According to ACMJ, Mic Gillette, best known for being one of the original members of the Tower of Power horn section, ventures into the solo arena, for the first time in his career, with an album that includes 5 original songs and diverse collection of tunes he loves.
By the age of 15, Mic joined the Gotham City Crime Fighters with some childhood chums, which later evolved into the Tower of Power, and by the end of his freshman year of college, the band had cut their first album, East Bay Grease. Mic, taking a brief hiatus from TOP, toured and recorded with the band Cold Blood, and upon his return a year later, the Tower hit the road, opening for big name acts like Santana and Creedence Clearwater Revival. As their reputation as the premier horn band in the U.S. grew, they toured with Elton John, Rod Stewart, and the Rolling Stones, among others. Mic Gillette is a current member of the Sons of Champlin; Lenny Williams Group; Strokeland Superband and Funky Loophole (Mic’s own band).
His 1st solo album "Ear Candy" is opened by James Brown penned tune "Funky Good Time". Etta James classic "Tell Mama" follows this, with awesome line-up:- Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Greg Adams, and Skip Mesquite, along with TOP bassist Rocco Prestia! The lead vocal of this tune is done by Ms Monet (Boz Scaggs)!! The next is the ballad “I Like That” featuring former Tower Of Power lead vocalist Lenny Williams. Another James Brown tune "I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I'll Get It Myself" is with Bill Champlin on Vocals / B3 Organ. And this album also includes his original latin-flavored instrumental tune "Abaco" and "It Had Better Be Tonight", the Pink Panther movie original penned by Henri Mancini, featuring awesome drum/percussion dual solo done by David Garibaldi (Tower of Power) and Karl Perazzo (Santana).