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Big Woods Music, Christopher Royce: Our Bands & Artists

The Skydive Band

The Skydive Band is the music of the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s. The classic sounds of Motown, beach music, Memphis soul, rock & roll, classic rock & pop. We’re talking The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, The Drifters, Ray Charles, Elvis, The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Van Morrison, The Eagles, James Taylor, and many many more.

The Skydive Band is composed of a core trio of Christopher Royce: vocals, guitars, and guitar synthesizer, Bill Liles: keyboards, keyboard bass and vocals, and Tim Walker: bass, guitar, and vocals. To this can be added drums, Pete Albrecht, and/or saxophone/flute, Hugh Robertson and/or violin/fiddle and vocals, Warren Ferguson. Adding drums makes things more danceable with a stronger beat, if a little less soft (though Pete, unlike most drummers, can play softly). Saxophone/flute gives us more variety in the instrumental sound especially appropriate for jazz, classic R & B, beach, swing and instrumentals. Adding violin makes for a truly orchestral sound in the full ensemble.

The Skydive Band has been playing in the triangle area for over thirty years playing for wedding ceremonies and receptions, bar mitzvahs, birthdays, theme parties, business functions and promotions, dinners, Christmas parties, neighborhood block parties, church fairs, picnics and street fairs. They can go from soft easy listening to energetic dance music with ease. They are the perfect touch for any gathering.