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Sixwire

Genre: Variety Bands
Location: Nashville, Tn
Price Range: $10000+

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About The Band

The friendship was formed long before the band, as guitarist Steve Mandile recruited bassist John Howard, drummer Chuck Tilley, and keyboardist Steve Hornbeak to be a part of singer Lee Greenwood's touring band, for which Mandile was band-leader.  An RCA Records solo artist named Andy Childs began regularly opening shows for Greenwood, and another future element fell in place, unbeknownst to the five.  Sometime later, Mandile, Howard, and Tilley would form an original band along with guitarist Robb Houston, who answered a cattle-call audition, but Mandile was never really comfortable with the position of frontman.  Mandile had been writing songs with Childs, and convinced him to come aboard.  Sixwire was born, and in less than a year was signed to Warner Brothers Records in Nashville...

Sixwire's first Warner Brothers release, produced by Mandile, debuted in the top 30, and spawned the chart hits LOOK AT ME NOW and WAY TOO DEEP.  Touring followed with the top artists of that time, and included appearances with Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Phil Vassar, and others.  When Sixwire departed Warner Brothers, some of the band members served as the house band on USA Network's NASHVILLE STAR for 3 seasons.  Sixwire was then chosen to be a part of a new show from the producers of AMERICAN IDOL featured on the FOX Network called THE NEXT GREAT AMERICAN BAND.  The three-month filming schedule required a temporary move to Los Angeles for the quintet, and established a larger nation-wide following than Sixwire's prior exposure from country radio.  With the new-found success and popularity, Sixwire returned to Nashville to become the house band for CMT's CAN YOU DUET for two seasons.  American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe along with his son Simon then recruited Sixwire to serve as house band on their new show CMT's NEXT SUPERSTAR, with Mandile serving as music director and associate producer.  Keyboardist Steve Hornbeak rejoined the line-up for the television shows, and has remained with the band ever since.

A call from ABC and LION'S GATE landed the members of Sixwire in a different role, as the backing band for character 'Rayna Jaymes' played by actress CONNIE BRITTON on ABC's new dramatic series titled 'NASHVILLE'.  The series is filmed entirely on location in Music City, and members of Sixwire can be seen regularly in scenes with Britton, and also with co-star CHARLES ESTEN who plays the character 'Deacon Claybourne'.  Esten befriended the band, and asked Sixwire to join him on tour, which sometimes also features actress CLARE BOWEN ('Scarlett O'Connor' on 'Nashville') and other cast members. 'NASHVILLE' is currently in its 5th season, and airing on its new home, CMT Network.

Through the years, members of Sixwire have played in the bands for FAITH HILL, ALABAMA, RANDY TRAVIS, RICHARD MARX, DELBERT McCLINTON, PHIL VASSAR, STEVE WARINER, PAM TILLIS, DOLLY PARTON, OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN, VINCE GILL, LEE GREENWOOD, BJ THOMAS, and many others.  Sixwire members have written songs that have been recorded by TIM McGRAW, BROOKS & DUNN, CHRIS CAGLE, SIR CLIFF RICHARD, LEE GREENWOOD, JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY, GEORGE CANYON, PHIL VASSAR, CAROLYN DAWN JOHNSON, and many more.  Collectively, Sixwire members have been seen on television programs that include AMERICAN IDOL, ABC's NASHVILLE, FOX's NEXT GREAT AMERICAN BAND, USA Network's NASHVILLE STAR, CMT's CAN YOU DUET, CMT's NEXT SUPERSTAR, THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, THE TODAY SHOW, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, THE VIEW, THE GRAMMY AWARDS, CMT's FLAMEWORTHY AWARDS, THE ACM AWARDS, THE CMA AWARDS, and many more. Sixwire has been featured entertainment at the Daytona 500, the NHL All-Star Game, the Bob Hope Classic (Career Builder Challenge), and most recently SUPERBOWL 51, as well as being the house band for the Charlie Daniels All-Star Jam and the ACM Awards After Party All-Star Jam.

Sixwire continues to tour year-round, and specializes in events featuring various guest stars that include cast members from ABC's NASHVILLE, classic rock stars KIM CARNES, STEVE CROPPER, JOHN ELEFANTE of KANSAS, MICKEY THOMAS of STARSHIP, DON FELDER of the EAGLES, FELIX CAVALIERE of the RASCALS, plus country music stars VINCE GILL, PHIL VASSAR, LARRY STEWART of RESTLESS HEART, WADE HAYES, NEAL McCOY, and dozens of others.  Sixwire is currently working on a new studio album for release in 2017.

