Dr. K - Bass Guitar

Paul Korman aka Dr. K was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 26, 1950.   His mother was a piano teacher and his dad played the harmonica, so there was always music in the house.   Paul's family moved out to Long Island in the late 1950's.   Paul's older brother, Fred, started playing the oboe in Jr. High School and never put it down.   Fred's career blossomed as a concert oboist and has been the principle oboist and concert master for the Portland Oregon Symphony Orchestra for the last 24 years.  

Paul started playing bass guitar at the age of 12.   Paul's first band was The Four Teens who played at many of the Jr. High school and high school dances throughout the 60's and also performed at the 1964 World's Fair Battle of the Bands.      

Paul's passion was always Motown music even though he was always playing in rock & roll bands.   Paul took time off in the 80's to raise a family.   Paul picked the bass back up and started up once again with a band called Mama Ray.   His new Mama Ray Band shared the stage with such notables as Eric Burdon, Leon Russell, the Vanilla Fudge, Christopher Cross, Blue Oyster Cult, David Johansson, Bobby Blue Bland, etc.  

In November 2004 Paul and guitar player Melvin Miller decided it was time to put a Motown band together full of seasoned musicians who also have a passion for Motown.   After a few long rehearsals the band was ready to hit the street.   Since November Dr. K's Motown Revue has performed in Central Park; Harrisburg, PA Summer Series Concerts; Tioga Casino; Dix Hills Performing Arts Center; The Boulton Center; headlines at B.B. Kings at least twice a year; headlined at the Downtown; the Sugar Bar in New York City; and is scheduled to perform until June 2011 at the Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun. They have also performed for the United Nations' anniversary bash and the N.Y. marathon.

Ivery Bell - Vocals

My name is Ivery Bell and music is my passion. I have been singing virtually my whole life ...actually since the age of eight. At eight years old I won 1st place on amateur night at the NYC Apollo Theater. At 19 years of age I signed with Sal Soul Records as one of the lead singers of the R&B recording group "Moment of Truth." I recorded one hit album and several compilation albums with that group. One single from that album became a local club hit entitled "Helplessly." We also enjoyed marked success overseas with songs like, “Loving you is Killing Me", “You got me hummin”, At Long Last and “You’re all I want to be.” We also had songs released on several SalSoul compilation albums. With this group I recorded on the movie soundtrack from the film "Nocturna" along with Gloria Gaynor and Vikki Sue Robinson. I also performed as an actor in the film. In the 90's I began singing gospel as I came to know the Lord and wanted to use my gift to glorify God. My initial strong gospel influences were artists like The Winans, John P. Kee and pioneers like James Cleveland. As a gospel artist I sang and performed with upcoming gospel sensation ensemble JC Thompson & Beyond Blessed. My first gospel CD was released in 2010 entitled “Just Praisn’. I had the pleasure of working with Dennis Williams (musical director of the legendary O'Jays) as my co-producer and musical arranger. This highly anticipated project has been very well received I am currently the Lead singer for the Legendary R&B group Blue Magic, which garnered mega hits like “Sideshow” “Three Ring Circus” “Spell” and “What’s Come Over Me”. In addition to that I perform as one of the lead vocalists for Dr.K’s Motown Revue. This show is a rich extravaganza of Motown hits exquisitely performed by top notch singers and musicians. My musical resume includes writing, producing, voice coaching and former choir director. I have worked the local club circuit as well as major tours, venues like and including Madison Square Garden and Lincoln Center in New York City. Some of the artists I have performed and worked with include: The Dramatics, The Stylistics, The O'Jays, Kool & The Gang, Melissa Morgan, Cissy Houston, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Smokey Norful, The Delfonics, Tavares, James Brown and a host of others far too many to name. I recently recorded and released a cover of the beautiful 70’s ballad “I’ll Erase Away Your Pain”…& “Try Me” as a medley. I recorded this as a duet with Billy Jones from Moment Of Truth”. It is also noteworthy that I have written, produced and sold records to both small independent and major record labels, such as Soul to Soul, Polygram and Def Jam. Whether writing, recording, producing or performing on stage…When I’m making music I am in a zone of peace and true contentment.

Charlene Simmons - Vocals

Charlene Simmons is a native New yorker.

