Beginning their 37th year as the “kings of disco”, Village People in recent years performed a full schedule of fairs, festivals, universities and casinos throughout the United States as well as Canada, Brazil, France, Japan, Finland, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Romania, Australia, Mexico and Poland and South Africa!
Selling more than 100 million recordings, Village People were an instant phenomenon in the ‘70s and ‘80s with hits San Francisco/In Hollywood, Macho Man, YMCA, In the Navy, Go West , Can't Stop the Music and more.
In the summer of 2013, Village People added a new single to their show:"Let's Go Back to the Dance Floor". This crowd pleaser is available on i-Tunes and Amazon.com and was written and produced by KC of "Sunshine Band" fame.
In September 2008, Village People finally received a “Star” on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The group has won many worldwide awards including the American Music Award-Favorite Musical Group 1979, AGVA's Georgie Award, West Germany's Gold Lion Award for music excellence, Brazil's 1981 Award for Best Act, etc.
Their hits have been heard on dozens of major motion pictures including Down Periscope, Wayne’s World II, Adams Family Values and In and Out. Their own film Can’t Stop the Music is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2011 as a world-wide cult favorite. They were also featured in advertisements for “Trivial Pursuit’s 20th Anniversary Edition (they are also featured as a question).
Village People are Ray Simpson (Cop & lead singer), Alexander Briley (G.I./Military), Felipe Rose (Native American Indian), Eric Anzalone (Biker), Bill Whitefield (Construction Worker), and Jim Newman (Cowboy).
Running Time: 120 minutes