You want some smooth grooving music that will get your head nodding along with the beat and your hips swaying along with the music? Well then you're in the right place because an R&B (Rhythm & Blues) Group is definitely what you're looking for. This music combines a little bit of rhythm and blues mixed with a pinch of jazz and soul that was perfected by greats like Nat King Cole, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, and Luther Vandross. Give your event a little rhythm and blues by booking one of these R&B Groups today.
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About Booking R&B Groups
R&B began in the 1940s as 'rhythm and blues music'. Early on, musicians recorded both jazz and R&B music, such as the swing band of Count Basie, who had a weekly live R&B broadcast from Harlem, NYC. Other pioneers of R&B music, or soul music as it was called, were Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, James Brown and Aretha Franklin. With the transition from soul to R&B in the 1980s, Luther Vandross, Prince and Whitney Houston rose in popularity. This newer contemporary R&B combined elements of soul, funk, dance, and hip hop. The abbreviation R&B is almost always used instead of the full rhythm and blues term, although contemporary R&B is also referred to as urban contemporary.
Some things to consider when hiring a R&B Group are to make sure you listen to audio and watch video clips. This will ensure that you truly do book the best for your next event! Next, you want to get references. Talk to people in the area about the band and get feedback. Finally, get a contract. Many professional R&B Groups require a deposit to secure them at your next event. Make sure to read through the contract carefully before contracting the band for your party.