Since 1968, Tower of Power has been delivering its unique brand of “Oakland style” music and maintaining a class of its own. Leader and founding member Emilio Castillo labeled the group’s sound as “Urban Soul Music.” Over the years, Tower of Power has performed with some of music’s biggest names including Elton John, Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Huey Lewis, Little Feat, Dionne Warwick, David Sanborn, Paula Abdul, Aaron Neville, Aerosmith, Michael Bolton, Billy Preston, Rod Stewart, Toto, and more. Tower of Power’s rhythm section lays down a groove like no other band. The horn driven sound is unique from writing and arranging to mixing and performing. The group’s collection of hits includes “You’re Still A Young Man,” “So Very Hard To Go,” “Soul With a Capital S,” “Soul Vaccination,” “What Is Hip?” Each year, Tower of Power tours the United States, Japan and Europe, playing sold out shows all over the world.

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Tower of Power Announcement On Accident


"I was at the hospital last night and saw David but Marc was in intensive care and I wasn't able to see him. Dave's head and face were pretty swollen and bruised but he was lucid and expected to recover. Marc came through surgery well; his internal bleeding was stopped and they were waiting for him to stabilize in order to do further testing. The doctors were cautiously optimistic. We appreciate the responses and prayers from our former bandmates, friends, and fans and we all remain hopeful and in prayer."

Emilio Castillo - Bandleader for Tower of Power

"In an unfortunate accident tonight, two members of the award-winning group Tower Of Power, drummer David Garibaldi and current bassist Marc van Wageningen, were struck by a train in California. Both men are responsive and being...

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OAKLAND, Calif. (January 10, 2017) – Since their formation in 1968, Tower of Power have been recording and touring, playing hundreds of shows annually and have released 18 studio albums, seven live albums, six compilations and three DVDs.

Additionally, Tower of Power has recorded with hundreds of artists as diverse as Aerosmith, Elton John, Little Feat, Phish, Santana, Heart, and many others, forever infusing the radio airwaves with the band’s musical DNA.

The legendary group, known for its unique blend of Soul, Funk, Jazz and Rock, plan to celebrate their 49th anniversary in 2017 doing what they love: performing for their fans. With new generations of fans discovering their timeless music, Tower of Power have never been busier or more in demand.

"As we push the envelope globally...

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"Memphis Soul Man" Marcus Scott Joins Legendary Group Tower of Power


OAKLAND, Calif. (August 24, 2016) – Electrifying. Soulful. Compelling. These three words exemplify the sound of the new lead singer of Tower of Power, "Memphis Soul Man" Marcus Scott.

As a young boy, Scott would sit with his ears glued to the radio, mimicking every sound he heard. This fascination evolved into an insatiable desire to entertain and capture the hearts of audiences everywhere. His musical journey started in 2005 as a hit in local Memphis talent shows, and he quickly became known as the “go to” singer for all of the major gigs in Memphis. Larry Dodson of the legendary Bar-Kays gave him a call to collaborate on "House Party,” he has sung with James Ingram and appeared at Isaac Hayes’ night club and he’s been the lead singer of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies’ house band. Now, he...

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