The Esquires

THE ESQUIRES' music represent The sixties RHYTHM and BLUES era with a repertoire of songs recorded by such R&B greats as James Brown, Wilson PICKETT, Otis REDDING, the Four Tops, the Temptations, the Embers, Otis Day, Doug Clark and many others. Their down to earth funky R&B sound reflects the individual members love for this style of music.

We don't just play 60's Music, WE LIVED IT

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Friday, September 20th 2019
Dunbar Fall Festival
Downtown Dunbar
Dunbar, WV
8:00 til 10:00

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Their down to earth funky R&B sound reflects the individual members love for this style of music. Formed in the early sixties, these nineteen year old musicians performed in the South Eastern United States Area for almost a decade, primarily for college student "dance" crowds. Just a note that during the mid 60's The Esquires spent their summers at Myrtle Beach and worked with some of the greatest shag groups. After a twelve year hiatus the band reformed in 1983 and began performing once again to the delight of the now thirty to sixty year old audiences. They have performed with the Beach Boys, Three Dog Night, Chubby Checker, and The Coasters since their revival. In 1995 they were guests of the Russian Government for an 11 day whirlwind tour of Moscow, where they performed at 5 of the most prestigious night clubs in Moscow plus a live television viewing audience of approximately 120 million.

The current accompaniment of instruments consists of a lead guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums, and two piece horn section. The band features one female and one male lead vocalists that provide audiences with a variety of vocal ranges. Combined with the addition of their four background musician/vocalist, the band is able to produce a 'Rich and Gutsy" R&B Sound.

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Butch Evans at 304-343-6480

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PO Box 27, Fraziers Bottom, WV 25082-0027

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304-343-6480 or 800-205-4848

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"We had the Esquires as entertainment for a national convention in early December of 2011. Simply put; "They brought down the house". T. Booking was easy, too. If your group/function wants some early 'Motown' you better sign the Esquires up in a hurry."

Philip Morrison, member
National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators

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