Rest In Peace Tribute Tour 7 23 09

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Complete Tour and Promotional Package for Tony Wilson and the Godfather of Soul band for arenas, venues, corporations, non profits and schools

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Rest In Peace Tribute Tour 7 23 09

  1. 1. Rest In Peace Tribute Tour A concert to celebrate and pay tribute to those artists we have learned so much from, loved and lost.... starting with The Godfather himself and the King of Pop  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  2. 2. THE CONCEPT Created by Tony Wilson and Renee Page Founders of Believe it or Not Productions, Inc. ®  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  3. 3. Our Vision and Mission  The vision and mission of the tour are simple. .yet compelling  To celebrate those musicians & artists we have learned so much from, loved and lost...starting with Michael Jackson and the Godfather himself!  To use Artists who actually performed WITH our music kings and queens  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  4. 4. THIS IS NO ORDINARY TRIBUTE SHOW!!  We Will Be Using The Godfather Of Soul Band With The Musicians That Backed James Browns Career  We will NOT be imitating ANY Artists who are ALIVE  We will be using our god-given talents to pay tribute to the best of the best who have taught us so much...and who we miss so much  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  5. 5.  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  6. 6. Michael Jackson Lookalike Wanted  Tony Wilson was a decoy for Michael Jackson in the early 80’s during the Victory Tour  Tony landed a spot on the Oprah Winfrey Show as the Best Michael Jackson Entertainer  Tony has performed as Michael Jackson for over 2 decades  Most recently, Tony got a standing ovation from the Pro-Tem Mayor of Fort Pierce, Reggie Sessions, during his Tribute Concert July 7, 2009  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  7. 7. FIRST in Priority: James Brown  Tony Wilson is the only artist ever personally endorsed by the Godfather himself  Tony has worked as the front man for the Godfather of Soul Band for over 10 years  Tony did 2 movies with James Brown, and was asked by James Brown himself, to back him up at his last concert in Augusta, GA in 2006  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  8. 8. Tony Wilson and the Godfather of Soul Band  2008 European Tribute Show to James Brown included (spear- headed by Bootsy Collins):  Tony Wilson (front man)  Bootsy Collins, Jimmy Lee Moore & Fred Thomas (bass players for James Brown)  Tomi Rae Brown (James Brown’s widow and lead female vocalist)  Danny Ray (James Brown’s MC and Original Cape Man)  Fred Wesley (James Brown’s trombone player)  Catfish Phelps Collins (James Brown’s lead guitar player)  Jabo John Starks and Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown’s drummers)  Tony Cook and Robert “Mousy” Thomas  Erik Hargrove  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  9. 9. Tony Wilson and the Godfather of Soul Band  Tony continues to tour throughout the United States and abroad, with his band, all paying tribute to the Godfather  2009 concerts/gigs include:  Numerous Festivals and Corporate Events  Honda Classic Golf Tournament  Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, FL  Port St. Lucie Realtors’ Association  ....and more A Practice Session: Tony Wilson’s 19 piece band at the Sunrise Theatre, January, 31, 2009  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  10. 10. Mayors’ Endorsements & Proclamations  Since February 2009, Tony Wilson has been involved with the World Conference of Mayors (WCOM), and Honorable Johnny Ford  The entire WCOM has issued a general proclamation honoring May 3rd as James Brown Day in their cities  Tony is presently working several mayors to honor James Brown, and keep his legacy alive through the Mayor’s Rest In Peace Tribute Festivals  Other Mayors have issued their own proclamations, including:  World Conference of Mayors (Johnny Ford)  Mayor Walls (Mayor of Maryland)  Mayor Joyce Davis (Mayor of El Porta, FL)  Mayor Manny Diaz (Mayor of Miami, FL  Commissioner Rufus Alexander, Fort Pierce, FL  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  11. 11. The Key To the City  At the January 31st, 2009 performance at the Sunrise Theatre, Tony Wilson received the key to the city by Commissioner Rufus Alexander  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  12. 12. The Key To the City  Tony received the Key to the City of Riviera Beach, FL ...for single- handedly saving the Concert in 2007  To read article, click here Click here to see the video of the Riviera performance http://www.pbpulse.com/music/po in the sand. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEGlpNmxxQU p-shop/2007/04/14/jazz-on-the- beach-ruben-godfather-tribute- save-day/  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  13. 13. The Demographics of our “audience”  Our Audience is anyone 35+ which includes:  Baby Boomers  Generation X  Anyone who loves Soul, Motown, Funk, R&B and Jazz  Lovers of nostalgia and music history  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  14. 14. Concert Destinations and Venues  This is a worldwide tour – every city, every state, every country  Can be staged at small, medium and large venues  Is designed for all ages  Will celebrate local “MUSIC HEROS and HEROINS” specifically in the town from which they come (e.g., Michael would be celebrated in Gary, Indiana, James Brown would be celebrated in Augusta, Marvin Gaye in Washington, etc.)  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  15. 15. Educational Venues  This concept can be broken down into smaller performances and/or custom track shows to accommodate schools, universities, and other educational institutions, after school programs, etc.  Tony Wilson has been traveling to schools and Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs and other non profits throughout Florida, educating children on music and History of James Brown and other musical heroes/heroines  In 1991 and 1994, Tony Wilson was one of the stars of the 60-cast member musical entitled, Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame (performed in London, England and 2 USA Tours)  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  16. 16. THE CONCERTS Artists Paying Tribute to Artists + Professionals Paying Tribute to Professionals = REST IN PEACE TRIBUTE TOUR  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  17. 17. Our Artists Paying Tribute  Tony Wilson and the Godfather of Soul Band will be “The Band” for every tribute show and artist tribute  Tony has several bands (throughout the World) that can be configured and re- configured depending on the venue and size  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  18. 