Uptown LA Brown’s members have performed along the East Coast for decades, and are all former members of the party band Flashback, the Party Band. Now, they offer their impressive talents, experience, and song list in a budget-friendly, top-end party band configuration that is exclusive to the Charlotte area.
Uptown LA Brown FAQs
Q. What style of music do you play?
A. 70s to today – Top 40, pop, Motown, R&B, and Carolina Beach.
Q. How many pieces do you typically play as and what instruments are they?
A. We love performing as a 6-piece that includes 2 horns, keys, guitar, drums. All 6 pieces can sing as well.
Q. Do you play in other configurations?
A. We can drop down to playing as a 5-piece and maintain the same song list and ability to bring a party, but lose the look of having a horn section. If it is a small event, we can go smaller with just 2, 3, or 4, but it will change the song material and show.
Q. Why did you become a professional musician?
A. I started playing horns in middle school. Dwane (the lead singer) and I met in college, where we both played horns in school ensembles, but also started performing professionally in party bands together and never stopped.
Q. Where are you located?
Q. Do you travel?
A. Yes, within 200 miles of Charlotte.
Q. Why should an event professional book you?
A. Uptown LA Brown is made up of players who are professional on and off the stage. Even though we are a new project, 5 of us performed with Flashback, the Party Band for over 10 years with perfect reviews and comments of “best band ever” and “so easy to work with.” We were coined with the phrase “neat and dependable” for almost a decade. LA Brown is a 6-piece band with horns, female and male lead vocalists, which is a great option for those looking for the large sound and look of a full corporate band but still keeping the cost in a low to medium range for party bands.
Q. Do you have the capability of providing your own sound & lights?
A. For most events with guests up to 500, we provide a streamlined concert Bose line array system and colorful LED light effect bars to fill the dance floor and stage with lights. For larger outdoor events of up to 10,000 guests, we have a sound company that I have worked closely with for the last 20 years that will provide top concert style sound.