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8-PIECE LINEUP

2 Female Vocals, Male Vocal, Guitar/Vocal, Keyboards/Vocal, Bass, Drums/Vocal, Saxophone

ABOUT THE BAND

1st Generation Band

The 1st Choice for Every Generation

Whether your event is a wedding, a formal fundraising gala, a corporate function, or just good friends gathering for a fun party, the 1st Generation Band knows exactly what it takes to give your guests the time of their lives. The band combines veteran experience with contemporary style, bringing a professional and high-energy approach that creates an atmosphere of fun and excitement to make your special occasion a complete success. From Motown to current hits, soul to classic rock, 70s and 80 . . .

SONGLIST

A Fool In Love - Tina Turner
A Whole New World - Aladdin Soundtrack
Ain't Leaving Without You - Jaheim
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing - Marvin Gaye
Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations
All Blues - Miles Davis
All I Do Is Win - DJ Khaled
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
All of Me - Frank Sinatra
All of Me - John Legend
Always There - Ronnie Laws
Always and Forever - Heatwave
Angel - Anita Baker
Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
Another Part of Me - Michael Jackson
Anytime - Eddy Arnold
Apache - Sugar Hill Gang
At Last - Etta James
Autumn Leaves - Bill Evans
Baby Come Back - Player
Back that Thang Up - Juvenile
Bad Girls - Donna Summer
Bad Habit - Maxwell
Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy - The Tams
Beautiful - Snoop Dogg
Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
Before I Let Go - Maze
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
Blue - Leanne Rimes
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen
Brick House - The Commodores
Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
California Gurls - Katy Perry
Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Candy - Cameo
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Cha Cha Slide - The Allstars
Chain Gang - Sam Cooke
Chameleon - Herbie Hancock
Chicago Song - David Sanborn
Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band
Christmas Rappin' - Kurtis Blow
Close to You - Burt Bacharach
Cold Sweat - James Brown
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Compared to What - Al Jarreau
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy - Patsy Cline
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Cruisin' - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Cry Me a River - Ray Charles
Cupid - Sam Cooke
Cupid Shuffle - Cupid
DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love - Usher
Dancing in the Streets - Martha & The Vandellas
Danny's Song - Loggins & Messina
December 1963 (Oh What a Night) - Four Seasons
Deep Waters - Incognito
Deja Vu - Beyonce
Disco Lady - Johnnie Taylor
Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
Do You Love Me - The Contours
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Don't Look Any Further - Dennis Edwards
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Don't Stop the Music - Rihanna
Don't Worry About a Thing - Bob Marley
Down Home Blues - Z.Z. Hill
Dr. Feelgood - Aretha Franklin
Dream On - Aerosmith
Drive - The Cars
Drive By - Train
Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg
Dust in the Wind - Kansas
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Evergreen - Barbra Streisand
Everlasting Love - Love Affair
Everything Must Change - Traditional
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Family Affair - Mary J. Blige
Feel Like Making Love - Roberta Flack
Fire & Desire - Rick James
Flashlight - Parliament-Funkadelic
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
For The Good Times - Al Green
For You - Traditional
For the Love of You - Isley Brothers
Freeway of Love - Aretha Franklin
Friends and Strangers - Ronnie Laws
Funky Good Time - James Brown
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Get This Party Started - Pink
Get Ur Freak On - Missy Elliot
Give it To Me Baby - Rick James
God Bless America - Traditional
God Bless the Child - Billie Holiday
Golden - Jill Scott
Good Feeling - Flo Rida
Good Kisser - Usher
Good Morning Heartache - Billie Holiday
Got to Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
Got to Give It Up - Marvin Gaye
Green Dolphin Street - Traditional
Green Light - John Legend
Happy - Pharrell
Heartache Tonight - The Eagles
Heatwave - Martha & The Vandellas
Hey Soul Sister - Train
Hey Ya - Outkast
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
Hold Me, Thrill Me - Mel Carter
Hold On, I'm Coming - Sam & Dave
Honey Bee - Grady Champion
Hot Hot Hot - Buster Poindexter
Hot In Herre - Nelly
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
How Do I Live - Shania Twain
How Sweet It Is - Marvin Gaye
I Blame You - Ledisi
I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt
I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles
I Can't Tell You Why - The Eagles
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Gotta Feeling - Black-Eyed Peas
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
I Loved Her First - Heartland
I Made it Through the Rain - Barry Manilow
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
I Won't Let Go - Rascal Flatts
I Wonder - Young Duggie
I'll Take You There - Staples Singers
I'm Every Woman - Chaka Khan
I'm Going Down - Mary J. Blige
Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
If I Had No Loot - Tony Toni Tone
If I Were Your Woman - Gladys Knight
If Only For One Night - Luther Vandross
If This World Were Mine - Marvin Gaye
If You Think You're Lonely Now - Bobby Womack
If Your Girl Only Knew - Aaliyah
In My Life - The Beatles
In a Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington
In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
In the Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Into The Mystic - Van Morrison
It Never Rains in Southern California - Tony Toni Tone
It Seems Like You're Ready - R. Kelly
It's Ecstacy When You Lay Down Next To Me - Barry White
It's Love - Jill Scott
Jamaica Funk - Tom Brown
Joy and Pain - Maze
Juicy Fruit - Mtume
Jump - Van Halen
Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Just Fine - Mary J. Blige
Just My Imagination - The Temptations
Just a Kiss - Lady Antebellum
Just a Pill - Pink
Just in Case - Jaheim
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Keep Forgetting - Michael McDonald
Killer Joe - Atlantic Star
King of the Dance Hall - Beenie Man
Kiss - Prince
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
La Bamba - Los Lobos
Ladies Night - Kool & The Gang
Let it Whip - Dazz Band
Let's Chill - Buddy Guy
Let's Get it On - Marvin Gaye
Let's Go Dancing - Kool & The Gang
Let's Groove Tonight - Earth, Wind & Fire
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Like a G6 - Far East Movement
Lost Without You - Robin Thicke
Love Always - KC & JoJo
Love Ballad - LTD
Love Changes - Mother Finest
Love Lift Me Up - Joe Cocker
Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson
Love Shack - The B-52's
Love TKO - Teddy Pendergrass
Love and Happiness - Al Green
Love on Top - Beyonce
Low - Snoop Dogg
Mama Tried - Merle Haggard
Man! I Feel Like a Woman - Shania Twain
Maputo - Cole Porter
Maria Maria - Santana
More Today than Yesterday - Spiral Staircase
Mother Popcorn - James Brown
Mr. DJ - Usher
Mr. Magic - Grover Washington
Murder She Wrote - Chaka Demus
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Funny Valentine - Miles Davis
My Girl - The Temptations
My Little Girl - Tim McGraw
My My My - Johnnie Gill
My Way - Frank Sinatra
My Wish - Rascal Flatts
Neither One Of Us - Gladys Knight
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
Nice and Slow - Usher
No Letting Go - Wayne Wonder
No No No - Dawn Penn
No One - Alicia Keys
Nobody - Keith Sweat
OMG - Usher
Offering - Avett Brothers
Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Seger
On A Clear Day - Tony Bennett
On Broadway - George Benson
Open Arms - Journey
Outstanding - Gap Band
PYT (Pretty Young Thing) - Michael Jackson
Paparazzi - Lady Gaga
Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus
Payphone - Maroon 5
People Make the World Go 'Round - Ramsey Lewis
Pin De River - Elephant Man
Play that Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Pretty Wings - Maxwell
Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
Pull Up to My Bumper - Grace Jones
Remember The Time - Michael Jackson
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Ribbons in the Sky - Stevie Wonder
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Rocky Top - Osbourne Brothers
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Route 66 - Traditional
Royals - Lorde
Rude Boi - Rihanna
Running Away - Maze
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Say Yes - Floetry
Secret Lovers - Atlanta Rhythm Section
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Sexy MF - Prince
Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) - Michael Jackson
Share My Life - KEM
Share My Love - LTD
Shout - Isley Brothers
Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Single Ladies - Beyonce
Smooth - Santana
Smooth Operator - Sade
Something to Talk About - Bonnie Raitt
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Song for Mama - Boyz II Men
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Stand by Me - Ben E. King
Starships - Nicki Minaj
Start Me Up - Rolling Stones
Step in the Name of Love - R. Kelly
Still a Friend of Mine - Incognito
Stolen Moments - Oliver Nelson
Stormy Monday - Eva Cassidy
Strokin' - Clarence Carter
Sugar - Traditional
Sugar - Maroon 5
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch - The Temptations
Summertime - George Gershwin
Sunny - Bobby Hebb
Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
Super Freak - Rick James
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Thing - Chaka Khan
Take Five - Dave Brubeck
Take The A Train - Duke Ellington
Take Your Time - Sam Hunt
Teach Me Tonight - Phoebe Snow
That's The Way I Like It - K.C and the Sunshine Band
That's The Way Of The World - Earth, Wind & Fire
That's the Way Love Goes - Janet Jackson
The Best Is Yet To Come - Frank Sinatra
The Boy is Mine - Brandy & Monica
The Long Way Home - Norah Jones
The Look of Love - Diana Krall
The Nearness of You - Duke Ellington
The Thrill is Gone - B.B. King
The Time of My Life - Dirty Dancing Soundtrack
The Way - Jill Scott
The Way You Do The Things You Do - The Temptations
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
The Way You Move - Outkast
There Goes My Baby - Charlie Wilson
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
This Love - Maroon 5
This Year's Love - David Gray
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Tighten Up - James Brown
Too Close - Next
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Turn Back the Hands of Time - Tyrone Davis
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Two Occasions - Babyface
Umbrella - Rihanna
Unbreakable - Alicia Keys
Unforgettable - Cole Porter
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Urgent - Foreigner
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
We Are The Champions - Queen
We Found Love - Rihanna
What Does It Take - Junior Walker
What You Won't Do For Love - Bobby Caldwell
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
What's My Name - Snoop Dogg
When I Fall In Love - Nat King Cole
When a Woman Loves… - R. Kelly
Whip Appeal - Babyface
Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
Without You - David Guetta
Wobble Dance - V.I.C.
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Word Up - Cameo
Y.M.C.A. - The Village People
Yeah - Usher
Yomo Be There - Doobie Brothers
You Are - Lionel Richie
You Are the Best Thing - Ray Lamontagne
You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
You Know What's Up - Darnell Jones
You Make My Dreams - Hall & Oates
You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall & Oates
You and I - Michael Buble
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Feature Video
Live Highlights - Mayer-Metcalf Wedding, Foxhall Resort
Live: Ain't No Mountain (Marvin Gaye)
Live: Cake By the Ocean (DNCE)
Live: Land of 1000 Dances (Wilson Pickett)
Live: Can't Stop the Feeling (Justin Timberlake)
Live: Shout (Isley Bros)
Live: Think (Aretha Franklin)
Live: 24K Magic (Bruno Mars)

