July 25, 2008
Party on the Patio
Tierra Verde Golf Club
This fabulous band has "Tribute Medleys" including the
Four Tops/Temptations, Fankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Three Dog Night and more.
Listen to their music!
The members of King Creole have been entertaining North Texas audiences for more than two decades, today performing a special blend of ’60s, ’70s and ’80s classic-rock chart busters, with occasional splashes of ’50s and ’90s hits. With a song list that spans a number of pop-music genres, audiences can never be sure what to expect next – except that the following song will be every bit as fun as the one before.
With four players originally hailing from Louisiana (probably predictable per the band’s name) complemented by two home-grown Metroplex performers, all of the musicians in the energetic group now reside in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. A little older and a little wiser,all six of these talented musicians decided several years back to come off of the road,settle down, start families and make their homes in the Metroplex. The result is a DFW-based band made up of some of the most talented and experienced entertainers around. The current lineup includes flamboyant singer David Froberg, along with keyboardist/vocalist Lyle Blanchard, guitarist/vocalist Keith “Lizzard” Crappelle, bassist Darryl Davis, saxophonist/flutist/vocalist Philip “Tchoupitoulas” Phistry,and drummer/vocalist Raymond Blanchard.
All six members compose music in a variety of styles, but, while they might occasionally sneak in one of their originals during a show,King Creole’s play list has been carefully composed to offer a start-to-finish onslaught of songs everyone will recognize and enjoy. Chances are that fans of local music or touring acts have already seen one or more of the band’s performers onstage. The current members of King Creole have played parts in some of the most popular and recognized groups in the region, lending their talents over the years to Dash Riprock & the Dragons, Vince Vance & the Valiants, the Betty Lewis Band, the Wild Mohicans, the J.B. Strut Band, the G-Men, and the Party Crashers.
Nowadays,when King Creole takes the stage, the band’s lineup represents 175-plus combined years of serious professional entertaining experience. These six accomplished entertainers come from extremely diverse musical backgrounds, and this has resulted in a band with a unique blend of talent that allows for an incredible array of musical styles during each performance. It is not often a band takes the stage that can follow up a raw rocker from the Cure, Creedence Clearwater Revival or Bruce Springsteen with a medley of ’50s favorites from Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons that includes “Sherry,” “Rag Doll” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry” – and then swing into a steamy staple like Joe Cocker’s “You Can Leave Your Hat On,” whisk the party away to “Margaritaville,” and then help you “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty” … without missing a beat. Motown, disco, classic rock, blues, ballads, big-time hits, golden oldies and more – King Creole has it. Oh, and lest anyone forget that King Creole is the only band in the Metroplex with the fabled “Gun of Fun.” (We’ll explain it later.) The band boasts five fabulous vocalists, each distinctively different. It’s this versatility, along with the musicians’ passion for live performance, that ultimately makes King
"The guys were great - A+"
"Best band I've ever hired!"
"Exceptionally great band!"
----- Jenna Lang, Premier Communities
Title Artist Living in America James Brown Brick House The Commodores Born to Be Wild Steppenwolf Magic Carpet Ride Steppenwolf Pretty Woman Roy Orbison Unchained Melody The Righteous Brothers Domino Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison Soul Man Sam & Dave Hold On I’m Coming Sam & Dave Margaritaville Jimmy Buffett Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry Dancing in the Dark Bruce Springsteen Surrender I Want You to Want Me Cheap Trick Sixteen Candles The Crests Truly Madly Deeply Savage Garden Vehicle The Ides of March Wild Thing The Troggs Good Lovin’ The Rascals Just Like Heaven The Cure I Melt With You (Stop the World) Modern English Listen to the Music The Doobie Brothers Love Her Madly The Doors Colour My World Chicago Easy The Commodores Drift Away Dobie Gray Moondance Van Morrison Don’t Dream It’s Over Crowded House Rose Colored Glasses John Conlee Nobody The Human Beinz Stand By Me Mickey Gilley My Girl The Temptations Ain’t Too Proud to Beg The Temptations Get Ready The Temptations I Know I’m Losing You The Temptations I Can’t Get Next You The Temptations Reach Out (I’ll Be There) The Four Tops Baby, I Need Your Loving The Four Tops I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) The Four Tops It’s the Same Old Song The Four Tops Sherry Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Rag Doll Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Big Girls Don’t Cry Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Eli’s Coming Three Dog Night Mamma Told Me Not to Come Three Dog Night Celebrate Three Dog Night One (Is the Loneliest Number) Three Dog Night Green River Creedence Clearwater Revival Long Cool Woman The Hollies The Lion Sleeps Tonight Rupert Jones Pick Up the Pieces The Average White Band Little Darlin’ The Diamonds Evil Ways Santana Pride and Joy Stevie Ray Vaughan (I Feel Good) I Got You James Brown That’s the Way (I Like It) KC & The Sunshine Band (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty KC & The Sunshine Band Gloria Them You Can Leave Your Hat On Joe Cocker Unchain My Heart Joe Cocker Mony Mony Billy Idol Unforgettable Nat “King” Cole / Natalie Cole Louie Louie The Kingsmen Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong It’s Only Make Believe Conway Twitty It’s Five O’clock Somewhere Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett Temptation Eyes The Grass Roots Lucille Little Richard Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton Only Wanna Be With You Hootie & The Blowfish Little Bit O' Soul Music Explosion Jambalaya Hank Williams Every Day I Have the Blues Memphis Slim Touch Me The Doors On the Dark Side John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band Draggin’ the Line Tommy James and The Shondells Authority Song John Couger Mellencamp Hurts So Good John Cougar Mellencamp Land of 1,000 Dances Wilson Pickett Pretzel Logic Steely Dan I Shot the Sherriff Bob Marley Spooky Classics IV Every Time I Roll the Dice Delbert McClinton Happy Together The Turtles Hello, I Love You The Doors Break on Through The Doors L.A. Woman The Doors Hard to Handle The Black Crowes Talking in Your Sleep The Romantics Can’t Get Enough Bad Company All Right Now Free Low Rider War Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo Rick Derringer Honky Tonk Women The Rolling Stones Give Me One Reason Tracy Chapman I Got a Line Spirit Born to Run Bruce Springsteen Some Like It Hot Power Station Is That Chicken in My Gumbo? King Creole Milk That Cow King Creole Cover Me Bruce Springsteen Shout The Isley Brothers Ain’t No Sunshine Bill Withers Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley Hey Pocky Way The Neville Brothers Please Come Home for Christmas The Eagles Little Sister Elvis Presley / Dwight Yoakam Old-Time Rock and Roll Bob Seger Johnny B. Good Chuck Berry Twistin’ the Night Away Rod Stewart Main Street Bob Seger Sweet Home, Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
’50s Medley --- (various artists)
Stormy Monday Blues --- T. Bone Walker
Under the Boardwalk --- The Drifters
I Saw the Light --- Hank Williams
Hang on Sloopy --- the McCoys
Barbara Ann --- the Beach Boys
No Sugar Tonight --- The Guess Who
Smoke on the Water --- Deep Purple
No Matter What --- Badfinger
In the Midnight Hour --- Wilson Pickett
Gimme Some Lovin’ --- The Spencer Davis Group