Getting To Know The Holiday Band
The Holiday Band was formed in 1991 in central North Carolina. Based in Burlington, the band featured a group of musicians who had a love for classic Soul, R&B, Carolina Beach Music, and classic Rock & Roll. Now Celebrating 25 years, the band has evolved from a part-time weekend band to a full-time touring band performing over 150 shows each year throughout the Southeastern United States, and select dates throughout the country!
The band features 7 musicians on stage, with various talents, interests and backgrounds. Mike Taylor leads the group and sings, plays guitar, keyboards, and serves as musical director. Bob Martin’s virtuosity as a saxophone player is known throughout the country. Tim Taylor brings his big voice and personality to the band and plays bass guitar as well. Wayne Moore plays drums and sings background vocals. His tight groove and metronomic steady hands are the backbone of the bands always danceable feel. Ronnie Farrington brings an energy that often reminds the audience of Earth Wind & Fire, or James Brown. Ronnie’s heart-pounding bass playing is something you don’t just hear or watch, it’s something you must experience. Lucas Cook brings his love for Louisiana R&B and the likes of Dr. John to the keyboards. You may just have to see him to understand. Behind the mixing board is Maurice Leggett. Maurice has decades of experience and has a great talent for bringing each voice and separate instrument to a blend that pleases the ear, and pulls the feet onto the dance floor.
In the bands 25 years performing, they have been featured at concerts, festivals, fairs, cruise lines, and thousands of private parties and weddings. Not only featured in the Southern Soul & Carolina Beach Music market, the band has been seen at Lincoln Square in NYC as well as a featured band on Carnival Cruise Lines. The Holiday Band will headline over a dozen festivals in 2016, and will perform at concert series throughout the Southeast. Known for it’s infectious rhythms and keen song list, the Holiday Band is often brought in for dance parties.
The Holiday Band has recorded 8 studio albums, and has been featured on countless compilation records. The band has won awards many of their original compositions, including “I’m Man Enough” and “Love of A Lifetime”, the band has won the “Band of the Year” award at the Carolina Beach Music Awards. In 2015, the band was inducted into the Carolina Beach Music Awards Hall of Fame.
In 2017, The Holiday Band is hungry to be the best that they have ever been, and is excited to show it!