Song List Ain’t Nobody Chaka Kahn All Blues Miles Davis At Last Etta James Baby I Love You Aretha Franklin Band of Gold Freda Payne Best of My Love The Emotions Billie Jean Michael Jackson Boogie Oogie Oogie Taste of Honey Brick House The Commodores Cantaloupe Island Brion Bomberg Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You Franki Valli Car Wash Rose Royce Chain of Fools Aretha Franklin Cold Duck Time Eddie Harris Comin’ Home Baby Bob Dorough & Ben Tucker Crazy in Love Beyonce Crazy Love Van Morrison Daughters John Mayer Déjà Vu Beyonce Disco Inferno The Trammps Do I Do Stevie Wonder Dock of the Bay Otis Redding Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough Michael Jackson Fool in Love Ike & Tina Turner For Once in My Life Stevie Wonder Fun, Fun, Fun Confunkshun Georgia Ray Charles Get Down on It Kool and the Gang Gimme Some Lovin Spencer Davis Group Golden Jill Scott Good Times Chic Hava Nagila Traditional I Don’t Want to Lose Your Love The Emotions I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing Aerosmith I Heard It Through the Grapevine Gladys Knight & the Pips I Want to Be Your Lover Prince I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor I Wish Stevie Wonder I’ll Take You There Staple Singers If I Ain’t Got You Alicia Keys In My House Mary Jane Girls It’s Yo Thang Isley Brothers Just My Imagination The Temptations Kiss Prince
Knock on Wood Eddie Floyd L.O.V.E. Nat “King” Cole Lady Marmalade Labelle Last Dance Donna Summer Let’s Groove Earth, Wind & Fire Let’s Stay Together Marvin Gaye Long Walk Jill Scott Love Overboard Gladys Knight & the Pips Love Roller Coaster Ohio Players Love Train O’Jays Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett More Than a Woman The Bee Gees Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett My Girl The Temptations Natural Woman Aretha Franklin Pass the Peas Maceo Parker Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry Proud Mary Ike & Tina Turner P.Y.T. Michael Jackson September Earth, Wind & Fire Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) The Jacksons Shining Star Earth, Wind and Fire Shotgun Junior Walker Shout Otis Day and the Knights Signed, Sealed, Delivered Stevie Wonder Superstition Steve Wonder Sweet Thang Chaka Kahn Take Me to the River Al Green The Best is Yet to Come Frank Sinatra The Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra Think Aretha Franklin Thriller Michael Jackson ‘Til You Come Back to Me Aretha Franklin To Be Real Cheryl Lynn Unforgettable Nat “King” Cole We Are Family Sister Sledge What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong What You Won’t Do for Love Bobby Caldwell You Are the Best Thing Ray Lamontagne Stevie Wonder You Are the Sunshine of My Life You Got the Love Chaka Kahn You Sexy Thing Hot Chocolate The song list is always changing. For the most current songlist, visit www.MemphisTrainRevue.com/songlist.
Corporate Events “I have been organizing this corporate event for 20 years and we have never had such a positive vibe as when Memphis Train started to play. Some bands sound the same the entire night, but this band really was able to mix up the sound and the selections to keep people entertained.” - Chris Anyel Labatt Food Service “Honestly, all aspects of working with MTR were fantastic! Mark was the very best combination of ‘friendly-professional.’ He was very accommodating of our needs and budget and quick to respond to all communication. The band’s crew arrived and set up with no complications, the performers arrived and were on stage as expected on time, very polite and easy to work with. The performance was terrific! Memphis Train Revue and AustinMusicWorks were fantastic to work with! I would book them again in a heartbeat!” - Nikki Mackenzie Lexus
music. Great singers. This is the third event MTR has performed at for us. All have been an incredible success!! Mark Grossman was easy to deal with - professional and thorough. The set up crew was early and incredibly efficient.” - Carmen Zayas Goodwill “Mark and the band were easy, and great to work with, and when I thought they wouldn’t answer one more question from my client . . . they handled it like it was the first question . . . and even wore Halloween Costumes for the gig!!” - David Granger Bravo! Entertainment “We appreciated that you were able to give a whole-hearted performance without blasting the ears of our audiologist audience. In addition, your playlist was masterfully designed to capture our group and get them on the floor – not an easy task.”
