FLOYD & the FLYBOYS is a 9-piece* band whose line-up includes vocals/percussion, guitar/voc, keyboards/voc, bass/voc, drums, trumpet, trombone, tenor/alto sax, & baritone sax. *(Also available as a 7-pc., and a 4- or 5-pc. band called “Rhythm Crewe”). The group’s repertoire spans 8 decades, including a choice mix of classic covers, rare gems, and award-winning originals.
The band has been together for 25 YRS., has a huge repertoire, and is unique in its ability to provide a number of different show formats to suit a given audience, venue, or event theme. Formats include Variety/Dance, All R&B (Motown/soul/funk), Classic Rock, All Blues, New Orleans Mardi Gras, 1940’s Swing, Jazz Octet,etc.
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FLOYD & the FLYBOYS is a nine piece* band whose line-up includes vocals/percussion, guitar/vocals, keyboards/vocals, bass/vocals, drums, and a horn section consisting of trumpet, trombone, tenor/alto saxophones, and baritone sax. *Floyd & the Flyboys is also available as a smaller 7-piece unit and larger combos of 10 or 11 pcs. (including female vocals and/or percussion). The band also works as a 4- or 5-pc. unit called “Rhythm Crewe,” and offers various solos, duos, and trios as well. The group’s repertoire spans eight decades, and includes a choice mix of classic covers, rare gems, and award-winning originals.
A list of band member credits reads like a Who’s Who of the music industry, including artists such as Ray Charles, Tower of Power, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Lyle Lovett, Brian Setzer, Eagles, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Four Tops, Elvin Bishop, Sting, The Coasters, Louis Jordan, Brothers Johnson, Chaka Kahn & Rufus, Buddy Miles, Lou Rawls, Buddy Rich, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Don Henley, Spencer Davis, Little Richard, and many others.
Since its formation in 1990, FLOYD & the FLYBOYS has become a house favorite at countless night club and concert venues, delighted audiences at music festivals, fairs, private and corporate events, entertainment industry functions, charity benefits, etc., and has written and recorded music for numerous TV and film projects.
The band is unique in its ability to provide a number of different show formats to suit a given audience, venue, or event theme, all of which are performed with energy, precision, and uncompromising stylistic authenticity. Along with our Variety/Dance presentation (which can include all styles from the ‘40s to the 2000s), we offer formats including All R&B (Motown/soul/funk), Classic Rock, All Blues, New Orleans Mardi Gras, R&B/ Blues, 1940’s Swing, Jazz Octet, and All Original.
FLOYD & the FLYBOYS has established a reputation as a super-tight, versatile, good-time music band that can please the most discriminating audiences (and cross over a wide range of demographics). The band has been praised for its musical integrity, and is respected throughout the entertainment industry (FLOYD & the FLYBOYS was the #1 rated R&B/blues band in a music industry poll conducted by Music Connection Magazine). The band prides itself on polished performances, exciting arrangements, and that intangible chemistry that results in “feel” or “soul…” It’s something you just can’t fake.
What They're Saying About Floyd & the Flyboys:
"Seeing FLOYD & the FLYBOYS perform, it’s clear the guys’ work is a labor of love; judging by the typical audience response, the feeling is contagious…Whether it’s classic rock & soul, pop, swing, blues, jazz, funk, or New Orleans R&B, no one does it all like FLOYD & the FLYBOYS!"
“... Floyd & the Flyboys delivers the goods... Industry insiders have considered Floyd & the Flyboys among the top unsigned talent on the SoCal music scene for some time, and it is certainly one of the most polished bands you'll ever see performing in a club, so catch 'em while you can in an intimate setting - and why not make it this weekend at St. Mark's or Sagebrush Cantina?”
“... a killer nine-piece band ... Along with great songwriting and arranging, Floyd & the Flyboys owes its sound to strong vocals and a super-tight rhythm section - with phat, sass, and sparkle courtesy of the 'Fly-by-Night Horns.'
... Expect a show that is consistently solid, top-to-bottom ... Highly recommended!”
On behalf of the City of El Segundo, I would like to thank you and your band for an afternoon of GREAT MUSIC. The performance you provided for our summer concert series was truly stellar, and the department is still receiving compliments regarding your July 9th show. It was our pleasure to have you join our concert season this year, and we certainly hope to have you back.
Once again, thank you so very much.
Thank you again for helping to make my clients’ event a wonderful success. Floyd & the Flyboys were “kick-ass” great, and your talent and professionalism were key to the ambience of the evening and made the day for everyone concerned that much more special.
I look forward to working together again soon.
Lynn Weaver, InterWeave Events
It is a great pleasure to offer our full endorsement and recommendation of Floyd and the Flyboys. The group has been performing for our Oktoberfest for three years running with, hopefully, many more years to come. Steve and the band have always been consummate professionals, they arrive on time, set up quickly, are flexible and work with the stage manager if the schedule has to adjust a bit, and they always maintain a pleasant attitude during what sometimes is a very hectic arena.
Floyd and the Flyboys contribute tremendously to the experience of our attendees and as this is our fundraiser, it is imperative that we deliver a quality show each and every time. I believe that when we advertise Floyd and the Flyboys will be appearing, they bring people in from around the county.
Anyone working with Floyd and the Flyboys can expect top level performances by first rate professionals.
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