Anita recorded and toured with Cameo, as a Supreme, with Peabo Bryson as a featured vocalist and finally with Celine Dion, touring the world for several years.
After years on the road, Anita returned home to Atlanta and assembled an incredible group of players and singers chosen from the top tier of Atlanta's musical elite. This is an exciting and interactive party band, but also a group with deep-rooted musical sophistication. Sound level is kept to a perfect volume and their song list is extremely diverse, featuring the musical history of the past 50 years. The audience is the star as Anita and band are 100% wireless and deliver their musical magic in the crowd with the audience, as well as bringing the audience on stage as appropriate.
This superband travels all across the USA and abroad for corporate and social clients, packing dance-floors wherever folks just want to have fun.
When desired, Anita & Party Life can super-size all the way up to a full orchestra, just add a few horns or add custom costumes to enhance your theme. Call your entertainment professional today and ask for Anita.
Career Highlights: Toured with The Supremes, Received Gold Album for background vocals on Cameo's (Alligator Woman) Album, Toured two years with Celion Dion as featured background vocalist (1994 -1996), Performed on Disney Television Special (Color Of My Love) with Peabo Bryson.
Motown, Oldies, and Beach
Aretha Franklin Medley - Chain Of Fools
Artetha Franklin Medley - It Was You
Aretha Franklin Medley - Natural Woman
Aretha Franklin Medley - Respect
Aretha Franklin Medley - Say a Little Prayer
Aretha Franklin Medley - Think
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Drifters - This Magic Moment
Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
Embers - I Love Beach Music
Embers - Little Red Book
Emotions - Best of My Love
Five Stairsteps - Ooh Ooh Child
Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
Four Tops - Same Old Song
Four Tops - Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
Frankie Valle & the Four Seasons - Can't Take My Eyes Off of You
Jackie Wilson - Higher and Higher
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
Lionel Richie - Hello
Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find
Martha & The Vandellas - Dancin' In The Street
Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is
Marvin Gaye - How Sweet it Is
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye - Pride & Joy
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - You're All I Need to Get By
Mary Wells - My Guy
Otis Day - Shout
Platters - Only You
Platters - With This Ring
Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
Sam & Dave - Hold On
Sam & Dave - Knock On Wood
Sam & Dave - Soul Man
Sam Cooke - Wonderful World
Sam Cooke - You Send Me
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Supremes - Ain't No Mountain
Supremes - Baby Love
Supremes - Can't Hurry Love
Supremes - Keep Me Hanging On
Supremes - Stop In The Name Of Love
Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go
Tams - Be Young, Be Foolish
Temptations Medley - Just My Imagination
Temptations Medley - Lady Soul
Temptations Medley - My Girl
Temptations Medley - Papa Was A Rolling Stone
Temptations Medley - The Things You Do
Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way
Tymes - Miss Grace
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison - Crazy Love
Van Morrison - Moon Dance
Van Morrison - Someone Like You
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
R&B, Funk, and Disco
Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music
Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love
Barry White - Practice What You Preach
Boys To Men - Hard To Say Goodbye (Accapella)
Brick - Dazz Dazz
Cameo - Word Up
Commodores - Brick House
Commodores - Chic
Commodores - Easy
Commodores - Good Times
Commodores - I Want Your Love
Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Gap Band - Burn Rubber
Gap Band - Drop The Bomb
Gap Band - Early in the Morning
Gap Band - Party Train
KC & The Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes
KC & The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
KC & The Sunshine Band - Shake Your Booty
KC & The Sunshine Band - That's The Way
Kool & The Gang - Celebration
Kool & The Gang - Get Down On It
Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage
Lakeside - Slide
LTD - Back in Love
Midnight Star - No Parking On The Dance Floor
Patty Labelle - Lady Marmalade
Prince - 1999
Prince - Kiss
Ray Charles - Tell Me What I Say
Rick James - Give It To Me Baby
Rick James - Super Freak
Roberta Flack - Tonight I Celebrate
Rolls Royce - Car Wash
The Time - Jungle Love
The Time - The Bird
Tina Turner - Proud Mary
Vanessa Williams - Save The Best For Last
Whitney Houston - I'm Every Woman
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
Cindy Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Irene Cara - Fame
Journey - Don't Stop Believing
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Michael Jackson - Dancing Machine
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
Michael Jackson - Shake Your Body Down
Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin Something
Pointer Sisters - I'm So Excited
Pointer Sisters - Jump
Tony Basel - Mickey
Aaron Carter - Little Bitty Pretty One
AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
Billy Joel - Love You Just The Way You Are
Bob Segar - Old Time Rock & Roll
Bobby Day - Rockin' Robin
Bon Jovi - Living on a Prayer
Eagles - Hotel California
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Huey Lewis - Power of Love
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
Journey - Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin
Journey - When the Lights Go Down
Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Rick Springfield - Jessies Girl
Rolling Stones - Key to Our Love
Romantics - What I Like About you
Thurston Harris - Kansas City
Tommy James - Mony Mony/ Devil With The Blue Dress
Hip Hop / Current Top 40
50 Cent - In The Club
Beyonce - Crazy in Love
Beyonce - Deja Vu
Beyonce - Put a Ring On It
Beyonce - Single Ladies
Biggie - Sky is the Limit
Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
Black-Eyed Peas - Lets Get It Started
Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
DMX - Party Up
Dr. Dre - California Love
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang
J-Kwon - Everybody Get Tipsy
Justin Timberlake - Sexy Back
Kanya West - Goldigger
Kanye West - Gold Digger
Lady Gaga - Paparazzi
Lil Jon - Get Low
Lil Jon - Snap Your Finga
Lil Wayne - Mrs. Officer
Magic - Why You Want to be so Rude
Montel Jordan - This Is How We Do It
Mystikal - Shake it Fast
Nelly - Hot In Herre
Outkast - Hey Ya
Outkast - The Way You Move
Pink - Get This Party Started
Pitbull Feat: Ke$ha - Timber
R Kelly - Stepping
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back
Snoop Dog - Gin & Juice
Solja Boy - Solja boy
Sugar Hill Gang - Rapper's Delight
Taylor Swift - Shake it Off
T-Pain - Shorty Got Low
Tupac - I Get Around
Usher - Oh My God
V.I.C. - Wobble Baby
Contemporary and Dance
Beyonce - Crazy in Love
Keisha - Tik Tok
Mary J. Bligh - Family Affair
Pink - Get This Party Started
Rihanna - Please Don't Stop the Music
Usher - Yeah!
