Music Group Tours

  1. I grew up with Soul, Funk and R&B, it has been a major part of my life as long as I can remember
  2. The 1960's was the American Renaissance period, Sly was a major part of it. He was a visionary man who could see beyond the limitations that were present in those days
    Sly loved all music and was able to send a message to all people, all races, all genders
  3. Our music reached out to everybody, the lyrics, innovated rhythms, was played by the "soul stations" then the "Pop Stations"
  4. So many acquaintances were important to me starting with the members of the band.
    The list is to long to write today but many of the big Jazz names like Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and All of the soul greats like James Brown, Ray Charles, Junior Walker, and all of the "Big Bands" that came before us
    Best advice was from Sly who told me to just be myself and not try to sound like someone else
  5. The sessions from 1967-1971 were the most dynamic. CBS in NY, CBS in SF, The Record Plant in Sausalito Ca were amazing, our first hit single Dance To The Music recorded at CBS in NY was so much fun
  6. I miss playing with all of the original members of the band the most, that defined our sound
    I'm 77 and still playing the music written by Sly, my hope is to keep going, I want to "bop till I drop"
    Not thinking about the fears, just want to be strong enough to keep playing my horn
  7. Woodstock, hmmmm, I laughed because it was such a huge mess and everybody was "so high"
    When we finally came on stage after waiting for six hours, the response of all those people made the on my arms stand up, soon many people
  8. What I have learned is that nothing last forever, Woodstock will never be duplicated and the young people will always have new heroes and we are blessed to still have fan base of people that still love our music
  9. The music of that time {Sly's} brought everybody together. The world however is constantly changing
  10. I have too many places I want to go to name one place, mostly in Europe

Thank You Jerry Martini

History of Sly & The Family Stone

Short stories narrated by Jerry Martini

Swang Stewart Lead Vocals

Swang Stewart began studying music at the age of eight, beginning with drums before moving onto the piano, guitar, and bass guitar. His studies eventually led him to receive a degree in Instrumental Performance from the esteemed Hartt School of Music.

In 1998, he moved to New York City to launch his career as a full-time music professional. Today, as a producer, arranger, and musician, Swang finds himself in high demand in the recording studio. Relying on tried-and-true methods of recording (such as the use of tape and analog hardware), acclaimed artists the world over have come to rely on his expertise and imagination in their collaborations with him.

Swang has performed all over the world with artists like Ne-Yo, Shuggie Otis, The Roots and more. In the summer of 2017, he was invited to join The Family Stone whose rich history of classical music influenced Swang profoundly. In between dates with The Family Stone, Swang is currently in the studio producing upcoming releases for Jason Gill, CC Eve, Gene Taylor and more.

Blaise Sison Bass/Music Director

Residing in Las Vegas, NV.

Credits include: Support act for

Toto, Cameo, Morris Day and the Time, Chuck Negron,SteppenWolf, Average White Band, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Tommy James & the Shondells, Rick Derringer, War, Maceo Parker, Portishead, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Anita Baker, The Jacksons,The Wailers, “Godfather Of Soul” James Brown.

Also, accompanying artists such as Sly Stone, Al Jarreau, Rick James, Richie Havens, Lee Oskar, Toots Theilman,Lou Rawls, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ronnie Foster, BB King, Buddy Guy, Lee Ritenour, Steve Cropper, Robert Cray, Willie Nelson.

Currently with, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, and Original Founding member of Sly & the Family Stone, Jerry Martini.



Nate Wingfield Lead Guitar

An accomplished guitarist, born in Philadelphia, Nate Wingfield has worked as an artist at B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Willie Nelson, Evelyn Champagne King, Jimmy Castor, Norman Connors, Jean Carne, Phyllis Hyman, and trumpeter Hannibal Marvin Peterson.

While living in New York, he worked with producer Narada Micheal Walden, artists Stacy Lattisaw, Johnny Gill, and Colonel Abrams hit single “Trapped” produced by Richard Burgess. Nate has also produced “Let Me See Your Body Move” for dance artist Shannons album “Do You Wanna Get Away” as well as working with Hip Hop artist Afrika Bambatta and Curtis Blow.

After moving to LA, he toured with and recorded with Brian McKnight, Jackie Jackson, and Irene Cara. He was also the Musical Director for Malaysian superstar Anita Sarawak and Soul Desire. He has also completed his first Solo Album entitled “Rhythm Tree, When love is Pure and Mystery Dance embracing the sound of world music".

Frank Klepacki Drums

Frank Klepacki is a multi-talented musician, recording artist, and composer for video games and television. Performing as a professional drummer since the age of 11, he has always cited Sly & The Family Stone as his favorite band. After befriending Jerry Martini in the 90s, this eventually led to Frank being invited to filling in for The Family Stone on drums intermittently since 2008 and has been part of the family ever since.

Frank is most known for his soundtracks to the video game franchise Command & Conquer, as well as Star Wars: Empire at War. His genre diversity spans Las Vegas-based funk acts Home Cookin’ and Face the Funk, progressive rock act The Bitters, renown cellist Tina Guo, in addition to filling in for Asia featuring John Payne, and The Rock Pack which featured vocalists from Asia, Foreigner, Journey, The Tubes, Blue Oyster Cult, and Night Ranger.

Jimi Mckinney Key/Vocals

 Performed with:

"Buddy Miles'

"New Birth"

"Tina Marie"


"GCS"( Graham Central Station)

"Prince" "The Family Stone Band" (Sly)

"Lenny  Williams" (Tower of Power)

Bootsy Collins-GCS 

Edwin Starr 

James Brown

Pointer Sisters 

DJ Rogers 


Producers - Writers 

I have workarmed for...

Holland Dozier & Holland 

Norman Whitfield -

McFadden- Whitehead 

Frank Wilson-

Carmichael- Commodores 

1.Freddie Jackson 

2.Melba Moore 

3.Ron Isley 

4.Chaka Khan 


6.Bobby Womack

7.Vesta Williams 

8.Force MD's

9.Marvin Gaye 


10.Janice Dempsey 

12.Paul Lawrence