WELCOME TO THE PERSUASIONS  - "Oh, And we still ain't got no band."
THIS IS THE HOUSE
OF A CAPPELLA
HOME OF THE PERSUASIONS


 

Well, it's been a couple of years since our last album. Since then we have given serious thought to what the next step will be. Bob Marley. For the past year it's been one song. "Redemption Song. "  We want to do the man and his music justice so, we are taking our time.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COME JOIN US AT SUBCULTURE IN OUR LAST NEW YORK APPEARANCE FOR 2014 ON DECEMBER 18 AT 8 PM FOR OUR HOLIDAY SHOW "RIDIN' ON A REINDEER, SINGING IN THE SNOW"(45 BLEEKER STREET IN MANHATTAN).

THEN IT'S OFF TO TOKYO 'S COTTON CLUB 12/27-29 2014


  

 

JIMMY HAYES WITH PAUL SIMON BACKSTAGE AT THE APOLLO PRIOR TO APPEARANCE FOR LOU REED'S MEMORIAL

                                          




 With Rat Dog at The Beacon Theater, NYC



                                                           

With a career spanning half a century and showing no signs of retiring any time soon, the Persuasions continue to take on new and exciting musical projects. Over the summer of '09, it was the music of J.J. Cale,  featuring the powerhouse baritone/tenor of "Sweet" Joe Russell on "I'll Make Love To You," and basso profundo, Jimmy Hayes on "Travelin' Light." Continuing the tradition of in-house self-arranging and producing, the group is now joined by Dave Revels, former member of the Drifters and long time Persuasions friend (who sang with them on their Beatles tribute CD and later arranged and produced their U2 tribute CD) as producer/arranger of the group's recording projects, along with Jimmy Hayes. Since the departure of lead singer Jerry Lawson, the "Pers" have regrouped and continue to perform nationwide to rave reviews

 

The Persuasions would like to thank you, their loyal friends and fans who have stuck by the group throughout the years.  We also encourage you to send us your favorite photos as they relate to the group for posting to this site.

"We will forever be grateful and faithful to you." 

-The Persuasions