HC Oakes Band

Led by guitarist and singer HC Oakes, the HC Oakes Band covers a wide array of genres including covers of rock, country, blues and folk to original songs written by the band.

HC Oakes Band FAQs

Q. What style of music do you play?

A. Rock, Blues, and Country.

Q. How many pieces do you typically lay as and what instruments are they?

A. Six-piece band with drums/percussion, two guitars (electric and acoustic), bass, keys, vocalists.

Q. Do you play in other configurations?

A. Yes, we can play solo, duo, trio, 4 and 5 piece band.

Q. Why did you become a professional musician?

A. I have a passion for music and love listening to and playing all types. As a teenager, I became an avid album collector and started singing and playing guitar in local bands, with a dream of becoming a rock and roll star. The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Sly and The Family Stone, Earth Wind and Fire, Tom Petty, Allman Brothers; they all captured my imagination. Although college and providing for a family prevailed, I always kept music as one of the cornerstones of my life; whether it was playing my guitar and singing, going to concerts or listening for relaxation and fun. I started the HCOB three years ago and we are having the times of our life pursing our passion!

Q. Where are you located?

A. Lake Norman/Charlotte, North Carolina area.

Q. Do you travel?

A. Yes.

Q. Why should an event professional book you?

A. We are not your typical one genre band – we constantly get favorable feedback on the variety of styles we play during a performance. We take pride in what we do because we are professional, versatile, musically talented, interactive, and have great vocals. Our clients often notice and compliment that we give our all to every song, and we frequently get invited back to play at the same event/venue time and time again. We play all sorts of events including private parties, concert series, county clubs, and festivals. Book us – we will not let you down!

Q. Do you have the capability of providing your own sound & lights?

A. Yes.

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HC Oakes has completed the General Best Practices for COVID-19 Management certification training, making sure event safety is a prioroty. Learn more about the certification and training at countonmenc.org. 


HC Oakes Audio Samples

HC Oakes Band Song List

Upbeat Songs

Play Guitar – John Melancamp

Lay Down Sally – Eric Clapton

All Right Now – Free

Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf

Boys Around Here – Blake Shelton

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Chicken Fried – Zac Brown

Drink In My Hand – Eric Church

Fast As You – Dwight Yoakam

Feeling Alright Dave Mason / Traffic

Hard to Handle – Black Crowes

I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Temptations

Pink Cadillac – Bruce Spingsteen

One Way Out – Allman Brothers

Old Weakness – Delbert McClinton

Standing On Shaky Ground – Delbert McClinton

Honky Tonk Women – Rolling Stones

Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones

Jumping Jack Flash – Rolling Stones

Sastifaction – Rolling Stones

Sympathy For The Devil – Rolling Stones

You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones

Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith

Learn to Fly – Foo Fighters

Little Sister – Elvis Presley

Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett

Rebel Rebel – David Bowie

Redneck Friend – Jackson Browne

Revolution – Beatles

Rock N Me – Steve Miller

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Call Me The Breeze – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Rocking In The Free World – Neil Young

I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty

Refugee – Tom Petty

Listen To Her Heart – Tom Petty

American Girl – Tom Petty

Honey Bee – Tom Petty

Don’t Do Me Like That – Tom Petty

Running Down A Dream – Tom Petty

Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Tom Petty

You Wreck Me – Tom Petty

Wildflowers – Tom Petty

Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon

Take It Easy – Eagles

The Letter – Boxtops

Gold Digger – HCOB

She’s All Mine – HCOB

Rock and Roll Woman – HCOB

She’s All Mine – HCOB

Other Rock Songs      

Light My Fire – Doors

All Along The Watchtower – Dylan/Hendrix

Come Together – Beatles

Blue on Black – K W  Shepherd

Crazy Love – Van Morrison

Into The Mystic – Van Morrison

Fire on The Mountain – Marshall Tucker Band

Can’t You See – Marshall Tucker Band

For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfied

Hurricane – Band Of Heathens

Into The Mystic – Van Morrison

Midnight Rider – Allman Brothers

Soulshine – Warren Haynes

Pink Houses – John Mellencamp

Still Have Not Found What I’m Looking For – U2

Tequila Sunrise – Eagles

The Weight – The Band

Up On Cripple Creek – The Band

Friend Of The Devil – Grateful Dead

Truckin – Grateful Dead

The Deal – Jerry Garcia

Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones

To Love Somebody – Bee Gees

Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

Wonderwall – Oasis

Breakdown – Tom Petty

Free Falling – Tom Petty

Into The Great Wide Open – Tom Petty

You Don’t Know How It Feels – Tom Petty

The Waiting – Tom Petty

Learning To Fly – Tom Petty

Handle With Care – Traveling Wilbury’s

Bring It On Home – Sam Cooke

Down By The River – Neil Young

Dreams – Stevie Nicks

Stop Dragging My Heart Around – Nicks/Petty

Can’t Have A Half Without It All – HCOB

Baltimore – HCOB

Photographs of You – HCOB

Johnny Blue – HCOB

Country/ Alt Country/Americana Songs      

Comes A Time – Neil Young

Cover Me Up – Jason Isbell

Dress Blues – Jason Isbell

White Man’s World – Jason Isbell

My Church – Maren Morris

Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker

Coming Home To You – HCOB

Billy – HCOB

White House Road – Tyler Childers

Feathered Indians – Tyler Childers

If It Hadn’t Been For Love – Steel Drivers

Fire Away – Chris Stapleton

Tennesse Whiskey – Chris Stapeleton

You and Tequila – K Chesney

Someday – Steve Earle

Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash

Blues Songs   

Oreo Cookie Blues – Mack/Vaughn

Stormy Monday – Allman Brothers

Sweet Home Chicago – Eric Clapton

Cold Hearted Woman – HCOB

Covid Christmas Blues – HCOB

Crying Crazy – HCOB

Storm Warning – HCOB

Solo/Duo Acoustic Songs (In addition to many of the above)        

Angel From Montgomery – John Prine

Paradise – John Prine

Hello In There – John Prine

If I Should Fall Behind – Bruce Springsteen

The River – Bruce Springsteen

I’m On Fire – Bruce Springsteen

Landslide – Stevie Nicks

Danny’s Song – Kenny Loggins

Fearless Heart – Steve Earle

Powderfinger  – Neil Young

Old Man – Neil Young

Hey Hey My My – Neil Young

Whiskey and You – Chris Stapleton

Alison – Elvis Costello

Don’t Think Twice – Bob Dylan

Tangled Up In Blue – Bob Dylan

Hard Times – Ray Charles

Willing – Little Feat

Wild Horses – Rolling Stones

Poncho And Lefty – Willie Nelson

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground – Willie Nelson

On The Road Again – Willie Nelson

Thinking Of You Tonight – HCOB

Testimonial from Katarina at Ballantyne Country Club

“They were absolutely fantastic! The members were so happy that we had a group that could play music that they could dance to! HC was so hospitable and was so kind to the members that helped plan this event!”


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