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Hip Pocket 2009 CBMA Award for Favorite New Artist
If you are looking for fun, entertainment and all the songs you love. Hip Pocket is it! When Hip Pocket shows up a party is sure to break out and the fun begins. We love to perform, and make your event one that everyone will remember and be talking about for years to come. Hip Pocket has been compared to the Band of OZ in the 80’s and Bill Deal & The Rhondels in the 70's (Party Bands). We love the comparison! Just ask anyone who has been to a Hip Pocket show and you will know what we are talking about. Check us out and get the party started…………
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Dance, Funk, R&B, Top 40 & Rock
Hipshack is a Rock-Funk-Soul-Jazz-Jam-Variety Power Quartet.
Performing the music from hundreds of artists catering to your specific event needs!
These musically educated and talented musicians tightly incorporate a large
variety of styles to create the unique groove of Hipshack.
Weddings & Corporate Events
Hipshack won the honor of being acknowledged in Modern Bride Magazine as one of
150 best Bands for hire in the USA !! 2005-2007.
Your wedding or corporate event deserves GREAT LIVE MUSIC.
From the rehearsal dinner, through the ceremony to the reception, Hipshack does it all. Performing all styles of music: Jazz, Funk, Rock, Top 40-Dance, Variety, Soul, R & B, Latin, Reggae, Alternative, etc. This group of talented musicians have performed at the US Open and Madison Square Garden as well as in movies and hundreds of performance venues, festivals and colleges throughout the United States. Be sure and check out our Jazz demo under the Scott McCloud Jazz Group.
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Quick’s been touring the Southeast US for more than 15 years, playing nearly 300 shows per year, and has released more than 11 albums including his newest, DOWN SOUTH. Originally introducing their music as the Coastline Band—a band of friends who played the Carolina beach bars day in and day out—the group pushed Quick to the forefront and naturally transformed into Jim Quick & Coastline. Known for his all-out performances and deliberate, off-the-cuff wisecracks, Jim has been a gracious recipient of the Carolina Music Awards “Entertainer Of The Year Award” – nine times.
Those who have seen Quick perform in the flesh may wonder if the funny guy sitting at the bar wears the same suit as the artist on stage. The answer is “yes.”
A smorgasbord to suit any music enthusiast’s appetite, DOWN SOUTH was produced by the one and only Gary Nicholson (of Delbert McClinton, Wynonna Judd and Pam Tillis fame to name a few). After sending Nicholson an unsolicited cryptic message through his personal web site claiming to “have some of his money,” Quick’s clever and intriguing communication captured Nicholson’s attention. Within days, Jim was on his way to Nashville to meet the acclaimed music producer and the rest is, as they say, history.
His devoted fans, the “Coastline Crazies,” know it’s hardly luck that allows Quick’s path to cross with musical greats. It’s his musical gumbo and unadulterated energy that keeps fans coming back for more. And, with the release of DOWN SOUTH and his introduction to country radio, Quick is certain to add more “Crazies” to the mix!
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LAKESIDE DRIVE is an exciting group of six talented musicians who are by no means new to the music scene. This band has mastered their craft through years of club, concert, private event and recording experience.
The band's musical repertoire is Very Entertaining, with a powerhouse horn section. Their set-list consists of a Variety of Beach Music, Party Rockin' Classics, Good ol' Boogie tunes, Country and even a Jazz set available for dinner/cocktail hours. Whatever your taste, Lakeside Drive can serve it up...with Energy and Style!
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The Legacy - Motown Revue take you back to the days of the Drifters, Coasters, Jackson 5, Earth Wind & Fire, Temptations, and so many more legendary icons from that era! Featuring HIGH ENERGY choreographed dancing and 4 part harmony singing, you will be transported back to the one of the most influential periods in American Musical history! In addition to the oldies but goodies that we normally perform, we have added some of today’s current dance hits, and have been taking audiences by storm everywhere and anywhere that we play.
The “WOW” Factor is in full effect! Entertaining the seasoned music lovers as well as the young!
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The Mark Roberts Band is a high energy group of musicians that engages audiences of all ages. MRB has been entertaining crowds in the Carolinas and surrounding states collectively for 25 years. The Mark Roberts Band is a party band with one goal; to entertain and have fun! Mark Roberts has played with Craig Woolard Band, Jim Quick & Coastline, and Heart and Soul through the years before venturing out on his own. Mark Roberts is committed to working with everyone through a spirit of kindness and cooperation. Like any group, the band has found its own identity by relating with the whole audience and executing each style of music with skill and great production. Mark Roberts’ voice in the Carolinas is best known for radio releases such as: Dixie Moon, Lonely Girl, Don’t Ever Be Lonely, and New Orleans Ladies.
