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Are you ready to experience a variety band that promises to bring excitement, high energy, versatility, and leave a lasting impression that will have you talking for days? Well look no further: Introducing Phase Band! Since their inception, Phase Band has entertained audiences all over the southeast for more than 25 years. They pride themselves on giving their client a show that will captivate and motivate you into audience participation. They are composed of six talented and accomplished musicians which feature two outstanding females. Together they bring years of experience and dedication and are regarded throughout the area as the "cream of the crop". Be ready to reminisce when you hear songs from Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Norah Jones to Frank Sinatra, Temptations, Al Green, Earth, Wind & Fire, Outkast and many, many more. You will be amazed by the broad repertoire they offer for any type of function.

Phase Band has given life to numerous events such as wedding receptions, country clubs, corporate parties, colleges, private parties, outdoor festivals, nightclubs, and non-profit events. Members have had the pleasure of performing with notable acts like Shirley Murdock, Nantucket, Kenny Loggins, and Brenda Clark, just to name a few. They are also proud to continue providing entertainment year after year for organizations like The American Heart Association, The American Cancer Society and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Phase Band is eager for you to see why clients consistently demand repeat performances, year after year. Don't you deserve live entertainment at its best? We challenge and urge you to put Phase Band to the test!

Step into a new phenomenon with Phase Band


Earnest Johnson, Jr. - Vocals, Keyboard, Manager

Lisa Cash - Vocals

Winfred Williams - Vocals, Bass Guitar

Tony Smallwood - Drums

Jimmy Moody - Vocals, Guitar

Tammie Johnson - Vocals

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  • Contemporary and Dance
    Alicia Keys - If I Aint Got You
    Alicia Keys - No One
    Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
    Beyonce - Irreplaceable
    Beyonce - Single Ladies
    Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feelin
    Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
    Cameo - Candy
    Cameo - Single Life
    Cameo - Word Up
    Chris Brown - Yeah 3X
    Ciara - 1, 2 Step
    Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
    Earth, Wind & Fire - Let’s Groove
    Earth, Wind & Fire - September
    Jason Mraz - I’m Yours
    Jay Sean - Down
    Jazmine Sullivan - Need You Bad
    Jennifer Hudson - Love You I Do
    Justin Timberlake - SexyBack
    Keri Hilson - Pretty Girl Rock
    Kesha - Tik Tok
    Los Lonely Boys - Heaven
    Madonna - Into The Groove
    Marcia Griffith - Electric Slide
    Mary J. Blige - Just Fine 
    Michael Buble - Everything
    Michael Jackson - Beat It
    Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
    Michael Jackson - Shake Your Body Down
    Miley Cyrus - Party In the USA
    Montel Jordan - This Is How We Do It
    Musiq - Buddy
    Ne-Yo - Closer
    Nelly - Hot N Here
    Nelly - Just A Dream
    Outkast - Hey Ya 
    Outkast - The Way You Move
    Prince - Let’s Go Crazy
    Rihanna - Take A Bow
    Robin Thicke - Lost Without You
    Robin Thicke - Magic Touch
    Sara Berielles - Love Song
    Tag Team - Whoomp! There It Is
    The Time - Cool
    The Time - Jungle Love
    The Time - The Bird 
    Usher - Yeah, Yeah
  • Country
    Alison Krauss - When You Say Nothing At All
    Heartland - I Loved Her First
    Racsal Flatts - Bless the Broken Road
    Rascal Flatts - My Wish 
  • Latin
    Gloria Estefan - Conga
    Gloria Estefan - Turn The Beat Around
    Jennifer Lopez - Let’s Get Loud
    Marc Anthony - I Need To Know
    Santana - Smooth
    Shakira - The Hips Don’t Lie
  • Modern, Alternative, and Classic Rock
    3 Doors Down - Kryptonite
    Allman Brothers - Soulshine
    Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
    Cheap Trick - I Want You to Want Me 
    Christopher Cross - Sailing
    Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
    James Taylor - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
    Jimmy Buffet - Margaritaville
    John Cougar Mellancamp - R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.
    Journey - Don’t Stop Believin 
    Journey - Faithfully
    Journey - Open Arms
    Journey - Separate Ways
    Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way 
    Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
    The Kinks - You Really Got Me
    The Romantics - What I Like About You
    Tina Turner - Proud Mary
    Van Halen - Jump
    Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
    Van Morrison - Crazy Love
    Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
