MVP or Most Valuable Players is a high-energy dance band with members that have been a part of major accomplishments in the music business. The musicians and vocalists of MVP have recorded with or shared the stage with such greats such as Patti Labelle, Trey Songz, James Brown, George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic, The Gap Band, Lloyd, Kurtis Blow, Keith Sweat, Lakeside, Too Short, Lil John and the Eastside Boys, Widespread Panic and many more.
MVP specializes in a variety of different styles of music. Their song list consists of Motown, beach, classic R&B, rock, 70s and 80s dance floor favorites, as well as hip-hop and contemporary dance music, depending on the type of event. MVP's high-energy choreography adds a visual element to compliment the dance music.
MVP can provide entertainment for any type of event, be it a wedding, corporate function, public celebration or any party that's in need of a great party band. Whether it's a small function or a major event, everyone will leave your party thoroughly entertained. Once you experience them, you will know why they are called MVP.
Motown, Oldies, and Beach
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Blues Brothers - Hold On I'm Coming
Chubby Checker - The Twist
Drifters - Little Red Book
Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
Drifters - Up On The Roof
Four Tops - Baby I Need Your Lovin'
Four Tops - I'll Be There
Four Tops - Same Old Song
Four Tops - Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
Isley Brothers - Groove With U
Isley Brothers - It's Your Thang
Isley Brothers - Shout
Isley Brothers - Voyage To Atlantis
Little Richard - I Hear You Knocking
Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
O'Jays - Love Train
Otis Redding - Sittin on the Dock of the Bay
Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
Platters - With This Ring
Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
Ritchie Valenz - La Bamba
Sam & Dave - Soul Man
Sam Cook - Knock On Wood
Sam Cooke - Havin A Party
Temptations - Ain't To Proud To Beg
Temptations - Get Ready
Temptations - My Girl
The Drifters - Up On The Roof
The Knack - My Sharona
The Manhattans - Shining Star
The Tymes - Miss Grace
Wilson Pickett - Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
R&B, Funk, and Disco
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Carl Carlton - Bad Mama Jama
Commodores - Brick House
Commodores - Easy
Commodores - Jungle Love
Gap Band - Burn Rubber
Gap Band - Drop The Bomb
Gap Band - Early In The Morning
Gap Band - Party Train
Gloria Gainer - I Will Survive
Heatwave - Always And Forever
James Brown - Good Foot
James Brown - I Feel Good
James Brown - Sex Machine
John Legend –Tonight
Kool & The Gang - Funky Stuff
Kool & The Gang - Hollywood Swing,n
Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
L.T.D. - Love Ballad
Lionel Richie - All Night Long
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Michael Jackson - Beat It
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Ohio Players - Fire
Ohio Players - Skin Tight
Parliament - Atomic Dog
Parliament - Knee Deep
Parliament - One Nation Under A Groove Flashlight
Parliament - Tear The Roof Off The Sucker
Rick James - Give It To Me Baby
Rick James - Super Freak
Sheila E - Glamorous Life
Sly & The Family Stone - Dance To The Music
Sly & The Family Stone - I Want To Take You Higher
Sly & The Family Stone - Thank You
Smokey Robinson - I Second That Emotion
Stevie Wonde r -Isn’t She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
Sugar Hill Gang - Rappers Delight
The Tams - Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy
The Time - Jungle Love
The Time - The Bird
Tramps - Disco Inferno
War - Cisco Kid
War - Low Rider
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
Retro 70's and 80's
KC & The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
KC & The Sunshine Band - Party
Lionel Richie - Stuck On You
Midnight Star - No Parkin
Milli Vanilli - Girl You Know It's True
Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
Toni Basil - Little Red Book
Journey - Don’t Sop Believing
Van Halen - Jump
Hip Hop/Pop/New School R&B/Pop
50 Cent - In Da Club
Adele - Set Fire
Adele - Rolling in the deep
Alicia Keys - No One
Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right (To Party)
Beastie Boyz - No Sleep Till Brooklyn
Beyonce - Crazy In Love|
Beyonce - Love on Top
