Let Barry Herndon and the Party Nuts take all the worry out of your event’s entertainment. Four of the best musicians in the business, The Party Nuts are a "do it all party band" that play all genres of music. Need a low-key dinner set?....done. Need plenty of Motown, Beach and Oldies?....done. Need lots of Funk and Disco to fill the dance floor?....done. Need some Classic Rock or Country?....done. They'll even take requests for special songs you may want to use to personalize your event. The Party Nuts are professionals both on and off the stage. They'll work WITH you to make your event flow smoothly and effortlessly from the time they arrive until you're waving goodbye. No job is too big, no stage too small. So RELAX, you've hired Barry Herndon and the Party Nuts. They're your one stop for all of your musical entertainment needs.
Barry Herndon: Lead Vocals, Drums and Percussion
Allen Linthicum: Piano, Keyboards and Vocals
Tod Stilley: Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar and Vocals
Bert Rogers: Bass Guitar, Vocals and Master Sound Technician
Pop & Rock By Decade
50's & 60's
Back In The U.S.S.R. - The Beatles
Birthday - The Beatles
Born To Be Wilf - Steppenwolf
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons
Happy Together - The Turtles
Hello Goodbye - The Beatles
Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Lady Madonna - The Beatles
Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
Mony Mony - Tommy James And The Shondells
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - The Beatles
Something - The Beatles
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
70's & 80's
867-5309/Jenny - Tommy Tutone
Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd
Beast Of Burden - The Rolling Stones
Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
Domino - Van Morrison
Don't Do Me Like That - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Easy - Commodores
Fooled Around And Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop
Giving It Up For Your Love - Delbert McClinton
Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen
Hot Legs - Rod Stewart
I Can't Go For That - Hall And Oates
I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King
Jesse's Girl - Rick Springfield
Just What I Needed - The Cars
Let's Go - The Cars
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Miss You - The Rolling Stones
Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin
My Love - Paul McCartney
No Matter What - Badfinger
Pump It Up - Elvis Costello
Reelin' In The Years - Steely Dan
Rock And Roll All Night - Kiss
Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting - Elton John
Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
So Into You - Atlanta Rhythm Section
Some Kind Of Wonderful - Grand Funk Railroad
Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out - Bruce Springsteen
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You May Be Right - Billy Joel
Funk & Soul
Ain't No Stopping Us Now - McFadden And Whitehead
Ain't No Woman (like the one I've got) - The Four Tops
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Boogie Shoes - KC And The Sunshine Band
Brick House - The Commodores
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Celebration - Kool And The Gang
Cut The Cake - Average White Band
Get Down On It - Kool And The Gang
Get Down Tonight - KC And The Sunshine Band
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes
Ladies Night - Kool And The Gang
Love Train - The O'Jays
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
PTY - Michael Jackson
Sex Machine - James Brown
September - Earth Wind And Fire
Shake Your Body (down to the ground) - The Jacksons
She's A Bad Mama Jama - Carl Carlton
Shining Star - Earth Wind And Fire
Sing A Song - Earth Wind And Fire
Super Freak - Rick James
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
That's The Way (I like it) - KC And The Sunshine Band
The Walk - Mayer Hawthorne
Motown & Beach
39-21-46 - The Showmen
Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations
Back That Thing Up - Tyrone Davis
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Carolina Girls - Chairmen Of The Board
Don't Play That Song - Barry Herndon And The Party Nuts
Give Me Just A Little More Time - Chairmen Of The Board
Gone Fishin' - Chairmen Of The Board
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
Miss Grace - The Tymes
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Girl - The Temptations
Shout - The Isley Brothers
Shama Lama Ding Dong - Otis Day And The Knights
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Soul Man - Sam And Dave
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
The Locomotion - Little Eva
Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
Up On The Roof - The Drifters
Family Tradition - Hank Williams Jr.
Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Good Hearted Woman - Waylon Jennings
Rocky Top - The Osborne Brothers
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Jazz & Easy Listening
At Last - Etta James
Blue Bossa - Dexter Gordon
Hey Nineteen - Steely Dan
How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
It Had To Be You - Harry Connick Jr.
Masquerade - George Benson
Moondance - Van Morrison
Mr. Magic - Grover Washington Jr.
New York New York - Frank Sinatra
Route 66 - Nat King Cole
The Way You Look Tonight - Michael Buble
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
Barry - Jess and I are at home finishing up packing for the honeymoon and still talking about how much fun we had on Saturday night. You guys were absolutely phenomenal, and everyone had SO MUCH FUN! I cannot tell you how many compliments we got on the band... you guys are awesome musicians, and you brought it on Saturday night! I can't thank you and the guys enough for learning "This Is Us" and letting me sit in with you. Seeing Jess's face while I was singing to her is one of my favorite memories of the entire day, and people couldn't stop talking about it the next day! If you guys ever need another glowing reference, feel free to put them in touch with me and Jess, or her parents. You guys are real pros, and you made that night one hell of a party!!
Nick G. (July 16, 2011)
Barry, I want to take the time to write and tell you how much we enjoyed your show, not to mention how thankful we are. Spike The Punch put on a fantastic show! The whole night I had people coming up to me telling me how great ya’ll were! You guys made the night! As you can tell, we had a good crowd that was ready for a good time and ya’ll made that happen. You really came through when we needed you! I also want to thank you and Larry both for making me look like a hero! HAHAHA, Seriously, between Larry staying up all night calling people and you and The Wrinkles going far out of your way to save this wedding reception, we owe everyone a great amount of gratitude! Thanks again so much! I left a message for Larry telling him that next time we need a band for a special occasion that you are the group! You guys really put on a heck of a show! Would you please pass on the thank you’s to the rest of the band as well?
