The C. Barnes Project

R&B Band from Upper Marlboro, MD - Will travel up to 10 miles
MEMBER SINCE 2005
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$3500 - $5200 per event
The C.Barnes Project is 10-piece band that specializes in R&B/Variety with the flexibility to play other areas of music for your event. They perform at weddings, private parties, college events, concerts and corporate functions moving fluidly between different types of affairs with an ease that you don't always find in R&B bands….but then, the C.Barnes Project is KNOWN for its professionalism as well as showmanship.

The male lead vocalist, known as O'Neal, has a rich baritone voice that can growl on song like Sam & Dave's "Hold On, I'm Comin" and purr with emotion on Al Green's "How can you Mend a Broken Heart." His energetic performance style was honed up and down the eastern seaboard and never fails to leave audiences wanting more.

The female lead vocalist, Kimmy Kearse, shows her versatility by performing oldies, Latin, R&B and "party" songs all with the same flair….going from Aretha to Britney to Sade to Gloria Estefan without missing a beat.

…And the horns!!! They are what give the C.Barnes Project its Big Band sound. Whether complementing each other in unison or hitting those "Memphis-like" harmonies, this trio (Charles Barnes-trombone, Albert Anderson-saxophones, and Gordon Wade-trumpet and party/vocal grooves) ROCKS!

Now, just because we've highlighted the horn section, don't think that the rhythm section can't keep up. Between the five rhythm section members, there are about 90 years of solid experience! These guys, headed by bass player Kenneth Jackson, have exactly what it takes to get the job done. The keyboard player Simon Pitts seems to know every song written in R&B and beyond. The guitarist Vernon Brooks has never met a chord or a song that he didn't like; nor has he met any that he couldn't own…"And the team-up of percussionist (Louis Loman) and the drummer (Charles Barry Wellman) is the most exciting since the Escovedo family showed up on the scene.

Did we mention that The C.Barnes Project served as Gene "The Duke of Earl" Chandler's back-up band. According to Gene, "They are a great bunch of quality musicians who take pride in their work, and they are very easy to work with…" This band gets glowing recommendations from everyone with whom (and for whom) they've worked; and the list includes Percy Sledge, Gloria Brown, and Chick Willis.

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2005
Dec
10
Christmas Party
Solomons, MD
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2005
Nov
1
Private Wedding
Washington, DC
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2005
Oct
15
Private Wedding
Charlottesville, VA
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2005
Sep
24
Private Wedding
Wilson, NC
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2005
Sep
11
Dinner and Dance - La Fontaine Bleu
Lanham, MD
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2005
Sep
4
Private Wedding
Annapolis, MD
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Smooth
Santana
Waiting For the World to Change
John Mayer
If I Ain't Got You
Alicia Keys
The Way You Move
Outkast
Jump Jive & Wail
Brian Setzer
Crazy in Love
Beyonce Knowles
Never to Much
Luther Vandross
That's the Love Goes
Janet Jackson
Ants Marching
Dave Mattews Band
Family Affair
Mary J. Blige
80s Band
R&B Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note The C. Barnes Project will also travel to Lothian, Bowie, Capital Heights, Cheltenham, Andrews Afb, District Heights, Dunkirk, Harwood, Clinton, Brandywine, Capitol Heights, Cheverly, Suitland, Tracys Landing, Davidsonville, Deale, Friendship, Owings, Temple Hills, West River.
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