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We are a group that knows how to get everyone grooving while playing great dance music from the 50's to today. 80's rock, Motown, R&B, 70s funk, and more.
Our members have spent many years performing together.
We have been the pit band for many artists that visit South Florida including Kansas, Toto, Three Dog Night, Bad Company, Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Blues Image, Steppenwolf, Iron Butterfly, Vanilla Fudge, Molly Hatchett and more.
Our ever-growing song list includes classic tunes by The Beatles, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Journey, Al Green and many other classics, as well as modern artists like Pharell Williams, Bruno Mars, Black Eyed Peas, Pearl Jam, and many more!
We are here to accommodate any special requests you may have, from learning specific songs for your wedding day to having you come up and jam with us. You are hiring us to keep you and your guests entertained and on the dance floor for the entire event, and that is what we do best!
Drums • Vocals
Rick Collins is a drummer and vocalist from Buffalo, New York. Rick has been playing drums since kindergarten. Proudly, he was tossed out of kindergarten for making too much noise! His first paying gig was at age 14. His vocal styles emulate Don Henley Steve Perry, Bob Seger and Phil Collins.
Rick has played with many successful local bands throughout Buffalo and South Florida. He has also played with national acts including Kansas, Badfinger, Three Dog Night, Toto, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Spyro Gyra, Blues Image, Iron Butterfly, Steppenwolf, Allman Brothers and more.
In addition to being a devoted husband and father, Rick is also an entrepreneur, running a business catering to the telephone media needs of companies throughout the U.S.
When he's not playing music Rick also designs custom music-themed jewelry.
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Keyboards • Vocals • Guitar • Bass • Mandolin • Saxophone
Jilliann Collins is a multi-talented musician. A former Playboy Bunny, she is a vocalist and also plays keyboards, guitar, bass, saxophone and mandolin.
Jilliann started piano at age 4 and has played in many venues including theatre, with orchestras, choirs, as a dancer in national Las Vegas shows, and with many popular bands in South Florida. She has also played as part of a pit band that backed up many national acts touring South Florida.
In addition to raising a family, Jillian has also been a licensed pilot, and is a specialized registered nurse working in a cardiac surgical unit.
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Guitar • Vocals
Rick Curley is no stranger to the entertainment industry. At age six he became a member of the Screen Actors Guild, working in Miami TV, film and video commercials and documentaries and acting in several theatrical productions.
Along the way, he developed his passion for music, starting with drums and progressing to piano. As a sixth grader, a classmate brought in a shiny Fender Stratocaster and Rick was hooked on guitar.
Growing up in North Miami, his high school was within walking distance from world-famous Criteria recording studios and several music stores in the heart of "Studio City". Rick quickly learned that if he didn't get in the way, the studios and stores would let him hang out as long as he liked. He learned a lot just from osmosis, watching the pros at work. He also fell in love with the production environment.
The son of an engineer, Rick naturally gravitated to the "gadgets" of the trade and is an unapologetic gearhead. He also plys his craft in audio engineering, multimedia, and computers & networking.
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Ishmael The Rocket
Bass • Vocals
The journey for Ishmael began as a young boy growing up in a small village on the Caribbean island of Dominica. His father was an accomplished accordionist, banjo, flute and bass steel drum player.
Born McLean Francis, Ishmael attended the Christian Music School in Dominica at the age of ten. There he learned the basics of music; playing lead guitar, drums, and doing vocals while playing lead guitar in the local church choir. But of all the musical instruments he played he became fascinated by the steel band bass drum and the bass guitar.
An opportunity came for him in 1986 to migrate to the United States and once again he embarked on his musical journey. Within a year of arriving in the United States, an acquaintance introduced him to guitarist Richard Randazzo and drummer Mike Beaudeau. Little did he know that it would be the beginning of a lifelong relationship that would eventually turn into the popular group Brothers United.
Ishmael has been privileged to perform all over the U.S. He currently lives in Vero Beach, Florida with his wife and children.
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