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".
* This is a partial songlist, songlist is subject to change
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!
Director of Development - Stanly Regional Medical Center Foundation
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!
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.
Special Events Coordinator - Linville Ridge CC
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.
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)
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)
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
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. (October 12, 2013)
Father of the Bride