Take 5 dedicated musicians, add Beach, the hot sounds of Motown, and the smoothed out R&B, mix it with breath taking vocals and a groove that's all their own, and you have the band known as "Fantasy".
Fantasy has performed all over the world for venues such as Japan, Korea, Hawaii, Carnival Cruise Lines, Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Gov. Bev Perdue's Inaugural Ball, Senator John Edwards Birthday Bash and Carolina Hurricane's Stanley Cup Ball...just to name a few. The band just finished recording a brand new Beach single titled "Don't Go" that was be released in March 2010.
If you are looking for a high energy show band that will keep your audience on their feet then Fantasy is the one!
Hip/Hop/Current Top 40
Robin Thicke-Blurred Lines
Black-Eyed Peas- Where Is the Love
Black-Eyed Peas- Just Can't Get Enough
Cali Swag District- Teach me How To Dougie
Celo Green-Forget You
Jamie Foxx- Blame It
Jamie Foxx- Unpredictable
Kanye West- The Good Life
Kanye West- Gold Digger
Kid Cudi- Day and Night
Nelly-Hot In Here
Nelly-Ride Wit Me
Ne Yo- One In A Million
Ne Yo- Because of You
Outkast- Hey Ya
Outkast- The Way You Move
Outkast- Miss Jackson
50 Cent- In Da Club
Gnarls Barkley- Crazy
Thompson Square- Kiss Me or Not
Run DMC- Walk This Way
Vanilla Ice- Ice Baby
Quad City DJ's- C'mon Ride That Train
Pink- Get the Party Started
Sir-Mix-Alot- Baby Got Back
R& B, Funk, and Disco
Al Green- Let's Stay Together
Barry White- Practice What You Preach
Barry White- Can't Get Enough
Barry White- Secret Garden
B.O.B ft. Bruno Mars- Nothing on You
Carl Carlton- Bad Mamma Jamma
Clarence Carter- Strokin
Commodores- Brick House
James Brown- I Feel Good
James Brown- Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
Kool And the Gang- Celebration
Kool And the Gang- Get Down on It
Kool And the Gang-Ladies Night
KC & The Sunshine Band- Shake your Booty
KC & The Sunshine Band-That's The Way
KC & The Sunshine Band- Boogie Shoes
LTD- Back in Love Again
LTD- Love Ballad
Luther Vandross- Always & Forever
Luther Vandross- Bad Boy
Rick James- Ebony Eyes
Rick James- Give It To Me
Rick James- Super Freak
Rick James- You & I
Johnny Gill- Red Dress
RKelly- Love Letter
RKelly- Step In The Name of Love
Romantics- What I Like About You
Stevie Wonder- Superstition
Stevie Wonder- Ribbon in the Sky
Tyrone Davis- Change My Mind
Tyrone Davis- Turn Back the Hands
Whispers- Rock Steady
Classic Motown, Oldies, and Beach
Tramps- Hold Back the Night
Wilson Pickett- Mustang Sally
Four Tops- Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
Four Tops- Oh Girl
Curtis Mayfield- It's Alright
Drifters- Under the Boardwalk
Chairmen of the Board- Carolina Girls
Chairmen of the Board- Give Me Just A Little More Time
Heatwave- Always and Forever
Van Morrison- Brown Eyed Girl
Tams- Be Young, Be Foolish
Isley Brothers- Shout
Jackson Five- Daddy's Home
James Taylor- How Sweet It Is
JR Walker- Shot Gun
Lou Rawls- Groove People
Marvin Gaye- Ain't No Women Like the One I Got
Big Boss- Little Red Book
Manhattans- Loving You is all On My Mind
Mcfadden And Whitehead- Ain't No Stoppin Us
Otis Redding- Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding- Knock on Wood
Lou Rawls- Shot Gun
New Birth- Wild Flower
Percy Sledge- When a Man Loves a Woman
Platters- With this Ring
G.Q.- Sitting in the Park
Righteous Brothers- Unchained Melody
Sam & Dave- Soul Man
Sam Cooke- You Send Me
Smokey Robinson- Turn the Light Down Low
Staple Singers- I'll Take You There
Temptations- Ain't Too Proud to Beg
Temptations- Can't Get Next to You
Temptations- Do the Things You Do
Temptations- Get Ready
Temptations- Just My Imagination
Temptations- My Girl
The Impressions- It's Alright
The O'Jays- Forever Mine
The O'Jays- Money
The O'Jays- Love Train
The O'Jays- Use To Be My Girl
Whispers- Just Say Yes
Ben E. King- Stand By Me
Billy Paul- Me and Mrs. Jones
Chubby Checker- The Twist
Chuck Berry- Johnny B Goode
Additional Songs with Female Vocalist
Aretha Franklin- Respect
Diana Ross- I'm Coming Out
Etta James- At Last
Gloria Gaynor- I Will Survive
Jean Knight- Mr. Big Stuff
Martha and the Vandells- Heatwave
Tina Turner- Proud Mary
Dance and Party Music
Buster Poindexter- Hot, Hot, Hot!
