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Classic R&B

BookingEntertainment.com can act as your personal booking agency to book top Classic R&B, Soul, Disco or Funk artists, singers and bands for your corporate event, private party, birthday party, fundraiser, college, fair or festival.

Fill out and submit the simple entertainment request form below, and a Classic R&B booking agent will get back to you shortly to discuss pricing and availability.

If you do not see the entertainer that you are looking for on the Classic R&B, Soul, Disco or Funk Music roster below, fill out the entertainment request form or e-mail us and we will be happy to help you book any Classic R&B, Soul, Disco or Funk artist working today.

Want to talk about your event now? Give us a call at (212) 645-0555 and one of our booking agents will be happy to help you immediately.

Our office is staffed from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM EST, Monday - Friday.

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Al Green

 Al Green Booking Agent
Genre:Classic R&BPrice:Under $100,000Demo:35-50,50 +

Al Green

By the young age of sixteen, Al Green had formed his first R&B group, Al Green & the Creations. Al Green would go on to bridge the gap between smooth Philadelphia soul and deep southern soul, becoming one of the most successful performers of the 1970’s and beyond. Al Green & The Creations, comprised of many of Al Green’s high school friends, were eventually re-named the Soul Mates. “Back Up Train,” one of their first singles, climbed to number...

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Anita Baker

 Anita Baker Booking Agent
Genre:Classic R&BPrice:Under $200,000Demo:35-50,50 +

Anita Baker

Anita Baker was born in Toledo, Ohio, in 1958, and grew up in Detroit. Her childhood was filled with the influence of singers like Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson, and by the age of twelve, Anita Baker was singing in a gospel choir. At the age of sixteen, she was singing with local bands, and in 1975, Anita Baker auditioned for one of Detroit’s most popular acts, Chapter 8. She joined the group, and a few years later, in 1982, Otis Smith contacted Anita Baker and offered ...

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Archie Bell

Archie Bell Booking Agent
Genre:Classic R&BDemo:35-50,50 +

Archie Bell

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Aretha Franklin

 Aretha Franklin Booking Agent
Genre:Classic R&BPrice:Under $200,000Demo:35-50,50 +

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin’s early influences in music began while still a little girl, singing at a Detroit church, where her father, Reverend C.L. Franklin, served as a minister. Aretha Franklin was only fourteen when she made her first gospel recordings. She eventually signed to Columbia Records, and would record on that label throughout the first half of the 1960’s. She left Columbia for Atlantic a few years later, by the late 1960’s, Aretha Franklin had established h...

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Atlantic Starr

Atlantic Starr Booking Agent
Genre:Classic R&BPrice:Under $25,000Demo:35-50,50 +

Atlantic Starr

The R&B band Atlantic Starr was established in the mid 1970’s in New York. Long before the band become know for their iconic 80’s hits “Secret Lover” and “Always,” Atlantic Starr’s founding members moved to the west coast and began performing around at local nightclubs until they caught the attention of a major record label and released a self-titled debut in 1978.   The album was slow to rise and only garnered modera...

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BarKays

Genre:Classic R&BPrice:Under $25,000Demo:35-50,50 +

BarKays

The American R&B group known as the Bar-Kays was founded in the mid 1960’s in Memphis, Tennessee. Initially, the members of the Bar-Kays were studio session musicians who played for such notable performers as Booker T. Jones and Otis Redding. Eventually, the musicians decided to create their own group, releasing the debut single “Soul Finger” in 1967.   The song rose into the top five on the R&B charts, but shortly thereafter a tragic pl...

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Betty Wright

Betty Wright Booking Agent
Genre:Classic R&BPrice:Under $50,000Demo:35-50,50 +

Betty Wright

The R&B artist known as Betty Wright was born Bessie Regina Norris in 1953 in Florida. The youngest in a large family, Betty began part of her sibling’s gospel group when she was still a preschooler, and she performed with her family until 1965, when she was only eleven year olds. At that time, Wright caught the attention of record labels, and she was signed to her first contract when she was only twelve. Initially, Betty rose to local fame with the singles &ldqu...

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Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean Booking Agent
Genre:Classic R&BDemo:35-50,50 +

Billy Ocean

The recording artist known as Billy Ocean was born Leslie Sebastian Charles in 1950 in Fyzabad, Trinidad and Tobago. Billy grew up in Essex, England, and as a child he was greatly influenced by his father, who was also a musician. As a teenager, Ocean frequented the clubs around London until he was discovered by a manager who saw his potential as a recording artist.   Billy Ocean recorded his self-titled debut album in 1976, featuring the song “Love Really ...

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Brenda Holloway

Brenda Holloway Booking Agency
Genre:Classic R&BPrice:Under $25,000Demo:50 +

Brenda Holloway

The singer and songwriter Brenda Holloway was born in 1946 in California. Young Holloway grew up studying a number of different instruments and performing in her local church choir as a child. She began taking the pursuit of a career in music seriously when she was barely into her teens, writing her own music and recording demos when she was only fourteen years old.   By the early 1960’s, Brenda had already released her debut song, “Hey Fool.” A...

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Brenton Wood

Brenton Wood Booking Agency
Genre:Classic R&BPrice:Under $25,000Demo:50 +

Brenton Wood

The singer and songwriter known as Brenton Wood was born Alfred Jesse Smith in 1941 in Shreveport, Louisiana. As a child, Brenton’s family moved to Los Angeles and it was while attending college in California that Brenton fell in love with music and began to take the potential pursuit of a career as a musician seriously. Wood adopted the moniker by which he would become known, and he began composing and studying piano. Brenton Wood’s earliest endeavors didn’t m...

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Cameo

 Cameo Booking Agent
Genre:Classic R&BPrice:Under $50,000Demo:35-50

Cameo

Cameo was established as a ten-member funk group in the early 1970’s. Originally called the New York City Players, they changed their name to avoid artistic confusion and released a self-titled debut on an independent label in 1973. After signing to a major label, they released Cardiac Arrest in 1997, featuring the hit single “Rigor Mortis.” The song reached gold status the album performed well, but Cameo would achieve a much higher level of success in the coming years.

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Chairmen of the Board

Chairmen of the Board Booking Agent
Genre:Classic R&BPrice:Under $15,000Demo:50 +

Chairmen of the Board

The soul group known as Chairmen of the Board was established in the 1970’s by General Norman Johnson. Johnson had enjoyed success with the group The Showmen in the decade prior, and after teaming up with Harrison Kennedy, Danny Woods, and Eddie Custis, created the new Chairmen of the Board and the men began recording together as a group. Chairmen of the Board released their debut single, “Give Me Just a Little More Time,” in 1969 and the song quickly rose into...

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Classic R&B Booking Agency

Classic R&B, sometimes called Old School R&B, consists of performers and groups from the 60's, 70's and 80's that make up a few different musical genres including Soul, R&B, Disco and Funk.  Most of these famous Classic R&B groups are African American musicians that had great success as touring acts and sold millions of records to a wide audience around the world.  As many old school R&B acts had multiple hits, these groups still tour up to 200 days a year with booking agents for Classic R&B groups getting requests for booking R&B acts around he world.  The booking fee for Classic R&B acts can start at $7,500, with booking prices for Classic R&B groups going to over $1,000,000.

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