One of the hottest professional bands in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, The Exclusives will turn your special event into an exciting and memorable experience. This dynamic and engaging group of talented musicians and singers perform Motown, R&B, Pop, Rock and Contemporary Jazz, selections from the 60's to Today --- The Exclusives are versatile and can do it all. This group has performed and are available for wedding receptions, concerts, club socials, private parties, corporate events. .. and more. We cater to your musical entertainment desires because-- Our Music Is "Exclusively" Yours!
We had the pleasure of witnessing the wonderful Exclusives on November 16, 2012! From the start of the event until the end, they went out of their way to make this day memorable for all. They learned several songs foreign to them, including an old Irish favorite! They were professional in every sense of the word, and truly made this wedding Perfect! I would highly recommend them for any event. I wish I had found them years ago..true passion in their performance!
I recently hired The Exclusives Band to perform for my church's Evening of Elegance event. They were phenomenal and the music was great. They had awesome energy and were very professional. They played jazz during the program and then R&B and line dance music once the dance floor opened up. Everyone enjoyed them. We would definitely hire this band again!
Price Range: $900 -$3,000
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
A high energy musical performance with band playing music and performing dance steps on stage and off. Band members also occasionally come down from the stage to engage the audience to involve them in a number of songs, as well as, show them certain dance steps and dance along with the audience. We cater to our client and the audience song selections/requestsr and our experience allows us to feel out the audience to know what songs they would like that will keep them out on the floor.
With over 40 years of professional experience, The Exclusives are among the most talented bands in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area performing at local clubs, wedding receptions, birthday, retirement and anniversary celebrations, corporate social events, and more. We deliver the best in musical selections that include Motown, R&B, Classic Rock, Pop, Contemporary Jazz and Funk from Yesterday to Today. Our collective goal is to be "Exclusively Yours" in providing the sounds that you enjoy for your musical entertainment pleasure.
A look at THE EXCLUSIVES. . . .
Bill Harris: Manager/Lead Vocals/Keyboards
Bill Harris is a native Washingtonian who comes from a family of talented musicians. Like many performers, his musical roots began in the church and he later branched out with his brothers and formed a band, "Nation Time" that performed during the 70s and 80s. Bill is an accomplished vocalist and multi-talented musician-- bass player, keyboardist and drummer-- and has performed with numerous groups throughout his musical career, including the legendary Orioles, The Brothers Plus One, The Jewels, Funktion and Satin Doll. Bill has performed in opening acts for James Brown, Atlantic Star, The Chi-Lites, The Four Seasons, Beatlemania, Chuck Brown and Jerry Butler and at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He delivers with a smooth and sultry voice along with precision on the keys.
Quineice Clarkson: Lead Vocals
Quineice is a versatile, talented female vocalist whose love for music goes back to her childhood years when she sang in various choirs. She's also performed in various theater productions, including the role of Dorothy in The Wiz and Charlaine in Ain't MisBehavin' to name a few. Quineice brings a powerful voice and stage presence to the stage, as she sings favorites of yesterday and today.
Richard Harris: Bass/Vocals
Richie’s musical interest began at nine years old when he tried his hand with the drums and the bass guitar of his brothers who were members of Nation Time band. His successful musical career has included performing with many local groups including Nation Time, Metro-Funk Odyssey, Mothership Connection, Rise, The Bruthers Plus One, the legendary Orioles and Touch of Intrigue, along with cameo performances with Skip Mahoney, Eddie Day and Sir Joe Quarterman. Richie captivates his audience with a very passionate and electrifying style.
Edwin Amakerl: Guitar
Edwin is a native Washingtonian and is an experienced musician in various genres of music that appeal to classical rock, pop, jazz, and soul music lovers. He has performed with a number of great local bands over the years and brings his electrifying style to the stage. One of the best guitarist in the DC area. Edwin gives The Exclusives and exceptional sound. He's a guitarist from the heart who strives for true perfection in his performance.
Robert (Bobby) Redmond: Lead Vocals/Percussion
Bobby grew up in Washington, DC and has performed before live audiences for more 35 years with local bands including Odyssey , Mothership Connection and Nation Time In his spare time, he enjoys singing karaoke and has won numerous karaoke awards and contests. Bobby is an energetic and soulful performer and engages his audience with a unique style.
Tim Jones: Drums
Tim is a native Washingtonian and has performed with some of the top bands in the DC area. He also spends most of his Sundays serving as the Music Director and drummer for various churches. Tim is a creative, funky drummer that adds a quality sound to the band.
Kelvin Wilson: Saxophone/Vocals
Kelvin is a native Washingtonian and has performed with various groups throughout the Washington, DC area. Kelvin has over 40 years of experience as a professional saxophonist. He fascinates his audience with his skillfulness and artistic talent.
Kevin Coward: Trumpet
Kevin is also a native Washingtonian and has played with many groups over his thirty some career. His training in music has propelled him to be one of the best trumpet players in the DC area.
Additional Booking Notes
We provide all band equipment, stage lighting and P.A. Equipment (including remote microphones that may be used for speakers/announcements, etc.)
We are very accommodating to the client's song selections and will add any additional special requests for our client's event.
Song List -November 2012
1999 - Prince
Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing - Marvin Gaye/Tammie Terrell
Ain’t To Proud To Beg - The Temptations
Ain't That Love - Ray Charles
Always There - Ronnie Laws
At Last – Etta James
Bad Girls - Donna Summers
Before I Let Go - Maze
Beginnings - Chicago
Boogie, Oogie, Oogie - Taste of Honey
Breezin’ – George Benson
Brick House – Commodores
Bustin’ Loose - Chuck Brown
Can't Help Falling in Love With You - Elvis
Cupid Shuffle - Cupid
Dancing in The Streets - Martha Reeves
Deep Water - Incognito
Deeper Than You Think – Incognito
Diamond in the Back - William Devanugh
Electric Slide - Marcia Griffith
Encore - Cheryl Lynn
For The Love of You - Isley Brothers
For Your Precious Love - Percy Sledge
Get Down Tonight - KC & The Sunshine Band
Got To Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Gladys Knight
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
How ‘Bout Us – Champagne
I Ain’t Leaving Without You – Jaheim
I Wish - Stevie Wonder/Najee
I’ll Take You There - The Staple Singers
It's Alright - JJ Jackson
I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty
Johnny Be Good - Chuck Berry
Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang
Just Fine – Mary J Blige
Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Long Train Running – The Doobie Brothers
Love Calls Your Name - Kem
Love On Top - Beyonce'
Mister Magic - Grover Washington Jr.
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Girl – The Temptations
Old time Rock & Roll
One In A Million – Larry Graham
Pieces of Me - Ledisi
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Return of The Mack - Mark Morrison
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
School Boy Crush – Average White Band
Shake It Up Tonight - Cheryl Lynn
Sugar Pie Honeybunch -The Four Tops
Sweet Thing - Chaka Khan
The Wobble - VIC
There Goes My Baby - Charlie Wilson
This is How We Do It – Montel
Vehicle - The Ides of March
Walking The Dog - Rufus Thomas
When We Get Married - Dreamlovers
You Are The Best Thinkg - Ray LaMontagne
You Know How to Make Me Feel So Good – Harold Melvin
You Make Me Wanna' Shout - The Isley Brothers
|Bill Harris||Manager - Keyboards/Vocals|
|Robert (Bobby) Redmond||Vocals/Percusion|
Influences & Inspiration
Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, The Temptations, Beyonce', The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power
Quality PA System. Wireless Microphones. Stage and Room Lighting
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