Southstreet Bio

Southstreet is a party/variety/dance band that has been around since 1985.  These guys cover Jimmy Buffett, Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Righteous Brothers, Brothers Johnson, John Fogerty, Elton John, Temps & Tops, Dion and the Belmonts, Beatles, Bob Seger, Brian Setzer, Black Crowes, Pink Floyd, Joe Cocker, Commodores, Conway Twitty, Van Halen, Van Morrison, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Village People, Donna Summer, Springsteen, Aerosmith, Abba, Devo, Techno & anything else that will get you on the dancefloor. There is a laptop full of party tunes to keep everyone in the dancing mood during band breaks.

Mike Sites on vocals, guitar and harmonica, and Jimmy Wank on vocals, drums and percussion were both members of the popular showband of the 70's and 80's Crossroads. Crossroads  toured the United States and Caribbean playing resorts, clubs and casinos.  Crossroads alumnus Frank ("Let me touch you") Faranda has traveled the world as musical director on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

; Chris McGorry writes, records and performs original music in The Day Rubies ; Miles ("But you don't understand") Bryant plays keyboards with Soldoutband thruout the Southeastern US ;John Pierson is in Nashville and toured with Nashville country artist John Berry; Jackie Browne drums for assorted swing and jazz groups in the Philadelphia area; Tom Fanty was playing with The SilverHawks ; Ken Dodds is living in Des Peres, Missouri; Debbie Miller is the mother of twins; Tommy Armer's last band was Line Drive; Steve "Mellonhead" Kelly is writing and playing in Texas and Michele Hendricks was a runner up in Lancaster Senior Idol.

When Crossroads split up in 1985 after a dozen years on the road, Sites and Wank continued playing locally and adopted the name Southstreet.

They released an EP of original tunes in 1986. Steve Liller, also from another great 80's band, Daddy C & The AllStars, joined later that same year as the keyboardist/vocalist. Several excellent bass players punched the band into the 90s. 1995 was a turning point when Southstreet was unable to find a suitable replacement for exiting bass player Bobby Frey. Since Stevie had been sequencing bass parts for his original projects for years, the band incorporated this technique and eliminated the need for a fourth member.

Because of the wide range and diversity of the boys, Southstreet has worked in every live music venue imaginable. Gigs under their belt include special events at Nissley Vineyards, The Historic Strasburg Inn Balloon Festival, Summer Concert Series at Manheim Central Park, East Petersburg Days and the Lancaster Red Rose Run; corporate functions for Armstrong World Industries, R.R. Donnelley, Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster Surgical Group, Hurley Industries, United Sleep Products and Rite Aid; private parties for the Lancaster Ski Club, Bent Creek and Inacom Information Systems; as well as the bread and butter of continual club work in the Lancaster, York, Reading, Lebanon, Downingtown and Harrisburg area.

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