The Holmes Brothers

Genres: Christian & Gospel R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Descriptive "tags": blues soul rhythm and blues americana funk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Official Homepage

Biography

This Harlem, New York-based trio comprises Sherman Holmes (29 September 1939, Plainfield, New Jersey, USA), Wendell Holmes (b. 19 December 1943, Plainfield, New Jersey, USA), and Popsy Dixon (b. 26 July 1942, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA). They took almost three decades to become an overnight sensation. Both Sherman and Wendell sang in the church choir in Christchurch (now Salud), Virginia, where they grew up. Sherman studied clarinet and piano before taking up the bass he plays onstage, while Wendell learned trumpet, organ and guitar. In 1959, Sherman took a break from studying music theory and composition at Virginia State University to visit New York and never returned south. When Wendell graduated from high school in 1963, his brother brought him to New York.

After working with Jimmy Jones and Charlie And Inez Foxx, they formed their own band, the Sevilles, which lasted from 1963 to 1966, after which they worked in a variety of Top 40...

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