Originally from Queens NY, now resides in Freeport Long Island NY. She fell in love with singing and gospel music at the tender age of 5 years old. Charlene has sang with many choirs which lead her to Theater. Her role in the play Shades of Black under the direction of Mr.Gordon Gather and her role in The Harlem Renaissance under the direction of Mr. Titus Walker were memorable. Some past training in African, Ballet, Charm School and Hip Hop dance contribute to her love for music.

Charlene is a credited song writer and has been a member of ASCAP and BMI since 2007.

Charlene is currently a member of Dr. K's Motown Revue and has been a proud member since 2004. This group of season professionals pay tribute to all of Motown greats! Martha Rives, the Supremes, Temptations, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Four Tops, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder.

Charlene Simmons is a lead vocalist in the group and also provides choreography. She considers this experience her most rewarding under the direction of Mr. Paul Korman the group has traveled, played at theaters, BB Kings NY, Concerts and the Mohegan Sun Casino.

Natashia Thomas - Vocals

Miss Natashia Thomas was born and raised in Long Island, New York where she started singing in the church choir. With her parents, she was surrounded by a diverse range of music from gospel, jazz, R & B and Motown. Being surrounded by these styles of music, inspired her to become a singer even more. Natashia has always admired artists like Chaka Khan, Denise Williams, and Anita Baker for standing their ground. In the mid-90's, she sang at weddings, joined singing groups and performed in bands throughout the country. Her sexy, soulful sound has led her to open up for boxing fights on Wall Street in New York City (Cipriani's Productions)

In Philadelphia, PA she and her band performed for Mr. Bill Cosby where she had great exposure. Through word of mouth, Natashia was later introduced to Dr. K's Motown Revue singing lead and background vocals. She is currently writing and recording her own material in the studio. To all the fans thanks for your love and support.

MelSoulTree - Vocals

Mel-Soul-Tree is a native of New York City's borough of The Bronx. She has toured singing throughout Germany, France, Switzerland, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and the U.S. singing Gospel, R&B and Jazz. MelSoulTree has also been featured as a soloist for the prestigious Duke Ellington and Princeton Orchestras. One of her career highlights was a lead role in "Raisin Hell" a musical created by Motown legends Smokey Robinson and William "Mickey" Stevenson. MelSoulTree has been a member of the legendary Phil Spector's group "The Crystals" since 2002. She holds a B.F.A. in Music from the City College of New York. MelSoulTree is proud to be a member of Dr. K's Motown Revue because of their professional integrity and respect for the great music of Motown. Her experience as a much sought after recording session singer culminated in the release of her well received self-titled debut CD Album on the Soul Quest Recording label. For additional MelSoulTree bio, CD and video information log on to: www.MelSoulTree.com

Etiene Lytel - Keys

Keyboardist/Producer/Musical Director Etienne Lytle, was born and raised in the Bronx, NY . Early in life he expressed his love of music and began the study of piano at the age of 7. He was a multi instrumentalist by age 10 playing saxophone, oboe and bass. His musical training includes various private instruction/music schools in a myriad of idioms ( ie Jazz-Mobile, the "McDonalds" HS JazzBand) in the NYC area, as well as attending the H.S. of Music & Art and Berklee College of Music. After college, he served 3 yrs. in the Army, becoming a Sergeant in the Military Police Corps.

Working (performing/recording) with legendary artists from Lionel Hampton ,Elton John ,Chuck Jackson(current Musical Director ), Freddy Jackson,Nancy Wilson,Chris Whitley, PM Dawn,Dan Aykroyd,Dionne Warwick ,Charles & Eddie,Olu,Elisabeth Withers,Jana to performing with the "3 Mo Tenors" ( currently ) and "3 Mo Divas" in their NYC engagements and world tours. As well as being a seasoned "jingle" musician and "road warrior" ,Mr. Lytle is a consummate artist who brings talent, versatility and professionalism wherever he places his fingers and focuses his mind.

Harold B. Lee - Percussion

1998-2005 — ISSAC HAYES- Percussion for all WRRS (Kiss FM NY) sponsored Issac Hayes Birthday Part; Concerts and Fundraiser for Illiteracy & Abused Women. Guest artists performed with included: Dionne Warwick, Stephanie Mills, Felicia Rashad, Erykah Badau, Chaka Khan, Mary Wilson, Jean Carne, Bobbie Humphrey, Glen Jones, The Stylistics, Force MD's, Blue Magic, Ray Goodman and Brown, Frieda Payne, Chuck Jackson, The Manhattans, Michael McDonald, Sam of Sam & Dave, Mary J Blige, Martha Wash, Gerald Levert, Howard Hewitt, Persuaders, Gerald Alston, Monifah, Doug E. Fresh.

