BroadSound

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BroadSound

Specializing in crowd interaction and versatility, this ten piece band is perfect for your wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah or corporate event.

The Band consists of ten pieces including four lead singers, one who doubles on piano, one on percussion and one on trumpet. A three piece horn section (trumpet, Saxophone and Trombone) and a tight four piece rhythm section. BroadSound is extremely versatile and performs all the top dance hits from pop/ rock to hip-hop, country, jazz, reggae, and salsa.

The Band’s inspiration comes from band leader Aaron Broadus. Aaron is a professor of music at Georgetown University and has performed with such artist as the Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Pattie Labelle and Common. Members also boast tremendous performance experience.

Singer songwriter and percussionist Jean Francis Varre is a terrific bilingual vocalist who speaks French, English and Spanish. He has performed with artists Lucy Brown of Atlantic Records, European sensation Omar and Latin Grammy nominee Gonzalo Grau & La Clave performing English and Latin music across the country.

Bassist and composer Hamilton Hayes is the former musical director for R&B stars Mario and Mya, He co-arranged Mario’s number one hit “Let Me Love You” and has orchestrated songs for Yolanda Adams and the world re-known Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. Hamilton has also served as the bassist for artists Clark Terry, William “Keter” Betts and Grammy Award winner Stephanie Mills,

Lead vocalist Alison Carney has performed with artists Dwele, Sy Smith and Grammy nominated artist Raheem DeVaughn. She is the former lead vocalist and co writer for the R&B group Yamama’Nym where she performed across the country and in Asia.

Pianist/Vocalist Stephanie Thomas is a songwriter and workshop clinician. She received her degree in music from the College of William and Mary where she studied both classical and Jazz music. Stephanie has received scholarships to perform in Pavia Italy and is a choir director at her church. She also performs with the all-female inspirational group HerSanctuary and is currently in the studio working on her debut CD.

Jonathan Laine is fantastic drummer and producer who has performed with the likes of Aretha Franklin, El DeBarge, Erykah Badu, Common, , Angie Stone, Meshell N’Degeocello, Dwele, Louie Bellson and Charlie Byrd. Jon has also produced for Grammy nominated artist Raheem DeVaughn and Grammy award winning engineer Frank Marchand.

Guitarist Robbie McDonald has been touring since he was a teenager. He has performed with artists Omar, Sy Smith and Grammy nominated artist Raheem DeVaughn and Crissette Michelle. Robbie also writes and produces for Discovery HD and CSTV under the initials rdm.
BroadSound Demo Video

2 comments

  1. Wedding

    The band was great! As a former musician, I understand how practice can impact the quality of any band and can say that Broadsound sounded wonderful! The band was in rhythm (in the pocket!) all night and with their soundman present, there was never a dip on the quality of their sound. At times, my guests felt like they were attending a concert, which reflects the excellent musicianship of the members.
    Broadsound is versatile to play many genres of music as my guests were comprised of older and younger folks. Also, some of my family have musical skills and they ‘sat in’ with Broadsound, which made for great family fun (and pics!).

  2. Wedding Reception

    They were AWESOME. the Dance floor was packed all night and our coordinator and photographer said they had never seen a wedding like that( a testament to the band and the guests). We asked them to play a recorded version of the Friday night light theme song and to our surprise they learned it and nailed it. Everyone said they had a great time. A couple people came up to me and said that they thought an iPod was playing and turned to see it was the band. We were complemented on them all night.

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