The Essence of Motown, a tribute band led by vocalist and Detroit native Larry Johnson, will perform Friday at Bice


MM Cloutier

The “Motown Sound,” the famous American style of music of the 1960s and early 70s that was born in Detroit, hits town on Friday.

A trio from the Essence of Motown, a tribute band led by singer and Detroit resident Larry Johnson, will perform at Bice, 313 Worth Ave., from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm.

The performance follows other live music this season in Bice, where Franco Corso recently performed.

The Essence of Motown trio consists of Johnson, who lives in Jupiter, Michael White, and Greg Woods.

The three singers, supported by digital pieces of music, are known for their vocal harmonies, choreography, diverse repertoire and “dazzling wardrobe,” said Johnson.

At Bice, “we start with (songs of) the temptations and the four peaks, then we move on to Marvin Gaye, Jackson 5, Prince, Earth Wind & Fire and others,” Johnson told the Daily News. “It all depends on what everyone likes that evening and what they respond well to. I look forward to it.”

Johnson said he has performed in Palm Beach County for the past few months, having previously toured years of musical revues with former members of the Four Tops and Temptations.

At the Bice, guests must wear a mask when entering the restaurant. However, the masks can be removed once you are seated for cocktails or dinner. For more information, please contact Bice at 561-835-1600 or


Dusty Kennedy