The Motowners show is a fantastic tribute to the many artist and great songs from the classic Motown years. Expect to hear smash hits by the Temptations, The Four Tops, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and many more.
The Motowners were founded in 2005 to bring legendary and love music to fans everywhere. Their unique and family-friendly show is still a favorite and their classic group sound and approach never loses its universal appeal. The group has toured extensively performing at outdoor events, cruise ships, casinos, and adult communities. In October of 2012 they performed for Michele Obama and enjoyed a private photo op.
The Motowners Tribute Band & Revue is simply engaging and timeless music that will never go out of style.
This talented group of singers and performers can configure a show as a 4, 5, 8, 9 – or even as a full 11-piece act depending upon your venue, your needs and your budget. The Motowners show is journey that pays loving tribute to the fantastic history of Motown Music with the look, moves, and amazing vocal harmonies. As the tribute Get Ready, they perform the hits of the wonderful Temptations, or dance and sing as The Four Tops.
When the Motownettes take the stage, they bring forth glorious and glamorous tributes to The Supremes, Martha & The Vandella's and more! Parakeyah Coleman pictured here with Mary Wilson; one of the original members of The Supremes
Derrick Hadley the producer of the group was born in Manhattan New York. He attended Dillard School of The Performing arts in Fort Lauderdale and his musical background was deeply rooted in a family tradition of providing music to the community. His maternal grandmother attended New England Conservatory in Boston during the roaring 20's. His mother an accomplished pianist and a choral music teacher had the biggest impact on his early artistic vocal development. The vocal power in his voice was developed and nurtured while singing gospel in the youth AME church choir from as early as 13 years old. Derrick has mastered various styles ranging from Broadway to Motown, along with R&B, Jazz, and traditional pop tunes. His vocal versatility has given him the ability to perform for a vast variety of people from different backgrounds.
He spent the majority of his earlier entertainment career performing in off Broadway shows and performing his one man singing act which he developed after working for the Songs of Broadway company from 1987 to 1994. In 2007 Derrick Hadley co founded Black Swan Special Events with his wife Revella Hadley; a personal chef. In 2008 he formed a Motown Tribute band called The Motowners. The combination of Derrick's 25 years of experience in entertainment along with offering event planning and catering; has granted the company the opportunity to be a one stop shop top provider in the field of entertainment, event planning and catering services.
Derrick Hadley and The Motowners also opened for the legendary Spinners in West Palm Beach at Centennial Park in March of 2011 and The Motowners enjoyed a 4 city tour in Spain in January 2010. Derrick Hadley continues to grow the company along with creating boundless opportunities for himself and other acts and individuals that he manages through Black Swan Special Events.