After Hours Band
The After Hours Band offers a mixture of musical styles. Primarily a dance band, the group performs a mix of rhythm & blues, rock & roll and 70s dance music. Classic Motown, Atlantic Records oldies and disco seem to be the crowd favorites. People don't actually listen to the After Hours Band, they just start dancing! The band brings back a lot of good feelings and memories of a simpler time when music was mainly about getting up and grooving.
After Hours is unlike many other bands that do corporate functions and weddings because we are totally independent. That means we don't work through an agency. It also means that we can keep our costs down and don't to gouge you with high prices. A typical variety band like ours will usually charge you over $2800.00. Depending on your location we can usually beat that price. We always tell people that we love music so much we play for free so we're only charging for transportation and moving equipment!
The group started in 1993 as a result of getting together to perform for a company picnic just for the fun of it. A few years and several member changes later, the current band hosts a present membership that came together in 1997. The band started performing at small private outdoor functions. After Hours eventually moved into the Montgomery County club circuit performing at clubs like Christi's (later Gemini's), Bullfeathers, the End Zone, Buffalo Billiards, Brady's II at the Hampton Inn and the Stained Glass Pub. Finally, the band is now performing at large corporate parties and weddings.
We consist of a four piece rhythm section and three vocalists. If you want a horn section we can provide that as well.
The present members have performed in other jazz, gospel, rock and roll and top 40 bands. Major influences include the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Earth Wind and Fire, James Brown, Seal, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Gloria Estafan, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, Rush, Journey, Patty Labelle, and many other styles. These influences are apparent in both the selection of material and in performance arrangements.