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Based out of the beautiful, small town of Fort Mill, SC, Threshold has become one of the Southeast’s most highly regarded and successful acts on the entertainment circuit today. With many years of experience and hundreds of engagements under their belts, they know exactly what it takes to entertain any gathering regardless of the occasion.

Threshold can provide the production needed for any event... from a small Country Club dance or wedding reception that needs minimal sound and lighting, to an outdoor festival or civic center-sized corporate event that needs sound and lighting for 15,000 people. With up to 120 lights and a brand new state-of-the art sound system, no function is too large or too small!

Threshold is equally comfortable and compatible with events ranging from festivals, fairs, private parties and corporate events to weddings, night clubs, college parties, proms and much more.

We don't just provide entertainment….We create it!!

There's something that's not tangible about what we do. It's the creation of a feeling...an energy or maybe a vibe. And managing that vibe is one of the hardest things to do.

Anyone can manage the task of simply speaking on a microphone or playing music but when we do it right everybody feels the difference.

There's a difference between a band that simply plays music specifically for your dance floor and a band that is engaging, that interacts with your guests, pays attention to your guests and the direction of the energy to make your reception all that you hoped for.

From making sure that you are lined up correctly for the introductions to making sure the Best Man and Maid of Honor are prepared for their toasts.

To make sure the photographers are in the right place for the special events that you choose.

We make sure that all those little details that you never see get taken care of. So you just see a nice transition from one event to the next.

We want to take the time to get to know you and find out what you are looking for.

And find out what makes you different.

Because no two weddings are alike nor should they be.

So we want to find out what makes you different so we can tailor everything that we do around what you're looking for.

Not only do we have a state of the art audio system we also have variety of lighting options. Venues and customers like our new Yamaha LS9-32 set up. No more bulky cables running across the floor for guests and staff to trip over. The console is set up side stage and we run sound wirelessly with an iPad. The iPad that's in the picture below runs our Virtual DJ Program and the MacBook Pro runs our moving lights, front stage lights and all uplighting for the event.

From dance floor lighting to uplighting to customized monograms that project your name in lights on the day that you get married.

This is one of the best ways you can use your resources to really customize your event and create the vibe you are looking for.

Our greatest thanks is when your guests come up and tell me what a great time they had.

That means that we got it "Just Right"!



Jamie Lee Lead singer, founder, and leader of the band.  

Before the formation of Threshold, Jamie sang a wide variety of music ranging from Gospel to Top 40 to Rock to Country. This variety has influenced the song list selection greatly to include a little bit of various styles of music. Jamie also scored six singles in the Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart as a solo artist.


Larry Smith (aka Chip) Guitar/Vocals

Chip started working with part-time party bands at the age of  9. He eventually went on the road full-time at age 21 and played in such local favorites as Brice Street and Stratus.  Chip has opened for acts such as Cheap Trick, Tom Petty, Boston, The Eagles and many others. 


Don Hamrick Drums

Don has been playing music professionally since age 13. Don is a graduate of Winthrop University with a degree in music and has toured with such groups as The Clovers and Billy Scott and the Prophets.  Don has also appeared as drummer for Bill Haley and the Comets in the CBS movie, “Shake, Rattle and Roll”.


Steve Busbin (aka Hollywood) Bass guitar/Vocals

Hollywood comes from a mainly Blues/Rock background and is considered one of the most talented and versatile musicians in the area.  His vocal abilities are a huge asset to the group, as is his sense of humor.

  Andy Gilliland (aka Sheriff Andy) keyboards/vocals

Andy is the newest member of the band and hails from Rock Hill, SC.  Andy has been very active in the local music scene for several years running a recording studio and playing in favorite regional  acts such as Calvin & Friends.




  • This Love - Maroon 5
  • Jesse’s Girl - Rick Springfield
  • Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
  • Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  • Brick House - The Commodores
  • Taking Care of Business - BTO
  • Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer
  • Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
  • Old Time Rock n Roll-  Bob Seger
  • Free Ride - Edgar Winter Group
  • One Thing Leads to Another - The Fixx
  • Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Shakey Ground - Delbert McClinton
  • Roll the Dice - Delbert McClinton
  • Hard to Handle - The Black Crowes
  • Kansas City - Traditional
  • In My Life - The Beatles
  • Moondance - Van Morrison
  • Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
  • The Thrill is Gone - BB King
  • Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
  • Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
  • Tush - ZZ Top
  • Jump - Van Halen
  • Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
  • In a Little While - Uncle Kracker
  • Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Superfreak - Rick James
  • Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  • Medley: I Feel Good
  •             Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag
  •             Living in America - James Brown
  • Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones
  • Hurts So Good - John Mellencamp
  • Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Walk This Way - Aerosmith
  • Long Cool Woman - The Hollies
  • Medley: Jungle Boogie
  •             Ladies Night
  •             Celebration - Kool & The Gang
  • Drift Away - Uncle Kracker
  • How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
  • Medley: Get Down Tonight
  •             Shake Your Booty
  •             That’s the Way (I Like It) - KC and the Sunshine Band
  • Rockin’ Me - Steve Miller
  • Keep Your Hands to Yourself - The Georgia Satellites
  • Some Kind of Wonderful - Grand Funk
  • Workin’ for the Weekend - Loverboy
  • Mama Told Me Not to Come - Three Dog Night
  • Born to Boogie - Hank Williams Jr.


  • Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me - Elton John
  • Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites
  • Everything I Do - Bryan Adams
  • Amazed - Lonestar
  • Could Not Ask for More - Edwin McCain


  • Carolina Girls - The Chairmen of the Board
  • How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
  • Miss Grace - The Embers
  • My Girl - The Temptations
  • Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters
  • Little Red Book - The Drifters
  • Be Young, Be Foolish - The Tams


  • Wedding Songs - First Dance Songs and Request
  • Dinner Music provided per request


Threshold Audio Demo


Hi Jamie,                         

Your band just recently played at my wedding reception at Alhambra Hall in Mt. Pleasant and I have to say it was the time of my life!!! You guys did an amazing job and I am still having people ask who ya’ll were and where I found you!! You guys have an ability to read a crowd and know what needs to be done to get everyone involved and you truly have talent…something that a lot of bands seem to lack. I only hope that ya’ll had half as much fun as we did. Thank you again and I would gladly be a reference for you any time one is needed. I hope that I have the pleasure of seeing Threshold again in the future. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!

Julie and Brian Clark

Dear Jamie:

Trey and I want to thank you and the other members of Threshold for an incredible job you did at my February wedding reception. Our night could not have been more perfect. After all of the pre-wedding planning, the bride really doesn’t want to worry about anything on her wedding night, including what the music will be like and whether people will enjoy it. And that’s exactly how I felt. I enjoyed every song, and the dance floor couldn’t have been more full. I also appreciated your openness to whatever the guests suggested. A groomsman was able to sing his favorite song at the microphone, my sister was able to sing a few songs along with the band, and Threshold played our beloved “Sweet Home Alabama”. We were glad our singing didn’t scare you off. But it wasn’t just the younger people on the dance floor. Some of our older guests truly enjoyed dancing to the fun beach music and oldies. To be honest, they showed us younger folks up.

Many of our friends have described the night as “Great”, “Fun”, “A Total Blast”, and “The Best Reception” they had ever been to. This is exactly the effect we wanted our reception to have, and it would never have been like that without Threshold. I cannot thank you enough. If you ever have a need for a recommendation, or if a bride-to-be is worried and wants assurance from a former bride how great you are, please give me a call. Thanks again and I hope to hear Threshold again someday!


Lydia Buxbaum King
Charleston, SC 


I want to thank you and all the members of THRESHOLD for the wonderful job you did at Laura and Dave’s wedding reception on June 19 at the String and Splinter. Thanks also for all you did in advance to work out the necessary details.

Your mix of music was great, and addressed the tastes of all ages present. Every detail was handled well and in a manner appropriate to the occasion, including all of the “emcee” duties that always are a part of wedding receptions.

I hope we have the good fortune to attend other functions at which you perform. You guys really are good!!


Fred Sams
High Point, NC


I would like to thank Threshold for their role in making my daughter’s wedding on March 20 very special. The band’s performance at the wedding reception at Bermuda Run Country Club was truly outstanding. Everyone and I mean everyone (300+) had positive comments about Threshold.

The band’s incredible talent and variety of music made for a great evening of entertainment. The dance floor was full all night. People were dancing that hadn’t danced in years. The band’s professionalism and attention to detail was very evident. The first dance songs for my daughter and I were done to perfection.

Again, thanks for making my daughter’s wedding day so special. The memories will last her for a lifetime. If I need a band in the future, you can rest assured that Threshold will be my pick.

You’re the Best,

Michael O. Ernst


You guys were FABULOUS!!!! Everyone there raved about how awesome Threshold was. You were a great MC and all of you guys truly rocked. You really made our wedding reception even more special and FUN! Anytime you need a recommendation I’ll be glad to give you one. I’ll even keep you in mind for any business events I do. Thank you again! THRESHOLD IS THE BEST!!!!

