THE MAJESTIC BAND - The Majestic Band is a high energy variety dance and show band from New Orleans, La. We cover just about all styles and genres of music. R&B, Soul, Motown, Yesterday's and today's Top 40 Pop, Rock & Roll, Jazz (Standards and Smooth), Latin, 70's and 80's dance, Country, Reggae, and a few other styles as well. Everyone in the band sings. So whether it's a Wedding, Corp/Private Party, Festival, Birthday, or any exclusive event- The Majestic Band is here to satisfy you every wants and needs! We look forward to be entertaining you to the best of our abilities that God has given us, Until then, Take care and God bless!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Nebu Halliburton- Female Voclalist (Pictured 4th from left to right))
Nebu Halliburton a highly skilled vocalist from Lafayette, Louisiana that has always had "music" in
her veins. Even as early on as a toddler it was inevitable that she
would be an entertainer. Her influences are widely diverse, such
artists as Queen, Donnie Hathaway, Sybil, SWV, Wilson Phillips, Cathy
Dennis and Whitney Houston have certainly attributed to her unique
sound and ability. She has opened for major artists such as Ginuine
and Avant. She also made it to the third round on BET's "Sunday's
Best 2010". She has opened up for " Bruh Man" on TV hit series "Martin". She has been Mrs. ROU two yrs in a row. She has rocked the stage for Acadiana Pride 2016 and 2017 soothing the ears to the many that attend each year. She is currently teaching Youth Vocals for CYT which stands for Christian Youth Theater a very well known organization in the Lafayette area. She has been a teacher for three years and continues to use her creative and vocal insight to help up and coming entertainers.
Currently, she is seen in surrounding cities in Louisiana where she
showcases her vocal ability. She also started her own business called
Best of the Best Coaching and Entertainment, where she coaches and
mentors upcoming performers.
She is certainly grateful to the "Most High" for her many blessings
but is still working hard to provide great music for all to enjoy. She
is mostly noted for saying that "giving my best is something i will
always give in my music". She is currently working on a self-titled
album which is scheduled for release in the early spring of next year.
Danita Rayfield- Female Vocalist (Pictured 3rd from left to right )
Danita Marie Rayfield resident of Reserve la lead and background singer specialist in harmonizing and vocal blend. Choreographer and dance teacher.
Singing professional for 12 years. Mother of 3 kids son 21 serving in the U.S. army twin girls 17 years old. A saying I tell to myself daily "do what's make you happy" singing is it.
Rick David- Lead Vocals (Not Pictured- Our New Frontman)
There are many ways to describe Rick David, but unique, talented, and charismatic just seem to scratch the surface. However, there is one word that ties them all together and is true to their character: Rick David is Real. Rick David is an Afro-American Blues / R&B / Gospel singer. He is the 4th kid of 5 children and he grew up in the Florida housing projects in New Orleans LA.
For 17 yrs of his life, he performed in school functions and many talent shows around the New Orleans area with others he went to school with. Throughout his careeer he has sung many songs with artist and groups such as:
Air Flow, Channing, Scratch Master T, SJM , MC RP, Phil Do, Mia X, Ms Tee, The Real GB’s, The Ghetto Twins, Class, Warren Mayes, MC Kayos, Tre 8, Dice, Dollar Bill , Lil Goldie, The Thug Riders, Ricky B. Armour Brothers, Demon (Sweat) Causey, DJ Tim, The Rude Boyz, and New York Inc., Blade, Kermit Ruffin, Theresa B, and Rochel Cook.
Few people sing so honestly from their heart and soul. Rick David does so in just the right way, combining art, story, and song in perfect unison.
Paul Maronge- Keyboards and Vocals
Paul Maronge- Aka' The White Stevie Wonder) (Pictured w/ sunglasses)
Yes , Ladies and Gentlemen . He is blind. But what and amazing talent! He does Vocal impersonations
such as :Stevie Wonder , Ray Charles, Barry Gibb(The Bee Gees), Michael McDonald(Doobie Bros),
Johnny Mathis, Aaron Neville, and a few others. He song repertoire is vast and extensive.
Paul has been a musician for over 40 years, playing keyboard, bass, drums, guitar and percussion.
He has been a member of many band such as:The Deacons, The Lifesavers Band, Bryan Lee and The Jumpstreet 5,Kirk Jones Group, New Orleans Voodoo,The Poboys,and others.
