The Celebrity All Star Band
You can reach for the stars with CAB - AKA The Celebrity Allstars!
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.
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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
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
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