In its 7 years, MRB has played well over 1500 shows from festivals to conventions, banquets, birthday parties, wedding receptions, and even an exclusive party of five. MRB has had the pleasure of appearing and working with: James Brown, Percy Sledge, Maurice Williams, Jimmy Hall and Wett Willie, and T. Graham Brown; just to name a few! In the Carolinas, MRB has headlined the Wilmington Azalea Festival, The Southpoint 4th of July Celebration, The Surf City, NC 4th of July Celebration, and many more. At a Mark Roberts Band show you will hear everything from the monster country hit, “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line to “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5, “Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith, rounded out by “Don’t Stop Believing” and “Faithfully” by Journey. Mark Roberts shines on all these vocals.
Even though the namesake is that of Mark Roberts, the band is a team of great people and players. Ron Zara, guitar player and vocals, has given the group a recognizable sound with his guitar licks and great vocals. Kevin Mercer is an awesome bass player and a great entertainer. Bland Sawyer is a smooth keyboard player and vocalist. Jeff Sanson keeps the beat alive on drums along with great vocals. Roy Harper is a second to none sax player who spent 14 years with James Brown.
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The Matt Stratford band, is made up of amazing musicians who have traveled the world and played alongside artists such as: Lionel Richie, James Taylor, Zac Brown, ZZ Top, Tom Petty, Jack Johnson, Amos Lee, Dave Matthews, Goo Goo Dolls and many more
Featuring on vocals, Matt Stratford (voted top vocalist in 2012 by wcnc and the carolina entertainment network), playing songs from all over the map and throughout the history of music, this band can go from Johnny Cash to Stevie Wonder to Maroon 5, Temptations to Classic Rock and back again in the blink of an eye. They have been described by many as the "perfect party band for all occasions."
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Hailing from Charlotte, NC, NEW LOCAL brings together 5 talented musicians with a wealth of experience giving audiences an unforgettable live performance.
NEW LOCAL fully immerses audiences into a full-spectrum audio and visual experience with a song list comprised of some of the most fun and energetic songs ever to hit the air waves. From start to finish, listeners are entertained and left wanting more as the party vibe transcends the stage and makes its way to the dance floor. You’ll hear current radio hits, one-hit wonders, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and everything in-between.
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Party Nation is a dynamic 8-11 piece party & show band providing top-notch, live musical entertainment that's perfect for Corporate events, Charity Galas or Weddings. The band is fronted by extraordinary lead vocalists along with a rockin' rhythm section who have been performing together for over 10 years! These true entertainers will wow you with their versatile vocals and energetic performance. 100% Guaranteed FUN !
Our "show band" is a party band and more! You'll dance to your favorite songs and be blown away by exciting themed segments featuring multiple costumes, high energy choreography, tons of full-filled audience interaction and a fast paced show that will not only pack the dance floor, but entertain and engage everyone.
Party Nation has performed across the U.S. for hundreds of super successful and high end corporate events. Their professionalism, talent and experience make every event extra special! With most events ranging in different age groups, our fast paced, high energy show will not only fill the dance floor but even entertain those who do wish to dance at all.
You can relax and enjoy the festivities knowing that Party Nation is paying attention to every detail and knows that the success to your event depends on the appeal of the featured entertainment. Look no further than Party Nation.
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Peace & Love is one of the Southeast's premier Party Bands. Known for their versatility, Peace & Love is an Event Planner, Coordinator, Wedding Client and Club owner's dream. They do everything from wedding rehearsals and receptions, banquets & charity galas, bar/bat mitzvahs, outdoor shows & festivals. People everywhere know when Peace & Love performs, there's going to be a SERIOUS party!
Six incredibly talented musicians-all coming from different musical backgrounds-come together to form one of the most requested bands in the Southeast. Founder/Manager, Rudi Meeks attributes the band's success to playing a wide variety of music to ensure everyone in the audience is entertained. Our extensive repertoire is comprised of over 100 songs for your listening pleasure. You want Frank Sinatra or Beach Music? Jazz or Motown? How about Journey or Nelly? Well, you get the picture!
Peace & Love has performed with KC & the Sunshine Band, Rick Springfield, Edwin McCain, and as the opening act for Morris Day & The Time. We also had the honor of opening The House of Blues in Myrtle Beach S.C. with The Godfather of Soul-James Brown, Travis Tritt, and The Blues Brothers.
These guys love performing and take the PEACE & LOVE experience seriously. If you want a versatile band that can perform a variety of music scanning over five decades of music and keep the energy of your guests up on their feet, PEACE & LOVE is the band for you!
