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Elmo & the Shades

Dance Band from Memphis, TN - Will travel up to 3000 miles
MEMBER SINCE 2011
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$2000 - $5000 per event
Elmo & the Shades is proud to be represented by Resource Entertainment Group in Memphis, the Mid-South's premier booking agency and band management company.

Featuring some of Memphis' best-known and most talented musicians, Elmo & the Shades will turn any event into a rollicking, classic, rhythm-and-blues PARTY!

Elmo Lee Thomas, the big man with the big voice, will take you on a musical tour of the best blues, R&B, and funk favorites of the last 40 years. Elmo's renowned band mates include guys who have played on Stax, Hi, and Sun recordings and have performed in bands with James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Otis Reding, Al Green, and many, many more. They are the real deal.

And when your event needs a little extra sizzle, Elmo can enlist several great female singers from Memphis.

With Elmo & the Shades, you'll get a group of entertainment professionals whose reputations and versatility are unmatched in Memphis. They can play soft jazz during dinner and then turn up the heat for all-night dancing to party classics. More than just another tribute to Memphis music, these are the guys who actually created Memphis music -- and it's one of the tightest, funkiest, and most crowd-pleasing bands you'll ever hear!

Here are some comments from happy customers:

"They were tremendous! We danced all night and had the best time with them. Everyone commented on how great the band was, and we were so pleased!" -- Kellie Bell Graddy

"A good band really does make or break a party, and they certainly were a key player in making the night absolutely memorable. The dance floor was filled with people who never dance! Please let Elmo and the Shades know that we loved them." -- Kim Kremer

"They played a terrific mix of music and had our crowd dancing on the patio." -- Susan Johnson, The Dixon Gallery & Gardens

"When Elmo & the Shades finished playing Saturday night, everybody proclaimed it was the best party we had ever had... Please tell Elmo & the Shades that Integra is their biggest fan club." -- J. Walter Allen

"We absolutely loved Elmo & the Shades. They were great! We had a great time dancing and enjoying their amazing talent." -- Sandy P., mother of the bride
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Please note Elmo & the Shades will also travel to Southaven, Horn Lake, Walls, West Memphis, Marion, Nesbit, Proctor, Olive Branch, Cordova, Lake Cormorant, Edmondson, Millington, Clarkedale, Collierville, Crawfordsville, Hernando, Turrell, Eads, Arlington, Byhalia, Gilmore, Heth, Lenox, Robinsonville, Drummonds, Atoka, Rossville, Coldwater, Earle, Frenchmans Bayou.
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