Usual Suspects Band

Variety Band from Simpsonville, KY - Will travel up to 250 miles
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About
The Usual Suspects Band is this Region's Best Wedding and Party Band, earning a 5 STAR Rating by Weddingwire, Gigsalad, Gigmasters and Facebook.com!!! They have been called "Kentuckiana's Premier Wedding and Dance Band" by Barn Party USA Editor Tim Martin!!! Together they are an immensely talented and experienced group of professional musicians that have become highly sought after for client's entertainment needs. USB has performed all over Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Tennessee, and they continue to expand their horizons. This 9 piece group covers the 70's to Today's Top Rock, R&B, Pop, Funk & Motown Hits!!! USB's Rhythm Section is fronted by former The Voice contestant Amber Reese and talented Vocalist and Keyboardist Mike Damron. Then they top it off with the best 4 Piece Horn Section you will find anywhere! All this makes for a Fantastic Evening of Entertainment!!! With an average of 26 years performing experience between our musicians, you will not be disappointed!!!

Members:
Amber Reese fronts the band and has an exceptional voice! She participated as a contestant on "The Voice" and has fronted bands in Louisville and Nashville! Now she brings her talent to Usual Suspect Band!
Lead Guitarist Bruce Jones has been performing all over the U.S. for the past 36 years, sharing the stage with the likes of Tom Sholz of Boston, Travis Toy of Rascal Flatts and Jeff Douglas of the Oak Ridge Boys. Bruce says his influences come from the artists above, as well as Terry Kath...guitarist of the Legendary Band Chicago! Other influences are Average White Band, Tower of Power, Weather Report and many artists from the Motown era.
Martina Shirley has an extensive background in musical performance on the Upright and Electric Bass for over 20 years. Martina has performed in a variety of venues across the Region and has experience playing in Classical Strings Orchestras, Rock, R&B, Motown, Gospel and Jazz Groups.
Mike Damron comes to USB as a well-known Piano Man from the Lawrenceburg Kentucky area. He is an accomplished pianist and vocalist that has performed all over the Eastern U.S. He has also been known to lend his talents to Off Broadway Musicals and plays one mean organ!
Annalie Durbin is the Heart Beat behind the Usual Suspects Band. This Morgantown WV native has been performing on the Drums and Percussion for 12 years and is currently working on her Masters Degree at the University of Louisville. A talented percussionist, Annalie says her influences come from many genre's of music, including Rock Drummer Neil Pert, as well as famed Jazz Drummers Buddy Rich and Dave Weckl.
Then we get to our ultra talented "Hornsmen" of the Usual Suspects Band...
Featured soloist Trevin Little brings his soulful saxophone sounds to USB with over 15 years of performance and teaching experience! He is also a highly regarded music educator and continues to teach and perform in Louisville.
Tenor Saxophonist Jeff Mackey has 26 years of performance experience and is the Founder of the Usual Suspects Band. Jeff studied Music at the University of Louisville, learning from Local Sax Greats Mike Tracy and Jamie Aebersold. He has performed on the Louisville Music Scene with Leo Night and The Moonlighters as well as the popular rock band Goldbrick. Jeff also does the managing and marketing for the group so when you need USB, call him!
Doug Finke is a well known Trombonist with national and international performing experience. After making Louisville his home, This Chicago native has performed all over the world. He has performed with Jim Beebe's Chicago Jazz Band, Bob Shulz Frisco Jazz Band as well as with Warren Vache, Kenny Davern, Richard Wyandss, Jim Cullum, John Bunch and James Charillo and is a much sought after Free Lance and Studio Musician.
Lastly, we have the musical Prodigy Isaac Stephens. Power and High Notes on the Trumpet is not the only thing this Lead Trumpeter brings to the Usual Suspects Band. He is also an accomplished Saxophonist, Guitarist, Drummer as well as Writer and Arranger! He has toured nationally and internationally and is in high demand as a Studio Musician.

When you spend an evening with Usual Suspects Band, you will be treated to music covering the likes of Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Delbert McClinton, Otis Redding, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Ritchey, Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, The Blues Brothers and Tower of Power among many others. Contact USB to entertain your next Event!!!
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Casino Event

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Usual Suspects Band’s Response:

Thanks so much for the awesome review!! We truly enjoyed performing for you and we had a blast!! Again thank you for the great review!!!

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Fraternity Function

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Community Event

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The group is excellent. We will use again and we would highly recommend them.

