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Threshold brings R&B, old school to Pumpkin Fair

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POSTED September 22, 2012 1:37 a.m.

Threshold is among the main stage acts that will be performing during the 28th annual Sunrise Manteca Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair Saturday-Sunday Oct. 6-7 in downtown Manteca.

The rhythm and blues/old school band is playing Saturday, Oct. 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Mike Collins and John de Jonge have been playing in bands together since 1998. In 2003, their desire to form a six-piece horn dance-band that would play 60s and 70s Rock n’ Roll, Motown and R&B (with a little swing and country thrown in) took shape, and Threshold was formed.

The epitome of a feel-good band, Threshold consists of a tight trumpet and saxophone horn section, a lead guitar player that toured with Louise Mandrell for 7 years, an incredible lead singer and the best drummer/bass player rhythm section in the valley. All of the members sing, creating great vocal harmonies.

Threshold takes much of their inspiration, and many of their musical selections, from the recordings of Tower of Power, Chicago, The Blues Brothers, Wilson Picket, and Sam and Dave to name just a few.

Threshold is a Modesto-based, seasoned “party band.”

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