West End String Band

Bluegrass Band from Greenville, SC - Will travel up to 100 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2012
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BOOKED 77 days ago

$500 - $2000 per event
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About
West End String Band is an Americana/Folk/Bluegrass band formed in 2008. Charlie and Kathy McDaniel, along with Jim Rollins were founding members of the group which has grown in popularity throughout the years. Matt Purinton joined the band on mandolin around 2012, with Brian VanAntwerp rounding out the sound in late 2015 on fiddle.
In Sept of 2017, Jim Rollins was killed in a tragic automobile accident, which left the band heartbroken yet determined to continue to put out quality music with a little different vibe.
WESB plays locally as a 4 piece band, often bringing in Jared McEntire, to put in the bluegrass feel with his banjo. Charlie and Jared are cousins and have shared the stage in the Western North Carolina Band “Hickory Flat”.
West End String Band has released 3 CD's, the latest, “All Night Long”, featuring the 5 piece sound and feel the band had grown into throughout the years. You can catch WESB at many area music venues throughout the region, as well as Greenville city festivals, corporate events, and select weddings throughout the year.
The band enjoys its new feel as a 4-piece band exploring and developing new arrangements and instrumentation. We hope everyone will stay tuned to WESB and come out to a show soon.
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Private Party

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This group was fabulous! So easy to work with, professional and talented. I highly recommend them to any one in Western North Carolina or Upstate South Carolina.

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West End String Band’s Response:

Thanks so much, you guys were great to work for and had a wonderful group there to be entertained!! Makes it easy. Thanks for having us WESB

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Nice but didn’t introduce themselves or talk to the crowd ( nor myself). They are very talented, I just wished they would have engaged the crowd more and been more friendly. There was poor communication due to them being late and rushed beforehand and not having time to eat they had to take a break and also stopped early without warning. Poor communication. But I’d still say for the cost they are good- and I’m thankful.

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West End String Band’s Response:

Very interesting review...we were later than we like to be, but when we arrived, we were greeted by the guy running the video collage on the computer, around 40 people there, and I wasn’t sure who Lora was, but she definitely knew who the band was. We were asked to take a break while everyone watched the presentation on the large screen, and ate during this time. We did stop about 15 mins early because tables were being loudly taken down, and kids were popping balloons, which sounded like 40 cal hand guns going off...the party was over. We played in the background, as most folks ask for during dinner events of this type, sorry we came across as unfriendly but th

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Private Party

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Absolutely fantastic. I can't say enough good things about this band. All my guests were in awe at their talent! I feel so lucky they were available to play my party.

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West End String Band’s Response:

Thx Hadley, Great party, the atmosphere made it a pleasure to work for you, great hostess!! Charlie and WESB

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Cocktail Party

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They have been the perfect choice for our rehearsal dinner party and were super easy to work with! We would hire them again any time!

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West End String Band’s Response:

Thx Markus....we had a great time...great party. Congrats!!!

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Corporate Function

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These folks are great!! Super talented and extremely professional!! Will hire again!!

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West End String Band’s Response:

Thx Eddie....you guys are great to work for...great gig!!! Charlie

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Celebration

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We were thrilled with West End String Band. From start to finish they were responsive, accomodating and flexible. Would definitely recommend them!

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West End String Band’s Response:

Thanks Stacy, you guys had a wonderful event with great folks attending, plus you were so easy to work with!! Congrats and thanks!! Charlie McDaniel WESB

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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West End String Band were a fantastic addition to my fiance's 40th birthday party. Everyone loved them and commented on how great they were.

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West End String Band’s Response:

Thanks Courtney..,the party was a blast, thanks for having us out!!

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Corporate Function

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West End String band played our corporate event on 9/14/17. They were extremely professional and easy to work with. Our guests enjoyed their music a lot and it was the buzz of the evening! Thank you Charlie and crew for a great experience. 10/10!

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West End String Band’s Response:

Thanks Sydney....you guys made it easy!!!

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Wedding Ceremony

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We booked West End String Band for our ceremony and cocktail hour and they were the BEST! The ceremony was beautiful and they learned an instrumental we requested for our processional. They played so many of the songs we requested and they sounded amazing. They were so easy to work with during the planning process and did not disappoint. They made it everything we wanted and more for our mountain wedding in Asheville and even helped us with a last minute microphone for the ceremony. If you want a tried and true bluegrass band that will also play the hits everyone loves, this is your band. I cannot rave about them enough. You won't be disappointed.

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Wedding Reception

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Where do I begin!? West End String Band was PHENOMENAL at our elopement celebration. Every guest was impressed by the amount of talent in front of them! They learned a song for us and it meant a lot to my husband and his fraternity brothers. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND hiring West End String Band for any event! They were so nice and definitely brought life to the party. I wouldn't hire any other band! Thanks WESB!

(more) Review by . from Asheville, NC on

West End String Band’s Response:

We had a great time at the elopement party, friendly guests, very receptive of our band, makes the job sooooo easy. Best of luck to you guys and thanks for having us out for the party. Congratulations West End String Band.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Nov
16
Wedding Ceremony
Maggie Valley, NC
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2020
Oct
9
Rehearsal Dinner
Andrews, NC
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Sep
20
Rehearsal Dinner
Asheville, NC
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Sep
5
Private Party
Lake Toxaway, NC
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Aug
9
Club Event
Sunset, SC
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Jul
17
Club Event
Greenville, SC
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
May
18
Wedding Reception
Hiawassee, GA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Nov
30
Birthday Party (Adult)
Asheville, NC
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Nov
3
Celebration
Spartanburg, SC
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Oct
28
Corporate Function
Greenville, SC
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Oct
20
Private Party
Marshall, NC
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
Oct
12
Rehearsal Dinner
Sunset, SC
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Sep
8
Private Party
Charlotte, NC
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Jul
27
Cocktail Party
Blowing Rock, NC
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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