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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. Victor Stone formed the band in 1980. 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
BRUNO MARS - TREASURE
CALVIN HARRIS - FEEL SO CLOSE
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
PHARREL WILLIAMS - HAPPY
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
ALLMAN BROTHERS - SOULSHINE
BROWN EYED GIRL - VAN MORRISON
CRAZY LOVE - VAN MORRISON
FLY LIKE AN EAGLE - STEVE MILLER BAND
INTO THE MYSTIC - VAN MORRISON
OLD TIME ROCK N ROLL - BOB SEGAR
SWEET HOME ALABAMA - LYNARD SKYNARD
VAN MORRISON - DAYS LIKE THIS
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

Songs for Jewish Events
HAVA NAGILA

Specialty Songs
AULD LANG SYNE


Father of the Bride

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.

Dave J.
Father of the Bride
10/12/13

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.
8/25/13

Sorority Event

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
Sorority Social Chairs, UNC Chapel Hill
3/23/13

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 & Groom

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.
Bride
5/12/12

Member's Ball

We so enjoyed having Risse back to Linville Ridge. They did a wonderful job and had our guests up and dancing. Jaisun is so great to work with! She and the band helped to make  this Member Guest Dinner Dance a great success. Jaisun's interest was to work together with us to please our guests and provide great music. They were a pleasure to work with.


Best,

Karen C.
Assistant Director
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