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The BigTime Party Band, born in 2003, has quickly become one of the hottest bands in the Southeast. Playing traditional beach music, motown, rhythm and blues, southern and classic rock and a wide and pleasing variety of party favorites in clubs, community festivals, weddings and many corporate events, BigTime has moved to the forefront of both live and recorded bands in the region.
BigTime has enjoyed three (3) songs achieving Top 10 status on 94.9 FM The Surf's (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) beach music charts, with one going all the way to #1 and another to #4. This breakout recording and performing group has quickly solidified its position as one of the most requested in the area.
Signed by the south's premier label Ripete / KHP Music three years ago, BigTime regularly releases significant new music, with three such performances in April 2008 on a "gospel shag" compilation entitled, "Swoop Down Jesus" Volume 2, to go along with two other compilation CD's, "I Could Have Danced All Night" Volume 2, and "This Is It, Carolina's Calling Me", which were released in 2006 and 2007 respectively. In March of 2009, they released their long awaited 12 song CD, "Footprints In The Sand" which includes several excellent original tunes along with some great classics.
BigTime's very successful "Drink Up" shag dance and party anthem, along with their "Do Ya' Like", were recently inducted into The Surf 94.9 FM Hall Of Fame, indicating their elevation there to Beach Music classic status!
With eight (8) active performers, BigTime displays vocal range and strength many other bands cannot easily match. Running the entire gamut from the tenor voices of John Wilson, an energetic and charismatic front man and seconday guitar player, and Johnny Wilson the operations manager, founder & vocalist, the falsetto of ace keyboardist Bill Hancock, to the mellow stylings of Tiff Wheeler Hancock, herself a standout hit making performer, they personalize each song, impress you with their differences, yet wow you with their harmonious blend.
Add to this the skill and enthusiasm of Barry Briggs on guitar and vocals, the experience and precision of drummer Ernie Pryce, the solid drive of Todd Yanez on bass guitar, the exciting and mellow sounds of Benny Latino on sax and the technical expertise of sound engineer Lynn Hoffman. Again, wow!
Together they are the BigTime Party Band, always bringing the party to you! Listen here, give them a call?.
Mike Lewis, Member of The DJ Hall Of Fame, Chapel Hill, NC - 2009
What can I say ? Big Time Party Band is easy to work with, do exactly as promised, and provide for a great evening !! Guests were pleased, walking around saying " best band we've had", the Country Club staff told me it was the best band that had played the club, and my personal dealings with them were smooth. Hope you hire them---I certainly will in the future ! Gary Lewis -- Gary L, Pinehurst, NC, 5/22/2010
The band was fabulous. One of the best beach music groups in this area. On time, professional, kept the guests on the dance floor until the very end. We will definately invite this band back for our next event. I highly recommend them. -- Carole M, Martinsville, VA, 12/31/2009
Bigtime party band was exactly what we were hoping for during our wedding reception. They were extremely accomodating to our schedule and flexible with special requests during the event. They were also reasonably priced. Johnny was very friendly and easy to work with as well. They displayed variety with their music and were sure to make sure my husband and I were having fun! They kept guests dancing all night. We would definitely recommend them with high regards to future couples. -- Quincy B, Stokesdale, NC, 9/13/2008
I am so happy that Bigtime Party Band played at our wedding. They contributed to the joyful and happy atmosphere that we wanted. Our guests, coming from twenty-something states and four countries, all got to dance and listen to music that they liked, thanks to Bigtime Party Band's variety of songs and styles. Whatever request we had- Johnny and his band were happy to accommodate. It could not have been more perfect! I would recommend Bigtime Party Band to anyone who likes to have fun!"
Lina Lindberg, Graham, NC 03/22/08
Margaret Wood Cannell director of Hillsborough,NC, Hog Day Thanks for a FANTASTIC set yesterday at Hog Day! You guys are PHENOMENAL. Can't thank you enough! 06/19/2010
The Big Time Party Band played for the Angier Bike Fest in June on what seemed to be the hottest day of the summer thus far, and they are the ones that put on a "Hott" show. From Beach to Southern Rock music this band does it all and they do it well, and they truly enjoy keeping the crowd entertained while on stage. John Wilson and his sister Tiff are very talented artists that you can tell have learned a lot from the leader of the Big Time Party Band, their dad Johnny Wilson. I would highly recommend the Big Time Party Band for any event that you are having, and I look forward to having them back in Angier real soon.
We just got married 3 weeks ago and had the BigTime Party Band at our wedding. To say they made our reception great is an understatement. They were really great musically and super easy to work with. They did every single thing we asked and made it easy. Thanks guys for all you did to make our day special!
Allison Leslie, Greensboro, NC, 09/24/2010
* Thanks for a GREAT show last night! We had a BLAST!!! A Big THANK YOU to The BigTime Party Band - you guys were AWESOME!!!
Kathy Easterling, Pittsboro, NC 6/12/2011
Bigtime Party Band was wonderful! I have received so many compliments from wedding guests. Thank you for making my wedding day so very special!
Kelsey Durham Daly
Big Time Party Band really added to our daughter's reception. Their music was fantastic and everyone loved the music. We highly recommend them.
Nancy Phillips, Rocky Mount, NC 6/18/2011
Big Time Party Band did a great performance, but that was not the best thing about our night. They were EXTREMELY accommodating with all of our special requests. We were behind schedule the whole night and they did above and beyond of what we asked them to do. Music was upbeat and the entire wedding party and guests really enjoyed the song list. Thank you for REALLY making our reception a success!
Steve Adcock, High Point, NC 7-2-2011
From the moment I booked Big Time Party Band, Johnny Wilson was very prompt in communicating to me. The entire band and their show was top notch for our dinner dance. I would recommend The Big Time Party Band for any venue or event. I'm looking forward to seeing them at sometime in the future. Thanks Johnny and the rest of the band!
Kevin Hall, Wake County Shrine Club, Raleigh, NC
To all shag clubs:
The BigTime Party Band will be releasing our new song, "Cherry Groove" in the next few weeks. I came up with an idea so that the song would get wide acknowledgement, but I may need some help. Here is my plan. We will send out a copy of "Cherry Groove" to ALL shag clubs. If your shag club hasn't received an mp3 please let me know. You will invent either new shag steps or a line dance and video it, if you choose to participate. Then send it to me by April 1st and the…