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In an industry where the average life of a band is about five years, Liquid Pleasure has set a new standard. As they enter their 29th year, they have firmly established themselves as the South's premiere show and dance band! Three out of the six present musicians who make up Liquid Pleasure are original members and grew up together in the shadow of the campus of UNC Chapel Hill. This type of longevity and consistency combined with exceptional talent, sets Liquid Pleasure apart from the rest. They perform all across the USA, from San Francisco to Vegas and New York plus everywhere in between. Over the years, the band has appeared with such notable artists as Paula Abdul, The Temptations, Whitney Houston, The Four Tops, Stacy LL Cool J, Aretha Franklin and Jeffery Osborne.

Whatever the occasion, Liquid Pleasure will treat you to an evening of pure fun and enjoyment!

Liquid Pleasure is:

Kenny Mann - Leader, manager, comedian, wise-cracker. He also finds time to play keyboards and all the horn parts. A founding member of the group, he is the creative force around which the band flows.

Melvin Farrington - Bass guitar; Melvin is an original member and is the man behind the thumping groove in the band's sound.

Leonard Hackney - Lead guitar; Leonard's good-natured humor and smooth licks are a driving force behind the band's sound and show. He is also an original member.

Archie Logan- Drums; The "new kid on the block". Archie, a native of New Haven CT, has been with the band for two years a lays down a smoking groove.

Anthony Springs- Lead vocals; Anthony has been with the band for over twenty years and brings a powerful vocal style along with acrobatic dance moves to the stage.

Charles White- Lead Vocals; Charles has been delivering a smooth and soulful vocal style and hot dance moves for over 11 years.

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  • Motown, Oldies, and Beach
    Bill Hailey & The Comets - Rock Around The Clock
    Bruce Channel - Hey Baby
    Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
    Chubby Checker - The Twist
    Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
    Chuck Berry - My Ding A Ling
    Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
    Drifters - Up On The Roof
    Embers - I Love Beach Music
    Embers - Washed Ashore
    Four Tops - Baby I Need Your Loving
    Four Tops - Reach Out
    Four Tops - Same Old Song
    Four Tops - Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
    Isley Brothers - Shout
    Isley Brothers - The Old Heart Of Mine
    Jackie Wilson - Higher & Higher
    Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
    Jackson 5 - A B C
    Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
    Major Lance - Um Um Um Um
    Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs - Stay
    Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
    Otis Day & The Knights - Shama Lama Ding Dong
    Otis Day & The Knights - Shout
    Otis Redding - Can't Turn You Loose
    Otis Redding - Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
    Platters - The Great Pretender
    Platters - With This Ring
    Ray Charles - Baby, What I Say
    Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
    Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
    Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Loving Feeling
    Sam & Dave - Hold On I'm Coming
    Sam & Dave - Soulman
    Sam & Dave - When Something Is Wrong
    Sam Cooke - Another Saturday Night
    Sam Cooke - You Send Me
    Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
    Temptations - Get Ready
    Temptations - My Girl
    The Contours - Do You Love Me
    The Dominoes - Sixty Minute Man
    The Impressions - It's Alright
    The Kingsmen - Louie, Louie
    The O'Jays - Lovetrain
    The Tyme - Miss Grace
    The Young Rascals - Good Lovin'
    Wilson Pickett - Midnight Hour
    Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
  • Classic R&B
    Michael Jackson - Another Part of Me
    Michael Jackson - Bad
    Michael Jackson - Beat It
    Michael Jackson - Billy Jean
    Michael Jackson - Black or White
    Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
    Michael Jackson - Human Nature
    Michael Jackson - I Wanna Rock With You
    Michael Jackson - I Want You Back
    Michael Jackson - Never Can Say Goodbye
    Michael Jackson - P.Y.T.
    Michael Jackson - Remember the Time
    Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
    Michale Jackson - ABC
    Micheal Jackson - You Are Not Alone
    Morris Day & Time - Jungle Love
    Morris Day & Time - The Bird
    Rob Bass - Joy & Pain
    Willie Tee - Thank You, John
  • Contemporary and Dance
    Baby Face - Whip Appeal
    Black Eye Peas - I Gotta Feeling
    Bobby Brown - Don't Be Cruel
    Bobby Brown - Humpin' Around
    Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
    Boyz Ii Men - End Of The Road
    Boyz Ii Men - Motown Philly
    Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
    Bruno Mars - Lazy Song
    Cameo - Alligator Woman
    Cameo - Word Up
    Celo Green - Forget You
    Charlie Wilson - Life Of The Party
    Colour Me Badd - Sex You Up
    David Guetta & Usher - Without You
    E.U. - The Butt
    Earth Wind & Fire - Let's Groove Tonight
    Earth Wind & Fire - Shining Star
    Flo Rida - Good Feeling
    Flo Rida - Low
    Lil Wayne - Miss Officer
    LMFAO - Party Rock
    Marcia Griffith - The Electric Slide
    Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
    Mc Hammer - Can't Touch This
    Michael Jackson - Beat It
    Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
    Michael Jackson - Black Or White
    Michael Jackson - P.Y.T
    Prince - Cream
    Prince - Lets Go Crazy
    Prince - Little Red Corvette
    Soulja Boy - Kiss Me Thru the Phone
    T-Pain - 5 O'Clock
    Taio Cruz - Dynamite
    Tone Loc - Funky Cold Medina
    Tone Loc - Wild Thang
    Tony Toni Tone - No Loot
    Tony Toni Tone - The Blues
    Train - Drive By
    Usher - D.J. Got Us Falling In Love
    V.I.C. - Wobble Baby Wobble
    Vanilla Ice - Ice, Ice Baby
    Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
    Young Mc - Bust A Move
  • Hip Hop / Current Top 40
    95 South - Whoop There It Is
    Akron - Beautiful
    Akron - Right Now
    Asher Roth - I Love College
    Biz Marke - You Got What I Need
    Blame It - Jamie Foxx
    Bootys Rubber Band - Bootszilla
    Chubb Rock - Just The Two Of Us
    Chubb Rock - Treat 'Em Right
    Crack The Bottle - Eminen,Dr Dre,50cent
    Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
    Digital Underground - Humpty Dance
    Dr. Dre - Dre Day
    Dr. Dre - G-Thang
    Flo Rida - Right Round
    Ice Cube - Check Yo Self
    Kayne West - Heartless
    Kris Kross - I Missed The Bus
    Kris Kross - Jump Jump
    Mc Hammer - Too Legit To Quit
    Naughty By Nature - Down With O.P.P.
    Naughty By Nature - Hip Hop Hooray
    Ne Yo - Closer
    Ne Yo - Ms. Independent
    Onyx - Slam
    Public Enemy - 911 Is A Joke
    Sean Kingston - Suicidal
    The Dream - Rock That Thing
    TI - Live Your Life
  • R&B, Funk, and Disco
    Arthur Conley - Do You Like Good Music
    Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Love
    Barry White - Practice What You Preach
    Barry White - You're My First, My Last, My Everything
    Carl Carlton - Bad Mamma Jamma
    Chairmen Of The Board - Carolina Girls
    Chairmen Of The Board - Down At The Beach
    Clarence Carter - Dr. C.C.
    Clarence Carter - Patches
    Clarence Carter - Strokin'
    Commodores - Brickhouse
    Commodores - Easy
    Guy - I Like
    Guy - Teddy's Jam
    James Brown - Cold Sweat
    James Brown - I Feel Good
    James Brown - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
    Jerry Butler - Western Union Man
    Jerry Butler - Your Precious Love
    Kool & The Gang - Celebration
    Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
    Levert - 1/2/2003
    Levert - Casanova
    Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine
    Marvin Gaye - Stubborn Kind Of Fella
    Parliament Funkadelic - Flashlight
    Parliament Funkadelic - We're Stepping Out
    Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
    Rick James - Give It To Me Baby
    Rick James - Super Freak
    Smokey Robinson - Ooh Baby, Baby
    Smokey Robinson - Tears Of A Clown
    Smokey Robinson - Tracks Of My Tears
    Tams - Be Young, Be Foolish
    Tams - What Kinda Fool
    The Showmen - 39-21-40 Shape
    The Showmen - Hey Baby
  • Retro 70's and 80's
    Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen
    Living Color - Cult Of Personality
    Ub 40 - Red, Red Wine
  • Medley
    Super Show Add Ons - 5 O'Clock - T-Pain
    Super Show Add Ons - California Gurls - Katy Perry
    Super Show Add Ons - Don't Stop The Music - Rihanna
    Super Show Add Ons - Empire State Of Mind - Alicia Keys
    Super Show Add Ons - Fool For You - Celo Green
    Super Show Add Ons - Just Dance - Lady GaGa
    Super Show Add Ons - Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry
    Super Show Add Ons - Love On Top - Beyonce
    Super Show Add Ons - On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez
    Super Show Add Ons - Only Girl in The World - Rihanna
    Super Show Add Ons - P.Y.T. - Michael Jackson
    Super Show Add Ons - Party - Beyonce
    Super Show Add Ons - Party Rock - LMFAO
    Super Show Add Ons - Poker Face - Lady GaGa
    Super Show Add Ons - So In Love - Jill Scott
    Super Show Add Ons - Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
    Super Show Add Ons - Till The World Ends - Britney Spears
  • Modern, Alternative, and Classic Rock
    Bob Seger - Old Time Rock & Roll
    Bruce Springsteen - Born In The Usa
    Bruce Springsteen - Pink Cadillac
    D Extreme - Cry No More
    Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
    Van Halen - Jump
    Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
  • Latin
    Cristian Castro - Nunca Voy A Olvidarte
    DLG - La Quiero a Morir
    Elvis Crespo - Suavemente
    Juan Luis Guerra - Burbujas de Amor
    Los Hermanos Rosario - La Duena del Swing
    Marc Anthony - Hasta Que Te Conoci
  • Standards, Swing, and Jazz
    Duke Ellington - Satin Doll
    Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
    Glen Miller - The Chattanooga Choo Choo
    Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
    Swingin' Medallions - Double Shot
    Tony Bennett - I Left My Heart In San Francisco
  • Country and Bluegrass
    Garth Brooks - The Thunder Rolls
    Johnny Gill - Love You The Right Way
    Johnny Gill - My My My
    Oak Ridge Boys - Elvira

Kiawah Island Club-River Course

Liquid Pleasure was AMAZING! Staff and members all loved them! 

They were very personal and very complimentary of the Club. 

Hope to have them back again!

Courtney L.


Liquid Pleasure was great! But I spent 4 years watching them in Chapel Hill, so I had no doubt they would be :)

Everyone had a fabulous time, and our friends and family who don't normally dance were out there having a blast.

Thanks so much! It was perfect!

Lauren M.

Mother of the Bride

They were wonderful! People danced from the beginning to the end. They kept the volume at a level that was low enough to suit me but kept the young people happy. They handled the first dance, father/daughter dance, the cake cutting, bouquet toss and leave taking perfectly. We couldn't have been happier!

Jody D.
Mother of the Bride

Debutant Party

They were amazing and everyone at the party danced until the very end. My favorite band ...They definitely took it to the next level. The band made the party!

Thanks for all your help and good advice!

Heidi R.
Debutant Party

Mother of the Bride

The sound was awesome, the song selection was perfect (as far as I could tell), and they did a great job interacting with the bride and groom and the guests. The dance floor was completely full the entire time! Elizabeth (the bride) commented that people "raved and raved and that Liquid Pleasure was the best band that they had ever seen"! I thought we had asked for one female vocalist but there were three and they added so much to the band.

Please thank Kenny Mann and the band members for doing such a fantastic job. As we know, the band makes the party! Also, having them play for three hours straight kept the party going and lots of our friends stayed until the bitter end. Thanks so much Ted, and we hope to engage you for another wedding at some point.


Anne M.
Mother of the Bride

Charlotte Country Day

We have a long history with Kenny Mann and Liquid Pleasure that goes back 25 years. As this this was my last prom due to retirement, Kenny arranged as a surprise for me instead of a 9 piece band a 12 piece band and 3 vocalists; it was an evening I will never forget. Kenny is the "Man" that's for sure and to book Liquid Pleasure is to be certain your guests will have a fabulous time. This band is timeless and suits all ages. In my case our prom is for juniors and seniors, and the juniors were leaving prom that evening asking me to try and get Liquid Pleasure for next year. Just to show you how popular they are with our kids the seniors have been fortunate to have had Liquid Pleasure both years. The students not only like the music; they find the band members crowd friendly and engaging unlike other bands I have dealt with over the years, and they genuinely like young people. The prom wasn't over until midnight and Kenny kept them all dancing until then. Liquid Pleasure is also a "little bit of heaven."


David B.
Charlotte Country Day

University Gala

Hi! Everything was great as always! I will send the pictures as soon as we get them. Please thank the band members for a great job. Our guests rave about them every year like it's the first time we've ever had them. I think it's about the 5th year in a row now.

Thanks again for everything!

Debbie T.
USC School of Medicine

Hospital Gala

Hope you are doing well! I just wanted to say that Liquid Pleasure was awesome!!! They did an excellent job at our gala! Everyone has commented about how good they were. Thanks for recommending them. I would like to book them for the 2014 event!

Thanks again!

Lisa S.
Southeastern Health Foundation, Hospital Gala

Mother of the Bride

I would like to second my daughter's remarks regarding Liquid Pleasure's performance this weekend. They were truly amazing...the best ever!!!!! Not only are their music and performing terrific, but they are so very interactive and engaging with the guests, young and old, that the experience becomes much more personal and festive. The play list appealed to all ages and even had the adult "cripples" with bad hips and knees out on the dance floor enjoying themselves and feeling young again! They relived a bit of their youth with Motown, Michael Jackson and other artists! Needless to say, the younger guests (and bride and groom) never wanted them to stop playing. I had the opportunity to talk a bit with Kenny, who is a great guy and real professional. Please give him and the entire band our regards and sincere thank you for an extra-special event!

Anne R. M.
Mother of the Bride

Corporate Event

The party was incredible and Liquid Pleasure kept everyone on the dance floor. They are an amazing band. Kenny was spectacular to work with as well. We'll definitely book them again!

Kathleen L.
BenefitFocus 10 Party

Jacksonville Debutanta Coterie

They were FABULOUS!!! They played straight through without a break. My daughters love them, as did all the guests and my husband and I. We danced until the end! Thank you and please convey my thanks to Kenny again as well. I will definitely call them again!!

Paula S.
Jacksonville Debutanta Coterie

NYE Party on the USS Yorktown

They killed it for us. Thank you very much again Steve!

Beau B.
USS Yorktown New Years Eve Party

Debutante Party

Yes - they were absolutely perfect!! Extremely easy to work with and especially sweet to the eight girls honored at the event. All of the girls/parents were thrilled and "word on the street" is that our party was the best of the season!!!

Janet M.
Debutante Party

St. Simons Cotillion

Liquid Pleasure was awesome! They were fantastic to work with, so agreeable and accommodating. This is the first Cotillion any of us remember the Cloister having to blink the lights to get people to leave! Usually, the bands we book are gone at least 30 minutes before the end of the contracted playing time. The dance floor was still packed at 11 pm. People were begging Kenny to stay! Because everyone was having so much fun with Kenny and the band, everyone stayed and visited while the band packed up. I was at a Cotillion meeting last night, and the ladies were still talking about Liquid Pleasure and quoting various members of the band! I think Elizabeth sold some rooms for New Years Eve!

St. Simons Cotillion would recommend Liquid Pleasure to everyone! All age groups were engaged and enjoyed the evening thanks to Liquid Pleasure!

On a personal note, I appreciate them sending me out on such a positive note! This was my final event as chairperson of Cotillion. Thank you so much for everything you have done for me and for Cotillion.

Donna G.


Liquid Pleasure once again put on a great performance and lived up to the crowd's, and our, expectations!! It was great that all the young guests knew and loved the band from all their years in college and that was one more thing that built enthusiasm for the weekend ahead of time ... a treat for them to look forward to! It was a great night and the floor was packed and rockin right through the last song! And please thank them again for learning "Warm Love" and "You are the Sunshine of my Life" for the first dance and the father/daughter dance. We think they were the perfect choices!!

Hope to see LP in Lexington at the end of October at W&L Parent's Weekend ... they have become a tradition at the Phi Delt house! - All the best,

Peggy A.

Dartmouth Reunion

Dear Graham - On June 18, 2011, I attended my 25th reunion at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. Approximately 400 members of the Dartmouth Class of 1986 attended the reunion (40% of the entire graduating class!) and more than 900 people in total attended, including spouses and children.

Little did we know how lucky we were that the organizers of the weekend had booked Liquid Pleasure as the band for Saturday night.

I had never heard of Liquid Pleasure prior to Saturday night, but now that I've heard them (and danced my tail off to them!), I can tell you that I highly recommend them for any occasion, particularly an occasion where the guests like to get out of their seats and really participate in the dancing. The music that they played was extremely appropriate for the crowd, many of whom hadn't seen each other in 25 years and were looking forward to dancing as they had danced a quarter of a century prior on frat row at Dartmouth. As the band will tell you if you asked them, we looked pretty darn good for a bunch of 47 and 48 year olds (especially the women are very well preserved!!!).

Many things impressed me about Liquid Pleasure. First, they were appropriately dressed in white sequined outfits with a nice green stripe (Dartmouth's school colors are green and white!). They had obviously put some thought into their outfits and that was very much appreciated. (Harvard crimson, Yale blue, or Brown would not have been a good color choice if you know what I mean!). Second, they were playing exactly the right kind of music for the people they were playing for -- they understood the audience and they played the music which that audience enjoyed hearing and dancing to. Third, they made everyone feel at home so that people could dance with their children too (most of those children had to be hauled onto the dance floor because they had never seen their parents behaving so strangely!). Fourth, they played for three hours straight (literal

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