An "Awesome" wedding, party, and dance band. With music designed for your event, these professional musicians perform current Top 40, Motown, R&B, Soul, 70's/80's Disco, Carolina Beach, Jazz and Big Band for all ages. As Specialist in wedding receptions, corporate and private events, reunions, festivals and outdoor concerts, this Magnificent Band travels with a full production of sound and lights, and a DJ upon request. You have the option of selecting the type of music you want to be performed, so your event will be remembered Forever. Call now and reserve this band for your "special" day. It's time to call. Call Now! Call Now!! Call Now!!!!
We celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary on August 10th at our home on the Lake and my Husband hired Johnny White and The Elite Band to perform as a Anniversary present to me! We have heard them perform over the years but this time they outdid themselves (if that's possible). They came early and were prepared, dressed to impressed and did not disappoint. Mr. White is a soft spoken gentleman but a very powerful band leader and singer. We received so many compliments....just amazing! We loved your performance! Thanks for making our dreams a reality. We hope to have you back again soon.
Johnny and his band were a great hit at the car show. Most car shows do not have a live band, but we did. Weddings are definitely NOT the only thing they do. The crowd was pleased and well entertained. I certainly hope we can have them back next year.
I recommended Johnny White and The Elite Band to several of my friends who are having weddings and anniversary celebrations. All my guest were amazed at their performance and sound. They entertainedmy guest way beyond their expectation. They were just amazing.!!!
This band is awesome!! The band, singers, dance moves, and the lights, all had my small audience on the dance floor! Out of about 60 attendees, 50 of us were on the dance floor! They sound great!! This band is great for any type of event! They are very professional from the beginning to the end! I can not wait to have them again!
Johnny White and The Elite Band performed our corporate Christmas party. Not only was the band exciting, but there choice of music for our diverse employees was excellent. The band was high energy, the ladies were very elegant and it was a none stop party. I was quit impress with how early the band arrived to prepare, making sure that their music would not be too loud and they were totally organized before our guest arrived. I would highly recommend this band to anyone having a corporate event.
I booked Johnny White and his Elite Band for our family reunion. To say that they put on a "stellar" performance is an understatement. What impressed me the most was that they came in early to set up their equipment, check their sound and were out of our way when the majority of my family members arrived. Not only did they play music for our adults, but they played music that our younger children recognized and danced too as well. I can tell you this, Johnny White and The Elite Band put on a show that all my family, both young and old, are still talking about. I highly recommend this fabulous group to anyone who wants to have a "real" party.
I have seen this band so many times over the years and I've never been disappointed. I could honestly write many reviews. I currently live in Fayetteville, N.C. and I travel to see this band whenever they are near. I have even traveled to other states when they have performed. That should say it all! I love the reaction and comments of the crowd whenever they play. I have even run into people that I've seen at their shows before and they are always excited to see them perform! Excellent band! I will continue to go and see them whenever I can!
I love Johnny White & The Elite Band. I have been following them for many years now because I enjoy their shows. He is a good looking, soulful singer with a great and entertaining band, It is hard to find a group these days that actually sing, and Johnny White has one of the
finest voices I've ever heard.
Impressive, entertaining and down right outstanding. The show is amazing from start to finish. Johnny and his band really know how to keep the crowd entertained. From arriving well ahead of time to make sure that everything is properly set up and the sound is right to being dressed to the max. They play a variety of music that caters to everyone. I can guarantee you will not go wrong nor will you be disappointed with Johnny White & The Elite Band
It's been a while but I have heard Johnny and his band on many occasions over the years. I have never been disappointed with the show he delivers! It's fun, engaging and always on point. Professionalism on every hand including early setup, dressed to the max, music and choreography delightful and you will not see him or his band members performing intoxicated. If you want real music and real musicians, I recommend Johnny White & The Elite Band!
Johnny White & The Elite Band preformed for our my 29th anniversary. It was a wonderfull experience. Whenever we are in the area we look to see where the band is playing
Johnny White & The Elite Band were absolutely wonderful at my daughters graduation party. Their music was tailored for everyone from the children to the older adults. They were exciting to hear and watch, and I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to have a "real" party.
Mr. Johnny White and The Elite Band are the consummate professionals!!! They provided the entertainment for our family reunion banquet on Saturday night. I was more than pleased with their performance because as chairperson of the entertainment committee, it was up to me to provide my family with quality entertainment. If there is a more suitable word than quality, please inject it here because that is what Mr. White and his band provided for us. It was a pleasure to negotiate with him. We had a limited budget but he amicably worked with us. During the course of the evening, if a family member requested a particular song that wasn't on their list for the evening, they performed it without a problem. What impressed us the most was that Mr. White and the band were enjoying themselves while they were performing. You can really tell that they LOVE what they do and are totally committed to putting on a quality show. That speaks volumes to me about Mr. White's leadership. They looked terrific, they sounded terrific . . . I don't know what more I can say about them except they are GREAT !!! I'd recommend them to anyone who's looking for a band that will give them some great entertainment.
I only recommend the very best and Johnny White & The Elite Band have my total endorsement as a Polished Professional group of quality entertainers. They deliver every time!
What to Expect
The combination of singing and high energy choreography allows the spectator to become a part of the show.
Considered by many as one of the most exciting show/dance bands in the music business. Specialist in wedding receptions,corporate conventions,private parties, festivals, reunions, and any type affair that requires a 'first class' presentation. Serving as an opening act for many national artist over the years, the group consist of a male and female lead vocalist, three awesome female background singers, and a four or five piece backup band. Traveling as far away as Alaska, the group tours with a full production of sound and lights to any venue a client is willing to pay for musical services. Available with 7, 9, 0r 13 performers.
Additional Booking Notes
Johnny White & The Elite Band
1. The building or hall must be unlocked and available, and staging in place no less than four (4) hours prior to the starting time of the engagement or designated set-up time specified on the contract. Failure to do so may result in a delay in the starting time of the performance.
2. Presenter to provide eight (8) separate 115 volt dedicated AC circuits on separate circuit breakers, of no less than 20 amps each, for the EXCLUSIVE use of the Artist.
If this power arrangement is not available, the Artist travels with his own electrical distribution box, designed to plug into a NEMA 10-50R, 250 volt receptacle, with 50 amp over current protection.
3. Payment to be made in cash or check (certified, corporate, or school: No Personal Checks, please) payable to Johnny White or ShowTranz, Inc. Check the contract for any special payment instructions.
4. Presenter to provide two (2) private changing rooms to accommodate Artist comfortably. Rooms should be stocked at load-in with ice, cups, water, “not from concentrate” orange juice and soft drinks. The rooms should contain a mirror, table, clothes rack, and enough chairs to seat the band (see contract for number of performers).
5. Presenter to provide one (1) large skirted eight (8) foot heavy-duty table for the sound and light equipment and three chairs for the engineers.
6. To perform the maximum, Artist needs a stage at least twenty-four (24) feet wide, sixteen (16) feet deep, and one (1) to two (2) feet in height. A smaller stage will be considered, but the presenter should make an effort to insure as much staging area as possible.
7. For public engagements, radio, television, poster, newspaper, and marquee advertising should be employed at least two (2) weeks prior to the performance date.
8. Presenter to provide a hot meal for all band members and staff.
9. Presenter to provide at least four (4) parking spaces for the Artist’s equipment truck
and tour bus.
10. Presenter to provide full disclosure of any special rules or regulations regarding the venue.
Past Booked Events
|April 18, 2015||Wedding Reception|
Dance and Party Music
Alabama- When We Make Love
Alabama- I Love You Enough To Let You Go
Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
Al Green – Love And Happiness
Alicia Keys – Like You’ll Never See Me Again
Alicia Keys – No One
Angie Stone – I Ain’t Hearing You
Aretha Franklin – Chain Of Fools
Aretha Franklin – Freeway Of Love
Aretha Franklin – Natural Woman
Aretha Franklin – Respect
Aretha Franklin – Rock Steady
Aretha Franklin – Think
Barry White – Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love
Barry White – First, Last, My Everything
Beyonce’ – Crazy In Love
Beyonce’ – Single Ladies
Blue Magic – I Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely
Blue Magic – Side Show
Blue Magic – Stop To Start
Bobby Brown – Don’t Be Cruel
Bobby Brown – Every Little Step
Bobby Brown – My Perrogative
Bobby Womack – Harry Hippie
Bobby Womack – If You Think You’re Lonely Now
Bobby Womack – Looking For A Love
Bobby Womack – Nobody Wants You
Bobby Womack – That’s The Way I Feel About You
Brothers Johnson – Get The Funk Outta My Face
Brothers Johnson – Stomp
Brick- Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody
Bruno Mars- Locked Out Of Heaven
Bruno Mars- Uptown Funk
Bruno Mars- That's What I Like
Cameo – Candy
Cameo – Single Life
Cameo – Word Up
Carl Carlton – Mama Jama
Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
Chaka Khan – Sweet Thing
Chaka Khan – Whatcha Gonna Do For Me
Cheryl Lynn – Encore
Cheryl Lynn – To Be Real
Chic – Freak Out
Chic – Good Times
Chic – I Want Your Love
Chyna Mcclain- Dynomite
Cupid – Cupid Shuffle
Dazz Band – Whip It
Dennis Edwards – Don’t Look Any Further
Donna Summer – Bad Girls
Donna Summer – Dim All The Lights
Donna Summer – Hard For The Money
Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
Earth, Wind, & Fire – In The Stone
Earth, Wind, & Fire – Let’s Groove Tonight
Earth, Wind, & Fire – On Your Face
Earth, Wind, & Fire – September
Earth, Wind, & Fire – Shining Star
Eddie Floyd – Knock On Wood
Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love
Emotions – Ain’t No Sunshine
Emotions – Best Of My Love
Emotions – I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love
Envogue- Hold On
Envogue – Never Gonna Get It
Eric Clapton- Wonderful Tonight
Etta James- At Last
Evelyn Champagne King – I’m In Love
Evelyn Champagne King – Shame
Evelyn Champagne King- Love Come Down
Excape – Tonight
Fergie – Big Girls Don’t Cry
For Real – You Don’t Know Nothing
Four Tops – Baby I Need Your Loving
Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself
Four Tops – Reach Out
Four Tops – Same Old Song
Four Tops – Standing In The Shadows Of Love
Frank Sinatra- The Way You Look Tonight
Frank Sinatra- New York New York
Frank Sinatra- Fly Me To The Moon
Frankie Beverly & Maze – Before I Let Go
Frankie Beverly & Maze – Running Away
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Heard It Through The Grapevine
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Love Overboard
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Midnight Train To Georgia
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Neither One Of Us
Gladys Knight & The Pips – You’re The Best Thing
Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing
Isley Brothers – Voyage To Atlantis
Isley Brothers – Who’s That Lady
Jackie Moore – This Time Baby
James Brown – Funky Good Time
James Brown – Living In America
James Brown – Sex Machine
Jeffery Osborne – Back In Love
Katy Perry – Fireworks
Katy Perry – Hot & Cold
Kc & The Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight
Kc & The Sunshine Band – Shake Your Booty
Kc & The Sunshine Band – That’s The Way I Like It
Kem- Why Would You Stay
Kenny Rogers- Crazy
Kenny Rogers- Through The Years
Keri Hilson – Pretty Girl Rock
Kool & The Gang – Celebration
Kool & The Gang – Fresh
Kool & The Gang – Funky Stuff
Kool & The Gang – Get Down Tonight
Kool & The Gang – Hollywood Swinging
Kool & The Gang – Jungle Boogie
Kool & The Gang – Ladies Night
Kool & The Gang – Tonight
Kool & The Gang – Victory
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Lady Gaga – Just Dance
Lady Gaga – Poker Face
Lakeside – All The Way Live
Lakeside – Fantastic Voyage
Larry Graham – Just Be My Lady
Larry Graham – One In A Million
Lionel Ritchie – All Night Long
Lou Rawls- You Gonna Miss My Lovin
Louie Armstrong- Wonderful World
Luther Vandross – Here And Now
Luther Vandross – I’d Rather
Luther Vandross – Love The One You’re With
Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
Lynyrd Skynyrd- Simple Man
Marcia Griffith – Electric Slide
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Dancing In The Street
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Heat Wave
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Jimmy Mack
Marvin Gaye – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye – Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing
Marvin Gaye – Heard It Through The Grapevine
Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
Marvin Gaye – Pride & Joy
Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
Marvin Gaye – Stubborn Kind Of Fella
Mary J Blige – Just Fine
Mary J Blige – Let’s Get Crump
Mary J Blige- Don't Mind
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Michael Jackson – Shake Your Body To The Ground
Michael Jackson – The Way You Make Me Feel
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Michael Jackson – You Wanna Be Starting Something
Montel Jordan – This Is How We Do It
Natalie Cole – This Will Be
Natalie Cole – Unforgettable
Ohio Players – Fire
Ohio Players – Roller Coaster
Ohio Players – Skin Tight
Outkast – Hey Ya
Outkast – I Like The Way You Move
Patrice Rushin – Forget Me Not
Patrice Rushin – Haven’t You Heard
Patti Labelle – Right Kinda Lover
Patti Labelle – Talk About Love
Patti Labelle – You Are My Friend
Peabo Bryson – Did You Ever Know
Peabo Bryson – My Heart Belongs To You
Prince – 1999(2009)
Prince – Controversy
Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover
R Kelly- Feelin Single
Rhianna – Only Girl In The World
Rhianna – Please Don’t Stop The Music
Rick James – Give It To Me Baby
Rick James – Super Freak
Rick James – You And I
Sam & Dave – Hold On, I’m Coming
Sam & Dave – Soul Man
Sam & Dave – When Something’s Wrong
Sam & Dave – You Don’t Know Like I Know
Sister Sledge – We Are Family
Smokie Robinson – Tracks Of My Tears
Spinners – Could It Be I’m Falling In Love
Spinners – I’ll Be Around
Spinners – Sadie
Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There
Stephanie Mills – I Never Knew Love
Stevie Wonder – All I Do
Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
Supremes – Baby Love
Supremes – Back In My Arms Again
Supremes – Can’t Hurry Love
Supremes – Come See About Me
Supremes – Stop In The Name Of Love
Supremes – Upside Down
Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go
Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie
Teena Marie – Lover Girl
Teena Marie – Square Biz
The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
The Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get Started
The Blues Brothers – Shout
The Chi-lites – A Letter To Myself
The Chi-lites – Have You Seen Her
The Chi-lites – Oh Girl
The Commodores – Brickhouse
The Commodores – Easy
The Delfonics – Break Your Promise
The Delfonics – Didn’t I Blow Your Mind
The Delfonics – La La Means (I Love You)
The Gap Band – Burn Rubber
The Gap Band – Drop The Bomb
The Gap Band – Early In The Morning
The Gap Band – Outstanding
The Jackson 5 – Beat It
The Jackson 5 – Dancing Machine
The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
The Jackson 5 – The Love You Save
The Jones Girls – Who Can I Run Too
The Moments – Love On A Two Way Street
The O’jays – Backstabbers
The O’jays – I Love Music
The O’jays – Love Train
The O’jays – Money, Money
The O’jays – She Used To Be My Girl
The Pointer Sisters – I’m So Excited
The Stylistics – Betcha By Golly, Wow
The Stylistics – Break Up To Make Up
The Stylistics – Daddy’s Little Girl
The Stylistics – Stone In Love With You
The Stylistics – Stop, Look, Listen
The Stylistics – You Are Everything
The Stylistics – You Make Me Feel Brand New
The Temptations – Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
The Temptations – Beauty’s Only Skin Deep
The Temptations – Don’t Look Back
The Temptations – I Wish It Would Rain
The Temptations – I’m Losing You
The Temptations – My Girl
The Temptations – My Lady Soul
The Temptations – Since I Lost My Baby
The Temptations – Stay
The Temptations – The Way You Do The Things You Do
The Temptations – This Is My Promise
The Tramps – Disco Inferno
The Whispers – And The Beat Goes On
The Whispers – It’s A Love Thing
The Whispers – Rock Steady
Thelma Houston – Don’t Leave Me This Way
Tom Browne – Jamaica Funk
Tyrone Davis – Can I Change My Mind
Tyrone Davis – Is It Something That She’s Got
Tyrone Davis – Turn Back The Hands Of Time
Van Morrison- Into The Mystic
V.i.c.- The Wobble
Vickie Sue Robinson – Turn The Beat Around
Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight
Whitney Houston - So Emotional
Whitney Houston- How Will I Know
Whitney Houston- I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Whitney Houston – I’ll Always Love You
Whitney Houston – I’m Every Woman
Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
Wilson Pickett – Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett – Mustang Sally
|Robert Gray||Music Director|
Influences & Inspiration
Earth, Wind, and Fire, James Brown, Gladys Knight, The O'Jays, Luther Vandross, Barry White, The Temptations and Aretha Franklin.
