Al McKay’s Earth Wind & Fire Experience Christmas Eve Concert
In 1990, Earth Wind & Fire ‘groove director’ and guitarist Al McKay decided to recapture the spirit of the former group. Putting together a band – some from EWF, some inspired by EWF – for a special performance in Japan, chemistry bloomed once again and the grouping became permanent under the name ‘LA Allstars’. Built around EWF’s distinctive original rhythm section and McKay’s guitar work, the band recreates the magic of Earth, Wind and Fire, playing all those ambitious songs in the original keys with the original feel to recapture the original magic. Led by the super guitarist himself, Al McKay’s Earth, Wind & Fire Experience includes musicians who formed part of EWF’s long and illustrious history includingthose playing at the Arena of Stars on Christmas Eve include James Manning (bass guitar), Ben Dowling (keyboards), David Iwataki (keyboards), Anthony Beverly (drums), David Leach (percussion), Yoel Nunex (Saxophone), Luis Gonzalez Abreu (trumpet), Omar Peralta (trumpet) and Shaunte Palmer (trombone). With the essential rhythm section established, the band is also backed by the incredible vocals of Tim Owens and is fully primed to perform an incredible setlist of EWF hits including fan favourites such as Serpentine Fire, Pride, Saturday Nite and Jupiter to create a remarkable Christmas Eve this year.