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  • Comfort Zone takes Motown sound to Delaware Ag Museum

  • The dance band Comfort Zone chauffeurs audiences up and down Memory Lane with a strong catalog of classic R&B cover songs and funk music, covering everything from The Temptations to the Average White Band.
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  • The dance band Comfort Zone chauffeurs audiences up and down Memory Lane with a strong catalog of classic R&B cover songs and funk music, covering everything from The Temptations to the Average White Band.
    Comfort Zone will embark on another journey through the Motown era and through the 1970s at the 1 Lil Baker’s Candle Light Dinner Theater & Supper Club event in the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village on Saturday, presented by T. Co Productions, LLC. The buffet dinner menu will include fried chicken, meatloaf, baked fish, string beans, red potatoes, rolls and iced tea.
    The dress code for the event is semiformal.
    Opening for Comfort Zone is the poet SuiteFranchon and singer David Thomas, the chief executive officer of the Smyrna-based T. Co Productions.
    A seven-piece band based in Maryland, Comfort Zone is a tight-knit outfit comprised of seasoned musicians who don’t just perform, but they also put on a show. Thomas, who’ll open with Luther Vandross’ "Dance With My Father”, feels Comfort Zone lead singer Mary Brown has a sultry voice that can go toe-to-toe with legendary soul songstress Patti LaBelle.
    "She’s a talent of her own. Patti LaBelle’s got nothing on her. I mean that seriously,” Thomas said. “She sings some of Patti LaBelle’s songs and she does it with ease.”
    Comfort Zone trumpeter Michael Dominguez added that Brown’s vocal ability helps to distinguish the group from other dance bands.
    "There’s not many people that sing like Chaka Kahn or Patti because they can’t hit those high registers, but Mary can do that,” said Dominguez, of Milton.
    What’s also special about Comfort Zone is that four of its seven members sing and create sharp harmonies with Brown, offering “a great dynamic” to the listener, Dominguez said.
    Comfort Zone also features a live horn section rather than use synthesizers. This adds an extra layer of potency to the band’s shows.
    "There’s nothing like real horns," Dominguez said. “We bring that realistic sound to the music. When we play ‘Pick Up the Pieces,’ it sounds like the Average White Band.”
    IF YOU GO
    WHAT 1 Lil Baker’s Candle Light Dinner Theater & Supper Club featuring Comfort Zone with guests SuiteFranchon and singer David Thomas in concert
    WHEN 6 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday
    Page 2 of 2 - WHERE Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, 866 N. Dupont Highway, Dover
    COST $35
    INFO Visit tcoproductionsllc.com or call David Thomas at (302) 423-2460 or Deborah Adams at (302) 535-5484

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