To say that Hidden Beach Recording’s first official event to solidify the 15th Anniversary of its existence and the transitioning in to what we now know as Hidden Beach Experiences was a success would be an understatement. Yet UNWRAPPED™ LIVE! ORLANDO, the 1st of many experiences to come was just that. With the 1st show being sold out to a capacity crowd of 4,000 in less then 3 days from the opening of the RSVP, a second show had to be added to accommodate the high demand to witness the live show of one of Hidden Beach’s most popular musical productions, the UNWRAPPED™ collection, Vol.1 – 7 which has sold over a million units combined since its inception in 2001. The All-Star ensemble consisted of players and vocalists performing contemporary jazz and new arrangements of hip-hop hits, melding in the sounds and styles of R&B, Latin and soul was lead by Hidden Beach artist and saxophone virtuoso Mike Phillips, Grammy®-nominated percussionist and vocalist Sheila E, acclaimed violinist Karen Briggs, Grammy® award-winning producer and bass player Andrew Gouché, Grammy® award-winning drummer Brian Collier, and Butterscotch, the retro-futuristic, voice percussionist virtuosa. The show also included a special guest performance from the group Far Young.
Here are a few photos and video clips from the show with more to come including the entire performance.