PHOTOS (27)

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1st Generation Band Lead singer live
1st Generation Band Full band on stage performance
1st Generation Band Singer perfoming
1st Generation Band promotional photo formal
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s first dance
1st Generation Band live female singer at a party singing
1st Generation Band two male horn players at a party
1st Generation Band promotional photo casual
1st Generation Band entertaining drummer at a concert
1st Generation Band male and female singers perform at corporate event

CLIENT REVIEWS (See all 96)


From: Amy Cox
Date: Mon, Dec 28, 2020 at 9:09 PM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
1st Generation band was phenomenal. We loved them and they did an awesome job. We would and will highly recommend them to our friends and anyone in need. So glad they were a part of our daughters special day. 
Thanks,
Amy Cox



From: Beth McClay
Date: Thu, Oct 8, 2020 at 1:47 PM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Andrew,
I can sum up our experience with the 1st Generation Band in one word AMAZING!!!  They absolutely made the event the success that it was. They did a wonderful job with the songs they learned for the reception, including the couple's first dance (which was choreographed it looked like they had rehearsed with the band for hours!). The band's energy, excitement, and song selection kept the guests on their feet the entire evening. 
Additionally, Morris was great to work with before and during the event. I particularly appreciated their flexibility as we had to change things up a bit at the last minute in response to Covid related safeguards.
Hiring the 1st Generation Band was one of the best choices we made for my daughter's wedding reception and I would highly recommend them to anyone one looking to host a special event.
A huge thank you to all involved!
Best,
Beth McClay



From: Jack Richardson
Date: Tue, Oct 6, 2020 at 8:53 AM
Subject: RE: 1st Generation Band
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Thank you Andrew,             
We had the best experience and thank you and the band for making the event extra special.  All worked out perfectly and the band was extraordinary and more than we could have hoped for. 
Thanks again!                                                                                         
Jack


From: Janet Kelly
Date: Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 11:22 AM
Subject: RE: 1st Generation Band
To: Mike Miglino

Mike,
Everything went great!  The band is very professional and we enjoyed them so much!  This was a great experience.
Thank you!
Janet Kelly
Corporate Travel Manager
Caddell Construction Co. (DE), LLC


From: Suzanne Fink
Date: Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 7:33 AM
Subject: RE: 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
I will be honest. I think what made this reception so great was due IN LARGE PART to this band. They were fun, professional and got the crowd, young and old, into the music. I would not change one thing about them!!! 



From: Taylor Deen
Date: Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at 10:11 AM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
Hi Beth!
We can not stop smiling at how much fun we had at our wedding. The
band was amazing! The dance floor was packed from start to finish, and
we had so many compliments on their style. It truly was the best day
of our lives! Sam Hill did a wonderful job organizing the booking
process. Super informative and answered any question in a timely
manner. If we ever have an event that needs a band, Sam Hill has our
trust!
Thank you!
Taylor



From: Greg Carlton
Date: Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 12:27 PM
Subject: RE: 1st Generation Band
To: mike at sam hill entertainment

Mike,
The band was phenomenal. If we had 6 daughters, we would hire them for each wedding. In reality we have just one more daughter. When her day comes we will be in touch.

Greg Carlton



1st Generation was the perfect band for us. We got several texts the day after our wedding saying it was the most fun wedding reception they’d ever attended, and I give full credit to 1st Generation!


From: Mark Courtney
Date: Sun, Jun 23, 2019 at 4:09 PM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Andy,
1st Generation did a FANTASTIC job for us! Everyone at the wedding inquired about the band, and the GM at Glen Arven said they were one of the best and easiest bands he had ever worked with. I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t get 2 3 bookings from our event. We could not have been more pleased!
Mark Courtney




From: Scott Anderson
Date: Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 9:41 PM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Andrew,
Everything went really well for the wedding.
1st Generation Band was a pleasure to work with...very professional and accommodating. They provided great music and kept the dance floor full the whole night. We could not have asked for a better band and I would highly recommend them.
Thank you for providing us with a great band!
Scott Anderson


From: Diane Bottcher
Date: June 3, 2019 at 4:45:12 PM EDT
To: Sam Hill
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band on Jun 1st
To 1st Generation Band,
You are THE best!!!! Maybe the most important detail for the bride and groom was the band. And they picked you, and manoman, they know a great band!
We are so very thankful, and will sing your praises and give recommendations to everyone we know!!! I’ve had two inquiries so far!
Thank you for making their special day so so memorable, truly unforgettable!
From the happiest MOB and FOB on the planet,
Ben & Diane Bottcher



From: Frank Buckman
Date: Tue, May 21, 2019 at 8:54 AM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
Hi Beth,
Thanks for reaching out. We couldn't have been happier with Morris and 1st Generation Band at our wedding. They executed the first songs and playlist flawlessly, always avoiding the do not plays and sticking to the overall guidance we provided prior to the Big Day in regards to genre choices and vibe.The dance floor was packed the whole night and our guests were raving about First Generation in the days following the wedding, many asking where we found them. Morris was super downtoEarth and made us feel really special throughout the process.
We'll definitely share some feedback on The Knot and if you need a reference in the future, feel free to point people in my direction.
Thanks,
Frank Buckman



