: Info

February 2005

KC & The Sunshine Band Bring a Unique Fusion of R & B and Funk to Orillia

The Berrie Examiner
Fri 25 Feb 2005
Page: C1 / Front
Section: Entertainment
Byline: Susan Doolan
Source: The Barrie Examiner

The disco king returns to Casino Rama. KC, who's real name is Harry Wayne Casey, plans a '70s flashback night jammed packed with hits like Get Down Tonight, That's the Way (I Like It) and Shake Your Booty. The kind of music - a unique fusion of R&B and funk, with a hint of a Latin percussion groove - continues to draw fans to more than 100 concerts a year all over the globe


."Just bring back as many memories as we can and create a many new ones as we can," said KC, from his Florida home, of his only Canadian dates this weekend. "We were there last year - it was amazing.".


He and his 15-piece 'Sunshine Band' celebrated their 30 anniversary two years ago. Over the years, there is very little the singer/songwriter and keyboard player hasn't accomplished - sales of 100 million records, nine Grammy nominations, three Grammy Awards and an American Music Award.


His songs have been featured on television shows, such as Ally McBeal, and more than 75 movies including Forrest Gump and the Austin Powers' Goldmember.

He's been the subject of a book That's The Way I Like It - The Harry Wayne Casey Story, published in 2002. The same year KC also received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


The following year, he appeared in the feature film The Wedding Party (starring Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks).All of this is well beyond his dreams. Is there anything left that he would still like to do?"I think the only thing would be to continue to do what I'm doing - healthy, happy and all of that sort of stuff," he said "You know I've always left it up to God - I mean really destiny - to map out my future so you never really know which way that's going to go - what else is in store for me - and I try not to guess at what could be in store."


"Maybe a motion picture - not sure I'm an actor. Maybe one or two more successful albums. Right now I'm just having a wonderful time touring and seeing all these wonderful places we get to go to, exchanging different cultures and lifestyles."He continues to record. His last album, I'll Be There For You, was a collection of songs he had "sitting on the shelf."It came out in the fall of 2001 and proceeds from the title song, released as a single, were donated to the Sept. 11 relief effort.


Music and singing was always a part of family occasions during KC's growing-up years. He knew from a very early age it would be his life."All my life - it's all I ever thought of - all I dreamed of," he said."It's like I just knew it. I had this gut feeling that's what I was here to do."KC wrote his first song at 16. Rather than talking about his feelings and problems, with a girlfriend, people or life, KC preferred to write about it in a song.By 17, he was working for a recording studio complex, doing menial tasks in hometown Miami. The Sunshine Band was formed in 1973 and the rest is music history.Today, he has his own publishing company where he manages bands such as No Mercy.


KC & The Sunshine Band perform tonight and Saturday at Casino Rama at 9 p.m.Doors open at 8 p.m. Advance tickets to the 19+ show are $20 and $25 at the door.


Tickets are available at the Casino Rama Box Office, or call Ticketmaster at 739-7666.

December 2004

KC and The Sunshine Band presents GET DOWN TONIGHT

For Immediate Release

Asbury Park, New Jersey - 1977, the year Willie Mays slugs three homers in the world series, Charlie’s Angels and Happy Days dominate prime time television, and the disco era explodes on the big screen with the premiere of Saturday Night Fever.

27 years later, PBS brings together the greatest recordings and performances from the superstars of the lighted dance floor as KC and The Sunshine Band presents: “My Music: Get Down Tonight”.

Presented by KC and The Sunshine Band, featuring co-hosts Frankie Valli (The Sporanos), Karen-Lynn Gorney (Saturday Night Fever), Denny Terrio (Dance Fever), Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch) and Irene Cara (Fame), this episode in public televisions “My Music” series features a mix of new live performances and classic clips that ignited the disco explosion.

