Change performing live with full band at the Portugal Soul Weekender in mAY 2025

Change is an influential Italian-American post-disco band that rose to prominence in the early 1980s. Formed by Italian producer-songwriters Jacques Fred Petrus and Mauro Malavasi, the band is renowned for its sophisticated blend of funk, soul, and R&B, which became a defining sound in the dance music scene of that era. Change's sleek, polished production and catchy, danceable tracks earned them a significant following and many hits on the dance charts.

One of the most notable aspects of Change's history is its connection to Luther Vandross. Before achieving solo stardom, Luther was a session singer and songwriter, and he was featured prominently on Change's debut album, "The Glow of Love" (1980). Vandross's soulful and powerful vocal performances on tracks like "The Glow of Love" and "Searching" were critical in establishing the band's signature sound. These songs not only became dance floor anthems & crossover hits but also showcased Vandross's extraordinary talent, which soon catapulted him to solo fame.

Luther Vandross's collaboration with Change is often credited with helping to launch his illustrious career. This collaboration between Change and Vandross highlighted the dynamic interplay between European production sensibilities and American soul, creating timeless music that continues to resonate with audiences today.

Watch Change performing Live with full band in 2024.

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Listen to some of the Change songs that will be performed live with the full Change Band at the Portugal Soul Weekender in May 2025.