Carolyn C. Maiden
Event Marketing - Southeast
Charlotte, NC 

I have always maintained that the success of the prom is not determined by the countless hours spent in preparation and decoration.  Rather, the success of the prom is determined by the quality of the music. Threshold band made our prom extremely successful!!  You worked with the attendees – taking requests, involving the dancers, and bringing students up on stage. Our school is culturally and ethnically diverse; yet, you were able to perform music that appealed to the entire group. You worked with the school administration – full cooperation and honoring our professional requests.

 It was extremely satisfying and comforting to be in direct contact with you electronically. Your quick response to e-mails instilled confidence in your anticipated performance.  A working telephone number may not sound like a major item, but it was good to talk with you as needed.  Then, YOU WERE ON TIME for the event!!

 Professionalism is characteristic of your band and a very good reputation.  I would highly recommend your band to any group.  However, the most important fact is: ALL OF THE STUDENTS THOUGHT YOU WERE GREAT!!

With regards,

Larry Moore, Assistant Principal
Prom Coordinator

Dear Threshold Band 

You guys are great!  Thank you very much for being a large part of what our daughter and new son-in-law called to tell us was the best night of their lives.  Everyone wanted to know how we found you.  We told them it was just good luck.  What we did was ask our daughter what kind of music she wanted.  We picked out a song representative of that music.  I went online and searched party bands that had that song in their play list.  I played the different versions to my daughter and wife without telling them which band they were hearing. They selected the best sound.  Threshold was clearly the best. In addition to your talented performance, we were very impressed with your professionalism. You earned five stars from us in every category.  Thank you again. We could not be happier with the services you provided.  Please do not hesitate to use us as a reference

Sincerely yours,

Guy Jeter

I loved Threshold! they were willing to learn a new song for my first dance with my husband and they took all of my requests for songs to play! I could not have asked for a more accommodating band! They also were a blast! Everyone from grandparents to small children were on the dance floor having a GREAT time! I would HIGHLY recommend Threshold for your wedding or event!

-Meredith C, Spartanburg, SC

Threshold band members were very accommodating and professional. They interacted well with the crowd. We had a lot of positive comments. Our group had a Fantastic time!!

Will use them again next year for our Corporate party. Lynn Price

-Lynn P, Charleston, SC

Dear Jamie Lee & Threshold,

Thank you so much for being a huge part of our wedding day! Dave and I enjoyed every minute of it. Your music through dinner and the reception was Exceptional!! We had so many compliments on the music throughout the evening. Thank you so much for your time, energy and entertainment. You were Amazing!!

Trisha & Dave Goble

Dear Jamie Lee,

I want to sincerely thank you for making my daughter's wedding such a memorable occasion!!! Your professionalism and fun-loving spirit made the music and night come to life! We all greatly appreciated your involvement! Thanks for being such an integral part.

Tammi Byrd

Wedding Reception
The Hall @ Senate & Canal
Columbia, SC

Jamie Lee,

I can't tell you how much fun we had!!!! Threshold "exceeded expectations", and thoroughly entertained the crowd for the entire night. From the recessional music to the last dance friends were on their feet the entire night. I was so sore on Sunday because of all the dancing! My daughter asked for a fun wedding and she got it! You made it easy and fun for us... What great memories!

Bonnie Hensel
1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa
Lake Lure, NC

Jamie Lee & Threshold,

We had a BLAST!!! Everyone I have talked to goes on and on about you guys. You truly made the reception a HIT!! I never sing or dance and that's all I did all night long so that says something right there! Thank you so much for everything. You guys were great!!

Hope to see you again soon,

Laine Carpenter
RE/MAX 1st Choice
Greensboro, NC

Wedding Reception
Childress Vineyards
Lexington, NC

Hello Jamie,

The Hampton family would like to thank Threshold for an absolutely perfect evening!! Threshold was fantastic!! We loved the way you worked the crowd and they just couldn't get enough of your great music!! Everyone wanted to know where we found such a great band; and we were proud to say that they were from our home town of Fort Mill!!!! Charleston Loved You!!

Also, Jayne Long , director of the Mills House Hotel Catering had many compliments. She said that it was a pleasure working with you and that you were one of the nicest and most organized bands that she has dealt with..

A reception is only as great as it's band and ours was fantastic!!!!

Susan Hampton
259 South Downs Way
Fort Mill, S.C. 29708

Trisha Weishuhn
Wedding Reception
Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

I honestly had not heard Threshold live until the day of our wedding--and WOW did they impress! I had listened to their sample music and read a lot of their great reviews and I was convinced that they were the band I wanted to play at our wedding reception. Our event was held at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, and the band was willing to play great music during our plated dinner (their dinner music is highly recommended), which was great for us. We had so many compliments just during dinner! Afterwards, the real music began to play and I did not leave the dance floor the entire night! Threshold was great and I could not have asked for a better band!!




Song List

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Meet The Band