Hey ECPB Fans! Thanks to our great friends at Piggly Wiggly and the beautiful Tides Hotel at Folly Beach for having us headline the Sand and Sea Festival again this year! It was so great to see so many ECPB fans dancing on the beach and just having fun. The Tides is a beautiful hotel and you just can’t get closer to the beach than that! We had a great time and rumor has it that we will be back again next year! We sure hope so!! It’s a great place to kick-off a Summer! As you might expect, the ECPB has been playing a lot of weddings over the Spring and now into the Summer and we’d like to thank all the Brides and Grooms for allowing us to share in these very special occasions. We love playing wedding receptions and we are probably one of the few bands in the southeast that can actually scale their PA and lighting systems to fit the size of the venue and the crowd. Combine that with our very own professional sound engineer, Mike Cook of MC Sound fame, and you have a combination that ensures everyone has good time – including the Moms and Dads AND the Grandmoms and Granddads! From small to very large - we can do it!! Being able to design a show that ranges from the Platters and the Temptations to Earth, Wind, and Fire and Rod Stewart to Pit Bull and Neyo and from the best beach music being played today with REAL horns and pro vocalists to high energy club music gives us (and everyone that book us) a real advantage. Most wedding audiences are made up of many different generations and all have to be connected to by the band in order for them to have a great time and we do our best to do just that! Connect with everyone there and show ‘em a great time! And yeah, even your old fussy Great Aunt! We’ll try to get her to smile and move her feet, too! We still have a couple of dates in the Fall and Winter and are already booking for Spring and Summer 2014 so call us if we can help you make your wedding reception the one you’ve always dreamed about!
We are headlining some really fun events over the Summer and we hope to see you there. The Blessing of the Fleet in Mt. Pleasant; A Charleston Affair for the College of Charleston students and alumn; Edisto Beach Music and Shag Fest; SC International Trade Day at Waterfront Park; and many others! We’ll update you next time on the new record and maybe add a preview of a couple of the new songs…it’s going to be really cool and we are really proud of it and sure hope our fans will like it. In the meantime, all of us hope that you have the best Summer ever and that you will come out to a show and help us put “10 lbs of PARTY in a 5 lb bag!”
We love ya!
The East Coast Party Band
Wow! What a great start to the summer of 2012 for the ECPB! In addition to some great private parties and wedding receptions, we also headlined the Rice Festival in Walterboro where we have so many great friends. They always come out and party with us every time we play there! THANK-YOU SO MUCH! A special shout out to one of our favorites, Mr. Herman “Bottom End” Hoffman!!! When he sings “Under the Boardwalk”, it’s waaaaay under! We love you Herman!! Thanks for helping us play it just like the original!!
We also headlined - for the 19th straight year! - one of the biggest and best parties in Mt. Pleasant and an ECPB FAVORITE – The Blessing of the Fleet! We had 10,000+ Party Band Fans there and an absolutely beautiful day under the new Ravenel Bridge at Waterfront Park. We are the Official Ambassadors of Mt. Pleasant, SC (and darn proud of it!) and just love our hometown fans!!! There was shaggin’ and dancin’ and shrimp eatin’ and partyin’ all over the place! The Fleets were blessed for safe voyages and bountiful harvest of the best shrimp in the world – local South Carolina shrimp – an ECPB favorite!
And then we played for what may be the best college party we’ve ever played for!! The College of Charleston’s “A Charleston Affair 2012”! What a beautiful setting on campus under the oaks with 3500+ dancin’ and partyin’ the night away. What a party! What an event! Thank you guys for having us back again this year! We loved it and we had a BALL!!! Sorry we had to stop the music at 10pm but that’s the LAW for outside parties in that area of Charleston…we’d have played all night (or at least another set or two!!) with a crowd like that!! A special shout out to invited guest artist of the ECPB - Rapper Tim!!! YO! YO!! You rock’d da house BOYEEE! J
We’re really looking forward to seeing a lot of you over the summer as we are headlining these events and hope you will come out and help us put 10 pounds of party in a 5 pound bag!! The North Charleston ArtsFest; the benefit for the Charleston 9; the Watermelon Festival in Hampton; the Shag and Drag in Bluffton; the Friends of Santa Anniversary event; the Endless Summer event in Camden; and the Fish and Shag event at Bay Park at Edisto Beach in addition to the special wedding receptions were are always so proud to play! Check out our Calendar for dates, locations and times.
Remember, the ECPB not only loves to play the big festivals and corporate events, we also play 30 to 40 wedding receptions each year ranging from small intimate receptions to big events of over 1000! Our digital PA and light show is scalable and we can easily adapt to small venues or the largest banquet halls. Our Professional Sound Engineers know how to make our band sound great regardless of the venue and our Logistics team is probably the most flexible you will ever find! From booking to load-in through the performance to load-out, we want working with the ECPB to be the very best experience you’ve EVER had!
