Meet The Press Band

Genre: 60’s Bands, 70’s Bands, 80’s Bands, 90’s Bands, Cover Bands, Dance Bands, Disco Bands, Fraternity & Sorority Bands, Funk Bands, Motown Bands
Location: Biloxi, Ms

About The Band

In September of 1990, Biloxian Robert Collier took the name of his Biloxi based 80's rock group MEET THE PRESS, teamed up with former SPINNERS guitarist/vocalist, Andrew Thomas, changed the sound from rock n' roll to funk and soul and then moved the base of the new funk group to Jackson, Mississippi. Over the years, MEET THE PRESS has shared the stage with The Whispers, Kool and The Gang, Peaboe Bryson, Average White Band, Night Ranger, blues legend Buddy Guy and Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame members, Little Richard and Bo Diddley. MTP has also been the on-stage band for Little Milton, and two more Rock n' Roll Hall of fame members, Percy Sledge and the one and only Jerry Lee Lewis. But now the group has moved from being a Mississippi/Southeast United States music mainstay to being nationally recognized. Modern Bride Magazine, a New York City based national publication has name MEET THE PRESS as one of the one hundred and fifty hottest bands in the country. The list, the first for MB, was compiled by an editorial board/committee that researched and combed the country for the best bands and DJ's in the U.S. After months of meetings, debates and many rounds of elimination, MEET THE PRESS was chosen and is the only Mississippi act to be on the list. The group has been recognized with state declarations by former Louisiana Governor, Mike Foster, former Mississippi Governor Kirk Fordice and current Mississippi Governor, Haley Barbour for the bands dedication to quality performances, excellence in music and as being ambassadors of goodwill for the State of Mississippi.

Joining Collier and Thomas on stage is bassist/vocalist Johnny Hubbard of Jackson and Meridian?s own John Alford on keyboards and vocals. John was once a member of Dorothy "Misty Blue" Moore's band and performed and recorded with Larry Graham of "One in a million" fame. After the 1999 tragic death of original drummer Paul Lee, MTP found former Jackson State "Sonic Boom" drummer/percussionist Lamond Jamison. Jamison, who makes his home in Jackson, has performed with blues artist Willie Clayton and has recorded with Grammy nominated jazz diva Cassandra Wilson.

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In closing, two quotes sum up the essence of this experience called MEET THE PRES

Available For:

College Bands, Corporate Events, Fraternity/Sorority Parties, Private Parties, Wedding Bands


Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations
Baby Come Back - Player
Boogie Shoes - KC & the Sunshine Band
Brick House - The Commodores
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Burn Rubber - Gap Band
Celebration - Kool & the Gang
Change My Mind - Tyrone Davis
Come and Get Your Love - Redbone
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
Dancing On the Ceiling - Lionel Richie
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Drift Away - Dobie Gray
Early In the Morning - The Gap Band
Easy - The Commodores
Electric Slide - Marcia Griffiths
Fire - Ohio Players
Get Down On It - Kool & the Gang
Get Down Tonight - KC & the Sunshine Band
Get Ready - The Temptations
Givin' It Up For Your Love - Delbert McClinton
Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Have I Told You Lately (That I love you) - Van Morrison
I'll Be Around - The Spinners
I'll Take You There - The Staples
Jailhouse Rock/ Hound Dog/ Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Medley
Let It Whip - Dazz Band
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Long Train Runnin' - Doobie Brothers
Love Song - The Cure
Love the One You're With - Stephen Stills
Love Train - The O'Jays
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Girl - The Temptations
No Parkin' Baby on the Dance Floor - Midnight Starr
Nobody Knows -Tony Rich Project
Old Time Rock N' Roll - Bob Seger
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Proud Mary - CCR
Roller Coaster - Ohio Players
Shaky Ground - Delbert McClinton
She's a Bad Mamma Jamma - Carl Carlton
Slippery When Wet - The Commodores
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Superstition/Stevie Medley - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Chicago - Blues Brothers
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
Unchain My Heart - Ray Charles
Vehicle - Ides Of March
Walkin' the Dog - Rufus Thomas
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Wouldn't Want to Be Like You - Alan Parsons Project