One of the best party bands in Charleston, SC and the Southeast, 17 South is an 8-piece ensemble that plays the best hits from the 60's to the present.  Musical styles include Motown, R&B and beach cover tunes to Earth Wind & Fire, hip hop,classic rock hits + jazz & swing favorites. 

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The Amazing 7 Band, based in Atlanta, GA is a high-energy party cover band that’s guaranteed to get your party started and keep you moving all night long.

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The smooth sound and entertaining pleasure of this band will leave you wanting more. From Motown to Downtown, our vocalists perform at their very best and are sure to have you on the floor dancing.

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The Blue Dogs continue to tour, primarily on the east coast, but in recent years it has performed throughout the southeast, in Texas, the midwest, and the northeast. Over the years the band has performed on the same stage with such well-known and diverse artists as Willie Nelson, Widespread Panic, Bruce Hornsby, and Little Feat. They have also received national exposure by singing the national anthem at the final Southern 500 NASCAR race in Darlington SC in 2004, and in 2007 performing as the house band on a week’s worth of Wheel of Fortune shows.

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Calhoun's Calling has been entertaining audiences for over seven years all over the Lowcountry. Their high energy and eclectic song list keeps everyone, young and old, feeling like they were part of "their style" of music. From Johnny Cash, to Dave Matthews, to Sublime they rock it out with their own fresh acoustical and saxophone inspired twist!

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Calvin Taylor was born and raised in Sumter, SC. Joined the Original Drifters in SC in 1979. The Drifters played with BB King, Maurice Williams, Junior Walker and opened for national artists like Joe Cocker, B. B. King, Eddie Right and many more. Calvin also worked with former lead singer of the Temptations, Dennis Edwards.

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Cane Creek String Band is Charleston's only Traditional Appalachian old time string band ( that we know of) in the area. A high energetic, talented new group made up of 5 local Charleston Musicians who have a combined music experience of over 60 years. They are spreading the rich in history sound of Old Time Appalachian Music through the low country with strong instrumental work, singing ,and hard driving foot stomping rhythm. If you enjoy bands like the "Carolina Chocolate Drops" this is the same genre of music.

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The Chairmen of the Board has been entertaining audiences with top of class music and showmanship for over four decades. The legacy built by the Grammy Award winner General Johnson began in the early ‘70’s and continues today under the leadership of original band member, Ken Knox. With hits like “Pay to the Piper”, “Dangling on a String”, “Patches”, “Carolina Girl” and the everlasting “Give Me Just a Little More Time”, Ken Knox and Company brings a high energy/high impact show filled with great classic Pop/R&B originals.

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Ben Fagan and the Charleston Groove Factory is steadily gaining regional attention as the up-and-coming act out of Charleston, South Carolina.  Ben Fagan (previously of The Plainfield Project) effortlessly conquers the room and charms any crowd with the stage presence of a seasoned act. His ability to keep the crowds coming led him to support The Original Wailers & perform as a headlining act for the Rock for A Hero benefit concert along with Mark Bryan of Hootie & the Blowfish.

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The The Charleston Latin Jazz Collective is a group of seven individuals that have joined together to create a unique high-energy sound that captures the essence of traditional Cuban dance music as well as more contemporary Latin Jazz. With three front horns and an all-star rhythm section, the group showcases strong solo talents and powerful custom arrangements that come together to form an unforgettable musical experience. This music is all about having fun, and everything we play is meant to turn any event into a dance party.

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Chris is the creator of a unique and versatile sound that will compliment any special event. In addition to playing solo, with his duo or four-piece group, Chris has formed a trio with drummer, Anthony Constantine, and bass player Jamie Harris, to fit specific occasions. Playing as a trio adds flexibility for Chris to perform certain songs that need strong rhythms and further extends song selection options.

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Common Ground is one of Charleston’s longest running bluegrass groups. Blending the traditional sounds of banjo, acoustic guitar and bass with harmonica gives them a unique sound unrivaled in the lowcountry. The band also features the grassroots harmonies that bluegrass is known for.

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The David Higgins Band was formed in the spring of 2011 and has earned it’s reputation of one of the lowcountry’s premiere and busiest bands.  While still enjoying playing events and clubs, David is transitioning his efforts toward an original music career as he releases his first ever EP in the late fall, 2013.

