"FATS" - A Tribute To Fats Domino
Antoine “Fats” Domino came out of New Orleans in the 1950’s with a “boogie woogie” piano and a warm blues vocal style to become one of rock and roll’s earliest and biggest stars. Now Tree Records recording artist Jim Carter has begun to channel that rockin’ party sound into a Mardi Gras style tribute show called “Fats”.
“Fats” is a celebration of the music of Fats Domino and his beloved city of New Orleans, LA. This show can be performed as a "stand alone" production or as part of a larger variety show concept such as a Legends, New Orleans/Mardi Gras or Classic Rock & Roll style show.
The most popular exponent of the classic New Orleans R&B sound, Fats Domino sold more records than any other African American star of the 1950’s. His relaxed, lolling piano style and easygoing vocals anchored a long series of national hits from 1950 to the mid ‘60’s including "Ain't That A Shame", "Walkin' To New Orleans" and "Blueberry Hill".
Jim Carter has performed as "Ron" in the national touring company of the Broadway musical "Hair", as well as at noted entertainment icons such as Radio City Music Hall (New York, NY), Walt Disney World and Universal/Orlando Resorts (Orlando, FL). He has also performed for out troops in Africa and the Middle East.
He has been on stage with such name artists as Ben Vereen (Roots, Pippin), Michael Winslow (Police Academy, Spaceballs), Helen Reddy, Red Buttons, Jose Feliciano, Peabo Bryson, The Drifters, The Platters, The Coasters, Walter Cronkite and The Radio City "Rockettes’.
Jim gained his appreciation for Fats and "the Big Easy" while performing on the legendary riverboat, the Delta Queen, which docked in New Orleans. “I fell in love with the laid back atmosphere, the great food and the incredible “party” music”, Jim says. “After hurricane Katrina, the thought of losing those sights and sounds sadden me.”
”I had just released my first album “Daydreamer” with Tree Records/Orchard Label and people started asking what I was going to do next? A show featuring the music of Fats seemed perfect for me. I love his music, our singing styles are very similar and I live to perform “party” shows”.