CTO High Voltage®, a Florida wedding band, has earned a reputation for setting high standards in wedding and corporate event entertainment. Because the band frequently performs outside of Florida, you can experience the excitement of CTO High Voltage® anywhere! With CTO High Voltage®, your wedding or corporate event will be the most talked-about party in the social scene.
CTO High Voltage® electrifies special events with their lively performances. Five talented vocalists are backed by a world-class rhythm section and accented by one of the finest horn sections working today. The band's playlist is tailored to fit your event, from today's Top 40 artists to favorites from years gone by.
Meet CTO High Voltage® Wedding Band Leader and Band Members
Drum - BILL E. PETERSON
Bill opted to forgo a scholarship to Berklee College of Music; instead he signed with Furman University to play Division I soccer and pursue a liberal arts degree. After three years there, a Southern Conference Soccer Championship, and a performance with the South Carolina All-College Jazz ensemble, he transferred to the University of South Florida to complete his undergrad degree. There he was the drummer for the Jazz Ensemble and Combo I, performing with many renowned jazz artists including Ron Blake, Jon Faddis, Mulgrew Miller, Ira Sullivan, Marvin Stamm, and legendary drummer Louis Bellson. In his professional career, Peterson has played with regional and national artists including Kenny Drew Jr, Fred Johnson, The Platters, Charlie Brent, Doug Cameron, Ritchie Cole, Davell Crawford, Othello Molineaux, Luther Kent, Noel “Paul” Stookey, and Charo. Bill and his wife Sara live in South Florida with their three children.
Vocals - MARCI GIEBELS
“Marci G.” is a published songwriter and has contributed to the ABC-TV and MTV music libraries. Her voice can be heard both on the soundtracks of original series programming, and on commercial voice-overs and major market radio station imaging. When Marci isn’t singing or talking, she is writing. Marci’s third novel won an award from The Florida Author’s and Publisher’s Association in 2018. A SUNY Albany grad, Marci has been singing with CTO High Voltage® since 2009. She resides in South Florida with her husband, two children, and a doodle.
Bass, Guitar, Keys, Vocals - DAVID C. JOHNSON
Our talented Bass, Guitar, Keyboard and Vocalist David C. Johnson, was born in Detroit, Michigan. His first instrument was the piano which he began studying when he was 7 years old. At age 11 he taught himself the bass guitar, and it was evident to his family and friends by that time that music was his calling. After performing in the Detroit area, he began working with a band in southwestern Florida in 1989. David is now considered one of southwestern Florida’s premier musicians, and is especially known for his bass. Since 2000, David has toured and worked with the Grammy Award winning legends, The Neville Brothers. Now he plays with The Aaron Neville Quintet, focusing on Bass, Vocals and Keys. Some notable performances include appearances on Steven Colbert, CBS This Morning, David Letterman, Jay Leno, the Today Show, Ellen DeGeneres, and The Martha Stewart Show.
Guitar,Bass,Keys, Vocals -STEVE McDOUGALL
Steve is the founding member of High Voltage and the bandleader. After playing various instruments for the top bands around South Florida, he assembled an all-star lineup and applied his business acumen for a product that has been growing and thriving since 2004. Steve’s musical abilities haven taken him to Bermuda, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and all over the United States. He has shared the stage with Darius Rucker, Percy Sledge, Gary Puckett and members of both AC/DC and Steely Dan. Although Steve has performed for countless public figures, he knows that every guest list is comprised of very important people looking forward to a five-star entertainment experience.
SAXOPHONE - DAN HALGUS
Dan is a third-generation sax player, following in both his grandfather and father’s footsteps. Starting in the school band, Dan loved trying to learn all the popular sax music of the time. His first chance to play in public came at a local Ft. Myers jam session while still in high school. The session’s regular sax player (Archie Griffin) took Dan under his wing, showed him the ropes, and was an incredible inspiration. Dan was hooked and began working professionally. His musical career has taken him to tropical destinations like Aruba and Cancun, and from Florida to New York with stops at major venues in between. Dan has been lucky enough to play with the musicians of High Voltage in different settings since the early ’90s. Dan enjoys a variety of music styles, with his favorites being Jazz and R&B.
KEYBOARDS - William Bradford (Brad) Brown
Brad learned to play the organ at an early age, debuting on the pipe organ with the Cleveland Orchestra under the direction of George Szell at the age of fifteen. At this same time, Brad embarked on a full time career as a church organist.
After a live radio concert, some local musicians contacted him to see if he had any interest in playing with a band. This was the beginning of the Dazz Band, and Brad’s love for all forms of live music. Brad went on to join the United States Army Band, performing primarily on the east coast of the US, then one year in Korea.
After the military, Brad attended Michigan State University, where he joined The Toys, with whom he worked in Japan for several years. After being back in the states for less than a week, Brad was called to work on cruise ships, based out of Puerto Rico. When the cruising life became tiresome, he moved to Florida where he works as a church music director and highly sought-after keyboard player.
Vocals - LONZA BARTLETT
It was Lonza’s work with Manchild featuring Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds that lead to the opportunity to tour with the Platters Legacy group founded by Wilson Williams. Singing hits like, "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "The Great Pretender," and "Only You (and You Alone)" to fans worldwide was an honor. Lonza’s roots are in gospel music and he has worked with Kirk Franklin among other greats from that genre. Lonza’s record label, Elanje Records, Inc., gives him the chance to stretch his incredible talent and create music that moves his soul. He has toured extensively throughout Europe and at home in the United States.
Why Choose CTO High Voltage® Band for Your Wedding Party?
CTO High Voltage® Band's repertoire can be tailored to fit your elegant wedding or branded corporate event. You will enjoy musical stylings from today's hottest Top 40 artist as well as favorites from years gone by.
Song List of CTO High Voltage® Wedding Band.
This is a list of standards that CTO High Voltage normally chooses from. They are capable of playing virtually any standard but are rarely called upon to play more than a handful on any given night. If you have specific requests that you would like to hear at your event, please let us know and we will be sure to include it. Most dance songs at your event will come from the most popular newer songs combined with the best hit songs of all time. Our band has the versatility to play songs from every genre.
What People say Regarding CTO High Voltage® Wedding Band?
Mike Story - I always look forward to dancing at Naples Beach Hotel in winter with CTO High Voltage!
Pierre R. Brault - Absolute one of the best bands I have seen in a. A very long time. They play a 4-hour concert at Altamonte Springs, Fl.
Stacey Allison Guerra reviewed High Voltage Band - This band is energetic and fun with incredible musicians and vocals! They have a vast repertoire and a fantastic sound. I would recommend them for any event.
Michael Howard reviewed High Voltage Band-It is always a good time when High Voltage is in the house. Be ready to dance.
Any additional information about band members - bios, background, experience, how long they've been performing together, how many weddings they've performed
CTO High Voltage® has over 300 songs in their portfolio to choose from.
How to Contact CTO High Voltage® Wedding Band in Philadelphia
CTO High Voltage® Wedding Band brings the dance music, ballads, and dinner music to your party, reception or event! Give us a call at (215) 220-9928 or simply fill out our contact form!
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