Holiday Band

Genre: 60’s Bands, 70’s Bands, Beach Bands, Cover Bands, Dance Bands, Motown Bands, Oldies Bands, R&B Bands, Rock Bands, Show Bands, Soul Bands, Variety Bands, Wedding Bands
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Price Range: $3500-$5000

About The Band

The Holiday Band was formed in 1991 in Burlington, NC. The band played only part time and mostly for private events for several years. Blending soul, blues, funk, and Carolina Beach music, Holiday established itself as a premier entertainment package.

Due to the success of the recordings made by the band the appearances increased to where the band now plays 175 plus dates each year.

The Holiday Band has received several awards including a CAMMY for best album. The Rhythm & Beach top 40 count down recently awarded the band for having the most songs to chart in the past 10 years!

Doug Neese has taught for years in Alamance Co. is the rock solid bass player as well as another lead vocalist. Doug has performed his whole life including an appearance with legend Bob Hope on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

Mike Neese is a lead vocalist and plays guitar. His version of After The Lovin' stayed on the R & B chart for 62 weeks. Mikes charm swoons the ladies in the audience as he performs smoothies and classic deep R&B.

Bob Martin was taught to play sax by his father in Fullerton, CA., little did he know he would be performing professionally by 1972 with an eleven piece show band from LA called, "XS Baggage"! He toured the US and Canada for seven years. While living in Santa Fe, NM, he recorded a Fusion album with a jazz band called, "Touch". Bob is no stranger to big name acts such as BB King and Wilson Pickett. As a freelance musician, he has played in concert with the Coasters, the Drifters, Little Anthony, Lou Christy, BJ Thomas, and Dan Fogelberg. Whether you hear Bob playing those sweet jazz-influenced melodies or his, sometimes, blistering solos, you will come to find a truly seasoned musician with his choice of stage instruments being Alto, Tenor and Baritone saxes!

Mike Taylor graduated from Elon with a B.S. in music as a voice major. Mike is a lead vocalist, plays guitar, keyboards and writes much of the Holiday Band's music. In 2003, Mike Taylor penned and sang "I'm Man Enough" which stayed #1 on the R&B charts for 22 weeks, and went on to win "Song of The Year" at the 2003 Carolina Beach Music Awards Show. Mike has a great understanding of how to lead an audience to make everyone have a great time.

Duane Neese comes to the Holiday Band from The Castaways Band of Durham, NC. Not only is he a terrific lead vocalist, but a seasoned drummer and trombone player. Duane lends another dimension of sound as he has spent much of his past performing in country bands, and even spent some some time in Nashville, TN. To make things even more interesting, he is Doug's baby brother and Mike Neese's cousin.

Bill Ward is the drummer for THB. After spending several years in California, Bill returned home and is a large part of the Holiday Rhythm section groove.

The Holiday Band has recorded Eight CD's on Ripete Records. Their CD releases are available at 150 Wal-Mart stores as well as Best Buy and FYE Record stores in addition to Music Stores in the Southeast who cater to Southern Soul, Blues, & Beach Music Audiences.

The Holiday Band has played thousands of shows from Cincinnati, Ohio to Cozumel, Mexico. With the always present theme "Keep The Music Alive"!

For booking information on The Holiday Band or to book or hire this band for your wedding reception, college event, corporate function or concert, click on the Request Booking Information tab below.

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Corporate Events ,Festivals ,Nightclubs ,Private Parties ,Rehearsal Dinner Bands ,Wedding Bands



Carribean Queen - Billy Ocean
Boogie Shoes - KC & The Sunshine Band
Get Down Tonight - KC & The Sunshine Band
Keep It Comin' - KC & The Sunshine Band
That's The Way I Like It - KC & The Sunshine Band
Hot In Here - Nelly
Kiss - Prince
Word Up - Cameo
Jungle Love - The Tyme
Give It To Me - Rick James
Super Freak - Rick James
Da Butt - EU
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Lady's Night - Kool & The Gang
Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang
Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Disco Inferno - The Tramps
Brickhouse - Commodores
No Parkin' - Atlantic Star
Ain't No Stoppin Us Now - McFayden & Whitehead
Can't Get Enough - Barry White
You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
Electric Slide - Marcia Griffin
Cupid Shuffle - Cupid
Money Grabber - Fritz and Tantrums
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
My Perrogative - Bobby Brown
I Gotta Feelin - Black Eyed Peas
YMCA - Village People
Macho Man - Village People
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Crazy - Knarles Barkley