Paul has performed in many local venues such as : Hotel, Casinos, Clubs , and others.
He has performed for Exclusive events such as : Weddings, Corp/Private , Fairs/Festivals,etc.
Paul was born on October 22nd, 1962 . Was married to the late Marilyn Maronge for 24 yrs.
and has 1 daughter.
Carl Barrow(Pictured next to Paul Maronge)
Carl “Buck “Barrow
My name is Carl Barrow- My friends call me Buck, and have been performing professionally since 1973. I grew up listening to and performing Gospel, Blues, Soul, R&B, Motown, Funk, and Top 40. I started playing tenor sax and then started learning keyboards. I went on to play with acts such as: Jean Knight, Johnny Adams, Tommy Ridgely, Irie Vibrations, and many others. I thank God for my talent,
And look forward to entertaining you, Thanks
Andres Villafarra(Pictured 2nd left to right)
Andres "Andy" Villafarra- Bass and Vocals
I am a native New Orleanian and have been performing professionally for over 30 years.
Started playing the electric bass at the age of 15 and gigging regularly at 21.
Since then I have performed with many local acts consisting of many styles and genres, and have opened for local well known and international acts.
Some of the acts I have performed with are: Dean Darling and The Wanderers(50's,60's and 70's Show band, Vince Vance and the Valiants Show band( Wrote #1 Christmas Song- All I want for Christmas is you) ,Vivaz Latin Jazz Band, Mem Shannon Blues(National Touring Act) Jason Neville( Internationally Acclaimed Aaron Neville's son)The Lifesavers Band, Debbie and The Deacons, Shaon and the girls with success( Wedding Band) and other local acts. Also Bourbon Street Veteran for over 30yrs. My Influences are Geddy Lee (Rush), Jaco Pastorius (Weather Report) ,John Patitucci(Chick Corea)and many others. I have a positive attitude and strong desire and have committed myself to achieve my goal of being successful in the music industry. I hope to be entertaining you with talent God has given me. Until then , Take care and God bless!
Edward R Gabriel Jr.(Pictured far left)
Edward "Eddie" R Gabriel Jr- Guitar and vocals
Eddie comes from a musical family. His inspiration and love of music came from his mother , the late Evevlyn "Cookie" Gabriel, a well known traditional jazz, and R&B singer. Eddie started playing the guitar at the early age of 11 after receiving his first guitar from his father. A self taught guitar player, Eddie went on to play in the stage band at Joseph S Clark Senior High School where he was affectionately known as " Guitar Man" .While attending high school ,Eddie played in several local bands. Eddie writes, arranges, and teaches others how to play the guitar. He also plays bass, keyboard, and drums. Eddie received a degree in electronic technology from Delgado Jr. College and is a licensed electrician. Eddie enjoys spending evenings with his family, looking at movies, playing games, bike riding, and repurposing/reinventing items to create new things. His favorite color is blue.
Carl Baham - Drummer/Percussionist is a native New Orleanian who grew up in a musical environment thanks to his mother and professor of music at Xavier University, Estelle Baham. Carl began studying at a very early age and was a part of several music programs in the city of New Orleans, including the St. Augustine High School Music Dept. and the Xavier University Music Dept. Having studied under some of the city’s influential educators and was compelled to give back to the music community by becoming an educator and director of bands for one of the local high schools, where he found a joy and richness in helping to turn out young artists of the future. He would continue to perform and travel with many of New Orleans’ greatest artist such as Willie (Willie T) Turbintine, Earl (The African Cowboy) Turbintine, Greg Dawson, Wanita Brooks, Kurt Brunus and many many others. Carl’s passion for performing has taken him around the world several times over, and has landed him in the company of musical legends like Fats Domino, The Meters, The Batiste Brothers, Stevie Wonder and Allen Toussaint to name a few.
But while visiting and recording in places like Sao Paulo, Brazil and Ronny Scott’s in London, England, it has always been the city of New Orleans that brings out his best. Sharing a musical moment with local artists at festivals and night clubs is where you’d most likely find this lover of jazz, r&b, funk, rock, big band and classical music. Carl’s wide variety in musical taste speaks loudly to his ability to authenticate in so many genres, and bring a feeling to a tune that is both natural and true. Carl Baham is one of New Orleans’ best kept secrets.
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