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The Risse Band has traveled throughout the Southeast wowing audiences with the greatest package of multi-talented musicians and entertainers to hit the road. This concept of a 6-piece live dream band, is committed to providing superb instrumentation, extraordinary vocals and a repertoire of innovative musical arrangements, merging traditional with originality. The band was formed in 1980 by Victor Stone. The Risse Band never leaves home without class from the front line to the rear. With three dynamic lead vocalists, guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and percussion, the Risse Band compliments a broad range of tastes.

As the Risse Band approaches the third decade of entertaining audiences all over the US, the band has firmly established itself as a premier variety, corporate and wedding band. Members of Risse have opened for such headliners as David Ruffin, Eddie Kendrick, The Supremes, Sawyer Brown, Mothers Finest, Levert, Millie Jackson, McFadden and Whitehead and Eddie Floyd, to name a few. The presentation of music is customized for each event. The band's versatility allows it to switch gears at any given moment, depending on the mood of the room. The basic set begins low-key, lowest volume, with standards or beach and oldies, or right to the heart of the party, whatever is appropriate, Risse delivers. Each song is especially chosen for a proven audience response. "A Party's Not A Party Without The Risse Band".

Print Song List

* This is a partial songlist, songlist is subject to change

  • Contemporary and Dance
    CRAZY - GNARLS BARKLEY
    FORGET YOU (CLEAN) - CEE LO GREEN
    FRESH - KOOL AND THE GANG
    GIRL PUT YOUR RECORDS ON - CORINNE BAILEY RAE
    I GOTTA FEELIN' - BLACK EYED PEAS
    LETS GROOVE - EWF
    POKER FACE - LADY GAGA
    ROCK MY WORLD - MICHAEL JACKSON
    ROCK WITH YOU - MICHAEL JACKSON
    SEPTEMBER - EWF
    SUNDAY MORNING - MAROON 5
    SUPERSTITION - STEVIE WONDER
    SWEET DREAMS - EURYTHMICS
    WE ARE FAMILY - SISTERS SLEDGE
    YOU ARE - LIONEL RITCHIE
  • Current and Classic Top 40
    ALL NIGHT LONG - LIONEL RICHIE
    BAD GIRLS - DONNA SUMMER
    BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE - TASTE OF HONEY
    BROWN EYED GIRL - VAN MORRISON
    CUPID SHUFFLE - CUPID
    DISCO INFERNO - THE TRAMMPS
    DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY - THELMA HUSTON
    FREAK OUT - LE CHIC
    GIVE IT TO ME BABY - RICK JAMES
    GOOD TIMES - CHIC
    HIGHER AND HIGHER - JACKIE WILSON
    HOLIDAY - MADONNA
    I FEEL GOOD - JAMES BROWN
    I WILL SURVIVE - GLORIA GAYNOR
    I WISH - STEVIE WONDER
    I'M EVERY WOMAN - CHAKA KHAN
    JUST FINE - MARY J BLIDGE
    KNOCK ON WOOD - SEAL
    LOVE TRAIN - O'JAYS
    ROCK WITH YOU - MICHAEL JACKSON
    ROCK WITH YOU - MICHAEL JACKSON
    SEX MACHINE - JAMES BROWN
    SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE - K.C. & THE SUNSHINE BAND
    SHAKE YOUR BODY DOWN - MICHAEL JACKSON
    SHOUT - ISLEY BROTHERS
    SUPERFREAK - RICK JAMES
    SUPERSTITION - STEVIE WONDER
    THAT'S THE WAY I LIKE IT - K.C. & THE SUNSHINE BAND
  • 80s and 90s Rock
    BABY LOVE - MOTHER'S FINEST
    DON'T STOP BELIEVIN - JOURNEY
    EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE - POLICE
    GEORGY PORGY - TOTO
    HONKY TONK WOMAN - ROLLING STONES
    PROUD MARY - TINA TURNER
    SATISFACTION - ROLLING STONES
    SWEET DREAMS - EURYTHMICS
    SWEET HOME ALABAMA - LYNYRD SKYNYRD
  • Country and Bluegrass
    CRAZY - PATSY CLINE
    GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD - RASCAL FLATTS
    LULLABYE - BILLY JOEL
    MAKING MEMORIES OF US - KEITH URBAN
    NEVER ALONE - LADY ANTEBELLUM
    SUMMERTIME BLUES - ALAN JACKSON
    WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL - ALLISON KRAUSS
  • Modern, Alternative, and Classic Rock
    BROWN EYED GIRL - VAN MORRISON
    CRAZY LOVE - VAN MORRISON