Segments include a tribute to Saturday Night Fever, with Karen-Lynn Gorney on location from Brooklyn New York at the exact locations featured in the film. Seminal songs from the artists featured in the movie’s soundtrack are performed live, “Disco Inferno” The Trammps, “If I Can’t Have You” Yvonne Elliman, “More Than A Woman” Tavares, “Boogie Shoes” KCSB. The program features a tribute to the music and talents of The Bee Gees with classic archival performances of “Staying Alive” and “How Deep Is Your Love”.

Artists returning to the stage for the first time in nearly three decades include Rob Parissi of Wild Cherry, “Play That Funky Music”, A Taste Of Honey “Boogie Oogie Oogie”, The original vocalists featured on the song “Le Freak (Freak Out)”, Norma Jean Wright and Luci Martin, Leo Sayer returns from England to proclaim “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing”.

KC and The Sunshine Band belt out “That’s The Way I Like It”, “Boogie Shoes” and “Get Down Tonight” between introducing classic clips from Vicki Sue Robinson, Andrea True, Alicia Bridges, The Spinners and more.

Get Down Tonight premieres December 4th on PBS stations

July 2004

KCSB Heads out for their first Australian tour in 15 years. They will be in Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane And Sydney. They are really looking forward to going, as Australian is one of KC's favorite places.

Fans aglow for Sunshine Band

By D.R. Bahlman
Berkshire Eagle Staff

PITTSFIELD -- Tony Cruz of Pittsfield had a straightforward plan for his Sunday afternoon: "swimming and listening to the band."

Click here for story

May 2004

KC & The Sunshine Band Headlines DiscoMania

Put on your platform shoes and your polyester suits and get ready to dance the night away with DiscoMania, a concert and dance extravaganza which kicks off in June, headlined by KC & The Sunshine Bad. DiscoMania also stars The Village People, The Trammps featuring Earl Young, Evelyn “Champagne” King and Martha Wash. The first leg of DiscoMania will include such cities as Boston, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Atlanta, and more, dancing its way across the country, ending up on the west coast in August, including an appearance at The Greek Theatre in Hollywood.DiscoMania is an extraordinary lineup of legendary 70’s superstars performing party-jumping, funk-knocking, slick-slamming hits that will transport audiences back to a time when disco balls, strobe lights, feathered hair and bell-bottom pants were all the rage. With sales of over 100 million records, nine Grammy nominations, three Grammy Awards and an American Music Award, KC & The Sunshine Band have established themselves as a leading force in the music industry. Their unique fusion of R&B and funky dance beats has produced hits like Get Down Tonight, That's the Way (I Like It) and Shake Your Booty bringing KC & The Sunshine Band to the forefront of American popular music over and over again.The Village People, assembled in the late 1970’s, produced well-known songs such as Y.M.C.A., Macho Man and In The Navy. They won a number of worldwide awards including an American Music Award, AGVA's Georgie Award and West Germany's Gold Lion Award. In addition, they starred in their own movie, “Can’t Stop The Music,” in 1980.The highlight of The Trammps career was their 1970’s record, Disco Inferno, featuring the hit single by the same title. Disco Inferno was included on the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack and earned The Trammps a Grammy Award in 1979.Evelyn “Champagne” King’s versatile vocal and musical ability has been pleasing audiences for the last three decades with such hits as “Shame,” from her debut album Smooth Talk, “I’m in Love,” “I Don’t Know if It’s Right,” and “Hold On.”Martha Wash, half of the successful duo the Weather Girls, recorded the tongue-in-cheek It’s Raining Men, which is still a huge dance hit. She is also known for the larger-than-life voice heard throughout the song Sweat (Everybody Dance Now), the multi-platinum hit recorded by C&C Music Factory.For ticket information, log onto www.ticketmaster.com

March 2004

When Disco Ruled The World will be shown on VH1. KC will be one of the celebrities featured in this hour long show. The following are the airtimes for March:

03/01/04 03:00 PM Monday
03/02/04 01:00 AM Tuesday
03/03/04 12:00 AM Wednesday
03/04/04 01:00 PM Thursday
03/05/04 07:30 PM Friday
03/10/04 07:00 PM Wednesday

