Johnny White & The Elite Band Bio
Established Entertainers Eager to Excite
Operating out of Durham, NC, Johnny White & The Elite Band performs top-class wedding entertainment for music-loving newlyweds. Electrifying receptions across the nation, Johnny is committed to complementing his clients’ celebrations with his upbeat tunes. They specialize in an array of popular genres and are adept at keeping people moving. With years of experience and an extensive repertoire, this outfit will strive to give your once-in-a-lifetime event a soundtrack to remember. Johnny has been passionate about musical performance since his childhood. Drawing inspiration from his father, he soon developed into a talented multi-instrumentalist, spending his teenage years performing at talent competitions and special events. After discovering his natural gift for singing, he cultivated his skill for showmanship and transformed into the consummate entertainer couples know and love today. He has earned a wealth of acclaim both individually and with his Elite Band, including a Cammy Lifetime Achievement award. Renowned for his animated performative style, Johnny is dedicated to putting on a show. He is excited to meet you and get to know your favorite music. Motivated by seeing newlyweds dance, his setlist will echo your wishes. As a seasoned professional, he prides himself on arriving at an event promptly, ready to give you and your loved ones a superlative musical experience. Johnny White & The Elite Band offers a selection of services tailored to suit a range of preferences. They are a nine-piece group, featuring instruments including a keyboard, guitar, and percussion. From nostalgic tunes to smooth jazz, the band specializes in a wide array of popular genres. In addition to weddings, they also perform for parties, corporate events, and outdoor festivals. They can provide a host of state-of-the-art sound equipment for live music and optional DJ services. Excited to rock your reception, this exceptional troupe is dedicated to giving your celebration an unforgettable score. Their latest digital release entitled Let’s Dance(Come on, Come on)(REMIX), is available in all major digital outlets.
Yes I have always been interested in music. My dad was my inspiration. I remember going to the radio station to hear his gospel quartet sing “live” at age 5. The experience of seeing and hearing him sing caused me to knew what I wanted to do in life, follow in my father’s foot-steps and become a singer. From as far back as I can remember, I performed at various talent shows, even while in elementary school. In high school, I started a band called “The Fabulous Flames”, which was a spin-off of James Brown’s “The Famous Flames”. I was lead singer and trumpet player, along with a sax player, a trombone player, a four piece rhythm section), and two beautiful female background singers. The group dis-mantled when I enrolled in North Carolina College at Durham, what is now North Carolina Central University. I received a full four year scholarship and majored in Music.
Upon graduating from college, I applied for and received a position in Long Island, NY as the Director of Choral Music. I only taught in New York for a year. My overwhelming passion to do gigs, prompted me to move back to Durham, NC and form Johnny White and The Elite Band.
What are you working on now? Any future releases we can look
forward to? I am presently working on the video to go with my current release.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? My ultimate goal is to record albums and continue performing
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
Dealing with people who have a degree of integrity
How do you go about writing a song? Do you have a melody in
your head and then write the other music for it or what’s Your typical
I write songs based mostly on my and other people’s life experiences.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
It has impacted the music industry greatly by reducing the time it takes to get things done
List some famous musicians currently on your playlist
Bruno Mars, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Kool and The Gang, Luther Vandross, Gladys Knight, etc
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
Would you have any advice for young people wanting to follow
in your footsteps?
Yes be patient, never give up, and let God guide your way
If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be?
How do you feel about originality?
I think originality is great. All men are different and being able to create is unique.
Is there anything else we should know about you? or Something
that you would like to add?
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