Maybe you've seen them on stage in the back up band for Richard Marx, Dolly Parton, Faith Hill, Alabama's Randy Owen, and countless others. Maybe you've seen them on TV, in the house band for CMT's CAN YOU DUET, or USA Network's NASHVILLE STAR, CMT's NEXT SUPERSTAR, or you've seen them on the TONIGHT SHOW or LETTERMAN, in the band behind Randy Travis, Sara Evans, Brett Michaels or Jewel. Perhaps you know them as finalist on American Idol's THE NEXT GREAT AMERICAN BAND on FOX. Maybe you've heard songs they've written - recorded by TIM McGRAW, CHRIS CAGLE, PHIL VASSAR, International Pop-Star CLIFF RICHARD, Canadian Juno Award winner GEORGE CANYON, and dozens more. Maybe you know them from their Warner Brothers album which featured Billboard Chart Hits and music videos, or you've heard them playing and singing on other artists' songs on the radio, including Kenny Rogers, John Michael Montgomery, and a hundred others...but until you see them in person, you haven't seen one of the greatest bands in live entertainment...you haven't seen Sixwire.

An evening with Sixwire Band includes a high energy combination of the band's own hit songs, along with hits they've written for others, and performances of some of the greatest music by bands like the Eagles, Little River Band, the Doobie Brothers, the Police, Maroon 5, Train, and many others, executed with unmatched musicianship. You will see why Sixwire is 'first call' in Nashville for television shows and live events that require the most professional and experienced musicians in a self-contained band. Sixwire can perform a 75-90 minute show set, and then follow it with dance sets that include the best of Rock from the 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's, and today.

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Testimonials:

"Sixwire was EXCELLENT. From pre-event, event, to post event, they were beyond amazing.  I would recommend them to anyone and moreover will absolutely use them again. Their music is off the charts!  Very talented!"

Available For:

Corporate Events, Festivals, National Artists

Songlist

Here's a partial master list of cover songs that Sixwire can play. However, we can't possibly list ALL of the songs we know or that we can play, and we can't possibly play every song we know in one night. We choose based on the crowd response, age-group, etc at each individual event. But, for a reference, here's the list, in alphabetical order:

