Hot Sauce is composed of five very experienced, seasoned professionals who all ended up residing in Charlotte, NC. The band includes one Charlotte native, and four more musicians from California, New Orleans, and New York. Individually they have worked with many national artists and performed in many high profile settings; Tesla, Flame, Bar Seven, James Taylor, Yes, The Moody Blues, Arlo Guthrie, Al Jarreau, Brian Wilson, the Billy Joel Broadway show, to name a few.
With a common interest in keeping their base in Charlotte, NC and a thriving market for cover bands in the region, the band decided to fill a void by fusing the genres of 70s, 80s, 90s, and current hits into one extra large bag of popcorn fun and party madness. Inspired by friends from the band Wonderbread 5 in California, Hot Sauce dons different thematic costumes for every set and insists that every audience join their party. After putting their own unique spin on this party tested formula, Hot Sauce has stormed into the corporate and private event market with a party magic that is new, fresh, and IRRESISTIBLE!!
The Hot Sauce mix of experience, professionalism, musical talent, and high energy theatric performance will turn even the most stoic CEOs into the life of the Hot Sauce party. If you want to party like rock stars, Hot Sauce is the band for you!!!
Recent Dance/Pop Hits
Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Just Dance - Lady GaGa
Bad Romance - Lady GaGa
OMG - Usher
I Like It - Enrique Iglesias
I Got a Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
DJ Got us Fallin’ in Love - Usher
Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas
Rock That Body - Black Eyed Peas
Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Break Your Hear t- Taio Cruz
Let's Get It Started - Black Eyed Peas
70’s-90’s Disco & Dance
Hey Ya! - Outkast
Boogie Nights - Heatwave
Stayin’ Alive- Bee Gee’s
Night Fever- Bee Gee’s
Last Dance- Donna Summer
Hot Love- Donna Summer
September- Earth Wind & Fire
Let’s Groove! Earth Wind & Fire
Brick House- Commodores
I will survive-Gloria Gaynor/Cake
Too Proud to Beg- Temptations
Billie Jean- Michael Jackson
Rock with You- Michael Jackson
Funky Music White Boy- Wild Cherry
Hot in here- Nelly
Get Down Tonight- K.C. & the Sunshine Band
Shake your Booty- K.C. & the Sunshine Band
Keep It Comin’ Love- K.C. & the Sunshine Band
That’s the way I Like it!- K.C. & the Sunshine Band
I Will Survive!
YMCA- Village People
Super Freak- Rick James
I’m Too Sexy! - Right Said Fred
Get Jiggy With It- Will Smith
This Is How We Do It- Montell Jordan
I wanna be your lover- Prince
Stuck in the Middle W/ You- Stealers Wheel
Poison- Bel Biv Devoe
Sex Machine- James Brown
Groove is in the Heart- DeLite
Baby Got Back- Sir Mix-a-Lot
Humpty Dance - Digital Underground
Superstitious- Stevie Wonder
Good Times- Chic
Signed Sealed Delivered- Stevie Wonder
Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
Dead or Alive - Spin You Round
Rose Royce - Car Wash
We are Family- Pointer Sisters
Come and Get Your Love- RedBone
Ladies Night- Kool & the Gang
Celebration- Kool & the Gang
Shout! - Isley Brothers
Mack the knife!- Sinatra
Soul man - Sam and Dave/Blues Bros.
Carolina Girls- Chairmen of the Board
Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy-The Tams
With This Ring-The Platters
Stand by Me- Ben E. King
Under the Boardwalk- Drifters
Twist and Shout- The Beatles
Build Me up Buttercup- The Foundations
How Sweet it is (to be loved by you)-Marvin Gaye
Hound Dog- Elvis
Blue Suede Shoes- Elvis
That’s Alright Mamma- Elvis
Great Balls Of Fire! - Jerry Lee lewis
Some Kinda Wonderful - Grand Funk Railroad
Van Morrison - Moondance
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Under The Boardwalk - Drifters
Tequila - Champs
Pop / Rock
Sweet Caroline- Neal Diamond
Hey Soul Sister-Train
The Joker- Steve Miller Band
Jessie’s Girl- Rick Springfield
Mony Mony- Billy Idol/T James Shondells
Summer of 69- Bryan Adams
Steal my kisses- Ben Harper
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Take it Easy- Eagles
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
500 Miles- The Proclaimers
Somebody told me-The Killers
Read my Mind-The Killers
I want Candy!
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Magic Carpet Ride- Steppenwolf
This Love - Maroon 5
Tainted Love- Soft Cell
Pride-In the name of Love-U2
Sweet Home Alabama- Lynyrd Skynyrd
Honky Tonk Woman- Rolling Stones
Old Time Rock and Roll- Bob Seger
All Summer Long- Kid Rock
Your Love (Josie)- The Outfield
Use Somebody- Kings of Leon
Sex on Fire- Kings of Leon
Rock and Roll All Night-Kiss
My Own Worse Enemy-LIT
Blister in the Sun- Violent Femmes
I want you to want me- Cheap Trick
Hard to handle- Black Crows
Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey
Livin’ on a Prayer- Bon Jovi
You give love a bad name- Bon Jovi
Sweet Child O’ Mine- Guns and Roses
Any way you want it-Journey
Enter Sandman- Metallica
You Shook Me all night Long-AC/DC
Pour some Sugar on Me- Def Leppard
Walkin’ on Sunshine- Katrina and the Waves
I'm A Believer-Monkees /Smash Mouth
What I Got- Sublime
Crazy Little Thing Called Love-Queen
Come On Feel The Noise - Quiet Riot
Jenny 867-5309-Tommy Tutone
Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen
Here I go Again - Whitesnake
Come on Eileen- Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Pour Some Sugar on Me-Def Leppard
Hurts So Good - John Mellencamp
Walkin on Sunshine-Katrina & the Waves
Chicken Fried- Zack Brown Band
Country Roads- John Denver
Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy- Big and Rich
Sideways! Dierks Bentley
Hick Town- Jason Aldean
Wagon Wheel- Old Crow Medicine Show
Friends in Low places- Garth Brooks
Folsom Prison Blues- Johnny Cash
On the Road Again- Willie Nelson
Family Tradition - Hank Williams Jr
Just the way you are- Bruno Mars
I could not ask for more- Edwin McCain
Marry me- Train
Crazy Love- Van Morrison
Somewhere over the Rainbow- Wizard of Oz- Judy Garland
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
These are the Days- Van Morrison
Forever Young- Rod Stewart
Love Song- The Cure/Adele
Stay with you- John Legend
I loved her first- Heartland
History in the Making- Darius Rucker
My Wish- Rascal Flatts
You are the best thing-Ray LaMontagne
Change the world- Eric Clapton
My Girl- The Temptations
Let’s Stay together- Al Green
Georgia- Ray Charles
In my life- The Beatles
Everything- Michael Buble
Let’s Get it on- Marvin Gaye
The way you look tonight-Sinatra
At Last Etta James
Your Song- Elton John
You’ve lost that lovin’ feeling-Righteous Bros.
Father and Daughter- Paul Simon
I’ll be there-Jackson5
Through the years- Kenny Rogers
Wonderful Tonight-Eric Clapton
My Little Girl- Tim McGraw
Fly Me to the Moon- Sinatra
Unchained Melody- Righteous Bros.
I’ll Be- Edwin McCain
You make me feel brand new - Stylistics
Phillip - I wanted to thank you and your band for your amazing performance at my wedding reception this past weekend. The songs you chose were perfect! There were people dancing that I have never in my life seen dance, and they were dancing the entire night! My husband and I can't stop talking about how aweome ya'll were, and I cant tell you how many people have told me that they havent had that much fun in a long time. You truly brought two families together with your performance, and my husband and I are so grateful to you. I can honestly say that my wedding was my dream wedding, and Hot Sauce played a major role in that. You are by the best band we have EVER heard at a wedding or any event, and I'm so incredibly thankfull to you all for such an amazing performance. Thank you again for making my wedding so special. - Much Love,
Sarah G. (July 2nd, 2011)
Thank you! You all were amazing! We had so many people ask "Who is the band?"! We are already talking about bringing you back next year. We loved how you interacted with the audience, kept everyone on the dance floor and played to all ages! We had ages 18-80 there and the dance floor was always packed.
Thank you again, you all are great to work with!
Jillian R. (October 5th, 2013)
Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations
Homecoming/Class Reunion Dance, Lees McRae College, Banner Elk N.C.
Thank you guys for making our wedding day so special and unforgettable. As you know, we decided on Hot Sauce after seeing you perform at another friend's wedding, and once again ya'll rocked. You guys were absolutely amazing and we couldn't have been happier with the energy you brought to the dance floor. Our guests continue to comment on the band. Thank you for making our wedding day so memorable. :-)
Kristin K. (September 21st, 2013)
Bride, William Aiken House
Hot Sauce is the best band we have had at an event in years! Not only are they polished, professional, and amazingly, talented musicians- they are a blast! These guys party right along with you, and they know how to make a party fun. They came in with a positive attitude, ready to work. They were flexible and accommodating all night long. They kept it low key during cocktails, and knew exactly what to do to fill the dance floor when we were ready. They literally left our crowd begging for more! Hot Sauce is an excellent party band! Those five guys made our event a roaring success! I really appreciate what they did for us, and give them my highest recommendation. They are a great group of guys and a superb band!
President, Terpsichore Guild
They were great to work with... extremely nice guys, very professional, happy and talkative during setup (in the best way), great audience interaction and super fun to watch perform. I heard from more than one person that they sounded fantastic and played a great mix of songs. Thanks so much for helping me with this suggestion, they were great to work with on Saturday. Thanks again for all of your help! Charlotte
Activities Director: Baxter Village
Hi Phillip - Thank you very much for performing at our Gala again this year, we absolutely love having Hot Sauce and our guests sure do too! Of course, we were happy to tip you guys for such a great job! Thank you for your compliments, it really was a great event, we were so pleased! And happy to announce that this year's event raised more than $63,000 with 205 guests in attendance!!! Which helped us reach our goal of a 5-year grand total of $275,000 raised for lupus. That is nearly 63,000 new opportunities to help those affected by lupus. This event has become a cornerstone of our organization, one we look forward to celebrating with beads & masks & drinks for years to come. And we would love to have the pleasure of your involvement again next year! Thank you again!
Carolyn P. (Feb 25, 2011)
Lupus Foundation Benefit
Dear Phillip and Members of Hot Sauce.
You guys are the best! Thank you so much for making our wedding reception unforgettable.
I can't even begin to tell you how long it took us to find a band we liked. Chad, his mom and I went to so many concerts last summer in the Charleston area but with Scott Toole's advice, decided to book Hot Sauce just off your demo. It was the best choice we made for the whole wedding.
You guys kept the flow and party going so wonderfully. I still have guests calling me to tell me the Band was worth whatever we paid!
Thank you so very much!
Sarah and Chad H. (Bride & Groom, April 12th, 2013)
Hi Phillip/Hot Sauce -
We had an amazing time and everyone we talked to loved you guys. It was perfect and I'm glad you had enjoyed yourself too! Ashley's parents said you talked for a while and they said the next event they have they want to have you!
We cant thank you enough. It was amazing
Gray R. (September 28th, 2013)
Groom, Graylyn International Conference Cntr
Winston Salem N.C.
Mr. Sullivan - I'm Justin P's father. While I surely don't have the experience with bands that my son does, if there is a group out there that is remotely in the same class as you guys....I would have to see it and hear it before I could ever believe it. I just wanted to thank you and the other members of your group for the role that you played in helping make my peerless son's wedding the memorable event that he deserved. Also, rest assured that the memory of my precious daughter on the dance floor with the leader of the band.... is a memory I will carry with me.
Father of the Bride
1/14/12 Ritz Carlton Charlotte NC
Phillip - Let me first say that words cannot express what it meant to my parents and I to turn around and see you holding my sister's hand and dancing and singing with her. You and the band are a truly amazing group of people.
Next, you guys KILLED IT!!! Absolutely KILLED IT!! From the very beginning to the end y'all had the dancefloor packed from start to finish, exactly what we wanted!! There wasn't a single person in the room who did not complement the band, y'all even had everyone yelling encore at the end of the set...that doesn't happen at weddings! During the last song, Melissa and I turned around to take it all in, and it was amazing to see the dancefloor packed with people. I tell ya, we have a lot of friends getting married this summer and i'm pretty sure you guys made them very nervous, because y'all set the bar VERY high!!! Don't be surprised if they end up calling you!
I cannot thank you and the rest of the band enough for being willing to move the date and doing whatever it took to make this happen for Melissa and her family. You certainly didn't have to but it sure says a lot about who you guys are as people that you did.
Thank you soo much and please let me know if there is anywhere I can formally write you guys a recommendation, I'll be glad to do as many as necessary. I hate we didn't get to talk more before and after but I'll be keeping up with you guys and hope to see y'all at another party soon.
1/14/12 Ritz Carlton Charlotte NC
Hot Sauce was awesome! Could not have gotten a better band for our wedding. They delivered exactly what we wanted and were so friendly and professional!! I would highly recommend them to anyone!
We had the BEST time, and did not want the party to end....in large part because of Hot Sauce.
Leigh N. (March 16th, 2013)
Just wanted to tell you and the guys how much fun we had at the wedding. Y'all did an amazing job!! We did not want it to end!!
Thank you so much for helping us to have a truly amazing wedding day and party!!!
Everyone said that y'all were the best, most fun band they have seen at a wedding, and will definitely recommend y'all to anyone we hear of that needs an awesome band for their event.
I could go on and on about how much fun we had....y'all brought the house down and delivered exactly what we wanted for that night.
We hope y'all had as much fun as we did! Please keep in touch and hopefully we will see y'all again very soon!!
Leigh and Derek D.
March 16th, 2013, Columbia SC Wedding
Phillip - Can't thank you guys enough for putting on an awesome performance for the 3rd Annual Gopher Ball supporting The First Tee of Greater Charleston. You guys kept the crowd going all night and were a blast! Everything from the variety of songs and costumes to how you all worked the room all night was perfection! You did a excellent job of helping promote the cause and raise awareness for the organization which was very much appreciated. Thanks for the support and we hope to get you back to Charleston for another event!
Ben G. (Jan 12th, 2013)
The First Tee of Greater Charleston
OMG the reviews from NYE have been fantastic!!!! The crowd absolutely loved you guys! I have heard nothing but good things. I just put a call out to EastCoast Entertainment and we would like to go ahead and book Hot Sauce for NYE 2013! Let me know what to do to move forward. Thanks a million!
Jenna Y. - Director of Catering - Dec 31st, 2012
I am the mother of the bride and very excited to write this review. When my daughter got engaged 10 months ago, we knew that we wanted a live band for the reception. Not knowing a lot about bands in the North Carolina area, we turned to EastCoast Entertainment. We requested a band that would bring high energy and were able to get our guest on the dance floor. The music for an evening can make or break a party. EastCoast Entertainment sent use 5 different bands to review. We chose Hot Sauce. Many of my friends could not believe that I never went to listen to them live but chose them from listening to their music through the internet. Wow, I can't begin to tell you how wonderful the evening was and all the compliments we received from our guest. Our friends and family were on the dance floor all night long. They did not want the night to end. Hot Sauce is worth every penny and more. Thank you Hot Sauce for being apart of my daughter's wedding and making her wedding a dream come true.
Gina U. (Mother of the Bride)
I just wanted to reach out and thank you, again, for playing at our wedding!!! YOU GUYS ROCKED!!! People were on the dance floor all night and everyone couldn't stop talking about how awesome you all were and what an awesome time they had!!! That day was absolutely amazing and I also wanted to say thank you for playing our song “live” for us! It was perfect! You made our day extra special and we couldn't have asked for more!
Kelley M. (June 1st, 2013)
Bride, Fearrington House, Pittsboro N.C.
By all accounts, it WAS a great event!! Thanks for being so flexible and for providing such a fabulous party for the 75th Anniversary of the Virginia State Bar.
Will look forward to a return visit sometime in the near future!
Beth K. (June 14th, 2013)
Virginia State Bar
Phil.....I received highly positive feedback about the performance of Hot Sauce for the 4th of July festivities at the Lake Norman Yacht Club. The dance floor was packed with all ages....and many acted numerous years below their actual age. You made me look good. I do hope for a repeat performance next year.....and have heard that the person running our Labor Day Regatta has designs on booking you guys for that event as well! Great job....and we will stay in touch.
Dene E. (July 4th, 2013)
Independence Day Party, Social Club
Good afternoon Philip,
We had such an awesome time at our wedding. It was more fun than I could have ever wished for and we owe it in large part to you and Hot Sauce. We had so many compliments about the band and I had never seen many of my family members dance before, let alone on the dance floor the entire night! You really kept the party going and we loved every second of it. If we ever have an event worthy of a band in DC or south I will be sure to get in touch with you guys. You exceeded our expectations and we felt very fortunate to have you play at our wedding. You sir, are a gentleman and a true delight to work with. Everything went so smooth and was completely too easy! I did find out why the lights went off at the end of the night. My older brother tried to do one of the flip moves Holly and I did during our first dance. When he flipped the guy in the air, the guy's feet got caught in the lights and short circuited everything. We were really lucky you guys brought the lights! It almost was like it was planned, turning the dancefloor into a club scene towards the end of the night. Lastly, I was absolutely ecstatic when you played Shout for the Encore. Really rocked the night!
Thanks again and hope to rock out to Hot Sauce in the future!
Zach F. (June 29th, 2013)
Hi Phillip! Thank you so much for your kind words! I have been meaning to write you and the band and let you know how great you guys were and to tell you how much everyone loved you!
Candy G. (July 11th, 2013)
Corporate Event, Beco South Company