1992-1994 — JAPAN TOUR- Power Play Band, R&B & Jazz, Percussion, Vocals, Dot Malone & TNT

1986-1991 — VOICES IN SPIRIT - Gospel Choir, Drums, Concert Series in St. Thomas, Virgin Island- Yvonne Roome- Jazz Vocalist, Percussion, Drums.

1985-1990 — MIKE QUASHIE & KINGDOM-Caribbean Rock Band, Percussion.

1980-1990 — GENYFLYTE-Progressive R & B & Pop Band Percussion, Drums, Vocals.

1981-1984 — BOARD OF EDUCATION SERIES-High School productions of "West Side Store", "The Wiz", and "Lil Abner" Drums and Percussion

Other Artists performed with: Obaje Allen Gumbs, Alex Bynyon, Fareed Hoc, James Jenus, Steve Kroon, Cyrus Chestnut, Philip Woo, Tony Lewis, Omar Hakim, Cheryl Pepsi Riley, Allison Williams.

Wayne J - Guitar

Wayne J. always gets to the soul of the music he plays, he brings skill, taste and passion to the stage in every performance. Born in Queens, NYC, he cites being raised in Jamaica, New York as the strongest influence on his musical journey. In the early 70's there were bands on every block in the community in which he was raised. It was imperative that a musician be on top of his game to call himself a cat. That type of pressure fortified his commitment to playing music.

Upon graduation from Queens College, he immediately hit the road with recording artist Evelyn Champagne King, regularly touring with her. She really gave him his first taste of the music industry at a higher level. He later went on to play with the legendary soul singer, Wilson Pickett to which he toured the world, visiting Australia, Italy, France and Denmark.

Throughout his career he has recorded music and played on several recordings. That list includes: LL Cool J, Darius Rucker, and Musiq Soulchild.

Ten (10) years ago he commenced playing at the New Move of God Pentecostal Church in the Bronx, NYC. His devotion and love for gospel music is expressed every Sunday as he praises and gives worship to his Lord and Savior.

One of his greatest accomplishments has been teaching youth the guitar for the past ten years at the Renaissance Music School in the Bronx, N.Y. The Renaissance is a program that mentors at risk youth, developing their passion, dedication and love for music.

He has studied under the tutelage of the following musicians: Ted Dunbar, Rick Stone and Barry Harris, he has also attended seminars with guitarist John Schofield, Steve Khan and Vic Juris.

Some of the larger performance venues in New York where Wayne has performed include Madison Square Garden, the Nassau Coliseum and BB Kings Blues Club.


Nirvana Lucié -  Vocals

Soft, gentle, melodic, mysterious, talented, beautiful, sultry… Need we go on and on and on… Nirvana Lucié epitomizes the quintessential artist.

Ms Lucié is a classically trained pianist and vocalist since the age of six (6). She has taken her learned knowledge of music and paired it with her love for entertaining. The best conservatories, the best instructors, and a supportive home environment, nurtured her talent that is undeniably inherent.

Nirvana is a determined and focused Brooklyn-born; Santo Domingo raised talent who is a product of a professional entertainment family, father, guitarist Lawrence LuciĂ© and theatre actress Jacqueline LuciĂ©. She was acclimated into a culturally diverse world at the age of five after a very painful turning point in her life, her mother’s death.

Being the oldest of three girls, she was left with confusion, sorrow, and responsibility that caused the metamorphosis of the artist she is today. Nirvana found an outlet, and the ability to express herself in ways that would define her own identity. This outlet and identity was found through music.

Destined to make music her life, she was compelled to do anything it took to develop her craft. Some of her credits include: being the main vocalist/vocal director at her church at the age of 13, singing beer jingles and performing at a Dominican presidential convention at the age of fourteen, being the youngest vocalist/vocal director of a Dominican national choir, performing with different New York bands, performing a venues such as the Mohegan Sun & Fox Woods, just to mention a few… Not only through experience has she developed her style, but through education as well. Nirvana attended Taylor University in Indiana and got a Business/Music Degree with honors at Five Towns College in New York.