  • Motown, Oldies, and Beach
    Archie Bell and The Drells - Tighten Up
    Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools
    Aretha Franklin - Respect
    Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady
    Aretha Franklin - Think
    Ben E. King - Stand By Me
    Bill Withers - Lovely Day
    Chairmen Of The Board - Carolina Girl
    Chairmen Of The Board - Give Me Just A Little More Time
    Chubby Checker - The Twist
    Clarence Carter - Strokin
    Diana Ross - Baby Love
    Four Tops - Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
    Frankie Valli - December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)
    Isley Brothers - Shout
    Little Richard - Tootie Fruitty
    Martha Reeves - Dancin In the Street
    Marvin Gaye / Tammi Terrell - Aint No Mountain High Enough
    Mary Wells - My Guy
    Natalie Cole - This Will Be An Everlasting Love
    Otis Redding - Dock Of the Bay
    Part Time Party Time Band - Party Time Man
    Rod Stewart - Have I Told You Lately
    Sam Cooke - Soothe Me
    Temptations - Aint To Proud to Beg
    Temptations - Get Ready
    Temptations - My Girl
    The Catalinas - Summertimes Calling Me
    The Drifters - Magic Moment
    The Drifters - Under the Boardwalk
    The Embers - I Love Beach Music 
    The Manhattans - Shining Star 
    The O’Jays - Love Train
    The O’Jays - Use Ta Be My Girl
    The Platters - Only You
    The Platters - With This Ring
    The Showmen - Sweet Beach Music
    The Tams - Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy
    The Trammps - Hold Back the Night
    The Tymes - Miss Grace 
    Wilson Pickett - Land Of 1000 Dances
    Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
  • R&B, Funk, and Disco
    Al Green - Let’s Stay Together
    Arrested Development - Everyday People
    Barry White - You’re The First, Last, My Everything
    BB&D - Poison
    Bob Marley - Stir It Up
    Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
    Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
    Brick - Ain’t Gone Hurt Nobody
    Carl Carlton - Bad Mamma Jamma
    Chaka Khan - Sweet Thang
    Cheryl Lynn - To Be Real
    Chic - Freakout
    Chic - Good Times
    Chuck Brown - Bustin Loose
    Commodores - Brickhouse
    Donna Summer - Last Dance 
    E.U. - The Butt
    Emotions - Best of My Love
    Gap Band - Dropped A Bomb On Me
    Gap Band - Early In the Morning
    Gap Band - Outstanding
    Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
    Guy - Let’s Chill
    Heatwave - Always and Forever
    Heavy D - Now That We Found Love
    James Brown - I Feel Good
    James Brown - Sex Machine 
    KC & The Sunshine Band - That’s The Way I Like It
    Kool & The Gang - Celebration
    Kool & The Gang - Hollywood Swinging
    Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
    Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
    Labelle - Lady Marmalade
    Marvin Gaye - Let’s Get It On
    Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
    Midnight Star - No Parking On The Dance Floor
    Mothers Finest - Baby Love
    Parliament - Give Up The Funk
    Rick James - Give It To Me Baby
    Sister Sledge - We Are Family
    SOS Band - Take Your Time Do It Right
    Stevie Wonder - Isn’t She Lovely
    Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
    Stevie Wonder - Sunshine Of My Life
    Sugar Hill Gang - Rappers Delight
    Taste of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie
    Techtronic - Pump Up the Jam
    The Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster
    The Trammps - Disco Inferno
    Tina Marie - Lovergirl
    Will Smith - Summertime
  • Jazz, Big Band, Swing
    Never Too Much (Instrumental)
    Sing a Song (Instrumental)
    Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me
    Dean Martin - Ain’t That a Kick in the Head 
    Diana Krall - The Look of Love
    Etta James - At Last
    Frank Sinatra - Fly Me to The Moon
    Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
    George Benson - Breezin (Instrumental)
    Glen Miller - In The Mood (Instrumental)
    Grover Washington - Mr. Magic (Instrumental)
    Harry Connick, Jr. - It Had to Be You
    John Hiatt - Have a Little Faith in Me
    Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
    Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love’s Theme (Instrumental)
    Michael Buble - Everything 
    Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole - Unforgettable
    Natalie Cole - Inseparable
    Norah Jones - Don’t Know Why
    Norman Brown - That’s the Way Love Goes (Instrumental)
    Otis Redding - That’s How Strong My Love Is
    Paul Hardcastle - Rainforest (Instrumental)
    Ray Charles - Georgia on My Mind
    Sarah McLaughlin - Arms of an Angel
    Steve Kirwan - My Little Girl
    Wayman Tisdale - Aint No Stoppin Us Now (Instrumental)
  • Songs for Jewish Events
    Hava Nagila (Jewish)


