Win Tickets ($50): LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends @ Aladdin Theater | Soul, R&B, Pop

We are giving away a pair of tickets to LeRoy Bell at Aladdin Theater on Friday February 1, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, January 28.

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From our sponsors at Aladdin Theater:
LeRoy Bell @ Aladdin TheaterLeRoy Bell & His Only Friends
Friday, February 1, 2013
7 p.m. doors | 8 p.m. show
Tickets are $25 | Minors permitted w/ parent or legal guardian
Purchase Tickets HERE

Aladdin Theater
3017 Southeast Milwaukie Avenue Portland, OR 97202
(503) 234-9694 | More Info:

The reception to LeRoy Bell’s music has been spectacular. Having performed with B.B. King, Van Morrison, Sheryl Crow, Etta James, Al Green, Paolo Nutini, India.Arie, Erykah Badu, LeAnne Rimes, Michael McDonald, Idina Menzel, Colin Hay, Mavis Staples, Keb Mo, Taj Mahal, Leon Russell, Sonny Landreth, Charlie Musselwhite and Los Lobos, not only has he grown as a touring artist, but the experience has given his music an edge that places him in a league of performers creating a sound that crosses many demographics

The Bell family legacy extended from Philly to Seattle when Thom Bell, LeRoy’s uncle and third member of Mighty Three Music (along with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff), opened up the west coast offices of Mighty Three Music in the late 70’s. As a young staff writer, LeRoy teamed up with Casey James and wrote songs that would be recorded by The Spinners, The O’Jays, The Temptations, Rita Marley and most notably Elton John. In the late 70’s Elton John discovered and quickly became a fan of LeRoy’s song writing – recording two of his songs. Elton’s recording of Bell’s song “Mama Can’t Buy Me Love,” from the “Thom Bell Sessions,” went to #9 pop, #36 R&B, and #1 Adult/Contemporary in the fall of 1979 – earning Elton a Grammy Nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. That same year, Bell and James had their own million-seller with “Livin’ It Up (Friday Night)” on A&M Records.

2003 brought new life for LeRoy as the Fat Boy Slim mix of Elton’s “Are you Ready For Love,” (composed by Bell) reached #1 in England and most of Europe. LeRoy reinvented himself emerging as a singer/songwriter releasing the acclaimed EP “Spending Time” on his own label, Martez Music Group. After “Spending Time” sold over 15,000 copies, he released “Two Sides to Every Story” and his career was officially re-born. LeRoy Bell’s “Only Friends” (his band), features Terry Morgan on bass who has played with Dee Daniels, Pat Wright & The Total Experience Gospel Choir, Dave Lewis, Thelma Houston and others. The mighty force on drums features Davis Martin, formerly of the band, Maktub.

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15 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends @ Aladdin Theater | Soul, R&B, Pop

  1. Roger January 22, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    Sounds like a winner to me!! Love all those acts that Leroy has toured with and so I’m certain he is very good. One way to find out would be to win these tickets!! Please?

  2. kevin January 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    Voted for this fool. Would be cool to see him!

  3. Gayleen Williams January 24, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    VERY interested in hearing this group-I’ve heard good things. I could use a night out. #stressed

  4. Alan January 24, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    Oh yes. This is the show to get a groove on with, this winter. I would love to warm my bones dancing to LeRoy Bell!

  5. Yaz January 24, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    Me and momma gonna celebrate being broke, loving music and having soul…

  6. Alex January 24, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    because i never win tickets!

  7. Frank Byers January 24, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    We represent the old school in St. Johns and want to give Mr. Bell his propers for the Y2K plus a dime and three pennies.

  8. Slim January 24, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    Treat me real good.

  9. Ben January 24, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    Haven’t heard good music in awhile. I live four blocks from the theater. I love soul everything; food, music, girls.

  10. Leann January 24, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

    Ready to get my winter groove on!

  11. Robb W January 25, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    Sounds like a great show!

  12. Cory Shird January 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    Ring my Bell!!!!!

  13. Amy January 27, 2013 at 1:15 am #

    Sounds like an awesome time!

  14. Vikki January 27, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    I’ve heard this is a great venue and am hopeful I can win tickets to see for myself. Music is a huge part if my life – especially r&b…. Being a single parent doesn’t allow me to venture out much- but I sure would love the opportunity to check LeRoy out!

  15. K May January 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    Ahhh yeah Leroy, whatsup!!! PDX waitin for you to come groove with us!

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