Cameo- Word Up
Earth, Wind & Fire- September
Earth, Wind & Fire- Let's Groove
Earth, Wind & Fire- Sing a Song
Earth, Wind & Fire- Reasons
Earth, Wind & Fire- Shining Star
Gap Band- Party Train
Gap Band- Drop the Bomb
Dazz Band- Let it Whip
C&C Music Factory- Gonna Make You Sweat
Michael Jackson- Bille Jean
Michael Jackson-Rock Wit You
Prince- Purple Rain
Shaggy- It Wasn't Me
Sir Mix A lot- Baby Got Back
The Time- Jungle Love
The Time- The Bird
Wild Cherry- Play That Funky Music
Will Smith- Getting Jiggy Wit It
Top First Dance/Wedding Songs
Thompson Square- Kiss me or Not
Frank Sinatra- Way You Look Tonite
Frank Sinatra- My Way
Harry Connick- It Had To Be You
K-Ci & JoJo- All My Life
Marvin Gaye- How Sweet It Is
Rod Stewart- Have I Told You Lately
Top Line Dances
Cha Cha Slide
Country and Bluegrass
Thompson Square- You Gonna Kiss Me or Not
Alabama- Mountain Music
Brooks & Dunn- Boot Scooting Boogie
Garth Brooks- Friends in Low Places
Modern and Classic Rock
Beatles- I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Blues Brothers- Soul Man
Bob Seger- Old Time Rock & Roll
Elvis Presley- Love Me Tender
Grand Funk Railroad- Some Kind of Wonderful
Jimmy Buffett- Margaritaville
Lenny Kravitz- Fly Away
Lynyrd Skynyrd- Sweet Home Alabama
Smash Mouth-All Star
Van Halen- Dance the Night Away
*Jewish, Greek and Holiday Music Upon Request
I just wanted to say THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for being the best wedding band of all time!!! We had a blast with Fantasy at the Carolina Inn. You truly made the reception a party, and got all of our guests on the dance floor (which was what Robert and I both wanted!) Robert loved singing with you guys during shout, and I loved how y'all could come out onto the dance floor as well. The whole experience was better than I could have ever imagined. In short: you guys ROCK.
Thank you thank you thank you!
Kristen K. (October 5th, 2013)
They were really fabulous! Everyone loved them and they kept the people dancing all night long. They are one of the top wedding bands I have ever worked with. They have great energy and enthusiasm.
Amanda S. (Feb 15th, 2014)
Barry: The Fantasy Band was great! As you know, they played for our son's (Wilson) rehearsal dinner after-party on August 16; your recommendation of them was perfect. They were professionals in every respect, and I know everyone enjoyed their performance. They even allowed an old "high school drummer" - me - to sit in with the band for a couple of songs; that was definitely a highlight for me! I can't thank enough you and the Fantasy Band. I definitely will consider and recommend you, EastCoast and Fantasy for any future entertainment needs.
Thanks and take care.
Murray J. (August 16th, 2013)
Our convention ended Sunday morning, to rave reviews your band was a major contributor to our success! Your most talented band was the perfect entertainment to our Saturday night President's Reception and Dinner. Thank you for helping us make this convention a memorable event for each of our guests.
Executive Director of Carolinas Food Industry Council
Hello, My name is Joe Mirco and I am writing this e-mail to inform you of how very pleased we were to have had the band "Fantasy" play at my daughter Joelle's wedding over the Memorial Day weekend. The band members we professional in every respect and their music "lit up" the event. They played with so much energy that it poured from the bandstand all over our guests causing them to dance, dance, dance the night away. I have attended many weddings and events where the musicians were capable however they did not engage the audience. This was NOT the case with "Fantasy"! Steve and his crew made our event very special. I received many compliments from our guests on the band's behalf regarding how wonderful they played and how much fun they were. Many thanks to the very talented band for playing with such vitality, soul and, when appropriate, humor!
I wanted to let you guys know how wonderful the band "Fantasy" was at Gladney's wedding May 1st. They did a great job with the music and getting folks involved and on the dance floor.
Gladney B. (Mother Of The Bride)
They were AMAZING! They sounded insanely fabulous and really knew how to work with the crowd. I will definitely be recommending them again.
Amanda S. (May 26th, 2012)
I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you ONE LAST TIME for making our wedding reception truly unbelievable! Our guests are still talking about the fun they had--I mean, calling us, texting us, posting on facebook! You all really know how to make an event memorable, and I just want you to know how much that means to us all. We are trying to come up with reasons to have you all continue to be in our lives every few years, since the upcoming wedding you will play for my sister is the last wedding we will have! (we will think of something!!) I even had guests of mine ask if they can be invited to my sister's wedding--just to hear you all again! Haha!
So, from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!
Amy M. (March 1st, 2014)
Guys, I am sorry that it has taken me so long to write this but I just wanted to let you know that at Jenny's wedding reception on August 24th we had an absolutely great time, in large part to Steve and the band. Steve, you guys did a great job engaging the crowd and I know there were some folks there who never sat down all night! The best I can remember you only took 1 short break all night. People I run into are still talking about what a great night it was. It is a night that Jenny and Marshall as well as Cathy and I will never forget! Thanks for a great, great night.
