Friday Night Family Fun hosts The Sugar Free Allstars
on Friday, July 20, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Public Library's Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Imagine that Deep Purple and Sly and the Family Stone had a love child that grew up in New Orleans listening to Ray Charles, Black Sabbath and Booker T. That love child would be the Sugar Free Allstars. (A.K.A. Chris "Boom!" Wiser on the Hammond B-3 organ, lead vocals, and saxophone, and Rob "Dr. Rock" Martin on drums and back-up vocals.)
With their diverse musical influences and unusual instrumentation, this funky organ/drum duo from Oklahoma City can't be pigeonholed. The music blends New Orleans funk, Memphis soul, and Hammond organ-drenched gospel, wrapped in a colorful rock and roll package. Add to the mix a touch of pop songwriting sensibilities, humor, and a high-energy live show, and you've got the Sugar Free Allstars.
This two-piece, nationally known kids' band puts on a fun, family concert full of funky tunes so interactive that EVERYONE gets to be part of the act! "We try to provide a good mix of humor and a tight performance," explains Wiser. "Even in our kids' shows, it's meant to be a rock and roll party for all ages."
The band has been mentioned in Time, People, and Parent's Magazine. You can hear their two Number One hits on SiriusXM Kid's Place Live and listen to them on the number one NPR show Car Talk.
Admission is free. RSVP online  or call 816.701.3407.