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Class Act Band is one of the best-kept secrets in Virginia. Playing together since childhood, this band has close ties of family, friendship, and a common gospel-rooted heritage. From simmering ballads to fiery funk, Class Act specializes in bringing soulful renditions of your favorite Motown and 70's classics to you.

Bandleader Stephon Hurt always goes the extra mile to ensure that the dance floor stays full. Don't be surprised if you find yourself the star of their famous "shake yo money maker contest" or if your favorite uncle's goofy dance moves win the "soul man search." Class Act's guiding philosophy is that their performance is centered around making your special day memorable. A client's complete satisfaction is their gift to any bride or event planner, and Stephon's attention to detail assures that the pre and post-show workings of the band are as well choreographed as their on-stage dance moves.

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  • Top 40 & Other
    Adele - Rolling In The Deep
    Adele - Someone Like You
    Beyonce - End of Time
    Beyonce - Love On Top
    Beyonce - Sweet Dreams
    Ceelo Green - Fool for You
    Drake - Best I Ever Had
    Drake - Over
    Jaheim - Back Tight
    Jaheim - Put That Woman First
    Katy Perry - California Girls
    Katy Perry - Firework
    Katy Perry - Last Friday Night
    Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
    Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce - Telelphone
    Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
    Lady Gaga - Love Games
    Lady GaGa - Love Games
    Major Harris - Love Won't Let Me Wait
    Maroon - Moves Like Jagger
    Miley Cyrus - Party In The USA
    Miley Cyrus - Party In The USA
    Ne-Yo - Champagne Life
    Nicki Minaj - Super Bass
    Pitbull - Give Me Everything
    Rihanna - We found Love
    TKO - Close The Door
    TKO - When Somebody Loves You Back
    TKO - You're My Latest Greatest Inspiration
    VIC - Wobble /Baby
  • Motown, Oldies, and Beach
    Aretha Franklin - Baby I Love You
    Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools
    Aretha Franklin - Respect
    Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady
    Barry White - Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love
    Four Tops - Ain't No Woman Like The One I Got
    Four Tops - Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
    Gladys Night - Midnight Train To Georgia
    Gladys Night - Neither Of Us
    Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes - If You Don't Know Me By Now
    Jackson Five - I Want You Back
    Jackson Five - I'll Be There
    Jackson Five - Shake Your Body Down To The Ground
    Otis Redding - Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
    Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness
    Sam and Dave - Hold On I'm Coming
    Sam and Dave - Soul Man
    Sam Cooke - You Send Me
    Spinners - Could It Be I’m Falling In Love
    Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
    Temptations - Get Ready
    Temptations - Just My Imagination
    Temptations - My Girl
    Temptations - Papa Was A Rolling Stone
    Temptations - The Way You Do The Things You Do
    The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
    Wilson Pickett - Funky Broadway
    Wilson Pickett - If You Need Good Loving
    Wilson Pickett - Midnight Hour
    Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
  • R&B, Funk, and Disco
    Al Green - Let's Stay Together
    Al Green - Love and Happiness
    Atlantic Star - Am I Dreaming
    Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman
    Betty Wright - Tonight's The Night
    Carl Carlton - She's A Bad Mama Jama
    Commodores - Brick House
    Donna Summer - Bad Girls
    Donna Summer - Last Dance
    Earth Wind and Fire - Reasons
    Earth Wind and Fire - September
    Earth Wind and Fire - Sing a Song
    Earth Wind and Fire - That's The Way Of The World
    Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood
    James Brown - I Feel Good
    James Brown - Sex Machine
    Junior Walker - Shot Gun
    Kool And The Gang - Get Down On It
    Kool And The Gang - Ladies Night
    Levert - Casanova
    Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
    Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
    Mcfadden and Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
    Patti Labelle - Lady Marmalade
    Patti Labelle - Rose Royce
    Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
    Rick James - Give It To Me Baby
    Rick James - Mary Jane 
    Sister Sledge - We Are Family
    Smokey Robinson - Ooh Baby, Baby
    Stevie Wonder - I Wish
    Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
    Stevie Wonder - Ribbon In The Sky
    Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
    Tams - Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy
    Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie
    Teddy Pendergrass - Get Up Get Down Get Funky Get Loose
    The Showmen - 39 - 21 - 40
    Tyrone Davis - If I Could Change Your Mind
    Tyrone Davis - Turn Back The Hands Of Time
  • Modern, Alternative, and Classic Rock
    Impressions - It's All Right
    Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful
    L.T.D. - (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
    Ohio Players - Fire
    Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
    Van Morrison - Into The Mystic
  • Contemporary and Dance
    Boys II Men - End Of The Road
    Frankie Beverly and Maze - Before I Let Go
    Frankie Beverly and Maze - Happy Feelings
    Frankie Beverly and Maze - Joy And Pain
    Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
    Marcia Griffith - Electric Slide
    Montel Jordan - This Is How We Do It
    Outkast - I Like The Way You Move
    R. Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly
    R. Kelly - Stop in the Name of Love
  • Standards, Swing, and Jazz
    Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
    Frank Sinatra - Route 66
    Fred Astaire - The way you Look Tonight
    Grover Washington - Mr. Magic
    Louis Armstrong - Cheek To Cheek
    Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
    Manhattans - Shining Star
    Nora Jones - Come Away With Me

