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New Location: Hunter Huss High School Auditorium – Gastonia, NC (map)
March 1, 2019
About the Band
Back in the early 70’s, a group of teenage young men with God- given talents got together to make music. Under the direction of the late Walker E. Reid, Jr., who was the manager of the Gaston Band, they formed the group Black Image. After practicing tirelessly in the basement of the old Gaston Boys Club for many months, they were ready to perform in public. Jerry Reid, a member of the Gaston Band, gave these young men an opportunity to showcase their talents.
During one of these performances, Barbara Gwinn noticed something very special about Black image and decided to invest her time and money in them. Soon Black Image began to travel throughout the city, county, state, and out of North Carolina. Black image returned musically to a time when the music was soft, the steps were smooth, and everyone knew the words to the songs. In 2012, Black Image became IMAGE!
Today, IMAGE is an exciting band that performs a variety of musical genres from the 70’s and beyond. IMAGE is influenced by Earth, Wind & Fire, The O’ Jays, Parliament-Funkadelic, New Birth, Sly and The Family Stone, Hall and Oates, Frank Beverly and Maze, KC and The Sunshine Band, and The Spinners. IMAGE, in the words of their manager, Walker Reid, “Goes to the next level offering clean entertainment, having fun doing it, and pleasing our fans.”