The "wedding specialists"! Smackwater is a 5 piece band based in the Monroe, LA area. The members extensive song list and combined 200+ years of experience in playing live music will bring the best in music to any setting, weddings, night clubs, balls, casinos,conventions and festivals. Any place where fun and music are present! The band moves quickly and easily from song to song leaving no "down time" between songs and giving the venue more music for their money! The bands playlist consists of hundreds of songs including classic rock, R&B, Swamp Pop, Cajun, and country. And if requested, other live instrumentation like horns can be added. So, for the very best in live party music, you won't go wrong with Smackwater!
Meet the band!
Frankie B. lead vocalist
Frankie is the lead singer for Smackwater, a native of New Orleans and member of the New Orleans Music Hall of Fame. Frankie fronted his own very popular show band in New Orleans for many years under the name Buddy Franks. Frankie also plays guitar and bass guitar! Frankie formed Smackwater with his good friend Steve Cagle. Once you hear his rich, soulful voice you know he's the real deal!
Steve Cagle keyboards, vocals, trombone, rhythm guitar, manager
Steve is the keyboardist for the band and also plays trombone and rhythm guitar. A Monroe, LA native, Steve has played all over the U.S. Most recently Steve was with Easy Eddie and the Partyrockers for 8 years and before that was with fellow Smackwater band members Mark and Mike in G.G. Shinn's Hot Damn Band. Steve has performed in shows with Mickey Gilley, Conway Twitty, The Equinox Jazz Orchestra and many others.
Mike Weathersby guitar, vocals
Mike is an Arkansas native relocated to Louisiana years ago and is known as "The Legend" in the region. Mike played for several years in the Memphis, TN music community, and then throughout the deep south. He fronted his own very successful variety band Spice in Louisiana for many years.
Mark Smith drums
Mark has been drumming professionally since the age of 15. He has played and toured with many recording artists throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America. Artists he has performed with include G.G. Shinn, Percy Sledge, Margo Smith, Pam Tillis, Randy Travis, Bobby Vinton, and the list goes on and on!
Richard McClain Bass guitar and vocals.
Richard is the newest member of the band and a local native. Richard played many years in the Nashville music scene backing up many top recording and performing artists. We're thrilled to add Richard to the Smackwater line up!