Q & A with KC (and the Sunshine Band)

Who of you can’t recite some—or for many, all—of the words to the hit song, “That’s the Way (I Like It)?” With music that has been featured in more than 100 motion pictures, television shows and national advertising campaigns, KC and The Sunshine Band have been credited as the founders of disco. Their feel-good dance music is based on KC’s love of R&B Pop and a strong desire to make people happy with his music.

Grammy award-winner KC grabs time in between performances and touring to write new material. Fans new and old are in for a treat with the band’s new album, “Feeling You” which will be available this summer. The new album includes a variety of dance music from their new work plus a healthy dose of songs from the ’60s. Fast forward four decades later and KC is still getting people out of their seats dancing.

What is your drink of choice?

Absolut filthy dirty Martini dry, straight up and really shaken cold, no vermouth.

What is something on your bucket list?

To see the pyramids in Egypt and go to Israel.

What is one thing you always have on you?

My wallet.

What has been the greatest influence in your life?

Motown Sound.

What is an item or trend from the past 25 years that you wish would be brought back?

I never did follow trends much. However, I grew up in a much quieter and less stressful time and that is definitely something I’d like to bring back.

What was the last thing you Googled or looked up online?

I just ordered some extended lighters online.

What is something that you would do every day if permitted?

My passion has always been music. I already get to do what I love every day and that’s listening to music.

What is something that most people would be surprised to learn about you?

I don’t eat beef.

What’s next for you?

I don’t ever think about what’s next. I just do what I’m doing right now because I’m having a great time doing it. I don’t let life distract me and I just go with whatever God has in store for me.

What was the last song you listened to that wasn’t yours?

“All of Me” by John Legend—the dance version.

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