From: Renee Smith
Date: Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 8:43 AM
Subject: 1st Generation
To: Sam Hill
Good Morning I wanted to express my complete satisfaction and recommendation for 1st Generation! If they ever need a reference, please feel free to allow me to speak on their behalf.
They did a fabulous job on Saturday, what a pleasure it was working with them!
I've added them to my preferred vendor list with hopes of working with them again soon!
Very Best,
Renee


From: Ethan Latty
Date: Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 9:07 PM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
Beth,
1st Generation was amazing. They were one of the biggest highlights of the wedding nights. We got so many comments from guests on how great the band was. Morris was really easy to work with.
Ethan Latty


From: Jenna Elhaj
Date: Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 9:30 PM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
Beth,
Thanks so much for the congratulations! It was an amazing event and night, and one of the main focuses of that was the band! They were so friendly, courteous, and professional. I knew exactly what to expect from them and the music was outstanding. Everyone commented about how amazingly talented they are. I would recommend them to anyone needing a band for an event. I will be sure to leave a recommendation on the Knot for them.
Jenna Elhaj


From: Arielle Geller
Date: Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 3:49 PM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
Hi Beth!
1st generation was amaaaazing. So talented and so much fun. Friends were coming up to me all night STUNNED at how good the band was. So thank you guys for making our night so much fun :)
Arielle



From: Emily Brackett
Date: Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 9:25 AM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
Beth,
They were WONDERFUL!! They exceeded our expectations and kept the dance floor high energy all night long! They even learned an intro to my husbands favorite song for us to walk out to last minute. I totally forgot to ask Morris to learn it until the Tuesday before the wedding and they still managed to pull it off and it sounded great! I told Morris I will definitely be recommending them in the future! The schedule of the wedding was constantly changing with times for cake cutting, sparkler exit, etc and they just continued to go with the flow and made things very easy! They were very accommodating and everyone I got a chance to interact with was very sweet! Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect band to lead the night.
Thanks!
Emily


From: Maggie Turner
Date: Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 9:58 PM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
You guys were amazing! I couldn’t have planned or wished for a better wedding and day. 1st generation was INCREDIBLE!!!!!!




From: Sarah Williams
Date: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
Hi Beth,
Thank you so much! Just got home last night and catching up on everything. They were amazing!! We had the best time and I keep hearing from all of our friends and family that they loved the band as much as we did! Morris was great to work with. I can't say enough great things! :) They were awesome and I wish I could do the night all over again!
Thanks,
Sarah



From: Kaley Moser
Date: Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 8:12 AM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hey Mike,
Thank you so much!
Everything was great with 1st Generation Band. The dance floor never emptied. Morris was great to work with and accommodated all of our requests. The band was easy to communicate with, and they performed with a mix of professionalism and lots of fun. I would highly recommend 1st Generation to anyone.
Sam Hill was great to work with as well. I heard only good things about the company before the wedding, and I will keep passing the good word around after our experience. Thank you Mike for all of your help!
Kind regards,
Kaley Moser



From: Heather Darazs
Date: Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Mike,
I wanted to thank you for your help in helping us to book The 1st Generation Band. They did an absolutely phenomenal job. Not only are they incredibly talented, but their song choices were perfect and helped to keep all of our guests dancing until the very end of our reception.
I was also incredibly appreciative that they took the time to learn several songs for us (doing a beautiful job with each), and even surprised me by playing a little bit at the end of our ceremony!
All in all, I could not have been happier with their performance, or with our selection. Thank you again for all of your help! Hope to work together again in the future!
Kindly,
Heather Darazs Sullivan



From: Catherine Hester
Date: Thu, May 31, 2018 at 7:28 AM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
Beth,
I’m sorry it has taken me so long to get back with you about our experience with 1st Generation. It is not at all a reflection of our love for the band nor experience with them. We LOVED 1st Generation. They did a good job picking the songs to play during the evening and did a wonderful job with our first dance songs. Our guests and parents loved that they played during dinner in addition to playing during the dancing portion of the evening. There was never a shortage of people on the dance floor (and they didn’t even need to bust out songs like the Cupid shuffle to keep the dancing going a testament to their skill). They were very, very good. We had several people at the reception who are musicians/have a good ear for music and have been to a lot of weddings. All of them spoke highly of the band and talked about how good they were. I am also a huge fan of Morris. He was so kind, accommodating, and a joy to work with. Thanks so much for setting us up with them!!
Thanks!
Catherine



From: Chloe with The Burlap Elephant
Date: Tue, May 29, 2018 at 10:24 AM
Subject: RE: 1st Generation Band
To: Mike Miglino

Hey Mike!

They were great, very professional and everyone enjoyed no complaints here!!! I would recommend them to future clients.

Thank you!!
Chloe



From: Dasha Yashina
Date: Mon, May 14, 2018 at 1:16 PM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
Hi Beth,
We absolutely loved 1st Generation Band! They were so easy to work with and made the night incredible. We have gotten so much feedback from our family and friends about how much they loved the band as well! We will definitely recommend the band to anyone that is looking for some event entertainment.
Thank you so much!!
Dasha


From: william ruff
Date: Wed, May 9, 2018 at 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
Hi Beth,
1st Generation Band was amazing. Morris was easy to work with, and is just a really nice guy in general, and the band put on a great performance. They did a nice jazz set for dinner and then had everybody up and dancing for the rest of the time. I already wrote them a 5star review on Gigmasters, and I'll make sure to leave them, and Sam Hill, a great review on the knot as well (we also had a ton of guests asking the band name because they liked them so much). Thanks for all of your help in making our reception super fun and entertaining!
Will


Andy, the 1st Generation Band was AMAZING!!! They literally blew it out of the water! We'd love to be a rec, write a review, testimony, just let us know! And we will be happy to send pics and videos once we get everything back from the photography and videographer!
Coleman Nalley
4/7/18 bride


From: Lacy McLaurin
Date: Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 9:37 AM
Subject: RE: Fwd: 1st Generation Band
To: Andy Jaspen

Hi Andy!
Thank you for checking in on us! The 1st Generation band did a great job, they kept the party going all night. All of them were just thrilled with everything.
I loved seeing the emails from the clients. I am just so happy that everything was exactly how they wanted it. Thank you for sharing those with me!
Thank you so much for providing us with another great band. We look forward to working with you again soon!
Warmest,
Lacy Evans
Lead Coordinator Design Studio South



From: Cole Nalley
Date: Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hello Andy,
1st Generation Band was FABULOUS!!!! Everyone loved them, and we were all dancing fools!!!! It was an amazing reception!! Coleman, Carson, Lane, and I had heard them play at a W&L alumni party in Atlanta in January of this year and thought they were great then. But somehow they were even greater this past Saturday night! I could not be more pleased with them!!! It was a great experience having them as part of the children’s special day!!!
Thanks for everything!!!
Cole Nalley



I just want to say thank you for making our event such a memorable one. EVERYONE loved 1st Generation!!! You were absolutely awesome!
Once a date is set for next year, I will be in touch!
You are the best!!
Tammy



From: Pattillo, Laura PBIG
Date: Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 8:52 AM
Subject: RE: 1st Generation Band
To: Andrew Juge

Hi Andrew – The band was awesome and we had a great time! They were very easy to work with and put on a great show! Thank you!

Laura Pattillo



From: Miriam Durden
Date: Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 2:44 PM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Mike,
Everyone at the wedding loved 1st Generation Band! We received so many compliments on the band! Their sound, vocals, song list, and high energy kept the dance floor packed all night! Morris Drane, band leader, was a pleasure to work with in the months leading up to the event.
Thank you for everything! We will definitely leave a wonderful review on The Knot!
Sincerely,
Miriam and Blake Williams



From: Kristen Christie
Date: Tue, May 23, 2017 at 4:31 PM
Subject: RE: 1st Generation Band
To: Andrew Juge
Good Afternoon Andrew,

Thanks for checking in. 1st Generation was fantastic as always! True professionals and came dressed to impress for their performance. Morris and the entire band were great to work with and our guests really enjoyed them at our President’s Gala. They were flexible with our timeline and played a great dance set to end the evening. We’d love to book them again for a future event. I have already passed along your contact information to a fellow event professional since this weekend. Thank you for your help and the smooth process of booking our entertainment.



From: Sheila Burgess
Date: Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 9:34 AM
Subject: 1st generation Burgess Wedding April 22
To: mike@samhillbands.com

Hey Mike,
I wanted to make sure you knew how incredible Morris and his band were for us Saturday night at the wedding. We had a weird weather pattern move in for the weekend with cold and rain.
I had to let you know how professional and upbeat Morris was throughout the whole day and night. He and the band were the best and really made the party! We will always remember this wedding and laugh in the future but will remember the band as having been more than we could have expected! If we have more parties and our last gets married we will be calling you again!
Thank you
Sheila Burgess



From: Martha Williams
Date: Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 3:21 PM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Mike,
Hopefully Dakota and Lucy will respond after they get home from their honeymoon, but my perspective (and probably theirs too) is that everything went great!
We really liked 1st Generation Band, and our guests did too. The music was great, the band members were great no complaints at all, just satisfaction! :)
Many thanks,
Martha


From: eblevins
Date: Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Andy Jaspen
Andy,
Everyone with 1st Generation was first class..great show, great band..great time!
Thanks for your help once again.
Eric Blevins
Bristol Cotillion Club


From: Carmen Owens
Date: Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 11:50 AM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill

Hey Beth!
We can't say it enough, 1st Generation Band was awesome! They were able to provide nonstop fun and entertainment the entire night and we couldn't be happier we chose them as our wedding band. Friends are still telling us a week later how much they enjoyed the music, and we can't stop thinking about it either! We will gladly recommend 1st Generation to anyone who needs a band in the future! Thanks for everything.
Carmen


From: Suzanne Morris
Date: September 26, 2016 at 2:59:08 PM EDT
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band
Beth,
Two weeks out from Kate’s wedding and I am finally responding to wedding related emails.
1st Generation was amazing! Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the music, danced for hours, and commented to me for days about how 1st Generation was one of the best wedding bands they had ever experienced.
Thank you so much for all your help!
It was a pleasure to work with you.
Best, Suzanne


From: Lori Tencer
Date: Sat, May 7, 2016 at 8:23 PM
Subject: Re: The 1st Generation Band
To: Beth Treschitta

Beth,
I just realized I never responded to this email! I think my brain went on vacation after the wedding! Needless to say, the evening was everything we hoped for! The band was great and kept the party going until the end. They were so easy to work with and Morris was always easy to contact and prompt with his responses.
Thank you so much for sending 1st Generation our way!
Lori


From: Elizabeth
Date: Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: The 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill

Oh my! We had a blast! The band was fabulous! Morris was always prompt with correspondence. They were very professional and really keep the audience involved! We could not have asked for a better time!


From: Erin Phillips
Date: Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: The 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill

Hi Beth,
The 1st generation band was fantastic! The music was amazing and exactly what we requested. Morris, the band leader, was easy to work with and very accommodating. Every guest raved about the band. Thank you for your help with the booking of the band.
Thanks!
Erin


From: Megan Bailey
Date: Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: The 1st Generation Band
To: Beth

Hi Beth!
The 1st Generation Band came highly recommended to us by my aunt and uncle who went to a New Year's Eve party that they were playing at a few years ago, and we are so happy that we took their recommendation!
Morris was wonderful to work with, I have a pretty hectic job and he was so patient with me while we were trying to coordinate and nail everything down for the wedding. He was so helpful, funny, and kind!
Many of our guests have since asked us about the band, and complimented what a great job they did! Our photographers told us that our reception was the most fun reception that they had ever covered!
We had a wonderful time, and they played all of the songs that I asked them to play, they had great energy, and they even let one of our very close family friends who is a singer, join them on stage for a song! Their high energy and great song choices even had my husband on the dance floor, and as far as i'm concerned, that made it a successful night for me!
It was such a perfect night, and we are so glad that we chose them for our entertainment!



From: MarieLouise Stanek
Date: Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 7:24 AM
Subject: Re: The 1st Generation Band
To: Beth

We are leaving for our honeymoon today, but all I can say is that everyone had a great time! The band was amazing amazing amazing!!! Exceed my expectations and then some. I seriously want to create a party just to hire them again. Love them!!!
MarieLouise Stanek


From: jimmy luke
Date: Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 2:48 PM
Subject: RE: The 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
The First Generational Band was EXACTLY what I was looking for in a band for my daughter's wedding. Their range was unequalled. A three piece jazz group broke off from the main band and entertained during our outdoor garden cocktail hour. It dripped with class and cool. For the main reception and dance, the music progressed seamlessly from 60's beach music and Franki Valli to old school R &B and a Motown zap! The last hour was contemporary music with a urban punch. We were a mixed race, multiethnic group, ages from 92 to 5 months.
O what a night.
Jimmy Luke
Father of the bride



From: Dickie Morris Wright
Date: Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 12:16 PM
Subject: Re: PorterPulliam Wedding with 1st Generation
To: Andy Jaspen

Andy,
It all went great on Sat night, thank you! Morris with 1st Generation is the world’s best bandleader. He is so organized, so thorough and so nice. They are an amazing band… definitely one of my favorites!
Thank you!

Dickie Morris
Just A Little Ditty


From: Danielle Hulsey
Date: Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 11:26 AM
Subject: Re: The 1st Generation Band
To: Beth Treschitta

Hello!
Yes, the reception went extremely well! 1st Generation Band was wonderful to work with, and I loved being able to communicate with Reci! She was very sweet and receptive to whatever we felt needed to happen next. I will definitely be recommending this band to future brides :)
Look forward to working with you all again soon as well!
Thank you,
Danielle



From: simmons Lisa
Date: Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: The 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Beth!
We were blown away by the talent and professionalism of 1st Generation Band. They went above and beyond our expectations. We will definitely be recommending them to our friends.
Thank you,
Lisa



From: Jennifer Meggs
Date: Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 5:05 PM
Subject: Re: The 1st Generation Band
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment Morris Drane
Hey Morris and Mike,
I hope you are both doing well. To keep it short and sweet, Morris and his crew were nothing short of AWESOME!! I wish the reception lasted a few more hours, because I know that everyone (including Davis and I) were not ready to leave. The dance floor was packed the entire night. Morris was wonderful to work with, and was great at communicating with me via email and phone. If I was being honest, we took a leap of faith when we booked First Generation. We had never heard them, and didn't know anyone that had. We were shocked and excited with how much we LOVED them. I would have paid double to have them again (sorry Morris :) ).
Please feel free to use me for a reference going forward.
Thank you for a memorable night.
Davis & Jennifer Riser
07/11/2015 Columbia, SC


From: Leigh Ann Ayres
Date: Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 8:45 AM
Subject: RE: The 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Beth,
I am the bride’s mother and just wanted to let you know that the 1st Generation Band was fantastic! They had people dancing all night and we were VERY pleased. We would recommend them to anyone. The music was just what our kids wanted and they were fantastic about working with the crowd. It really made our wedding just perfect!

