|Genres:||Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||soul rnb 80s funk quiet storm atlantic starr|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Soul/dance act comprising Sharon Bryant (vocals), David Lewis (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Jonathan Lewis (keyboards/trombone), Wayne Lewis (vocals/keyboards), Koran Daniels (saxophone), William Suddeeth III (trumpet), Clifford Archer (bass), Joseph Phillips (percussion), and Porter Carroll Jnr. (drums). The Lewis component of the group comprises three brothers who had previously led their own bands - Newban, Exact Change and Unchained Youth - on the east coast of America.
Atlantic Starr was formed in 1976 when they moved to Los Angeles. Later in the 70s, they enlisted the services of New York-born Bryant as lead singer, and signed to A&M Records. Under the auspices of Philadelphia producer Bobby Eli (whose other work includes Major Harris, Brenda And The Tabulations, Booker Newbury III and Ronnie Dyson), they recorded their first two albums. Gimme Your Lovin, from the first of these, became a hit in the UK charts,...