The SugarBees are a Variety, Dance band that covers all genres including current hits, classic favorites, country, rock, alternative, beach, boogie, blues, oldies, pop, disco, motown, and many more.
* have played hundreds of weddings and other events since 1991.
*keep the party going during breaks with our DJ system playing line dance songs and any special requests.
*are fully self-contained with full PA and lights that can accommodate over 5000 people.
*have a very extensive song list, we can perform at virtually any venue.
In 1991, The SugarBees were founded by multi-platinum producer, engineer, and drummer Fred Shaw along with Marion Carter with Ripete Records. The studio band, at BradleyHouseMusic, got their start backing National and International talent such as Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs, The Gatlin Brothers, The Stylistics, The Drifters, The Tams, The Embers, The Platters, Danny and the Juniors, Joe Simon, Chuck Berry, Bill Pinkney, Kip Anderson, Dale Hawkins, Dan Penn, and many more.
The SugarBees released their debut CD "Bad, Bad Business" in 1998 and continued recording and touring later releasing four CD projects. The group has its own impressive list of hit songs for the beach and shag market including "Susie Q", "Slippin n Slidin", "The Monkey Song", "Holy Cow", "Hold you to your Promise", "Give it to a Good Man", "Automobile", and several more. Since 2012,The SugarBees featuring Mary Vella has had a string of original songs in the Top 40 Beach Music charts which includes, "Vacation", "Dizzy", "Why Have the Blues When you can Boogie at the Beach" and "Rockaby". The Group continues to be a leading live attraction with a new lineup,
* Singer/songwriter Mary Vella, who performs beach, country, disco, rock, today's current hits, and more.
* Barris McWhite, a gifted keyboard player and studio member who's the music minister of his church.
* Steve Rhinehardt a seasoned bass player.
* George Davis, an original member, who covers the Blues and Oldies on guitar and vocals.
* and manager and founder, Fred Shaw, the percussionist who covers the classic rock.
With topflight musicianship and a polished, energetic and dynamic live presentation, The SugarBees have it all!
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Here are a few testimonials from clients:
This is a letter of recommendation for the Sugarbees who played at the Citi/Smith Barney President's Council in Hilton Head, SC on their farewell night. I was very impressed with the band's expertise in music, as well as the professionalism that the group presented that night. The different types of music ranging from 70' to the 90's were a pleasure to listen to and Citi group absolutely enjoyed and loved their melodies.
As an event planner, I would most certainly hire them again.
National Program Director
4101 Ravenswood Road, Suite 203
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
We just wanted to let yall know that we had a wonderful
time at the Wedding Reception. The band was fantastic and
We had numerous people that said, "It was the best
Reception they have been to." We highly recommend The
Sugarbees to anyone that is looking for a band to play at
David and Catherine
Assistant Football Coach
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 09:56:40 -0500
I am an event planner in South Carolina and The Sugar Bees provided the entertainment for a wedding I planned and coordinated in September 2010. The event was on Edisto Island, SC, so the band members all had to commit to travel to be at the event. What an amazing group of people! The Sugarbees were so easy and accommodating to work with and helped make planning for the event smooth. They met all of mine, and my clients', needs and special requests. The band arrived early for set-up due to the layout of the wedding ceremony and reception. All band members were early and prepared to entertain the guests.
They played to crowd from cocktails to dinner to dancing under the stars. All the guests raved about how much fun they had, how wonderful the music was and what a great band The Sugar Bees were!
Overall, The Sugar Bees made my event a success. I was thrilled with every aspect of the band, and so were my clients! The experience was perfect and I would recommend them to anyone look for great entertainment!
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Shout Isley Brothers
Crazy Patsy Cline
Stand By MeBen E King
I aint DrunkGeorge Davis
Rainy Night in GeorgiaBrook Benton
Sharp Dressed ManZZtop
American BandGrand Funk Railroad
Cant You SeeMarshall Tucker Band
Sweet Home AlabamaLynard Skynard
Locked Out of HeavenBruno Mars
Call Me MaybeCarly Rae Jepsen
Forget YouCee lo Green
Rolling In The DeepAdele
Don't Know WhyNorah Jones
I Will SurviveGloria Gaynor
Brick HouseThe Commodores
Billie JeanMicheal Jackson
We Are FamilySister Sledge
Old Time Rock and RollBob Seger
Sparks FlyTaylor Swift
Long Train RunningGrand Funk Railroad
Bobby McgeeJanis Joplin
No OneAlicia Keys
Its Alright (to Have a Good Time)Huey Lewis and the News
Under the BoardwalkThe Drifters
Can't You SeeMarshal Tucker Band
Mustang SallyWilson Pickett
Twist MedleyChubby Checker
Meet Me With Your Black Drawers OnGloria Hardiman
Hold You To Your PromiseSugarBees
The Monkey SongSugarBees
Jump The JointSugarBees
Bad Bad BusinessSugarBees
Slippin' And Slidin'SugarBees
Some BridgesKeisha Brown
Twisting The Night AwaySam Cooke
You Send MeSam Cooke
Ain't Too Proud To BegThe Temptations
Midnight HourWilson Pickett
Rock and RollLed Zeplin
Let's Get It OnMarvin Gaye
Dock Of The BayOttis Redding
I've Been Loving You Too LongOttis Redding
Soul ManBlues Brothers
Cross Cut SawAlbert King
Old Time Rock And RollBob Segar
Let The Good Times RollRay Charles
Play That Funky MusicWild Cherry
Brick HouseLionel Richie & The Commodores
Honkey Tonk WomenRolling Stones
Electric SlideMarcia Griffith
Three StepsLynard Skynard
StayMaurice Williams & The Zodiacs
Pink CadillacAretha Franklin
Proud MaryTina Turner
At LastEtta James
Don't let the Green Grass Fool YouWilson Picket
Stand By MeBen E. King
I aint Drunk Im Just DrinkingAlbert Collins
That Don't Impress Me MuchShania Twain
Son Of A Preacher ManVarious
Black VelvetAlannah Myles
Knockin On Heavens DoorBob Dylan
Baby LoveMothers Finest
If Loving You Is WrongVarious
Carolina GirlsChairmen Of The Board
Give Me Just A Little More TimeChairmen Of The Board
Micheal Jackson, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Patsy Cline, Chubby Checker, ZZtop, Etta James, Norah Jones, Jimmy Buffet, Marshall Tucker Band, Carly Rae Jepson, Bruno Mars, Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs, The Tams, The Drifters, and many, many more.
Wedding in Wilmington, NC on 08/23/2008
"Terrific band! They were perfect for the job, and did a magnificent job of incorporating the crowd and specific circumstances into their routine!"
In addition to Summerville, The SugarBees will also travel to Ladson, North Charleston, Ridgeville, Goose Creek, Charleston, Dorchester, Moncks Corner, Hanahan, Ravenel, Cottageville, Adams Run, Pinopolis, Cordesville, Cross, Hollywood, Johns Island, Jacksonboro, Round O, Grover, Huger, Holly Hill, Harleyville, Canadys, Bonneau, Mount Pleasant, St George, Wadmalaw Island, Bethera, Sullivans Island, Folly Beach
and many other locations in and around the Summerville area.
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