On February 25, 1961, Al Paris began life in the Detroit projects, then against all odds, grew up to become a remarkable singer, songwriter, actor and author.  He is undoubtedly best known for his years of touring and singing with the highly-acclaimed pop group, Kool and the Gang.

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Al Paris is a performer of rare talent, and his charisma shines brightest on stage in front of a live audience.  His performances reflect a combination of innate ability and learned skills, which he acquired by working with artists like Charlie Wilson, Joe Walsh, Larry Dotson and many others.

A highlight of Al’s musical career occurred while he was singing with of Kool and the Gang.  That was when he got to perform in front of then President Bill Clinton and other leaders of the largest global economies at the G8 Summit in Denver, Colorado.

In his latest endeavor, Al Paris has authored his memoirs in a book published in 2017 and titled “Life Wasn’t Always ‘Kool’.”  The book chronicles the many hardships he endured and eventually rose above through determination, perseverance and countless leaps of faith.



Al Paris & The Heartbreakers perform throughout the Southeastern US (Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana), Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, East coast, West coast, and anywhere in the world upon request.

The core of the band includes Al Paris singing lead, his female lead singer, drums, keyboards, bass, and lead guitar – a troop of experienced musicians known for exceptional on-stage choreography with strong visual appeal and over-the-top performance of today’s hottest hits as well as a wide variety of all-time favorite songs customized to your event and audience; adding the optional horn section and back-up singers give the band an even greater depth of sight and sound that’ll make your event a truly lasting memory.