A LONG DECEMBER - Counting Crows
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE-The Beatles
Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
Ain't Too Proud To Beg - Temptations
AIN'T NO SUNSHINE - Bill Withers
All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
ALL STAR - Smashmouth
Amie - Pure Prairie League
AND SHE WAS - Talking Heads
ANTS MARCHING - Dave Matthews
BAKER STREET - Gerry Rafferty
BEAST OF BURDEN - The Rolling Stones
BEST I EVER HAD - Vertical Horizon
BIG SHOT - Billy Joel
BLISTER IN THE SUN - Violent Femmes
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
BORN TO RUN - Bruce Springsteen
BOYS OF SUMMER - Don Henley
BREAK UP SONG - Greg Kihn Band
BRICK HOUSE - Commodores
BROWN EYED GIRL - Van Morrison
Burnin' Love - Elvis Presley
CALLING ALL ANGELS - Train
Can't Get Enough Of Your Love - Bad Company
Can't Get Next To You - Temptations
Can't Help Myself - Four Tops
CARS - Gary Neuman
CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA - Oasis
CHANGE YOUR MIND - Sister Hazel
China Grove - Doobie Brothers
COME ON EILEEN - Dexy's Midnight Runners
COOL CHANGE - Little River Band
DANCE HALL DAYS - Wang Chung
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springstein
Danny's Song - Loggins & Messina
DAVID BOWIE - Medley
Day Tripper - Beatles
DE DOO DOO DOO - The Police
DECEMBER - Collective Soul
DO YA - ELO
DOCK OF THE BAY - Otis Redding
Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
DON'T DO ME LIKE THAT - Tom Petty
DON'T DREAM IT'S OVER - Crowded House
DON'T YOU FORGET - Simple Minds
DON'T STOP BELIEVING - Journey
DON'T WANNA BE - Gavin Degraw
DOWN UNDER - Men at Work
DRIFT AWAY - Dobie Gray
DROPS OF JUPITER - Train
Earth Angel - Platters
EASY - Commodores
EIGHT DAYS A WEEK - The Beatles
ELEANOR RIGBY - The Beatles
ENTER SANDMAN - Metallica
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE - The Police
EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD - Tears for Fears
FAMILY TRADITION - Hank Williams Jr.
FAVORITE MISTAKE - Sheryl Crow
FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE - Bad Company
FIRE AND RAIN-James Taylor
FLAKE - Jack Johnson
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
FOR A LITTLE WHILE - Original/Tim Mcgraw
Get Ready - Temptations
Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group
GIVE ME 1 REASON - Tracy Chapman
GLORY DAYS - Bruce Springsteen
GOOD GIRLS DON'T - The Knack
GOOD - Better Then Ezra
GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD - Elton John
Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
HAPPY TOGETHER - The Turtles
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
HEART OF THE MATTER - Don Henley
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
HOLD ME NOW - Thompson Twins
Hold On, I'm Comin' - Sam & Dave
HOLD ON - Original
HOLIDAY - Green Day
HONKY TONK WOMEN - Rolling Stones
Hot Legs - Rod Stewart
HOTEL CALIFORNIA - The Eagles
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF - Duran Duran
Hurts So Good - John Cougar Mellencamp
I CAN'T TELL YOU WHY - The Eagles
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
I WANT YOU TO WANT ME - Cheap Trick
I'M A BELIEVER - The Monkees
I'M ALRIGHT - Kenny Loggins
INTERSTATE LOVE SONG - Stone Temple Pilots
INTO TEMPTATION - Crowded House
IT'S MY LIFE - Talk Talk/No Doubt
JACK AND DIANE - John Mellencamp
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
JENNY JENNY - Tommy Tutone
JESSIE'S GIRL - Rick Springfield
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
JOSIE-steely dan
JUNGLE BOOGIE - Kool and the Gang
Keep Your Hands To Yourself - Georgia Satellites
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
LA VIDA LOCA - Ricky Martin
LAYLA - Eric Clapton
LEARN TO FLY - Foo Fighters
LEAVE YOUR HAT ON - Joe Cocker
LET'S STAY TOGETHER - Al Green
Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
Life In The Fast Lane - Eagles
LIFE'S BEEN GOOD - Joe Walsh
Listen To The Music - Doobie Brothers
Lonesome Loser - Little River Band
LONG COOL WOMAN - The Hollies
Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
Long Train Runnin' - Doobie Brothers
LOVIN', TOUCHIN', SQUEEZIN' - Journey
Lucille - Little Richard
Lying Eyes - Eagles
MAGGIE MAY - Rod Stewart
MAIN STREET - Bob Seger
Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty
MEET VIRGINIA - Train
MELT WITH YOU - Modern English
Memphis, Tennessee - Chuck Berry
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE - The Police
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Mony Mony - Tommy James & The Shondells / Billy Idol
MUSTANG SALLY - Wilson Pickett
My Girl - Temptations
MY OWN WORST ENEMY - LIT
MY SHARONA - The Knack
NO SUCH THING - John Mayer
Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Seger
ONE HEADLIGHT - The Wallflowers
ONE WEEK-barenaked ladies
ONE - Three Dog Night
ONLY THE LONELY - The Motels
Ooh, Baby, Baby - Smokey Robinson
OUR HOUSE - Madness
Papa Was A Rolling Stone - Temptations
PEG - Steely Dan
Peppermint Twist - Chubby Checker
PINK HOUSES - John Mellencamp
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Please Come To Boston - Dave Loggins
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
PRIDE AND JOY - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Promised Land - Chuck Berry
PURPLE RAIN - Prince
Rambling Man - Allman Brothers
RED RED WINE - UB 40
RIKKI DON"T LOSE THAT NUMBER - Steely Dan
ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT - Kiss
ROCK THIS TOWN - Stray Cats
Rockin' In The USA - John Cougar Mellencamp
ROLL TO ME - Del Amitril
RUN TO YOU - Bryan Adams
Running On Empty - Jackson Browne
SANTERIA - Sublime
SATURDAY NIGHT'S ALRIGHT - Elton John
SEMI CHARMED LIFE Third Eye Blind
SEPTEMBER - Earth Wind & Fire
SHINE - Collective Soul
Shout - Isley Brothers / Otis Day And The Nights
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
SISTER GOLDEN HAIR - America
SITTING WAITING WISHING - Jack Johnson
SMOOTH - Santana
Some Kind Of Wonderful - Grand Funk Railroad
SOMEDAY - Sugar Ray
SOMETHING ABOUT YOU - Level 42
SOMETHING SO STRONG - Crowded Hous
SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW - Keane
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Stand By Me - Ben E. King / Drifters
STAND - REM
STILL THE SAME - Bob Seger
STRAY CAT STRUT - Stray Cats
SUMMER OF 69 - Bryan Adams
SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT - Cory Hart
SURRENDER - Cheap Trick
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
SWEET CAROLINE - Neil Diamond
SWEET EMOTION - Aerosmith
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
TAINTED LOVE - Soft Cell
Take It Easy - Eagles
TAKE IT ON THE RUN - REO Speedwagon
Takin' Care Of Business - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP - The Romantics
TELEPHONE LINE-elo
TEMPTED - Squeeze
THE JOKER - Steve Miller
THE ONE I LOVE - REM
THE WAITING - Tom Petty
THE WAY - Fastball
THEN THE MORNING COMES - Smashmouth
Twist And Shout - Beatles
Twistin' The Night Away - Sam Cooke
Under The Boardwalk - Drifters
WALK THIS WAY - Aerosmith
Walking In Memphis - Mark Cohn / Lonestar
WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND - The Beatles
WE CAN WORK IT OUT - The Beatles
We Just Disagree - Dave Mason
WE'RE AN AMERICAN BAND - Grand Funk Railroad
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT U - The Romantics
When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
When Something's Wrong With My Baby - Sam & Dave
Whole Lotta Shakin' - Jerry Lee Lewis
WHY DON'T YOU GET A JOB - The Offspring
WHY GEORGIA WHY - John Mayer
WICKED GAME - Chris Isaak
Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
WONDERWALL - Oasis
YELLOW - Coldplay
YOU NEVER EVEN CALL ME BY MY NAME - David Allen Coe
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
YOU'RE A GOD- Vertical Horizon
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - The Righteous Brothers
Young Blood - Coasters
YOUR LOVE- The Outfield
Your Mama Don't Dance - Loggins & Messina