The Secrets Funk Band

The Secrets, one of Charleston's longest running funk shows, have been performing in the area for more than 15 years!

Reviews

 

"The Secrets made my wedding perfect. Everyone, the yungin's and grandma were dancing all night!!”

- Celeste James

 

“The Secrets were fantastic – I received many wonderful comments Saturday night and again today. We will absolutely book them again.”

- Cynthia Haley /event coordinator

 

The Secrets Funk Band

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.

 

Band members of Secrets have each owned their own success in sharing the stage with well-known recording artists such as Joss Stone, Mary J Blige and Raphael Saddiq. The band has performed at dozens of weddings and private parties over the years making many clients' events a huge success. They perform regularly on Charleston's club scene satisfying all the funk fans in the area. The band's major influences include James Brown, Earth Wind and Fire, Grand Funk Rail Road, Marvin Gaye, Cameo, Jonathan Butler, Jimi Hendrix, Donny Hathaway, Parliament Funkadelic and many more.

Song List

Marvin Gaye:

Too Busy

Inner City Blues

Trouble Man

Let’s get it on

 

Sly & the Family Stone:

If You Want Me to Stay

Thank You (for letting….)

Funkadelic

Red Hot Mama

Cosmic Slop

 

The Meters:

Cissy Strut

 

AWB:

Pick up the Pieces

 

Miles Davis:

All Blues

Cannonball Aderly

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

 

Louis Armstrong:

Sunshine of Love

 

Allman Brothers:

Little Martha

 

Jaco Pastorius:

Continuum

 

B.B. King:

The Thrill is Gone

Hummingbird

 

Jimi Hendrix:

Angel

Voodoo Chile

Red House

Who Knows

Are You Experienced?

 

Rose Royce:

Wanna Get Next to You

 

Grover Washington:

Mr. Magic

 

Sade:

Ordinary Love

 

Bob Marley:

Jammin’

 

Temptations:

Just My Imagination

 

Chuck Berry:

Johnny B. Goode

 

Traditional:

Mustang Sally

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd:

Sweet Home Alabama

 

Albert King:

I Want to Get Funky

 

Freddie King:

Goin’ Down

 

P. Funk:

Flash Light

 

Grover Washington:

Lawrence Dance

Black Birds

Do it Fluid

Rock Creek Park

Do it ‘till You’re Satisfied

Standard

Electric Slide

 

Maze:

Joy & Pain

 

Brian McKnight:

Anytime

 

R. Kelly:

Body Calling

 

Jonathon Butler:

Do You Love Me

Lost in Love

Slave

Slide

 

Commodores:

Brick House

Funky Stuff

 

Wild Cherry:

Play that Funky Music

 

Stevie Wonder:

I Wish

 

Al Green:

Let’s Stay Together

Mercy, Mercy Me

Traditional

Blues

Lakeside

Fantastic Voyage

New Birth

Been Such a Long Time

 

ZAPP:

More Bounce

 

Montel Jordan:

This is how we do it

 

James Brown:

Papa’s got a Brand New Bag

Cold Sweat

Give it up or Turn it Loose

Get up, Get into it, Get Involved

The Chicken

 

Barry White:

Practice What You Preach

 

Carl Calton:

Bad Mama Jamma

 

George Benson:

Everything Must Change

Foot Prints

 

The Temptations:

Stay & Promise

Rockin’ after Midnight

 

Kenny Latimore:

If I Loose My Woman

 

Grover Washington:

Play that Groove for Me

 

Cream:

Sunshine of Your Love

 

Originals:

You’re My Only One

This Must Be Love

Ain’t No Secret

Hit and Run

Soda Pop

Theme from Secrets

Resurrection

 

Bill Weathers:

Ain’t No Sunshine

 

Kool & the Gang:

Too Hot

 

Funkadelic:

Sexy Ways

 

Prince:

Kiss

 

Herbie Hancock:

Chamillion

 

The Beatles:

Come Together

 

Miles Davis:

All Blues

 

John Coltrane:

Equinox

 

Stevie Wonder:

Superstitious

You Haven’t Done Nothing

 

Ohio Players:

Skin Tight

Song for my Father

 

Mandrill:

Fencewalk

Hang Loose