The Imaginations are a homage to an unforgettable era of music. With a lively and entertaining repertoire spanning the best of Disco, Funk, Soul and Motown they are the perfect choice for any event. Their interactive style, tight harmonies and authentic choreography provides an exciting and unique edge to todays entertainment choices.
The Imaginations have adopted the unmistakable vocal and choreographic style of American soul and disco combos like the Temptations, The Drifters, Earth Wind & Fire and The Whispers. They provide a show that’s interactive and energetic, but that’s also wrapped up in an authentic but unique style, giving you something that you just don’t find often in today’s musical entertainment.
The Imaginations can fit in with any size event, whether it is for a wedding reception, corporate function, theatre show or birthday party and have a respectable amount of experience with planning for and performing at those kind of events. With each event there are options for selecting a live performance only, or a performance with additional disco service included, to relieve the need for hiring an independent DJ and with adequate lighting and PA for venues up to 175 persons we can keep the party rolling between live sets. For bigger events we can embellish our equipment accordingly, so please get in touch to discuss your needs. For any other non-standard requirements please contact us with details of your event.
Kevin Badcock, Steve Giles, Lee Zebedee and Chris Johnson form The Imaginations. Between them they have years and years of experience on stage through performing as The Imaginations and through other projects, but their journey began in 2000 when they became singing colleagues in a performance choir in Salisbury. Working together and recognising each other’s vocal talents, in 2002 they proceeded to form the previous incarnation of The Imaginations; Pop and Soul harmony group 4Gone.
For the next eight years 4Gone would relentlessly perform for tens of thousands of people at countless venues and events across the UK and Middle East, including a support slot with Peter Andre, 80’s legend Yazz and a trip to the Ritz Dubai, and quickly become highlighted as a talented and unique vocal act by those that watched them. Through this long and enjoyable period the boys would refine their repertoire and set lists from what seemed to work with their hyped audiences.
From that snowballing idea, in 2010 The Imaginations were born as a step towards capturing the essence of what 4Gone had been continually hurtling towards in their developing years; an authentic but unique show which clearly gives a nod to the great American vocal combos such as the Four Tops, Earth Wind & Fire, Temptations and The Miracles. Through all those years The Imaginations have developed the most wonderful chemistry on stage, and off, which has been outlined many times by onlookers as a massive feature to their performances. That time has also certainly allowed them to rely on their tried and extensively tested repertoire choice and their ability to lift a crowd, and combining those with their excellent lead vocals, blended harmony and choreography and you have exactly what The Imaginations are about.
Very much immersed in the tradition of American black vocal combos, The Imaginations can really sing, complementing their natural skill with an obvious understanding of harmony. The improvement has come in the extra polish of their verbal interplay which has enhanced their enthusiastic personalities, as well as work having been done on some choreography. Good looking, but not cliched pretty boys, there is potential for an act like this to go far - The Stage Newspaper
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