ARTIST ID: 16641
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The Great Imponderables consist of Nathan Creel (lead guitar-vocals), Rick Creel (drums), Ben Long (bass guitar-vocals), and Payton Laughlin (Lead vocals - percussion).

Although three of the members of the band came from other bands, The Great Imponderables came together as a group in 2004. Since then they have performed many corporate events, fund raisers, and weddings. In 2006 were asked to perform a fundraiser for Katrina victims where over 4,000 were in attendance. Their clients include companies like Coca-Cola, The National Endowment for the Arts, Wells Fargo, NC Arts Council, and many others. Members of the band have been with Will Smith, Matt Damon, Kevin Bacon, Timothy Hutton, and still others.

The band came together to form a specific purpose: “Provide music that everyone can enjoy and that will motivate those in attendance to dance”. Some of the members of the band used to perform as professional dancers. They know what it takes to motivate people to move.

The band is currently using this opportunity to share their love for music with those for whom they perform. They are currently working on over 10 years of music they have worked on individually and as a group. Contact your entertainment representative today about booking this band!

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  • 70s Dance
    The Commodores - Brick House
    Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
  • 80's Retro
    Chaka Khan - Dance With Me
  • 90s and Adult Contemporary
    Creed - With Arms Wide Open
    Green Day - Good Riddance (Time of your Life)
  • Ballads
    Al Green - Let's Stay Together
    The Beatles - Yesterday
  • Classic Rock
    .38 Special - Hold On Loosely
    Classic Rock
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lodi
    Journey - Lights
    Kansas - Dust in the Wind
    Van Morrison - Brown-Eyed Girl
  • Country
    Alabama - Shaggin' On the Boulevard
  • Modern, Alternative, and Classic Rock
    Donovan Frankenreiter - It Don't Matter
    Incubus - Drive
    Jack Johnson - Flake
    Los Lonely Boys - Heaven
    Los Lonely Boys - More than Love
  • Motown, 50s and 60s, Beach
    50s-60s Oldies & Rock 'n' Roll
    Brian Setzer Orchestra - Rock this Town
    Brian Setzer Orchestra - Stray Cat Strut
    Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
    Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
    Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman
    The Beatles - Twist And Shout
    The Ventures - Walk Don't Run
  • Motown, Oldies, and Beach
    Otis Day & The Knights - Sham-A-Lam-A-Ding-Dong
    Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally


Michael and I just got back from our cruise, and we wanted to write to say thank-you so much for the amazing job your band did at our reception. We all had a blast. Everyone keeps commenting on how great you all were. You made our reception. You have several new fans number one being my 72 year old grandma, you had dancing all night. She said it made her feel 16 again. Both Michael and I love you and would highly recommend you to everyone. It also meant so much to Michael that you learned the Ben Harper song to play for our first dance. You don\'t find bands that eager to please much anymore, but you all go above and beyond. I hope you had a good time as well. If you ever need a recommendation, we will be happy to put in a good word for you to anyone. Again Thank-you so much. I hope we get the chance to see you play again soon. Take care. - Lisa G.

Community Event

The Great Imponderables were awesome! Those in attendance couldn\'t stop complimenting the music, the voices, the laser show and the break dancing. It was different from any concert we\'ve had here during the seven years since Swain County Center for the Arts opened. I personally loved everything about the show. I also noticed there were some students here, which was really something considering there was a conference basketball game going on at the same time. You guys were great to work with and professionals all the way. I really appreciate you coming in plenty of time to set-up and check everything without being rushed. Thank you again for doing such a fun and exciting show for us. -Jenny J.

Corporate Event

Hi Rick! Your group did such a wonderful job at our event. We appreciate everything you did to get the crowd involved. Your group fit perfectly with our theme and played music that suited the event. It was refreshing to have a group, such as you guys, that were professional and understood the overall picture of what we were trying to achieve. It was also so funny to see your band member and our guest competing in their very own dance competition. I don\'t think I\'ve laughed so hard before in my life. Thanks again and best wishes for much success for your group.

The Great Imponderables