The Celebrity All Star Band

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You can reach for the stars with CAB - AKA The Celebrity Allstars!

Genre(s): wedding band, corporate, dance band, variety band, top 40 band, motown
Artist Bio:

When leader, Richard Smith, came off tour with Earth, Wind and Fire and later Kenny Loggins, he realized that all the great musicians play with all the great national acts all over the world. He thought, "Wouldn't it be cool to hand pick these great players from national acts and put together an all star band of my own?" Well, his dream has come true! Meet The Celebrity AllStars Band...an accumulation of years of research and relationship building to create the greatest all star cast of musicians ever assembled now available to play for you!

In assembling the Celebrity AllStars Band, Dick wanted a mission statement that summed up the essence of what the live band was all about. He wanted clients to understand this was a party/dance band with musicians from national acts and not an act putting on a concert. Deliberating, he chose a hook that sums up the essence of what the band is all about...."Everybody Cut Loose."

From coast to coast the Celebrity AllStars Band have astonished amazed and brought crowds to a frenzy leaving a trail of thrilled and grateful planners and brides along the way. Never before has an act of this collective caliber been available in the private events market. 

Class personified, CAB delivers an exciting and dynamic non stop 3 hour show that will bring the house down. For attention to detail, a custom song list tailored to your requests and an event that you and your guests will always remember, request to book the Celebrity All Star Band with their perfect song selection, costuming, vocal harmonies, audience participation, volume, ladies and gentlemen, to much more!

Well, now you can reach for the stars with The Celebrity All Stars Band!

RICHARD SMITH - A multi-award winning composer, songwriter/producer, The Celebrity Allstars' creator Richard Smith has won two Emmys, a national Addie award, a Pinnicle award, a Cindy award by the Association of Visual Communications and the recipient of a Silver medal for the highly coveted New York and Advertising Festival. As a songwriter, he's been nominated for a cable Ace award for Best Original song alongside names like Kenny Loggins and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Richard also earned a New York Film Festival Award for Best Original Song and Lyrics. Prior to entering the world of music production, Richard weathered several world tours as lead guitarist for EARTH, WIND AND FIRE, KENNY LOGGINS, and AIR SUPPLY, as well as international acts like EMMANUEL and French Pop Star MICHAEL POLNAREFF.
As a much sought after session player, he has recorded with: ARETHA FRANKLIN LYNRYD SKYNYRD, PAULA ABDUL, WHITNEY HOUSTON, 98 DEGREES, NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, DIANA ROSS, DRU Hill, BEBE and CECE WINANS, EARTH,WIND AND FIRE, KENNY LOGGINS, EDDIE MURPHY

Brent Carter - Brent is one of America's foremost vocalists. His voice wraps around the audience's collective heart making it virtually impossible to leave without being touched. Early on he landed the role of Gabriel in Broadway's SHENANDOAH as well as performing at the APOLLO THEATRE, THE ARSENIO HALL AND TONIGHT SHOW. He has toured with BEBE AND CECE WINANS, B.B. KING AND REGINA BELL magnificently replacing Peabo Bryson in the "A Whole New World " duet. In 1995 he became the lead vocalist of TOWER OF POWER and recorded three albums including TOWER OR POWER LIVE recording such great hits as "What is Hip " and "You're Still a Young Man."

John Roberts - Originally from Chicago, John aka "Lil John" is simply one of the best there is. He is a world class drummer having played with some of the most influential fusion greats ever including GEORGE DUKE and STANLEY CLARKE. He has also toured and recorded with Pop stars like JANET JACKSON, NORAH JONES,JOSS STONE and SHEILA E. having spent several years working in Los Angeles. He now calls Atlanta, GA home.

Daryl Smith - Daryl is a multi-talented keyboardist/writer/producer having performed as musical director for such greats as STEVIE NICKS, K.D. LANG and JANET JACKSON. He has also toured and or recorded with FLEETWOOD MAC, BETTE MIDLER and PAULA ABDUL. In addition he has written and produced for Jazz artist BONEY JAMES scoring the #1 Jazz sales album of 2002.