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Performing from the mountains of Colorado to the pubs of England to the beaches of Florida and dives in Cincinnati, Dave Landeo's acoustic/electric rock act has provided the ultimate in live entertainment whether as a solo or with his band.   Incorporating his ability to interact with the audience, as well as perform a wide variety of music (original and covers), Dave's chameleon approach is nothing but entertaining!

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The East Coast Party Band is a versatile and exciting musical entity from Charleston, South Carolina. The group has 6 dynamic lead vocalists, a well-versed horn section and a fantastic rhythm section that has played together for twenty plus years.

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The Electric Company is the Lowcountry’s hottest new DJ concept. Offering the most unique corporate event dance party in the area, the Electric Company is unrivaled by any DJ or dance band in the southeast. If you want to create an event that will have people dancing the night away, the Electric Company is your act.

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FlashBack has been performing Motown, beach, disco and party music throughout the Carolinas and Georgia for more than 12 years.

The show and the songlist, as well as the band members, have changed some over the years. The desire to provide an excellent stage show, however, always remains the same! FlashBack continues to deliver performances that bring in awesome complements and reviews.

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5 on Sundays steals the best music over the past 50 years, blends it together with high energy and delivers an unforgettable show that will keep the crowd on their feet! Their sole mission is to keep the hits coming from every direction including, Funk, Rock n Roll, Pop, Oldies, Country & RnB.  Based out of Charlotte, NC, this band was assembled by 5 friends who wanted to offer a more creative way to play hit music for everyone.

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Grassology consists of Gaines Hill (mandolin and vocals), Ben Edwards (upright bass and vocals), Jesse Pritchard (guitar and vocals), and Jim Donnelly (drums) and is the preeminent bluegrass, swing, blues, and reggae combination band in the Southeast. Performing an eclectic mix of music that can reach all listening styles for weddings, rehearsal dinners, oyster roasts, and parties alike. Not the standard wedding band, so if you're looking for something different that can make your event unique, Grassology is your ensemble!

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The Green Levels formed in Charleston, SC in 2008. While early on the band went through several iterations, an acoustic trio quickly emerged comprised of Stephen Jenkins on guitar, Bobby Hogg on upright bass, and Elliott Genther on mandolin. Combined, these three individuals have come to form a sound all their own. Not quite straight ahead bluegrass, not quite folk, not quite acoustic jam rock, sometimes all of the above. Sometimes Lionel Richie!

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Heather has taken the crowd-pleasing formula of her professional experience and combined it with a soul-stirring band for a combination that’s simply outstanding. The group’s instrumentation and vocal ability allows a flexibility that’s a hit at any event. This is one band you don’t want to miss!

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Intensity is a dynamic, seven-piece band that delivers a power-packed, fully choreographed show guaranteed to entertain and keep the dance floor packed all night. With drums, bass, guitar and keyboards, the backing band is cut from the same mold as the classic Motown and R&B groups of the 60s and 70s. Two beautiful female lead singers and one charismatic male lead singer front the band. All in all, they field a five-person front line that dazzles the crowd in a high-energy show.

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The Island Duo/Trio has been performing up and down South Carolina's coast for more than six years, frequenting such spots as Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, and many local Charleston venues. This group band provides high energy, island music that is guaranteed to get everyone moving in a conga line. From the melodic sounds of Harry Belafonte's Jamaican Farewell, to the party sounds of Jimmy Buffett's Boat Drinks, The Island Duo/Trio focus on audience participation as their main source of energy.

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Equinox Jazz covers the bases of America’s greatest art from…Jazz! We provide everything from Jazz Trios and all the way up to our main focus, the Big Band. The Equinox Jazz Orchestra is a 17 piece ensemble that features some of the South’s greatest vocalists and performs the music of the Great American Songbook with a sprinkling of Motown, Funky New Orleans and an emphasis on Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Harry Connick Jr., Michael Buble, Brian Setzer, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Johnny Mercer, Tony Bennett and many more. Jeremy Davis, the passionate leader and tenor sax player is also the immediate past President of the Friends of Johnny Mercer in Savannah Georgia.

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This band has it all. The big sound of a 13 horn section. 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, and 5 saxes. This is the traditional instrumentation that has been in use since the Big Band era of the 30's and 40's. The rhythm section consists of an upright bass, drums, piano and guitar. For this very special group Joe steps from behind the piano and joins Jenna Brinson front and center to croon out the tunes that made famous the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett and Sammy Davis, Jr. Jenna Brinson, in the last year of joining the band, has proved to be an integral part of the band's image of sophistication and class. Jenna really knows how to light up the stage with her singing ability and poise. Many years in musical productions has prepared her very well for the task of entertaining. This group promises a very special musical experience for you and your guests. Their tune selection will keep the dance floor full all night. They alternate swing, latin, waltzes, ballads. There's never a dull moment with this band on stage.

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Kevin’s deceivingly simple yet emotive style on the trumpet has been an ongoing process since he began playing at the age of 10. It was not until then that Kevin began to take a serious interest in playing music. Offered his first gig playing for the Andrew Thielen Big Band and the House of Blues Big Band while still in High School. Kevin moved to Charleston, SC in the fall of 1999 to study music on a partial scholarship at the College of Charleston. Studying under such great influences as jazz drummer Quentin Baxter, trumpeters Lyle van Wie and Charlton Singleton, composer David Maves, and pianist Tommy Gill, Kevin graduated with B.A. in 2003.

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The "Krays" are a five-piece rock band from Charleston,  South Carolina who pay tribute to the classic rock bands. "The Krays" feature five of Charleston's finest musicians who have been a part of the music scene for many years, and produce a live show that is a guaranteed good time. "The Krays" have performed in many venues and private events across the Low country.

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The Louie D Project is a four piece party band performing soulful music from smooth jazz to thumping hip hop.  Featuring fat, three-part vocal harmonies on top of a tight rockin’ rhythm section this group can entertain anywhere. The band chooses its song list from the great party songs of the modern era of Funk, Soul, and R&B.

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For over 15 years Loose Chain Band has fascinated crowds throughout the United States. Loose Chain has the ability to turn any event into spectacular occasion. Loose Chain entertains its crowds by playing Beach Music, 50’s and 60’s Motown, Disco/Funk, 90’s and recent Contemporary hits. The band is very easy to work with and will make any event a pleasure. With Loose Chain you will enjoy smooth silky vocals along with sizzling choreography..

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The group covers artists such as Marvin Gaye, Bobby McFerrin, George Jones and Tammy Wynette. They take classic country and energize it in an electric format laden with rich vocal harmonies. The original songwriting is where they really prove themselves as great upcoming artists. . Their music is a blend of southern r&b, traditional country and jazzy blues.

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You get a quality group of professionals  that will show up on time, sound check, and rock the crowd you put in front of us. They know how to kick things off, and gradually get meaner, sexier, and wilder as the night goes on. The Masker Band knows atonof great material, and take pride in their ability to contiuously keep the set list fresh. They watch and listen to the crowd, and give their all at every show. The Masker Band likes high energy dancing, and has figured out how to keep the audience thirsty for more music, and another drink! 

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One of Charleston's fastest up-and-coming wedding/party bands, The Midnight City features a 4 or 5 piece powerhouse. Male and female vocalists front this group that is taking the event industry by storm. There is no style of music they cannot play and they are perfect for any occasion. Quite simply, they play music you can dance to!

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Since their formation in the late '80's The Mighty Kicks have grown in stature performing with their mentors The Original Tams, The Fantastic Shakers, and the Chairmen of the Board.  With their non-stop choreography, non-stop music, and non-stop energy, The Mighty Kicks have earned their place among the top echelon of entertainment in the southesast and beyond. Known as the hardest working band in show business, The Mighty Kicks will ensure that you absolutely have the best event ever!

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Mike & The Mixers founded by Charleston drummer Mike McSwain in 1994, has become a very successful and popular band for wedding receptions and corporate events throughout the southeast. With material ranging from standard jazz to hard rock and roll, The Mixers are truly a variety band,able to play various types of music both stylistically and with ease. This versatility is a huge contributor to the band's busy schedule.

