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The Keeshea Pratt Band

  • 04/25/2024
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • MULBERRY REC CENTER, 8445 SE 165th Mulberry Lane, The Villages 32162
  • 182

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WHO IS KEESHEA PRATT?

The Houston based, International Award Winning Keeshea Pratt Band possesses the skill and artistry reminiscent of Blues old school Motown; a rarity among bands of any genre today. The 9 piece musical collective, lends its energy and passion to traditional blues, contemporary blues and offers a preview to the future of blues. The musical artistry and dexterity of The Keeshea Pratt Band allows it to journey unapologetically across the genres of classical, jazz, Southern rock, soul, gospel, country and back again.

Keeshea Pratt is the siren featured on the microphone with soaring and soulful lead Mississippi inspired vocals. She is supported by a talented and diverse group of singers and musicians representing 5 states (Texas, California, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi) and Japan. The 4-piece horn section produces thrilling chorded in-sync rhythms that rival those of big bands. The make up of this phenomenal band is , Kiana Smith (Bassist and Vocals), Brian Sowell (Lead Guitar & Vocals), Eugene Botts (Keys & B3 Organ), Dan Carpenter (Saxophone), Brent Nabors (Baritone Saxaphone),  Misaki Nishidate (Trumpet), James Williams III (Trumpet), and Adrew Acuna (Drums)

In January 2018, The Keeshea Pratt Band secured first place in the Band Division for the 34th Annual International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, Tennessee. The polished professional soul stirring toe tapping performances assured the judges that KPB was primed to headline major festivals and concert stages as a noteworthy authority on the blues scene, nationally and internationally.  Since that time, they have travel the country performing on some of the biggest festival stages while “Keeping The Blues Alive”.

REVIEWS

Keeshea Pratt…what can I say? My girl is a force to be reckoned with!!! It’s obvious that she can sing… but Ms. Pratt is an incredible actress. Her understanding of the art is oh so present!!!
-Charnele Brown (Kimberly Reese of Hit 90’s sitcom “A Different World”)

From the first time I heard this woman on stage, I knew she was designed for a career in singing the Blues. I featured Ms. Pratt at the 2010 Jubilee Jam KoKo Taylor tribute. She gave nothing short of an excellent performance. There is nothing that can get in her way because she is destined for greatness. The world will know the name Keeshea Pratt.
-Eddie Cotton (International Blues Challenge Winner, 2015)

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