- Bruce Clark “A note of thanks. Memphis Train Revue was a BCW Group, Event Planner for Sonus, a smash! Terrific! Huge hit! I cannot tell you how division of Amplifon awesome they were. Our party was the rocking party of all times. We had people dancing “Thanks for accommodating us in staying late . that never dance! Everything went just grand . . of course, the band was awesome. Love the and no hitches in the get along.” singers and members of the band.They are very talented and so nice. We had a great time. Until - Kamie Cherry next year . . .” Constructors & Associates, Inc. - Norma Morales “Memphis Train Revue made our Christmas KENS TV party a terrific hit! The floor was crowded with employees dancing from the minute the band started right through to the very end. For the most current client testimonials, Soulful, energetic and extremely danceable visit www.MemphisTrainRevue.com/testimonials.
Charitable Galas “Memphis Train Revue and AustinMusicWorks helped to make my event a success. They were easy to work with and provided a quality product. Memphis Train Revue got everyone dancing and having fun.” - Karen Boyer Goodwill of Central Texas “Your crew was fabulous. I have no complaints at all. Mark this day down – a completely satisfied customer.” - Laurel Hooper Travis County Medical Alliance Gala “Memphis Train is so very wonderful and such a draw to all who think about coming. . . I just wish we could figure out a way to highlight them more.” - Meredith Cooper Wonders & Worries, Inc.
“Just wanted to tell you everyone loved the band Friday! It was a great party with rave reviews. I’ll be watching for when they play – our kids would love them.” - Connie Baines Toast of the Town “What a night and oh what a band.........THEY WERE FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We loved them and they are a fantastic band who knows how to make any event a success. Memphis Train Revue was an absolute hit and made the Service League of Baytown’s Charity Ball a definite night to remember. Everyone has called to tell me that they loved the band and requested your number for future events....no need to worry....I gave them all your name and number. Thanks a bunch, they were great.” - Tracey Ferrell Terry The Service League of Baytown
“The Train played great tunes . . . and the dance “My greatest thanks to you and the members of floor was beyond full. I can’t wait to get to- Memphis Train Revue! The 50 Year Celebration was a huge success (we had over 900 guests) gether with y’all again!” and everyone was raving about the perfor- Lou Diamond Phillips mance. We received several requests that we Actor,Writer and Director have Memphis Train Revue perform at other “Memphis Train Revue put on an amazing events and we look forward to working with show and even impressed ME! My clients you all in the future!” wanted a band that kept their guests on the - Rachel Akeman dance floor all night long and they got exactly Goodwill Industries of Central Texas what they wanted.” “WOW!! We had an awesome and great time. - Jackie Deer Great job! We are looking forward to listening Elite Weddings and Events to the band again. Again, thanks for making our “Exceeded all of our expectations. Hands down, anniversary a fun and enjoyable night. Keep up the good work.” they are the BEST OF THE BEST!!!!” - Stephanie and Calvin Guillory - Shawne Moore Austin,Texas 50th Birthday Party
Wedding Receptions “We considered hiring bands from Atlanta to L.A. to play at our wedding but we didn’t think anyone could provide the same great entertainment we had consistently seen from our friends in Memphis Train Revue. Our guests are still raving about the band to us and to anyone who will listen.We understand that one of our colleagues hired you, sight unseen, based on the incredible word of mouth you generated at our wedding. You are pure, unadulterated fun! We do not hesitate to endorse you – you are incredible!” - Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra Bride and Groom, Santa Barbara, California
The manager, Mark Grossman, is an absolute pleasure to work with. He’s very professional and responds to emails and phone calls in a prompt manner. He greeted us during our dinner and followed up with us when we returned from our honeymoon with a thank you letter and an email. We think they were an excellent value for the money. I think that Memphis Train will be a big hit at other weddings and debutant balls in Dallas.You will not be disappointed!” - Mary Martin Magers Bride, Dallas,Texas
“MTR had my wedding party on the dance floor un“We LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Memphis Train til the very end! That to me is a successful party!” Revue and so did our guests. They are a fabu- Kristin Holstein Gish lous band and had everyone dancing all night. Bride, Jackson Hole,Wyoming We left our reception later than we were suppose to because the reception was still going “The band is undoubtedly one of the best wedstrong because of the band. All my friends and ding bands in the country. They’re called Memfamily keep saying how awesome the band was. phis Train Revue and are based in Austin.” They play songs that everyone has fun dancing - Liza Downey to and variety for all ages. Wedding Guest and Blogger
Memphis Train Revue is a 10 piece R&B, classic soul and funk powerhouse. Comprised of a vocal section, horn section and band, Memphis Train Revue has rocked and rolled audiences for 20 years. The Train gets bodies on the dance floor singing, dancing and having a great time and no one does it better!