Herbie O. (August 24th, 2013)
Father of the Bride
Ellie: Fantasy was absolutely the best!!!!. These guys were so personable and really are down to earth people. They know how to relate to everyone and get people involved to have a good time. The very first song they played, my 2 yr old niece was on the dance floor and Steve walked out with his guitar and played and danced with her - very special. We had a wonderful evening and thanks to Fantasy, it will be one we will always remember! Stay in touch.
Father of the Groom
Graham, Fantasy was great. They were a lot of fun and everyone had a good time. Appreciate you working with me on short notice and we will be in touch about future dates. Once again thanks.
Reiss (Washington & Lee)
November 15th, 2008
Thank you so much for recommending Fantasy Band for our wedding. We are still hearing rave reviews about the music and there was not an empty spot on the dance floor the whole night! We could not be more pleased with their performance and would recommend them to anyone looking for a great show! The entire band was so friendly and they looked as if they were having as much fun as we were! Their sound was outstanding, the music selection was huge and they didn't take long breaks during the reception. We appreciate your recommendation and thank you for the memorable experience that Fantasy Band has created for myself and my husband.
Allison M. (Sept 29th, 2012)
Hey Scott ! They were amazzzzzing! Totally interacted with the crowd and were just great entertainers ad sounded awesome. They definitely made the wedding and kept everyone dancing till the end. Would highly recommend them. Plus just really nice group of guys on top of it all:)
Kate M. (September 22nd, 2012)
Fantasy was everything we had bargained for. They showed up in plenty of time and were very pressional and easy to work with.
They are great musicians and all of the wedding party loved their music. They took the minimum number of breaks and kept the party going. They got out in the middle of the dance floor and interacted with our guests. There was high energy felt by everyone until the end.
We definitely got our money's worth and we would hire then in a heartbeat for our next's daughter's wedding.
Sumter B. (October 19th, 2012)
Father of the Bride
I attended Chris's surprise 50th birthday party this past Sunday night and just wanted you to know we had a blast. The band Fantasy was amazing!! They worked the party all night long and involved Chris in so much of the entertainment. This made the music and getting to enjoy his special night so much better. Chris is my youngest brother and our father who is now 83 and in a wheelchair. I wheeled him out onto the floor when they sang "Your My Brown Eyed Girl" (yes I have brown eyes) and we danced and the band applauded him. What a special moment for him and our family. Chris's party was one to remember thanks to Fantasy!
Cindy S. (Feb 17th, 2013)
Thanks so much for arranging for The Galaxy to have Fantasy for our winter formal!!!!!!!
There were FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!! Everyone there had a wonderful time.
Steve was a joy to work with and so flexible with our schedule. They were quite a hit with our guests.
Everyone danced throughout the evening. And, yes, I danced to "Carolina Girls" wearing my full length Carolina Blue fur coat. Bought it in Argentina and this was the perfect occasion.
Thanks again for your help. You are a dear friend.
Rita S. (Feb 23rd, 2013)
A BIG thank you to both of you and to all the members of the Fantasy Band for providing an absolutely fantastic performance at Lizzie and Paul's wedding on Saturday. Steve, you were correct. You guys are the professionals and letting you do what you do without the FOB getting too involved was the right advice. Gene, you had guests doing the Soul Train Review even though it was 90 degrees in the ballroom. You guys and gal never lost the energy in the room. I knew the reception was going to be perfect when you invited Lizzie and Paul to participate in your band prayer before their first dance. I had a sense of calm from that moment on. I may have even received a little Divine intervention to sing "Soul Man" almost on key! The bride, groom, entire wedding party and multiple guests all commented on how good the band was. We had a blast.
J. B. Davis (June 1st, 2013)
Father of the Bride
Steve, I just want to let you know how much we absolutely loved y'all. Not only were you all great musicians and singers but we loved how you engaged the crowd. We will recommend you to others and perhaps have you back again some day! You made our party.
Cotillion President (April 13th, 2013)
Barry...last night we had the real pleasure of having the Fantasy Band play for us at our daughters "meet the bride and groom" party...what a wonderful occasion and nothing but compliments to the band...very professional, great entertainers, great musicians, they have it all...Steve was a real pleasure to work with, we sort of left the music choices up to him based upon the guests reaction and what a night it was...thanks for steering us in their direction, would highly recommend them to anyone...just a very professional group who were a joy to spend the evening with...needless to say they were the hit of the party!!!
John M. (July 20th, 2013)
Engagement Party, Father of the Bride
Justin and I want you to know that we truly appreciate you and your team coming to play at our wedding on June 22nd. You guys were incredible. We loved every second and your band was such a highlight for the event. It is always a pleasure seeing you guys preform. Again, thank you so much for traveling and playing all night in the heat! You guys are the best!
Thank you again,
Heather and Justin W. (June 22nd 2013)
Bride & Groom