ABBA - Dancing Queen
Barry White - My First, My Last
Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
Donna Summer - Bad Girls
Donna Summer - Hard For The Money
Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
Donna Summer - Last Dance
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
O-Jays - Love Train
Sister Sledge - We Are Family
Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie
Tavares - Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
ThelmanHouston - Don't Leave Me This Way
Trammps - Disco Inferno
Village People - Ymca
Weather Girls - It's Raining Men
Standards, Swing, and Jazz
Andy Williams - More
Bobby Troup - Route 66
Diana Ross - I Love You More Today than Yesterday
Earl Grant - Misty
Etta James - At Last
Frank Sinatra - Chicago
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me to the Moon
Frank Sinatra - New York New York
Nat King Cole - I Get a Kick Out of You
Nat King Cole - L.O.V.E
Natalie Cole - Straighten Up & Fly Right
Natalie Cole - Unforgettable
Tony Bennett - Just The Way You Look Tonight
Bob Marley - I Shot The Sheriff
Marsha Griffith - Electric Slide [upon request only]
Mazel Tov! - Hava Nagila (English Or Hebrew)
Mazel Tov! - Simon Tov
Mazel Tov! - Sunrise Sunset
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly
Stevie Wonder - Ribbon In The Sky
Toni Braxton - Breathe Again
Country and Bluegrass
Patsy Cline - Crazy
Shania Twain - From This Moment
Anita was incredible! The band truly made the party, with a little help from flashing tambourines. It was wonderful dealing with your professional group!
All we can say is fabulous fabulous fabulous. Gib has already written a thank you note to Anita thanking her. We had a wonderful wedding without a hitch. A few guest were interested in hiring her!! Thank you Ted for all your great help!
They were great! Anita was very accommodating and looked to me for timeline and approval. I really appreciate that! It's definitely better for all involved when we can all work together and do what's best for the bride and groom and their guests to make the night as fun and smooth as possible! I know the bride was very happy with Anita and the band, as well as her parents. They were very impressed with her performance and timing at the ceremony. At the end of the night, the guests wanted them to keep playing so the band did a few more songs! They were very professional.
Anita was fabulous. They provided great music and broke just for the cutting of the cakes. It was a fabulous reception...thanks to a band that was extremely talented and "high energy." EVERYONE was dancing.
Country Club Event
Anita was AWESOME!!! Our small town hasn't seen a band like that ever! They were fantastic and our friends who were invited to the party couldn't stop talking about them.
We're just glad our local police wasn't called because they could be heard all over town! One friend who couldn't make it, said he was in his backyard and heard David (the birthday boy) singing On the Dock of the Bay with the band. This friend lives 7 blocks away and a mile inland!! There was a heavy fog that night so we imagine that the sound traveled further because of it.
The next time we have a big shindig, I'll certainly call on you again. Until then, we'll continue to enjoy the top notch entertainment at Mountaintop Golf Club!
Happy New Year!
Country Club Event
I heard a lot about Anita and how perfect and great they were! They really got the crowd going and their music was perfect for our class reunion! I just wished I’d been able to be there too. Many thanks for your help.
We just got our photos from our May 31 wedding and had the best time re-living the memories. I just wanted to tell you how AMAZING Anita and her band was. From the first song they played, til the last, everyone was up and dancing on the dance floor! We had so many compliments and I just wanted to tell you personally how much we enjoyed having them be a part of our day. We got an awesome picture with all of them at the end, they are too fun!!! Thanks again for all your help, it was truly a pleasure to work with Anita and EastCoast Entertainment.
The band was AWESOME! I've never had that many people on the dance floor at the end of the night before, at any party or wedding. The crowd loved them, they were easy to work with, and SUPER fun and talented. I can't wait to recommend them again!! Does that convey my overall LOVE of Anita?? I hope so - she was a total pro.