    FLY LIKE AN EAGLE - STEVE MILLER BAND
    INTO THE MYSTIC - VAN MORRISON
    SWEET HOME ALABAMA - LYNARD SKYNARD
    WONDERFUL TONIGHT - ERIC CLAPTON
  • First Dance
    A MOMENT LIKE THIS - (BY REQUEST) - KELLY CLARKSON
    AINT NO MOUNTAIN HIGH - (BY REQUEST) - MARVIN GAYE AND TAMMI TERRELL
    AT LAST - (BY REQUEST) - ETTA JAMES
    CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT - (BY REQUEST) - ELTON JOHN
    EVERYTHING - (BY REQUEST) - MICHAEL BUBLE
    FLY ME TO THE MOON - (BY REQUEST) - FRANK SINATRA
    GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD - (BY REQUEST) - RASCAL FLATTS
    IF - (BY REQUEST) - BREAD
    INSEPARABLE - (BY REQUEST) - NATALIE COLE
    IT HAD TO BE YOU - (BY REQUEST) - HARRY CONNICK JR.
    MY FIRST MY LAST MY EVERYTHING - (BY REQUEST) - BARRY WHITE
    SOMEONE LIKE YOU - (BY REQUEST) - VAN MORRISON
    THE WAY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO - (BY REQUEST) - TEMPTATIONS
    THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT - (BY REQUEST) - FRANK SINATRA
    UNCHAINED MELODY - (BY REQUEST) - RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
    UNFORGETTABLE - (BY REQUEST) - NAT KING COLE
    VALENTINE - (BY REQUEST) - MARTINA MCBRIDE AND JIM BRICKMAN
    WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD - (BY REQUEST) - LOUIS ARMSTRONG
    WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN - (BY REQUEST) - PERCY SLEDGE
    YOU ARE - (BY REQUEST) - LIONEL RITCHIE
    YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A STAR - (BY REQUEST) - MARILYN MCCOO AND BILLY DAVIS
    YOU LOOK WONDERFUL TONIGHT - (BY REQUEST) - ERIC CLAPTON
    YOU RAISE ME UP - (BY REQUEST) - JOSH GROBAN
    YOUR SONG - (BY REQUEST) - ELTON JOHN
  • Holiday Songs
    A CHILD IS BORN
    DECK THE HALLS
    HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING
    HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
    JINGLE BELLS
    JOLLY OLD SAINT NICHOLAS
    O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL
    O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM
    SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
  • Mother and Son Dance
    HOW SWEET IT IS - (BY REQUEST) - MARVIN GAYE
    NEVER ALONE - (BY REQUEST) - LADY ANTEBELLUM
    SONG FOR MY SON - (BY REQUEST)
    SUNSHINE IF MY LIFE - (BY REQUEST) - STEVIE WONDER
  • Motown, 50s and 60s, Beach
    ABC - JACKSON FIVE
    AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH - MARVIN GAYE & TAMMI TERRELL
    BE YOUNG, BE FOOLISH, BE HAPPY - THE TAMS
    CAROLINA GIRLS - THE EMBERS
    CHAIN OF FOOLS - ARETHA FRANKLIN
    DANCING IN THE STREET - MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS
    GET READY - TEMPTATIONS
    GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME - CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD
    GRAPEVINE - MARVIN GAYE
    GREEN GRASS - WILSON PICKETT
    HEAT WAVE - MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS
    HOW SWEET IT IS - MARVIN GAYE
    I LOVE BEACH MUSIC - THE EMBERS
    I'LL BE AROUND - SPINNERS
    IT'S ALRIGHT - IMPRESSIONS
    LETS STAY TOGETHER - AL GREEN
    MIDNIGHT HOUR - WILSON PICKETT
    MUSTANG SALLY - WILSON PICKETT
    MY GIRL - TEMPTATIONS
    MY GUY - MARY WELLS
    PINK CADILLAC - NATALIE COLE
    PROUD MARY - TINA TURNER
    RESPECT - ARETHA FRANKLIN
    SOUL MAN - SAM & DAVE /BLUES BROTHERS
    THE TWIST - CHUBBY CHECKER
    THREE LITTLE BIRDS - BOB MARLEY
    UNDER THE BOARDWALK - THE DRIFTERS
    USED TO BE MY GIRL - OJAY'S
    WITH THIS RING - PLATTERS
  • Motown, Oldies, and Beach
    AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG - THE TEMPTATIONS
    AT LAST - ETTA JAMES
    BE YOUNG BE FOOLISH - THE TAMS
    BEAUTY'S ONLY SKIN DEEP - THE TEMPTATIONS
    BROWN EYED GIRL - VAN MORRISON
    CAROLINA GIRL - CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
    CRAZY LOVE - VAN MORRISON
