Longtime veterans of the Connecticut / New York club scene, the Showmen are genuine R&B and not a band that plays just some R&B. If you want a high-energy band that can rock the house, call us ! The Billy and the ShowmenR & B Revue always feature the best R&B singers in the Northeast. Billy and the ShowmenR & B Revue also feature strong horns and s tight rhythm section. The band has thrilled audiences for over 50 years performing throughout the Northeast Region and New York City. Billy and the Showmen specialize in hard-driving R&B, Soul, and Funk from the '60's and '70's. The band's repertoire includes the best of James Brown, Rick James, Percy Sledge, the Ohio Players, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, Junior Welles, King Floyd, Average White Band, Tower of Power, Buddy Miles, Kool & the Gang, Otis Redding and classic Motown artists such as the Temptations and Sam & Dave. During the 70's and 80's BATS worked "double-duty". They had their BATS 'day-gig' and often performed as the band for THE CHIFFONS. Today they are Billy Vera's "East Coast Beaters" and back BV on all his east coast appearances including the "Alive at Five" concert series in Stamford, CT, as seen on VH-1.
Billy and the Showmen are based in Greenwich, CT.
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Billy and the Showmen deliver high impact entertainment playing the best Rhythm and Blues, Motown, Funk, and Soul.