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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.

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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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Jennifer Holliday

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

Jennifer Holliday

Jennifer Holliday was born in 1960 in Riverside, Texas. She was only nineteen when she hit Broadway, starring in the musical Your Arms Too Short to Box with God, and by 1981 she’d earned her first award nomination for a Drama Desk Award. But it was her performance as Effie Melody White in Dreamgirls which would rocket her to superstardom. The performance led to Jennifer Holliday’s sweep of the 1982 award season, bringing her a Tony for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, a Gramm...

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Jermaine Jackson

Genre:Classic R&BPrice:Under $75,000Demo:35-50,50 +

Jermaine Jackson

The American composer and singer Jermaine Jackson was born in 1954 in Gary, Indiana. Known best as one of the original members of the Jackson 5 and brother to music legend Michael Jackson, Jermaine grew up the fourth child in the Jackson family and was originally tapped to be the group’s lead singer. However, after his younger brother Michael began stealing the show with his vocals, Jermaine took a backseat so that Michael could begin his meteoric rise as first the lead singer of the...

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Jerry Butler

 Jerry Butler Booking Agent
Genre:Classic R&BPrice:Under $25,000Demo:50 +

Jerry Butler

Jerry Butler brew up in Chicago and spend his childhood as a member of the local church choir. He became friends with Curtis Mayfield as a young boy and then as young men, Butler and Mayfield joined with Richard and Arthur Brooks and Sam Gooden to create the band initially known as the Roosters. By 1957, they had changed the name to Jerry Butler & the Impressions, and within one year of that, they’d scored their first hit with “For Your Precious Love.” Butl...

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Jody Watley

Genre:Classic R&BDemo:25-35,35-50

Jody Watley

The American singer and songwriter Jody Watley was born in 1959 in Chicago, Illinois. Young Jody grew up in an environment which fostered her musical talents; her godfather was none other than Jackie Wilson, who encouraged the young Jody to sing when she was only a child. Her first appearance in performance was at his side, at the age of eight, and by the time she was a teenager, she’d begun appearing on the TV dance show Soul Train.   Watley was selected t...

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Keith Sweat

Keith Sweat Booking Agent
Genre:Classic R&BPrice:Under $50,000Demo:25-35,35-50

Keith Sweat

The R&B soul sensation Keith Sweat was born in 1961 in New York. Sweat lost his father at an early age and grew up in a struggling single-parent house, often working odd and small jobs to help the family get by. By the time he was in his twenties, though, he was singing as part of the band Jamilah. After leaving the group, Keith began performing in New York City nightclubs regularly until Elektra Records took notice of his talents and signed him as a solo artist in 1987. ...

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Kool and the Gang

 Kool and the Gang Booking Agent
Genre:Disco / FunkPrice:Under $100,000Demo:35-50,50 +

Kool and the Gang

"Celebration," Kool & the Gang's most iconic hit, has become a wedding and party favorite since it hit the airwaves decades ago. Throughout the 1970's and 1980's, Kool & the Gang reigned as one of the most successful funk bands in American music, and their popularity continues today. Initially called Jazziacs, then Soul Town Band, Kool & the Gang began playing clubs in New York's Greenwich Village at their start. An error which led to their ...

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Lenny Williams

Lenny Williams Booking Agency
Genre:Jazz & BluesPrice:Under $25,000Demo:35-50,50 +

Lenny Williams

The R&B singer Lenny Williams was born in 1945 in Little Rock, Arkansas, but grew up in Oakland, California. As a child, Lenny learned to play the trumpet and by the time he was a teenager, he was performing with a number of gospel choirs and groups in the San Francisco area. His early experiences put him in touch with a number of notable artists who were already established, including: Tramaine, Billy Preston, and Sly Stone. Williams’s relationship with these musicians would ser...

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Little Anthony and the Imperials

Little Anthony and the Imperials Booking Agent
Genre:Classic R&BPrice:Under $25,000Demo:50 +

Little Anthony and the Imperials

The doo-wop group known as Little Anthony and the Imperials was established in the 1950’s when members from the groups the Chesters and the Duponts merged to create a new group. Following the release of their smash-hit single, "Tears on My Pillow," in 1958, the group released We Are the Imperials in the following year and secured their position as one of the most iconic groups of the era. Little Anthony and the Imperials enjoye...

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Lloyd Price

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

Lloyd Price

The R&B vocalist Lloyd Price was born in 1933 in Louisiana. Long before Lloyd Price, who would quickly become known as “Mr. Personality,” rose to fame with his hit “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” in 1952, Price grew up in the New Orleans area. With the city’s heavy musical influences, it’s no surprise that Lloyd began performing in his school and church choirs, and so by the time Specialty Records came to town to scout for new talents, it was inevitable that Llo...

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Mandrill

Mandrill Booking Agency
Genre:Classic R&BPrice:Under $50,000Demo:35-50,50 +

Mandrill

The American band Mandrill was established in New York in the late 1960’s, by founding members and brothers Ric Wilson, Lou Wilson, and Carlos Wilson. Throughout the 1970’s, Mandrill released more than ten albums, including: Mandrill (1970), Mandrill Is (1971), Composite Truth (1972), Just Outside of Town (1973), Mandrilland (1974), Solid (1975), We Are One (1978), New Worlds (...

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Mariah Carey

 Mariah Carey Booking Agent
Genre:Classic R&BDemo:25-35,35-50

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey was born in Long Island, New York in 1970, and moved to New York City the day after her high school graduation, with aspirations to begin a career in music. Mariah landed a job as a backing vocalist for Brenda K. Starr, who gave her demo tape to Tommy Mottola. A record deal with Columbia Records followed immediately. Mariah Carey’s 1990 debut album was just the beginning of a long list of hits over the next ten years. With singles like "Vision of Love,&qu...

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Martha Reeves

Genre:Classic R&BDemo:35-50,50 +

Martha Reeves

The American R&B singer Martha Reeves was born in 1941 in Alabama. Long before Reeves rose to fame as the lead singer of the group Martha and the Vandellas, she grew up in Detroit, Michigan, where she sang in her grandfather’s church choir. While attending high school, Martha studied music and after graduating, she started performing around town in various jazz clubs.   During one of these performances, Martha Reeves was discovered by an A&R represe...

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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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