When you say Funk, Soul, Rhythm and Blues you must be talking about The C.I.T.Y. This vibrant and boldly fresh conglomerate of artistically talented young people brings hard work and an outright gift to take over a stage. They have an appeal backed with personal works of music that define the band and their artistic direction. This group is high energy to the third power when working their musical magic together and while doing so, they have aptly displayed their brand as visionary songwriters, composers, entertainers and skilled musicians.
This Houston based group has performed locally at several events ranging from halftime for the Houston Rockets to the “Stars Over Texas” stage at the Houston Livestock and Rodeo. They've also collaborated with local venue Grooves of Houston's "R&B Concert Series” to open for R&B Stars Jon B. and Montell Jordan. In addition the group has seen its share of local venues from The House of Blues, Warehouse Live, Last Concert Café and Alley Kat Bar just to name a few.
Also wearing the hat of entrepreneurs the band recently accepted the challenge of putting on their own concert where they would perform strictly their own original music. This was accompanied by months of planning, budgeting, investing , advertising and promotion and resulted in performing at Grooves of Houston for over 300 dedicated fans.
While reigning as a Houston fan favorite they’ve also taken the party on the road gracing stages in Dallas, Austin (SXSW), New Orleans, Atlanta and even out to sea while partnering with Dream Time Travel and Carnival Cruise Lines.
Like George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Mint Condition and Frankie Beverly & Maze all rolled up in one, they will make you beg for an encore each and every show, validating their coined slogan, "THE C.I.T.Y., We Party". They are a breath of fresh air for live music, delivering funk in increasing levels.
Affectionately known as “the singing teacher,” Shawn Sounds is a powerhouse singer- songwriter from Houston, Texas. He’s been featured across social media for the soul-capturing covers and melodies he sings to help motivate students in his classroom. Shawn also captured America’s heart as a “Top 8” finalist on Season 16 of NBC’s “The Voice”, and landed the #2 spot on iTunes’ Top R&B songs for his rendition of the Luther Vandross classic, “A House Is Not A Home.”
Shawn has sang alongside chart toping artists like John Legend, Chrisette Michelle, and Carl Thomas. He’s toured with famed jazzman, Jarrod Lawson, with R&B crooners, H-Town, and as one-third of the soul group, Six Minutes ‘til Sunrise.
Kiland has performed and produced with such music Legends as Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Johnathon Butler and Smokey Robinson. To date he has written over 400 songs, jingles, and produced numerous projects. Early in his music carrer he was selected out of 800 national entries and presented the Sony Innovators Award for his vocal and composition skills by the Sony Corporation, since then, he has produced numerous Television, Broadcast and Theatrical productions including the “Debra Duncan” talk show for ABC Channel 13 KTRK in Houston, TX.
In her own words, Tausha Jackson is "just a little girl from the country who was born to hold a microphone". In the opinion of fans around the globe, this Texas native is a soul singing powerhouse that delivers an entertainment experience that's second to none. Performing everything from soul stirring R&B ballads to 80s Southern Rock hits the possibilities are beyond endless with this entertainer. Tausha has a reputation of getting people on the dancefloor and keeping them there. If you want elevated entertainment that your guests will be talking about for years to come - "don't book a band, book an experience". The Tausha Jackson Experience!
The Soul Sound Band is well-known for their unique and fun style, which sets them apart from other musical acts. They bring a fresh and vibrant energy to their performances, infusing each song with their own distinctive sound and personality. Their versatility allows them to cater to a diverse range of events, including weddings, private parties, club nights, and corporate gigs. While they are proficient in playing a wide range of music, their renditions of R&B and throwback Motown tunes have become particularly popular and highly requested. Their soulful interpretations and energetic performances of these classic genres have captivated audiences and made them a sought-after choice for events in and around Houston, Texas.