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For the third year in a row,
the readers of
SB MAGAZINE have
It strikes us there's something peculiarly Looziana about an appeals court judge fronting a fourteen-piece show band with two leggy blonde chic singers.
Yeah, yeah, we've had a hillbilly singer for a governor, and NO's got the crooning DA, but we're talking Shreveport-Bossier here, for chrissakes. This is a bar band, fronted by an elected judge, in Bible Belt country.
We've been aware of Harmon's -- ah, the judge's -- musical bent for some time, but we've never actually been favored with the up-close, live and in person Super Group experience. A prominent influence peddler assures us they're "excellent!" (But he's an influence peddler. That's what he's supposed to say.) And one of the Capitol's ink-stained types says Harmon's been jamming since his Kappa Sig days at LSU (where he fratboy'd up with a current candidate for guv and a former state treasurer, amongst others).
What does this have to do with anything? Jim Leggett and Babs Zimmerman recently sent along the Super Group's "Still Kickin' " CD, on which they cover "Brown Eyed Girl," "Mustang Sally," "Brickhouse," etc. There's also an extra six minutes of video.
If you check with someone at Contact Harmon Drew, you might could get your own copy. Or book them yourself. Or check them out at harmondrew.com. Strictly Looziana!
1. Louisiana State Bar Association
2. Louisiana D.A.'s Association
3. The Mississippi Bar, Alabama Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, & Arkansas Bar Association
4. LSU Law School Alumni "Battle of the Bands"
5. Louisiana State Medical Society; Louisiana Association of Assessors
6. Louisiana Association of Architects; Louisiana Association of District Court Clerks
7. Louisiana City Court Clerks' Beach Party, Destin, Florida
8. 350 Wedding Receptions in eleven states
9. FloraBama; King Ranch; Texas Children's Hospital Benefit, Houston, TX
10. Opened for THE TEMPTATIONS - Montgomery, Alabama JUBILEE
11. Blount Family Reunion - Union Springs, Alabama
14. Baton Rouge Elephant Stomp; Baton Rouge Donkey Romp (Legislative Parties)
15. NW Louisiana Chamber Party for the Legislature
16. Louisiana District Judges' Association - Spring Party
17. Kappa Delta Formal - Louisiana Tech
18. Louisiana State Troopers' Association
19. Hotel Bentley, Best Western and Bistro on the Bayou - Alexandria
20. Davison Wedding in Ruston; backed up Aaron Neville
21. Jackson, MS and San Angelo, TX - Same weekend - Think about it.
22. Governor's Legislative Reception; Several U.S. Senator Johnston Receptions
23. Mardi Gras Krewes: Gemini, Justinian, Allegro, Mercury, Baccus, Boogaloo, Sabine, Dionysus, Kingfish, Achilles, and Aeschlepius
24. Cane Bangers' Dance Club - Selma, Alabama
25. Sunset Serenade - Seaside, Florida
26. One week "Ship of Fools" Caribbean Cruise - November, 2001
27. Casinos: Isle of Capri, Horseshoe, Casino Magic, Boomtown, all in Shreveport-Bossier
28. Christus Schumpert Christmas Party - Shreveport
29. Dr. Ronnie Woods Christmas Party - Monroe
30. Natchitoches Christmas Festival
31. ABA Convention - Louisiana Superdome
32. Louisiana Police Chiefs' Association
33. Hibernia Independence Bowl Party
34. American Red Cross, Shreveport
35. Lafayette Cajundome
36. First event at the Bossier City CenturyTel Center
37. Loyola-Jesuit (Shreveport) 100th Birthday Party
Harmon Drew Band,
Many thanks for the great performance. Please put me down for next year. My best, JFH
"Over-the-top" - "Incredible" - - - these are only a few words to
describe you and your band! We appreciate the time you put into learning
our special songs, and we were thrilled that you allowed our son to get
up and perform with your talented group. We will always treasure the
important part you played in our journey. Please thank the band for
It couldn't have been better! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I felt
like I was in college again, and the younger crowd enjoyed the music as
much or more than we did. Your band made the wedding. I almost wish I
had another daughter (well maybe not.) When we recover, maybe we'll just
have you play at a party. Thanks again!
