About Earth Wind & Fire
Resource Entertainment was proud to book Earth Wind and Fire for a private event in Memphis.
One of the most musically accomplished, critically acclaimed, and commercially popular funk bands ever, Earth Wind & Fire was conceived by drummer, bandleader, songwriter, kalimba player, and occasional vocalist Maurice White. EWF's all-encompassing musical vision uses funk as its foundation but also incorporates jazz, soul, gospel, pop, rock 'n roll, psychedelia, blues, folk, African music, and even disco.
Lead singer Philip Bailey gave EWF an extra dimension with his talent for crooning sentimental ballads in addition to funk workouts. Behind him, the band could harmonize like a smooth Motown group, work a simmering groove, or improvise like a jazz fusion outfit. Plus, their stage shows are often just as elaborate and dynamic as George Clinton's P-Funk empire.
More than just versatility for its own sake, EWF's eclecticism is part of a broader concept informed by a cosmic spirituality and an uplifting positivity. Tying it all together was the accomplished songwriting of Maurice White, whose intricate, unpredictable arrangements and firm grasp of hooks and structure made EWF one of the tightest bands in funk.
At their best, EWF seemingly took all that came before them and wrapped it up into one dizzying, spectacular package that still dazzles today.