Tom Glide & the Luv All Stars


Influenced by the funk soul revival of the mid-'80s, "In the Name of Luv" bridges the gap between new school and old school with a contemporary mix of percolating dance tracks and spicy slow jams. Adding extra punch to this musical stimulus package: live instrumentation by some of the industry's most talented and renowned players.

With credits ranging from Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and George Duke to Earth, Wind & Fire and the Rolling Stones, the Luv All-Stars collective includes trumpeter Rahmlee Michael Davis, keyboardist Larry Dunn, bassist Alex Al, drummer James Gadson and percussionist Rafael Padilla.

"In the Name of Luv" is slated for release this summer on independent label Can U Feel It Records, which colorfully captures the project's musical intent.

"It's a universal vision; a revival featuring an amazing cast of real musicians," says Glide. "With a foot in the past and the other in the future, the Luv All-Stars possess a passionate vision of creating music that couples the old with the new; live instrumentation layered with modern technology. We pray we've created music to uplift people; to bring people closer together."

To make that vision a reality, Glide enlisted what he calls a "dream team" of collaborators. The trio includes horn and vocals arranger Rahmlee Michael Davis, engineer/mixer Patrick Green and producer/drummer Patrick Smadja-the latter of whom is partners with Glide in Can U Feel It Records and Publishing. The concept for the album, in fact, was born several years earlier when college students/fledgling band musicians Glide and Smadja promised each other that one day they would record an album together with legendary members of the Earth, Wind & Fire band.

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Live Dates

  • Wed 7th March 2012 - Margate (UK)
  • Thursday 8th March 2012 - Glasgow (UK)
  • Friday 9th March 2012 - Stockport (UK)
  • Saturday 10th March 2012 - Newcastle (UK)
  • Sunday 11th March 2012 - London (UK)


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