February 2004

When Disco Ruled The World will be shown on VH1. KC will be one of the celebrities featured in this hour long show. The following are the airtimes for February:

02/28/04 10:00 PM Saturday
02/28/04 12:30 AM Saturday
02/29/04 11:00 AM Sunday
02/29/04 04:00 PM Sunday

February 28, 2004 – KC & The Sunshine Band will be appearing at the Universal Studios Mardi Gras Celebration in Orlando, FL, for the second year in a row. After playing to the biggest audience in the history of the Mardi Gras Celebration last year, Universal Studios had no choice but to invite KC back again this year. The concert is free with park admission.

February 27, 2004

KC will be a celebrity guest escort to one of the 10 Women of Substance & Style at Destination Fashion at Bal Harbour Shops, an event to help raise money to cure paralysis. This will be the first time that Bal Harbour Shops has closed it’s doors to the public in 38 years. This will also be the first time that world-renowned fashion designer Ralph Lauren will be previewing his spring collection outside of New York.

February 14, 2004

KC and the band helped over 5,000 people celebrate Valentines Day at a SOLD OUT show at Casino Rama in Ontario Canada.

February 13, 2004

KC & The Sunshine Band appeared as the house band on the Ellen Degeneres show. As only the second band to appear as the “house band” on this top-rated show, KC and the gang helped Ellen celebrate Valentines Day with Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen & Edie Falco.

January 2004

January 30, 2004 - KC & The Sunshine Band played a SOLD OUT show at the Chicago House of Blues

Get Down Tonight-KC and The Sunshine Band Celebrating 30 Years With A Fresh Tour
Story by
Matt Meisenger

When Harry Wayne Casey was growing up in the Miami suburb of Hialeah, the sounds of Motown and R&B were steeped in his soul. Listing his mother as a main influence, the man currently internationally known as KC of KC & the Sunshine Band says that he was struck by the organ music flowing at her church.

"My mother always danced around the house to Ray Charles, The Flamingoes, whatever was on the radio," Casey told Chicago Innerview by phone recently from his home, not far from where he was born in 1951. There was no other profession that could pique young KC's interest.

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August 2003

July 2003

July 27, 2003

Get Up and Dance
KCSB Headlines the Summer's Biggest Concert and Dance Party

Pull on your go-go boots and get ready to dance the night away! Get Up ‘N Dance! The Summer’s Biggest Concert and Dance Party will kick off in August, starring KC & The Sunshine Band, Village People, Bonnie & June Pointer, Martha Wash (of the Weather Girls,) Thelma Houston, Anita Ward, Maxine Nightingale and The Trammps featuring Earl Young. Produced by Princeton Entertainment, the first leg of Get Up ‘N Dance! will include such cities as Providence, Philadelphia, Hershey, Montreal, Toronto and more. The tour will dance its way across North America and into Europe.

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July 15, 2003

'KC' Prepares to Go Back Out on Disco Tour

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harry Wayne Casey has been shaking his booty across America for three decades, and this summer he plans to kick that booty into high gear once again.

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July 11, 2003

The item is from the syndicated Beck/Smith column

THE INSIDE TRACK: KC & the Sunshine Band is celebrating its 30th year in the business this year, and KC says the touring process is better than ever. "It's a breeze," says the multi-Grammy winner, who founded the group that has sold over 100 million records including such classic hits as "Get Down Tonight", "Shake Your Booty" and "That's the Way (I Like It)."

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June 2003
KC "Wraps His Arms Around' Big Crowd At Fiesta "
By Georgia Temple , Midland Reporter-Telegram 06/08/2003

He came. He sang. He conquered again those fans who showed they hadn't forgotten the moves during a close to 90-minute concert that had drawn 70s-music lovers from across West Texas. And during the high-energy stage show, he made new fans.