We have survived our Feb 24th wedding and wanted to THANK YOU and your
band members for a wonderful, fun evening. Our friends and family had a
blast at our wedding reception and are still talking about the wonderful
band!! Thank you for a tremendous evening and memories we will have
I just wanted to express a HUGE "THANK YOU" to you and your Super
Group. My wedding reception was an amazing evening, and we've had SO MANY
compliments on your band. We appreciate how personable you made the evening
with the call-outs, requests, announcements. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Wanted to thank you for everything last night. You
and your band were GREAT, as always! I hope that you get some gigs from
this. Please tell your band members that I appreciate them all. I think
we did ok, especially for it being our first time to do something like
this. I like doing things "out of the box". Let's do it again!
What a wonderful time we had!!!!!! I think we all thought we were about 30 years younger Saturday night! Haven't had that much fun in years. We all still agree you are the BEST BAND IN TOWN! Thanks for making the night so much fun and allowing all of us the feel young once again. Yes…..it maybe was a wedding for our daughter but it is still our PARTY!!!! Thanks a million for all your help and wonderful music. Hugs to all and hope to hear you again soon.
You are so awesome. I am looking forward to NYE as well. Thanks to all
of you for making that event so special. EVERYONE LOVED YOU!!
The Harmon Drew Super Group did a superb job at
the wedding of my daughter, Emily, Saturday, August 20, 2005. The sound,
singing and song selections were outstanding. People danced the entire
night and did not want to go home. I heard comments from numerous people
that "This was the best dance band I have heard," "This
was the best wedding reception I have ever attended," and
"This was the best dance in a long time." Thank you for being
a significant part of a very memorable event and evening.
Please express out thanks to your group! You did the same awesome job
for Laura's wedding. And the Memphis contingency had a great time! Based
on the wedding video, everyone had fun. I somehow got caught on the
other side for a while. So Ioved seeing the the fun I had missed. Ha!
Great job! Best music and dancing of the
summer. Everyone had a fabulous time.
It was wonderful!!! Everyone
is raving about our band. You already have so many fans in Montgomery.
You made a very special night even more special. Doesn't it scare you
that you have to live forever to
The wedding went well. The
reception and dinner preceded handsomely.
Your band was a huge success
at the Preview Gala for Trends and Traditions. Thank you so much for
playing at the event. Everyone enjoyed the music! The Harmon Drew Super
Group definitely added a great touch to the party. My co-chair Kelly
Gosslee and I appreciate everything. You were certainly easy to work
Thanks so much for
making the wedding reception such a success. Everyone has told us that
it was the most fun wedding ever and that you all were the best band
they have ever heard. Thanks for helping us show these Texas people how
to have a good time! I think we have set a precedent!
Just a note to say "Thank you" for a wonderful evening at Cypress Bend for my birthday party on June 21. To say that the band was great is quite an understatement - You all were awesome!
There were a number of people there from south Louisiana who had never heard your group before and they were most impressed. Of course, those from north Louisiana already knew how great you were - and they, too, were most complimentary - declaring how super your performance was! Of course, I knew it would be.
Also, I want to thank you for making my party so personal; my family greatly appreciated this, and I especially appreciate the attention you gave my grandson, Duncan. He had a great time!! Renee also enjoyed singing with your group (don't you want to take her on the road with you??). Renee has a picture of you that is quite good and says she will send it to you.
Once again, thank you, thank you, thank you!! Maybe we can do it again for my 75th birthday!
Congratulations! on the Harmon Drew Super Group being inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. This group has put Minden on the map for many years and we appreciate all of the positive publicity. You have served as a goodwill ambassador for Minden, as well as a positive role model for our young citizens through your music. I hope your future with the Harmon Drew Super Group will be full of many more years of excitement and gratifying moments.