    DANCING IN THE STREET - MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS
    GET READY - THE TEMPTATIONS
    HEAT WAVE - MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS
    HOLD BACK THE NIGHT - THE TRAMMPS
    HOW SWEET IT IS - MARVIN GAYE
    INTO THE MYSTIC - VAN MORRISON
    JUST MY IMAGINATION - THE TEMPTATIONS
    LADY SOUL - THE TEMPTATIONS
    LET'S GET IT ON - MARVIN GAYE
    LOVE ME TENDER - ELVIS PRESLEY
    MISS GRACE - THE TYMES
    MUSTANG SALLY - WILSON PICKETT
    MY GIRL - THE TEMPTATIONS
    PRIDE & JOY - MARVIN GAYE
    RESPECT - ARETHA FRANKLIN
    SAVE THE LAST DANCE - JERRY BUTLER
    SHOUT - OTIS DAY & THE KNIGHTS
    SITTIN' ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY - OTIS REDDING
    STAND BY ME - BEN E. KING
    SUGAR PIE HONEY BUNCH - FOUR TOPS
    THE WAY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO - SMOKY ROBINSON
    THIS MAGIC MOMENT - THE DRIFTERS
    UNDER THE BOARDWALK - THE DRIFTERS
    WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD - LOUIS ARMSTRONG
    WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN - PERCY SLEDGE
    WITH THIS RING - THE PLATTERS
    YOU SEND ME - SAM COOKE
  • Standards, Swing, and Jazz
    ALL OF ME - BILLIE HOLIDAY
    COME FLY WITH ME - FRANK SINATRA
    CUANDO CUANDO - MICHAEL BUBLE
    FEVER - PEGGY LEE
    FLY ME TO THE MOON - FRANK SINATRA
    GIRL FROM IPANEMA - ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM
    HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY - ROD STEWART
    I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN - FRANK SINATRA
    IT HAD TO BE YOU - FRANK SINATRA
    JUST MY IMAGINATION - THE TEMPTATIONS
    MACK THE KNIFE - BOBBY DARIN
    MOON RIVER - ANDY WILLIAMS
    MY FUNNY VALENTINE - CHAKA KHAN
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FRANK SINATRA
    ONLY YOU - THE PLATTERS
    SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW - JUDY GARLAND
    SUMMERTIME - BILLIE HOLIDAY
    SUMMERWIND - FRANK SINATRA
    THE MAN I LOVE - BILLIE HOLIDAY
    THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU - FRANK SINATRA
    THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT - FRANK SINATRA
    UNFORGETTABLE - NAT KING COLE
    WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES - DINAH WASHINGTON
    WITCHCRAFT - FRANK SINATRA
  • Patriotic Songs
    AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
  • Reggae
    BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS - STIR IT UP
  • Retro 70's and 80's
    BAD GIRLS - DONNA SUMMER
    BAD MAMMA JAMMA - CARL CARLTON
    BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED - GLADYS KNIGHT
    BOOGIE OOGIE - A TASTE OF HONEY
    BRICKHOUSE - COMMODORES
    CAN'T GET ENOUGH LOVE - BARRY WHITE
    COMMODORES - BRICK HOUSE
    DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' - JOURNEY
    GEORGIA ON MY MIND - RAY CHARLES
    GET DOWN ON IT - KOOL & THE GANG
    HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY - ROD STEWART
    I WILL SURVIVE - GLORIA GAYNOR
    I'LL BE AROUND - SPINNERS
    JUST MY IMAGINATION - TEMPTATIONS
    LADIES NIGHT - KOOL & THE GANG
    LAST DANCE - DONNA SUMMER
    MIDNIGHT TRAIN - GLADYS KNIGHT
    MY PEROGATIVE - BOBBY BROWN
    PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC - WILD CHERRY
    PROUD MARY - TINA TURNER
    SAVE THE LAST DANCE - MICHAEL BUBLE
    SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED - STEVIE WONDER
    SMOOTH OPERATOR - SADE
    THAT'S THE WAY - KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND
    UNCHAINED MELODY - RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
    USED TO BE MY GIRL - O'JAYS
    WIND BENEATH MY WINGS - GLADYS KNIGHT
    WORD UP - CAMEO
    YOU SEND ME - SAM COOKE
    YOU'RE MY FIRST MY LAST - BARRY WHITE
  • Rock and Roll
    Old Time Rock n Roll - BOB SEGAR
  • Songs for Jewish Events
    HAVA NAGILA
  • Specialty Songs
    AULD LANG SYNE