Sheree Smith: Vocals
a weekly churchgoer and the worldliness of an army brat giving her broad exposure to musical styles from across the country and around the world. Glenda has performed as a professional singer with such artists as Kyle Turner, Mr. James Polk and Women in Jazz.
Paul Klemperer: Saxophone
Born and raised in Attalla, Alabama, Sheree has starred in such popular musicals as Beehive and Dreamgirls and has lent her voice to recordings for Overlord, Spencer Gibb, the San Antonio Spurs and the San Memphis Train Revue combines the road-tested skills of touring musicians with the technical profi- Antonio Riverwalk. With her extensive theater and ciency of studio musicians and the showmanship of live performance background, Sheree is a master at singers who honed their skills in church and theatre. engaging the audience and blurring the line between The unique combination creates one of the funki- performer and spectator. est rhythm sections around, a horn section so hot Keith Fiala: Trumpet they could burn down a house and singers who wear their emotions on their vocal chords! If this band Winner of the prestigious Louis can’t get you on the dance floor, then there must not Armstrong Jazz Award, Keith’s be a dance floor! talents won him a full music scholarship at the University of Glenda Dotson: Vocals Texas. Keith has performed at The daughter of a career army jazz festivals around the world and he rejoins Memman and minister, Glenda was phis Train Revue after a world tour with jazz legend raised with the soulfulness of Maynard Ferguson.
Sonia Moore: Vocals Sonia ’Saja’ Moore is a native of Houston, Texas and has been singing since she joined The New Sunrise Baptist Church Choir at the tender age of 6. At 16, Sonia was a featured vocalist on MC Hammer’s iconic “2 Legit 2 Quit” album, performed on the subsequent national tour and has since sung on tracks by Doug E. Fresh (Make Love Tonight), Mr. 32 and Gov’t Mule.
A jazz fan from an early age, Paul has studied with jazz legends Archie Shepp, Max Roach and Ray Copeland. He has performed with local legends Marcia Ball and members of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and has released a number of CDs, including Manteca-licious! by Manteca Beat, Man in Chamber by The Klemperer Group and Texas Tenure by PK Sax. Raul Vallejo: Trombone
Raul was born and raised in Harlingen in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas, grew up watching Lawrence Welk and listening to his father’s Glen Miller and Tommy Sonia has made a number of television appearances on Dorsey records. He credits the Blues Brothers’ Tom shows such as The Arsenio Hall Show, The American “Bones” Malone with his interest in the trombone which Music Awards, “Out All Night” (which starred Vivica A. he studied at the University of North Texas in Denton. Fox and Patti LaBelle) and Saturday Night Live. For the most current bios, visit www.MemphisTrainRevue.com/band.
