Johan & The Panache Band

Johan & The Panache Band

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Johan and The Panache Band will make you groove on the dance floor shaking your tail feathers! ! Smooth, funky old school R&B & Funk standards from the greatest artists in the house!

Biography

Johan and The Panache Band celebrate the old school R & B standards of the greatest artists. Johan's charisma, vocals, style, positive vibes and rendition of the standards in his own style will have you up on the dance floor!

Johan & the Panache Band play the greatest old-school classics from the greatest R & B/Soul & Funk artists! Earth Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, The Commodores, Morris Day & The Times, Rick James, James Brown, Parliament Funkadelics, Bob Marley, Kool & The Gang, Lionel Richie, Luther Vandross, Barry White, Bobby Caldwell...all the most popular standards that we love to dance, hum or reminisce to! Members of The panache Band are seasonned musicians with extensive pro background.

Press Review from Under Covers Our Stage:

"In my opinion, the best cover of this song on the site is performed by OurStage artist Panache Band. They open the song with solo piano instead of two guitars like the original, allowing the listener to hear all moving parts in one place. Moreover, the method of recording used for this introduction, and the addition of dissonant notes, makes the piano sounds natural and sophisticated. They alter the brass as well, manipulating the opening horn riff just enough to make it unique from the original, a trend that develops throughout the piece; similar sounding enough to create the same energy and feeling, but imaginative enough to gloat about its own knack. The most unattainable disparity between this rendition and the 1979 version is the singing. Obviously, Maurice White’s vocal ability is nearly impossible to replicate. Instead of trying to perfect the falsetto, Panache Band singer Johan belts the lyrics out in a lower octave. And though at first this may seem like a cop out, it adds a raspy strength to the vocal line that’s absent in the original. Besides, the overflowing brass section adequately compensates for any lacking high frequencies. Lastly, they lay the icing on the funk cake with quietly lurking organ riffs throughout—a perfect wildcard addition to make the song their own.!"

Johan is the lead singer, born in St Louis MO he picked up his first guitar at the age of 6 years old and went on to tour with the Gospel Airs and his band "Talk of the Town" in Germany & Europe. In LA he has performed the gig circuits from UBG to Pig N' Whistle and The Palladium in Hollywood.

The Panache Band will make your special event a night to remember!

Discography

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Set List

We personalize our versatile songlist for our gigs and audience.

Typically we do two 45 minute sets.

Choose from the greatest Old School R & B, Rock N Roll, Reggae Greats.

Sample repertoire:

Lovely day, September, Use Me up, Feelin Alright, Superstitious, Funky Music, Work to Do, Ain't No Stopping Us Now,Just My imagination, My Girl,
Sex Machine, Brick House, Jungle Love,Ladies Night, Hollywood Swingers, Jungle Boogie, The Bird, What You won't do 4 Love, What's Goin On?
Thrill Is Gone, Mustang Sally, Dock of The bay, Shot The Sheriff, SDtir it Up, Ecstasy, easy. School Boy Crush etc...

The Panache band is versatile and will create new set list depending on the venue and occasion.

Full cover tune songlist on request