Beyonce - Single Ladies
Black eyed peas - I got a feeling
Bruno Mars - Treasure
Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Carley Rae - Call Me Maybe
Cee lo - Forget you
Chris Brown - Gimme That
Chris Brown - With You
Cobra Starship - You Make Me Wanna Say
Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
David Banner - Get Like Me
Drake - Best I Ever Had
Drake - Want This Forever
Drake and Rihanna - Take Care
Flo-Rida - Good Feeling
Flo-Rida - Low
Flo-Rida - Wild One: Somebody That I used to Know
Fun - feat Monae - We Are Young
GS Boyz - Stanky Legg
Jason DeRulo - Talk Dirty
Jay Z - Ni**As In
Jay Z & Kanye west - Otis Redding
John Legend - Green light
Justin Timberlake - Sexy Back
Katy Perry - California Girls
Katy Perry - Firework
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Kanye West - Good Life
Lil Jon - Get Low
Lil Jon - Snap
Lil Wayne - Got Money
Lil Wayne - Ice Cream Paint Job
Lil Wayne - I’m going in
Lil Wayne - Lollipop
Lil Wayne - Mrs. Officer
Lloyd - Girls All Around the World
LMAFO - Party Rock
Ludacris - How Low
Maroon 5 - Move Like Jagger
Megan Turner - All About That Bass
Ne-Yo - Bust It Baby
Outkast - Hey Yah
Pharrell - Happy
Rihanna - We Found Love
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
Sara Bareilles - Love song
Shop Boyz - Party Like A Rock Star
Snoop Dog - Sensual Seduction
Snoop Dog - Gin & Juice
Soulja Boy - Kiss Me Through The Phone
Soulja Boy - Superman
Soulja Boy - Turn My Swag On
Taylor swift - You Belong To Me
Taio Cruz - Dynamite
T-Pain - Bartender
T-Pain - Shawty Snappin
T-Pain - She Got It
T.I. - Do It
T.I. - Whatever You Like
The Dream - Sweat It Out
Travis Porter - All The Way Turned Up
Trey Songz - I Need A Girl
Trey Songz - Say Ahh
Trey Songz - Bottoms up
Trey Songz & Gucci mane - Beat it up
Two chainz - I’m getting it
Usher - Love In This Club
Usher - Superstar
V.I.C - Wobble
Young Money - Bed Rock
Modern, Alternative, and Classic Rock
AC/DC - You Shook Me
Bon Jovi - Livin On A Prayer
Def Leppard - Rock of Ages
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
Rod Stewart - Have I Told You Lately That Love You
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison - Crazy Love
Contemporary and Dance
B-52's - Love Shack
Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
Cameo - Candy
Cameo - Word Up
Casper - Cha-Cha Slide
Gloria Estefan - Conga
Mary J. Blige - Family Affair
Montel Jordan - This Is How We Do It
Prince - Do Me, Baby
Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
Run DMC - Walk This Way
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
Standards, Swing, and Jazz
Etta James - At Last
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
Grover Washington, Jr. - Mr. Magic
Harry Connick Jr. - It Had To Be You
Louis Armstrong - A Wonderful World
Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
Elvis Presley - Teddy Bear
Carrie Underwood - Before He Cheats
Lady Antebellum- Need You Now
Zac Brown- Chicken Fried
Bride & Groom
Torrance, James and I can't thank you enough for the AMAZING job MVP did at our reception! We have already gotten texts saying "Your band was the BEST EVER - no one else's could ever compare" and "I would totally pay to see your band in concert" and "I want to get remarried just so I can hire your band." James said your all's rendition of Rocky Top has changed his life. Seriously, you guys were just beyond phenomenal - words can't even describe! We are so grateful to have had another Varlan/MVP wedding! Please tell the whole band that we are forever grateful to all of you for making our reception PERFECT.
Susanna and James V.
They were AMAZING!!!! Torrence was wonderful to deal with and their performance was fabulous!
Valdosta Country Club
We had a mid-day, corporate employee event on our campus and were thrilled to have MVP perform. They were 100% professional as well as very talented and entertaining. They graciously accommodated our requests for specific songs and worked so closely with our event emcee it was as if they had worked together before. Many employees commented on how much they enjoyed the performance. That being said, corporate folks aren’t always willing to get into the spirit and, in fact, remained mostly on the sidelines listening to the music rather than participating. MVP didn’t get discouraged and kept their energy up to the end despite the seeming lack of support on the ‘dance floor.’