Raul’s extensive resume includes touring with Jason Willie Scoggins: Guitar Mraz, Kelly Clarkson and Maynard Ferguson and perWillie Scoggins developed his forming alongside Prince. As a founding member of the work ethic while shucking corn Grooveline Horns (along with Carlos Sosa and Ferand milking cows on his grandnando Castillo) Raul has played with a wide variety of daddy’s farm just outside of Fort artists including Blues Traveler, La Tribu, Maceo Parker, Worth, Texas and began his music Greg Boyer, The Scabs, Bob Schneider, Ian Moore and career at the age of 8 when he was given the choice the Grupo Fantasma Horns. of learning piano or taking ballet. Thankfully, he chose Will McGowan: Drums piano and three years later received his first guitar as a gift from his dad. Will McGowan was so enamored with the drums that he taught Willie graduated from the Guitar Institute of Technolhimself to play with nothing more ogy where he then taught for 7 years before joining than a couple of tree branches Memphis Train Revue in 1995. and empty cans of Crisco. DeJames Duvall: Sound Engineer spite his grandmother’s constant pleas to “quit making all that racket,” Will pursued his love and, at the age of 19, with a real drum set in hand, played his first gig on Austin’s famed Sixth Street.
James has quickly built a reputation as one of the best sound engineers in Austin and one of the easiest to work with.
Since then, Will has served as the music director of one of Austin’s largest churches, toured the “Chitlin Circuit” with Kyle Turner and entertained our troops As a professional sound engineer, James has worked the boards at One World Theater, world famous Anin Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo and Sarajevo. tone’s and Threadgill’s, running sound for such artists Yoggie Musgrove: Bass Guitar as Booker T and the MG’s, Kenny Loggins, Leon Russell, Chubby Checker, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and When Freescale Semiconductor Arturo Sandoval. James has also run sound for South built a band to back Bonnie Raitt, by Southwest. Eric Johnson, Kris Kristofferson, Mark Grossman: Management Ian McLagan, Stephen Bruton, Ruthie Foster and Malford MilliPrior to joining the Memphis gan for their “Road to Austin” concert, they had their Train Revue team in 2005, Mark pick of bass players and they picked Yoggie Musgrove. earned his stripes by working a wide variety of jobs in the enterYoggie has been voted by readers of the Austin tainment industry. He managed Chronicle the “Best Bassist in Austin” on multiple occasions, proving that he is a player with broad appeal, “Those Who Dig,” the band credited with ushering in the Austin pop-folk-rock wave of the early ‘90’s. He not merely a musician’s musician. also worked various positions in radio promotion, sales, Phil Redmond: Keyboards A&R and business affairs at Amazing Records, Geffen Records and Virgin Records. Phil is a modern-day renaissance man: keyboard player, guitarist, A graduate of The University of Texas and Loyola Law drummer, trumpet player, produc- School, Los Angeles, Mark has practiced law in Calier, engineer, singer and songwrit- fornia, New York and Texas in the areas of mergers er. It’s in his blood! Phil’s father, and acquisitions, securities offerings, entertainment Roy Redmond, sang with James Brown, Ray Charles and and small business counseling. After a decade of pracSam and Dave. Phil has forged his own career playing ticing law, he returned to his first love, music, when with such notable acts as Tommy Shane Steiner, Toby he opened his own artist management and booking Beau and Motown’s El Debarge. company, AustinMusicWorks. Mark Grossman • [email protected] • 512.495.9935 • P.O. Box 81145 Austin, Texas 78708
For nearly 20 years, client satisfaction has been our number one priority. Starting in January 2008, we began sending customer satisfaction surveys to our clients after each event to make sure that we are meeting our high standards and exceeding the expectations of our clients. As of September 2009, 62 clients have responded to the survey. The results, a select few of which are below, reflect exceptional customer satisfaction with both Memphis Train Revue and AustinMusicWorks (Memphis Train Revue’s management company).
Memphis Train Revue
For complete survey results, contact Mark Grossman at 512.495.9935 or [email protected]