Celebrated soul group Tower Of Power are set to ring in the New Year with a new lead singer.
The What Is Hip? hit-makers' current vocalist, Larry Braggs, recently revealed he would be moving on to new projects at the end of 2013, and fans will get the first glimpse of his replacement, Ray Greene, at a New Year's Eve concert in Lincoln, California.
Bandleader Emilio Castillo says, "On New Year's Eve Tower of Power will be debuting their new lead vocalist Ray Greene. He's an exciting soulful singer that was chosen by the band unanimously over all of the great singers that auditioned, and the whole band is totally excited to get started on a new era of Tower of Power with Ray Greene at the helm.
"We want to thank Larry Braggs for 13 years of phenomenal singing with the band. He's been one of the best singers Tower of Power has ever had, and we wish him total success in all of his endeavors. Larry is a member of our musical family for life.
"2014 will be a year of change and growth for all of us, and we're all looking forward to it. As they say in the Olympics, 'Let the games begin!!!' A new era is about to unfold."
Tower of Power have a string of live shows lined up for the New Year and will join Journey and the Steve Miller Band on a joint summer tour from May.