AWESOME- Phase Band is our favorite cotillion band- they worked well for our debutante presentation and everyone loved their play list. LOVE them!

Becky H.


Barry - The Phase band was absolutely the highlight of my wedding weekend!! Still, two weeks out, I am getting phone calls from people at my reception asking who my band was. Not a single person left the reception until the last song and the dance floor was still full!! They were so talented and entertaining! Ernest was great to work with and played every song I requested. I could not be more happy!! Thank you for the suggestion. I would recommend them for anyone!!!

Lizzie S. (July 30th, 2011)


We just got back from the honeymoon yesterday. The wedding was awesome. The Phase Band was really incredible. So many people came up to me and commented on how good the band was. The dance floor was packed the entire time and they just kept playing hit after hit after hit. They were incredible and totally easy to work with. Thanks so much for your help with this, it worked out really well.

Tom H.

Duke University Event

Hi Ted, The Phase band was awesome! Everyone loved the music! They were extremely professional and wonderful to work with. When my dinner service ended a bit early, they were right there to accommodate me ½ hour earlier than anticipated. I really appreciated that effort as you can imagine. I was disappointed that the party broke up at about 10:15 and I didn't have the opportunity to hear more of them. The chair of our group has already asked me to keep the Phase Band in mind for next year. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who asks. Thank you for all of your hard work in dealing with my last minute panic. I look forward to working with you again soon. Best,

Kym T.
Duke University

Wedding/Event Planner

PHASE BAND IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! I cannot stress that enough. They were incredibly professional and such a joy to work with. They were appreciative for a great environment and for good organization. I really enjoyed working with them every minute. The family of the bride could not have been happier, it was all together an enormous success!

Luke Wilson
Luke Wilson Events

High School Event

What an outstanding performance and effort from you all! Thanks to your hard work and impressive talents we enjoyed one of the most well received Junior-Senior events ever. You met and exceeded the expectations of the assembled crowd and for that you have our heart felt thanks. We are all still talking about the evening of great tunes, outstanding vocals, wide repertoire, costume changes (who DOES that in a 3 hour performance?!), professional style and gracious flexibility. We hope your long drive home in the wee hours was safe - again, our thanks for all the ways you delivered above and beyond on our behalf for a truly memorable evening. We hope to have a place on your 'dance card' again very very soon!

Jayne S.
Director Student Activities, St. Catherines

Mother of the Bride

Hi Barry!

I am so sorry it has taken me so long to send this note. I just wanted you to know that The Phase Band was absolutely OUTSTANDING at my daughter’s reception.

They kept the mood high and the dance floor full… and I’m not exaggerating on the dance floor ! I had to literally go onto the dance floor at 11:30pm and push folks off and send them to the front of the Carolina Inn for the send-off for the bride and groom amidst chants of “one more song…one more song…one more song” !

Their repertoire is so impressive and they play it all extremely well ! We had the young and old on the dance floor at the same time. All the comments during and after the reception were about the fun folks had at this wedding reception. I could not have been happier.

