2017 Street Dance
THE ATLANTA ALLSTARS
“You bring the people; The Atlanta Allstars will bring the party.”
The Atlanta Allstars are an absolute, out of this world dance band, perfect for wedding receptions and private parties with an outstanding cast of superb musicians and vocalists. This excellent wedding band is geared to please any audience, ranging from hip-hop, to classic jazz, big band and swing, from intimate settings to major events and concerts. Every member of this star studded cast, is a seasoned veteran in all aspects of music, including musical productions and recordings.
The Atlanta Allstars consist of ten to twelve outstanding musicians, with horns and is fronted by the most incredible lead vocalist and entertainer in this business. The party band also has two amazing female vocalists. With every member in the fabulous dance band also being vocalists, there are limitless possibilities for a song list. And this live band takes full advantage of that fact. One of the southeast’s top wedding bands, The Atlanta Allstars will take your event to the next level.
The lead singer, Darren Leslie, is no stranger to audiences and event coordinators nationwide. He has graced the stage with some of the biggest names in the music industry, performing with Kool & The Gang, The Temptations, Debbie Gibson, Jewel and the SOS Band. Darren has been the lead vocalist, choreographer and producer of many of Atlanta’s best party bands for over seven years prior to creating the Allstars. Darren wrote the title song “Yes We Can” which was performed at President Barak Obama’s inauguration. Darren has been a band consultant for The Atlanta Sound Band, Atlanta Rhythm And Groove and a host of others in the Atlanta Market. Whether doing background vocals, being an opening act, or even being a member of the event, Darren Leslie is simply one of the most exciting and interactive artists to date. Who else could pull Virginia’s Governor Timothy Kaine on stage to sing “My Girl”? Who would have the nerve to convince First Lady Laura Bush to show off some dance moves of her own? Simply put, there’s no event to big or small for this man, or this live band.
2017 Daytime Entertainment
2016 ACM “New Vocal Duo/ Group of the Year” nominee Parmalee is one of Country music’s most successful new acts: The Platinum-selling band of brothers is one of only three groups since 2001 to earn three consecutive Top 10 singles from a debut Country album. Since its debut at Country radio, Parmalee has earned over 305 million Pandora streams, 51 million plays on Spotify, over 31 million YouTube/ VEVO views, and 1.4 million Shazam subscribers.
Heralded as “Country Music’s Breakout Stars” by MSN Entertainment, Parmalee has supported Brad Paisley and Jake Owen on national tours while finding time to perform on NBC’s TODAY show, The Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson, FOX & Friends, MLB Central’s Studio 21, The Queen Latifah Show and more. Now Parmalee – comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas (lead vocals/guitar and drums, respectively), cousin Barry Knox (bass) and life-long best friend Josh McSwain (guitar) – returns with the lead single from its sophomore album, the universal hometown anthem, “Roots,” which is sure to propel them into Country music superstardom. For more information, visit: http://www.parmalee.com
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DARIN & BROOKE ALDRIDGE
Husband and wife duo Darin & Brooke Aldridge draw on the traditions of their native North Carolina, the savvy of a young, gifted band and their own dedication to ingenuity to create the most adventurous album of their career with their latest release, Faster & Farther.
The duo has placed several tracks at the top of the charts on Americana/Roots, SiriusXM, Bluegrass and Gospel charts. They have received multiple nominations from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPGBMA) and Inspirational Country Music (ICM). Their music videos “Wildflower” and “Tennessee Flat Top Box” were heavily featured on outlets including CMT, CMT Edge, GAC, Bluegrass Ridge TV and The Bluegrass Situation. TV appearances include PBS, Great American Gospel, The Bluegrass Road, Presley’s Country Jubilee, RFD-TV, Rural-TV, Daystar Network, Blue Highways TV, Songs of the Mountain, Woodsongs and Music City Roots.
Both highly acclaimed vocalists in their own right, Darin and Brooke combine rich harmonies with impeccable musicianship to create the unmistakable sound that has made them one of the hottest young acts in acoustic music and they’ve surrounded themselves with a band of equally amazing pickers. Darin spent 6 years as a member of the acclaimed County Gentleman and is a highly sought-after multi-instrumentalist. Brooke has been lauded for having one of the most powerful voices in music of any genre.
“There’s a lot about the new generation of bluegrass that sure is inspiring. And Darin and Brooke are two of my favorites of this great new generation. I’m flattered that they included me in their new record and even better, to find out they are equally as great as people.”
“Brooke asserts herself as one of the more powerful female vocalists on the scene…”
“Husband and wife duo Darin & Brooke Aldridge have carved out one of the fastest rising careers on the acoustic music scene today.” ~Billboard Magazine
Snapshots, their highly acclaimed previous album, made its debut at the #8 spot on The Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart in April of 2016 and by May the first single “Tennessee Flat Top Box” had claimed the #1 position on the Bluegrass Today Chart. They ended the year by placing two songs from the album at #1 and earning critical praise in Bluegrass, Contemporary Christian and Americana.
Their new project, Faster & Farther, their 7th album, is set to be released on February 10, 2017 on the Mountain Home Music Company label. It is rooted in the stellar musicianship of Darin and Brooke’s bluegrass and gospel background. Faster and Farther showcases appearances by special guest artists like New Grass Revival/Doobie Brothers legend, close friend, mentor and 2016 touring partner John Cowan, New Grass Revival member Pat Flynn, Country Music Hall of Famer and close friend Vince Gill, Union Station bassist Barry Bales and more.
Darin and Brooke enjoyed the busiest touring year of their career in 2016 with shows pairing them with previously mentioned John Cowan for 26 theatre and high profile festival dates spanning the country, 16 theatre dates with Country Music Hall of Famer Jimmy Fortune, a Ryman appearance with Vince Gill and several festival/theatre stops with Pat Flynn. They also shared the stage with the likes of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founding members John McEuen and Jimmie Fadden, Country/Bluegrass legend Marty Raybon, Platinum selling Country star John Berry and Blue Highway members Jason Burleson and Tim Stafford. 2017 will find them accelerating their touring, highlighted by a coveted main stage appearance at Merlefest as well as a repeat visit to Songs of the Mountain for a nationally syndicated PBS appearance.
The Aldridge’s are mainstays on radio charts with singles routinely maintaining top chart positions well after their release.
2016 Georgia Music Awards Female Artist of the Year
Kicking off the afternoon of entertainment for 2017 Peanut Proud Festival, the 2016 Georgia Music Awards Female Artist of the Year, RYN!
“Artists like Prince, Sly and the Family Stone, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Otis Redding laid the foundation for her love of the funk and soul music. Bands like Led Zepplin and the Black Crowes, and Stevie Ray Vaughan were the seeds that planted her rock and roll roots. She was also born and raised in rural southwest Georgia, so the education and appreciation of classic country music were a part of her everyday life.”