Hot As A Pepper is your fun & funky dance, party & event band that plays classic to current hits across a variety of genres including Rock, Disco, Funk, Beach, Reggae and Country.
We provide a fun show that can be custom tailored to your event! Casual to formal - high energy or laid back...
Book us today and let's get the party started!!!
I,ve actually seen HAAP twice,outdoors for 4500 people and indoors at a local venue. These guys are the real deal! Excellent musicians that can go from The Temptations,Rick james and KC to Molly Hatchet,Van Morrison, and Van Halen without missing a beat. Greenville's most diversified band by far. This is definitely a band to grab your homegirl friends and go out to party with. My girlfriends had the best time listening to HAAP. On a scale of 1-10 we give them a 12! We couldn't stay off the dance floor.
Response from Hot As A Pepper:
Thanks so much!!!!! We appreciate you!
Saw them a month or so back in downtown Anderson. They were GREAT! We had an awesome time rocking out at my bff's birthday get together.
Heard they were going to be in Central and make the trip up to see them again.
Again an awesome show.
They play such a variety and something for everyone!
Can't wait to the next show!
Response from Hot As A Pepper:
I'm blushing! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share your review. And more importantly, thank you for sharing a bit of time hanging out with us!!!! We love you!
My friends and I loved this band! We stepped back in time to dance to some tunes from our younger days like "Get Down On It" and "Purple Rain" and enjoyed hearing current tunes as well. I was so impressed with the variety of their song list and they also welcomed song requests! Hot As A Pepper were considerate not to take long breaks as some bands make you wonder if they will return - so they kept the party lively! They appealed to all ages as this night club had all ages dancing and enjoying themselves. A great choice in bands!!
A thoroghly enjoyable evening listening to classic rock and others played well. Stong lead vocal all night and nice guitar work, Especially on Ban halen's Erruption. Thw band got into a nice dance groove in the second set and had the place hoppin and poppin. A good bunck of guys to listen to and support. Highly recommend checking them out
Response from Hot As A Pepper:
Thanks Bill so much!!!!! We loved having you there, and enjoy catching your show, "Two's Enough" when you are out playing and we are not!
Price Range: $500-$3000
Gig Length: 30 - 600 minutes
What to Expect
You should expect to see a group of middle-aged guys having a great time providing the music entertainment for your event!
We watch the crowd and try to determine what is moving them, dynamically. Sometimes we follow the setlist, and other times, we completely wing it based upon reaction.
Our audio is crisp and clear, our levels are not too loud, and we are a blast to interact with!
Hot As A Pepper is not your run-of-the-mill cover band churning out the same old tired songs from this music genre or that, with little or no emotion.
Hot As A Pepper brings high energy, fun, funky and upbeat music to your venue or event and plays what YOU want to hear. A variety of genres and generations are covered including including classic and current rock, pop, beach, funk, disco and country!
Our repertoire is so large that it allows us to create shows that might be mostly or all 70s, 80s, disco/funk/dance, etc.
We also will learn those MUST HAVE songs for YOUR event.
Ditch the DJ and go with LIVE MUSIC!
Be sure to add our "Habanero Horns" horn section as an option if you want the biggest impact possible.
Book HAAP for your next HAAPpening!
John M. Hoyt - Bass, Vocals, Guitar & Technology
Chip McDonald – Lead Vocals
Richard Young Jr. Guitar and vocals
Chris Eller – Drums
Tony Gardo – Keyboards, Sax & Vocals
The Habanero Horns (highly recommended horn section addition):
Ed Wimberly - Trumpet
Ryan Kouvolo - Saxophones
Additional Booking Notes
We can provide audio for up to 200 people indoors or small outdoor areas with our own equipment.
Our PA is digital, no "snake" running across the floor, no mixing console sitting in the middle of the house. We provide our own audio/light person.
For larger venues or events, we work with several pro audio solution providers who can offer reasonable rates, or we can work with your provider.
Here's just a few of the songs you might hear at one of our shows - This list changes regularly....
Please note we can learn and perform most songs for your event!
American Band Grand Funk Railroad
Angel (Joker) Shaggy
Angel Eyes Jeff Healy
Another Brick in the Wall Pink Floyd
Back in Love Again LTD
Bad Mama Jamma Carl Carlson
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Boogie Shoes KC & The Sunshine Band
Born to be Wild Steppenwolf
Breakdown Tom Petty
Brick House Commodores
Bright Lights Matchbox 20
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Can't Get Enough of Your Love Bad Company
Can't You See Marshall Tucker Band
Carolina Baby John M. Hoyt & HAAP
Centerfold J. Giels Band
Crazy Train Ozzy
Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me Elton John
Don't You Forget About Me Simple Minds
Drift Away Dobie Gray / Uncle Kracker
Dukes of Hazzard Theme Waylon Jennings
Everybody Talks Neon Trees
Family Tradition Hank Williams Jr.
Feel Like Makin Love Bad Company
Folsom Prison Johnny Cash
Forget You (F#%* You) Cee Lo Green
Get Down On It Kool & The Gang
Get Down Tonight / That’s Way KC & The Sunshine Band
Get Lucky Daft Punk
Gimme Three Steps Skynyrd
Give it to me Baby Rick James
Hella Good Gwen Stefani / No Doubt
Hey Jealousy Gin Blossoms
Higher Ground Stevie Wonder / RHCP
Honkey Tonk Woman The Rolling Stones
I Feel Good James Brown
I want you to want me Cheap Trick
Jennie (phone number hidden) Tommy Tutone
Keep Your Hands to Yourself Georgia Satellites
Last Dance with Mary Jane Tom Petty
Long Train Running Doobie Brothers
Melt With You Modern English
Moondance Van Morrison
Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
My Girl The Temptations
No Matter What Badfinger
Not My Time Three Doors Down
Panama Van Halen
Paralyzer / Relax Finger 11
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Pride and Joy Sevie Ray Vaughan
Purple Rain Prince
Relax / Paralyzer Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Rock This Town The Stray Cats
Running down a dream Tom Petty
Satisfy Suzie (John Sings) Lonnie Mack / Stevie Ray
She Hates Me Puddle of Mudd
She’s So Mean Matchbox 20
Simple Man Skynyrd
Some Kinda Wonderful Grand Funk Railroad
Spooky Atlanta Rhythm Section
Standing on Shaky Ground (John Sings) Delbert McClinton
Surfing With the Alien Joe Satriani
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
Sweet Home Alabama Skynyrd
Sweet Home Chicago Robert Johnson
Toes Zac Brown
Twist & Shout Phil Medley / Bert Berns
Two Princes Spin Doctors
Two Tickets to Paradise Eddie Money
Under the Boardwalk The Drifters
Vehicle Ides of March
Wanted Dead or Alive Bon Jovi
Werewolves of London Warren Zevon
Wild Night John Cougar Mellencamp
Wonderful Tonight – Start slow – punk it up G Eric Clapton
Word Up (John Sings) Cameo
Workin’ For A Livin Huey Lewis & The News
Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You Alan Parsons
YMCA The Village People
Young Blood Bad Company
|John M. Hoyt||Bass Guitar - Vocals - Technology|
|Richard Young Jr.||Guitar - Vocals|
|Robbie Bryant||Keyboards - Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
KC & The Sunshine Band
Kool & The Gang
The Stray Cats
Gwen Stefani / No Doubt
John Cougar Mellencamp
A Taste of Honey
Hall & Oates
Brooks & Dunn
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Frankie Goes to Hollywood
A flat area to setup!
People to play for!
120 volts AC near stage (minimum 20 amps) or a generator
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