SmackWaterBand

Variety Band from Monroe, LA - Will travel up to 325 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2016
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$1200 - $2500 per event
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About
The "wedding specialists"! Smackwater is a 5 piece band based in the Monroe, LA area. The members extensive song list and combined 200+ years of experience in playing live music will bring the best in music to any setting, weddings, night clubs, balls, casinos,conventions and festivals. Any place where fun and music are present! The band moves quickly and easily from song to song leaving no "down time" between songs and giving the venue more music for their money! The bands playlist consists of hundreds of songs including classic rock, R&B, Swamp Pop, Cajun, and country. And if requested, other live instrumentation like horns can be added. So, for the very best in live party music, you won't go wrong with Smackwater!
Meet the band!

Billy J. Morris lead vocalist, perscussion
Billy is the newest member and lead singer for Smackwater, a native of Marksville, LA and now residing in Logansport, LA
?Billy is a 2-time inductee in the Louisiana Hall of Fame and is also in the Shreveport area Hall of Fame. Inducted twice into the Louisiana Hall of Fame in 1999, vocalist Billy J. Morris commands your attention from the stage, as he connects with his audience with a little Cajun charm and magnetism. Billy J's unique style of powerful, soul-filled renditions will keep you wanting more as he belts out songs that he was born to sing. Whether singing in English or in Cajun, his unique vocal range and style are most sought after, and have only improved with age and experience. He'll quickly tell you, with that smile he always wears, “I'm not a singer...I'm a song stylist!”
Steve Cagle keyboards, vocals, trombone, rhythm guitar, manager
Steve is the keyboardist for the band and also plays trombone and rhythm guitar. A Monroe, LA native, Steve has played all over the U.S. Most recently Steve was with Easy Eddie and the Partyrockers for 8 years and before that was with fellow Smackwater band members Mark and Mike in G.G. Shinn's Hot Damn Band. Steve has performed in shows with Mickey Gilley, Conway Twitty, The Equinox Jazz Orchestra and many others.
Mike Weathersby guitar, vocals
Mike is an Arkansas native relocated to Louisiana years ago and is known as "The Legend" in the region. Mike played for several years in the Memphis, TN music community, and then throughout the deep south. He fronted his own very successful variety band Spice in Louisiana for many years.
Mark Smith drums
Mark has been drumming professionally since the age of 15. He has played and toured with many recording artists throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America. Artists he has performed with include G.G. Shinn, Percy Sledge, Margo Smith, Pam Tillis, Randy Travis, Bobby Vinton, and the list goes on and on!
Richard McClain Bass guitar and vocals.
Richard is the newest member of the band and a local native. Richard played many years in the Nashville music scene backing up many top recording and performing artists. We're thrilled to add Richard to the Smackwater line up!
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Wedding Reception

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Great group to work with. Very flexible and goes with the flow. They also sound incredible.

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SmackWaterBand’s Response:

Thank you so much for booking Smackwater! Y'all were a pleasure to work with. We wish you many happy years and marriage, prosperity and health!

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These guys were just fantastic all around! Couldn't have asked for a better group to perform for our special day. Professionalism was shown fom the first inquiry on booking these guys until the last song last night.

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Y'all! This is NO JOKE! Our wedding was the week of May 20th and our original band cancelled on us the week of (that Tuesday) due to an emergency surgery the lead singer had to undergo that Wednesday. Total panic on my end as the bride, right? I was directed online to GigMasters by pure accident and requested a free quote. Smackwater band responded SO quickly and through their sincerity and understanding we booked them on Wednesday(3 days before our wedding). They were a God send! They were a true blessing and a BLAST to have play at our reception! Better than we could have EVER dreamed or hoped for! To each and every member, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

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SmackWaterBand’s Response:

Thank you so much for the kind words! It was our pleasure to be a part of your very special day. It was fortunate for everyone that our gig that was scheduled for that day was cancelled due to weather and we were able to be of service to you. Best wishes to y'all in your future together!

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Working with Smackwater for our party was a great experience. They were professional and easy to work with. They adapted to our needs and met all expectations. They are extremely talented and I would highly recommend them to others!

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SmackWaterBand’s Response:

Thank you Brandi! It was our pleasure working with you, Adrian and your entire hospital staff for your Christmas party! We hope to see you again next year.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2017
Dec
9
Wedding Reception
Hot Springs, AR
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Oct
28
Wedding Reception
Natchez, MS
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Jun
30
Horseshoe Casino
Bossier City, LA
8:30 PM - 12:30 AM
2017
Jun
24
Landry-Coon Engagment Party
Monroe, LA
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2017
Jun
17
High School Reunion
Pearl, MS
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Jun
10
Club Event
Magnolia, AR
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
May
20
Wedding Reception
Vicksburg, MS
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2016
Dec
17
Corporate Function
Ruston, LA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Ain't too proud to beg
All right now
All these things
Always on my mind
As long as I can see the light
Back to Louisiana
Barefootin'
Before you accuse me
Big Mamou
Boogie shoes
Born on the bayou
Brick house
Bring it on home
Brown eyed girl
Can't get enough of your love
Cinnamon Girl
Cocaine
Crossroads
Domino
Don't close your eyes
Drift away
Every day I have the blues
Fast as you
Flip flop and fly
Fooled around and fell in love
Further on up the road
Get down tonight
Gimme some loving
Gimme 3 steps
Giving up for your love
Going back to Big Mamou
Got you on my mind
Great balls of fire
Green River
Groove Me
Groovin'
Heard it through the grapevine
Hold on I'm coming
Honky tonk women
Hurts so good
Jambalaya
Johnny B. Good
Just call me lonesome
Just my imagination
Kansas City
Knock on wood
Last Date
Long train running
Magnolia
Matilda
Members only
Mercy mercy
Midnight hour
Midnight hour
New Orleans Ladies
Nothing takes the place of you
Oh, lonesome me
Old man down the road
Peter Gunn
Peter Gunn
Play that funky music
Pretty woman
Proud Mary
Rocky mountain way
Sea of love
Secret agent man
Shake rattle and roll
Sick and tired
Since I met you baby
Soul man
Sleep walk
Stand by me
Stormy Monday
Susie Q
Sweet home Alabama
Sweet Soul Music
Takin' care of business
Tell it like it is
Tennessee whiskey
The thrill is gone
The twist
To love somebody
Tough enough
Tupelo honey
Twist and shout
Twist and shout
Walking the dog
Wasted days and wasted nights
When a man loves a woman
Whiter shade of pale
Wonderful tonight
Working man blues
Young blood
And many more!
Cover Band
Dance Band
Oldies Band
Rock Band
Variety Band
R&B Band
Classic Rock Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note SmackWaterBand will also travel to Fairbanks, Swartz, West Monroe, Sterlington, Start, Calhoun, Collinston, Eros, Rayville, Downsville, Bastrop, Oak Ridge, Farmerville, Archibald, Mangham, Hebert, Mer Rouge, Choudrant, Baskin, Chatham.
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