This year is the East Coast Party Band’s 20th Anniversary Year and we’d like to say THANK YOU to all of our fans across the southeast and across the world via the internet and the many internet radio stations that play our music! We’ve had the privilege and pleasure to play for you guys from Virginia to Florida and everywhere in between. We’ve had the opportunity to share the stage with some of the greats like The Four Tops; Delbert McClinton; The Chairman of the Board; and many, many others. We’ve released 2 CD’s and are now working on our 3rd release. We’ve had chart-topping beach tunes and have even been named Official Ambassadors! It’s been quite a ride and we appreciate it sooooo very much but we ain’t done yet!!! Heck! We just bought a brand new truck so look for us as you travel this summer!!! You’ll see all of us lookin’ back at you and you will know what kind of show to expect from the East Coast Party Band….one you will never forget!
We love ya!
Hey ECPB fans!!! It really is gonna be a Super Super Summer for the East Coast Party Band! We are playing a lot of festivals, dances, weddings, and other events throughout the Southeast and we sure hope that we will get to see each and every one of you soon. Check out our Calendar and make plans today to come out and see us when we play near you! We played yesterday for the Big Moooovement at beautiful Brittlebank Park in Charleston, SC. This was a fund raising event for Windwood Family Services and we sure appreciate them asking us to be a part of it. Fowler’s Mustache, one of our favorite groups, took the stage to start it all off and they were fantastic!! The ECPB is gonna keep an eye on you guys!!!
Be on the lookout for the brand new ECPB Truck!!! (Yeah – our old truck couldn’t quite get out of the way of an errant driver so it has gone to band truck heaven….or so we hope! ) You can’t help but spot the new truck – it has some great actual photos of the band with a background of an actual South Carolina Lowcountry Sunset! We hope you like it! Honk at our Road Crew (who we appreciate sooooooooo much!) when you see it!!
We continue to work on our 3rd CD - we’ve got a couple of tunes in the bag and will be starting a few more soon. We think it will be our best yet!! We’re also working on some brand new shaggin and dancing tunes for the summer and even have some cool new outfits we might throw at ya! (Hey…they had a sale at K-market and at Supa Bad and we just couldn’t help ourselves!!) Hey Brides….we will definitely try to coordinate with your wedding colors if we can so just ask about that when you talk with Jack or Mark about booking. It’s your Special Day and we want to do everything we can to make it the absolute best wedding reception you or any of your guests have ever been to! We play a lot of weddings so be sure to call us early. We have some weddings booked over a year in advance!
Wow! There is sure a lot happening in the ECPB world and the summer looks super but before we close this blog today we want to say thank you to all the Beach Music DJ’s that play our music at the shag clubs and at their dances, on the air live and on their webcasts…thank you! We really appreciate this! It’s a thrill for each of us to be listening to all the great R&B and Shag artists and then hear an ECPB tune pop up! We’ve got some new stuff comin so “Hold On”!!
We sure hope to see each of you soon and so much appreciate your support of "The Official Ambassadors of Mt. Pleasant, SC"
The East Coast Party Band
It’s been a great summer for the ECPB! We were honored to be asked to perform at wedding receptions from Charleston to Atlanta to the Outer Banks and all areas in between and we loved it!!! We headlined Festivals and Community Events all over South Carolina and met some of the nicest people we’ve ever played for. THANK YOU ALL for inviting us to perform at your events and for coming out to help us put “10 pounds of party in a 5 pound bag!!”
A special shout out and thank you to guitar legend Mr. Earl Klugh for inviting us again this year to perform at his Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island – November 10-12! We are huge fans of this 12 time Grammy nominee contemporary jazz artist and are so looking forward to this event! Earl has the legendary Chaka Kahn (yes THE Chaka Kahn!) performing this year along with other c-jazz greats like Brian Culbertson, Mindi Abair, Eric Darius, and Spencer Day. If you are a music lover like we all are and want to see the absolute best of the best, get your tickets now. It will be an event you will remember! http://www.weekendofjazz.com/kiawah/
We are really excited about our 3rd cd project and are in the studio working on it. Check out the "2011 Recordings" section to catch the latest! With former "Chicago" great Bill Champlain and our good friend and musician extraordiare Edwin McCain lending a hand, this promises to be a very special record.