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Hi Folks, We are POCKETFUL OF STRANGE. We like to play the REAL R&B, Funk, Soul & Rock 'n Roll from the last 40 years. Ummm...well, the band started as a complete accident back in '05. "Wads" found lead singer, Pete Hicks' phone number under a mound of stuff and a simple call was made to let him know I still remembered he existed on this planet, LOL. I suggested playing some gigs together and bring in Rob Carlisle on guitar. Well, after several acoustic shows, a bar owner suggested we get a drummer. So, we got got Jason Bone on the kit. There you have it, instant band.
The initial idea was to go out a few times a month and have some fun playing together. Interest in the band grew with support from our loyal fans and word of mouth, the band gained a lot of momentum and has now played all over the area for everything from bars, to festivals to private events and weddings. Come on out and and hear us, because it's your band, as much as it is ours. Cheers!
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RadioJacks is unique for a cover band because they only play current radio Pop hits. With their youthful good looks and experience in the music industry, RadioJacks projects a universal appeal to people of all demographics. Where other cover bands shy away from performing only current hit songs because of the high level of production that these songs require, RadioJacks bring it to every show, large or small.
RadioJacks performs songs from Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, and more, and will perform songs by request for your event with advance notice. So keep it current, and book the band that is sure to get everyone on their feet and dancing!
RadioJacks performs only current radio hits along with state of the art sound, lighting and even multi-media video screens, perfect for weddings, corporate events, and all other special events.
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RIVERMIST has been rockin' the Carolinas since 2014. Out of Fayetteville, the band is collaboration of musicians who have been playing around the area for more than 20 years. Rivermist’s love of audience appeal, along with the desire to preserve a genre of music familiar to their roots, is what sparked the formation of the group. “RIVERMIST” is primarily a Classic Rock/ Variety party band, and voted "2016 Best Local Band" by Fayetteville Observer’s Reader’s Choice. Also, voted "2017 Best Local Band" by Up And Coming Magazine.
Rivermist’s harmonies, as well as the musicianship, are something that needs to be experienced. They realize success will always be judged by their fans themselves. So, shows are interactive and energetic! Booking Rivermist would deﬁnitely make it a more exciting event!!
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The group is made up of the region's most talented and experienced professional musicians and features exceptional female and male vocals. The core group is a superb Five-Piece Dance Band, expandable to an Eight-Piece Big Band or a Twelve to Fifteen-Piece Big Band Orchestra.
Ron's 5-Piece Band is one of the most active and popular groups in the region and is the ideal size for many events. The group's instrumentation is: Ron on saxophone & keyboard, guitarist/male vocalist, bassist/male vocalist, drummer and female vocalist.
For a larger instrumentation the Eight-Piece Big Band and Twelve to Fifteen-Piece Orchestra both deliver a big-band sound with either a medium or full instrumentation of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, rhythm section and lead vocalist.
For more intimate gatherings, instrumental jazz combos or classical ensembles of one-to-five musicians can add just the right ambience to highlight any important event.
The Ron Rudkin Band at any size combines expert musical performance with tasteful showmanship. The group appears frequently in major country clubs, hotels and resorts across North Carolina and beyond, and is re-engaged time and again by enthusiastic clients. With a distinguished record of entertaining prominent social and corporate clients since the 1980's, the Ron Rudkin Band can provide the right sound and appropriate music that will perfectly suit any function.
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Skate Rink Jukebox provides a musical experience as unique as each of your guests. Comprised of some of Charlotte’s most versatile and talented musicians, Colby on lead vocals, Donnie Marshall, Rick Blackwell & Joe on lead guitar, Skate Rink Jukebox performs a wide variety of music ranging from Dance R&B, Rock, Country, and Reggae to Beach to Easy Listening.
The unique background and experience of each musican allows Skate Rink Jukebox to customize a song list specifically tailored to your event. They are perfect for ANY type of event whether a Corporate Outing, Wedding Reception, Private Party, College Event, Outdoor Festival or Concert Series. This band is MASS APPEAL!
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Spare Change based in Eastern NC, got their start in 2002 as a 4 piece band made up of a group of friends. Traveling throughout the southeast, this band grew into what is today one of the most sought after bands in their market. Spare Change has grown to be a favorite for Festival goers, Corporate Parties, Wedding Receptions, Nightclubs and more!
They energize every function with their diverse selection of music. From Rock, Country, Beach, Funk, Rap and Classic Rock, Spare Change is sure to play a favorite of all persons attending. They will definitely make your event one to remember with unique instruments from the mandolin to the violin, they seem to bring something refreshing and exciting to their fans.
Spare Change travels with a professional sound engineer and a lighting technician, ensuring that the total production experience is always top-notch.
