The Prolifics offer a glimpse of what Motown looked like in its heyday. They wear matching suits and embrace the tightly choreographed dance moves that were a trademark of such groups as the Spinners, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Temptations, the Jackson Five and the Four Tops.
The story begins as so many others; five adolescent young men singing a cappella on the street corners of Detroit. When the accolades started pouring in they realized they had enough talent to perform professionally. It was a slow process but they became well known in Detroit music circles. Their playlist consists of almost every Motown hit from the 1960’s and early 70’s. These men have literally known each other since they were kids, and they began singing just for the fun of it.
The Prolifics are the house band on the Detroit Princess and they play about 130 days each year on the reconditioned boat that was once a gambling venue on the Mississippi River.