The Pearls are a long-standing vocal group with an exceptional history of exceeding audience expectations with a diverse musical repertoire.
The Pearls began their artistic journey in the 1960’s. Joyce, Beverly and Debbie have performed together for 50+ years. The Pearls performed with The Tommy Walker Show Band, a well known big band in the region, for years as featured vocalists. The Pearls have an impressive “A” list of performers for whom they opened, or for whom they sang backup. Two widely known performers, for whom The Pearls sang backup, are Mary Ann Fisher, one of Ray Charles’ Raelettes, and Prince Phillip Mitchell, an international performer, and songwriter for performers like Mel & Tim, Millie Jackson and Joe Simon, to name a few. The Pearls sang backup on Phillip Mitchell’s Loner album in 1991 on the Ichiban Records label.
The Pearls have opened for Peabo Bryson, Aaron Neville, James Brown, Jerry Butler, B. J. Thomas, and the rock group, America. They sang backup for Mary Ann Fisher at The Kentucky Center For The Arts’ Midnight Ramble. The Pearls shared the stage with Mary Wilson, formerly of The Supremes, when she performed in Louisville, and they sang “Reach Out And Touch Somebody’s Hand” with Diana Ross when she performed at The Kentucky Exposition Center.
The Pearls have a display at Renfro Valley Museum. In 2015, at Lexington, Kentucky’s Convention Center, they performed at the induction ceremony for Harvey Fuqua and The Moonglows, who were being inducted into The Kentucky Music Hall Of Fame. As legendary performers, The Pearls have a display at Roots 101 African American Museum in Louisville.