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?
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?
Count On Me NC Certified
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
Audio Sample 1
Audio Sample 2
Audio Sample 3
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!”