BWW Feature: T-FOX'S HOUSE PARTY at Oasis Ballroom

BWW Feature: T-FOX'S HOUSE PARTY at Oasis Ballroom

Las Vegas is known as a party town but the fun is not just on the Las Vegas Strip. "T-Fox's House Party" starring T-Fox brings back good times in the Oasis Ballroom at Oasis Las Vegas Resort every Friday.

The stage becomes a living room with tables, couches, chairs, a piano and fireplace while T-Fox invites the audience to his house party. With his flair, T-Fox performs R&B, jazz, neo-soul, funk, country, top 40 and blues. Along with some Broadway show tunes, he adds the great swing and standards of the '40s, '50s and '60s, hits from the Motown era, dance tunes and love songs from the 1970s to 1990s. Current hits are thrown in since it is a party for all ages. Of course there is room to dance and everyone will be up on their feet as the party continues.

T-Fox is planning a special show on Good Friday. "It is a time of celebration," he said. "We are all here to rejoice."

His wife Imani, who was a Fly Girl dancer on the television show "In Living Color," will be also performing.

T-Fox is blessed with a vocal range from Barry White to Mariah Carey. While touring, T-Fox and his wife were discovered the restaurant and lounge Café Nicole in Las Vegas and, through perseverance, started performing there. One of the owners of the Tropicana and Hotel was dining in the restaurant one night and offered T-Fox a gig playing in the mezzanine of the hotel that included a bird act. T-Fox grabbed the opportunity, which lead to him headlining there. T-Fox entertained audiences for over 10 years at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas and then moved his show to the Tropicana Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He also headlined in the Resorts Hotel & Casino's 1,500-seat Superstar Theater in Atlantic City.

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, T-Fox was destined to become a performer, singer and entertainer. Born to a jazz singer-recording artist mother and a French-Canadian-Indian father, his family moved to Detroit, where his mother was involved with the creation of Hitsville U.S.A. [Motown Records]. She also sang and toured with artists including Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughn and Dionne Warwick. His aunt Sylvia Moy was the first female songwriter for Motown and one of the first hits she wrote was "Mi Chere Amor" for Stevie Wonder.

"Members of the Temptations would perform in our basement and Ron Banks of The Dramatics would hang out at our house," T-Fox recalled. "I was even there when Michael Jackson and his brothers were discovered by Diana Ross. I grew up with all of these great musicians in my home."

While in high school, T-Fox was given a scholarship to study art at the world-class, prestigious Interlochen Center for the Performing Arts in Traverse City, Michigan. The exuberant T-Fox was fortunate to have two of the top educators, William Warfield and Eva Jessye, take an interest in him. Warfield is a concert bass-baritone singer and actor who played the role of Porgy in the Broadway version of "Porgy and Bess." Jessye, a conductor, arranger, actress and educator, who also appeared in the musical "Porgy and Bess," and was the choral director for the Broadway version of Porgy and Bess for 23 years.

Former Mayor Oscar Goodman has called him "The Spirit of the Strip," honoring him with the Key to the City and a proclamation naming Aug. 24 as T-Fox day. He was also the recipient of the 2014 BMA Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year award.

"My success comes from the love of music and loving people."

"T-Fox's House Party" will perform his residency show in the Oasis Ballroom at the Oasis Las Vegas Resort every Friday. Doors open at 7 p.m. and showtime is 8 p.m. For tickets or info, click here or call 702.290.4800

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