SmackWaterBand

Variety Band from Monroe, LA - Will travel up to 325 miles
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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!
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Y'all! This is NO JOKE! Our wedding was the week of May 20th and our original band cancelled on us the week of (that Tuesday) due to an emergency surgery the lead singer had to undergo that Wednesday. Total panic on my end as the bride, right? I was directed online to GigMasters by pure accident and requested a free quote. Smackwater band responded SO quickly and through their sincerity and understanding we booked them on Wednesday(3 days before our wedding). They were a God send! They were a true blessing and a BLAST to have play at our reception! Better than we could have EVER dreamed or hoped for! To each and every member, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

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SmackWaterBand’s Response:

Thank you so much for the kind words! It was our pleasure to be a part of your very special day. It was fortunate for everyone that our gig that was scheduled for that day was cancelled due to weather and we were able to be of service to you. Best wishes to y'all in your future together!

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Working with Smackwater for our party was a great experience. They were professional and easy to work with. They adapted to our needs and met all expectations. They are extremely talented and I would highly recommend them to others!

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SmackWaterBand’s Response:

Thank you Brandi! It was our pleasure working with you, Adrian and your entire hospital staff for your Christmas party! We hope to see you again next year.

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2017
Oct
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Wedding Reception
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7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Dec
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Wedding Reception
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2017
Jun
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Horseshoe Casino
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8:30 PM - 12:30 AM
2017
Jun
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Landry-Coon Engagment Party
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8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2017
Jun
17
High School Reunion
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7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
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Club Event
Magnolia, AR
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
May
20
Wedding Reception
Vicksburg, MS
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2016
Dec
17
Corporate Function
Ruston, LA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Luau Parties
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Wedding Receptions
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Rehearsal Dinners
Please note SmackWaterBand will also travel to Fairbanks, Swartz, West Monroe, Sterlington, Start, Calhoun, Collinston, Eros, Rayville, Downsville, Bastrop, Oak Ridge, Farmerville, Archibald, Mangham, Hebert, Mer Rouge, Choudrant, Baskin, Chatham.
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