The Original Rhythm Nation Reunited at The Orleans #Vegas

As a Newbee to Vegas, I’ve heard stories of what the past was like in Black Vegas Entertainment and how it has changed over the years. One of the groups that has come up over and over again in conversation is Rhythm Nation. I’ve been told, “you should have seen the Originals.”

Last Night I had that opportunity to experience The Original Rhythm Nation Band at The Orleans Bourbon Lounge in Vegas.

R-L: The Original Rhythm Nation Band

Band Leader, Steve Owens-Percussions/Vocals

Music Director, Skip Rice-Bass Guitar/Vocals

Kharon Harrison-Drums

Reggie Gonzales-Lead Vocals

Joe Evans-Guitar/Vocals

Marcus Johnson-Keyboard/Vocals

For the month of February residency on Thursdays at The Orleans Bourbon Lounge, and with the encouragement of MD, Skip Rice The Original Rhythm Nation Band reunited.

Performing the Classics sounds of The Ohio Players, Marvin Gaye, Rick James, Bruno Mars, The Gap Band and more there were people up dancing or just grooving in their seats. This made for an enjoyable evening for myself as I had the opportunity to spend time my colleague and friend, Lillian Rice of Love The Muzic Productions as we enjoyed these gifted musicians.

Beyond the show experience, I witnessed musicians that have a love and respect for each to the point they knew the music and their individual parts with a flow that appeared flawless and they had not rehearsed in years. That there is a story within itself.

I knew the talents of these musicians from the days I was apart of Sherry Gordy Presents Take The Stage online, as several of these musicians were apart of that band…I realize that I only got a taste of the magic these men were known to create back in the day, but I enjoyed their vibe.

Why was there a split, I imagine it comes down to life happening and other opportunities presented. I’m thankful that I had an chance to see a glimpse of the musical magic of “The Original Rhythm Nation of Vegas”

Maybe they will come together again and if they do, I highly recommend that they are worth seeing.

Vegas Black Entertainment…Past-Present-Future…only time will tell.

Lady Flava of Lady Flava News Reviews

8 FLAVA Snaps for The Original Rhythm Nation

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lillian
    Feb 29, 2020 @ 23:51:38

    Thanks so much for your review of these great guys. Rhythm Nation is always a party!!

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  2. Vanessa
    Oct 30, 2022 @ 21:27:41

    I saw the Rythm Nation band for the first time at the Orleans Bourbon Street Lounge. I could not sit down. Best entertainment – hands down! I want to know where their next venue will be in Las Vegas, I often visit LV to attend concerts.

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