Thank you so much...the band was really the highlight of the night! I can't tell you how many of our guests have told me how much fun they had dancing and singing because The Party Nuts were so good! Keeping the party going the entire evening was perfect considering the age group of the majority of our guests. Thank you also for being flexible...I felt like I did not have to worry about a thing and that my reception was in the hands of true professionals.
We will definitely be recommending you to any of our friends who need entertainment for their event...especially if we'll be there ;)
Thank you...everything was perfect.
June 23rd, 2012
Wedding in Cary NC
Thanks to Barry and the Party Nuts!! They made my son’s wedding reception a WOW event! They played from start to finish, made the best of choices and every song was spot on! So much fun to work with…professional and such talent! They will certainly make any event the talk of the town!
The Party Nuts kept our 350 guests dancing all night. Their selection of songs reached all ages and kept the dance floor packed. They engaged our audience and had them singing along. Everyone wants to know when we are having them back!!
Robin W. (November 3rd, 2012)
Wilmed Health Foundation
I can't tell you how much I appreciated what you all did. You turned what I thought was going to be a DUD party into a Rockin' New Year's Eve! You guys were fantastic. You picked just the right songs to play to get everyone, and I do mean everyone, out on the floor. I NEVER thought I would see some of those people dance like they did.
Thanks for all you did to make it a great party. I will recommend you to our brides in the future, and I look forward to having you back to play again for our members.
Sherwood C. (December 31st, 2012)
New Year's Eve Gala
Loved your band Saturday night! You all did a great job and really had people up and dancing. I certainly did not want to leave early but our husbands were tired from all their golf.
It was so nice to meet you in person. Hope I get to hear you sing again sometime.
Charlene H. (June 22nd, 2013)
Country Club Event
Hey Barry - just wanted to drop you a note about the fantastic job you did at my daughter's wedding reception on Saturday. Professional, flexible, great mix of songs, and obviously everybody loved it because they were up dancing nonstop until the end! I also appreciate the way you MC'd the event - the whole event ran without a hitch. Not to mention Bert letting a certain "special guest" play the bass on Johnny B Goode - that meant a lot to the wedding party and was my personal highlight of the night. I've gotten lots of comments from friends and family that the band was the greatest - so glad we selected Barry Herndon & The Party Nuts. You guys rock!
Gary C. (October 5th, 2013)
Father of the Bride
Barry, You guys were awesome. We loved it. We all danced nonstop. You played perfect music. Exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much! Ali and Blake couldn't have been happier.
I think you'll have some new customers because of it!
Dee W. (October 12, 2013)
Mother of the Bride
I cannot thank you and the rest of the Party Nuts enough for making our reception SO much fun! Our guests (and us, of course) continue to rave about how great you guys were! We had the best time and we truly couldn't have picked a better band. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
And PS- Thanks for letting my dad jam with you. You made his day :)
Jenna C. (October 5th, 2013)
Wow! You guys are awesome! Forget Party Nuts - you're Party Animals!
My guests could not stop talking about what amazing musicians you are. They loved the music and your energy.
You were the perfect complement to our traditional religious service and our crazy hora!
Thank you for playing at our party. No, thank you for making our party.
Arlene I. (November 2nd, 2013)
You all were ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! We appreciate you all working with us to execute such a "tight" turn of the space. I will definitely be making sure my Brides are aware of the Party Nuts and hope to work with you all again in the near future!
Kelly W. (November 10th, 2013)
The Umstead Hotel & Spa - Event Planner/Caterer
Barry and The Party Nuts,
I would personally like to thank each of you for putting on an amazing show at me and Kelsey's wedding reception. You guys sure got the party started and kept it going to whole time. I think the only time people left the dance floor was to grab a beer. That is exactly how Kelsey and I wanted it to be. The music line up was PERFECT! Everyone in attendance talked a lot about how great y'all were. I am not sure if y'all noticed it or not but there was a point at which the dance floor was literally moving up and down! You guys went above and beyond and we can not thank you enough. Look forward to hearing and seeing y'all play very soon!
Thanks again and please pass this on the the other Party Nuts!
Sloan S. (March 29th, 2014)
I know my mom has emailed you and Sloan either has or is going to, but I just wanted to send a quick note saying thank you for an amazing reception. I can't even begin to tell you how perfect y'all were. I could not have imagined picking any other band. I am so appreciative of y'all for playing straight through the entire reception. Obviously by the looks of the dance floor (I am pretty sure it was full the entire night) everyone had an amazing time. I've had so many people come and tell me how great you guys were and how fabulous the music was. You kept the party going all night which was what we really wanted all along. The band and the music played is what keeps the party going and you went above and beyond for Sloan and I and our guests. Thank you so much for an amazing time and making our wedding perfect!! I'm sure we'll be seeing y'all this summer at Jack's!!
Kelsey S. (March 29th, 2014)
This is Lori Donahue, Kelsey's mom. I just wanted to let you know how much fun everyone had at the wedding, and your band gets a good chunk of the credit for that! You all did an amazing job! (We need to find a reason to have another party so we can get you to come play).
Thanks for helping to make Kelsey & Sloan's day a huge hit.
Lori D. (March 29th, 2014)
Mother of the Bride