The Los Angeles based Cleveland Jones was born June 1, 1952. He is founder of the Los Angeles group “Black Ice.” Jones recorded 3 LP’s with record label TK Records, Capitol Records, and HDM Records produced by Hadley Murrell. Capitol released a song on their montage label called, “I Just Wanna Hold You.” Jones was one of the writers on this song.
Early on in life, Jones was given the opportunity to share the stage with the Temptations members, the late David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks. Jones was in the audience and invited on stage to perform. That was the beginning, and from that day forward they mentored him along with the late great bass singer Melvin Franklin.
Jones now leads a respectful tribute to the legends of Motown with high energy performances. His band the“5 Tempting Men,” sing the hit songs of Motown’s premium vocal group, “The Temptations.” Members Cleveland Jones, Frank Willis, Al Boyd, Jon Mykal, and Louis Williams take you back to the days of Motor City.
Jones Tones Entertainment CEO Cleveland Jones and his assistant Sharlene Young provide all your Motown, Doo-wop and Oldies but Goodies revue shows.
In July of 2003 Jones led a parade of acts to Las Vegas in one of the hottest Vegas shows ever, “The Motown Doo-Wop Celebrity Tribute to the Stars.” The show featured tributes to, “The Temptations,” “The Supremes,” “The Four Tops,” “The Miracles,” “The Vandellas,” and “The Marvalettes.” The Doo-Wop show featured tributes to, “The Platters,” “Shep & the Limelites,” “The Drifters,” “The Coasters,” “The Shirelles,” and “The Chantels.”
Jones states that being an inner-city youth from Compton, Los Angeles area and does not know where his life would have led to without the influence of the original Temptations. He idolized Eddie Kendricks, and patterned his sweet falsetto after him. Having had so many of his own temptations and adversities in his life, he is glad he chose the “right” Temptations. Along with the other fellows named above, they may arguably be considered “heir apparent” to the throne of the original Temptations. Otis Williams still keeps the legacy alive. Dennis Edwards also has a “Temptations Review” act as well. We all will continue to support them. Check our event page for upcoming performances.