Make your plans now to be a part of the biggest NEW YEAR'S EVE party in the Southeast as the East Coast Party Band returns to the Shrine Temple in Mt. Pleasant, SC for “Shaggin’ at the Shrine NYE 2011”! We love playing this venue and have shared this stage with artists such as The Four Tops; Delbert McClinton; The Chairmen of the Board; Clarence Carter; The Tams; and many more! We are working out the final details and will announce the full show very soon…there will only be @ 1000 tickets and they will go VERY FAST so check back here often for details. If you really want to "partay" on New Year's Eve then you need to "partay" with the ECPB! Ain't nothin' like it....it's the one night of the year we put "100 pounds of party in a 5 pound bag"!!!
Thanks again to all of you guys for making summer so much fun. We just love seeing you dancin' and singin' and just having a ball!! Fall and Winter is sure to be another great season for us and we hope to see you at one of our performances. Hey, drop us a note sometime! We'd love to hear from you!
Bev, Jack, Mike, Jerry, Mark, Mu, Jim, David and Joel – The East Coast Party Band
You've probably heard about our Guest Artists that will appear on our new record - Bill Champlin and Edwin McCain!!! Click on the "2011 Recording" link to check it out...We are so excited about this and just can't wait to get back in the studio with these highly talented musicians. It's all happening now and we hope to have it ready for you soon. It will be our third CD and it promises to be our best yet! As usual with the ECPB, it won't be...well... "usual"! Theres lot's of surprises and a bunch of new ground for us on this one but the one thing that will never change is our desire to give our absolute best to you each and every time...from our CD's to our Live Performances, you get everything we've got! And speaking of Live Performances, one of our favorite parties of every year comes up on April 17 at the beautiful Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park - The Blessing of the Fleet!! Since we are the "Official Musical Ambassadors of Mt. Pleasant, (and damn proud of it!) it's only right that we'll be there again this year putting "10 lbs of party in a 5 lb bag!" We sure hope you'll come out and support our Shrimpers and party with the ECPB! Hey...bring your sunscreen 'cause it's always hot and sunny and bring your dancing shoes - or just kick your shoes off and go crazy! We only have a few "public appearances" around the Mt. Pleasant/Charleston area ths summer so we hope to see you there.
It is definitely Wedding Season and the ECPB is looking forward to performing for 13 Receptions over the summer from Charleston to Atlanta to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and one at a Farm up in Kershaw County! First off, thanks to all the Brides and Grooms and their families that have asked us to perform on this most special occasion. It is truly an honor for us to be asked and we will do out best to make this a magical night that you will never forget.
We also want to remind our fans that we will be back again this year on June 24 headlining the Watermelon Festival in Hampton, SC! It's always a great big party under the stars and we're always excited about playing for some of the best folks on the planet! The ECPB has lots of personal ties to Hampton, Walterboro and that entire area so y'all come out and party with us! We always have our Gerald with us anywhere we go but when we play in Hampton and Walterboro, he's just a little coser to us...
Ya know...it just doesn't matter if we are playing a wedding reception for 200 people or playing a festival for 30,000 - It's just too cool to see y'all out there dancing and shaggin' and smilin' and laughin'. That's why we do this thing called the East Coast Party Band....when we see the smiles and hear the laughs and and you guys clap and cheer 'cause you liked it...that's what it's all about for us!
See you guys soon!
Hey everybody! The ECPB put in a marathon rehearsal last weekend to make sure we stay at the top of your "Favorite Band" list for 2011!!! We started Friday at 7pm at the ECPB band room and we didn't stop rockin' until late Saturday night! We did have to take a little time for some chili (was it hot enough David?!!) and some wings at the one and only Wild Wings Mt. Pleasant - a favorite of the ECPB and our good friends, Fowler's Moustache. Mark (our musical director extraordinaire!) brought in all kinds of new music to add to our list that already includes the best Shag; Rock; Pop; R&B and Ballads you can find on the planet. I can't tell you what the new songs are just yet (because Mark would kill me) but if you bring a frozen concoction and your science book to our next show, you'll be rockin on the dance floor till you just go crazy! We're gonna cause a lot of thunder this year and the sharks are definitely gonna be out in style!
We're also getting ready to head back into the studio to record our next record - and we're working on some surprises that have got us all very excited (especially Jerry!) More on this soon...
Make sure you check out our calendar. We'll be headlining a lot of public events and festivals again this year and would love to see you there! I think we've also got a "few hundred" weddings, too!! Hope you get invited :) !!!! We'll be there making sure that the Bride and Groom have the time of their life and their guests leave saying "That's the best party and the best band I've ever seen!"....just what we want them to say!
See you guys soon!
Wow! What a fun December! A couple of great wedding receptions - thank you so much Gibsons and Baldwins - we had a ball and truly hope that we were able to help you create a very special memory that will last a lifetime for the Brides and the Grooms, for the Families, and for all the Guests!! and then a huge New Year's Eve party at the Charleston Downtown Marriott with 1,000 ECPB fans!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! We just love playing NYE because you guys always come out to the show and make it happen for us. We'd like to send out a special ECPB thanks to "On The Hunt" and "the Blue Dogs" for getting everybody rockin'! I can tell you that when we took the stage a little before midnight, the PARTY BAND was ready to PARTY and so was the crowd!!! You never want to miss the ECPB on NYE!!!
