About Prime Cut Band
This contemporary jazz/R&B group plays a wide variety music, from blues to soul to classics from the Great American Songbook.
Prime Cut's members have long, respected musical pedigrees. Kent Suggs is a world-traveled musician who was playing on Beale Street at age 15, performing with Memphis musicians such as Joyce Cobb, Herman Green, Calvin and Phineas Newborn, Nokie Taylor, Isaac Hayes, and Rufus & Carla Thomas. Kent also traveled with acts like Gladys Knight, The Drifters, Ink Spots, Lou Rawls, and Little Anthony & the Imperials.
Audie Smith is probably best known for playing at the legendary Marmalade Restaurant, as well as Folk's Folly and the French Quarter Inn. Audie also spent six years performing around New York and opening for performers such as Roy Ayers and the Main Ingredients. In Memphis, Audie has backed numerous stars, including Denise LaSalle and J. Blackfoot.
Andre’ Holman has performed with Ruby Wilson, Marlin Branch & Monday’s Child, and Joyce Cobb.
Debbie Barnes was a group member of Ray Charles and the Rayettes from 1976-78. She shared the stage with the Spinners, Dionne Warwick, Margie Joseph, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Charlie Rich, Gladys Knight, Carla Thomas, and many, many more.
Frankie Phillips started singing at a early age. He won his first singing contest at the young age of nine. Frank has sung with the Smoke Rings and the Brothers We.
A great combo for small wedding receptions and elegant private functions, the Prime Cut Band will bring a sophisticated and fun sound to any occasion.