Leigh Ann Ayres



From: Rachel Felten
Date: Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 8:36 PM
Subject: FeltonHayworth Wedding, First Generation Band
To: Andy Jaspen

Andy,
My mother, Sandra, forwarded me the email you sent her regarding our experience with First Generation Band. Let's see, how should I put this?.....I WOULD PARTY WITH THEM AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT! The guests raved all night about them, and the band kept things rockingthe dance floor was always packed. They're song list was so spoton and they were a pleasure to work with. Almost every band member came up to me, hugged me, and personally congratulated me on my wedding day. I just cannot say enough good things about them. Highly recommended!
Regards,
Rachel Felton Hayworth (bride)



From: Margaret Arbuckle
Date: Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: The 1st Generation Band
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Andrew,
I wanted to send you a note telling you how much we enjoyed the 1st generation band!
First, Morris emailed and telephoned me several times before the wedding to confirm requested songs, confirm the pronunciation of names and confirm receipt of the responses to his questionnaire from the hotel venue folks. He was very much on top of everything. They were fantastic!
Thank you for helping us have a wonderful wedding party! I think you will have more requests for them from others who live here!
Please convey my comments to the band.
Many thanks,
Margaret


From: Garner Wild
Date: Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 4:42 PM
Subject: RE: The 1st Generation Band
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Andy,
The 1st Generation Band was one of the highlights of the evening. All the guests raved about them, and they did an awesome job! We really appreciate how they learned the song for our first dance and sang it better than we ever imagined!

Garner and Bryan


From: Anna Marie Dillard
Date: Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: The 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Beth,
We had a BLAST at our wedding! 1st Generation Band are incredibly talented musicians and performers. They really went above and beyond to put on a great show. They were easy to work with before the event as well. They earned a 5 star review from us!
Thanks so much,
Anna M Dillard Wright




From: Donna Mague
Date: Tue, May 26, 2015 at 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: The 1st Generation Band 5/16/15
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Mike,
We were most pleased with Morris Drane & 1st Generation Band. They were courteous, professional & played great music! We would highly recommend them to anyone seeking a great band. It has been a pleasure working with you.
Regards,
Donna Mague (MOB)


From: Mary Elizabeth
Date: Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 11:50 AM
Subject: Re: The 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Quick note to say that they are not only awesome musicians, they are awesome people. So, so nice and kind. Loved each and every one of them! Please let them know this. Mary Elizabeth Jackson



From: Diane Dickey
Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 10:38 AM
Subject: Re: The 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Beth,
The band was AMAZING!! They totally made the party our guests had the best time with them. 1st Generation kept the party going, were so easy and delightful to work with! The event planner at the Brewery said they were the best band he'd heard play there and he has heard a lot! A couple of our guests are musicians, singer/songwriters and they were blown away! I am trying to find another celebration to ask them to play for us again! We spent Sunday reliving the wedding and reception and the band kept coming up in our conversations it was a spectacular day for us!
Thank you!
Diane



From: Catherine Jordan
To: Andy Jaspen
Date: Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 12:06 AM
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band

Andy,
Wow I am speechless! I can't find the words to explain how wonderful 1st Generation were!
Another great performance and a successful event! The crowd love them! We will be booking them again in 2016!
Thanks for your help!
Catherine Jordan
Colley Senior Complex fundraiser Chair
Troy, Alabama


From: Ansley Tiller
Date: Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 1:59 PM
Subject: Re: The 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hey Beth!
We can't say enough great things about 1st Generation Band. Everyone commented on how amazing the band was and they really went above and beyond with every single bit of the planning process. Morris was so great and fun to work with. Seriously, I want to throw another party just to have an excuse to use them again!
Additionally, we received some great video footage of the band that we are going to send your way!
Thank you for everything!
Ansley



From: Stuart Dowling
Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2014 at 4:08 PM
Subject: Re: The 1st Generation Band
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Andrew,
Our experience with 1st Generation Band could not have been better. Leading up to the wedding they were responsive and learned a song we used for the dance. They did an awesome job at the wedding and we had people get their cards before the night was over. Thanks so much for recommending them, we couldn't have asked for a better band for our wedding!
Stuart


From: Anthony Fox
Date: Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 9:29 AM
Subject: Re: The 1st Generation Band
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Beth,
We're about to depart for our Honeymoon, but I want you to know that the band was truly incredible!
They exceeded every expectation we had got the crowd so into the party, were absolutely full of energy and they made it an Incredibly fun and memorable night. Everyone commented throughout the night about how good the band was and I could not say enough great things about them and how they treated us.
We truly loved having 1st generation and will be recommending them to a great many friends. I'll write a more thoughtful response soon, but do know that we could not have been happier. Thanks, Beth for all of your help in making this a truly special event!
All the best,
Anthony


We could not have asked for a better band than 1st Generation for our special day. Our wedding was on July 5th, 2014, and my husband and I were able to celebrate our heart out with our family and friends dancing with 1st Generation's spirit and music.
From our initial rehearsal meeting to the final meeting, Morris, 1st Generation Band Leader, has been prompt and sensitive to our requests and narratives. They listened to our stories and respected our passion for music, our family stories, and how special we wanted our wedding reception to be.
Everyone loved them. Even the stoic Asian elders who find themselves difficult dancing in public! Our mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts, and nephews danced and cried with 1st Generation's music. The most memorable moment was when everyone was dancing in circle, mixed with smiles and tears, then they played our last song, Georgia On My Mind so beautifully.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank 1st Generation, every musician and singer!, for making our wedding night the most unforgettable.
Gyun and Andrew


From: Jenny Cagle
Date: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 1:33 PM
Subject: Re: The 1st Generation Band
To: Beth Treschitta

Hey Beth,
From the start, Morris was amazing! Not only was he highly responsive, but he was agreeable to any requests we had for our wedding reception. We even had some strict restrictions on space but they were able to accommodate and still have the full band perform.
My fiance and I have VERY different taste in music and so we had to change a few things... a few times. We even made a mistake with the father/daughter and mother/son dance at the reception but we told the band and they just rolled with it and played another song so my fiance and his mother could have their own dance.
We selected a Bruce Springsteen song for our first dance and initially, we thought it would be best if we just played it on an iPod or CD. However, Morris suggested that the band learn the song and perform it THEY WERE AMAZING. Dennis sang it perfectly and it was SO much better than we had ever imagined.
The band kept the energy up all night and I spent way too much time on the dance floor! At the end of the night, they were NOT ready to stop playing and we weren't ready to stop dancing. We had to have our wedding planner tell us 3 times that our car had arrived and it was time to go.
After the wedding, I had SEVERAL guests comment on how wonderful the band was and that they hadn't danced that much in 20 years.
In short, I could not have asked for a better band. They were professional, courteous, responsive, and so much FUN!! I would recommend 1st Generation to anyone looking for a band for their event. We have already decided we will be having a 5 year anniversary party and 1st Generation will be booked.




From: Sunnie Harmon
Date: Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 9:16 AM
Subject: RE: 1st Generation Band
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Andrew,
Morris and the 1st Generation Band were awesome! They had everyone young and old on the dance floor all night and left us all chanting for an encore after 11! We could not have had a better band to set the mood for the evening!
Thanks so much!


From: Thad Burgess
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 10:08 AM
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band

Thanks, Everything was perfect. Enjoyed working with them all night, could not have been any better.Please use us anytime as a reference. Thanks again, Thad



From: Charley Hopper
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2014 10:23 PM
To: 'Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: RE: 1st Generation Band
Beth:
We could not be more pleased with the 1st Generation Band!! They had everyone out on the dance floor and the quality of their performance was great.
I told Morris Drane the band leader that I would recommend them to any friends needing a band and recommend booking thru Sam Hill.
Thanks for making this a special night for my daughter!
Charley Hopper




From: Rachel Hobgood
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2013 8:38 AM
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Cc: Thomas Grantham
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band

Hi Beth,

Thank you for checking in with us! We had a fantastic time. The band had rave reviews from the moment the reception started. 1st Generation was so much more than we had hoped for. Thomas may have more to add, but the band was a huge hit. Everyone said they loved them!
Thanks so much,
Rachel


From: Trish Shand
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2013 3:41 PM
To: Andy Jaspen @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: RE: 1st Generation Band
Hi Andy! We loved the 1st Generation Band! They were absolutely fantastic.
Definitely the best band we've had here in the past year that I've been with
the club!
Trish Shand
Event Coordinator
Biltmore Forest Country Club


From: Lindsey Pitts
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:33 PM
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band

Hi Beth,
Hope you're well! I don't have enough positive things to say about the band. As you said when I booked, Morris was very responsive and pleasant about my requests for songs and apt to connect with the general feeling of our reception. Once the dancing started the band truly fueled the party and had amazing energy. Everyone was begging them to play for another hour when it was almost midnight. Their impression on our friends and family was certainly lasting based on the breakfast convos the next day too haha
Thank you for connecting me with them...I feel so lucky to have such a talented band as a part of my wedding.
Best,
Lindsey



From: Jane Ledlie
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2013 8:19 AM
To: Andrew Juge @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band

Andrew,
hank you so much for all you did to help me book a band for the wedding. 1st Generation was awesome!! Seriously, we had such a blast with them, and they were just wonderful! I'm highly recommending them going forward!
Thanks!
Jane


From: Ashley Jones
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2013 8:59 PM
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band

Hi Beth!

