• Kathy Sledge
  • Kathy Sledge
  • Kathy Sledge
    Kathy Sledge

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A musical journey of the life of the American icon Billie Holiday, starring Kathy Sledge (Sister Sledge)

of her day who rose to become a social phenomenon in the 1950s. Holiday's soulful, unique singing voice and her ability to boldly turn any material that she confronted into her own music made her a superstar of her time. Today, Kathy Sledge celebrates Billie's masterpieces, creativity and vivacity, through the channeling of her songs, which are as well known today as they were decades ago. Travel back with Ms. Sledge as she delivers a reincarnation of Lady Day's poignant voice: A style still considered to be one of the greatest jazz voices of all time.

Grammy Nominated Recording Artist and International Entertainer

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Born and raised in Philadelphia, Kathy Sledge is the youngest of five girls from Edwin and Florez Sledge. By age of 6 she was singing songs with her sisters in perfect harmony. Who would of guessed that only 10 years later she would record a song that would literally touch the hearts of millions around the world. Kathy was born to perform. Along with vocal coaching and teachings from her grandmother, an experienced opera singer her instinctive ability was bred from her father Edwin Sledge, of the legendary Broadway tap duo "Fred and Sledge" and her mother, singer and actress Florez Sledge. In addition to numerous performance for the congregation at her local church, Kathy's elementary school years were spent performing in clubs and at local talent shows. With rising popularity in Philadelphia, word around town was that the "Sledge Sisters" were the 'act to see.' A talent promoter contacted them to perform at a local cabaret, and the rest, as they say is truly amazing history.
Kathy and her sisters signed their first record deal with Atco Records, resulting in very first #1 hit "Mama Never Told Me." They went on to record their second international hit "Love, Don't You Go Through No Changes on Me," which landed #1 on the Japanese charts. following this Kathy and her sisters won the prestigious and highly sought after Silver Award at the Tokyo Music Festival. After meeting Kathy and her sisters hit songwriters Niles Rodgers and Bernard Edwards wrote and produced "We Are Family" reflecting their real life family. The song and the album went on to reach No 1 position on every imaginable chart all over the universe and also earned a Grammy nomination. The album also spawned two additional hit songs "Lost In Music" and "He's the Greatest Dancer." Kathy recorded the vocals to "We Are Family" in just one take. Sister Sledge went on to double platinum success on several albums.
In 1992, Kathy Sledge signed with Epic Records as a solo artist. Her first LP "Heart," featured the singles "Take Me Back to Love Again" and the ballad "All of My Love, with the remix of "Take Me Back to Love Again" becoming a huge dance hit. After departing from Epic Records Kathy recorded several dance hits on independent and foreign labels including, a Stevie Wonder cover song from "Songs in the Key of Life, titled "Another Star," and the maxi CD single "Another Day."
Kathy Sledge, is a undisputed world renowned, international recording artist. Summer 2014 Kathy releases a new dance single, "Keep It Movin" (EDM) and a new urban single "A Little A Lot" in Fall 2014. Currently receiving stellar reviews for her performance in the one woman show "Brighter Side of Day" a tribute to legendary singer Billie Holiday, co-produced by jazz legend Stanley Clarke.
A well versed resource within the music industry, adding actress, producer and manager to her resume of experience Kathy Sledge is well aware of the business of music in front and behind the scenes. Her upcoming book and motto, "No, Means Next" will inspire her Focus Sessions: MusicBiz at Sea workshop, offering keen insight on how to maintain and sustain a career the in music/entertainment industry.

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Kathy Sledge responds to Nile Rodgers
ALSICE Bucket Challenge

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WBLS: Quiet Storm Interview with Lenny Green

Listen to this indepth discussion with long time friend Lenny Green for his radio show the Quiet Storm brought to you by WBLS 107.5. The legendary songstress, Kathy Sledge stopped by The Quiet Storm to talk about the performing as Billie Holliday, sharing history with her sisters, singing "We Are Family," and creating new music.

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2014 ESSENCE Festival Celebrates 20 years

Kathy performs with Prince, Nile Rodgers and Janelle Monae at the Essence Festival 2014 as the surprise guest of music industry giants Prince and Nile Rodgers to help celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Essence Festival in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar, NYC

Kathy performs "How Can I Believe" Live at Ashford and Simpsons "Sugar Bar". A rare performance of this song originally recorded by Betsy Cook along with "All the Man I Need" by Whitney Houston

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Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar, NYC

Kathy performs "Thinking Of You" Live at Ashford and Simpsons "Sugar Bar". This song originally recorded by Thinking of You .

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A Brighter Side of Day

"A Brighter Side of Day" the tribute to Billie Holiday starring Kathy Sledge (Sister Sledge) is a musical journey of an American icon of her day who rose to become a social phenomenon in the 1950s. Holiday's soulful, unique singing voice and her ability to boldly turn any material that she confronted into her own music made her a superstar of her time. Today, Kathy Sledge celebrates Billie's masterpieces, creativity and vivacity, through the channeling of her songs, which are as well known today as they were decades ago. Travel back with Ms. Sledge as she delivers a reincarnation of Lady Day's poignant voice: A style still considered to be one of the greatest jazz voices of all time.

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Empo Tv: Kathy Sledge, Jerry Greenberg, Max Martire

Interview with this great team of Kathy Sledge, Jerry Greenberg and Max Martire who tell us a little about your record company and plans for the.

Entrevista con este gran equipo conformado por Kathy Sledge, Jerry Greenberg y Max Martire quienes nos cuentan un poco sobre su compañia discográfica y que planes tienen para el.

Oprah Show April 2011

Disco divas Sister Sledge peform their anthem "We Are Family" on The Oprah Show. Watch as Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Pat Benatar, Salt-N-Pepa, Avril Lavigne and Miley Cyrus join in the sing-along!

Recent Projects

Currently working on her CD entitled “Brighter Side of Day” a tribute to legendary singer Billie Holiday.

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Kathy Sledge, the iconic voice of the dance anthem, We Are Family, is performing during the Harlem Pride Celebration on Saturday.

Discography

Kathy Sledge was a member of Sister Sledge and sang lead on Sister Sledge's hits "We Are Family," "Got to Love Somebody," "He's the Greatest Dancer," "All American Girls," "My Guy," and "B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Baby)." In 1992, Kathy Sledge signed with Epic Records as a solo artist. Her first LP Heart, featured the singles "Take Me Back to Love Again" and the ballad "All of My Love." The remix of "Take Me Back to Love Again" was a huge dance hit. The album's inspiring title track was released as a single and became a dance hit. After she left Epic, Sledge recorded several dance hits on independent and foreign labels (a cover of another song from Songs in the Key of Life, "Another Star," and the maxi CD single Another Day).

New Singles, New Music a New Me

The incomparable Kathy Sledge soon to be released new albums along with her soon to be release book. A voice like no other still playing to sold out audiences and has the never ending respect of Legendary musicians like Nile Rodgers and Prince. Take a listen to some of the future work of this abored artist.

Tour Dates

Buckingham Palace, Jazz at the Palace, London, United Kingdom,
TBD

Sunset Jazz Series at Wiggins Park,
Camden, NJ,
August 11, 2014

Blues Alley Jazz & Supper Club,
Washington DC,
August 8 - 9, 2014
WBLS: Lenny Green's Family Party,
Brooklyn NY,
August 3, 2014
Essence Festival,
New Orleans, LA,
July 3-6, 2014