Johnny White and The Elite Band



The group features two powerful lead vocalists, Johnny White and Shirl, and three soulful female backup singers whose harmonies combine the smoothness of Luther Vandross with the soulfulness of Aretha Franklin. The band is also known for performing high energy choreography that provokes enthusiastic response from any audience. Johnny White & The Elite Band is one of the best dance show bands in the business today.

What Type Of Music Do They Perform? Johnny White & The Elite Band specialize in wedding receptions, conventions, corporate events, and all types of reunions. The group is famous for Monstrous Motown Medleys, and are also well versed in Top 40, Carolina Beach Music, R&B, Blues, Country, and Big Band. Their repertoire ensures that everyone has a little something to enjoy.

Where Have They Performed? This group has traveled the world over, performing and electrifying audiences everywhere. They have performed at such places and events as The Iditarod in Alaska , the MGM Grand Casino in Reno , Nevada , The Grand Prix in San Antonio , Texas , Opryland USA in Nashville , Tennessee , Sheraton World in Orlando , Florida , Sea World in Winterhaven , Florida , the Waldorf Astoria in New York and the Omni in Atlanta , GA.

What Are Some Of Their Accomplishments? Johnny White & The Elite Band have recorded on the Valle-dalle and the Elite record labels. Their single entitled “You” received recognition in the review section of Billboard. In 1996, The band was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Cammy Awards Committee for their thirty three years of service in the music industry, performing and preserving the tradition of Carolina Beach Music. Experience, versatility, showmanship, and professionalism are the keys to the group’s success. Seeing is believing!



Song List

Acoustic, Folk, and Blues
James Taylor - Your Smiling Face

Contemporary and Dance
Bobby Brown - My Perrogative
Cameo - Candy
Cameo - Single Life
Cameo - Sparkle
Cameo - Word Up
Dion - Because You Love Me
Earth, Wind, and Fire - In The Stone
Earth, Wind, and Fire - Let's Groove Tonight
Earth, Wind, and Fire - On Your Face
Earth, Wind, and Fire - September
Earth, Wind, and Fire - Shining Star
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage
Marcia Griffith - Electric Slide
Outkast - HEY YA
Outkast - I Like The Way You Move
Prince - 1999(2009)
Prince - Controversy
Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
Whitney Houston - I?ll Always Love You
Whitney Houston - I?m Every Woman
Whitney Houston - Same Script
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music

Country and Bluegrass
Alison Krauss - You Say Nothing At All
Bobby Womack - Harry Hippie
Bobby Womack - If You Think You?re Lonely Now
Bobby Womack - Looking For A Love
Bobby Womack - Nobody Want You
Bobby Womack - That's The Way I Feel About You

Modern, Alternative, and Classic Rock
Dazz Band - Whip It
Dennis Edwards - Don't Look Any Further
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Impressions - I?m So Proud
Impressions - It's Alright
Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful
Ohio Players - Fire
Ohio Players - Roller Coaster
Ohio Players - Skin Tight
Oleta Adams - Get Here
The Blues Brothers - Shout
The Gap Band - Burn Rubber
The Gap Band - Drop The Bomb
The Gap Band - Early In The Morning
The Gap Band - Outstanding
The Tramps - Disco Inferno
The Tramps - Hold Back The Night
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl

Motown, Oldies, and Beach
Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools
Aretha Franklin - Freeway of Love
Aretha Franklin - Natural Woman
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady
Aretha Franklin - Think
Four Tops - Baby I Need Your Loving
Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself
Four Tops - Same Old Song
Four Tops - Standing In The Shadows of Love
Gladys Knight and The Pips - Heard It Through The Grapevine
Gladys Knight and The Pips - Love Overboard
Gladys Knight and The Pips - Midnight Train To Georgia
Gladys Knight and The Pips - My Imagination
Gladys Knight and The Pips - Neither One of Us
Gladys Knight and The Pips - You?re The Best Thing
Isley Brothers - It's Your Thing
Isley Brothers - Who's That Lady
Matha Reeves and The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
Matha Reeves and The Vandellas - Heat Wave
Matha Reeves and The Vandellas - Jimmy Mack
Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
Sam and Dave - Hold On, I?m Coming
Sam and Dave - My Baby
Sam and Dave - Soul Man
Sam and Dave - When Something's Wrong
Sam and Dave - You Don't Know Like I Know
Spinners - Could It Be I?m Falling
Spinners - Cupid
Spinners - I?ll Be Around
Spinners - Mighty Love
Spinners - Sadie
Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
Supremes - Baby Love
Supremes - Back In My Arms Again
Supremes - Come See About Me
Supremes - Stop In The Name Of Love
Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go
Temptations - Ain't To Proud To Beg
Temptations - Beauty's Only Skin Deep
Temptations - Don't Look Back
Temptations - I Wish It Would Rain
Temptations - I?m Losing You
Temptations - My Girl
Temptations - Stay
Temptations - The Way You Do The Things You Do
Temptations - This Is My Promise
The Delfonics - Break Your Promise
The Delfonics - Didn't I Blow Your Mind
The Delfonics - La La La
The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
The Drifters - Up On The Roof
The Embers - I Love Beach Music
The O'Jays - Backstabbers
The O'Jays - I Love Music
The O'Jays - Love Train
The O'Jays - Money, Money
The Platters - Great Pretender
The Platters - Only You
The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
The Tyme - Ms. Grace
The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On
The Whispers - It's A Love Thing
The Whispers - Rock Steady
Wilson Pickett - 634-5789
Wilson Pickett - Don't Knock My Love
Wilson Pickett - Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally

R&B, Funk, and Disco
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Al Green - Love and Happiness
Barry White - Can't Get Enough of Your Love
Barry White - First, My Last, My Everything
Carl Carlton - Mama Jama
Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
Chaka Khan - Sweet Thing
Cheryl Lynn - Encore
Cheryl Lynn - To Be Real
Chic - Freak Out
Chic - Good Times
Chic - I Want Your Love
Clarence Carter - Strokin
Donna Summer - Bad Girl
Donna Summer - Finger On the Trigger
Donna Summer - Hard For The Money
Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood
Emotions - Best of My Love
James Brown - Sex Machine
Jeffery Osborne - Back In Love Again
Kool and The Gang - Celebration
Kool and The Gang - Funky Stuff
Kool and The Gang - Get Down Tonight
Kool and The Gang - Hollywood Swinging
Kool and The Gang - Jungle Boogie
Kool and The Gang - Ladies Night
Larry Graham - Just Be My Lady
Larry Graham - One In A Million
Lou Rawls - Stormy Monday
Lou Rawls - The Shadow of Your Smile
Luther Vandross - Here and Now
Luther Vandross - I?d Rather
Luther Vandross - Love The One You?re With
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
Marvin Gaye - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye - Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye - Pride and Joy
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
Marvin Gaye - Stubborn Kind of Fella
Pattie Labelle - Right Kinda Lover
Pattie Labelle - Talk About Love
Pattie Labelle - You Are My Friend
Peabo Bryson - Did You Ever Know
Peabo Bryson - My Heart Belongs To You
Rick James - Super Freak
Rick James - You and I
Sister Sledge - We Are Family
Stevie Wonder - I Wish
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Stylistics - Betcha By Golly, Wow
Stylistics - Stone In Love With You
Stylistics - Stop, Look, Listen
Stylistics - You Are Everything
Stylistics - You Make Me Feel New
Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie
The Commodores - Brickhouse
The Commodores - Easy
The Showmen - 39-21-40 Shape
The Tams - Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy
The Tams - I Been Hurt
Tyrone Davis - Can I Change My Mind
Tyrone Davis - Is It Something That She's Got
Tyrone Davis - Turn Back The Hands of Time
Vickie Sue Robinson - Turn The Beat Around
Vivian Green - Emotional Rollercoaster

Retro 70's and 80's
KC & The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
KC & The Sunshine Band - Shake Your Booty
KC & The Sunshine Band - That's The Way I Like It

Standards, Swing, and Jazz
Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
Brothers Johnson - Ain't We Funky Now
Brothers Johnson - Get The Funk Outta My Face
Brothers Johnson - Stomp
Dave Brubeck - Take Five
Duke Ellington - Satin Doll
Duke Ellington - Take The ?A? Train
Errol Garner - Misty
Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
Getz / Gilberto - Girl From Ipanema
Grover Washington - Mr. Magic
Henry Mancini - Make It Easy On Yourself
Natalie Cole - Our Love
Natalie Cole - Sophisticated Lady
Natalie Cole - This Will Be
Natalie Cole - Unforgettable

Other Songs
Blue Magic - I Just Don't Want To Be Lonely
Blue Magic - Side Show
Blue Magic - Stop To Start
Burt Bacharach - Make It Easy On Yourself
Emotions - I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love
Excape - Tonight
For Real - You Don't Know Nothing
Heather Headley - He Is
Heather Headley - I Wish
Jackie Moore - This Time Baby
Lakeside - All The Way Live
Lipps, Inc - Funkytown
Patrice Rushin - Forget Me Not
Patrice Rushin - Haven't You Heard
Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way