H.M. Johnson Band

 Together for almost Nineteen years, this band's success has come from hard work and dedication. Even after this many years, the members of The H.M. Johnson Band will not accept complacency. With new goals to strive for and accomplish, the future of The H.M. Johnson Band will continually prove to be an exciting challenge. The H.M. Johnson Band is an electrifying group of fun-loving, experienced professional entertainers that can satisfy your musical desires. They have an extensive repertoire covering the years 1950-2008 and covering styles such as R&B, Funk, Pop, Jump, Swing, Soul, Beach, Reggae, Blues, Jazz, and Rock & Roll. Over the nine years of being in existence the group has proven to be one of the best bands in the business. They constantly work hard at keeping up their reputation for satisfying audiences. 

The group is under the leadership of Henry (H.M.) Johnson, a highly respected and experienced music veteran, a superb writer, musician and sound technician. H.M. Johnson began playing over 40 years ago. While he doesn't remember exactly what started him down the guitar-playing path, he knows that it was something he just had to do. The first recording that he ever bought was by Chuck Berry, which he quickly wore out. Soon after, he began listening to Wes Montgomery, Albert King, Albert Collins, Pat Martino and B.B. King. These influences have directed Henry over the years of his life, and having brought him to where he now stands. 

H.M. Johnson has successfully recorded two solo releases entitled : Feel It and Everybody wants Control of You and is currently working on a new project. Henry also contributed guitar tracks to CBS after school TV specials as well as work with the CBN cable network and has received high praise from Guitar Player Magazine. In his career, he has toured and performed in many countries and several states in the United States with artists such as Singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player from Lubbock, Texas, Delbert McClinton, National recording jazz trumpeter Tom Brown and notable other recording artists. Over the years of learning from such name acts, he has learned what and what not to do to satisfy an audience, and make the show a success!

For over nine years, the incomparable sounds of The H.M. Johnson Band have captivated the hearts of audiences and musicians of all ages and tastes. Whether performing to a dance crowd, festival concert, or a intimate cocktail / dinner setting, The H.M. Johnson Band is one of the most versatile groups on the music circuit today. This talented group of musicians can switch to any type of musical format with ease. Entertaining audiences in some of the most stylish and elegant nightclubs, From DC to North Carolina and all points in between. These three talented entertainers serve up a savory mix of diverse musical styles, pleasing the most discriminating palate. Audiences, young and old alike, look forward to The H.M. Johnson Band performances.

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Sample song list:

