He was THE TEACHER and that's me right behind him.
Without him there would be no Travis Payne (MJ Choreographer),Heather Hayes (Dancer for James Brown,
Albert Evans (City Ballet),Cedric Rouse (Dance Theater Of Harlem) and myself.
Here is evidence that I was most likely one of the first singer/dancer Tribute Artists.
We danced to Thriller when first released.
Gary would say, "Jobel,(he actually called me that) Just Sing!"
Look at my leg warmers! Northside High. The original School of Performing Arts after FAME.
"I'm not precisely Michael,
I'm precisely JOBEL."
Joseph Bell Redding Hammonds Starr
"JOBEL STAR" is a high energy classic show tribute to the King of Pop performing the biggest hits of
Michael Jackson and the jackson 5! This Tribute show includes a spotlight
showcasing 3 of Jobel's original Spotify hits 1."SAID I'M BACK", 2."SAVE OUR WORLD", and 3."YOU CAN'T HURT ME NO MORE".Release date June 26,2019 his mother Kathryn Bell's B'Day.
Jobel Star stands out from other tribute artists because of his unique voice. He hits the notes "live" every night with no pre recorded vocals adding a classic bonus singing and playing at the piano! AN extra bonus is featuring 1 surprise hit song from the 80's i.e. PRINCE,Debarge,etc!
Full CD "Jobel Star "A Classic Tribute"
I LOVE GOOFY!
I used to sing with him at Walt Disney World "Footloose!"
Used to crack me up laughing!. I was their token MJ. They never told me! This was when Michael's movie at Epcot Center was there. I sang at the Top Of The World Entertainment and Tomorrowland Terrace with a live orchestra and band. I sang "Unforgettable" with Nat King Cole on the screen behind me. Quite an experience and revelation now.My,that was a "low" vocal for me to sing!
I met my first love there "Michele"
at a popsicle stand.
The old street band I played with set me up with her. One of the old keyboardists actually used to play for NAT himself.