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KC And The Sunshine Band Added To Musical Line-Up For NBA Finals

KC and the Sunshine Band to Perform During Halftime of Game 4 on Wednesday, June 11

-- Rock Band Phish and Television Star Dominic Chianese
To Sing National Anthem Before Games 4 and 5 Respectively --

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NEW YORK, June 9, 2003 – Multi-platinum recording artists KC and the Sunshine Band will perform during halftime of Game 4 of the NBA Finals 2003 on Wednesday, June 11. The band joins the NBA’s star-studded entertainment line-up, which also includes special appearances from Phish and Emmy Award-nominated actor Dominic Chianese who will sing the U.S. national anthem before Game 4 and Game 5 respectively. The Finals are televised on ABC beginning at 8:00 p.m. (ET).

April 2003

KC recently appeared on the new "Pyramid," hosted by Donny Osmond. He played along with friends Gloria Gaynor and Thelma Houston as part of a tribute to Disco. And he even made it to the Winner's Circle.

April 13, 2003

Feel-good disco from KC, No Sitting At Sunshine Show
Jerry West - The Daily News

Watching KC and the Sunshine Band play is like mainlining sugar. Within minutes, your energy spikes, as the lights flash and the 10-piece band pumps out a wall of sound.

Four dancers in hot pants, two of whom are backup singers, take the stage and start the visual spectacle, and then KC himself bursts on the scene in a gold shirt. He’s quite the showman, working both sides of the stage, making one-to-one contact with members of the audience, and egging them up onto the dance floor.

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April 11, 2003

Provincial B4, Metro B4, and Mail B4
K.C. and the Sunshine Band ready to get down tonight Disco icons bring explosive hits to Casino Nova Scotia
By Stephen Cooke / Entertainment Reporter

Twenty-five years ago, listeners couldn't escape the music of K.C. and the Sunshine Band.

With an impressive string of hits, from Get Down Tonight and That's the Way (I Like It) to Shake Your Booty and I'm Your Boogie Man, this Miami sound machine was one of the key players in creating the '70s disco sound.

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April 5, 2003
Mardi Gras 2003 at Universal Studios Florida®

Universal Studios’ Mardi Gras has cranked up the excitement like never before! Enjoy live music, spectacular parades, colorful costumes, beads and doubloons, and authentic cuisine. Plus, enjoy 10 Saturday night concerts featuring some of the biggest names in music, including KC and the Sunshine Band on April 5th. It’s all included in your regular Universal Studios admission!

March 2003

Boogie Is Still Good To KC After All These Years

You can hear KC & the Sunshine Band anytime--sampled in rap music, endorsing cookies on television, in sports arenas, and on more than 75 movie soundtracks. But tonight, you can see KC in all his disco glory when he plays the House of Blues in a revamped show. We caught up with the 52-year-old KC (also known as Harry Wayne Casey) as he and his band were rehearsing their trademark booty boogie.

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January 2003

January 27, 2003
25,000 Pyramid Taping in Los Angeles, with Donny Osmond

January 16, 2003

ABC aired it's Disco Ball on January 16, 2003. Click here
for the video clip of KCSB. (Real Player Required)

November 2002

KC along with Y-100's Footy, Gloria & Emilio Estefan, Chris & Pat Riley, and Claire & Dan Marino will host a benefit party for the Here's Help Foundation on Nov. 1, 2002 at the Diplomat Hotel. KCSB will also be performing at the benefit. Tickets are $250 per person and $2,500 per table.

