Urban Sophisticates Band

Genre: 90’s Bands, Cover Bands, Dance Bands, Disco Bands, Fraternity & Sorority Bands, Funk Bands, Hip-hop Bands, Jazz Bands, Motown Bands, R&B Bands, Soul Bands, Top 40 Bands, Variety Bands, Wedding Bands
Location: Greensboro, NC
Price Range: $2500-$3500

About The Band

For The Urban Sophisticates, it's all about innovative music. This Southeast based band began in 2002 and has since acquired a surging national following due to powerful, high-energy live performances. The group combines a mix of influences ranging from smooth soul to smoky jazz to alternative hip-hop. The Urban Sophisticates' unique sound starts with the Philadelphian vocal duo of brothers Aaron and Benton James. Aaron's range covers melodic harmonies to powerful crescendos, while Benton has built a reputation as a charismatic front-man MC with clever lyrics and a steady flow. The horns section of the band boasts trombonist Sal Mascali and Jeremy Denman on trumpet. This pair adds a unique punctuation to the innovative lyricism of the James brothers by weaving both subtle accompaniment and innovative, robust jazz solos into the Urban act. Drummer Romondo Jessup keeps the rhythm intact with just the right combination of steadiness and flair, accented by trademark nonchalance.

All this innovation comes in a package of men of character who take their faith seriously enough to keep their lyrics clean and their shows classy, while maintaining a down to earth feel that attracts fans from all sources. The Urban Sophisticates have shared the stage with such notable acts as Lela James, Arrested Development, Talib Kweli, KRS-1, and the band's current producer, Nicolay from Holland. The Urban Sophisticates' crew is stacked throughout, with each player shining every night.

The band's unique sound and fun persona brings a refreshing change that creates the perfect party atmosphere!

For booking information on The Urban Sophisticates 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.

Available For:

College Bands, Corporate Events, Fraternity/Sorority Parties, Nightclubs, Private Parties, Rehearsal Dinner Bands, Wedding Bands


Bruno Mars
Just The Way You Are

Al Green
Let's Stay Together
Love And Happiness

Hard Knock Life

Maroon 5
Moves Like Jagger
This Love

Purple Rain
Let's Go Crazy

Michael Jackson
Billie Jean
Rock With You

Gnarls Barkley

Frank Sinatra
Fly Me To The Moon

Crazy In Love

Jay-Z - Alicia Keys
Empire State Of Mind

Stevie Wonder
Higher Ground
For Once In My Life
Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Earth, Wind & Fire
Shining Star

John Legend
She Don't Have To Know
Green Light
Ordinary People
The Platters
With This Ring

Rollin In The Deep
Set Fire To The Rain

The Jackson Five
I'll Be There
Nat King Cole

Mary J Blige
Real Love

Hey Ya
I Like The Way You Move

Montel Jordan
This Is How We Do It

The Temptations
My Girl
Just My Imagination
Papa Was A Rolling Stone

Ben E King
Stand By Me

Rolling Stones

Johnny Cash
Folson Prison Blues

High And Dry

The Mamas & The Papas
California Dreaming

The Urban Sophisticates
Dance With Me

Barry White
The First, My Last, My Everything

Marvin Gaye
Got To Give It Up


Without You

Spiral Staircase
More Today Than Yesterday

Chairman Of The Board
Carolina Girls
Jill Scott
Is It The Way

The Eagles
Hotel California

Kool & The Gang
Get Down On It
Justin Timberlake
Like I Love You

Dr Dre
The Next Episode

Amy Whinehouse

Alicia Keys

Louis Armstrong
Wonderful World

Chairman Of The Board
Give Me Just A Little More Time

Just Friends
Miss You

Jamie Cullum

Etta James
At Last

James Brown
I Feel Good

The Police

The Fugees
Ready Or Not

Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl

The Isley Brothers

The Drifters
Little Red Book

The Trampps
Hold Back The Night

Black Street
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