Everything went WONDERFUL! First Generation Band was amazing!! They did a great job getting the party started and keeping everything on schedule. We couldn't have been more pleased! We all had a BLAST and would highly recommend them to anyone.

Thanks for all your help in finding a perfect band for our event!
Ashley


From: Debbie Smalley
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 1:04 PM
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band

Hi Beth, we loved having 1st Gen play for our reception. They were fabulous just as we knew they would be. They were very gracious and accommodating to our requests. We received many compliments about them. I guess the biggest one was that the dance floor was full all night long and nobody wanted to stop when it was time to go home! We loved them!


From: Hardin Lovett
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 9:52 PM
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band

Hey Beth! The band was incredible! They put on a hell of a show. Everyone at the party was dancing their socks off. I would recommend them to anyone. Morris sent me the setlist about a month before the wedding so i could review it. we only had to make a couple of revisions. We also requested that they learn one song. They did it without question and performed it about as perfect as you could expect.

I have a few friends that are either currently engaged or will be soon. I'll be sure to pass along your info to them when they need it.

Thanks for all the help! It was an amazing time.


From: Rebecca Alsobrooks
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2013 11:24 AM
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Write Up

As requested, I have typed up a recommendation that can be used however you please. We had so much fun with the band and hope I can use them again should we ever throw another large scale party :) Thanks for all your help!
My husband and I were married in April of this year in Nashville, TN. We both had different thoughts on the wedding, but agreed on one thing….good music! We searched around through various local bands and online through different resources. When we heard 1st Generation Band we instantly agreed that we had to have them!

1st Generation Band worked with us to make sure we had the music we wanted. We ultimately wanted a good old school Motown/Funk band that would keep the crowd dancing. They were able to play a variety of music from Jazz (great for the parents in the beginning!) to the good old stuff, as well as great new R&B and soul. The crowd danced until the venue closed and they even accommodated our request for our 1st dance and father/daughter dance! The band also did us a special favor in playing Rocky Top to close out the night (UT Alumni and fans!).

Band member Morris Drane worked hard to make sure the night was exactly as we wanted it. I would use them again for any event and would highly recommend them in the future!

Becca Sempkowski



From: Kristen Ploehn
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 3:32 PM
To: Andrew Juge @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: RE: 1st Generation Band
Hi Andrew
I can't thank you enough for the recommendation on 1st Generation. You were right; they absolutely made the night and were so great to work with! Our Members could not even stay in their seats during dinner and were up on the dance floor between every course! The last song had everyone still dancing (which is a record with the group we have!) and asking for more! I will recommend 1st Generation to all of my brides. Several Members even asked if we can have them back for New Year's Eve let me know if they are available!
Thanks for checking in!
KRISTEN PLOEHN


From: Sissy Barham
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2013 5:22 PM
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: RE: 1st Generation Band

The band was awesome! Everyone loved them and danced and they were so sweet and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend them to others!
Please let them know how much we enjoyed them!!
Sissy Barham


From: Catherine Jordan
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 5:06 PM
To: 'Andy Jaspen'
Subject: RE: 1st Generation Band

Andy,
The 1st Generation was Awesome! We loved every minute of it. The crowd went wild, and dance on every song! They played every type of music for a mixed crowd young and old. They got the crowd going and rocked until 12:30am!
Everyone in the community is talking about what a fabulous band they are! We want them again for next year.
Thanks,
Catherine Jordan
Colley Senior Complex Gala


From: Will Brearley
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2013 10:53 AM
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band

Hi Beth!
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you!
We absolutely loved the First Generation Band! They were very
talented and played a wide variety of music. Mr. Drane was very nice
and was in constant communication before the wedding. Our guests ALL
commented on how much they loved the band. We would definitely book
them again for a large event.
Thanks for putting us in touch with the band and for your efforts
prior to our event. We hope that 2013 is a wonderful year for you!
Will and Kennah Brearley


From: Day, Charles E.
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 3:49 PM
To: beth@samhillbands.com
Subject: Concerning 1st Generation Band

Our AFGE Local 217 Christmas Party on December 1, 2012 was a great success in large part thanks to the 1st Generation Band. We were very satisfied with their performance and we have received nothing but compliments about them. We have had several Christmas parties over the years with DJ’s and local bands but 1st Generation was by far the best we have ever had. They are professional entertainers and they played and sang their hearts out for the entire duration of the event. They were simply amazing and we would like to have them back again next year!

Charles E. Day


First Generation, Wow! What a BLAST we had at our outdoor wedding reception on 10.13.2012! Morris was so very accommodating and prompt from the start. We worked together to come up with the perfect songlist! Everyone LOVED the band and we had so many guest dancing all night! We (the bride and a few bridesmaids) were even spotted dancing on stage once or twice. ;) I look forward to booking 1st generating in the future! So many of my friends (future brides!) loved the band and I am hoping they will use them as well! Thanks again, Morris and Band! Sarah Beth and Doug


From: Brian
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 1:27 PM
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band

The band was excellent! They were very accommodating. We all had a blast, we have already recommended them to friends. Thanks for making our special day a great party as well.
Thanks,
Brian


From: Melissa Smith
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 3:06 PM
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: RE: 1st Generation Band
Hi Andy,
Morris and the 1st Generation band were top rate from the initial point of contact all the way through setup and the show.
Our crowd was a little slow getting on the dance floor, and the band helped by playing some great uptempo music to get things going. This transformed the crowd and made a great event! Will definitely think about having this band back at the club.
Thanks as always,
Melissa Smith
Event Coordinator
Biltmore Forest Country Club


From: Jamie Justus
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 12:11 PM
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: 1st Generation Band

Andy,
The 1st Generation Band was awesome!! They were there early and played there asses off. I couldn't have imagined a better night.
Please thank them again for me!
Jamie


Hi, Morris. We had a BLAST on Saturday! You guys were fabulous! All of our family had such a fun time dancing. Your jazz set was fantastic, and everybody loved Kimmie D's At Last! All the kids absolutely loved jumping up on stage with you guys and dancing. It was all so much fun! Thanks so much for your patience with our disorganization. We are extremely happy that we picked 1st Generation Band!
Thank you again SO much for all your hard work and great music!
Susie


April 26th, 2012
1st Generation Band is one of the best bands we have ever hired for a corporate event! They are talented, energetic, fun, interactive, and can get the crowd engaged in the music. They played a variety of music and played all genres very well. Guests kept coming up to us to tell us how fabulous the band is. They were a pleasure to work with and met our every request. Prior to the event they returned phone calls and emails to questions in a timely manner. From my initial inquiry to our firework finale, they were attentive. They certainly deserve the honor of the 2011 Gigmaster Top Performer! Kudos to Morris, Kim, and one of the coolest bands I've worked with!
Diana


April 28th, 2012
1st Generation Band played for my wedding in St Simons Island and they were AMAZING. Everyone enjoyed them and I had a few friends ask for their cards to play at future events. I wanted a band that would bring everyone onto the dance floor and 1st Generation made this happen. They are all very talented musicians and performers and they made my wedding even more memorable.
Thank you!!! Whitney


May 19th, 2012
Wedding Reception
What a time! Wow. They were eager to please, and easily learned our special request songs.. The manager, Mr. Drane, stayed in touch with us during the months before the wedding. The band arrived in town well in advance of the wedding. I would recommend these folks any time, anywhere. –
David S, Calhoun, GA


Tooie's Touch Formal Nite Out 2012 was truly a smash! 1st Generation Band pumped the party up to another level from the time they entered the stage until the finale. Having a mixed crowd from age 28 to 91 years old, they catered to the crowd and played hits from The Temptations to Adele. What talent! All in attendance got a chance to get their groove on, on the dance floor. When you see the Hostess, the DJ and the Videographer on the dance floor, you know that it's a great party.