Rave reviews from our guests. And exceeded Maggie and my expectations.
They kept the dance floor full all night. They took no breaks (other than dinner) which kept the party atmosphere.
We requested and they played a lot of Motown and the like which was great. But I was impressed when late in the night they played current tunes (like uptown funk Bruno Mars). Impressive band and honestly was what we hoped for as the cornerstone of the party.
I cannot thank you both enough for such a wonderful show at our wedding August 29 in Florence. The band and song list was awesome and just what the groom and I wanted. It surely was a dancing crowd and MVP did not disappoint. Thank you for making our wedding SO much fun! So many compliments on the band! :)
MVP was great. Off the charts good. What a talented group of musicians. Responses from students was good, too.
Just as every band I've booked through EastCoast they were outstanding!!!
Polite, professional and very very talented!!! Everyone had a blast!!
MVP was great. Everyone enjoyed the band!
Groom - Chastain Horse Park, Atlanta, Georgia Wedding
Kevin, MVP was AMAZING! Everyone gave us compliments on the band all night and the whole next week! I think it was one of people's favorite parts and it certainly was one of our favorite parts! Thank you for all your help! Please thank all the members of MVP too! We loved them!
Bride - Dunwoody Country Club
MVP was AMAZING!!!! We were so impressed how great they sounded and how much they interacted. We LOVED THEM! My dad said a lot of his friends asked about them and couldn't believe they weren't at $10,000-15,000 band! Thank you so much.
Bride - The Hill- Athens, GA
I just wanted to reach out to you personally an thank you for everything you did to help us choose MVP for our band for our wedding. They were wonderful, beyond words actually. We are still hearing from guests about how amazing the band was. They were beyond talented, professional, nice (which isn't always a guarantee), and really made the night personal just by building a relationship with the crowd. We have reviewed Eastcoast Entertainment and MVP on The Knot and on Wedding Wire, but again, I just wanted to touch base personally and tell you how much we appreciated everything.
MVP was amazing! The literally kept the party going all night, just like I had hoped. Thanks for the recommendation. My guests loved the band and didn't want to go home.
MVP was AMAZING!!!
MVP was awesome. Maybe the best band we've had. They played 2 great sets and were a breeze to work with. We'll definitely look to get then again later on down the road. Hope you had a good weekend.
University of Virginia
I just wanted to let you know how truly incredible MVP was on Saturday. The reception was SO MUCH FUN and we're so thankful for yall! It is insane how many compliments we have gotten about how fun the reception was and how the band was so good. The song choices were perfect for our crowd, the dance floor was totally packed, and people of all ages were having a ball. Thanks for making our special night even more unforgettable and perfect. Working with you was a joy. You are so professional and easy to work with. We just wish we could have been out dancing longer!
Mother of the Bride
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE BEST EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was a dream and they were ALL great to work with!!!!!!! Totally recommend your company and MVP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for making my little girl sooooo happy!!! we danced the night away!!!!!!!! Hope to use you again one day!!!!!! Thanks!!!!!! :) Everyone has ranted over them!!!!!!!!! :)
Mother of the Bride
Bride & Groom
I am sorry for the delay but things are finally starting to slow down following our wedding. I wanted to reach out to you and thank you and the band for the amazing performance you put on. We had heard great things about MVP from JR and had high expectations for you. Not only did you meet those expectations, MVP exceeded it by a long shot. All of you were so professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. It has been 3 weeks since our wedding and our guests are still talking about that being the best wedding they have ever been too...particularly because of the band! Again, Brittany and I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of you, you helped make our day perfect. If there is anything we can do for you (review, testimonial, etc.) please do not hesitate to ask. It is the least we could do.
Matt and Brittany T.
