Wed 11/30 & Thurs 12/1 – The Underground Experience Presents A Family Affair featuring IGGY & The Rough Riders with a Special Tribute to Richard “Steelo” Vasquez by Bradley Rapier!
IGGY & THE ROUGH RIDERS
I am a Proud Single Father of 5 Amazing Boys“!!!!! It is our family goal to set out and make something of ourselves and show the world our talent and passion for music. It’s been with great dedication, determination, devotion and hard work that we all know can make this possible! Many are going through hard times these days, and we find ourselves among them… we know what it takes to have a roof over your head and to eat a decent meal. Together we can overcome these hardships and trying times…we hope our music will serve to “inspire” everyone! For over 11 years now we have been practicing, performing, doing gigs and showing our talent from small showcases to “reputable” venues such as the Famous & Historic “Whisky A Go Go” in Hollywood, to include all The House Of Blues in California, The Famous Underground Anarchy Library all the way to the famous Dive Bar in Las Vegas!Â We have gone from our small hometown of Hemet to Hollywood, San Diego and Las Vegas. Now it’s our time to shine. Â Music is the “key” to the souls. We want to share our “key” with everyone…
As founder and artistic director of the award winning performance group, The Groovaloos, and co-creator and director of choreography of the Off Broadway smash GROOVALOO, Bradley’s goal has been to spread the power, beauty and endless creativity within the hip hop dance culture with the world. He was born and raised in Canada. There, in high school, Bradley was recruited by StreetScape, the country’s foremost street dancing troupe, introducing him to the magical qualities of the art form that drive him to this day. Previously on a medical career path like his father, Bradley was changed forever. He went on to choreograph and perform nationally on all mediums and, after taking 1st place at a Canadian Talent Search and top honors in both Los Angeles and New York at The International IMTA Awards, Bradley relocated to the USA.
Soon after the move Bradley was honored with an American Choreography Award nomination and a Hip Hop Choreography Award for his outstanding commercial work. On the theater front his cool style and creative approach on City Kid was touted as â€œmiraculousâ€ and â€œexhilaratingâ€ by The LA Times and garnered him both the 2008 Ovation and NAACP Award for Best Musical Choreography. He followed with a 2009 NAACP Best Choreography Award for his work on the Reprise Theater production of Once On This Island, leading The Daily News to declare:
â€œMusical theater producers everywhere should probably start putting Rapier on speed dial.â€
Bradleyâ€™s TV and commercial choreography credits include Lincoln Heights, Days of Our Lives, The Image Awards, TV Land Awards, MTVâ€™s 2gether, Skechers, Wrigleyâ€™s and Sony. Additional credits include performances and/or choreography for: Queen Latifah, Miley Cyrus, Brian McKnight, Diana Ross, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Boyz II Men, Cameron Diaz, Alanis Morissette, and Fat Boy Slim along with numerous TV commercials for brand name corporations.
Most recently, Bradley was associate choreographer under Broadway Director Des McAnuff for the remount of the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Jesus Christ Superstar. The new production is playing to rave reviews at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and will be heading to Broadway in March of 2012 after a short run at the La Jolla Playhouse.
RICHARD “STEELO” VASQUEZ
Â Richard Vazquez aka Steelo was born and raised in Bronx, New York. He moved to Puerto Rico at the age of 11/12 and began to learn how to BBoy by Poeone. He continued to dance and compete winning competitions and talent shows, etc. At the age of 18, He got a modeling agent in Puerto Rico and started auditioning and toured with local Puerto Rican Reaggeaton Artist. At the age of 20, Richard moved to Los Angeles where he continued to pursuing BBoying. HeÂ worked jobs such as GQ Magazine, Madonna, Oprah, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Janet Jackson, and Rhianna to name a few. He toured with Gwen Stefani, worked on movies such as Malibu’s Most Wanted, and Coach Carter. He also recently caught the acting bug and was pursuing acting full time.
Raised in Northern California, “Bay area.” Penelope came from a family of dancers. Her mother was a ballerina for 16 years and was involved as a choreographer for a Filipino Folk Dance Troupe. This influenced her love for dance and motivated her to move to Los Angeles to become a professional dancer in 2002. Since then she has performed with Raven Simon, Mariah Carey, Missy Elliot and more. She has toured with artist such as Britney Spears, Paulina Rubio, Toni Braxton and Miley Cyrus.
Musical Artists Include: Iggy & The Rough Riders, Eric Sermon & Marvin Gaye, Beyond, Doc’s Stankstrumentals, Fred Everything and 20for7 !
Â Show# 97 Broadcast
4pm – 5pm (PST)Â Wed., 11/30/11 (KCLA-FM) Listen Line 323 461 6675
9am – 10am (PST) & 9pm – 10pm (PST) Thurs., 12/1/11 (KLEDLive FM)
Direct Link at: www.UltimateUnderground.com
Podcast will be posted after 6pm at:
www.UltimateUnderground.com and http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id466386433
Iggy & The Rough Riders
Iggy & The Rough Riders
Steelo 444 Poster
Richard STEELO Vasquez
Marishka Phillips Theatrical Preparatory Workshop In Los Angeles 12/3 & 12/10