of Silk.is a dynamic group of talented musicians who have captivated audiences with their high-energy presentation of 50s, 60s and 70s Rhythm and Blues music. Their music genre is primarily "The Motown Sound." The group consists of three vocalists and a four-member band.|
Members of Touch of Silk. have performed with, and have sharded the stage with, some of the most well known names in show business . . . names that include: The Flamingos, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, The Platters, The Temptations and Wilson Pickett . . . just to name a few.
Touch of Silk. has a song book that includes, but is not limited to, songs from: Barry White, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Platters, The Drifters, Marvin Gaye and many, many, more.
|BENNIE CHERRY . . . Group leader, from San Antonio, Texas|
Bennie formed Touch of Silk. in 1980. They performed together until 1984 when he joined the famous Flamingos. He sang with the Flamingos until 1988. He resurrected Touch of Silk. in 1988 and they have been going non-stop since then.
DEBORAH LUV . . . From San Antonio, Texas
Deborah performed as the lead singer for a very popular all-female group called "LUV." They became the opening group for noted artists such as Gene Chandler (Duke of Earl). Deborah joined Touch of Silk. in 2010 and has offered great value to the group.
LAWRENCE JONES . . . From Cleveland, Ohio
Lawrence had his own band for several years and also sang with Richard Street, a former member of The Temptations.
|JEROME "STUMP" MONROE . . . Drummer, from Washington, DC
Stump has a long history of performing with some of the greatest entertainers of all time, most notably "The King," Elvis Presley. Stump recently returned from a two week European tour where he performed with other artists who had performed with "The King." Stump has been with Touch of Silk. since its inception.
GREGORY DUNN . . . Lead Guitar Player, from Washington, DC
Gregory has performed with The Clovers, The Flamingos, Reba Jackson, Stacy Lattison and many others. Gregory also does several vocals with the group.
RAY MONTESANTO . . . Keyboard Player, from Los Angeles, California
Ray had his own band for 30 years. In addition to playing keyboard, Ray has a few vocals that he performs.
IRVING "PUNCH" WILLIAMS . . . Bass Player, from New Orleans, Louisiana
Punch is a veteran musician with significant Basin Street experience. Punch played for many years with legendary artist "Fats" Domino.