- Serving Little Rock, AR
- 5702 W 12th St
- City, Zip Code & State
- Little Rock, AR 72211
With the renewal of interest in music of the Swing and Big Band Era, we are having the time of their lives performing songs from the 30's through the 80's.
David Higginbotham plays upright bass, plays guitar in our mariachi and Italian groups, and sings lead beautifully. He is a superb music director and a very gifted songwriter.
Randy McDonald plays drums and sings in the group. He also doubles piano and bass, is a master sound recording engineer at Zanbeck Studios, is a computer expert and is a gifted songwriter.
In addition to a busy calendar of private parties, we played at the Unity Church every Sunday for 6 years and produced an album of original inspirational music, The Unity Trio.
Pat Henry in recent years has become our bands welcome 4th member. Pat plays trumpet, trombone and flugelhorn, sings lead and alto (but not at the same time.) He is also adept on flute, piano, guitar and bass, and has recorded 2 albums playing all instruments himself. (Pat says I had a lot of cheap help!)
All 4 of us are bandleaders in our own right. But the sum is greater than the parts.
We have played together so much that we can anticipate each others every move, every note. The joy in playing I first had is back! I enjoy writing vocal arrangements for us. I look forward to every concert, to every tune. Sometimes all our new ideas just tumble over each other in exuberance. Jazz began as fun music and we have put the fun back into it.
Everyone tends to want to classify or pigeonhole a band as playing a particular style of music. So far, we have successfully resisted that. We have presented Dixieland, Cajun, Polka, Mariachi, Italian, Irish and Western Swing-style band shows. But most of the time, we play a mix of popular standards, swing and popular jazz from all the decades.
All four of us sing lead on some tunes, and we present many tunes in 4-part harmony, a la the 4 Freshmen or Manhattan Transfer.
Almost all of our engagements are private parties, like weddings and receptions, anniversaries, birthdays, company parties and conventions.
With the renewal of interest in music of the Swing and Big Band Era, The Bob Boyd Sounds, David, Randy, Pat and Bob, are having the time of their lives playing and singing songs from the thirties through the eighties.
Word has gotten around that these four guys will knock you out when they play music of the big bands.
All four of them sing, solo and in harmony, music from Sinatra, the Four Freshmen and the Modernaires, to Stevie Wonder! They play smooth, listen able jazz, if you can manage to keep your feet still. But when they play, unlike much jazz, in their music you can always recognize the melody!
Among other cities, Boyd Music may serve the following areas: Little Rock, North Little Rock, Hot Springs National Park, Jonesboro, Pine Bluff, Russellville, Benton, Arkadelphia, Conway, Monticello, Searcy, Batesville, Bryant, Camden, Cherokee Village, El Dorado, Hampton, Heber Springs, Hot Springs Village, Jacksonville, Magnolia, Mc Crory, Mc Gehee, Oden, Paragould, White Hall, Bexar, Belleville, Beirne, Beedeville
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