In the 1970’s Dayton was a hotbed for funk. One of the great bands that’s often mentioned in the same breath as the Ohio Players, Lakeside and Slave is Faze-O. Produced by Clarence Satchell of the Ohio Players, one of the band’s most famous song is the title track from their 1977 album, Riding High. That song has gone on to be sampled by many modern hip hop artists, including Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, but you can hear the real thing this weekend at Gilly’s.
After 30 years, Faze-O has reunited and will be performing at show at Gilly’s on Saturday night, April 23rd, beginning at 9pm. The show also features a guest appearance by Cherlyn Aikens. Tickets are available at Omega Music.