18. Our Artists Being Celebrated  Our concept will begin with paying homage to Michael Jackson and James Brown, FIRST  We will add other endorsed tribute artists as the tour continues  We will communicate the tours and artists via our website and email newsletter alerts  We ARE CURRENTLY SEARCHING FOR A SING A LIKE / LOOKALIKE MICHAEL JACKSON IMPERSONATOR CALL 561-541-5765 ASAP OR EMAIL YOUNGJAMESBROWN@AOL.COM  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  19. 19. The Website (currently under construction)  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  20. 20. The Music  We would create and sell CD’s from every concert  We would also have MP3’s for sale from our website, CD Baby, etc.  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  21. 21. The CD Jacket Including All the Artists Bios/Facts  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  22. 22. The Merchandise  T-shirts, stickers, picks, etc.  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  23. 23. The Signed, Sealed Delivered Poster  We want every city to get an original photograph of MJ, and then have it signed by all attending,  The Poster would also have the city and state leaders sign it and attach official city and state seals. See the Michael Jackson Tribute Poster from the City of Fort Pierce as an example. Paul Murray And Tony Wilson At the Riviera Beach MJ A One of a Kind Original Picture, taken by Political Tribute, and Entertainer Photographer Paul Murray in 1994, 7/17/09 at the bequest of Katherine and Joe Jackson.  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  24. 24. The Beneficiaries  Tony Wilson has his own cause – MAMAS Music – Music Any Mother Appreciates Singing  Tony works with local schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs, etc. and corporations to build music studios for kids  Tony also works with local teachers/musicians to help the kids learn how to play musical instruments, write and sell music (however, the LYRICS must all be clean!!! So a “mother could appreciate the music”  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  25. 25. The Beneficiaries  A portion of the proceeds will go to the James Brown Family Foundation in order to continue with Deanna Brown:  The Annual turkey drive in Augusta, GA  The Annual toy drive in Augusta, GA  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  26. 26. Pricing Levels  PLATINUM LEVEL - $25,000 and up (includes the Original Musicians who backed up James Brown – Bootsy Collins, Fred Wesley, Fred Thomas, Tony Cook, The Funky Drummers Jabo John Starks and Johnny Griggs, Bobby Byrd Family, Martha High, etc.  GOLD LEVEL - $20,000 and up (includes former musicians who backed up James Brown from 1984 – 2006)  SILVER - $15,000 (includes former musicians who backed James Brown for years, along with other famous musicians)  BRONZE - $1,500 and up (a track show either Tony Wilson Solo, or with horn section beyond Tony  Danny Ray, the Capeman and MC for James Brown for over 40 years, and Tomirae Brown, James Brown’s widow are included in all package  All packages are negotiable and can be customized to suit your exact needs  All musicians subject to change.  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  27. 27. THE REVENUE Ticket Sales Corporate Sponsorships Media Sponsorships / Partners Celebrity Auctions  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  28. 28. The Revenue Potential: Tickets  Tickets would be priced affordably (given the current economic condition and that we’d want families and groups to attend  Possibly $35 single; $25 group and $10 for kids  Even at only 75% sold out, the ticket revenue alone, would be huge  Large Venues (4,000 seats and up) = $125,000 avg  Medium Venues (2,000 – 4,000 seats) = $75,000 avg  Smaller Venues (500 - 2,000 seats) $35,000 avg.  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  29. 29. The Revenue Potential: Auctions  Over the years, people have acquired or been given gifts, articles of clothing, autographed items, etc. that could be auctioned off and a portion given to charity  Tony Wilson has already given some items (which James Brown Personally gave him) towards the James Brown Museum, but has much more to auction off  He is not alone....and other artists and entertainers would probably willingly donate items for auction  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  30. 30. The Revenue Potential: Sponsorships  Corporate sponsors could include Coca Cola, Pepsi, 3Com, Apple, GE, etc.  Entertainers and Athletes could co-sponsor  Other “non profits” besides MAMAS music could be a sponsor and beneficiary  Media Sponsors could include BET, MTV, ESPN, BMI, and other high profile record producers  Political Sponsors could include local and national elected officials and their cities  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  31. 31. So Why Michael Jackson and James Brown Now?  No other artists in the history of artists have affected (and influenced) so many of the artists whom we tribute....like Michael Jackson and James Brown  James Brown was Michael Jackson’s Mentor  Tony Wilson and the Godfather of Soul Band are ready and already working  Tony has the backing of Charles Bobbit (James Brown’s manager for over 40 years), as well as Tomi Rae Brown (who is an advisor to Believe it or Not Productions and lead DIVA female to the Godfather of Soul Band) and Deanna Brown (James Brown’s daughter)...all who want to keep James Brown’s ...and other artists’... legacies alive!  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  32. 32. Promo Videos For Tony Wilson  To see Tony Wilson’s Promo Video, click here:  http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid= 54213362  To See Tony Wilson and the Godfather of Soul Band Playing Behind James Brown at his last concert in Augusta, as well as compilations of other festivals and concerts andmovies he did with James Brown, click here  http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid= 20690634  To see video clips of Tony at the North Sea Jazz Festival, performing as the front man for Bootsy Collins, click here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_699oFZmE1c&feature=related  For more information on Tony Wilson and the Godfather of Soul Band, visit www.myspace.com/youngjamesbrown  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.
  33. 33. So what are you waiting for? Believe it or Not... We’re ready... Are YOU? 561-541-5765 restinpeacetributetour@gmail.com youngjamesbrown@aol.com http://www.box.net/files#0:f:29176604/MICHAEL_J ACKSON_REST_IN_PEACE_TRIBUTE_TOUR  2009 Believe it or not Productions. All Rights Reserved. Highly Confidential.

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