Top Shelf Classics, a subsidiary of J’LaChic Productions (founded by Johnny and LaDonna Trotman, 2003), focuses on keeping old school music’s spirit alive. The name ‘Top Shelf’ given to JohnnyT by a former classmate, quickly became the goal for which the group constantly strives to meet every time they hit the stage!
Truly a one-of-a-kind party band, Top Shelf delivers their own diversified and dynamic musical mélange of Motown ’60s, old school ’70s, Retro ’80s and ’90s, Smooth Jazz, Classic Soul, and R&B. Dazzling the music scene for years, they’ve an unparalleled passion and enthusiasm for entertaining!
Melodic, accappalla harmonies! Soul-stirring vocals! Sophisticated style, and Engaging Personalities!
Known for their mingling and interaction, Top Shelf brings the party right to the crowd. The room transforms into a choreographed production as the band grabs audiences, young and old, with a positive energy that captivates and entertains!
Ultimate in Entertainment!
The ultimate in entertainment Top Shelf members have opened, performed, or recorded with some of the industry’s greatest icons (Temptations, Smokey Robinson, the Chi-lites, and more), and have dazzled audiences nationally and internationally for decades. Come on out to smile, laugh, sing along, and dance the night away with Top Shelf, the 2013 Black Music Association of America’s “Best Live Performer”!
Performing the ‘classics’ in Soul, R&B, Motown, Pop, Funk or Smooth Jazz, Top Shelf consists of four dynamic vocalists, exciting background singers and dancers, and a set of award winning musicians that can perform Smooth Jazz to Funky Soul and everything in between!
Vocalists: Calvin Tillery Michael Clewis Olaf Pollard Wanda Diamond
Musicians: Lorenzo Hawkins (Musical Director) James (Jimmy) Page Neil Stallings, Rick Bailey Michael Harper
General Manager: LaDonna Trotman Dancer/Choreographer: Robin Dawn, Mary Rogers
In summary, whether the event calls for a Black-Tie, chill-setting atmosphere *or* an interactive, smoking, up-tempo old school dance party, your special occasion will be a "one-of-a-kind" 'Top Shelf', Classic Experience!
"Using entertainment to spread joy and love through song and dance is a key to Universal Peace" … Johnny ’T’.