The Rusty Yates Band is the most musically skilled and diversified band, with the largest number of songs in their repertoire of any band possibly in the whole country. We play Fairs, Festivals, Theaters, Weddings, Private Parties, Corporate Events, and Clubs. You can choose the size of our band that fits your needs. You can have Rusty Yates as a single act, or any of the following: 8 piece band, 7 piece band, 6 piece band, 5 piece band, 4 piece band, 3 piece band, duo, or Rusty as a single. Here are a few names Rusty has inherited in his career
"The Show" "Chameleon".
Look up The Rusty Yates Band on the internet, you like what you see, and you will love what you hear.....A Whole Lotta Fun!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 120 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
You can expect to hear variety, and hear variety done at the highest level. You will see a real show and be entertained beyond measure.
With the experience that our band has, whatever tempo, style, quiet, loud, that you are needing for your event, no one can do it like The Rusty Yates Band. The guys in our band are professional's and know how to respectfully take charge of a room musically. Our band is ran as a business, and you can expect that nothing but professionalism from our guys.
It really doesn't matter what kind of venue you need played, The Rusty Yates Band has played them all. We have played for some of the biggest Corporate events, down to a small and medium size Christmas parties. There are not many bands that have the number of songs and the variety of songs in their playlist like The Rusty Yates Band do. Our band played for the City Of New Orleans...It was quite the honor for the Rusty Yates Band to have played for the Mayor of New Orleans ribbon cutting ceremony for the New Orelans Airport $300 million Super Bowl renovation this past year. This past Christmas Season, our band played for Acura and many more Corporate Companies. Amoung other venue's, this coming summer,The Rusty Yates Band is playing the Baytowne Ampitheater in Sandestin Florida. We play songs from every era, 50's 60's 70's 80's 90's 2000 and beyond to current day. Here are some Bio info of some of our band members:
Our Full Band Consist of 8 Players: Rusty Yates (Lead Vocals/Key Board) Clay Coleman (Lead Guitar) Max Toler (Bass Guitar)
Matt Doran (Key Boards/B3 Organ/Saxaphone) Keith Simoneaux (Drums)
Brad Walker (Saxaphone) Nick Garrison (Trombone) Stephen Moser (Trumpet)
Rusty Yates (Lead Vocals, Key Boards): Rusty’s bands have played all over the United States and Canada. He is a singer, song writer, performer, and a player of different instruments. Take Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Michael McDonald and roll them into one and you get Rusty Yates. "Joe Jackson" of "Jackson Records" wanted Rusty to sign with his record label after hearing him sing. Before "Patrick Swayze" decided not to do the movie, Rusty had recorded the single for "Dirty Dancing II". Rusty has written many songs, including the song "Every Man Needs A Woman", Which "Wayne Toups" of Louisiana put out on his "Back To The Bayou" CD.
BRAD WALKER (SAX) Brad Walker began playing the clarinet at age 11, and one year later switched to tenor saxophone….and he has been amazing audiences every since.. Brad has been awarded many honors as a soloist on the national level, including top player in the LSU Jazz Ensemble & Wind Ensemble. Oh yea….he also plays the heck out of a soprano sax. Brad taught for two years in an underserved area of Brooklyn New York. Brad has performed with and toured with luminaries such as "Jonathan Freilich", "Simon Lott", " Helen Gillet "Aurora Nealand", "Jeff Albert" and others. Other highlights include performances at the "House of Blues", d.b.a., "Blue Nile", "One Eyed Jack’s", "The Manship Theater", and sharing the stage with musical legends "Troy Davis","Bobby Shew", and "Eric Lindell", among others.......
Max Toler - (Bass Guitar) Max has played with acts such as "New World Funk", "After 8", "Phat Hat", and "Souled Out". With musical influences like, "Nathan Watts", "Larry Graham", "James Jamerson", "Jaco", "Louis Johnson", "Bootsy Collins", and "Rocco Prestia", Max has a Funk, Soul, R&B sound that makes you feel good all over when you hear him play.
Clay Coleman - (Guitar) Guitarist Clay Coleman’s musical talent was apparent from childhood, and at the age of 12 he played guitar in a band. Clay has been electrifying crowds every since. He was a founding member of "Kicks", a band that dominated the Louisiana music scene throughout the 1980s and ‘90s, and played throughout the country and abroad. Clay is also a member of "The Warbabies", a legendary Baton Rouge, La band from the 1960’s that reunited in the early 2000’s and continues to play special occasions. Clay has played with and recorded with luminaries "Duke Bardwell", "George Ratzlaff", and "Leon Medica" (Louisiana’s LeRoux). For Clay to be such a humble guy, he is not humble with the guitar.. he is just fun to watch.
Matt Doran - (Key Boards/B3 Organ) Matt Started playing piano by ear when he was 6 years old. With very little formal training-mostly self taught , he studied 1 year with "Don Gros". Matt has been playing keyboards in bands since he was 15 years old. He also plays the Trumphet and French horn along with a few other instruments to his liking. Matt has played with or shared stage with,"Crosby Stills Nash", "Kool and the Gang", "The Four Tops", "Bobby Kimball" (Toto), "Kicks", "David Frazier", "Wendell Woods" , and "Wess Anderson". He has Played for "Paramount Pictures"(Television) and "Fox Television" private parties in Las Vegas, New Orleans, and The Clevelander in South Beach Miami. You can’t miss his Style, he plays the Key Boards and the B3 Organ at the same time…..Matt has more energy than both you and I put together, so watch out….here he comes.
Past Booked Events
|May 06, 2018 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Holiday Party|
|April 23, 2018 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm||House Concert|
> Georgia on my mind > I won't mention it again > Sara smile > Every man needs a woman > Closer > Lately > No nothing's gonna stop me now > Someone left for me to love > Do I do > Higher ground > Livin for the city > Bennie and the jets > Honky cat > I'll be around > Casanova > Running away > What I'd say > I got a woman-- old and new version > You don't know me > Night and day > Yesterday-- Beatles and Ray > This songs for you > Jive talking > Nights on Broadway > All night long > You are > Lady you bring me up when I'm down. > Easy > I can't go for that > Rich girl > Love and happiness > Let's stay together > Tired of being alone > Still the one > Man in the mirror > Dance and shout > See See Ryder > Peg > Got to get you into my life > Serpentine fire > Minute by minute
> I keep forgetting > Takin it to the streets > It keeps you running > dock of the bay > Ain't too proud to beg > My girl > I'll be around > Still the one > Boogie shoes > Casanova > Rocket Man > Fork in the Road > The Meter’s Instrumental > Give me one good reason > Blue Jean Lady > Blue Jean Lady > To make you feel my love > Dirty Low Down > What a wonderful world > Walking in Memphis > Unchained Melody
In the air tonight > Oh what a night > Leave your hat on > End of the road > Never too much > Superstition
Our Band Knows over 600 songs
|Rusty Yates||Lead Vocals/Key Board/Piano|
|Clay Coleman||Lead Guitar|
|Max Toler||Bass Guitar|
|Matt Doran||Key Boards/B3 Organ/Saxaphone|
Influences & Inspiration
Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Michael McDonald, Tommy Emmanuel, Steely Dan, Al Green, Earth Wind & Fire,
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