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***** WHOOPING CRANES® *****
(aka: Garret Factory & the Whooping Cranes)

'America's Wildest Party Band' - WHOOPING CRANES is an Atlanta - based, high energy, variety rock soul dance band performing a wide spectrum of dance music for people who like to party! The music of Whooping Cranes includes an impressive repertoire mixture of rock, soul, swing, alternative rock, R&B, blues, and funk, with a twist of lime, a splash of reggae & calypso, and also occasional jazzy surprises.

Additionally, the band released their CD/album: WHOOPING CRANES 'Rock With the Flock', which includes 60+ minutes of original music in the wide variety of styles they are known for performing.

The Whooping Cranes band performs at private & corporate parties, wedding receptions, at many colleges, and also golf and country clubs in the region. This group is ready to play shows as a rock soul dance band, or as a groove-oriented alternative music band. They also enjoy playing original music shows as well. The group added real horn players to the lineup for recording and for larger shows, concerts, & festivals.

Whooping Cranes invited you to come to a party by the pool, hosted by STAR 94-FM Radio DJs, at the Renaissance Pine Isle Resort in Georgia's Lake Lanier Islands every Saturday evening all summer.They've headlined the American Cancer Society's Fundraiser in Gwinnett County of Atlanta. For the Mistletoe Jam, they opened the concert for rockabilly legend Sleepy LaBeef & Band. They performed many years for Atlanta's American Pie Memorial Day and Labor Day Bash, along with 99X-FM Radio DJs hosting 'Sundays Live on 99X' from the Pie's tropical deck. In downtown Atlanta during the '96 Summer Olympics, they performed many shows on the Budweiser stage in the Olympic Circle. Whooping Cranes band has performed in most southern states, including FL & TX. To be enlightened by the caliber of the Whooping Cranes band's professional musicians, see the 'Performances of Note' page for credits to the band's history of shows and events.

The band sends out an emailing list of their performance dates and continues to build a strong following. Please send in your request to join the 'Whoopers' Whooping Cranes VIP Fan Club. For more info about shows, click menu tab for Performances. The band is currently working in studio on new music and more video releases.

Whooping Cranes band continues to perform in concerts, festivals, clubs, and special events throughout the Southeastern U.S. They love to interact with people and have fun with everyone they meet. The group definitely can dance and party a crowd! So please remember to wear your dancing shoes to the event. Whoopers Unite!

The family of Whooping Cranes:

Garret Factory - electric/acoustic guitars & vocals
... including harmonica & keyboards
Brady Born - keyboards & vocals
Bevin Nelson - keyboards & vocals
Reggie Mac - bass & vocals
C Dub Wally - bass & vocals
Mick Dundey - drums & vocals
Tim Smith - drums & vocals
Patrick Joe - drums & vocals
Mark 'Dream' Weaver - percussion & vocals
Khaleeq Hodari - congas & percussion

Whooping Cranes Horn Section:
Reid Binion - tenor & alto sax
Kevin Carwile - tenor & also sax
Charles Harris - tenor & alto sax
Larry Smith - tenor & alto sax
Chris Cermak - trombone
Jason 'Jaybird' Kornder - trumpet

Your help and support with purchases of products, referrals for bookings, and attending live shows is GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!

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