HARRY WAYNE CASEY ‘KC’ OF KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND NOMINATED FOR 2014 SONGWRITER’S HALL OF FAME KC and the Sunshine Band to bring good times & great music down under – to AUSTRALIA in APRIL! KCSB_publicity_photo_Credit_A_Streiber[1]

MIAMI, Fla. (November 14, 2013) – Harry Wayne Casey, aka ‘KC’ of KC and the Sunshine Band has received the nomination to the 2014 Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, to be awarded Thursday, June 12th, 2014 in New York, NY.  Founded in 1973 in Miami, Florida, KC and the Sunshine Band’s funk, R&B, and disco songs have charted globally.  As leader of KC and the Sunshine Band, Harry Wayne Casey wrote some of the biggest and most enduring songs of the disco era. He wrote George McCrae’s 1974 No. 1 hit “Rock Your Baby,” and has also penned songs for Betty Wright and Jimmy “Bo” Horne.  His hits for KC and the Sunshine Band include chart-toppers “Get Down Tonight” and “That’s The Way I Like It.” Key songs in their catalog include: “Boogie Shoes”, “Get Down Tonight”, “Rock Your Baby”, “Shake Your Booty” “I’m Your Boogie Man”, “Keep it Comin’ Love”, “Give it Up” and “Please Don’t Go.”
  Performing songwriter nominees include Harry Wayne “KC” Casey, Ray Davies, Donovan, Vince Gill, Yusuf Islam p/k/a “Cat Stevens”, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, John Mellencamp, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards, Sade, Ann Wilson & Nancy Wilson.   Non-performer nominees include Bill Anderson, Bobby Braddock, Luigi Creatore & Hugo Peretti, Graham Gouldman, Mark James, Sandy Linzer & Denny Randell, Tony Macaulay, Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham, Linda Perry, Don Robertson, William “Mickey” Stevenson, Jim Weatherly.   For more information, to join, or renew as a voting member, please visit www.songhall.org/join by November 18th.  Eligible voting members will have until December 16th to turn in ballots with choices of three non-performer nominees and two from the performer category.   SUNSHINE DOWN UNDER IN 2014   KC and the Sunshine Band will bring their dance grooves down under in April, to visit Sydney’s Enmore Theatre, The Palace in Melbourne, Brisbane’s Tivoli Theatre and the main stage at Bluesfest in Byron Bay.   Peter Noble, director of Bluesfest Touring said, “this is a band who came from the era where people bought records and KC and the Sunshine Band have over 100 million record sales to prove it.” He added, “This puts them at the same level of sales as Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, The Who and Stevie Wonder and three times more than Pearl Jam.”   Enmore Theatre, Sydney – THU 17 APRIL 2014ticketek.com.au 132 849 The Palace, Melbourne – FRI 18 APRIL 2014bluesfesttouring.com.au 02 6685 8310 Tivoli, Brisbane – SAT 19 APRIL 2014ticketmaster.com.au 1300 111 011 Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW – MON 21 APRIL 2014bluesfest.com.au 76 146 130 501   For AUSTRALIA tickets and more information, please visit bluesfesttouring.com.au   About the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame: Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame honors those whose work represents a spectrum of the most beloved songs from the world’s popular music songbook, while nurturing future songwriter stars.  The Songwriters Hall of Fame’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions of our great popular music songwriters who have written the soundtrack for our nation’s history, while developing new writing talent through workshops, showcases, scholarships and digital initiatives. Follow on Twitter @SongwritersHOF; Facebook.com/songhall.   About KC and the Sunshine Band:  KC and the Sunshine Band aims to serve a single purpose: to create instant happiness through music. For over 40 years the group has done just that, topping the charts with seven No. 1 singles and three triple platinum albums, winning three Grammy® Awards, including Album of the Year for the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, an American Music Award, and becoming the first act since The Beatles to score four No. 1 pop singles in one 12-month period in 1976.  In 2001, KC was honored with the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences Governor’s Award, the highest honor given by a chapter of the Academy.  The band’s infectious sound gives life to countless ad campaigns and hundreds of movie soundtracks.  KC and the Sunshine Band has defined disco and forever influenced music with its timeless sound and mission of getting people out of their seats to celebrate, which is still being fulfilled today.   To learn more about KC and the Sunshine Band and to find more details about their upcoming tour dates, visit www.heykcsb.com.

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KCSB On Tour: Nov 23 Naperville, IL / Pfeiffer Hall Dec 01 Snoqualmie, WA / Snoqualmie Casino * Dec 04 Santiago, Chile / Movistar Arena Dec 06 Coquimbo, Chile / Enjoy Hotel & Casino Dec 07 Santiago, Chile / Enjoy Hotel & Casino Dec 08 Vina Del Mar, Chile / Enjoy Hotel & Casino Dec 27 Bossier City, LA / Margaritaville Resort Casino Dec 28 Marksville, LA / Paragon-Mari Showroom Dec 29 Nantucket, CT / MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Dec 30 Biloxi, MS / IP Casino Resort & Spa * Appearing with The Village People   =2014= Jan 01 Pasadena, CA / 125th Rose Parade® Jan 24 Hollywood, FL / Seminole Hard Rock Live Jan 25 Fort Pierce, FL / Sunrise Theatre Jan 30 Las Vegas, NV / Private Feb 15 Indianapolis, IN / Private Apr 04 Dover, DE / Dover Downs Apr 05 Miami, FL / Private Apr 17 Sydney, Australia / Enmore Theatre Apr 18 Melbourne, Australia / The Palace Apr 19 Brisbane, Australia / Tivoli Theatre Apr 21 Byron Bay, Australia / Bluesfest   KC and the Sunshine Band is booked by William Morris Endeavor.

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