Sam Simms - Bassist for the Celebrity All Stars is a long time music industry veteran having roued or recorded with JANET JACKSON, MARIAH CAREY, K.D. LANG, QUINCY JONES, PAUL ABDUL, BACK STREET BOYS ,SHEENA EASTON, JEFFERY OSBOURNE as well as jazz legends like THE CRUSADERS and STANLEY CLARKE. His television appearances include the TONIGHT SHOW with JAY LENO, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, DAVID LETTERMAN, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, SOUL TRAIN, THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW and the ARSENIO HALL SHOW. Sam originally hails from Chattanooga, TN but when not on tour he calls Atlanta, Georgia home.

Kim Fleming - A classically trained vocalist from Nashville who thought she was destined to be an opera singer but did go on to become one of the most sought after vocalists in the pop music biz. She has toured and or recorded with some of the biggest stars in the music industry. Kim's credits are as diverse as they are numerous and include, STEVIE WONDER, TONY BENNET, KEITH RICHARDS, GEORGE HARRISON, WILLIE NELSON, BETTE MIDLER, WYNONNA JUDD, MICHAEL BOLTON, GARTH BROOKS, VINCE GILL and BILLY JOEL. You can hear Kim's vocals on new album releases from, TRISHA YEARWOOD, PAUL SIMON, THE MOTLEY CREW, ARETHA FRANKLIN, TIM MCGRAW and the list goes on & on.

Cindy Shelton - A firm believer in Patsy Cline's saying, "Girl, ya got to run y'own life", Cindy is a North Carolina native, but moved to Nashville and worked at Opryland USA at a very young age. She later had a rock band called JADE but failed to get a major record deal, so the band disbanded. Moving into the corporate scene, she has been on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, GRAND OL OPRY, CMA AWARDS, THE RYAN SEACREST SHOW, etc. She has toured or recorded with ALABAMA, LORRIE MORGAN, LEE ANN WOMACK and SARA EVANS. Working around the clock in Nashville these days, she has made music her life.

For booking information on The Celebrity All Star Band or to book or hire this band for your wedding reception, college event, corporate function or concert, click on the Contact Us tab above.

Song List

Bad - Michael Jackson

In The Stone - Earth Wind & Fire

Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Sign Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder

Happy - Pharrell

Wanna Be Startin Somethin - Michael Jackson

You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon

Party In The USA - Miley Cyrus

Give It Away Now - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Bang Bang - Ariana Grande

That's The Way I Like It - KC & Sunshine Band

Get Down Tonight - KC & SUnshine Band

Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars

MEDLEY I

At Last                                               Etta James

24 K Magic                                        Bruno Mars

Lets Groove                                      Earth Wind & Fire

We Are The Champions                   Queen

Burning Down The House                Talking Heads

Walk this Way                                   Aerosmith/Run DMC

Apache                                              Sugar Hill Gang

Baby Got Back                                  Sir mix a lot

Sex Machine                                     James Brown

September                                        Earth Wind & Fire

Moves Like Jagger                           Maroon 5

Suit & Tie                                          Justin Timberlake

Treasure                                            Bruno Mars

I Wanna Dance With Somebody       Whitney Houston

Get Lucky                                          Daft Punk

Blurred Lines                                     Robin Thicke

Hey YA                                              Outkast

Knock On Wood                                Eddie Floyd

Its Yo Thang                                      Isley Brothers

I Feel Good                                       James Brown

When something is wrong                 Arron Neville/ Linda Ronstadt  

Wanna Be your Lover                       Prince

Sexy back                                         Justin Timberlake

Lets Dance                                       David Bowie

Another One bites the dust               Queen

Electric slide      

Cant Fight The Feeling                   Justin Timberlake

Domino                                              Jessie J

Superbass                                         Nikki Minaj

One Way Or Another                         Blondie

Shake it Off                                        Swift

Cant Hold Us                                     Macklemore

My Girl                                               Temptations

You Make My Dreams                       Hall & Oates

Teenage Dream                                Katy Perry

Ain't Nobody                                     Chaka Khan

Empire State Of Mind                       Jay Z

California Girls                                   Katy Perry

Tik Tok                                               Kesha

Dynomite                                           Taio Cruz

Only Girl In The World                       Rhianna

Party Rock Anthem                            LMFAO

 

Full Sample Set List Available Upon Request