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Peace-&-Love, a North Carolina based band is quickly gaining recognition for intense musical energy, versatile vocals, sensational style and driving rhythms. Peace-&-Love is an experience that has to be shared. They allow the audience to become absorbed by their energy and style. Peace-&-Love is a six piece outfit with guitar, sax, bass, keyboards, drums, and outstanding vocals. These musicians have been brought together to do one thing: PERFORM FOR YOU!

Rudi G. Meeks (bass & back vocals), is an inspiring performer. As a teenager, Rudi was one of the founders of the Voltage Brothers. Rudi's talent contributed to three albums with the group and collaboration on their original work. Rudi has performed with such talents as Teddy Pendergrass, The O'Jays, Gladys Knight, and many others. Rudi took on many responsibilities while he was with Voltage from arranging sets to the overall managing of the band. Rudi is a lover of all styles of music and it shows with each performance. As a performer, Rudi gives the audience what they want to see and hear.

Jody Bo Gholson (vocals), was born in Hampton Roads, Virginia. As a child his first experience with music was from the church choir. The church taught him diversity and strength. Jody joined the high school choir, which allowed him to experiment with all types of music styles. Jody has been performing professionally since 1991, as a singer and dancer. As Jody sings you can see how he allows the music to carry him.

Robert Orazi (keyboard & back vocals), attended Burklee College of music and Craig Najjar School of Music. Robert has worked with various projects over the years expanding his knowledge in all types of music. His experiences range from writing and producing commercials to performing solo.

Stephen Todd (saxophone), a native of Concord, North Carolina, began playing the saxophone at the age of thirteen. Three years later, he began to perform for an audience, and that's when the love of music came to life. Stephen has most recently toured with the gospel play "Lord, Save My Children From Destruction". He has in addition to performing live, recorded with Jem Productions, a recording studio of Concord, North Carolina. Stephen hopes to one day become a national recording artist.

Amp Culbertson (drums & back vocals) comes from a blues and R&B background. A self-styled musician, Amp has also played guitar with a blues band in his hometown of Concord, North Carolina. He has played Charlotte and the surrounding areas for the past ten years.

Lantz Oglesby (guitar) holds a degree from the Musicians Institute of Technology (M.I.T.). While at the Institute, Lantz studied with Norman Brown and Scott Henderson. Upon returning from M.I.T., Lantz performed with various bands allowing him to incorporate many different styles in his musical work.

Print Song List

Beach & Motown

Stay - Maurice Williams
This Magic Moment - The Drifters
Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
Carolina Girl - Chairman of the Board
Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy - The Tams
Twistin The Night Away - Sam Cooke
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
How Sweet It Is - Marvin Gaye
You Are - Lionel Richie
Lady - Lionel Richie (The Commodores)
Beauty’s Only Skin Deep - The Temptations
My Girl - The Temptations

Standards & Ballads

Fly Me To the Moon - Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole
You Are The Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
Have I Told You Lately - Rod Stewart
Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Anytime - Brian Mcknight
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Unpredictable
That’s the way of The World - Jamie Foxx
Come Get To This - Marvin Gaye/ Joe
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Do You - Neyo

Smooth & Jazzy Songs

Blue Bossa
That Girl (Instrumental) - Stevie Wonder
Thinking of You (Instrumental) - Toni,Tony,Tone
Chameleon - Herbie Hancock
Mr Magic - Grover Washington
Between The Sheets( Instrumental) - The Isley Brothers
Spanish Joint (Instrumental) - D’Angelo
Mo’ Better Blues - Bill Lee

Current and Legendary Dance Songs “The Peace & Love Way”

All Night Long - Lionel Richie
The Electric Slide - Marcia Griffiths
The Cupid Shuffle - DJ Cupid
Doin The Butt - EU
The Wobble - V.I.C.
Dangerous - Akon
Tell Me What I’d Say - Ray Charles
The Nightime - Ray Charles
I’ve Got a Woman - Ray Charles
Goldigger - Kanye West
Just Got Paid - Johnny Kemp
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Let’s Groove Tonight - Earth, Wind & Fire
Wanna Be Startin Something - Michael Jackson
I Want You Back - Michael Jackson
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Remember The Time - Michael Jackson
Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
Give It To Me Baby - Rick James
Forget You - Cee-Lo
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley (Ce-Lo)
The Good Life - Kanye West
In Da Club - 50 Cent
Hey Ya - OutKast
I Like The Way You Move - OutKast
I Love Music - The O’Jays
BackStabbers - The O’Jays
Used To Be My Girl - The O’Jays
Love Train - The O’Jays
Hollywood Swingin - Kool & The Gang
Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Kick Push - Lupe Fiasco
Show Me What You Got - Jay Z
Give it To Me - Jay Z
Shout - The Isley Brothers
Tonight (The Best You Ever Had) - John Legend
The Greenlight - John Legend
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Every Little Step - Bobby Brown
My Perogative - Bobby Brown
Brickhouse - The Commodores
No Letting Go - Wayne Wonder

Rock & Roll / Alternative
Chariot - Gavin Degraw
I Don’t Want To Be - Gavin Degraw
Hard To Handle - The Black Crowes
Who’s Cryin Now - Journey
Don’t Stop Believin - Journey
Back In Black - ACDC

R & B

Groove Me - Guy
I Like - Guy
Happy People - R Kelly
Champagne Life - Neyo
We Want The Funk - Parliament/ Funkadelic
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Lady - D’Angelo
Before I Let Go - Frankie Beverly & Maze
Ascension - Maxwell
Sumthin, Sumthin - Maxwell
This Is for The Cool - Babyface
You Know What’s UP - Donnell Jones


Bride & Groom

Hey Ellie! Melanie can echo my comments, but I can't praise the band enough -- they were absolutely fantastic. So many guests remarked about what a great band it was, and so many guests were dancing the ENTIRE time. It was so much fun. Rudi was great to work with -- he learned our first dance song (and they did great playing it!), worked with us on a flexible break schedule, and really did a great job managing the crowd. If there are any other forms or other paperwork to fill out to compliment the band, please let me know. Again, we really loved Peace & Love!

Jade & Melanie T.
Bride & Groom

Soiree in Charlotte

They were wonderful! I really had a good time working with them - very easy to talk to and make sure things went smoothly. And the dancefloor was packed by the end of their second song - that is always a good sign!!! Looking forward to working with them on New Years Eve!

Jennifer W.
Soiree Charlotte

Personal Celebration

The party was a great success. Peace & Love were awesome!! The music was fab and they were a lot of fun. Some of the girls really liked them. lol. I hope they had as much fun as we did. I would highly recommend them for future events as well. The coordinator at the Club was asking about them for next year. I look forward to working with you in the future. We plan on having this fundraiser on an annual basis. Please let the guys know how much we appreciate them helping with our event.

Robin M.
Bristol Nursing Home, INC, Bristol, TN

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