Bride & Groom

Brooke and I absolutely LOVED Class Act! They were amazing.  Everybody at the reception raved about them and many people came up to us to tell us that they "love the band". They were masterful with the time management and created a wonderful playlist that had the perfect mix of up-tempo and slower songs, which kept the dance floor full the entire night.  In addition, they played the songs so well and sounded so good!  Their performance was above and beyond our greatest expectations.*  We could not be happier with how they played, the songs they played, and their stage presence.

Thank you so much for all of your help in making the night such a success.  We will be sure to write a glowing review on Wedding Wire as well!

Patrick and Brooke C.

Mother of the Bride

This band played at our daughter's wedding. They were awesome. All our guests were thrilled too. If you want an upbeat, FUN event, hire them!

Sherry H.


Hi Barry, Just wanted to check in to let you know how TOTALLY PLEASED we were with Class Act Band.  EVERYONE was SO complimentary!  They helped us fill the evening with lots of FUN, which is just what we wanted!

We are very appreciative for their help in creating a memorable wedding!  THANK YOU!

Diane W.

Mother of the Bride

Thank you again for giving our guests such an amazing time! You were the hit of the night especially the bride and groom! Can't thank you enough for keeping the flow of the wedding going smooth and keeping the dance floor full.

If anyone ever asks for wonderful entertainment it will be your name that will come forth. You have made fans for life out of my family and we wish you the very best of success!

PS. Great job on the “I'll always love my Mama”! Had lots of folks say what a great song and fun way to kick start the band.

Janet S.
Mother of the Bride


Class Act was unreal! They sounded amazing and kept the crowd in it for the entire reception! I would highly recommend them to others in search of a wedding band.

Chris C.


Class Act did an amazing job!! We never stopped dancing and had the best night of our lives! I would recommend them to everyone. All of our guests loved them as well! 

Calle K.

Mother of the Bride

Thank you so much! This band was above & beyond! There's just no way any other band could have done as well. We're overwhelmed by the incredible job Stephon, Ernestine and the whole band did Saturday night. The dance floor was filled immediately and they kept everyone dancing the whole time! Thank you so much! We're going to do this again when our next daughter gets married!

Claire R.
Mother of the Bride

Birthday Party

The Class Act band was wonderful! The kids loved them and I am sure will have them again...

Thank you it was a wonderful evening, I think they could have gone all night!

Molly H.


Class Act was fantastic! Thanks so much for the recommendation. The music sounded great and the entire "band experience" was amazing. One of my Uncles told me that the wedding was great and that he was only mad that his ride left early because he loved the band so much and that you never hear great groups like that at weddings anymore.

Jack L.


Everything with the band was absolutely amazing! We had a great time and Stephon was super easy to work with. He called me a couple times before the wedding to go over details and they got everything just right. I loved how they got all the guests involved!

Mary P.


Class Act was absolutely fabulous!!!! Everyone loved them.. I wish the party could have lasted all night! I enjoyed talking to Stephon for a few minutes at the end, and he said they had fun too. The bride & groom were smiling all night as well as all their friends and family! The dancing never stopped...Many thanks for your strong recommendation of them. We were very pleased and have recommended that CCV hire them for a club function if possible! Wish we could have another party!!

Mary M.

Fraternity Event

Class Act was a class act as always. We've had them provide music for our date parties each semester for the past few years and for good reason. Their music selection is a great mix of Motown and oldies with some newer music mixed in to change things up. They are very accommodating and easy to work with. They even moved inside mid show when we needed to cut the noise outside. They sound awesome and we always have a great time with them. Everyone was dancing non-stop. They even let brothers join in for a few songs and play with the band. They have the perfect sound and style for our date parties and sororities are now trying to book them after attending our event. I highly recommend Class Act and we will definitely have them back.

Stewart D.
Virginia Tech

College Event

This weekend went flawlessly and Class Act was such a hit. Everyone loved having them play for us, especially because they were such a lively and interactive band. Spottswood fell through on providing the stage that they had promised would be there but this didn't seem to be a problem for the band at all. We were all very pleased and working with Stephon was really easy! Thank you so much for helping me with the event and I look forward to working with you again in the future!

Brittany F.
James Madison University


We had a great time! Class Act did a wonderful job! They were very entertaining and really got the crowd going! We really had a great time!!! They helped to make the night wonderful! Thanks again for all your help.

Brooke P.


Regarding Class Act: 1- There is nothing they wouldn't do if they were able, to make the event as special as possible. For instance, not only did Stephon play during the processional, his lead singer added vocals. AMAZING!! 2- They not only played with style and energy, they were energized and moved and rocked the house down! 3- Even his wife sang a whole bunch.

