EPK - THE COLLABORATION BAND
THE COLLABORATION BAND BIO
The Collaboration Band is an extraordinary gathering of veteran musicians dedicated to the authentic playing of soul, r&b and Motown music. Each member brings years of experience and dedication to this music - each member is a master of his craft.
Ms. Verceal Whitaker's soulful vocals and great stage presence. Gives her the ability to connect with the audience in a commanding way.; Willie Miller lends the big pocket on the drums, plus crafty lead and background vocals; Brad Brown adds his tasty keyboards and Joe some phenomenal Cocker style vocals; Alonzo Zo Smith provides that funky bottom end coupled with some down-home blues vocals.
Steve La Valley is holding down the lead & rhythm guitar hot licks along with his excellent raspy, vocal technics.
We’ve played on the biggest and smallest stages, for thousands and for handfuls. We know what works, what doesn’t, and how to get the party started and keep it going. This is music meant to be heard and felt, especially when the Collaboration Band plays it. Oh you’re gonna feel it guaranteed. If you stay still during a Collaboration Band performance, you may want to check your pulse.
Here's what to expect if you hire us for your event or business:
That means we dress , look and act the part. On time, drama free, professional equipment , mature attitudes. We do the job the right way. Every time.
Making sure your audience has a good time - that's what we are there for. We can feel when it's time for something slow and sexy, or when it's time to unleash the FUNK, or whatever it is the party calls for. Our audiences have smiles on their faces
We are a Motown and R & B band, (check out our song list!) It's what we do, so if you're looking for a night of country or rock, there's other bands that do that. That being said, we are versatile musicians who can play different genres of music. If you have a song request for a different variety of music. Other than what we do. We would do our best to accommodate the client to ensure their event goes over well, all we need is the client's request in advance,
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Here’s a partial song list to provide an idea of what we do. Some of our most requested and played songs are here, but we do many others as well. We are also willing to learn specific songs for special occasions with enough notice.
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
I’ll Be Around – The Spinners
Brick House – The Commodores
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Give It To Me Baby – Rick James
Lowdown – Boz Scaggs
Can’t Get Enough of Your Love – Barry White
Caribbean Queen – Billy Ocean
Kiss – Prince
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
What’s Goin’ On – Marvin Gaye
Me and Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul
Easy – The Commodores
Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
Knock on Wood – Eddie Floyd
September – Earth Wind and Fire
Sing a Song – Earth Wind and Fire
Shining Star – Earth Wind and Fire
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
For the Love of You – Isley Brothers
DJ Got Us Fallin In Love – Usher
Purple Rain – Prince
I Feel Good – James Brown
Living For The City – Stevie Wonder
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – Temptations
Disco Inferno – The Trampps
Signed, Sealed , Delivered – Stevie Wonder
This Masquerade – George Benson
Get Down On It – Kool and the Gang
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
This Is How We Do It – Montel Jordan
If You Want Me To Stay - Sly and the Family Stone
Ooh, Baby, Baby – Smokey Robinson
Use Me – Bill Withers
AND MANY MORE!
Booking Agent For Corporate \ Country Club Events:
Michele Newman Talent Ventures
Booking For Club Dates: