We are a Motown and Earth, Wind& Fire Tribute Band as well as a Corporate & Wedding Band. The Ray Howard Band brings the class, sass and excitement to ANY event.
The Ray Howard Band is here to make your event memorable!
Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions
Private functions and Parties
Motown Tribute Shows
Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute Shows
Milestone birthday parties
I've had the pleasure of watching the performers of the Ray Howard Band several times. Each time they thrill me more. The lead singer, Ray, hits those high notes and I just love it!! The back-up singers are beautiful, soulful and graceful. The musician are a perfect match for them. I am looking forward to the next event I'll be able to attend.
The group performed at my husband's retirement party and by the way the heads were bobbing I knew they were a hit. Our guests really enjoyed the music and I will book them again!
I saw the Ray Howard Band two years in a row; September 2015 and 2016, at the Students Without Mothers Charity Event. They were phenomenal! I love their energy and engagement with the audience. The music was energetic, rhythmic, and sounded very professional. People were singing and dancing and having a great time during the show, each year. The second year I heard several people (including myself) were excited to have the Ray Howard Band for the entertainment.
As an event planner, you endeavor to align yourself with great vendors. The Ray Howard Band has proven themselves to be a vendor that I can refer to my clients and expect nothing but the best performance/service each time. They are excellent performers who brought Motown alive at the Brooks Wedding. My clients were extremely satisfied with the band and said that they made their special day memorable!
Hats off to the Ray Howard Band and the excellent service they offer to their clients.
Bradley's Creations Atlanta
I've had the pleasure of seeing The Ray Howard band perform on multiple occasions. Their live performance is so dynamic and the wide range of of their repertoire is remarkable!! Every time I see them perform I find myself singing and dancing along with them for the whole set. I can't remember the last time I've witnessed a live band with such energy and class. The Ray Howard Band is definitely a Class Act!!!
We hired Ray Howard and a Touch of Elegance to perform at my mother's birthday celebration. He did not disappoint! He is a true professional He arrived on time. He had the perfect song selections for a mixed audience of all ages. Ray and his team were very friendly, courteous and really down to earth. Ray Howard is an excellent singer with impressive vocal range. He knew how to engage the audience and had everyone on their feet! My mom really loved his performance! I highly recommend Ray Howard as entertainer.
Price Range: $2500-10,000
Gig Length: 120 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Anyone who has an opportunity to come to one of our shows, always walks away feeling good and going back in time with memories of the 60's and 70's & 80's There is no real music being performed today and we bring back the good old days of good music. The Ray Howard Band makes any event memorable. We come with class and professionalism.
The Ray Howard Band
Bio & Info
A native of Chicago, IL; Ray Howard formed the band in the summer of 2013, in Atlanta, GA, after releasing his debut CD “Love Notes." He has toured with several R&B groups in which he shared the stage with Gerald Levert, Lo-Key, Sounds of Blackness and Men at Large. Collectively, The Ray Howard Band members/vocalists have toured with well known top R&B and Contemporary vocalists & groups, appeared in recent movies, and starred in stage plays. RHB can put you in the mood of love and grooving, while at the same time make you move and dance to the beat. Their timeless old school ballads and reminiscent sounds take you back in time to the "good old days." Currently, The Band performs regularly at dinner lounges in the downtown areas as well as Corporate Events, Weddings, Festivals, and Private Events throughout the U.S.
Let’s Now Enjoy The Ray Howard Band!!
The Ray Howard band consists of:
4 piece Instrument Band(can be flexible)
3-Singers(Lead, Background-lead Vocal, Background Vocal)
Normally each set we perform is 30-45 minutes long. We are open to multiple sets each night and times are negotiable.
We have our own Full PA System with Board & Speakers & Stage backdrop&Stage lighting
Standard is to arrive early for Equipment & Band set up
Perform Motown Sets, as well as old School R&B, Party/Dance, Etc.
Coordinate attire with venue or venue special events or themes from dress casual, semi-formal, & formal
Our standard is to have good & consistent communication to make sure everything is needed for the event
RHB performs regularly at the Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint, Atlanta, GA, & The Velvet .previously performed at the 2014 Sweet Auburn Fest & Acknowledgement Dinner, Chicago Fest-Chicago, IL, Annual Jazz –On-The-Lawn, Private Events, Charity Events, Wedding Ceremonies & Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, & Etc.
We also travel to other states, cities, etc..we have performed to Chicago, IL, NC, FL and many of the surrounding states. Many of the members have performed on a number of cruises with well-known artists & groups
Our song-list selection is versatile from R&B, Motown, Jazz, Soft Rock, Dance, Disco, & Country; We also add to the song-list depending on the venue and upon request.
Additional Booking Notes
I have my own microphones and PA System.
Upcoming Booked Events
|August 31, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute show|
|September 01, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Earth, wind and fire tribute show|
|September 02, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Earth, wind and fire tribute show|
|September 08, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Earth , Wind and Fire tribute show|
|October 23, 2018 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm||PRIVATE EVEN|
Past Booked Events
|May 06, 2018 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||PRIVATE EVENT|
|April 26, 2018 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||PRIVATE EVENT|
|April 21, 2018 • 12:30pm - 3:00pm||WEDDING RECEPTION|
|April 14, 2018 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||PRIVATE EVENT|
|April 02, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute show / City Winery|
|April 09, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Palmetto GA|
|February 13, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Athens GA|
|February 12, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Lithonia GA|
|March 15, 2014||Birthday Party|
Here are some of the songs the band performs:
Earth, Wind & Fire:
Reasons, fantasy, After the love is gone, Love's Holiday, September, Let's groove tonight
Temptations: Get Ready, Just My Imagination, My Girl
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Tracks of My Tears, Ohh baby baby
Jackson Five/Jacksons: Shake your Body down to the ground, I'll be there
Phil Collins: True Colors, One More night
Kool & the Gang: Celebration, Get down On it
Luther Vandross: So Amazing, Never too much, Any Love
Stylistics: Betcha By Golly Wow, You are everything
Debarge: I like it, Time Will Reveal
Marvin Gaye/Tammy Terrell: You're all I need to get by, Ain't no Mountain High enough, Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
Bruno Mars : Uptown Funk
Taste of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie
Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady
|Ray Howard||Lead singer|
|Steve Humphrey||Lead Guitar|
|Eric Moore||Lead/BG vocalist|
|BJ Johnson||Lead/BG vocalist|
|Patricia Spicer||BG vocalist|
Influences & Inspiration
Earth Wind & Fire, Motown Acts, Chicago, Luther Vandross, LTD, Hall and Oates
The Jacksons, Ray Charles, Otis Redding
We have our own set up of Lights, Mics, Amps, speakers, Monitors and sound board
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