So what can you expect from a Spare Change concert? You'll hear all of your favorite songs, whether your preference be rock, country, funk, or soul. You won't hear too many bands play Charlie Daniels, Rehab, and the Jackson 5 back to back to back, but you will with this group.
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Square Roots was created out of a love for different styles of music over the last 40 years.
They perform as a 4 or 5 piece arrangement and many different genres of music so they can accommodate any need and mass appeal to most audiences.
They are "the Best band you've never heard of", and promises the best musical time you’ll ever have! Perfect for outdoor concerts, weddings, and corporate and other events with a wide range of age groups.
With over 200 songs they can customize the songlist to your needs which can entail everything from R&B, Funk, Classic Party Rock, Top 40, to Adult Contemporary. So, no matter what type of event you're having, they can cater the music to your specific needs and most importantly at a tolerable volume level! A great musical experience awaits, book them now for your next event.
For smaller affairs we can perform as an Acoustic Duo or Trio.
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“THE PARTY BAND OF THE SOUTH”
Tradition is defined as “The handing down of a belief, legend or custom from generation to generation”. The Swingin’ Medallions, a 46-year Southern tradition, are a living definition of the word. How does a band endure the generations? The group’s signature high-energy style delights audiences of all ages. Their act, as well as their music, is indeed timeless. The group was founded in 1962 by John McElrath which has been carried on by his two sons and the modern day 8 piece version of the Medallions! Featuring an ever-popular horn section, the group effectively blends the sounds and music of yesterday and today. The band has performed throughout the nation in thousands of venues. Their diverse repertoire has made them overwhelming favorites with college audiences as well as the more mature rock and rollers.
The band was made famous by its 1966 single, “Double Shot of My Baby’s Love”. It remains the signature song of the band. The song, in fact, continues to demonstrate its timeless quality on radio, television and in motion pictures. “Double Shot” was followed with another hit, “She Drives Me Out of My Mind”, in 1967. In 1969, they released yet another hit, “Hey, Hey Baby”, the song featured at their 2004 Gator Bowl Half-Time Show performance.
Bruce Springsteen labeled “Double Shot” “The greatest fraternity rock song of all time” and opened with it at his August 2008 Charleston, S.C. concert.
Lewis Grizzard (Southern humorist and writer) labeled the Medallions as
“THE PARTY BAND OF THE SOUTH”, a moniker that has become forever synonymous with the Medallion name. In 1993, Grizzard wrote in a nationally syndicated column, “Even today, when I hear “Double Shot of My Baby’s Love”, it makes me want to stand outside in the hot sun with a milkshake cup full of beer in one hand, and a slightly drenched coed in the other”.
With roots in the colorful and ever-evolving North Carolina music scene, The Finns epitomize a fun-loving, live rock’n’roll party experience with a comforting dash of southern charm. This band of musical brothers share a love for the craft of performing timeless music which they combine with a keen attention to detail and seasoned professionalism. Accessible, approachable, and offering a song repertoire that ranges from The Beatles to Bruno Mars, The Finns offer a fun musical dynamic that makes special events uniquely memorable. Each member of The Finns has impressive musical credentials that include major label recording, international touring, and performance experience at thousands of concerts and parties around the country. This unique perspective as a party band allows the The Finns to play to their strengths, showcasing an original spirit, an organic vibe and exceptional musicality. Three-part harmonies resound as band leader and guitarist Mark Kano shares the vocal spotlight with his counterparts on the six-string, Jordan Powers and Josh King. The singing range of this threesome impresses audiences and allows the group to explore creative and harmonic landscapes, much like some of popular music’s most accomplished bands such The Eagles, U2 and Mumford & Sons. Bassist Andy Ware and drummer Eddie Walker keep a solid, funky backbeat that builds up the rhythm of every party and keeps the dance floor packed. Live music feeds the soul, excites the heart and connects people in a unique and powerful way. The Finns exemplify the collective energy of a concert experience with a charming approach and undeniable musical talent to make sure every event is truly unforgettable.
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THE NEXT LEVEL is the premier variety band in the Southeast. With members who have played for presidents and First Ladies, Broadway shows, universities, and cruise ships, THE NEXT LEVEL Band brings a high energy sound that is absolutely guaranteed to rock your socks off and keep your guests on their feet all night long! Available for wedding receptions, private parties, town festivals, country clubs, corporate and sporting events, Whether it's current Pop, Rock Standards, Motown, Beach, Top 40, Country or Blues, we play the songs that everyone knows and enjoys.
THE NEXT LEVEL Band features some of the best musicians in the business. Professionals who have played with such artists as: Darius Rucker, Natalie Cole, Randy Travis, Michael Feinstein, Barry Manilow, George Benson, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, etc. Contact us now and let us take your upcoming event to THE NEXT LEVEL!
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