You Are - Lionel Ritchie
Too Late To Turn Back - Cornellious Bros.
Turn Back The Hands Of Time - Tyrone Davis
Never Found Me A Girl - Eddie Floyd
Cry To Me - Solomen Burke
Big Sister's Radio - Mike Shirmer
Cool Me Out - Lamont Dozier
Under The BoardwaLK - Drifters
Up On The Roof - Drifters
Love Comes Knockin - Percy Sledge
It Only Hurts - Ralo Malo
My Girl - Temptations
Lady Soul - Temptations
The Way You Do The Things - Temptations
Get Ready - Temptations
I Can't Get Next To To You - Temptations
Baby I need Your Lovin' - Four Tops
Reach Out - Four Tops
Don't Play That Song - Clovers
Drive It Home - Clovers
She Used To Be My Girl - O'Jays
Ain't NO Big Thing - Radiants
Part Time Party Time Man - Futures
Roll The Dice - Delbert McClinton
Livin It Down - Delbert McClinton
Sandy Beaches - Delbert McClinton
Party Til The Lights Go Out - Hardaway Connection
It Must Be Love - Hardaway Conn.
Brenda - O.C. Smith
Some Kinda Wonderful - Grand Funk
How Long - Ace
Movin & Groovin - Sam Cooke
Shama Lama - Otis Day
Little Red Book - Drifters
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You - Wilson Pickett
Gone Fishin - Chairmen Of The Board
Carolina Girls - Chairmen Of The Board
Beach Fever - Chairmen of The Board
Everything Is Tuesday - Chairmen Of The Board
Give Me Just A Little More Time - Chairmen of The Board
39-21-40 Shape - Showmen
Be Young Be Foolish - Tams
I Love Beach Music - Embers
Hold Back The Night - Tramps
Miss Grace - Tymes
60 Minute Man - Dominoes
Rainy Day Bells - Globetrotters


Wanting You - Holiday Band
Motor Under The Hood - Holiday Band
She Blew A Good Thing - Holiday Band
It's You - Holiday Band
I'm Man Enough - Holiday Band
Love Of A Lifetime - Holiday Band
Fool If You Think It's Over - Holiday Band
Sweet Caroline - Holiday Band
Heart To Heart - Holiday Band
No Time For You - Holiday Band
When I Think About Love - Holiday Band
After The Lovin - Holiday Band
La Di Da - Holiday Band
Got It Bad For You - Holiday Band


Something's Wrong with My Baby - Sam & Dave
Easy - Commodores
You Lost That Lovin' Feeling - Righteous Bros.
Unchained Melody - Righteous Bros.
Careless Whisper - George Michael
Someone Like You - Van Morrison
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye - Always & Forever - Heatwave
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
I Believe In You & Me - Four Tops
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Rainy Night In Ga. - Brook Benton
What Might Have Been - Little Texas
I Cross My Heart - George Strait


Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Domino - Van Morrison
Hurts So Good - John Mellancamp
Sweet Home Alabama - Lyrnyrd Skynyrd
Old Time R&R - Bob Segar
All Summer Long - Kid Rock
Keep Your Hands To Yourself - Ga. Satellites
Kansas City - traditional
You Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Stuck With You - Huey Lewis
Lowdown - Boz Scaggs
Miss Sun - Boz Scaggs
Tush - ZZ TOP
Wild Thing - Troggs


Save A Horse - Big And Rich
You Never Call Me By My Name - David Alan Coe
Family Tradition - Hank Williams Jr.
On The Road Again - Willie Nelson
Why Don't We Just Dance - Josh Turner
Mom's Apple Pie - Vance Kelly
Walk Away - James Hunter
He Stopped Lovin Her Today - George Jones