Since April 25 1991, we've been blessed to play over 2600 shows, mostly in the Carolina's, with occasional stops in DC, VA, WV, FL,TN, GA and the Caribbean. This site will provide information on where we are, about the band and contact info. Check by often and we will keep you updated but NOT bombarded with news and updates on where you can visit us for the public shows!
The wide variety of songs and personalities, entertain the young and old and are what our friends and fans have come to expect at a show.
The band plays for many types of event including: Corporate outings, Festivals, Live After Five's, Wedding Receptions, two Divorce Parties, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Bar's, birthday's, fundraisers, theatre's, country clubs, Grand Openings, yadda!
For those who want more history, read on:
Rick Lee- Keyboards & Vocals - since 1991
Steve Long - Guitars & Vocals - since 1991
Eddy Howie - Bass & Vocals - since 1991
Don Leonard- Drums & Vocals - since 2000
Former members include:
Lynn Samples - Drums & Vocals - 1996-2000
Lee Kelley - Drums - 1991-1996 - lives in NASHVILLE TN and plays with everybody!
Chris Jennings - Guitar - Jan-August 1991- currently with THE FANTASTIC SHAKERS
Tim Clark - Lead dancer, I mean singer - January & February 1991 - has his own band named . . . you guessed it, THE TIM CLARK BAND
Gray Peck - THE BEST audio tech - April 1991 - passed away in May 1991 and will NEVER be forgotten!
2MS honorary member musicians who helped & help us out when needed:
John G Franklin
Prior bands we've played in:
STEVE - The Vandals, Stratus, Sugarcreek Reunion shows
DON - Captain Cook & The Coconuts, The Poor Souls, The Outlaws
EDDY - Sugarcreek, Jackie Wilson Tour, Fantastic Shakers, Pat Cray Band, Cabarrus Avenue
RICK - Sugarcreek, Images, Jackie Wilson Tour, Bad Boys Blues Band, Cabarrus Avenue, The Rivieras, Circus, The Centaurs, The Aqua Lads, Doug & The Soul Revue, The Phantom Raiders
Voted Top 5 in party/wedding reception bands in Charlotte many times, #1 a few years - as of 2017 2MS has played over 450 receptions from DC to Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia and of course, The Carolinas
Nominated for 2 Cammy Awards in 2009 with the Carolina Beach Music Association -
New Group of the Year
Collaboration of the Year -"One More Night" w\featuring Tim Clark on vocals
Won 2 Cammy Awards in 2014 with "Stepped Right Outta My Dream" - Song & Smoothie of the Year
Won "CBMA's Collaboration of The Year in 2015 w/Tim Clark for "Bring It On Back"
Won CBMS's Song & Smoothie of the Year in 2016 for "Melodies & Memories"
The 2MS Calendar is listed under "Events"!