The CARPENTERS Tribute Show honors the timeless and legendary music of Karen and Richard Carpenter, the #1 selling American Music Act of the ’70s. Their cast of professional musicians and an experienced sound team brings to the live stage, rich vocal harmonies and the full musical scores that were loved through the ’70s and remain as relevant today to millions of music lovers of all ages. CTS performs the gold record hits including, “Close to You,” “Top of the World,” “Superstar,” and “We’ve Only Just Begun,” to name just a few of their great songs.
The CARPENTERS Tribute Show brings back that distinctively softer ‘70s musical style that made the Carpenters among the best-selling music artists of all time. With only a few tribute groups in the world re-creating the Legendary Carpenter songs live, this show is one of the most exciting and enjoyable flashback concert experiences available today!“The CARPENTERS sold over 100 million records world-wide!” The music of the Carpenters has survived an era, and is as popular today as it ever has been. They became an amazing success story, bursting on to the pop music scene in July 1970 with their first No 1 hit “Close to You” in June of that year. It was this Burt Bacharach song selected by Herb Alpert and recorded at A&M Records that finally brought them worldwide acclaim. It debuted at #56, the highest debut of the week ending June 20, 1970. It rose to #1 on July 25, 1970, and stayed on top of the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks. The music of Richard and Karen Carpenter has become legendary earning a special place in the hearts of the record-buying public. They have had 19 top 10 singles, releasing 17 albums in the 1970′s, each selling over a million copies. In total the Carpenters sold over 100 million records world-wide, collecting two Grammy awards and one Oscar along the way. In 1971 Richard and Karen also had their own television series called “Make Your Own Kind Of Music.” Thank you Herb Alpert, for taking the wise decision to give these young people such a great chance, and thank you very much Richard Carpenter and, of course, Karen Carpenter, for making such good music! Special thank you to John Bettis for writing the lyrics of so many beautiful songs in partnership with Richard! Thanks also to all who made part of this: Tony Peluso, Danny Woodhams, Gary Sims, Bob Messenger, Cubby O’Brien, Joe Osborn, Hal Blaine, Ray Gerhardt, Jack Daugherty, Ed Sulzer, Sherwin Bash, Jerry Weintraub, Burt Bacharach, Paul Williams, Roger Nichols, Hal David, Frank Pooler, Wes Jacobs, Peter Knight, Agnes & Harold Carpenter, plus many many more! Thank you, A&M Records!