I just wanted to write and say thanks for being so great! Everyone LOVED you guys. We had so many people tell us that our band was the best band they have ever heard. Thank you so much! Everyone had a fantastic time including Payne and I!
Social Club Event
Anita was great, members loved them. Thank you.
Piedmont Driving Club
I cannot tell you what a phenomenal performance ANITA presented for our special reception last evening celebrating the grand opening of the new 18 Hole Greg Norman Golf course. Greg Norman was in attendance for the festivities. The band Members were such professionals and gave 150% to create a perfect evening. I truly believe that you will receive referrals from this evening. I was personally pleased and of course was happy to assume full credit for their discovery with our owners and partners, Medallist Developments, Greg Norman's company. I enjoy spending some brief one on one time with both Anita and Cornell. They all exceeded our expectations! Best to you.
Membership Director, Membership Director
Let me sum it up like this. All night, people kept coming up to us to tell us "best wedding band ever". They absolutely rocked and had that dance floor jumping all night long. We couldn't have been happier. I would recommend Anita any day of the week.
Thanks for a great job with the Sands wedding! We love to see a full dance floor! You all were wonderful, and we appreciate your help in ensuring that everything ran so smoothly! We hope to work with you again soon. Many thanks!
Barb and Katie
Kate and Campbell - Creative Weddings and Events
My advice to everyone for the perfect wedding is to have the perfect band. Anita was so beyond anything we could have hoped for. I can't believe we had such luck on a cancellation. In addition to being so immensely talented on so many levels (I come from a family of musicians including a mother that is a voice coach) what I loved was the sense of family and how kind and interested they were in pleasing the whole crowd. They were the perfect mix of corny and cool and knew exactly how to play for the mood of the wedding. Obviously, with 7 sons, I can never be sure what will happen! My boys love to dance and are so wild, but we also had a 4 star Admiral and a Marine General as guests, so we needed to appeal to a diverse crowd. My father , a strict Baptist has never danced with my mother and didn't dance with me at my wedding, and he was on the floor for the first time. Obviously, Anita will always be special to my family! We are still getting calls and letters with compliments and inquiries about where we found the band. My next 4 son's weddings will have to work around the availability of Anita.
Deb party planner
They were great entertainment for the new mayor's inauguration gala! It seems as though everyone had a really good time.
Wedding, Miami FL
I cannot believe I have waited so long to tell you how wonderful Anita was at our party in Miami! They were incredible!!!! seriously, the dance floor was full from the first song to the last!! I loved Cornell, Anita, and the whole band! I could not have ever found anyone or any band that would have been as professional, talented and fun to work with! They made the reception!!! Special thanks to them for letting our good friend Syd play Monkey Time! It made his day!! My only regret is that we cannot go back and recreate that night. It was magical and it flew by! I would certainly recommend Anita and ECE whenever I get the chance, and I hope to see them somewhere again soon.
We loved them. They were fabulous, fun and so pleasant. I cannot say enough great things about Anita. I would highly recommend them. They kept our party going strong.
Anita and her group were wonderful. The guests had a blast and one girl said Anita's version of the chair up in the air dance was the finest she had ever experienced. She said it was like Marvin Gaye doing Hava Nagila. Cornell was very attentive making sure we were keeping the sound at a decibel level low enough to keep the neighbors and cops at bay but loud enough to keep it rocking. They were great about shutting down exactly on time with a great rendition of Last Dance. Their Shout was totally fun. They worked so hard to get the stage moved from the wedding sight to become the dancing sight. They pulled it off without a hitch. Thank you to you and to them for a wonderful music ending to our wonderful wedding night.
A night to remember! All of my 400 guests were simply charmed by Anita and her band. They worked very carefully on the planning and made the night a huge success!
Bride and Groom
Thank you all so much for all of your help to make our wedding day so special. Your band was sensational, we just loved you all. Everyone had an absolute ball and cannot stop talking about ANITA!
Hilary & Andrew
Bride & Groom
Mayoral Inauguration Gala
They were great entertainment for the new mayor's inauguration gala! It seems as though everyone had a really good time. Thanks!
City of Jacksonville Office of Special Events
Anita kicked "tail". They were very interactive with the crowd and played a wide-variety of music. They were well worth the money. I will be happy to recommend/refer them to anyone else interested.
Anita was fabulous. We were so pleased with her band, they performed beautifully and exactly as we requested!! They made the reception so much fun!!
Bride & Groom
Anita put on an unbelievable show at our wedding on December 3, 2005. I honestly was speechless when I looked up and saw family members in their 80's dancing on the STAGE! And we (the wedding party) had just arrived at the reception- it wasn't even 9:30 yet! I couldn't believe it. I've never seen a dance floor so packed. People were actually dancing OFF the dance floor and over by the buffet stations! So many of the guests came up to us all throughout the evening asking "WHERE did you find this fabulous band?!?!". Even my 75 year old aunt with crippling arthritis was burning up the dance floor. They truly made the evening a total blast and every person that I have talked to since was just blown away by their talent and range of music that they performed.