West End String Band

Bluegrass Band from Greenville, SC - Will travel up to 100 miles
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The West End String Band is an exciting combination of musicians dedicated to playing and performing traditional bluegrass music with modern appeal. Charlie McDaniel, guitar and vocals; Kathy McDaniel, bass and vocals; Jim Rollins, banjo and vocals; Matt Purinton, mandolin and vocals, and Brian Van Antwerp, fiddle and vocals. WESB plays locally and regionally for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, oyster roasts, and at regional venues such as bars, restaurants, picking parlors, acoustic stages, and festivals in well known venues, private parties, weddings,or anywhere a solid, vibrant professional band is needed.
Band members:
Charlie McDaniel, guitar and vocals, moved to the upstate area about 20 years ago from Rutherford County, N.C. He was a member of the popular regional band, Hickory Flat, for over 20 years. Hickory Flat brought home a top 10 finish in the SPGMA bluegrass band world championship, followed by several busy years on the festival circuit. Charlie's soulful singing puts the blues in bluegrass.
As a percussionist in high school, Kathy won the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award for piano. Her great timing and true love for BG made the bass a great choice for her. She anchors the group now with her rock solid timing and harmony vocals. Jim Rollins, a Clemson graduate, hails from the DC area, and currently lives in Simpsonville, SC. His superb banjo pickin, and high lonesome vocals are steeped in traditional bluegrass.He has had the honor of being a Sunny Mountain Boy with Jimmy Martin, as well as playing tour dates with Dale Ann Bradley, The Blinky Moon Boys and many others.
Matt Purinton, of Six Mile, SC, adds his unique mandolin and deep rich baritone to the West End String Band sound. Matt previously played and toured extensively with Silver Dagger, Narrow Gauge Band, and the Ashley Caudill Band.
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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Nice but didn’t introduce themselves or talk to the crowd ( nor myself). They are very talented, I just wished they would have engaged the crowd more and been more friendly. There was poor communication due to them being late and rushed beforehand and not having time to eat they had to take a break and also stopped early without warning. Poor communication. But I’d still say for the cost they are good- and I’m thankful.

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West End String Band’s Response:

Very interesting review...we were later than we like to be, but when we arrived, we were greeted by the guy running the video collage on the computer, around 40 people there, and I wasn’t sure who Lora was, but she definitely knew who the band was. We were asked to take a break while everyone watched the presentation on the large screen, and ate during this time. We did stop about 15 mins early because tables were being loudly taken down, and kids were popping balloons, which sounded like 40 cal hand guns going off...the party was over. We played in the background, as most folks ask for during dinner events of this type, sorry we came across as unfriendly but th

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Private Party

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Absolutely fantastic. I can't say enough good things about this band. All my guests were in awe at their talent! I feel so lucky they were available to play my party.

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West End String Band’s Response:

Thx Hadley, Great party, the atmosphere made it a pleasure to work for you, great hostess!! Charlie and WESB

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Cocktail Party

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They have been the perfect choice for our rehearsal dinner party and were super easy to work with! We would hire them again any time!

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West End String Band’s Response:

Thx Markus....we had a great time...great party. Congrats!!!

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PAST EVENTS
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2019
May
18
Wedding Reception
Hiawassee, GA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Nov
30
Birthday Party (Adult)
Asheville, NC
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Nov
3
Celebration
Spartanburg, SC
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Oct
28
Corporate Function
Greenville, SC
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Oct
20
Private Party
Marshall, NC
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
Oct
12
Rehearsal Dinner
Sunset, SC
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Sep
8
Private Party
Charlotte, NC
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Please note West End String Band will also travel to Conestee, Georgetown, Gray Court, Greer, Easley, Ware Shoals, Fountain Inn, Reidville, Donalds, Startex, Honea Path, Laurens, Fairforest, Simpsonville, Waterloo, Belton, Due West, Hodges, Clemson, La France, Pelzer, Sandy Springs, Anderson, Williamston, Newry, Mauldin, Mountville, Piedmont, Clinton, Enoree.
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