We took a short trip to near Gillisonville last weekend and played a super party for Robert Elliott and some of the nicest folks we've ever played for!! It was a beautiful place out in the country and the ECPB cranked it up "in the building out back" with lots of shag, R&B, disco and some 70's rock-n-roll!! There was even a "scat" vocal solo thrown in there somewhere and it was amazing!! Jack and Bev were on Delbert McClinton's Blues Cruise so we brought in Mark Stanley to bang on that bass guitar and talk about rockin' the house!!!! Thank you Mark! You are such a talent...and an even nicer guy...we love you man!! ...and thanks to Robert Elliott and everyone at the event...we so much appreciate your hospitality and look forward to playing for you guys again...
The ECPB will be playing alot of wedding receptions and private parties over the next few months but we'll also be appearing at many public events and festivals so check out the calendar and COME SEE US!!! ...and be sure to post us a note..we'd love to hear from you!
Well People, Things have just been crazy! The Party Band started back up after our Summer Hiatus! The Friends of Santa show was just great. Such a good cause and lots and lots of friends there. We always look forward to playing that one. Please make your plans for next year as it traditionally occurs towards the end of July first of August time period.
We played for the Rockville Regatta and thats yet another one that is just the best. We always look forward to that one too as we get to see a different demographic of fans and friends. A much younger crowd and different area........but don't let that fool you, they were on fire! SUch a great time and thanks to everyone that puts that dance on each year. You guys do a great job of being good sports, being tolerant and having some of the best security we see every year.
We played the next Friday for the Charleston area Gamecock Club. WOW!! Had a great time and good to see all of our Gamecock people too. We look forward to this one every year and as usual, the crowd was just wonderful. Good Luck this year with all of the USC sports teams!
We played this past Saturday for a birthday party out on Kiawah Island and while it was hot, the crowd was great. Dr. Nelson, congratulations and thanks for a wonderful time. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Let's do it again.....way before another 50 years go by!
We with the Party Band are so lucky to be able to perform for so many people every year and share our music with everyone. Thanks to all of you who continue to support the group and we will continue to hone our music and show for you guys!
Well, it's been quite awhile since I wrote a blog and feel like its time to get back to this. Since the last blog we have played a TON of jobs and we have had lots of things happening. On one job, we had the Legendary John Barker play keys and sing with us as he filled in for David Fuller. We also had Mark Stanley, a very talented guitarist and bassist fill in with us as well for Mr. Moore and Jack as well. Both were fantastic!
The Fourth was SAHWEEEEET!! The event was sold out PLUS more tickets were sold! Unreal! Loved the crowd, the 180 degree view of fireworks throughout the lowcountry. We had a great time and look forward to doing that one again next year. If you missed it, you missed one of the best lowcountry events of the year. Please take the time to check out the Friends of Santa page and make sure you get your tickets early as it will sell out too! What a BLAST each and every year. The Sand Dunes Club on Sullivans is one of my favorite places to play due to the people we play for there. Everyone is so nice and we ALWAYS have a ball there. You never know what's going to happen there and add in the Frinds of Santa; now you got yourself a PARTY! Join US!
Check out the rest of the August schedule as there will be several open performances here in the Mt Pleasant area.
Until then......... "Lets put 10 pounds of Party in that 5 pound bag!"
This Friday we will be playing in Aiken SC for the Lobster races! When we first booked this, I thought Jack had lost his mind and worse, he may have been coming down with a strange low country version cross of dyslexia and lunacy! BUT WAIT.....it's true! We are playing for the Lobster Race Festival. From what I hear, this is a HUGE deal and I cannot wait to do this one. It just sounds like a lot of fun to me! Our first show is 8:30PM-9:30PM and the second show is 10:00PM-11:00 PM. We would like for ALL partiers in the area to come out and have a ball with us. Our guitarist and partner, Mike Shuler will not be with us unfortunately. He is stuck in Japan working and trying to help that bunch land some airplanes!! LOL We have replaced him on this event with Mr. Jeff Grimes. He was the illustrious guitarist and vocalist with the EMBERS for 12 years and a member of not only the Beach Music Hall of Fame, but South Carolina's Hall of Fame too. He will be burning it down for Mike and if you haven't seen Jeff play in awhile, now's your time to see him with the Low country's best band: THE EAST COAST PARTY BAND! Thats right...................you guessed it.................... We will be putting 10 pounds of party in a 5 pound bag!