“Tour De 4Force” is a mighty combination of established talents who lay down a top-quality soul set that is both bright, breezy and fresh. Legends unite when 5 talented and highly successful performers with strong fan bases - Scherrie Payne (formerly of The Supremes), Joyce & Pam Vincent (formerly of Tony Orlando & Dawn), Theresa Davis (formerly of The Emotions) and Jim Gilstrap - come together. Their debut CD "Quiet Moon" produced by executive producer Marcia Parks and ex Cameo member T. C. Campbell received rave reviews in London and Europe and stayed on the UK Soul charts for a total of 10 weeks, (being the longest run on the chart by any artist). The first single release "Godsend" received a staggering 350.000 hits on their Myspace page in just three weeks.
Earlier this year, group members, Scherrie Payne, and Joyce and Pam Vincent was invited to join Sir Cliff Richard on his latest 'Soulicious' tour in the UK as (three of eight backing vocalists). To promote his 'Soulicious' CD.
Sir Cliff Richard (known as the 'Elvis of England') recently turned 71 years young and invited many 'Soul Legends' to join him on his tour including, Percy Sledge, Freda Payne, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis (of The 5th Dimension), James Ingram and Lamont Dozier. The tour played a total of six cities in the UK and to packed arenas.
Scherrie Payne - Known as “The Little Lady With The Big Voice” – brings to the group a formidable history in the music business. Noted as the official final lead singer of The Supremes – unquestionably, and universally acclaimed, the biggest and most successful group to emerge from the Motown stable of artists. With over 100 million albums and CD’s sold, to this day, they remain the most successful female group of all-time. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan - the Motor City - from a early age, she was destined to be in the middle of the “Motown Sound.” Scherrie, the younger sister of jazz songstress Freda Payne, began her show-biz career as the lead singer of the group Glass House. With Glass House, she achieved her first hit with a record she co-wrote, “Crumbs Off The Table,” which reached the Top 10 on the Billboard charts. Following “Crumbs” success, Scherrie was asked to join Motown’s biggest female group – The Supremes – when Holland/Dozier/
In 2000 Scherrie embarked on an ambitious tour as a member of Diana Ross & The Supremes on their much publicized “Return To Love” tour. As a solo artist, Scherrie has had hits such as "I'm Not In Love" which featured her sister Freda (who saw a #1 hit with her "Band Of Gold") and former original Supreme Mary Wilson on backing vocals, and most recently, “One Night Only” from the “Dreamgirls Dance Project” on the Altair label in 2007. She was the special guest star at the “If My Friends Could See Me Now” fundraiser in Los Angeles and to a thunderous ovation, she wowed the audience with her high-energy version of “One Night Only.” Scherrie continues to sing and tour the World with her group, “Scherrie Payne and Lynda Laurence (Formerly of The Supremes”) - together with Joyce Wilson, and is now inspiring and transferring her legions of Supremes fans to a new and pioneering adventure in music by embarking on a beautiful new road in her career - banding together with good friends, Joyce & Pam Vincent, Jim Gilstrap and Theresa Davis to form Tour De 4Force.
Joyce Vincent - With over 75 million records sold, 5 Gold records, 5 Number One hits, American Music Awards, a popular television variety series and movie & television appearances, JOYCE VINCENT became an international sensation with Tony Orlando & Dawn. Seen & heard daily now in Time-Life commercials, they are 70’s Pop-Icons forever etched in American Pop Culture. Their music was even featured in the hugely successful Tom Hanks movie, "Forrest Gump.” Throughout their reign, they racked up a string of Top 10 hit singles on Billboard’s Hot 100 & Adult Contemporary charts. CBS gave them their own television variety show in 1974 that became a Top 20 hit & ran until 1976. In 2005, a DVD compilation from their variety series was released, along with their catalog of albums on CD. They reunited that same year to release “A Christmas Reunion” CD. Joyce & her sister Pam, continued their impressive careers as session singers & performing together around the world. They & fellow Tony Orlando & Dawn members Telma Hopkins & Tony Orlando, were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall Of Fame on November 9, 2008, along with The O’Jays & others.
Pam Vincent - Although she seldom appeared with them, Pam Vincent is credited with the other members of Tony Orlando & Dawn on all of the group’s albums, not only singing, but arranging the background vocals as well. At an early age Pam united with her sister, Joyce, in the studio & they became a highly sought-after backing vocals team, working with Motown & Stax artists. When Tony Orlando & Dawn went to Europe, Pam formed her own group, “Brandye,”
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