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The Producers

Doors: 6PM | All Ages

The Producers is a new wave and power pop band formed in the 80’s
from Atlanta, Ga. The original line up still includes Van Temple on guitar
and vocals, Kyle Henderson on bass and vocals, Wayne Famous on
keyboards and Bryan Holmes on drums and vocals,
Originally formed as a Beatles cover band named Cartoon, they changed
musical directions and began performing their own material in
nightclubs around the Atlanta area. The response to their music was so
good that they were quickly signed to CBS subsidiary Portrait Records
by producer Tom Werman, who had worked with Cheap Trick, REO
Speedwagon and Mother’s Finest among others. They released two
albums for the Portrait label, The Producers (1981) and You Make the
Heat (1982). The Producers became a regional favorite in the
Southeastern United States, propelling “What She Does to Me” onto
the national Billboard Magazine single charts. “What’s He Got”,
“Certain Kinda Girl”’ and “Who Do You Think You Are?” had some
popularity as music videos, but did not chart.They toured extensively
with Cheap Trick and The Motels. The also played with Toto and Hall
and Oates. “She Sheila” from the second album was a popular MTV
video. They headlined New Year’s Rockin Eve in 1982. They released a
3rd album, “Run for Your Life” on their label in 1987. They were then
signed by MCA to a deal, but before they could release the album a
revamping occurred at MCA, so they released their 4th album,
Coelacanth, on their own.