If you are ready to take your affair to the next level, The 1st Generation Band will do that for you.

Needless to say, I was very pleased.


Marilyn Tooie Ratliff


Dear Morris,
I hope you will pass along this message to the entire bandyour performance at our wedding was everything we could have hoped for. Thank you so much for making the evening SO MUCH FUNeveryone loved it and as you know, was up and dancing all night. We loved every song you played and I appreciate so much that you tailored the setlists to our selections. We couldn't have had more funand we will be sure to recommend you to all of our friends. Please feel free to use any of this email for a testimonial!
All the best,
Mary Logan and David Bikoff


On behalf of our community, I would like to thank you and the 1st Generation Band for delivering what has been described as the best performance we have had from any band. The song selection kept the dance floor full and the sounds were smooth and well put together. I must say that this is one of the most talented groups I have heard. The vocals were tight and the audience seemed to really connect with the music. It is truly rare to find vocals, keyboards, sax, rhythm, bass and drums at this level together in one group. With lighters and cell phones in hand, it was clear they were not going to let you leave without an encore. Your group really helped to make our Oktoberfest @ Shakerag event an overwhelming success. Thanks again for a marvelous performance.
David Lenoir


Hello Morris, just wanted to say thank you again for making my husband's
birthday such a success. The Band is awesome and everyone wanted to know
where you guys can be found. The Band made the party feel as if we were in
Las Vegas Atlanta, thank you again for your professionalism, talent and
performance it was amazing.
Thank you,
Patricia Dent
Atlanta, Ga


I can't tell you how much we enjoyed having you and the 1st Generation Band play for our daughter's wedding reception at Idle Hour Country Club. The band members were professional, polite, and exceptional musicians. What a class act from beginning to end! Jennifer and Syd were having such a great time, they hated to leave! What a blessing to have met you all.
Thanks for helping celebrate the wedding and Wade's birthday! We are available to open for you anytime!!! Just kidding... We are recommending you to all our friends for their parties, weddings and special occasions. We were so fortunate to have you come to Macon to play for Jennifer's wedding.
The 1st Generation Band is a class act. Thank you so much. We will be looking forward to seeing you again.
It would be our pleasure to give your band the highest recommendation for further bookings should you ever need a reference.
p.s. Hope you liked the wedding cake!
Fondly,
Joan and Wade Adams


I want to thank you for the great performance by the 1st Generation Band at our 2011 New Years Eve party!
I would like to book your group for our Spring Rackets which will again be held at the Piedmont Driving Club. It will be on Friday evening, April 29th, 2011. I look forward to working with you on this event.
Mark


We were incredibly pleased with the 1st Generation Band. They were extremely professional and put on a fantastic show for everyone at our wedding. We could not have picked a more wonderful band to play and we only wish them the very best in the future.
Andrew O.
Atlanta, Ga


At the Blase` Formal Event 1st Generation Band exceeded my expectation with their diversity of performance with their smooth jazz and popping R&B sounds. I was most impressed with their personal dress appearance and professionalism. Mr. Drane showed personal attention to our guest during their break time. A guest from DC area said the band was awesome. Another from Mathews, NC said I got to have 1st Gen at my next function in 2012. Guests from Mississippi and Alabama said they were simply off the chain. For those of us in Georgia 1st Gen is still on our minds after the March 5,2011 event sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. A. Blas?


The band was super talented and interacted well with the crowd. We had a blast! They also were very accommodating with our every need...even learning new songs we wanted. It was a great experience! Ariail J, Sandersville, GA


1st Generation Band made our son's wedding perfect. They know how to entertain and keep the crowd moving. Thanks for a great wedding reception. Tracy and Fran Brock Roger B, Bainbridge, GA


Fabulous band! We were so pleased with them. The music was great and they were so professional from their appearance to their prompt response to any request that we had. Everyone in attendance has commented on how wonderful the band was and how they played something for every age group. We absolutely loved them! K.Morgan Griffin, GA Jaime Kay M, Griffin, GA










































































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80’s Pop and Rock
Classic Rock
Modern Hits
Country & Americana
90’s Alternative and Hip-Hop
Ballads & Slow Songs
Reggae & Caribbean
Ethnic & Specialty
Motown, Funk, Soul, & Beach
Marvin Gaye
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Let's Get it On
How Sweet It Is
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
What's Going On
Got to Give It Up
If This World Were Mine
Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered
I Wish
Do I Do
Superstition
Ribbons in the Sky
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
The Temptations
Ain't Too Proud to Beg
My Girl
Just My Imagination
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
The Way You Do The Things You Do
James Brown
Tighten Up
I Feel Good
Cold Sweat
Mother Popcorn
Funky Good Time
Aretha Franklin
Freeway of Love
Respect
Dr. Feelgood
Ray Charles
Cry Me a River
I Can't Stop Loving You
Georgia On My Mind
Al Green
Let's Stay Together
Love and Happiness
For The Good Times
Maze
Running Away
Before I Let Go
Joy and Pain
Earth, Wind & Fire
That's The Way Of The World
September
Let's Groove Tonight
Rick James
Super Freak
Give it To Me Baby
Fire & Desire
Kool & The Gang
Let's Go Dancing
Ladies Night
Celebration
Sam & Dave
Hold On, I'm Coming
Soul Man
Wilson Pickett
In the Midnight Hour
Mustang Sally
Sam Cooke
Chain Gang
Cupid
Isley Brothers
Shout
For the Love of You
Ronnie Laws
Always There
Friends and Strangers
Incognito
Deep Waters
Still a Friend of Mine
Luther Vandross
If Only For One Night
Never Too Much
Maxwell
Bad Habit
Pretty Wings
Babyface
Two Occasions
Whip Appeal
Martha & The Vandellas
Dancing in the Streets
Heatwave
LTD
Share My Love
Love Ballad
Cameo
Word Up
Candy
Otis Redding
Dock of the Bay
Jackie Wilson
Higher and Higher
Eddie Floyd
Knock On Wood
Staples Singers
I'll Take You There
Jackson 5
I Want You Back
Junior Walker
What Does It Take
Gladys Knight
If I Were Your Woman
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Cruisin'
Ben E. King
Stand by Me
The Tams
Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy
Ike & Tina Turner
Proud Mary
Grady Champion
Honey Bee
Grace Jones
Pull Up to My Bumper
Eddy Arnold
Anytime
Al Jarreau
Compared to What
KC & JoJo
Love Always
Z.Z. Hill
Down Home Blues
B.B. King
The Thrill is Gone
Robin Thicke
Lost Without You
Mother Finest
Love Changes
The Allstars
Cha Cha Slide
Buddy Guy
Let's Chill
Phoebe Snow
Teach Me Tonight
Charlie Wilson
There Goes My Baby
Tyrone Davis
Turn Back the Hands of Time
Darnell Jones
You Know What's Up
Barry White
It's Ecstacy When You Lay Down Next To Me
Anita Baker
Angel
Johnnie Taylor
Disco Lady
KEM
Share My Life
Bobby Womack
If You Think You're Lonely Now
Michael McDonald
Keep Forgetting
The Contours
Do You Love Me
Spiral Staircase
More Today than Yesterday
The Commodores
Brick House
Cheryl Lynn
Got to Be Real
Dazz Band
Let it Whip
Love Affair
Everlasting Love
Heatwave
Always and Forever
The Village People
Y.M.C.A.
Four Seasons
December 1963 (Oh What a Night)
Bobby Hebb
Sunny
Dawn Penn
No No No
Roberta Flack
Feel Like Making Love
Ramsey Lewis
People Make the World Go 'Round
Clarence Carter
Strokin'
McFadden & Whitehead
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
Tom Brown
Jamaica Funk
Teddy Pendergrass
Love TKO
Gap Band
Outstanding
K.C and the Sunshine Band
That's The Way I Like It
Sister Sledge
We Are Family
Parliament-Funkadelic
Flashlight
Wild Cherry
Play that Funky Music
Donna Summer
Bad Girls