October 2002

October 26, 2002

Days of Disco: Celebrating 25 years of "Saturday Night Fever," Featuring K.C. & the Sunshine Band, and the Trammps

NBC News’ “Today, Weekend Edition” presents its annual Fall Concert Series, “Saturday Today on the Plaza” continuing through November. Fans are invited to come down to “Today’s” Studio 1A in Rockefeller Plaza in midtown Manhattan for the live, free outdoor concerts every Saturday morning at 7AM

October 13, 2002

On Sunday October 13 KC & The Sunshine Band will take part in the ABC Special ABC's Disco Ball. The show will be taped at the Shirne Auditorium in Los Angeles and will air on the network on January 16, 2003 8PM EST/7CST

Festival Crowd Pleaser
Over 5000 View KC and The Sunshine Band

Antelope Valley Press, Palmdale, CA

October 13, 2002

PALMDALE- With blue skies mostly clouded over, the 17th annual Palmdale Fall Festival opened Saturday to large crowds of eager people loking for a little excitement on an October morning.

The award-winning event, sponsored by the city of Palmdale and the Antelope Valley Press, continues today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mc Adam Park, 38115 30th St. East. Click for more of the story

KC Booksigning
Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight! and meet Harry Wayne "KC" Casey of KC and The Sushine Band. Rising to glitterball supremacy on a string of dancefloor anthems that defined an era synonymous withthe hedonism and strut of that giddy, post-Watergate moment when America shed its worries and laced up its dancing shoes. Vividly illustrated with modern and vintage photos, That's The Way: The Harry Wayne Casey Story, offers an unblinking view of KC's rise and fall- and his latter-day resurrection which today finds the 51-year old music icon hard on the comeback trail. Tonight you have a backstage pass to the autographing of his new book

Event takes place at:

Books and Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Telephone: 305.442.4408
You may also order your book on the web, click here

August 2002

KCSB will have a cameo in the new feature film titled, "TIL DEATH DO US PART" starring Michael Douglas, Albert Brooks, Candace Bergen and Ryan Reynolds. The film is scheduled for a 2003 release.

KC is featured in the new VH1 behind the music 5th Anniversary special titled Riches to Rags which is currently airing

Casey Gets Star
By David Menconi
Raleigh News & Observer (8/13/02)

Everyone wants to leave his mark somewhere. Disco king Harry Wayne Casey has left his on the most attention-getting place there is: the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Click for more of the story.

July 2002

KC will receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Aug. 2, 2002, at 11:30 AM. The location of the ceremony is 7080 Hollywood Blvd. (Nearest cross street is La Brea) All fans are welcome to come to the ceremony. Click for more the story.
Click here for photo page of the Walk of Fame

July 26, 2002
Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child recorded the title track to the upcoming Austin Powers 3 movie titled GOLDMEMBER. The song is a compilation of KC's hits that incorporates THAT'S THE WAY, SHAKE YOUR BOOTY and GET DOWN TONIGHT. GOLDMEMBER will be released in theaters nation wide on July 26

Watch the website for the upcoming release of the book THAT'S THE WAY I LIKE IT; THE HARRY WAYNE CASEY STORY. This beautiful hard back book chronicles the icon with over 200 modern and vintage photos and features recollections of the people who were influential in KC's life, past and present. The book will sell for $22.50 (plus shipping and handling if purchased via the web). It will also be available at local booksellers or you may order it here

KC and The Sunshine Band will appear on the weekend edition of The Today Show on Sat. Sept. 14, 2002

May 2002

KC has a cameo in the newly released feature film LONGSHOT, which also features cameos by Britney Spears, members of *N SYNC and Kenny Rogers. Check your local video store for this movie

September 2001

KC Wows Crowd in Louisiana
KC and the Sunshine Band Give Fans Boogie Fever
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July 2001

KCSB Lightens Up West Des Moines
Polk County Press Citizen

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the story

Sixty Seconds With KC
Palm Beach Post, June 15, 2001

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June 2001

Get Ready to Shake, Shake, Shake with KC
Hawk Eye, June 15, 2001
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KC's Induction to the Jackie Gleason Theater's Walk of Stars
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KCSB Give Fans Boogie Fever!
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Veck Aplogizes for Disco Demolition Night
Vicki Rogers
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More Sunshine Famous performer visits Maui 9
Maui Weekly
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Boy Band Guru Plans Comeback for KC and the Sunshine Band
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