Roger Byam

Roger Byam

Roger Byam began his career as a musician playing the saxophone with various rhythm and blues and jazz bands in the Queens, New York area while going to High school. One of these groups was the Doowop group, The Cleftones, who were longtime neighbors of his. This was where he spent many hours learning about harmony from seasoned professionals. Herb Cox was very mindful of the fact that High schoolers (friends of his son Daryl) were coming around showing great interest in the business. He tried to convey the fact that it wasn’t all a rose garden. Herb Cox always presented a balanced view in the many tales he told. After High School upon being accepted to Boston University the focus was Boston and school work and an occasional gig back in New York. Roger soon realized New York was the real “Mecca” for music so he came back to New York to continue his studies at Queens College and get a head start in the music business.

In 1978 he received a call from Wayne Cobham to play in the house band of the then famous Leviticus Intl., a Night Club in midtown Manhattan. This continued through the mid 80s. In the early 80’s he took a leave of absence to go on the road with Archie Bell (of Archie Bell and the Drells) in support of Mr. Bell’s solo career that continues to this day. This was during the summer of 1982. This is where he also met Michael Hill (of the Blues Mob) and played in an earlier incarnation called Bluesland. This relationship started a long association with the New York chapter of The Black Rock Coalition (BRC) where along with Michael Hill he met and performed with such notables as Vernon Reid (Living Color), Sekou Sundiatta, Michael Hampton (Funkadelic), Wil Calhoun (Living Color) and Ronnie Drayton (Nona Hendrix). He also went on the road in Italy in 1986 with Pop, Rock singer Loredana Berte. This was through a call from Wayne Cobham of the Leviticus days. The summer included great music, great food, in a beautiful country of which we saw a great portion.

Some notable recordings during the 80s were on Jocelyn Brown’s hit single Somebody else’s Guy and EU’s hit single, Doin’ the Butt, produced by Marcus Miller for Spike Lee’s Movie School Daze.

Since 1990 he has performed under the leadership of the great jazz drummer, Billy Cobham. Shortly after this he performed and recorded with the great songstress Roberta Flack from 1991 through 1996. During this same time period he also performed with Will Downing and Gwen Guthrie. In 1997 he got a call from long time friend Enos Payne (who he had met at Queens College) to teach reeds at the Brooklyn Conservatory (Flushing Branch). This he did until the call came from Marcus Miller a year later who he also knew from Queens College. From 1998 until 2005 he has performed with The Marcus Miller Band. Through out the 90s he has performed with and has done numerous recordings with (Japanese Trumpeter) Terumasa Hino, (Jazz Pianist) Onaje Allan Gumbs, (Jazz Vocalist) Vanessa Rubin, (Jazz Trumpeter) Cecil Bridgewater, (bass virtuoso) Marcus Miller, the great percussionist, Mongo Santamaria and (Jazz Trumpeter) Ray Vega.

Being part of the New York “Registry”, he has also recorded with such artists as Marlene Shaw, Freddie Jackson, Dionne Warwick, Martha Wash, and Barry Eastman. He has also performed with such artists as Ben E. King, (Jazz historian and musicologist) Max Roach, (Jazz Drummer) Michael Carving, and (pop and jazz trumpeter) Tom Brown. He has also done live performances with a host of other great jazz musicians. Lenny White, Joe Chambers, Victor Bailey, Don Blackman, Victor Lewis, Big Black, Eddie Henderson, Cecil McGee, Gil Coggins, Claudio Roditi, and Buddy Williams to name a few.

His many musical influences has tempered his style and created a very colorful and eclectic approach to the saxophone. Years of experience and excellence are what he brings to the table in any musical situation along with a very exciting melodic style and very dynamic tone quality. Roger Byam plays Tenor, Alto and Soprano saxophones. He also plays Flute and Clarinet. He can be seen on occasion with Onaje Allan Gumbs.

Pat Lewis - Vocals

Pat has been blessed with a love of the art of acting and singing She has had the opportunity to express that love in Live Theater, TV, Screen and Stage with a variety of professionals (such include "Dr. K's Motown Review"). She is currently a performing member the '60's group "The Crystals" Pat thanks God for her gifts and opportunities. Her husband, family and friends for their Love and support.

