For the past 44 years, Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul music. Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of music to their fans, appearing before sold out crowds as they tour the world each year. Tower’s sound can be hard to categorize, but the band's leader and founding member, Emilio Castillo, has labeled their sound as "Urban Soul Music."
Tower's rhythm section lays down a groove like no other band. The band’s horn driven sound is unique, and the way they approach everything, from writing and arranging to mixing and performing, is totally their own. Combine all of that with an outstanding lead vocalist and you have one of the most dynamic groups of musicians to ever hit the stage.
Meet the Band
- Emilio Castillo - Second Tenor Sax, Background & Lead Vocals
- Stephen "DOC" Kupka - Baritone Saxophone
- Francis Rocco Prestia - Bass Guitar
- David Garibaldi - Drums
- Roger Smith - Keyboards, Background Vocals
- Tome E. Pollitzer - First Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet
- Adolfo Acosta - Second Trumpet, Flugelhorn
- Jerry Cortez - Guitar, Vocals
- Sal Cracciolo - Trumpet
- Ray Greene - Lead & Background Vocals
|Norfolk, CT||Feb, 14|
|New York, NY||Feb 15|
|Portland, ME||Feb 16|
|Las Vegas, NV||Feb 28-Mar 2|
|Colorado Springs, CO||Mar 21|
|Richmond, BC||Mar 22|
|Anaheim, CA||Mar 24|
|Airway Heights, WA||Mar 28|
|Novato, CA||Apr 26|
|Tokyo, Japan||May 3-8||Summer Tour w/Journey||May-August|
Introducing Ray Greene: Tower Of Power's NEW Lead Vocalist
"There is no way to express how excited I am for this amazing and wonderful opportunity to work with a band that has such a tremendous legacy in the music industry.
I grew up in Georgia listening to my father sing Gospel music. I would also hear the recordings my parents had of Sam Cooke, James Brown and Otis Redding. This music has left an indelible mark on me throughout my life and career as a musician. When I came to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music as a trombonist, one of my first exposures to performing in horn bands was getting to play a significant portion of the Tower of Power playbook.
Needless to say, when I received the call from Mr. Castillo to join the group, I was excited, thankful and completely filled with joy. I have a profound respect and admiration for all of the great vocalists that have preceded me, especially Mr. Larry Braggs, who is the longest tenured singer ever to grace the Tower of Power stage.
I look forward to carrying on the legacy and becoming a part of the ToP family. I cannot wait to share the gift I have been given with each and every one of you!"
Ray Greene's first appearance took place on New Year's Eve in Lincoln, CA at Thunder Valley Casino Holiday Pavilion.
Rocco Prestia Kidney Transplant Update: Please Read
Newly Released CD: Hipper Than Hip"
On May 14, 1974, Tower of Power went to radio station WLIR in Hempstead, Long Island and played a live-in-the-studio show that set the station ablaze as well as the radios of any listeners that were lucky enough to hear it.
Flash forward nearly 40 years. On a whim, a tape collector sends us the show, saying that of his 10,000-plus recordings of live concerts, this set was his favorite. Well, people send us stuff all the time; but within about five minutes of listening to this show, we know we HAVE to find a way to expose the record-buying public to this performance. So, fingers crossed, we send it to the band, and much to our delight, they agree with us. In the words of Emilio Castillo, founding member and leader of Tower of Power: "We were clearly at the top of our game firing on all 10 cylinders."
Summer Tour with The Steve Miller Band & Journey!
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Check out David Garibaldi's New Drumming APP, The Code Of Funk
David Garibaldi's modern educational classic returns as an interactive, play-along app experience for drummers!
Using the original backing tracks from Tower of Power's 2008 release The Oakland Zone, The Code of Funk breaks down the elements that have made Garibaldi's funky, linear, syncopated style a touchstone for drummers around the world for decades.
Use the built in mixing console to design the perfect track to assist your study, isolating subtleties or removing the drums entirely when you're ready to replace them.
Talk downs of each drum part are included, as well as detailed transcriptions of all tunes. Lead sheets have been included for all tracks -- written by David, exclusive to the app -- giving you a bird's eye view of each tune.
What are you waiting for? Get The Code of Funk, and get funky!
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