1st Generation Band

Variety Band from Atlanta, GA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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63 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2009
BOOKED 1 day ago

$3500 - $8000 per event
About
Whether your event is a wedding, a formal fundraising gala, a corporate function, or just good friends gathering for a fun party, the 1st Generation Band knows exactly what it takes to give your guests the time of their lives. The band combines veteran experience with contemporary style, bringing a professional and high-energy approach that creates an atmosphere of fun and excitement to make your special occasion a complete success.

From Motown to current hits, soul to classic rock, 70s and 80s to jazz and even a little bit of country, 1st Generation covers all the greatest party music so you and your guests can dance for hours. With a lineup that includes two dynamic female singers, a classy and soulful male vocalist, electrifying sax and optional trumpet, 1st Generation is able to recreate every style of music to perfection. Simply let them know what type of ambiance you envision for your event and the band will help bring it to life!

Bandleader Morris Drane enthusiastically approaches every function with an open mind and heart, knowing that the right experience for his clients involves a great performance AND top-notch service. And the entire band, dressed for success and impeccably styled, offers both compelling personality and seasoned musicianship that is sure to keep your guests moving and grooving. Their goal is to exceed your high expectations and make sure everybody has FUN!

For any generation and for every occasion, 1st Generation guarantees an unforgettable night of incredible tunes and fun dancing so you and your guests will enjoy every moment.
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50+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!
2014 - Top Motown Band
2012 - Top Motown Band
2011 - Top Motown Band

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First Generation, Wow! What a BLAST we had at our outdoor wedding reception on 10.13.2012! Morris was so very accommodating and prompt from the start. We worked together to come up with the perfect songlist! Everyone LOVED the band and we had so many guest dancing all night! We (the bride and a few bridesmaids) were even spotted dancing on stage once or twice. ;-) I look forward to booking 1st generating in the future! So many of my friends (future brides!) loved the band and I am hoping they will use them as well! Thanks again, Morris and Band! Sarah Beth and Doug

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1st Generation Band was the perfect band to play at our wedding. From the start, they were very professional and very quick to answer any questions we had. Mr. Drane was an excellent manager and helped ease the stress that planning a wedding can bring. They were easy to deal with and very accomidating to our requests. At the wedding, they were amazing! Their song choices were exactly what we wanted and we have been receiving comments about how awesome the band was. They will keep everyone dancing and having a great time. I would recommend 1st Generation Band to anyone. They professionalism, exciting atmosphere, and talent are unmatched. Thanks so much!!

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What a time! Wow. They were eager to please, and easily learned our "special request songs.". The manager, Mr. Drane, stayed in touch with us during the months before the wedding. The band arrived in town well in advance of the wedding. I would recommend these folks any time, anywhere.

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1st Generation Band played for my wedding in St Simons Island and they were AMAZING. Everyone enjoyed them and I had a few friends ask for their cards to play at future events. I wanted a band that would bring everyone onto the dance floor and 1st Generation made this happen. They are all very talented musicians and performers and they made my wedding even more memorable. Thank you!!! -Whitney

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Corporate Function

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1st Generation Band is one of the best bands we have ever hired for a corporate event! They are talented, energetic, fun, interactive, and can get the crowd engaged in the music. They played a variety of music and played all genres very well. Guests kept coming up to us to tell us how fabulous the band is. They were a pleasure to work with and met our every request. Prior to the event they returned phone calls and e-mails to questions in a timely manner. From my initial inquiree to our firework finale, they were attentive. They certainly deserve the honor of the 2011 Gigmaster Top Performer! Kudos to Morris, Kim, and one of the coolest bands I've worked with!

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1st Generation Band was perfect. They could not have been nicer in regards to us changing the starting time, which speaks volumes to their professionalism and attitude. They picked great songs to play and made them sound terrific. We are excited to talking with them in the future.

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Very professional and talented group. Several guests were so impressed, they are considering hiring the band for future events!

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The 1st Generation Band was first class their music, their professionalism, and their willingness to make our daughters wedding exceptional. Morris Drane the manager was one of the nicest gentleman I've ever worked with. His band members were so polite and respectful, they accommodated our every need and request. They actually learned two new songs and let the bride (my daughter) and my son sing with the band. The crowd from age 86 to 10 months old loved the energy and mood 1st Generation created. Everyone complimented them throughout the night. I highly recommend these nice entertainers and now good friends. You will be very satisfied. The Gammon Family

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This was my third event using the 1st Generation Band and each time it seems to get better. For this lavish wedding, they provided a keyboard player and a soloist for the ceremony a jazz trio for cocktail hour and a ten piece band for the reception. 1st Generation Band arrived on time, setup on time and met our every request and kept my guests on the dance floor. The leader of the band couldn’t be any nicer or any more accommodating. He was available for every conference call requested, promptly replied to emails and very knowledgeable and up to date with his music catalog. I can’t recommend this band enough!!!!

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1st Generation Band did a fantastic job at our wedding reception. Truly, they were one of the most fun and talented groups I've ever seen at a private event! They stayed in touch with me about details from the first time I called to reserve the band. Always checking in, asking for ways they could help or make the night better. I would recommend this group to anyone! All of our guests loved them and stayed until they had to pack up! Wonderful music, and they were great at getting the crowd involved. All members were very professional and talented! I hope to be able to attend another party where they play. Overall, a wonderful band that made our wedding so memorable!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Dec
31
New Year's Eve Party
Asheville, NC
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2019
Jul
13
Wedding Reception
Birmingham, AL
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Jun
29
Wedding Reception
Chattanooga, TN
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2019
Feb
15
Valentine's Day Party
Alpharetta, GA
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Sep
29
Wedding Reception
Asheville, NC
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Sep
22
Wedding Reception
Atlanta, GA
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Apr
21
Wedding Ceremony
Palmetto, GA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Jun
17
Wedding Reception
Gadsden, AL
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
May
27
Wedding Reception
Braselton, GA
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
Mar
18
Wedding
Jacksonville, FL
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2016
Jun
25
Wedding Reception
Dothan, AL
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2015
Oct
31
Wedding Reception
Atlanta, GA
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2015
Sep
26
Wedding Reception
Rome, GA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Please note 1st Generation Band will also travel to East Point, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Mansfield, Norcross, Thomasville, Decatur, Hampton, Mc Donough, Howard, Red Oak, Morrow, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Redan, Stockbridge, Clarkdale, Jonesboro, Rex, Locust Grove, Marietta, Ellenwood, Inman, Riverdale, Fayetteville, Forest Park, Griffin, Lovejoy, Conley, Jenkinsburg.
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