2000's Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop
Usher
Good Kisser
OMG
DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love
Nice and Slow
Mr. DJ
Yeah
Rihanna
Don't Stop the Music
We Found Love
Rude Boi
Umbrella
Beyonce
Single Ladies
Crazy in Love
Deja Vu
Love on Top
Snoop Dogg
Drop It Like It's Hot
Beautiful
Low
Alicia Keys
If I Ain't Got You
Unbreakable
No One
Jill Scott
Golden
The Way
It's Love
Mary J. Blige
Just Fine
I'm Going Down
Family Affair
R. Kelly
Step in the Name of Love
When a Woman Loves…
It Seems Like You're Ready
Pink
Get This Party Started
Just a Pill
Lady Gaga
Paparazzi
Just Dance
Tony Toni Tone
If I Had No Loot
It Never Rains in Southern California
Outkast
The Way You Move
Hey Ya
Taio Cruz
Dynamite
Wayne Wonder
No Letting Go
Cupid
Cupid Shuffle
V.I.C.
Wobble Dance
Nicki Minaj
Super Bass
David Guetta
Without You
DJ Khaled
All I Do Is Win
Young Duggie
I Wonder
Missy Elliot
Get Ur Freak On
Juvenile
Back that Thang Up
Miley Cyrus
Party in the USA
Far East Movement
Like a G6
Gnarls Barkley
Crazy
Katy Perry
California Gurls
Maroon 5
This Love
Adele
Rolling in the Deep
Lady Antebellum
Just a Kiss
Ray Lamontagne
You Are the Best Thing
Aaliyah
If Your Girl Only Knew
Santana
Maria Maria
Bruno Mars
Just the Way You Are
John Legend
Green Light
Boyz II Men
Song for Mama
Michael Buble
You and I
Dennis Edwards
Don't Look Any Further
Floetry
Say Yes
Black-Eyed Peas
I Gotta Feeling
Nelly
Hot In Herre
Train
Hey Soul Sister

Jazz, Swing & Standards
Traditional
Everything Must Change
For You
Green Dolphin Street
Route 66
Sugar
Frank Sinatra
All of Me
New York, New York
The Way You Look Tonight
My Way
The Best Is Yet To Come
Duke Ellington
In a Sentimental Mood
Satin Doll
Take The A Train
The Nearness of You
Miles Davis
All Blues
My Funny Valentine
Billie Holiday
God Bless the Child
Good Morning Heartache
Cole Porter
Maputo
Unforgettable
Eva Cassidy
Songbird
Stormy Monday
Norah Jones
Come Away With Me
Grover Washington
Mr. Magic
Bill Evans
Autumn Leaves
Herbie Hancock
Chameleon
David Sanborn
Chicago Song
Burt Bacharach
Close to You
Atlantic Star
Killer Joe
Tony Bennett
On A Clear Day
George Benson
On Broadway
Oliver Nelson
Stolen Moments
George Gershwin
Summertime
Dave Brubeck
Take Five
Etta James
At Last
Diana Krall
The Look of Love
Nat King Cole
When I Fall In Love
Barbra Streisand
Evergreen

80’s Pop and Rock
Michael Jackson
Billie Jean
Thriller
Love Never Felt So Good
Remember The Time
Another Part of Me
PYT (Pretty Young Thing)
Rock With You
Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)
Lionel Richie
You Are
All Night Long
Prince
Sexy MF
Kiss
Hall & Oates
You Make My Dreams Come True
You Make My Dreams
Chaka Khan
Sweet Thing
I'm Every Woman
Tina Turner
A Fool In Love
Kenny Loggins
Footloose
Buster Poindexter
Hot Hot Hot
The B-52's
Love Shack
Survivor
Eye of the Tiger
Katrina & The Waves
Walking on Sunshine
Pat Benatar
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Journey
Don't Stop Believing
Player
Baby Come Back
Van Halen
Jump
The Cars
Drive
Phil Collins
In the Air Tonight
Dirty Dancing Soundtrack
The Time of My Life
Johnnie Gill
My My My
Sade
Smooth Operator
Vanilla Ice
Ice Ice Baby
Mtume
Juicy Fruit
Sugar Hill Gang
Apache
Kurtis Blow
Christmas Rappin'

Classic Rock
Van Morrison
Brown-Eyed Girl
Into The Mystic
Rolling Stones
Satisfaction
Start Me Up
Queen
Another One Bites The Dust
We Are The Champions
The Eagles
Heartache Tonight
I Can't Tell You Why
The Beatles
Twist and Shout
In My Life
Elvis Presley
Hound Dog
Blue Suede Shoes
Bonnie Raitt
Something to Talk About
I Can't Make You Love Me
Neil Diamond
Sweet Caroline
Los Lobos
La Bamba
Bruce Springsteen
Born in the USA
Kansas
Dust in the Wind
Bob Seger
Old Time Rock & Roll
Joe Cocker
Love Lift Me Up
Journey
Open Arms
Doobie Brothers
Yomo Be There
Aerosmith
Dream On
Foreigner
Urgent
Led Zeppelin
Black Dog
Barry Manilow
I Made it Through the Rain
Paul Simon
Call Me Al
Loggins & Messina
Danny's Song
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Secret Lovers
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Home Alabama
Dusty Springfield
Son of a Preacher Man

Modern Hits
Maroon 5
Payphone
Sugar
Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk
Treasure
Darius Rucker
Wagon Wheel
Lorde
Royals
John Legend
All of Me
Nicki Minaj
Starships
Flo Rida
Good Feeling
Carly Rae Jepsen
Call Me Maybe
Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud
Walk the Moon
Shut Up and Dance
Justin Timberlake
Can't Stop The Feeling
Robin Thicke
Blurred Lines
Pharrell
Happy
Ledisi
I Blame You
Daft Punk
Get Lucky
LMFAO
Party Rock Anthem

Country & Americana
Rascal Flatts
My Wish
I Won't Let Go
Shania Twain
How Do I Live
Man! I Feel Like a Woman
Tim McGraw
My Little Girl
Heartland
I Loved Her First
Lee Ann Womack
I Hope You Dance
Merle Haggard
Mama Tried
Norah Jones
The Long Way Home
Leanne Rimes
Blue
Zac Brown Band
Chicken Fried
Avett Brothers
Offering
Osbourne Brothers
Rocky Top
Patsy Cline
Crazy
Sam Hunt
Take Your Time

90’s Alternative and Hip-Hop
Train
Drive By
David Gray
This Year's Love
Aladdin Soundtrack
A Whole New World
Santana
Smooth
Keith Sweat
Nobody
Janet Jackson
That's the Way Love Goes
Brandy & Monica
The Boy is Mine
Snoop Dogg
What's My Name
Next
Too Close
Montell Jordan
This Is How We Do It

Ballads & Slow Songs
Gladys Knight
Neither One Of Us
Eric Clapton
Wonderful Tonight
Celine Dion
Because You Loved Me
Bobby Caldwell
What You Won't Do For Love
Bette Midler
Wind Beneath My Wings
Mel Carter
Hold Me, Thrill Me
Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud

Reggae & Caribbean
Jaheim
Ain't Leaving Without You
Just in Case
Bob Marley
Don't Worry About a Thing
Beenie Man
King of the Dance Hall
Elephant Man
Pin De River
Chaka Demus
Murder She Wrote

Ethnic & Specialty
Traditional
God Bless America