Bride & Groom
I just wanted to let you know that MVP was absolutely amazing at our wedding this past weekend (10/5). They made the party so fun, and everyone was absolutely raving about how great they were. In fact, we heard from many people that they were the best band ever - even people who go to a lot of weddings said this! MVP made the party energized and exciting, and I think the dance floor was packed the entire time. Also, they played our first dance song (which was not from their song list) completely perfectly, and we loved it so much.
MVP did a great job!!!
Were so great to work with throughout this entire process and made sure everything went smoothly. My husband and I just returned to the States from our honeymoon and I wanted to write to let you know how AWESOME MVP was at our wedding. Every guest we've spoken to has said it was one of the best weddings they've ever been to and I have to credit the band for most of that. I was nervous about the band at first because my husband wanted a DJ and had never heard the band before, but I had nothing to worry about. They brought the most positive energy to the event and were able to get everyone on the dance floor. I have a big family with lots of younger cousins and we've had a lot of family weddings recently. Most of my relatives don't dance at all at these weddings, but I saw almost all of them on the dance floor at our wedding- a huge accomplishment! My favorite thing about the band was that they seemed genuinely happy to be there. The female vocalist was amazing- one of my mom's friends comes from a very musical family (one of her kids is on Broadway) and she was so impressed with her vocals. The entire band was outstanding, professional, and so much fun. So, thank you for recommending MVP. Torrance, please pass this praise along to your bandmates as it is certainly well-deserved. You made our wedding the best night of our lives and made sure each one of our guests felt like part of the party.
I just wanted to let you know that the MVP Band was absolutely FABULOUS on Saturday night. We had approximately 265 guests and I think the dance floor was full the entire night - the bride and groom never left the dance floor!! I had countless guests comment on how fabulous the band was and that it was the BEST band they had ever heard at a wedding! Torrance was amazing to work with - they all interacted so well with the guests. I will HIGHLY recommend your agency and specifically, MVP Band, to anyone who asks!!
MVP did a great job and very easy to work with. Right on time, short break but most important, kept the crowd dancing!! Fun night. Bride and groom were very pleased. Hope to call you in the near future for a Nashville wedding.
Wedding Planner - Big Events, Inc.
I am hoping that I wrote you to tell you how much we loved MVP. They were AWESOME! I have given your name out to several people who liked them and are hoping to have them to future events.
Heart Ball for America Heart Association
We love working with MVP. They are professional, popular and great at our events! Our attendees have thoroughly enjoyed having them and we're looking forward to seeing them in April at our Columbus event.
Charity Organizer, America Heart Association
MVP did great! So easy and accommodating. THX for working with us!
Country Club New Years Eve
Members commented that this was one of the best bands we have had at the club! Once I met the band I remembered them from when I was the GM at Lakeland Yacht and Country. They played for our Commodores Ball! Start to finish they were great!
General Manager of Alabama Country Club
Greetings from Puerto Rico! I'm on my honeymoon but wanted to take a minute to let you know how awesome MVP was this past weekend performing at my wedding. They were about as professional as they come and sang all of the songs I had mentioned our guests would like. Towards the end of the night they read the crowd really well and made sure everyone was active on the dance floor. Almost every guest commented on how great the band was. After this performance and the way in which Torrance and crew involved everyone in the celebration, I will definitely be recommending MVP to anyone looking for a great, active party band that sounds amazing and can play anything. Thanks again for the great recommendation. We couldn't have been happier on our big day!
Adult Dance Social Club
They were somewhat higher that our usual budget, but following dance and since, everyone I raves about the band, saying it was AWESOME, best band ever, what excellent vocalists they had, very versatile, etc., so hopefully, that means it was worth it! (You always have to trade off something else, which either means food or alcohol.) Torrance was easy to work with and the other band members also were personable and pleasant! Several people got their cards and others have asked where we found them. I certainly would recommend them, and I suspect we will want them again!
We thoroughly enjoyed having MVP perform at the 2012 Bay Heart Ball! They played a soft jazz dinner set for us, then played a high energy post presentation dance set that everyone loved! The crowd stayed and the Chairs of the event loved the band. I would highly recommend them since they were so entertaining and also great to work with. They rolled with our timeline changes without any problems, which was very much appreciated. I will be passing along their information to some of our other offices so they can perhaps use them in the future. Thanks again!