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HotWax Band

Genre: 60’s Bands, 70’s Bands, Cover Bands, Dance Bands, Motown Bands, Oldies Bands, R&B Bands, Soul Bands, Variety Bands, Wedding Bands
Location: Austin, Tx
Price Range: $5000-$7500

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About The Band

Austin's premier show band has provided top quality entertainment for the last 20 years! The Hot Wax Band is a live celebration of classic soul music.

The Hot Wax Band began in 1986 as a musical review that emulated the high energy, choreography and costuming of the 60's soul music reviews. The HotWax Music Review established its act on sixth street backed by the popular cover band Special Interest in the then newly expanded Toulouse club. The owner, Larry Kyle, got into the act by actually performing "Jail House Rock" in the show. The HotWax Musical Revue exploded onto the stage with flashy and funky costumes. The powerful vocals of up to eight singers as well as smooth choreography brought standing room only crowds to Toulouse. There was nothing else like it on 6th street in Austin, Texas!

Hotwax Band became fully independent after the departure of their founding manager and creator Dave Steakley in 1987. The vocalists reformatted the show, scaling the show down to four singers and hiring former house-band members from Ellington's where the concept of an authentic 60's musical review first emerged. The Hotwax band said goodbye to Toulouse and established it's home base at Anchovies which was the home of the popular band Duck Soup. Anchovies allowed Hotwax entry into the profitable world of party show bands. These high-energy events included corporate events, charity fund raisers, opening for touring bands, weddings, and private parties.

When Anchovies closed in 1991 Hotwax moved its home back to West Sixth street and performed regularly at Top of the Marc above the famous Katz's Deli. The Hot Wax Band shared a special relationship with Top of the Marc and the people of Austin and brought fans back year after year. The sincere emotional connection between audience and performers made each appearance at Top of the Marc a special event.

The entertaining qualities that have made Hotwax Band a continuing success have been their genuine passion for dance music and style of showmanship from the 50's and 60's. Great names like The Platters, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye,Gladys Knight, Sam and Dave and Aretha Franklin were icons that guided the style of Hotwax. They were truly the best ever created. The vocal harmonies and powerful leads of this classical music required multiple vocalists capable of singing the back-up parts accurately. Hotwax has been blessed over the years to have had some of the best singers in Austin perform with the band.

Thanks to all the singers and musicians and especially the fans who have kept this band together for a long time. With the public's continuing support Hotwax will continue to play on a full tank of high octane dance music which will keep you moving till you drop. This is participant fueled fun.

For booking information on the Hot Wax Band or to book or hire this band for your wedding reception, college event, corporate function or concert, click on the "Book Artist Today" tab below.

Available For:

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

Songlist

AIN'T NO MOUNTIAN HIGH
AIN'T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING
AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG
BOOGIE NIGHTS
CAN'T GET NEXT TO YOU
CAN'T HURRY LOVE
CAR WASH
COME SEE ABOUT ME
COOL JERK
DANCIN IN THE STREETS
DO YOU LOVE ME
DOCTOR FEELGOOD
EVERYDAY PEOPLE
GET READY
GOOD TIMES
GOT TO BE REAL
GRAPEVINE - GK
HEATWAVE
HOLD ON I'M COMING
IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN
I'M EVERY WOMAN
JUST MY IMMAGINATION
KEEP ME HANGING ON
KEEPIN ON
LAND OF 1000 DANCES
LET'S GET IT ON
LET'S STAY TOGETHER
LOVE CHILD
MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA
MONEY
MY GIRL
NEVER LOVED A MAN
NOWHERE TO RUN TO
ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
ONLY YOU
REFLECTIONS
RESCUE ME
RESPECT
ROCK ME A LITTLE WHILE
ROCK STEADY
SAY A LITTLE PRAYER FOR YOU
SHAKE YOUR TAILFEATHER
SHAME
SHOUT
SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED
SING A SIMPLE SONG
SOUL MAN
STAND BY ME
TEARS OF A CLOWN
TELL MAMMA
THE WAY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO
TRACKS OF MY TEARS
TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS
TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY
UPTIGHT
WALK ON BY
WHAT'S GOING ON
YOUR THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME