For all occasions
The Sun Messengers' 30 years
"When we got together it was all about playing music we liked, not consciously trying to have a huge musical impact, and, yes, we had success" - now The Sun Messengers have morphed into an all-occasion ensemble that performs hot dance music; what began mainly instrumental group now puts more emphasis on male vocalists Arthur "Speq" Colden, Terry "Thunder" Hughley, Termon "Tipp" Hayes, John "T-Bone" Paxton and newest female vocalist Marnell Kenan. The Messengers' popularity has soared, bringing with it tons of music awards, regular casino work, private parties, weddings and corporate gigs such as the former Detroit Pistons' house band. Be sure to check the list of songs offered at website.
About our Styles:
Versatility, from Classical standards & cocktail music, dinner music, all the way to a hype dance floor with exciting high energy dance music; Our extensive song list is available for your viewing at our website. The Sun Messengers is a one of a kind, when compared to other Detroit party bands, Detroit wedding bands and Michigan bands because we all sing and have 30 years experience. The Sun Messengers are known for our close to original covers of all styles of music, including great dance music. We cover styles including; Standards, light Jazz, Swing, Big Band, great Ballads, lots of Motown, R&B, Disco, Funk, Rock, Blues, Hip Hop, Top 40 hits from the 60's to now. Popular songs from artists such as; Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Earth Wind & Fire, Maroon 5, Journey, Bon Jovi, Lady GAGA, Nikki Minaj, The Black-Eyed Peas, LMFAO...to Dionne Warwick, Etta James, The Supremes, Whitney Houston, Adele, Pink, Beyonce and many more. So if you want to keep the party moving, the dance floor packed, or the guests talking about what a great time they had at your corporate or wedding event, book with The Sun Messengers today.
Rick "The Duke" Steiger (Baritone Saxophone),
John "Screaming J" Douglas (Trumpet),
Terry "Thunder" Hughley (Drums / Music Director),
Arthur "Spec" Colden (Keyboards/Vocals),
Termon "Tipp" Hayes (Bass/ Vocals),
John "T-bone" Paxton (Trombone/Vocals),
Dan "The Man" Mayer (Guitarist / Vocals),
Gary "Saxman" Kwek (Saxophone),
Marnell Kenan (Vocals)