Craig Stewart Jr. - Drums

Born and raised in “Bed-Stuy” Brooklyn, NY. I started playing drums at the ripe age of 5yrs old. The youngest of seven, I played records on my “Show N Tell”. I learned all the drum parts and solos from James Brown and Buddy Rich albums. I was on the right path. Studying and taking lessons from various drum teachers, I was able to sharpen my skills and move up the ladder. My musical skills began to peak when I attended the High School Of Music and Art. In music class under the direction of Mr. Justin DiCioccio, we would stand around a large shop table using practice pads. Building a foundation for 4yrs, with classmates like Kenny Washington, Omar Hakim, Steve Jordan, who all turned out to be great drummers and lifelong friends. Upon graduation I was accepted into Brooklyn College Music program. But music was calling me, so I put college on hold. I then began my professional career with Saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood. That turned into a lifelong college course within itself, that last from 1977 until the present. I’ve also toured with Archie Bell and The Drells, Harold Melvin, Sammy Gordon, Colonel Abrahams, “D” Train, and Jordan Sparks just to name a few. I had the privilege of playing and recording with the Late Marvin Sease, on his first two Albums. Through marriage I gained another edge, my wife’s uncle was the “Late” Wally Gator! He mentored and shaped my drumming by showing me how to lay down a groove. Wally’s words of wisdom was, “People don’t care about your technical skills, just learn how to groove and swing. That’s what they will remember.” I took that to heart, and I’ve carried his words with me for life. I then took a different path, and began playing drums in the Doo -Wop circuit. Playing with “Randy and the Rainbows”, for over a decade. Often a first call “Sub” for professional and corporate bands like: “Joe Delia and the AllStars”, and “The Fred McFarlane Band”, landed me to “Dr. K’s Motown Revue”. Growing up in the 60’s, this was the perfect fit. To relive that era with a fine group of musicians, and reinvent those wonderful drum grooves. I’m looking forward to many more musical adventures.

Tiyee Champagnie - Vocals

Tiyee Champagnie, British born singer who is now based in the city of New York, came to NYC 8years ago with the dream to sing in the city that hosts some of the greatest musicians in the world, And here she is! Tiyee's vocal style ranges from Jazz, motown to pop, and her delivery is explosive, yet rich and smooth! Compared to the likes of Sade and Annie Lennox and, Joan Armatrading,(The list goes on) Tiyee also delivers her own unique quality that puts her in a league of her own! Tiyee as performed on Broadway in the Uk and has travelled around the world sharing her gift, and we are sure this is just the beginning for Tiyee! Currently working on her album, and with The Dr K Motown review,the future is bright for Tiyee!

Wayne Cobham - Trumpet

After more than 35 years as an entertainer, Wayne Cobham still derives the utmost of pleasure from performing. Wayne has been playing trumpet since his early childhood. His career began in the drum and bugle corps of New York. He was hooked on the trumpet for life. In his teenage years, it seemed a natural progression for Wayne to move on to his own bands. He gathered around himself some of the finest young musicians available. All the while, Wayne was building a strong following and solid reputation as a highly respected trumpet player throughout the flourishing New York music scene. In the late 70’s Wayne found a new love that would bring him parallel acclaim to his prowess with his horn. Computer programming was in its infancy and Wayne became one of its pioneers. Wayne was a major part of the MIDI revolution, and fostered a productive business as, consultant, clinician, producer, and educator. Using his new-found computer skills, he provided consultation to many well known musicians who wished to incorporate the cutting edge tools of the trade. His computer skills were utilized over many different genres of music including but not limited to hip hop, R&B, rock and roll, jazz, pop and gospel garnering him 2 Grammys along the way. These acknowledgements led to his membership and voting status with NARAS. Additionally, he was also in high demand as a performer and has toured the world playing trumpet with such notable entertainers as Ben E. King, Cameo, The Temptations, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Four Tops, Ray Charles, Billy Cobham, Taylor Dane, Loredana Berté, Lou Reed, Kool and the Gang, Nancy Wilson, and Denise Williams to name a few. However, it does not stop there! His studio credits include Michael Jackson, Pieces of a Dream, Nancy Wilson, Denise Williams, Patti Austin, and Billy Cobham. His production credits include Gwen McRae, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Dane, Billy Cobham, and Guy with Teddy Reilly among others. Over the past five years and until the death of Wilson Pickett in 2006, Wayne was on the road touring with and served as the Musical Director for Wilson Pickett and his band, The Midnight Movers. Now he has partnered with brotha.deep to collaborate on some new music. Currently, Wayne is working on his own CD,The Best is Yet 2 Come, scheduled for release in 2016