 Barry White: Can't get enough of your love / First Last Everything / Never Never gonna give you up The Temptations: The way you do things / My girl / Just my imagination / Ain't too proud to beg Luther Vandross:  Take you out tonight Dennis Edwards: Don't look any further Sam Cooke: Havin a party / wonderful world The Commodores: Brick house  Teddy Pendergrass: Get up get down get funky get loose / Bad Luck Al Green: Lets stay together / Love and happiness / Can't get next to you / For the good times Earth Wind And Fire: September The Spinners: I'll be around The Manhattans: You are my shining star The Little River Band: Reminising Prince: Kiss SteelyDan: Black Cow / Josie Otis Redding: Sitting on the dock of the bay / Bare footin / Respect / I've been lovin you too long The Ojays: She Use to be my girl Johnnie Taylor: Cheaper to keep her James Brown: Soul Power / I Got You / Poppas got a new bag / Cold Sweat / Sex machine / Get up off that thing / Doing it to death Cream: Sunshine of your love John Mayer: Waiting on the world to change Johnny Cash: Folsom Prison Blues R. Kelly: Step in the name of Love Smoky Robinson: Cruisin' Together Van Morrison: Have I told you lately / Brown Eyed girl / Crazy Love Louis Prima: Jump, Jive and Wale / Next time OutKast: I like the way you move Ray Charles: Georgia on my mind / Drown in my own tears  Louis Armstrong: A wonderful World Bobby Calwell: What you won't Do for love Brad Paisley: Then Four Seasons: Can't take my eyes off you Chuck Brown: Bustin Loose UB40: Red Red Wine Robert Cray: I guess I showed her / False accusations Wilson Picket: Mustang sally / 634-5789 Cubic: cupid shuffle The Beatles:Comin up / Till there was you / Come together / Something in the way she moves (inst) Hoagy Carmichael: Write myself a letter Sublime: Santeria Tower of power: What is hip Kem Kemestry: Share my Life / Love Calls Albert Collins: If you love me like you say The Ventures: Walk don't run / Pipe line / Secret agent man Marvin Gaye: Lets get it on / I'll be dog gone / How sweet it is to be loved by you / Whats going on (inst)/ Inner city blues (inst)/ Got to give it up Rodger Miller: King of the RoadJimmy Buffet: Margarittaville Frankie Beverly Maze: B4I letGo AWB: Pick up the pieces (inst)/Cut the cake Norha Jones: Don't know why(inst) BB King: Caldonia / Humming bird / Like to live the love / Ask me no questions /I woke up this morning / She walks / You upset me / Torn down / Sweet Lil Angle /The Thrill is gone / good Lil Walter: My babe Jimi Hendrix: All Along the Watch Tower / Little wing / Red house / Wait til tomorrow / Castles made of sand / Purple Haze Louie Jordan: Let the good times roll / Caldonia Bill Dogget: Honkey Tonk  Johnny Guitar Watson: Real Mother 4 Ya George Benson: Soulful Strut / Brezzin Nature Boy / This Masquerade Lou Rawls: You'll never find / Tobacco Road The Neville Brothers: Tell it like it is / Hey Pockey way / You put voodoo on me / My Brother Jake  Mcphatten & Whitehead: Ain't no stoppin us now Bob Marley: Jammin / I shot the sherrif / No woman no cry / Lively up yourself / One love Dr. John: Let the Good times roll / Iko Iko / Big chief / Going to New Orleans / Jambalaya / Down by the riverside The Gap Band: OutstandingCarlos Santana: Black magic woman / Maria Maria War: Slippin into darkness / Low rider Bob Segar: Old Time Rock-n-RollFrank Sinatra: Fly me to the moon / It had to be you / All of me Elvis Presley: I can't help falling in love with you / Jailhouse Rock / That's alright momma / Mystery Train / Hound dog / Blue suede shoes / Shake rattle and roll Stevie Ray Vaughn: Pride and Joy Micheal Jackson: Remember the time  Janet Jackson: Together Again King Floyd: Groove me Lynard Skynard:Sweet home Alabama (inst) Nat King Cole: Straigten Up & Fly Right / For sentimental reasons / Unforgettable Kool and the gang: Funky stuff / Ladies night / Hollywood swinging / Summer Madness / Celebrate Tracy Chapman: Give me one reason Bill Withers: Use me up / Ain't no sunshine / Grandmas hands KC the sunshine band: Get down tonight Stevie Wonder: I wish / Superstition / Higher ground / Boogie on Raggie woman Rod Stewart: People get ready Tenn. Ford: 16 Tons Brooke Benton:Rainy night in Georgia / I ain't got you / Baby take it easy / I ain't drunk  John Lee Hooker Jr: Keep it real Bo Diddle: Can't judge a book Howlin Wolf: Built for comfort / Spoonful Charles Wright: Express yourself Reberta Flack: Feel like making love (inst) / The First Time  Herbie Hancock: Chameleon / Watermelon man EWF: September / Mighty Mighty Aretha Franklin: Until you come back to me EU: The Butt The Meters: Cissy Strut Keb-Mo: God is trying to tell you / She wants to dance Larry Graham: One in a million Heat Wave: Always and forever Johnny Winter: I've got news for you The Mavericks:Lovin You  Rufus: Tell me something Cream: Born under a bad sign / Sunshine of your love / Spoonful Willie Dixon: Crazy for by baby Delbert McClinton: Monkey around Chubby Checker: Do the Twist Mountain: Mississippi Queen The Drifters:Under the boardwalk Charles Brown: Please come home for Christmas Sly Stone: If you want me to stay / Thank you for letting me be myself again Chuck Berry: Johnny B Good / Miles Davis: All blues Ray Charles: georgia on my mind / Deed I do