I went to see them tonight in Belleville. OH MY GOD!!!! That had to be one of the greatest musical experiences of my life. They were absolutely unbelievable. The ultimate funk/horn band. No one else is even close. 4 originals still with the band. The singer is some kid I've never heard of but they must have found him on anohter planet. He was scary. To hear them play What is Hip live was worth the fifty bucks in itself. If you aren't familiar with Tower of Power you should at least give hem a try. Treat yourself to a few downloads.The musicianship is incredible. A lot of the kids I played in bands with as a teenager idolized these guys. David Garibaldi is one of the funkiest drummers of all time. It was such a treat to see him. It's hard to believe they've been around since 1968. No one in that theatre left without tripping over their jaw. They had 700 people in a small blue-collar town standing, clapping and singing. I'd go again in a minute. For the record, there were 10 players; bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, 2 tenor saxes, bari sax, 2 trumpets and a singer. In spite of the size they were unbelievably tight.
Kev, i do remember this band from way back, but its fuzzy to me now. I know that i liked them, so I'll take your advice and see if i can find some of their music. We're talking 60's here I think, man those were the days, no shortage of canadian talent then either, but recognitation was not forthcoming for our Cdn. artists as per usual. We recently had a little concert here in our area featuring Honeymoon Suite, David Wilcox and April Wine, but boo to me i didn't go.