Cotillion

Risse put on a GREAT party for us Saturday night. Even seasoned cotillion members were saying it was the best band we have had in many years! To say the least, I was thrilled with them and will be interested in having them again when it's my turn to plan again in 2013. Hope they are still together then!

Jane
Director of Development - Stanly Regional Medical Center Foundation

Bride

Risse was exceptional! We had such a fun time with them and they were absolutely a pleasure to work with. All of our guests loved them, and asked for their name should they have any needs for a band in future events. I am happy to fill out any survey/references for them...we were extremely pleased with them!

Mindy J.
Bride

Linville Ridge Country Club Event

We couldn't have been happier with "Risses" performance. Jaisun touched base with us weeks in advance to confirm arrangements. The entire band was very friendly and professional. They were the first band in a long time that new how to control the volume during dinner service so our members could carry on a conversation. This band was very in tune to the surroundings. The music was excellent and the whole band was energetic and could easily switch from one style of music to another as they read the crowd. Jaisun knows how to work the crowd and get everyone on their feet. The guys were all in tune too. Our staff loved every minute too.

All in all, we would love to have "Risse" come rock this house any time. As soon as I get a date for the member guest tournament for 2009, we would love to reserve

"Risse" for next year. It was great to see people who you would never have thought would even dance, stay all night and enjoy themselves.

Karen C.
Special Events Coordinator - Linville Ridge CC

Bride & Groom

Everything went fantastic on the wedding day from start to finish! I was very impressed with the Risse band - they rocked the house! I had people coming up to me all night saying how great they were (and still). Jaisun and the crew were fabulous. They were professional, did the intros as requested, read the crowd well and really kept the dance floor jumping. Even got a reluctant group of guys up out of their seats and on the dance floor where they entertained the crowd. That was worth the money right there! Great group of musicians for sure. We were more than satisfied.

Hudson/Erskine Wedding

Bride

It was awesome! They were great and everyone didn't stop dancing all night! Please convey our thanks to jaisun and the whole crew. Thanks for everything Ellie!!
Beth G. (May 12th, 2012)
Bride

Wedding

Thanks for the follow up THEY COULD NOT HAVE BEEN BETTER we were very pleased with them, they set up in a timely matter and played GREAT music in a 3 hr. period they only took a 15 min. break, we were very impressed. Everyone there talked about how great of band they were and how great of time they all had!!!! Thank-you for your help and making the wedding a big success.

Ron S. (August 25th, 2012)
Wedding

Sorority Event

Barry,
We just wanted to say thank you so much for working with us. Everyone seemed to really enjoy the band and we all had a terrific time! The music was great and we couldn't have asked for anything more!

Thank you so much!

Halie & Carly (March 23rd, 2013)
Sorority Social Chairs, UNC Chapel Hill

Father of the Bride

Steve,

RISSE was amazing throughout our planning process and wedding. Jaisun was very available leading up to the event, and she made a point of calling me 3 or 4 times in the weeks and months prior to make sure we were on the same page and to ensure that their entertainment matched what we wanted at our event. And on the night of, the band was incredible. We had almost 200 guests, and everyone I spoke with afterwards commented on how great the band was and how much fun the party was as a result. They kept our guests on the dancefloor for hours, and I think they played the single best version of "Shout" that I have ever danced to.

Thanks,

Dave J. (October 12, 2013)
Father of the Bride

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