The Hawthornes are a quartet based in Charlotte, NC. This widely-influenced group of musicians have taken time to craft music that stretches to the edge of their varied styles, noting that most fans of music can find familiarity in elements of their sound. From the non-traditional rhythm patterns and bass grooves laid by Horace Carney (drums) and Chris Freeman (bass/vocals) to the intricate chord play of Mike Prescott (guitar/vocals) and alluring melodies of Ade Herbert (vocals/keys), The Hawthornes deliver musical experiences that delight the casual music fan and the audiophile. The band operates in somewhat of an Omni-genre, combining the backgrounds of each individual member's primary discipline, and marrying them in a sonic-sphere that is equal parts accessible and challenging. Sultry soul, old-school funk, 90's rock, and even hip hop elements are all portioned out in a musical journey that thoroughly lays out the complete sound of The Hawthornes.
AKITA is a 5-piece funk band out of Charlotte NC started by drummer Patrick Buckley and bassist Zak Ferrell. Once you add in saxophonist Charlie Lamprecht, Dan Hamalainen on trombone & rhythm guitar and Sam Farnham on lead guitar their sound becomes an unstoppable force of funk that you can't help but move to.
Taking cues from legendary funk bands such as James Brown, The Meters, Lettuce, Maceo Parker and others they infuse a new twist on funk incorporating reggae and elements of funk-rock into their songs. They have curated their own branded party "Culture Shift" with the intention of growing their name in the local Charlotte scene and the Southeast as a whole.
Based out of Charlotte, N.C., Peace and Love is one of the Southeast's premier bands. Known for their versatility, Peace and Love is an Event Planners, Coordinators and Club owner's dream. We do everything-wedding rehearsals and receptions, banquets, bar/bat mitzvahs, clubs/bars. People everywhere know when Peace and 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. If you want a versatile band that can perform a variety of music scanning over five decades of music, PEACE AND LOVE is the band for you!
Da Throwback Band takes you on a nostalgic musical trip back to the hip 70s with an exciting, energetic, colorful show. They take the great music of the 70s to another level complete with funky costumes & dance moves the era has become known for. This eight - ten piece show band will dazzle you with their amazing musical range, multiple vocalists and showmanship. It's one non-stop party that will keep your event attendees of all ages dancing in the streets!