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The Coastal Breeze Band

The Coastal Breeze Band is a fun and interactive variety band from Columbia SC which features some of the regions most talented and reputable musicians. God has blessed us to be able to perform for great people all over the Southeast... and we love what we do!

Coastal Breeze is a true variety band that can perform dance music hits of many genres. We feature the best hits of Motown, Beach, Soul, Funk, Pop, Retro hits of the 70's, 80's, 90's, Disco, Country, Rock & Roll, Jazz, Swing, and Blues.

With our extensive musical library, Coastal Breeze works to develop custom musical play lists catered to each performance and each client. We will work with you to develop a custom program for your event, or you can leave it up to our experience to provide a great musical program for you.

We offer 3 fantastic lead vocalists featuring the vocals of Joey Hodge, Joe Miller, and Kristi Kirk Hood. We offer outstanding live musicians featuring some of the region's top musicians, Bryson Borgstedt, Kyle Whitlock, Chuck Campbell, Jay Jenny, and Joe Miller. We play live music only...(no pre-recorded tracks)! We feature fantastic backup vocals, superior soloists, a tight rhythm section, fabulous horns, superb arrangements, pro-gear, class, style, sophistication, and proper song selection from our extensive list of the most requested and popular dance and party songs ever recorded. Mix all of that with an experienced and talented band leader who understands crowd reaction and response, and you get the recipe for an outstanding first class band...The Coastal Breeze Band!

Coastal Breeze is one of the most sought after bands on the East coast and is the premier choice for live musical entertainment for wedding receptions, street dances, concerts corporate functions, festivals, parties, or anywhere there is a need for fantastic live music. Put our experience performing for 1000s of clients and events to work for you.

Coastal Breeze can play fantastic cocktail jazz and then rock the house with party and dance favorites to keep the dance floor full all night! We specialize in playing recognizable and popular songs that make people feel good and touch emotions, and we pride ourselves on playing with great musicality.... AND... without the "cheese" you get from many other bands and DJs. We don't need costumes, gimmicks, or cheesy choreography to do it right! Our formula is simple; we combine great music with great musicians... and the result is The Coastal Breeze Band!

We also pride ourselves on being able to learn new material for our clients as well as being flexible with our clients tastes. If a song is not currently on our list, we'd be happy to learn it if we don't already play it! And if you don't like certain songs or styles, we won't play them!

If you want great music played with class and style, a full dance floor, and an unforgettable time, there is only one choice... You must have Coastal Breeze!


Joe: Thanks so much for your e-mail. Everything was perfect for the rehearsal dinner including Coastal Breeze. So many people asked us about you that I believe you will be back in Augusta. So glad you had a good time as well. Your group added a festive ambiance to our entire evening that people feel even when they don't seem to be paying attention. Thank you for your attention to our expressed wishes on music selection and for sharing your very obvious musical gifts with us. The talent in your band is both natural and practiced giving a very professional performance which is greatly appreciated by our family. Thank you again for making Wilson and Anna's rehearsal evening so special.-- Terri Allgood

Coastal Breeze band is wonderful all around!! They helped make our wedding reception as much fun as it was. When our friends and family bring up what a great time they had at our wedding, Coastal Breeze is always mentioned!! I highly recommend them for any fun occasion!! -- Jessie

Joe, I have been meaning to email you since we got back from the honeymoon to tell you how much we enjoyed ya'll playing at the reception! It was perfect and so much fun! I've had a ton of people ask me about ya'll, as a matter of fact, a bride named Nicole Collins MIGHT be contacting you to play at her reception next year, she was in the crowd and loved you guys and has since emailed me for some information on you! Thanks for being so easy to work with, and for setting up the mic for the minister. I gave you guys very positive feedback on the website :-) Thanks again, and take care! -- Katie Robinson

Joe: You guys did a super job for our fundraiser! Everyone on the committee was very pleased with your performance and your band received nothing but positive comments from the crowd. We would like to book you to come again next year if the dates work out. They probably will not set a date until the spring/early summer. I'll give you a heads up when they do to see if your available and hopefully we can get that taken care of earlier if everything works out. Thanks again man, and let me know if you need anything! -- Ken W.

Coastal Breeze did an awesome job at our daughter’s wedding. They are very professional, play a wide selection of great music and a pleasure to work with. They truly are a talented group of musicians! The selection of the band was extremely important as we had a formal sit down dinner reception with all the frills! Coastal Breeze brought tears to my eyes as they played the father-daughter dance (one they learned special for the day).. They did a better job than the original artist! The guests are still “singing” their praises, as are our family and our daughter and her new husband! -- Susan Riley

Joe: I’ve gotten EXCELLENT comments from our employees and guests on the performance of Coastal Breeze at our Christmas Party last Friday! I just received confirmation from our CEO informing me to book Coastal Breeze for our Christmas Party next year! Again, thanks to you and your fellow band members for a wonderful evening and we look forward to working with you again next year. -- George B., Human Resources Director, Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company


Ain't No Sunshine

Ain't Too Proud To Beg

At Last

Brown Eyed Girl

Carolina Girls

Don't Know Why


Great Balls Of Fire

Hard To Handle

I'm A Believer

I Got You (I Feel Good)

I Saw Her Standing There

Just The Way You Are

Knock On Wood

More Today Than Yesterday

Mustang Sally

My Funny Valentine

My Girl

Need You Now

Put Your Head On My Shoulder

Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay

Summertime's Calling Me



Party/Dance Favorites

1999 - Prince
All Summer Long - Kid Rock
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Domino - Van Morrison
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Electric Slide - Marcia Griffiths
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
Good Lovin' - The Rascals
Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
Long Train Runnin' - The Doobie Bros
Louie, Louie - The Kingsmen
Love Shack - B-52's
Margarittaville - Jimmy Buffett
Mony, Mony - The Shondells
Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Seger
Only The Good Die Young - Billy Joel
Only Wanna Be With You - Hootie
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Shake, Rattle, & Roll - Bill Haley
Sway - Michael Buble
Sweet Caroline - Neal Diamond
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take On Me - A Ha
Wild Thing - The Troggs
Wild Wild West - Escape Club
Wipe Out - The Surfaris
And more!


Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations
Boogie Shoes - KC & The Sunshine Band
Brick House - The Commodores
Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Dance To The Music - Sly & The Family Stone
Dancing In The Street - Martha & The Vandellas
Get Down Tonight - KC & The Sunshine Band
Groove Me - King Floyd
Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
Hold On I'm Coming - Sam And Dave
I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
I Heard It Thru The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Jungle Boogie - Kool And The Gang
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
Love Roller Coaster - Ohio Players
Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On - Cheatham
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Pink Cadillac - Bruce Springsteen
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Shake Your Booty - KC And The Sunshine Band
Shotgun - Jr. Walker & The All Stars
Shout - Isley Brothers
Some Kind Of Wonderful - Grand Funk Railroad
Soul Man - Sam And Dave
Superfreak - Rick James
That's The Way I Like It - KC & The Sunshine Band
The Twist - Chubby Checker
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
YMCA - The Village People
And more!

Ballads/Slow Jamz

Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Amazed - Lonestar
At This Moment - Billy Vera & The Beaters
Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle
Color My World - Chicago
Come Rain Or Come Shine- Arlen & Mercer
Desperado - The Eagles
Don't Know Why I Didn't Come - Norah Jones
Easy Like Sunday Morning - The Commodores
Faithfully - Journey
Groovy Kind Of Love - Phil Collins
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
I'll Be - Edwin McCain
I Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis
I Could Not Ask For More - Edwin McCain
I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
I Loved Her First - Heartland
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Lady In Red - Chris Deburgh
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
My Funny Valentine - Rodgers & Hart
My Little Girl - Tim McGraw
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
Ohh Baby Baby - The Miracles
Put Your Head On My Shoulder - Paul Anka
She's Everything - Brad Paisley
Since I Fell For You - Buddy Johnson
Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
We've Got Tonight - Bob Seger
When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You've Lost That Lovin Feelin - Righteous Bros
You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
And more!



A Night In Tunisia - Dizzy Gliespie
All Blues - Miles Davis
All The Things You Are - Kern
Autumn Leaves - Prevert
Blue Bossa - Kenny Dorham
Body & Soul - Heyman, Sour, Eaton, Green
Bye Bye Blackbird - Henderson, Dixon
Cantelope Island - Herbie Hancock
Caravan - Juan Tizol
Days Of Wine And Roses - Mancini
Frankenstein - Edgar Winter
Girl From Ipanema - Jobim
Green Dolphin Street - Kaper, Washington
How Insensitive - Jobim
In A Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington
Morning Dance - Spyro Gyra
Old Cape Cod - Rothrock, Yakus, Allan
Over The Rainbow - Harold Arlen
Round Midnight - Thelonious Monk
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
St. Thomas - Sonny Rollins
Stardust - Hoagy Carmichael
Stella By Starlight - Victor Young
Stolen Moments - Oliver Nelson
Sugar - Stanley Turrentine
Take The A Train - Billy Strayhorn
Tenderly - Walter Gross
Tennessee Waltz - Pee Wee King
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Wonder
And more!


All Of Me - Marks, Simons
As Time Goes By - Hupfeld
At Last - Etta James
Begin The Beguine - Cole Porter
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke
Fever - Cooley , Davenport
Fly Me To The Moon - Sinatra
Georgia On My Mind - Hoagy Carmichael
I Could Write A Book - Rodgers & Hart
I Love You For Sentimental Reasons - Best
It Had To Be You - Jones, Kahn
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - The Buckinghams
Misty - Garner
Moon River - Mancini
Moondance - Van Morrison
Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller
Night And Day - Cole Porter
Orange Colored Sky - Delugg, Stein
Our Love Is Here To Stay - Gershwin
Route 66 - Bobby Troup
Stormy Monday - T Bone Walker
Summer Wind - Mayer, Mercer
Summertime (The Livin Is Easy) - Gershwin
The Nearness Of You - Hoagy Carmichael
The Very Thought Of You - Ray Noble
The Way You Look Tonight - Kern, Fields
Unforgettable - Irving Gordon
What A Wonderful World - Thiele, Weiss
When I Fall In Love - Young, Heyman
And more!


39-21-40 Shape - The Showmen
Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy - The Tams
Brenda - O C Smith
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Carolina Girls - Chairmen Of The Board
Fools Fall In Love - The Drifters
Givin' It Up For Your Love - Delbert McClinton
Hold Back The Night - The Trammps
How Sweet It Is - Marvin Gaye
I'm Just A Gigolo - Louis Prima
I Can't Help Myself - The Four Tops
I Love Beach Music - The Embers
It's Alright - The Impressions
Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison
Little Red Book - The Drifters
Miss Grace - The Tymes
More Today Than Yesterday - Spiral Starecase
My Girl - The Temptations
Part Time Party Time Man - The Futures
Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters
Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Sixty Minute Man - The Dominoes
Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Summertime's Calling Me - The Catalinas
Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
Up On The Roof - The Drifters
With This Ring - The Platters
And more!



Audio Samples

Song List