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NTRANZE is more than a live dance band thrilling audiences in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They are highly focused technicians and dynamic international entertainers. Their musical origins encompass, but are not limited to Oldies, Classics, Beach Music, Motown, Old School Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, Rock, Blues, Reggae and Jazz. Whether impressing us with classic cover songs or innovative original material NTRANZE invokes fun.

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Ocean Drive Party Band is a 6 piece, Charleston-based band specializing in good-time party favorites. The horn section allows them to recreate the driving sound of rock 'n' roll classics like Sweet Home Chicago or the hard-edged funk of Brick House, while the strength of multiple lead vocalists makes for smooth transitions from high-powered blues to melodic harmonies in an instant.

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Palmetto Soul is Charleston's Ultimate Wedding, Event and Party band.  From Charleston to Columbia, Hilton Head to Myrtle Beach, Savannah to Charlotte they excel at entertaining audiences all over the LowCountry and the entire Southeast.  Palmetto Soul is here to give Charleston the music, the energy, and the party it deserves. The group provides the freshest, newest sounds  and guarantee your event will be like no other!

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Permanent Vacation is an experienced six-piece cover band (four College of Charleston Alumni) from Charleston, South Carolina with an energetic attitude and an entertaining performance. Our variety of well known songs guarantee a great time at every show. We separate ourselves from other bands through our broad range and diversity of songs. Our sets consist of various cover songs from beach music (Jimmy Buffett, The Drifters, Otis Redding), to classics (The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Van Morrison), to modern favorites (80's, Jack Johnson, Counting Crows).

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Plane Jane, one of the Carolinas' best party bands, is a seven-piece ensemble that plays exciting hits from the 60s to the present. Based in Charleston, SC, the talented group has performed over five-thousand shows in eight states to great acclaim. This band is built to keep the crowd on its feet, dancing to the electrified funk tunes that are punctutated with swinging horn-section solos, hip-hop, funk, shag and disco songs, and rock n roll favorites from every era. Plane Jane has six vocalists, each with a disctinctive style, who harmonize to form a trademark vocal sound over the driving rythm section, while three multi-instrumentalists rev up the audience.

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A native of Charleston, South Carolina. Quiana Parler began her professional career singing for Calvin Gilmore of the "The Carolina Opry". After years of being one of the most sought after vocalists in South Carolina Lowcountry, in 2003 she parlayed a placement in the Top 48 of season two of the Fox hit American Idol into the gig she is most known to Triangle audiences for: touring vocalist with American Idol's Clay Aiken. In addition to touring with Aiken, she has shared the stage with a diverse array of national artists ranging from Keith Sweat to Kelly Clarkson. She can be heard on albums by Clay Aiken, Bianca Ryan and Renee Olstead, and has recorded with some of the industry’s most respected producers:

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Formed in 2009 with the idea of playing nothing but current, hit music that people could dance to anywhere and everywhere- performing as a trio or a quartet, Return of the M.A.C. has created a sound both electric and acoustic to appeal to a younger crowd while ensuring every guest at an event has a great time. Available for weddings and private events, this trio is an awesome addition to any event.

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RipTide's high energy carries its listeners through all the powerful cross-currents of today's most popular hits. Grand Strand gold, top country, favorite party standards and electrifying rock classics are all part of this band's repertoire. When combined with the musicians' outstanding talent, crowd-pleasing personalities and professionalism, RipTide's energy produces an exciting show that pulls the young and young-at-heart up on the dance floor for the entire evening.

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The Root Doctors has been touring the Southeast for more than 20 years playing the music that makes you feel better than any prescription on the market. With seven strong "doctors of music" on stage, including a two-piece horn section, The Root Doctors is able to cover any style of music that is perfect for any occasion.

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Don’t let the name fool you,Seven Once is an 11 piece “One Stop” party and show band that is ready to entertain you and your guests. With such a diverse line up of entertainers and musicians, that includes 3 horns, and 6 vocalists, Seven Once’s song list covers a wide variety of music genres that will surely have something for all ages. Seven Once can start your event with some easy listening Jazz and Standards and take you on a ride through many styles of music from the 1950’s to today’s current hits.

Don’t feel like dancing? Then sit back and watch the non stop choreography this band provides to entertain everyone. And be ready, because at any point during your event, you or your guests may be a part of the show with some crowd participation.

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One of the Southeast's top Female Vocalist and Entertainer is what you get with Sissy Quinn and Southern Charm! Born into a musical family, Sissy has been Entertaining audiences her entire life and knows how to captivate any crowd.  After studying Performing Arts in College, Sissy moved to Nashville and worked with local and National Artists. She was then offered a position at the Mickey Gilley Theatre in Branson, Missouri where she was a featured Vocalist, Violinist and show Choreographer.  

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Soul Fish has been together now for four years and has performed many private functions, wedding receptions, and special events including: The Riverfront Park Grand Opening Celebration for the city of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, Welcome Home for the 16th Airlift Squadron of the U.S. Air Force, Party at the Pointe for Charleston Harbor Hilton, The Blessing of the Fleet, The Bridge Run, Q104.5 10th Anniversary Celebration, and many more. Soul Fish has also performed many clubs all along the East Coast including: Carolina Yacht Club, I’on Creek Club, The Windjammer, Henry’s, and Wild Wing Café. 

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The Secrets, one of Charleston's longest running funk shows, have been performing in the area for more than 15 years.  Since, 1997, the band has continued to please crowds with a soulful mix of funk, blues, jazz and Motown. The band features JAMES HOLMES on drums and lead vocals, RODRICK SIMMONS on the keyboards, KENNY SHIDER on bass and vocals, Charleston legend, BOBBY SIMMONS on lead guitar and vocals, and AISHA "ALMIGHTY ISIS" SMITH on lead vocals.

 

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Sneakers is a dynamic 4 piece party band with countless weddings, corporate events and festivals under their belts. Playing a wide variety of music from Beach to Funk to Jazz to Blues, they provide just the right energy and elegance to make your event a memorable one.

 

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THRESHOLD is one of the most requested party bands in the Carolinas playing dance/party music from the 70's,80's and 90's including Motown, Rock, R&B and Top 40. THRESHOLD has the unique ability to bring the party atmosphere to any event. From Weddings to Corporate Events to College Parties, THRESHOLD will have just the right mix of music. Threshold has state of the art audio and a moving light system that will dazzle your guests. Threshold is also set up to DJ between band sets to keep the party flowing and exciting! Call and reserve THRESHOLD for your event today!!!

 

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Travis Allison and his band are based in Charleston, SC and fuse classic and roots rock, soul and country to forge their signature sound.The TAB is a Five Piece variety party band that performs a uniquely diverse song selection and features a lineup including Travis on Piano/Organ/Guitar/Vocals, Saxophone, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums and multiple Vocalists.  The broad musical variety allows the band to ensure something for everyone.

 

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Tru Sol is a local band out of Conway, South Carolina. In November 2004, they formed an alliance to offer their audiences quality entertainment. With their soul stirring grooves, mesmerizing harmonies, dance driven funk, and hand clappin, foot stompin vibes,they create a scene unprecedented along the Grand Strand.

Tru Sol's vision is "to express ourselves by displaying our musical gifts with a soulful sound, while touching lives; bringing tru passion; and unifying in the spirit of love, peace, and soul".

 

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Charleston’s Two 3 Ways was born with the intent tofulfill the wants of a wide range of listeners. Their covers range from the Dave Matthews Band to Johnny Cash to Motown’s Marvin Gaye. With Bryan, Brandon, and Ben’s tastes varying they accumulate a mixing bowl of ingredients to satisfy any listener. The group has played all over the Charleston nightlife circuit including weddings, and formal functions. The band is available as a trio, quartet and quintet.

 

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Charleston, SC based since 2005, Unkle Funkle is known as literally one of the “Funkiest-Rock groups in the Charleston area”. Their repertoire ranges anywhere from classic rock & Motown hits, to modern rock & Pop/ R&B. The band includes founder & drummer/ vocalist Vince Rivers, guitarist/ vocalist Chris Dodson, and Bassist Alex Kellner. The line-up also occasionally includes saxophonist Ian Sanchez. Simply put, this band plays music that “feels good.”

 

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The Vistas have over 25 years experience performing at weddings, anniversaries, parties, restaurants and more. Our repertoire covers hits from the 50's to today's top 40's. There's sure to be something for everyone here. If you don't see a song you want to hear us play just give us call. We are always adding songs to the list.

 

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