On Tuesday, June 2, 1993, Mario Hemsley and Irvin Foster, at the continued request of friends and promoters Eric and De'Bora Griffin, gathered their friends and presented the first live performance of The Hemsley Foster Project. In the tradition of non-performing groups such as Steely Dan, Mario and Irvin had recently shunned the stage, turning instead to the recording studio. Taking their studio team to the stage presented a new challenge to the songwriting/production team, but they were more than equal to the task. Featuring original music, written and arranged by "the project", the Nyala's performance was the first glimpse of one of the up and coming adult contemporary songwriting teams of the 90's. Check out this bit of musical history, The Hemsley Foster Project goes live!