Boys' Night Out

Boys' Night Out

BandR&B

Boys' Night Out (BNO) was organized in 1983 with the goal of recreating performances of the rhythm and blues (R&B) music that had been popular with teenagers in the south during the late 1960s.

Biography

Boys' Night Out's first public performance was at the Oak Ridge Azalea Festival on May 5, 1984, and they have played a busy schedule ever since.

BNO is strictly an R&B/Beach band; we don't play country, we don't play Top 40, we don't play disco.

Despite owning over $25,000 worth of equipment needed to deliver professional-quality performances, BNO is a hobby band. Band members, who all have full-time day jobs, include business owners, engineers, physicists, lawyers, and consultants. Many of the band's bookings are for special community events or charity fund raisers. To ensure that it doesn't become a full-time job, the band limits performances to twice a month.

Membership is primarily contingent on a personal commitment to R&B and Beach music and getting onboard with the BNO philosophy (i.e., "We're doing this for fun, and we play because we love the music.")

Over the years BNO has been invited to share the stage with numerous well-known professional acts. The band has provided musical back-up for R&B greats Percy Sledge (When a Man Loves a Woman), Archie Bell (Do the Tighten-Up), and Clifford Curry (She Shot a Hole in My Soul); and has opened shows for the Judds, Nell Carter, the Oak Ridge Boys, Jan and Dean, the Platters, the Impressions, Eddie Rabbitt, Marcia Ball, B.J. Thomas, the Chairmen of the Board, the Tams, and Lee Greenwood.

BNO's current repertoire of over 140 classic R&B or Beach selections has been formally archived into musical arrangements in 20 separate medleys. The band's charts are prepared by Don Batchelor, Clint Eskew, and Jake Alexander. Bruce Giles doubles as Business Manager, and schedules performances up to a year in advance. Mark Wright is BNO's equipment manager and sound engineer. Jeff Moser serves as the band's emcee and as DJ for the popular disco dance programs that are featured during the band's breaks.

Discography

Beach Music In My Soul
CD Baby

Set List

I Love Beach Music Medley:
• I Love Beach Music
• Ms. Grace
• Hold Back The Night
• Ain’t No Big Thing
• Would You Believe
• Tell it Like It Is

Sweet Soul Medley:
• Sweet Soul Music
• Midnight Hour
• Out of Sight
• Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag
• Try Me

Treat her Right Medley
• Treat her Right Medley
• Brown Eyed Girl
• Domino
• Have I told You Lately That I Love You

Knock on Wood Medley:
• Knock on Wood
• Open the Door to your Heart
• My Girl
• Monkey Time
• For Your Precious Love

Temps Tops Medley:
• Get Ready
• Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
• Loosing You
• Reach Out—I’ll Be There
• Baby I need Your Loving
• Can’t Help Myself

Soul Stew Medley:
• Memphis Soul Stew
• Twist & Shout
• Hold On I’m Coming
• She Shot A Hole In My Soul
• When A Man Loves A Woman
• Who’s Making Love To Your Old Lady

Delbert Medley:
• Can I Change My Mind
• Mustang Sally
• Since I Fell For You

Sing Along Medley:
• Louis, Louis
• Double Shot of My Baby’s Lov