Thanks so much for putting us together with such a phenomenal band. They were PERFECT!!!!!!!!!


Lynda B.
Mother of the Bride


They were awesome, everyone was up and dancing and I really enjoyed their range of songs. We are completely satisfied and would use them again.

Thank you,
Casie P. (Oct. 29th, 2011)

Rehearsal Dinner

Ted - Thanks for pointing me in the direction of the Phase Band; they were great. They ended with the WFU fight song followed by my one last-minute request, Sweet Home, Alabama. Also, we appreciated the difference between Phase and Simply Irresistible the next night. It was a super weekend and I appreciate your help greatly.
David B. (Sept. 23rd, 2011)


I wanted to get back to you thought and let you know that the band was fantastic! All I wanted to do was dance at my wedding and they went above and beyond. They were easy to work with and were such high energy. People kept telling me how great they were and the next day at brunch everyone remembered that they were called the Phase Band. They really made my wedding special.

Thanks for following up.
Kirby M.

Mother of the Bride

The Phase Band was absolutely the greatest! They created a party atmosphere that was electric... they were the talk of the wedding. They were able to provide music of such an incredible quality that it was enjoyed by all ages for the entire evening. They were so professional and their performance was just flat out fun!! The Phase Band was so gracious to my guests. It was truly a magic night and the Band made it happen. I could not have asked for a more perfect reception for my daughter`s wedding....thanks to the Phase Band. I could go on and on but I am sure that I have clearly communicated my feedback. I would recommend the Phase Band anytime! Thanks to EastCoast Entertainment also!

Great Job!
Kristy Z.

Mother of the Bride

Dear Mr. Johnson,

I want to THANK YOU for one of the best nights of our life...we loved the music, the crowd danced all night and you were all amazing. I am very glad that we chose you and your wonderful coworkers. I would definitely recommend your band to any and everybody. Again, thank you, thank you, thank turned the place out !!!!

Shari F. (Oct 6th, 2012)
Mother of the Bride 

Bride and Wedding/Event Planner

Earnest, JR, and Kelly,

All I can say for starters is WOW! We have been to a lot of weddings over the years, but Phase Band was by far our favorite band yet, and what makes it even better it was at our own reception! As you know, weddings can be so overwhelming for the bride and groom, but we were able to really enjoy ourselves thanks to the band. The way the band was able to stir interest from the crowd during the introduction of the wedding party was insane! We knew right then it was going to be so much fun! I read the great reviews and listened to the awesome demos on the band's website and EastCoast Entertainment's site, however no review or demo held a candle to how good the band actually was! We had amazing feedback from our friends and family. As the bride, there are certain parts of the night that seem to be a blur because there is so much going on, however I will never forget looking out onto the dance floor and seeing the crowd dancing, singing, and having such a great time! It seriously gave me chills to see how much fun everyone was having!!!

Earnest, thank you so much to you and your band for everything! You were so professional in every way - performance, appearance, interaction, etc. You guys keep it up, because I can promise you bring much to joy to the lives of many with your talent and spirit.

Kelly and JR, thank you soooooo much for making this happen and making it so easy at that! If I ever had the smallest concern, it was addressed promptly, and for my million plus one questions, you made it a point to answer all of them. Your professionalism was amazing, too!

All in all, I cannot thank you enough for everything you have all done. You all made our reception so much fun, and we will be forever grateful! I can guarantee anyone needing a reference for related events in the future will get a strong and glowing one from us. You guys (and gal :) ) ROCK!!!

Meredith F. (October 6th, 2012)

Foundation for the Carolinas Event

Ted--they were great--eager to please and to be helpful beyond that which is required, great entertainers and great music. I received lots of positive comments from our guests about them. They were a great choice for our party. Earnest is terrific and a good ambassador for his band.

Carol W. (May 4th, 2013)
Foundation for the Carolinas

Country Club Event

Hello Steve,

The Phase Band was awesome! They were here on time, very professional and provided great entertainment for our Members...

Thank you,

Kristie T. (June 7th, 2014)
Country Club Event

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