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Louis Prima Jr. & ‘The Witnesses’ Perform At Boys Town of Nevada’s 8th Annual Journey of Hope Gala

LOUIS PRIMA JR. AND HIS POWERHOUSE EIGHT-PIECE BAND
‘THE WITNESSES’ PERFORM AT BOYS TOWN OF NEVADA’S 8TH ANNUAL
JOURNEY OF HOPE GALA HONORING DANA WHITE

Louis Prima Jr. [1] joined by renowned singer, actress and musical theater performer, Sarah Spiegel and his powerhouse band, The Witnesses, rocked the house at the Boys Town Nevada’s 8th Annual Journey of Hope Gala honoring UFC President Dana White on May 31 at The Venetian in Las Vegas. Event-goers, including UFC champion Chuck Liddell, enjoyed Prima’s energetic set of swing and pop tracks from his upcoming album, including a performance with Motown singers, Human Nature.

White has been an undeniable force while advocating for Boys Town Nevada and the at-risk children and families the nonprofit serves.

Gearing up for the release of his debut album, Return of the Wildest! on July 10 via Warrior Records/Universal Music Distribution, Prima Jr. stretches the boundaries between the swing and rock eras, turning up the fire and adding blistering energy to a batch of classics by his father, Louis Prima Sr.

For five decades, Prima Sr. stayed at the forefront of the entertainment world. With his inimitable style and musical prowess, he has remained an influential figure to artists and fans alike. Prima tunes are constantly used in movies and on TV, as well as in chart topping covers by David Lee Roth, Brian Setzer and Reba McEntire, just to name a few.

Return of the Wildest! draws from his legendary father’s catalog, while revving up and dynamically re-imagining the songs for the current generation with eclectic, ever-evolving tastes. The album- which will be available in select Best Buy stores and on Pandora in July, includes a set list combining familiar classics (“Jump, Jive, An’ Wail,” “Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody”) and award-winning gems not immediately associated with Prima (“Oh Babe,” “Sunday Kind Of Love”).

These past few years, working with his eight-piece, brass infused band The Witnesses—the same name Louis Sr. called his trusty backing cats—46-year-old Prima Jr. has been touring the world, celebrating his dad’s legacy with what he calls, “an updated sound, what my father would be doing now if he were still with us.”

Prima Jr. infuses a live rock and roll feel into the ten tracks on Return of the Wildest!—whose title is a sly wink back at Prima Sr.’s 1956 Grammy Hall of Fame album The Wildest!, which captured that generation of listeners with its innovative mix of rock and roll, jump blues, jazz and eccentric humor.


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