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Wedding Reception

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I hired USB for my wedding and they went beyond my expectations. They were amazing and everyone loved them. Dance floor was filled the whole time. Can’t say enough great things about this band and highly recommend them to anyone that wants to hire a professional live band.

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Usual Suspects Band’s Response:

We appreciate your review Luke! We had a BLAST!!!

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This group arrived early and were so great to work with. Set up was fast. Sound level was great so that guests could talk if they wished. We have had several requests to have this group return soon. So much fun!

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Cannot say enough good things about them! We had a wonderful reception with their music,they are so talented!!

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Great full band with superb reviews! Super easy to work with, friendly, talented and overall just a joy to work with. The venue I hired them for wanted to bring them back! They were THAT good! Can't wait to work with them again!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

November 23, 2019
$1200 for 3 hrs

Wedding Reception

May 16, 2020
$3200 for 4 hrs

Wedding

May 16, 2020
$3200 for 4 hrs

Corporate Function

December 13, 2019
$1200 for 2 hrs

Wedding Reception

May 23, 2020
$2400 for 3 hrs

Wedding

May 30, 2020
$2400 for 3 hrs

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2019
May
11
Wedding Reception
Danville, KY
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2019
Apr
27
Casino Event
Lexington, KY
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2019
Mar
30
Fraternity Function
Louisville, KY
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2018
Dec
31
Capital Plaza Hotel
Frankfort, KY
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2018
Dec
8
Audoban Country Club Dinner / Dance
Louisville, KY
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Nov
24
Cardinal Alley Tailgate UofL vs UK Game
Louisville, KY
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Nov
9
Jeptha Creed Distillery
Shelbyville, KY
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Oct
27
Cardinal Alley Tailgaters UofL Gane
Louisville, KY
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Oct
20
Lake St. Joseph Convent
Crestwood, KY
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Oct
13
The Grand Reserve
Lexington, KY
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Oct
12
Jeptha Creed Distillery
Shelbyville, KY
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Oct
7
Smith Berry Winery
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Chicago
Addicted to Love
Robert Palmer
Aint Too Proud To Beg
The Temptations
At This Moment
Michael Buble
Black Friday
Steely Dan
Brick House
The Commodores
Come Together
The Beatles
Diggin on James Brown
Tower of Power
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is
Chicago
Domino
Van Morrison
Easy Like Sunday Morning
Lionel Ritchey
Flip Flop FLy
Joe Turner
Get Ready
Rare Earth
Hard to Handle
Otis Redding
Hip To Be Square
Huey Lewis
Honkey Tonk Woman
Rolling Stones
Hot Hot Hot
Buster Poindexter
I Wanna Be Just Like You
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
I Wish
Stevie Wonder
Jump Jive and Wail
Brian Setzer
Jumpin From Six to Six
Colin James
Jumpin East of Java
Brian Setzer
King of Swing
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Knock On Wood
Eddie Floyd
Make Me Smile
Chicago
Moon Dance
Van Morrison
Mustang Sally
Wilson Pickett
My Old School
Steely Dan
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
James Brown
Play Dat Funky Music
Wild Cherry
Power of Love
Huey Lewis
Saturday In The Park
Chicago
Shaky Ground
Delbert McClinton
Signed Sealed Delivered
Stevie Wonder
Since I Don't Have You
Skyliners
So Very Hard to Go
Tower of Power
Soul Man
Sam & Dave
Superstition
Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Chicago
Blues Brothers
The Letter
Joe Cocker
Turn Your Love Around
George Benson
Vehicle
Ides of March
What is Hip
Tower of Power
When A Man Loves A Woman
Percy Sledge
You Can Leave Your Hat On
Joe Cocker
You May Be Right
Billy Joel
The One You Love
Glenn Frey
You & Me & The Bottle Makes 3
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
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70s Band
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Motown Band
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Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
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Graduation Parties
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Super Bowl Parties
Please note Usual Suspects Band will also travel to Eastwood, Fisherville, Wilsonville, Finchville, Shelbyville, Sycamore, Pewee Valley, Crestwood, Smithfield, Wildwood, Anchorage, Middletown, Woodland Hills, Buckner, Taylorsville, Lagrange, La Grange, Green Spring, Northfield, Plantation, Creekside, Lyndon, Fincastle, Graymoor-Devondale, Spring Valley, Eminence, Lincolnshire, Cambridge, Prospect, Goshen.
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