Again, congratulations on this very deserving honor.
I cannot express enough "thank yous" to you and your band. Everyone at the wedding was really carried away with the music.
Jerry and I think the wedding was absolutely perfect and you were such a big part of it. There isn't a thing we would change.
Christi and Fred went to Spain with a layover in London. She called me at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning from London to say thank you again. She said it was the wedding of her dreams. That is what makes it all worth while.
Thank you for making the trip to Tyler and for everything. We really appreciate it.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. The music was great and your band is always so much fun. Obviously, a good time was had by all.
Thanks for being a part of such a fun evening. Charlotte was absolutely thrilled with her wedding reception - especially the band!
From a Happy Mama!
September 13, 2002
I am a little late in writing this letter to you, but my husband and I want to thank you for your great performance and your impeccable professionalism as leader of the Harmon Drew Super Group. We so enjoyed having you play at our daughter Emily's wedding reception. Emily had decided early on that it was very important to her to have a great band. When we told her we knew you from our seventies medical school dances, she was hooked! From our first communication with you, to our last, you and your band members were everything we expected in entertainment!... Thank you for a job well-done. You did everything exactly as you stated. It's so rewarding to do business with honorable and professional people. Everyone told us how much they enjoyed "the band" and we could tell by all of our guests who danced that they were enjoying your music immensely!
We wish you continued success as one of the premier bands of NW Louisiana, and I am sure you are booked for many months to come. We would highly recommend you to anyone who can afford you!!!
Thank you again for making Emily's and Stephen's reception a memorable event. Except for the A.C. not working, it was an otherwise perfect evening!
got back from our honeymoon late last night. We had a blast in Aruba.
We have the best wedding memories. Y'all did a fabulous job. I could
not have asked for more! Thanks so much. I hope that I get to hear y'all
again in the near future.
Hello to the great folks of Louisiana!
Just wanted you all to know
how much we enjoyed the great entertainment & colorful folks on
the recent cruise ship, Inspiration. I have ordered your cd & look
forward to receiving it. Your music really brought back a lot of memories
for my husband & I & just made the cruise unforgettable! Anytime
your are the in the Tarheel State, please get in touch!! You guys are
Thanks for the kind words. Your
music was everything we wanted and more. You made quite an impression
on our family and friends. You and your SUPER GROUP made the
evening. Hope to see you soon.
We recently heard your group
play at the Storms/James wedding and we loved your music. We were so
disappointed that you have a prior engagement on June 2nd. We are getting
married and didn't think we needed a band till we heard y'all play.
Do you have any recommendations of other bands that play your kind of
music? We would appreciate any suggestions. Y'all were great!
Thought you might like these pictures from the Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras. You all were GREAT! By far, the best Ball ever.
We would like to thank you and the rest of your band for playing at our wedding reception. Y'all are wonderful! Everyone had such a great time. We have enjoyed watching our video of the reception. Everyone was dancing and singing with the music. One of my biggest concerns about the reception was that not enough people would dance. I wanted everyone on the dance floor and because of the Harmon Drew band, they were!
Thank you for letting my uncle sing with the band. That was so much fun! Thanks again for helping to make it a night that we will never forget!
I just wanted to properly thank you for the wonderful music on Saturday. Also, thanks for being so patient with my daughter Mimi. Again, you added joy to our already joyous day.
Thank you and your group for being a part of Catherine's wedding and providing excellent music for the occasion. Barbara and I wish you and yours a Happy Holiday Season!
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your recent show at the Isle
of Capri on July 15. As a former member of the Country Connection band and the
White Sands band, I can really appreciate good music. You and your band
definitely play good music. I am full blooded country, but I really enjoyed the
old rock n roll and the other variety you did. I am looking forward to seeing
you again. Keep up the good work!
You guys were great Saturday!
Probably as a result of my brother's absence. You have a zillion people
on stage, I saw no slackers.