In other words, they were beyond description. The comments were not just positive, they were euphoric. One friend of ours is a booking agent for professional acts. He was beside himself with praise. You should know that their internet site sells them so so so short. Our videographer thought they were so dynamite that he is sending them the recording of the many sets of the night.These folks are gold. Much thanks

Mark R.

Wedding/Event Planner

I worked with them on Saturday night at a wedding reception and beyond their talent, they were super easy to work with and get along with, which for a planner, is sooooo nice. I can't tell you how many bands I've worked with that roll in late, don't want to talk to me about the timeline, and act like an act "on tour". It's so refreshing to work with a group who "gets it" - that there's an event going on and if we work as a team, it'll come off so much nicer for everyone -especially the client. I will DEFINITELY recommend them to other clients looking for a band.

Wedding Planner


I think both Chloe and I agree that Class Act was instrumental (no pun intended) in making the wedding a huge success. So many people came up to us during and after the wedding and just raved and raved about the band. They literally had the ENTIRE room dancing - young and old alike. They came down onto the dance floor and danced with us; they invited us on stage to do some solos on the keys - it was awesome. We got so many great pictures of Chloe and I on stage with her dad and the best man playing keys. Stephon was incredibly helpful and a joy to work with. He helped us through some iPod trouble we were having and the band ended up playing the first dance for my mom and I, which was a last-minute change, but it worked out great. They just had so much energy and enthusiasm and kept it moving for us well past midnight. They also played Auld lang sein (sp?) at midnight and did a count-down, which was fun for all. Honestly, we have nothing but glowing reviews. They were super easy to work with, and easily the most memorable part of the reception. Couldn't have done without EastCoast! Thanks again for everything.

A.J. Frey


Oh my gosh-the band was AWESOME! They were so accommodating; I've worked with some bands that are not flexible on schedule, break times, etc. and Class Act was Truly a CLASS ACT!All they kept saying was "this is your event, we will do whatever you want us to do,we want your guests to enjoy themselves". I LOVE them! Secondly, they really engaged the attendees and did a whole audience participation thing which I am STILL hearing about! People had so much fun (there was a conga line of doctors at one point-truly a sight to see...I thought we were on a cruise ship).They got EVERYONE up on the dance floor and everyone had a fabulous time. I will recommend them to anyone I know. Several people are already talking about hiring them for their own events..we loved them.

Hospital Fundraiser

Sorority Formal

Our formal was awesome! I received a lot of compliments about Class Act, so make sure to hype them to other greek organizations. Thanks for your help!

Laura H.
UVa Kappa Kappa Gamma

Surprise Party

Class Act was absolutely wonderful at our party. This was a surprise party for my dad, and we were able to keep it that way until he arrived at the party location that evening. My father is not the type to show emotion. And, in my thirty years I can only remember him crying once and that was in sadness. Now I can say that I have seen him cry twice, and this time was with joy. He actually had tears in his eyes when he saw all those people there for him and especially when he saw the band. They sang Happy Birthday to him with my sister and I at each side. He was overwhelmed with joy. It was wonderful!

Once the band got started so did the party! Stephen made sure the dance floor stayed full at all times. They are such a fun and talented group of people. We could not have chosen a better band for this party. Everyone is still talking about what a great time they had and how good the band was. Thank you so much for suggesting Class Act to me. I would certainly use them again and would recommend them to anyone else looking for a band.

Tonia W.

Wedding Reception

Thank you for helping to create the most perfect wedding reception. You and the band were absolutely AMAZING. Everyone including us have said "That was the most fun we have ever had at a wedding." We had never seen a dance floor at a wedding so full the ENTIRE evening! We loved the "Shake Your Money Maker" dance and getting up on stage with you. It was all perfect.

Also, thank you so much for learning the song for our first dance. The entire time we were dancing we kept saying to one another how wonderful you guys are.

We will definitely be recommending you to everyone!

Alyson and Christopher S.
Bride & Groom

Soiree Magazine Article

"With their love for music bringing them together, the couple was intent on incorporating their unique musical affections into the wedding day. The couple shared a first dance to Van Morrison's, "Into the Mystic. Early in the evening, jazz tunes were piped into the speakers that would later give way to a party! The band "Class Act" managed by EastCoast Entertainment, warmed up quickly and put on a fabulous show. This eclectic mix of Motown, funk and soul kept the crowd on their feet until the midnight hour finishing up with a dance-off that would put Soul Train to shame. At one point in the evening Robert, something of a guitar virtuoso, jumped up on stage and had an impromptu jam session with the band. The crowd cheered and clapped with captivated smiles on their faces while the bride stood on the front row almost as an audience of one for her groom!"

Tamara & Robert
reprinted from 2008 Spring / Summer issue of Soiree Magazine
Class Act