Band Rider on website
From: Sally Anglin
Date: 01/06/09 12:45:19
To: Johnny White
Subject: RE: Follow up
Hello Mr. White,
I think the party on New Year’s Eve went very, very well. Both the members and staff thoroughly enjoyed your band. I appreciate your attention to detail and conscious efforts to make sure the sound was appropriate. I will look forward to another opportunity to work with you in the near future.
You were absolutely fabulous at our wedding reception and really made the party. You are more than welcome to use me as a reference in the future.
They were terrific as usual. We are going to book them again for next year
definitely - I will be fired if I ever use another band - tell Johnny he can
never retire until I leave the YW.
I am going to book them for next year, but we are seriously considering
moving it from a Thursday to a Friday.
Director of Development
YWCA of Asheville
To: Johnny White & The Elite
Subject: Re: Follow up!!!!!!
I am sorry I did not have a chance to talk with you after the dance - everything was just so hectic!
You and your band were absolutely FABULOUS! I had so many people comment on how good the band was. I even have friends who have played in bands their entire lives and they were coming up to me giving me the thumbs up and asking "who got that band???? -- they are really great!!!!!"
I can't even begin to tell you how much we enjoyed it. If you ever need a reference, you can surely use my name!
AMAZING BAND!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Wedding Date: 05/24/08
Review Date: 10/01/08
Johnny White and the Elite Band are amazing! By far, the best investment we could have made for the wedding. They are exciting, professional, vocal, and easy to get along with. I live in a small town and you see the same people when someone gets married. Most of the time, people stand around in a corner bored. NOT WITH JOHNNY WHITE! The band was dynamic and played a great variety of music. People danced, danced, and danced some more. I have had so many wonderful compliments about Johnny White and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this professional band to anyone looking for great entertainment.
To: Johnny White
Subject: Thank you
Heard so many wonderful comments around town about the band. Everyone loved it! People who weren't at the party were envious of those who
were. We really had a great time and the Johnny White Elite Band made it happen. Thank you.
Musical style was dynamic, was complimentary to the event...Superb!
Review Date: 09/26/08
Johnny White and the Elite Band are just awesome. We have had them for several bookings and each and every time they deliver, beyond our expectations. They kept the crowd moving the entire night. Guests did not want to leave the venue...they wanted more and more. This band is definitely the ultimate show band and sure to leave a memorable impression on your guests for years to come. Vanessa Ragin-Boatright Manning, SC/Spartanburg, SC
To: Johnny White
Subject: RE: Follow Up
Thank You for the tremendous performance during our Holiday Party.
Johnny White, Shirl, Allegro, and the Elite Band brought the music, energy, and sound that made the evening special. We've heard so many compliments from our employees this morning.
Just a outstanding performance !!!
Subject: German Club
A big Thank you to you and your band! You guys were perfect!!!!!!!! The senior club absolutely loved you. I have never seen them dance like they danced last night. You kept the program interesting enough for the younger crowd as well. You put on a fabulous show! Thank you also for putting up with me. I had no idea how to run things, my husband kept telling me “this is not the first dinner they have played at, they know what they are doing!” And you truly did! You were a hit with young and old!